Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Market Song, a new start and my dogs

The following is to be sung to the tune of Leaving on a Jet Plane.

Oh my bags are packed I'm ready to go.
I'm waiting here beside the door.
I can't wait for my ride to be here.
But that won't be for hours yet
So until then I'll browse the net
Already I'm so anxious I could cry....

So I'll post this song on my blog
Nashville Market here I come
My Dear Hubs had better let me go
Cause I'm leaving in a Blazer 
I'll be in the car for thirteen hours
Oh friends I can't wait to go...  

There's going to be a lot of pretty things
It'll be so hard to pick and choose
I'll tell you now I might keep them for myself
Every place I go I'll think of you
Every chart I buy I'll buy for you
When I get back we'll have a Market night 

So I'll post this song on my blog
Nashville Market here I come
My dear hubs had better let me go
Cause I'm leaving in a Blazer
I'll be in the car for thirteen hours
Oh friends I can't wait to go...

Now the time has come for me to leave you
One more minute and I will post this
Close your eyes and I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
The sights, the sounds, the charts galore
About the times I won't have to say

So I'll post this song on my blog
Nashville Market here I come
My dear hubs had better let me go
Cause I'm leaving in a Blazer
I'll be in the car for Thirteen hours
Oh friends I can't wait to go....

Cause I'm leaving in a Blazer
I'll be in the car for thirteen hours
Oh friends I can't wait to go...

Okay, how many of you actually sang that??  I sang it for Dan.  He told me not to quit my day job.  Ouch!!  He's going to miss me while I'm gone the rat bastard. (said with much love and affection) 

I guess you've guessed by now that I am leaving for Nashville in the morning.  My bags are packed and waiting at the front door.  The laundry is done, the house is clean and Amy is coming home for the weekend to help Dan with the dogs.  Not that Dan couldn't take care of them himself but I haven't been away from Rags since we got her and she is very attached to me.  We're not sure how she's going to react to my being gone. Hopefully she'll take it in stride.  I haven't posted a pic of her since right after we adopted her so I snapped a couple of her today.  She always looks like she's just crawled out from under a rug.  That hair is something else!  She's settled in quite nicely and I can't imagine life without her.

Look mom, I killed it dead!
The first year I went to Nashville, Gracie Lou went missing.  They couldn't find her anywhere.  They called and called for her but she was no where to be found.  Where did she turn up you ask?  Somehow she had gotten inside the TV armoire, had crawled over all the dvd's and was cowering in the back.  We've never figured out how she managed that Houdini trick but she handles my absence just fine these days.  She went to the groomer's today and since she's looking so spiffy I'll share a pic of her too.

In stitching news...I finished my Strawberry Hill Sampler but haven't taken a picture of it yet.  I want to finish finish it before I do.  And instead of going back to Holly Berry Farm or one of the other millions of WIP's I have running amok around here I instead started Midnight Watch by BlackBird Designs.  I want to stitch a few Halloween things this year and chose that one to start with.  I haven't gotten too far but I'm pleased with my progress considering the amount of time I've had to stitch.  Sorry for the wrinkles.  No time to iron it.  I'm not sure of the color name but it's on 40ct. over 2 using the called for fibers.

That's all I have for now.  I'm going to go sit and dig through my stuff to see what project I want to take with me to Nashville just in case I actually have some time to stitch. Usually we sit in the lobby and watch everyone come and go on Friday and I generally will do a bit of stitching at that time so if you're heading to Market too and see me sitting there please come over and say hi!

See ya when I get back!





MommyDearest said...

oh good grief!! Now I have that song stuck in my head!! Thanks Julie!! I am so not ready to go..I am not packed, I still have clothes in the dryer....and have not decided on what project to take just in case we get time to's not like there will be any cross stitch around to !! LOL!
Gracie and Rags look so cute! You should post the pic of Rags on Facebook so Wag n Train can see how happy she is!!
Guess I will see you in a little over 10 hours!! I'm excited..except about the 26 hours of driving time!! LOL!! Wonder if we will still like each other after being in a car together for 26 hours?? LOL!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I am jealous!! The rat bastard comment made me laugh out loud!! Hope you have a blast!!

moosecraft said...

Oh man... swing by my house and pick me up? You can bungee me to the top of the blazer... lol! Great song! I'd be singing the whole way there! Lucky you! Pups are so cute! Great start on Midnight Watch... i have that one in my stash too and keep meaning to stitch it up. I did hook a rug of it though. Can't wait to see what you find at Market!

santadeb said...

Song is too funny Julie, you know Connie will take it with her and you will be hearing it eventually! Have a safe and great time, the three of you...oh my!
New pup is too cute and so glad no drama adjusting and hopefully while you are gone also.

pam said...

Jealous! You should hear the song I have written for the funky flowers piece- to the tune of play that funky music white boy-grand funk railroad I believe.

Peg said...

I too am now singing the song in my head! lol.. Have a good time at market, and try to show a little restraint!

Loving the pictures of the puppers, so adorable and oh my that Gracie, she will keep you on your toes for sure.


Melody said...

Loved your song. Too funny. Your dogs are so cute. I am sure they will miss you. Have a great time in Nashville!! What fun that will be, seeing all the new goodies!

Carol said...

What a great rendition of that song, Julie! I know every stitcher in the world is envious of your trip--can't wait to see what goodies you find :)

Kimmie said...

Fabulous puppies!!!!!!!

Love the stitchie start!!!

Vickie said...

Hello Julie! I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. You can thank your dogs for that!! ;) I am a dog lover extraordinaire. Gracie Lou is so sweet. Rags. Oh. My. Goodness. Can you get any cuter than that?