Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 1st... It all begins today

Ok first


In California May Day (May 1st) was the day you gave or received anonymous flowers from someone. I don't think they do that here in New York though, at least it hasn't happened even once since I moved here in 1980.

Here is where I'd put up a really pretty picture of flowers for each of you except I can't. I am actually blogging from the laptop and I have no pictures stored on here yet nor do I know how to store them here yet so my hands are tied. So close your eyes and picture your favorite flower, can you smell the fragrance too? Well consider them a gift from me, OK?


Today is day 1 of my month long contest for May. I plan on having a winner at the end of each week like I have done in the past. This weeks winner, thanks to KatieO will receive a set of handmade stitch markers. I'd link you to Katie's blog and Etsy store but I don't know how to get that info yet since it's all saved on the desktop computer, LOL.

Today's assignment is:


What is one thing you would like to add to your knitting supplies/gadgets/etc?

Post your answer in the comments section and receive an entry in this weeks contest.

I'll have more information added to the sidebar tomorrow about the prizes etc.

Adam came today, he fell down a flight of stairs. His mom said he tripped on his shoelaces. Thank God he was only scraped up no broken bones. I know there were Angels watching over him today. After the emergency room he wanted to come to Nana's. He played on the computer all afternoon, he is really good at navigating around now, a pro for sure. I can't believe how fast he grew up on me.

Ok I'd love to stay on here and play more but I am tired and need to get to sleep.

I should know results from my blood work tomorrow hopefully it's all good. I'll keep you all posted.

Luk 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Still no Laptop

Ahh the semi annual DR visit is over. I was able to fast all day so I could get my blood work done while I was there. I should know on Thursday the results. They are checking to see if I need the preventative gout medicine and also to make sure the kidneys are still functioning correctly.

Hopefully after Thursday my face will be resembling that of Adams Rescue pack, LOL

On the way to the DR the gas light came on in the car. My husband was so angry at my kids for using the gas that when we stopped to get some before going up the hill to the DR office he couldn't even pump in a full gallon of gas. I of course was chuckling inside. He so needs to chill, right Shelly? On the way home we stopped again and the tank drank up $42.06 worth of it. Too funny if you ask me.

This is the zigzag diamond dish cloth we made last month that Melanie was a life saver in getting me the pattern lines since I couldn't get on line to get them myself. I like how it turned out.

I have sure been cold all day today. I am thinking of heading to bed early and snuggling up in a blanket. I might even let the cat sleep with me tonight to warm me up a little. Maybe...

Until then remember every day is a gift, make the most of it.

2Cr 9:15 Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Surprize guest

Well I went to bed with thoughts of trying to sort through the umpteen boxes of mail and junk that has accumulated since I have been out of commission. But we all know what happens to best laid plans, right?

Woke up with "the curse" which usually knocks me down for the count anyway. Then the phone rang and Adam was coming off the bus here today, his mom had a DR appt. I guess. So instead of de-cluttering I played with Adam all day.

Adam also took it upon himself to decorate our Bathroom door with his chalk. You can;t really see it in the picture but when you are sitting on the throne and see this artwork from an angle it looks like the angry face of Homer Simpson or a cartoon cat. LOL.

For those of you who haven't access to Ravelry here is the completed pair of Toddler socks I made with the Cascade Fixation sock yarn. I love them, I sure wish the pictures came out better.

I go to the Dr's Tuesday night for my semi annual physical and blood work. Hopefully we can discuss the preventative medicines available to stop anymore gout episodes. I also want to talk to him about my future weight loss options. I really hate going to the Dr cause they aren't very nice to me but it must be done I guess.

Well I can't sit here much more... still no laptop yet.

I'll be checking in again tomorrow.


Act 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm still here

Yep I am still here. The computer hasn't died again. I however am not able to sit here long so I am staying away most of the time and just coming to blog and check emails until the laptop is delivered. I see that it has shipped so it won't be long. Maybe even in time for the May BLOG contest. Hard to believe it's almost contest time again. Wow did April fly by or what?

Here is a picture of the 10 charity afghans I have sewn together and crocheted since February. 4 are for Close Knit Hugs and 6 so far for VJG.

Before I finished the Yoyo afghan Adam was playing with the beginning strips, he loves the colors. He thought it was a scarf, doesn't he look cute?

I made it to church today and it felt great. My foot was a little sore from sitting without it being up but it wasn't bad at all.

I am working on fish for a fish afghan now for VJG, I figure I will need about 90-100 fish for a blanket, and I am on fish #23.

Not much else is new around here, my sons art show went well and he even was given several awards. I wish I could have been there to see him get them. Maybe next time.

I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of Spring... we are in for some rainy weather and colder this week, but that's OK. Winter is over and I can take a couple colder days knowing that the worst is behind us now.

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes and cards I received in the mail, You may never know how much it has all meant to me but I pray God blesses you all for your awesome kindness and friendship.

See you all tomorrow, maybe even from my new PINK laptop.

Num 21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I'mmmmm Baaaaacck

Well "First, I got tonsillitis, followed by appendicitis and pneumonia. After that I got erysipelas with hemachromatosis. Following that I got poliomyelitis and finally ended up with neuritis. Then they gave me hypodermics and inoculations."

You must be thinking... "Boy, she had quite a time!"

But all I have to say is "I thought I'd never pull trough that spelling test."

No seriously... Gout is nothing to laugh about. I have been burned in a fire, suffered cellulites and had natural child birth more then once with no pain meds, but this is the worst pain I have even endured. The hospital has those smiley face pain charts ranging from 1 to 10, well I told them I was off the chart at about 30. I still have pain, but it's now a comfortable 5 and I can walk without assistance from the walker. I no longer feel like I am 89 years old.

As for the computer issues, well my son got this one to work after cleaning out the 7 feet of dust that collected inside of it. Not sure if it will last but I am thankful to be online at least.

My mom has ordered me a laptop from Dell that I will have 12 months to pay off. Financially it will be a struggle but it is necessary because sitting here at the desk is not helping the foot pain at all. It should be here the first week of May, thank you Jesus.

I am planning on getting to church tomorrow, I have missed 2 Wednesdays and a Sunday and that's more then I can take. I even managed to take a shower tonight so I wouldn't have to aggravate the foot in the morning before hand.

I have uploaded some pictures onto Ravelry of the stuff I've been doing since I have been bed bound. I will post them here too over the next few days for those who can't see Ravelry stuff.

Adam was here for the weekend and it was great to see him again. Life is good.

I hope to get to everyones Blogs again as soon as I get the laptop up and running until then at least I can blog. Woo Hoo.

Psa 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Y'all just rock

Nice to know I wasn't the only one who was having issues, excpet that means well, we were ALL suffering, which isn't okay with me.

So there.

From somebody who doesn't blog but once a week....this twice a day thing is a serious brain drain! Now, I know I don't have to do both every day, but get that through this thick skull of mine.

On the up side, AK is a crocheting/knitting frenzy. Right now I'm listening to her talk about the afghan she's working on for Close Knit Hugs. All I can think is that I can't follow the words, and a picture does so much. Ugh. Oh well. Things will be fixed when they are fixed. Apparently I'm supposed to use my imagination just like they did in the days of radio dramas!

Sleep Tight!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So, Blogger has an attitude.

I typed a dumb post, it said there was an error and there is no new post.


I love technical difficulties, don't you?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Y'all ain't gonna believe this sheet!

Sorry. I had cuss. I put words in Kathy's mouth that she didn't say. However, there are fewer calories in my words than food. Ha. Battle won.

Anyway, foot still hurts, but I can tell a difference in her voice. I'm taking it as an improvement. Walking is still limited to the most direst of circumstances (ie dewatering)

On the way back from the little girls room (yep, I bought her a pink shower curtain one year from the dollar store to yank the men's chain) AK decidided to visit her trusty but neglected friend. It was so lonely, it died. Death by dust or desolation? We'll never know. So. Now I have NO IDEA as to her new and improved (???) return date to the computer. Harumph. So much for mechanical things not having feelings.


*****beep beep da da beep beep********

This is a message. A message from the Aunt Kathy Warning System. This is not a test. Repeat: This is NOT a test. You must. I repeat you MUST DUST your computer tower faithfully. Failure to do so my cause irreversible damage and harm to hard drive. Repeat: This is a message from the Aunt Kathy Warning System. This is NOT a test.


Monday, April 21, 2008

There WAS a doctor in the house

and AK got to see him. Whoop whoop!

Thanks to Dr. Dreamy (okay, I have no report on his looks, but he listened, acted gave a dx, AND he didn't blame it all on the ever favorite excuse.


Gout + arthritis = more pain than one woman should have to withstand for excessive amounts of time.

Mary Ann - AK's on pregnosone too. You too can have a good time witching about the crazy effects real soon.

AK thanks all for prayers and support!

Hopefully before the week is out, you'll have to come to my place to hear me babble, and you'll all get what you're looking for here, AK!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Oh wow, I'm really a bad sub blogger.

Yeah. I rock. I just typed out this huge thing thinking I was on my blog. Oh well. I tried to cut. We'll see if it's still there when I get over to my place.

As you can tell, pain is still the game.

Thanks for putting up with me in the meanwhile!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Okay, I'm not sure how in the heck this counts for AK's

365 day/year blogging. But I'm game to keep it alive.


No change with the foot.

Upside: She's a captive audience
Downside: It sucks


Now, do I go blog nothing on my site too?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Jim's art show

I am still immobile but I didn't want to miss a day of blogging, it's my only connection right now to friends and family that I am still alive.

My oldest son Jim is having his art shown next week and since I can't walk he was nice enough to take some pictures so I could see what he was making. I decided to share them all with you. He has a political type of satire to most of them, could be offensive to some but he is young and it's art, what else can I say? Can't tell you the names of them or their hidden meanings I'll just let you go where ever it takes you.

This is the invitation. My son is the man in the top middle picture.

If my foot is still swollen like this tomorrow I may finally break down and go to the emergency room. I don't expect them to do anything for me but I will go anyway.

I miss reading all your blogs, but I;ll be back soon. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes, I am so blessed by you all.

Isa 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

If I were a horse...

If I were a race horse, they would have shot me by now. OUCH. I actually felt a little better this morning but it's back to BAD already.

I've got the foot on ice, elevated, only walking to go to bathroom, and taking OTC pain meds every 2 hours rotating between motrin and tylenol. So far no real pain relief.

I even had my husband try pushing me in the desk chair to the bathroom yesterday, didn't work well, in fact if someone video taped it I bet I would have won the million on Funniest Home Videos.

Tried to hook up my sisters laptop so I could post and read blogs etc but I can't get it to go online. I am so sad.

Thanks Shelly for blogging for me and Melanie for calling me and giving me the newest rows on the KAL.

Here's another video of Adam, hoping it's the last and the next blog will be a real one from me.

Isa 35:6 Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm lame

Still can't walk, praying for a fast healing though, OUCH. Adam wanted to come over and I had to turn him down, he sounded so sad.

Here is a video his mom took, it's short and a little dark but cute.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Still picture blogging

Still out of commission

So more pictures of Adam, my only reason to smile at the moment

If still no improvement tomorrow there will be a couple videos.





Deu 8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A few photos to share

Well I won't be blogging too much today. I am suffering from that blasted foot pain I get for no apparent reason. It hurts just to sit with my foot touching the ground.

So just a few photos to share today, hope you enjoy. There are more from where these came from. LOL




Oh and in case you missed it Shelly is having a RANDOM contest over on her blog. Make sure to check it out

Have a great night everyone, hopefully I can check out the blogs and stuff tomorrow.


Psa 77:11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello Jelly Bean

Well this has been a long day. I am finding myself a little on the worn for wear side, if you know what I mean. Like a favorite sheet that you can see through in several spots. I even took an hour nap this afternoon but it didn't really help much.

Still making blankets. Almost finished with the Maggie Mix (#3 for Close Knit) and should have a picture of that tomorrow. Then I can start getting the last 3 colors of yoyo's for VJG #6.

I think Adam is coming down Monday with his momma to visit for awhile. Not sure why, it's out of the norm for her. She wanted to come this morning but I was on my way to church. I offered to bring them with me but she wasn't up for it I guess.

I had a few church people tell me I was looking like I lost weight today, I don't think so, I've been losing and gaining the same 2 pounds all month. Maybe it was the Spring type clothes I was wearing instead of my thermal looking long sleeved dress I have worn for months now.

Not much is new around here at all... have any of your heard of Michael Buble? He was just here in concert and I guess from what I heard he is pretty good and there was quite a crowd there. I haven't heard him sing yet but I am curious.

That said, I think I'll hit the hay and get some sleep. I see a busy day ahead tomorrow.

Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cheeto Smoochies

Here are a couple more pictures of Adam from yesterday.

He was eating Cheeto's, that's why his mouth is all orange, lol.
I am calling this picture Cheetos Face

And this one Smoochies (he was blowing me a kiss)

Speaking of cute kid pictures, when the boys were cleaning this week they came across a picture I took of them and my niece Autumn, oh I'd say maybe 13 years ago. I think it was Halloween time and they were all taking Tae Kwon Do lessons and they were going to a costume party.

It's a good laugh. They are appalled I am blogging this picture, lol. But I think they were cute. They didn't win the costume contest though, a kid dressed as Alfalfa from Little Rascals won.

I finished 2 more colors of yoyo's today, only three colors left and I can start connecting them together.

I also am over halfway through a third blanket for Close Knit Hugs.

Before the end of this week they should both be done and that will total 9 blankets since February and I am going to try to piece together one more for Close Knit Hugs before I mail her the blankets back. I have an idea and hope I can get it together for her.

Tomorrow is church and then NOTHING. DH is working so I will have the afternoon alone. Maybe I'll take a nap. If I had a trustworthy tub, I'd take a long hot bubble bath.

I so want to make a pair of socks soon... maybe next week.

Have a good night.

Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wuz a Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, so fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy was he

Well Adam arrived around 3Pm, walked in and saw Hannah and Colin ans was excited from the git go.

However, he looked a little different. Where did my little baby boy go and who was this kid who walked in?????

Angie (Adam's momma is on the left) and the smiling boy I barely recognized. LOL

A close up of the Fuzzy haircut.

I have more pictures but I'll save them until tomorrow

I did finish Maggie Light tonight, here is a picture. I am still trying to figure out where I can put these blankets to get a good flat photo of them.

It was a crazy day, have Hannah and Colin most of the afternoon, then Adam. My phone ended up in the garbage, blah blah.

If I wasn't so tired and sore I'd go into more detail.

But alas Shelly is ordering me to bed, she says I sound past the moment of decision. And she's putting her foot down.

More tomorrow, I hope.

PS MaryAnn (Ibby) is home, thank you Jesus for healing her and bringing her home.

Jer 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

♫ ♪ ♫ Whistle while you work ♫ ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Work your fingers to the bone what do you get?...... Boney fingers... Boney fingers ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Slam your fingers on a plane what do you get?.... Broken fingers, Broken fingers ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
(That's for you Katie O)

Don't know why that song ended up in my head but it did.

It's been a silly day from last nights mission to SAVE ELLA

To the fact that I've managed to edge, sew together and border an afghan all in one day today. Yeah I've been working my fingers to the bone for sure.

Here is a picture of Close Knit Hugs blanket #1, I'm calling it Maggie Dark. Try not to notice the mail on the side I am ignoring, lol and the clutter of yarn for the yoyo's and stuff on the side. I wasn't able to crop it. Oh well.

I think all went well with the people who came to see if we might qualify for home improvements paid for by the town if the grant is approved. If it does and we are chosen it would be $25,000. Oh I pray this is the answer to my prayers. We need so much work and have no money at all. God works in mysterious ways for sure.

Not much else is new here, I have another blanket to do tomorrow for Maggie and then back to YoYo's.

I so want to make a pair of new socks, especially after seeing Melanies blog today. But I MUST finish the charity stuff first.

See you all tomorrow after Adam falls asleep.

Psa 62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What's Up Doc?...For Pete's Sake

Does anyone remember those movies from the 60's or the 70's with Barbra Streisand? Stupid silly comedies but for some reason they popped in my mind just as was about to start to blog.

Speaking of blogging, I was talking to Shelly tonight about the RSS feeds to the blogs and I was wondering how many of you use them? Katie told me about it when she was here visiting and now I am using it and it's wonderful. Within minutes I can see when any of you have blogged. it sure saves time having them all in one place and with just a hover over with my mouse I can see if you have updated. Prior to this I used Ravelry and that was great, until they started lagging a day or more behind sometimes. And then there were the friends who aren't on Ravelry. So the question arose do these take up memory on your computer? Hmm I have no idea.

I have completed Yoyo's for three of the 8 colors for the VJG afghan #5.

I am ready to sew together the squares for 2 Close Knit Hugs blankets tomorrow.

Received a phone call today because of an inquiry I made to apply for a grant to fix up some of the things that need to be fixed in this house. They are coming by tomorrow to make a assessment. If this goes through the next time Katie or anyone else comes to visit they can actually use the shower in my house instead of going next door to my sisters house. No this really happened.

No pictures again today but tomorrow I will have hopefully 2 afghans to show you, but definitely 1 for sure.

I guess that's about it for me... I have a lot of things to ponder before I fall asleep.

Good night friends.
Pro 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Stairway to where??? Reality TV???

Yes you guessed it Tuesday has come and gone and I have again climbed the stairs so I could watch Biggest Loser. If only I could lose like they are it would make it that much more fun, huh?

It's very quiet around here, no contest=no comments.

I don't blame you all... same old same old around here.

******************PRAYER REQUEST***********************
MaryAnn (Ibby) has ended up back in the hospital, the pneumonia came back. Hopefully she can come home tomorrow, but if you are a praying person, I hope you will join me in asking God for a complete and fast healing in our friends body.

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for never leaving the side of MaryAnn and for providing for her the best doctors care she can get. We thank You for resting her body, mind and spirit and removing all sickness from her even now as we pray. Bless her and her family while they wait for the miracle of healing. In the name of Jesus, the Healer, we pray. Amen.

******************THANK YOU*******************************

Well it's late and I am heading to bed. Another busy day ahead, of doing the same thing I've been doing. LOL

Psa 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Monday, April 7, 2008

I'm YoYoing and it's not a diet.

Wow can a weekend with a three year old really wear someone out completely? I have pretty much stayed off the computer all day. I managed to get the toys picked up, the dishes washed, and my mattress flipped and the bed changed.

In between all that I have also been crocheting Yoyo's. I need quite a few. I made 120 today and have another 3 days at least to go. So far I have 60 purple and 60 orange made up.

I received a box from Maggie today with two afghans to sew together

****and her computer went awol with her phone, so I'm sitting here talking to her on her cell getting ready to release this blog. We wouldn't want to mess up the 365 blog thing, now would we! Have a great day! ~shelly, aka kadezmom****

Sunday, April 6, 2008

It's finally finished

OK OK Here it is... Finally finished. I apologize in advance though my camera stinks. The pictures are blurry and well just don't do this colorful afghan justice.

No I have not ordered a new camera yet, but I am this close... can you see me squeezing my fingers together???

Being held up by my son Jim (under protest lol)

Another view... see how blurry???

A close up of the squares, they are mostly race cars and balloons, but there is one whale, one basketball hoop and one clown face.

Adam did come to church with me today and he was so good. Everyone was all over him and they just loved seeing him. It was communion Sunday and when we gave Adam his little cup of grape juice he said very loudly " Ooohh Medicine" hmm out of the mouth of babes, we refer to Communion as Spiritual Penicillin. Afterwards I planned on taking him home but he wanted to come back to Nana and Papa's. How can you say no to his sweet face? So he was here until almost 7:30 this evening. I was a long long weekend for me, for sure. I am exhausted.

So I am still waiting for the box from Maggie, and have started VJG blanket #6. Yep I am crazy. I have decided to do this one with YoYo's. Since I have to make the YoYo's too I expect this will take me about a week to finish, maybe 2. I hope one though.

I think tomorrow will be a stay in bed day, at least once I get that egg crate on. It's too late tonight and I am too tired and my body aches to try to do it tonight.

I am blogging this early cause I expect to be in bed early tonight.

1Cr 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Still need another day

Well Adam and I played all day. I did get in some work on the VJG afghan but haven't finished it yet so no pictures. It should be done tomorrow for sure.

Here are a few pictures taken of Adam today. He actually likes posing for them now and then wants me to show him the picture right away, it's too cute. I so wish I had the new camera already and it had video, he was singing today to a song on the computer and it was so cute. Hopefully soon. Anyway enjoy the pictures, I did. LOL

We bought Adam a new car seat today, and I got an egg crate cushion for my bed, I am so tired of sleeping on springs poking through at me when I sleep.

Speaking of sleep, that's where I am headed now. Adam slept over so I need to put him on the couch and then get to sleep. My plan is to take him to church tomorrow morning. It might not be easy though, I mention it and he starts crying "I want to go see mommy" I think they brainwashed him or something over there, very strange.

See you tomorrow
Pro 14:26 In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Friday, April 4, 2008

♪ ♫ ♪ I'm falling to pieces ♪ ♫ ♪

Pieces of VJG squares that is... I am ready to sew together the squares into panels and the panels into a blanket. It should be done tomorrow. Just in time too as I am expecting a box of squares from Close Knit Hugs So I will be wanting to get on those right away.

Our cat Alex has taken quite a liking to these bright colored squares and often naps as close to them as he can get. Can you tell where he starts and the checkered flag squares end?

Apparently Adam has a cold or cough again and didn't go to school or the dentist, but they still wanted me to take him today. It was hard for me to do but I said NO. I have been sick for too long and am finally feeling better, I just don't want to get sick again. I will let him come spend the day today (Saturday) with me but he will go home that same night.

I've been transferring the patterns I have saved in WORD on my computer to my Ravelry queue, I still have quite a few to look up, but I am thrilled to be clearing out some of the stuff slowing my computer down.

Once I've done that I will work on pictures to Flicker or photo bucket so I can clear out some of those files too.

I am feeling so computer savvy, lol.

Naturally I am pretty tired so I think I'll stop here and get ready for bed.

Happy Blogging everyone

Psa 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, [and] my feet from falling.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Just Hanging Around

Wow it's 12:30am already, I should be asleep. Guess I shouldn't be surprised since I was in bed until 9am this morning. Huh?

I have been working on those Balloon squares that Melanie designed for the VJG blanket and I am on the last one, then a few crocheted checkered flag and the blanket will be ready to sew together, maybe even before the weekend starts. Melanie, I love this cloth by the way, don't get me wrong. This I think will be my favorite VJG blanket of all. Wait till you all see how it comes out.

I did take a quick break this morning to crochet a new project. It was a fast work up and I LOVE it. A friend gave me the idea, I revised it a little and made my own version.

This is what I started with

Then after a few minutes this was what I had.

Add a towel (I know it's a Christmas towel but it was all I had in my stash) and Wala a handmade towel holder for the kitchen or the bathroom.

Adam might be here tomorrow but not until a little later as he has another dentist appointment. They have all over the news about a local dentist and the mistreatment of the small children there. It's a dental office geared towards small children too. I sure hope that is not where they are taking Adam.

Did anyone watch CSI tonight? I think they played mind tricks on us. they were all suffering from a cold and I found myself sneezing all through the show. Coincidence? I think not.

I have a headache tonight, right in my left temple. Is that the thinking side of the brain or the creative side? Maybe that would explain a few things, LOL.

Oh I added another contest to the sidebar... this one is for a $25.00 gift certificate from Loopy Ewe (I think I got that right) anyway it's on her blog so go check it out.

I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a finished afghan, wouldn't that be awesome?

And remember don;t just thank God because it's Friday, thank Him for everyday. For everyday is a blessing and a miracle and an new opportunity.

Psa 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Windy Wednesday

Boy it sure was windy here all day and still is. There is something about the wind though, it soothes me. It reminds me that God is all around, He wraps Himself around us all and even though we can't actually see Him we can feel His presence and hear His voice and see how His breeze moves things around us. So when I am in the wind I feel like God has His arms wrapped around me.

I've been working on VJG blanket #5. Here are the panels I have made so far. I just need to knit 3 more squares and a couple more rows of the checker flagged squares. I hope to have it all pieced together before the weekend.

Church was good tonight, it was a small crowd but the message was good.

Oh my husband had an Aprils Fools joke played on him but he had no clue. He totally believed it. It was an email from his new boss from the arena where he does security, apparently there is th be a pajama party concert there next month and the email said every security guard was to also wear pajamas, but no slippers they still needed to wear their work shoes. I wonder how many other guards think this is an actual requirement and will show up in pj's... lol.

Not much else new here. I am tired and ready to get some sleep. Well a couple hours anyway. Better then none I guess.

I think I'll turn off the TV and let the sound of the wind (aka God's voice) bring me into dreamland.

Jhn 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thank God For A New Day

Adam modeling the checkered flag panel for the VJG blanket. I think he thought it was a scarf.

I knew there was a way to get a video on here, lol. Thank you Erin for pointing out to me what was right underneath my nose.

So it's a little late but it's Adam coloring Easter Eggs. He watches this over and over again, it makes me smile, especially the part where my sister starts explaining what she is going to do and starts three different sentences that she never finishes. Cracks me up.

Adam came over after day care today so we spent the afternoon together. It was nice, but I was very tired and kept almost falling asleep. He went home around 5pm.

The weather was pretty nice around here today until tonight. DH spent the evening down at the river fishing. But the night ended with thunder and lightning. What can I say I live in New York.

I climbed the stairs tonight to watch Biggest Loser, and then came down to watch American Idol. Gotta love reality TV.

Oh I taped a movie to watch today, The Green River killer or something like that, I think it was on the LMN channel, well I got to the last 15 minutes maybe and the recording stopped. So I have no clue how the movie ended. I was so mad. Just another cruel April's Fools joke on me I guess. At least my computer is still right side up today.

I hope to have some pictures tomorrow of the VJG afghan progress

Oh I almost forgot I was TAGGED by Ghost

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Unfortunately I am going to have to skip rules 3 and 4 for now.
But I already did rule #1 and here is rule #2

1- My hair hasn't been cut in almost 2 years
2- I still sleep with a small security blanket with silk on it
3- I have been enrolled in 14 different schools between Kindergarten and 12th grade
4- I can play the guitar and the piano/organ by ear
5- I write at least one poem everyday
6- I love mayonnaise sandwiches
7- I hope to one day write a book

See you all when I see you
Psa 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

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