Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I needn't have worried about a thing Friday night. The Middle School dance went off beautifully! The kids were amazing - well behaved, dressed appropriately, no "space" issues. I was very proud of all of them! Kathryn's (pink top) dance card was full - it was precious seeing her dance her first slow dance ever. The young man had asked her on Monday! They all dance arm's length apart - sort of like Frankenstein.
Monday, April 27, 2009
On to the second topic. I stopped taking a certain medication (at the direction of and with the blessing of my physician) in early February. I'm 51. I REALLY just might be the only person I know who WANTS to go through menopause even with its freaky side effects just so MAYBE my migraines MIGHT get better. So I missed a period and thought: "YES! I just slid right through and now I'm on the other side of menopause!" Then . . . another, sickening, hellish sort of thought came upon me. Because, I remembered that of all the warnings the nice lady doctor gave me about going off said medication, I forgot one. One REALLY big one. One really, super, big, protective one. And let me just tell you, I have never prayed so hard for a period in my whole fraking life.
So now I'm in so new kind of hell. One where I fear leaving the house. One that feels like "back labor" (for the record - I did experience this, so I know of what I speak!) 20 hours of the day. I'm a wimp; I've never "had" to feel this way. How much longer will this go on?
I feel like that old guy in the diner - the one who wears his jeans with both a belt AND suspenders - just in case one system fails!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I guess it was selfish of me to want to keep It for myself. Have a great weekend. I hope it includes some restful basket time.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So I decided to put my topics down half way through the morning. You can see that the Ravelry Discussion spawned several other discussions. We did get to Books (upper left hand) and eventually the topics of Dance and Cell Phone came up. Oh, and Brenda's getting a dog. But then I lost track of the numerous side conversations that took place as a result. I also lost complete track of time.
We usually sit and enjoy each other's company from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. I got home at 1:00 PM Not saying it wasn't a grand and glorious time but . . . some people were a bit upset about being left alone . . . because when I got home I . . .
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
. . . after she's fully rested from the morning's haul. This happened while I was taking K to school this morning.
Let's see what the morning catch brought in: my sunglasses, an empty Chibi, a purple pen, and a empty prescription bottle. Thanks Sammy! Yes, I DO have knitting group this morning! It IS sunny out today. I REALLY do need to refill that prescription for Kathryn! I'll make a NOTE! Much better than a "To Do" list. And fluffier too!
Monday, April 20, 2009
So now the good news / bad news. I'm not getting to use the alpaca. But I've made much more progress in just a few days since dumping the old project. I'm now using a hand dyed yarn from a local woman. The base yarn is "Texas" which I'm too lazy to go look up right now. It's quite lovely and holds the pattern better than the alpaca did. And the green color will work much better for the Spring than just in February!
Friday, April 17, 2009
I set realistic, daily goals for myself (something I NEVER do in other aspects of my life!) such as "I will knit x number of repeats before fetching the girls at school", I'll knit x number of repeats before turning off the lights at bedtime", and finally, "I'll knit till I run out of yarn." Yesterday, before leaving for school, it was a scarf!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So now we combine two things that are completely irksome to me: obligation knitting AND speed knitting. When idea number one failed a week ago, I went to Plan B - yesterday.
I figure if I do nothing else between now and Thursday, I could have a fairly decent sized scarf to donate to their silent auction. I tried to make this narrower so it would go faster, but believe it or not, I couldn't figure out the freaking math.
To make matters worse for myself, I decided to part with something really special to me - some of my hand spun yarn. No one who bids on this will care. No matter what I write on the auction card, they'll just see "Scarf; Hand Knit".
There is a serious monkey on my back my friends, and I gotta shake it.
*Making jewelry = knitting? Um - no!! Putting beads on wire and adding a clasp. It's not like she MADE the wire, like I did the yarn!! Duh - I am such a glucking futton!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Mr. decided to plant the tulip bulbs in the planters this year - as opposed to in the garden. We have too many bunnies (cute!!) and deer (cuter!!) in the yard who believe the tulips are planted for their culinary delight. Any treatment sprayed on the tulips, hosta etc., to keep the said creatures away, well, they just think it's salad dressing.Mr. is quite pleased that this plan appears to be working, and the bunnies and bambis seem to be staying away . . . [ insert ominous music here ].
I'm guessing that the deer won't come this close to the house. Must mean the bunny living under the deck can jump! Bet Mr. didn't know that.
Another sure sign of spring - the Easter Retriever. Who should be doing a better job of keeping that darn bunny away. The thing is, she'd rather play with the bunny - especially now with the matching ears and all.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
(Sorry for the crappy pictures - "old" doesn't photograph very well!!)
Frak! There go my dreams of being an English teacher. A "C" in reading? For crying out loud, that's all I do now! I do however, totally understand that "A" in Language as I do have a flair for the spoken word. And Arithmetic - at least I was consistent.And at least in the important things, like politeness and playing in the sand box well, I was "S"d.But still, "Little Miss Straight A" is walking around here like she owns the place. At least I had perfect attendance!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
It was the worst of times.