Friday, December 28, 2007
starting with my exciting news. as you all know i have a etsy shop of my own http://www.shadowboy.etsy.com/
tonight i found out i had sold my first order on my etsy site. granted was only 2 skeins of yarn but darn it i DID IT wooohooooo
so now to add some more stuff to it because my friend kathy who has her own very succesful etsy shop gave me some pointers about how to improve mine so will follow her advide to improve it all since this year is my goal to make pots full of money and stash it all away for a rainy day hehe
now on to other subject. soon it will be a new year and while i don;t normally make new year resolutions , this year i m going to do my utmost toget this house cleaned out and make some money while i am at it hehehe, so starting next week when i have more free time, dang all im doing now is running fil to docs galore soon he will have the results and we can move foreward,
well am getting sleepy now so am going to go now and hope ya all have a wonderful new year and god bless and keep you all, remember if you Do have any resolutions come share with us and maybe we can help you thru the year to keep them. ciao for now and god bless you and keep ou safe in the new year ciao and know how much i care about you guys who are my friends and if you ever need me remember i am here. ciao and good night to you all
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
so now on to the holidays, im not sure how the other ones are different than christmas(well i understand hanakkua some ) but i want to wish you all the best holidays you all can have.
im so far behind i still need to finish about 4 gifts not to mention not even close to have things done for my etsy shop. i need about 8 more pairs of hands. fran and i were talking about that the other day. wouldn't it be wonderful if we had all the hands we needed. for instance i am making my daugher a pair of "comfy pants, almost done all i need to do now is hem and put elastic in, then have a skirt cut out for her but will probably not get the skirt done oh well she is a big girl and will understand. the reason i am running behind is obvious and now will just get done what i can and the rest will finish after.
i was chatting with my friend jean tonight, she lives up north a ways (like out of the united states, bt won'[t say where as she would appreciate it if i didn't. anywhooo she informed me tonight that it is a balmy - 18 degrees, yes you read that right - makes me cold just thinking about it brrrrrr` anyways jean was great chatting with you, watch those fur babies for me.
while i am thinking about it, i have a couple o f requests for you
first off, please keep my fil in your thoughts an prayers, many of you know he has some heart problems that we did not know about and just found out so please keep him in your thoughts, and especially for my friend fran, her dad has some issues so please keep her and her family in your thoughts also.
well am off to snooze land. take care and a big shout out to my marines. god bless you all and keep you safe, till tomorrow, don't forget. santa is watching you :)
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
kk don't get me started lol i am feeling a tad better so am hoping to finish my wrapping tomorrow but will wait another day to venture out because unlike those kind i don't do that
been working on christmas pressents. tonight cut out some darling penguin comfy pants for dd she is going to love love love them for christmas, i also have a couple other things i want to make her, one being a skirt in this black lace and maroon fabric i am hoping to finish it by christmas lord willing and the creek dont' rise.
speaking of, please keep all of the people who have lost their homes to the devistating floods of a couple weeks ago in your prayers. fema now is just getting there to help. trust me you need to be able to take care of yourself for up to 2 weeks cause sometimes it takes the president that long to declare a national disaster.nd thereason for this i assume is because they need to see it up close and personal. i'm sure those who lost their homes to the floods and mudslides would be more than happy to showyou the problems sir. speaking of helping my dd told me that the tacoma joann fabrics is going to be having some kind of blanket making party and the blankets and i assum whatever else can be made to help will go directly to the people of centralia and chehalis. those who lost it all i am sure will appreciate any help they can get. will keep you posted as to when this happens in case anyone here wants to go and help.
i posted my famous "hogs delight " over at the crochetville site. in off topics so if your not a member you probably won't be able to see it but if you want it bad enough drop me a note and i will share with ya all Hehe see how nice i am
a big shout out and thanks to my friend kari for caring about me enough to ask how i am im doing alright hon thanks. also to my friends fran, kathy, suzee,and all the rest of you who i chat with(you all know who you are) thanks for being my friend it means the world to me to know you all care.
this christmas is going to be hard i mean already its hard, usually about this time we are getting ready to take mil shopping at the mall, now i have a hard time even going INTO a mall. i tried few weeks ago and walked right back out without buying anything with tears streaming down my face.m sure people thought i was nuts and maybe i am, but i sure as hell miss that lady she was not just a mil, she was my mom here in pierce county she was my mom when my own mom couldn't be, thanks for letting me whine and vent.i know i am a big baby but dang it i am in pain. both kinds it hits me right in the chest when i think about how much we loved her and how much we miss her. it don't seem right to celebrate christmas, but i know she would want us to go on, besides i think she is around anyways. you know the old saying pennys from heaven, how your loved one ius suppose to leave pennies around so you know they were there? well lately i have been finding quarters in the oddest places places i know i had not seen one there the day before. mom always did have flair lol im getting alot of them so think she must be hanging out here for now to help us thru.
well my peeps am off to snooze land and hope to feel better soon. take care and god bless you all hugs and love vicki
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
now as you all know my mil passed away a few months ago and while i have tried to be patient with my husbans, but the man is driving me nuts, and no im not already there but getting there fast
his latest thing is he comes home from work and looks around the house as if to say oh god shs did nothing again and frankly it pisses me off. because i do work, i work darn hard around here , maybe i can,
t clean way up high and maybe i have alot of issues with that but it realllllly hurts my feelings when he don't even ask me how i am today , just looks around and shakes his head. his excuse my moms house never looked like this (yes it did when she had gotten sicker the last few years of her life) AND its not like my house is dirty. messy yes, dirty NO. we live in a very small house and we have alot of stuff, so we need to get rid of some, yes i realize that but the only one who has made ANY effort to that is me and im sick of it. today i reached my ends whit, i refuse to talk to him until he acts like a human being and not a arrogant jackass. last night when he got home and laid down he just shook his head ad said what did you do today. oh lets see, laundry, dishes, went to the doctors, paid bills went and bought the freaking lights you wanted butthead. and now if they don't have replacment bulbs you don't want it. next time you get the stuff you want, and don't ask me to find them for you.. k now i am done ranting
how are all of you, am worried about some of you have not heard from you, you know who i am talking about girl come visit,
so who is ready for the holidays, and which traditions do you follow? we might put the tree up tomorrow if i can finish what mr butthead wants done
well till later my friends i bid you adeu and may your days be filled with lots of love and fun filled thing to do with your family and friends and remember till the season because jesus is the reason hugs and love
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
December 2 is . . . . . National Fritters Day
December 3 is . . . . . National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
December 4 is . . . . . Wear Brown Shoes Day
December 5 is . . . . . National Sacher Torte Day
December 6 is . . . . . National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day
December 7 is . . . . . National Cotton Candy Day
December 8 is . . . . . Take It In The Ear Day
December 9 is . . . . . National Pastry Day
December 10 is . . . . Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales
December 11 is . . . . National Noodle Ring Day
December 12 is . . . . National Ding-A-Ling Day
December 13 is . . . . Ice Cream and Violins Day
December 14 is . . . . National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15 is . . . . National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 is . . . . National Chocolate Covered Anything Day More Info on Chocolate
December 17 is . . . . Underdog Day and National Maple Syrup Day
December 18 is . . . . National Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 19 is . . . . Oatmeal Muffin Day
December 20 is . . . . Games Day
December 21 is . . . . Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day,
National French Fried Shrimp Day, and Hamburger Day
December 22 is . . . . National Date-Nut Bread Day
December 23 is . . . . Roots Day
December 24 is . . . . National Egg Nog Day
December 25 is . . . . National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26 is . . . . National Whiners Day
December 27 is . . . . National Fruitcake Day
December 28 is . . . . Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day
December 29 is . . . . Pepper Pot Day
December 30 is . . . . Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute and
National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day
December 31 is . . . . Unlucky Day
all this information was found at http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/dec.htm
thought maybe ya might want to know some of the silly things people do and get a nice laugh at it too ribbit
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
the link is
please take a peak now and then only have 2 items right now but will be adding more thanks for looking, and if you want something and don't see it there give me a shout out and i will probably be able to make it for you. ciao for now and god bless hugs
today worked around the house and then tonight got to talk to fran , jacqui, jean and my friend jessie whom i have missed lately. only problem i had was yahoo kept booting me off and i lost fran and jacqui. sorry my friends.
i also joined up to a new site over at kari and davids new site, the name is in my favorite places to blog, i was very happy to find that they decided not to close the board as i can only chat with a few people there, we all live such busy lives i know i love logging into my forums and see what my friends are up to.
weather here has been nice although chilly, not anywhere near what last years was, this time last year we had over 15 in of rain , this year we are actually dry wooot, not that i don';t like rain i do sometimes, but not when it makes me hurt so darn bad i can;'t see straight.
tonight i worked on the house for a while, did some laundry dishes ect. then sat and crocheted for a while. as some of you know i have a etsy shop and i FInally figured out how to tell you the name so here goes
i hope that is right if not will be back to fix it shortly lol
right now i only have 2 items in it a baby blanket and some realllly nice cashmere blended yarn. you will love it if you buy some but hurry i only have 7 skeins left till tomorrow when i am not quite so tired
(have to go to the doc tomorrow to get my meds refilled ) and thank the good lord its time as i am hurting and scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to my meds, need to reschedule so is not so long between visits i think. anyways i am tired and going to bed as soon as dd gets home and she is on her way, so until tomorrow comes i bid you all sweet dreams and lots of happiness and good health, may you all prosper in any way you choose. ciao for now
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ciao for now. hugs and blessings to you all and remember only you can support the troops. we all need to do our part. at least say a prayer or send good thoughts for their saftey. god bless ya ll hugs
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
and hubby he says its going to be awful for HIM, what about the rest of us i ask, you don't understand he says. i who have lost my entire family except for brother and sisters don;'t understand? this hurts but i say nothing as i know he is grieving but dang it, we are important too. kids are pretty much the same way. don't feel like doing anything for thanksgiving, or christmas for that matter. and when asked why not i get because is not the same. i wonder if they would grieve this much if i died. seriously make me wonder. maybe i should go away for the holidays take a trip somewhere alone, but i don't have either the money or the energy to do it. maybe i will adopt a family instead. that way i could be helping someone and not so depressed myself
i understand its hard to get thru the firsts, first birthdays, anniversarys holidays ect. anyways just needed to vent thanks for reading and if you respond thanks for that too.
well today is a bright sunshiney day but cold. we had frost last night too, down in the 20's can we say brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
well am off to clean clean clean, gad i am sick of cleaning, i joined flylady though cause i so need some encouregmant and not getting it from my family , ya know its a sad day in our lives when we have to depend on others who we only know online to give us encourgment. sucks if ya ask me, not that i don;t love ya all , but my family is suppose to do be here for us. oh well life goes on, off my pity box today, this weekend will be the 3rd weekend in a row we have not had our date day on sat. i am getting a tad upset but can't force the issue and next weekend my lil sis is coming , i am so excited have not seen her since last christmas , even though we talk all the time its just not the same so thats why this weekend will work work work to make the house better. don;t ya wish you were samantha from bewitched, and could twitch your nose and instant clean. wow would that be awesome.
well am off to clean wish me luck, i hate house cleaning and wish i could afford a house cleaner. but alas not happening so is up to me to do the work, boy will i be glad when i see the doc next week and get my meds refilled am so low isn't even funny so am suffering now because i needed the meds then, life is a struggle for me knowing i have to budget them even when hurting so very badly, tell this to my pain filled body.
yesterday the trial wrapped up on a man and the companys who caused a poor woman to be permently blind and disfigured for the rest of her life. her name is maria Federici, here is a link on the story http://www.kirotv.com/news/14494609/detail.html this poor woman has gone thru hell literly and they are trying to place the blame on her. just ticks me off,
kk on now to say ciao i will be back tonight and hope ya all have a wonderful day ciao and god bless hugs too from me to you, bye for now
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
the grand prize winner is kari woioohoooo way to go girl all others will also recieve a prize also, a nice skein of italian yarn. so will need addys for those of you who have not responded . i promise i will not put them online so don't worry bout that alrighty? let me know asap as want to close this contest now so maybe have another one soon, this was fun take care and chat with ya all later hugs vicki
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
www.cafepress.com/everytee and she has some awesome things in there make sure you bookmark her site its reasonable and you will love what she has. t-shirts , hoodies ect check her out and give her a plug on your site if ya like what ya see ciao
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
so here is the deal, tomorrow the 22 is my deadline for cleaning my dining room out.well because of several things happening i have not had all the time to work on it so my hubby said he is giving me till wendsday. now for my problem, if for any reason i do NOT get it done until tuesday night(actual deadline is 12 am wendsday the 24th) so if i for some reason do nor finish it the 22 tomorrow i have decided as a fair way for all who participated in my contest to take your name and put it in a hat then have my dd draw a name for the bigger prize, all others will recieve a smaller prize which while isn't the most wonderful i think ya all will like it hehe. so i am going to do my bestest tomorrow to finish, but with my back being as bad as it is and not having anyone to help move the heavy boxes i have to lift(instead have to empty them then move them takes forever) so for some reason i don' finish until tueday do you think its a fair way to determine the grand prize winner? post your thoughts please and let me know if you think i am being fair. now mind you this is ONLY if i DON'T finish tomorrow as one of you did post the 22nd,. fair enough? good cause is what i am doing lol lol lol.
now for how my weekend went. are ya ready to hear what a whacked out weekend we had? hmmmm??? alrighty you asked for it bewahahahahahahaha
Friday, October 19, 2007
BUT i'm not 3 more days to go, deadline approching very fast . am i worried, what do you think? course not i know i can do it, although tonight my back tells me other wise , is screaming in pain right now from all that i did this week, today had some realllllllly heavy boxes which i know i should not have lifted and i tried really i did, but with no one to help me what was i to do, although i didn't actually lift it full, for instance one of the boxes had my patterns in it (some of them actually not all lol) but what i did was take them out and then carried the box then restacked them into it. still alot of lifting but not a heavy box anyways so techinacly i was good really mom i was lol, i am changing the color cause to tell you the truth that orange is making me nausiated lol
although is the red any better LOL, am really tired tonight, so probably will not stay on long but get off and go to sleep soon, i did make a big pot ofstew tonight had it ready at 6 sharp one tiny problem I WAS THE ONLY ONE HOME GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, but the nice thing about stew is leave it on and if
it sits it thickens more lol soooo was nice and thick and yummy lol
tomorrow going to work on the room again, i will get this done come heck or high water. and the way its been raining could be high water time anyways lol
really though we are not in danger of any flooding although several people are, so please keep them in your prayers, well am off to lala land, need sleep more than anything so i bid you all goodnight,
back to the old salt mines lol goodnight all and god bless you all sending hugs
Thursday, October 18, 2007
i am going to be finished by monday the 22nd, i refuse to lose so keep those good thoughts and comments coming, they are helping. so far only a few have said when you think i am going to be done, kari, fran and jean and i think priscilla all said it i have to look back and see to make sure but that is what wil qualify for the big prize.mind you its not a car lol but is something i know we all can use and love. so get those fingers typing lol.
today we had a mediocre wind storm, the people around here crack me up. i had to go to walmart to get ink for my printer as my son uses it to print out his weekly news letter for his kids and their parents love it, his enthusism is amazing and everyone there loves him which of course being his mom makes me proud. my dd has a chance to become manager of her department, maybe if the store manager does his job, and don;t bring a outsider in, but back to my laughter lol i couldn;t understand why everyone was freaking out, i mean it was a little wind not anything horrible and you would think that it was a hurricane or something. sheesh lol
well ya all i hate to blog and run but dang am pooped sop ciao for now and will see ya all tomorrow hugs to ya all
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The weather is horrible, this morning poor riley was freaking out and i had to go out there in the pouring rain and pick him up and cuddle him, he stuck his little cold nose right up against my neck and started purring to his little hearts content, hubby is going to find the kennel for the garage(we cant let them run free cause they will scratch hubbys vintage car (THOSE BABIES WOULD BE TOAST!!!)
my friend joann has been having a really hard time with some health issues and i would really appreciate you saying some prayers for her. she has had a really bad time and she needs all the prayers she can get. so asking ya all to remember her.
well am off to work, wish me luck will post tonight what i got done tonight hugs and squeezes hehe
Monday, October 15, 2007
and so i said i am donating this much, how many of you can help this lady out.at first no one spoke, then this younger girl paid some money on it
then pretty soon somebody else paid some on it, well by the time we were done she only has to worry about half of the amount she had left owing and i am hoping the employees will make up the differnce,. by donating this money to a lady in need it came back to me already. ya know we all need to do what we can to help others, but for the grace of god it could be you or me, my reason for posting this was not to brag about my good deed, nope in fact thats why i am not saying the amount, the reason i am saying this is today we changed her day for the better, now maybe she has some hope. hope is something we all need. without it life is not worth living. sometimes when my spine is sending out severe pain attacks, i close myself off from the pain as much as i can and think about how blessed i really am. i am blessed , it could have been so much worse, my daughter could be paralized or i could have been we could have been killed but we weren't, and there was a reason for it. so i do feel blessed.
kk now off the business of all the attitudes and on to another subject
mostly ME!!! i worked in my room again and am slowly getting there. i put together a bunch of boxes, and now am pulling out the stuff and am getting it culled out, tomorrow am going for the big guns, i want to be able to see the floor tomorrow. i probably will have another bag of yarn to get rid of somehow, i know just who to give it to hehehehehe.
now am getting into boxes of patterns, i will be having a harder time to divide those and getting rid of, i think . i am going to try and sell as many as i can
and believe me i have tons of them
i have almost a entire double collection of crochet worlds. so i will be selling those in lots of several not sure how many at this point though.
well am off to lala land as it is getting late, remember post for me and win a prize hehe, seriously anyone who posts qualifies for the prizes hehe, well am off to bed take care all god bless ya all
Thursday, October 11, 2007
so i worked around here afterwards and got alot done and am on task with my room i had written a big long post here but being as tired as i am i accidently deleted most of it sooo sorry bout that my friends. am now going to sign off before i realllllly messed it up. good nightya all hugs and and have fun
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
today went over to fil and he gave me a nice present of 50.00 which was amazing coming from him, normally he don't do anything like that shocked the crud out of me
today hubby has to have his root canal so it isn't going to be much fun for him, i feel bad for him, this should not have happened , if that idiot who did the first work, had done it right then it wouldn't be where it is now. he would not have had to suffer and we wouldn't have to pay out big bucks, but what can ya do. anyways if any of you would be so kind to think good thoughts or send some prayers my toms way i would be greatful. i forgot to tell you he bought me a new pair of shoes too and let me show him the sewing machine i really wanted . once i get my stuff done. which will be soon i have to just buckle down and do it, is so darn hard though getting rid of what i consider my friends(yarns) i can always see something made from it.but then i remind myself i can also see lots of nice things made with my new sewing machine hehe
i am putting katies afghan together, started it a while ago and got back to it now,. everyone has been soooo incrediabley awesome and generous in helping me make this for her. its going to mean the world to her.
my friend joann recently had to have a masectomy(double) and she is in my prayers , wanted to ask you all to include her in how ever you worship or even send good thoughts her way.
i talked to a couple of my friends down under yesterday and the day before and they said is getting hot . it is wierd, this time of year is spring for them and we are headed into fall, yet it seems like maybe they are headed into summer and us winter. have a bad feeling is going to be a hard winter with lots of cold and snow, in fact the weather people made a comment the other day that this year is a la nina year
which means brrrrrr and get the shovels out, if it does become that way am going to go out and buy hubby a snow blower he can use here anda t work. the idiots at his office non of them have a brain to work with and maintence does nothing to help so last year he jumpe right in and cleared the areas so no one got hurt, only one who did was him, droveme nuts so snow blower it is yupppers.
tonight harvested the huge amount of tomatoes we have, before you can ask how many let me fill ya in on it, 3 big boxes and 2 collanders plumpfull of green tomotos. the good news is it will take a while to ripen(i hope), if not the good old spagettie sauce lol
also picked the corn, this is the first year we ever ever had corn ripen. as soon as hubbys mouth is better we will have to eat some at a later date.
i am trying to think of something awesome to make my kids for christmas, but so far am batting zip. any suggetions?
dd is easy as pie , ds is harder
maybe sew him a quilt like i did dd ormaybe something for his classroom.
3 more months in the year to go. what did you do in 2007 to make the world a better place, i hope i did a good enough job of helpng fil when mil passed away.
i splurged last week when i made a visit to yorkshire yarnsi had been eyeballing this hank of wonderful store filled with the softest baby alpacca. omgosh i have been enjoying playing with i, i bought some red and a light rose, and while that was a nice hunk of change i spent i figured i was worth every single dollar. am making a a stole in the pink. am using my new jimbo hook i bought, oh wait since fil gave me monry for my bday wooohoooo lol,
well ya all am going to bed, have to be up bright and early to take hubby in, take care ya all and good night hugs and love from me the birthday girl :D