Congrats to Myron Rolle!

Congratulations to Myron Rolle - a Florida State student and prominent football player - who won the Rhodes Scholarship yesterday. He's the first football player in 25 years to be awarded the scholarship and the Seminole Nation is very proud of him.

Friday Fill-In

1. The last band I saw live was The Police.
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the parade and all-I-can-eat mashed potatoes.
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is behind schedule.
4. Thoughts of sleeping in fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear sandals.
6. Bagpipes should be played by hot Scottish men with nice legs.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to peace and quiet, tomorrow my plans include lunch with Vicki and dinner with Nicholas and Sunday, I want to see a movie!

Where In The World Is Jill?

It was a whirlwind week!

Tuesday, Veteran's Day, started very early for a trip to Philadelphia, PA. It was very appropriate to be in the city where the birth of our country took place.

We saw Independence Hall

The Liberty Bell
The Korean Memorial
The Vietnam Memorial
And we enjoyed Martha's Ale at The City Tavern (established in 1773)

A little work was even accomplished before the sightseeing.

Wednesday was a little more work and flight back to Atlanta.

Thursday night DF Heather, her DH Michael, and I went to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour Show. It was fantastic!
Our seats were great

The dancing was fabulous!

Heather and I did a lot of screaming. We hung out after the show for 45 minutes hoping to see the dancers - Heather was waiting to see Gev and I was waiting to see Joshua and get a picture with him. Tiredness (and age?) eventually won out and we headed home before they came out. The crowd waiting was still large. I'm very jealous of those young and rested enough to stick it out.

Friday I headed to Tallahassee for Homecoming. I was barely functioning by the time I arrived.

Saturday DF Teresa and I went to Wooly Bully and Really Knit Stuff. We managed to help out the local economy with a few purchases. Then we met up with Selena and her DH Kevin to go to the football game.

Teresa and I stopped by to say hello to Renegade and Renegade-in-training

Aren't they beautiful?! Teresa and I were even in the tunnel when the team came off the field from warm ups and Renegade and Chief Osceola went on to the field. We were definitely in the spirit!

It was a black out game.
The Marching Chiefs don't have black uniforms
The game did not go the way that we wanted, but we had fun.

Sunday it was back to Atlanta to start this week - and catch up on some sleep.

Happy Veterans Day

I'd like to thank all those who have served and are serving. I know many veterans and appreciate the time that they gave to protect the country and the rights that I enjoy everyday.

Ye Shall Prosper - October Goal

The October goal for our Ye Shall Prosper Stitch Along was to complete the front of the needlebook. A little late for me, but I did manage to finish it. Technically the design part was completed on time and then I started the chain stitch border which took longer than I planned.

One day this may be an actual functioning needlebook. I love this fabric, it is subtly overdyed and it really adds a nice texture to the piece.

It's already November 10, so I need to start on the November goal quickly.

I'm off to Philly early in the am, so early that it's really part of the night not the morning!

We Have A Winner

Thank you for participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the winner is.....Jennie! Jennie was a faithful clicker on the breast cancer site and was also faithful about commenting and blogging.

Jennie send your snail mail address to me at jillnoleatgmaildotcom.

There is a new goal for November at thebreastcancersite, so I hope that everyone continues to click.