Friday, August 31, 2007

I Won!!!!!!

tonight the auction ended on jimbos freeform hook, while i have never spent that much on a hook i have come close. but it is money well spent. i decided i needed a pick me up and what a awesome one, this is one unique hook, jim was excited too cause he said his hook has never gone that high before. i am buying it for myself for a early bday present. i can't wait thank you jimbo for creating a masterpiece as all your hooks are. wooohooo can't wait . sorry ya all who lost, maybe next time

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

September 12th is crochet day

the great and talented jimbo of the famous

has decreed that september 12th be proclaimed as crochet day, is a international holiday now(or hoping to make it into one lol) i have decided that i am going to dedicate the entire day to crochet. i shall crochet morning noon and night. in my quest to help make life a little easier for those who are homeless or in need of some extra warmth,i am going to make scarves but the first ones i make am going to send to someone who sooo deserves something nice for himself, watch and see what i come up. god bless you all and remember get your hooks out and make something for someone in need. or yourself if you want but remember what a great feeling it is knowing that you can and will be able to make a difference. so for tomorrow and each day till sep 12th do for others who can't do for themselves and dedicate that awesome day to others, as we mourn the fallen on sept11th, let us also rejoice on september 12th in knowing how much you can make a difference, even if you only did it for one person and that person paid it forward, think how awesome it will make you feel so get all of your crochet hooks warmed and ready crochet artists and crochet to your hearts content, remember september 12 th is YOUR day. please share what your going to do, we all want to try and be in the best form ever, have fun and enjoy your very own crochet day september 12th hugs for you all and god bless

yarn for sale coming soon

this week am going to be going through all of my yarns and selling for realllllly cheap alot of it, for example i may have yarn worth 50.00 and ask 20 then you pay shipping, i need the space and you benefit. just a heads up for ya coming soon. if anyone is interested in anything in particular leave me a message with a way to contact you(i won't post your email addy) and maybe if i have it we can make a deal. i hope to have alot of it up and running by the 1st of the month will see how fast this snail speed lady can go. save your pennys cause some good deals are coming!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

i am lonely already

hubby i am missing you already, i am sorry that our life is so screwed up, i would give anything if you could retire, i feel its my fault that u cant if only i didn't need the meds we could get by without dealing with INSURANCE COMPANYS, or why meds have to be so damn expensive in the first place, who the hell ever heard if pain pills costing 1500.00 for 90 pills, thats highway robbery, but they have me over a barrel, knowing i need the meds to survive. sorry to rant people is just i hate the fact he can;t retire because of me i am so sorry darling and know i love you so much, please don;t work tooo hard i love you me your adoring wife LOL

summer is almost gone

summer was here for such a short time, our weather we had was not very summery for most of it but at least now its trying to make a come back one wee problem with that is that hubby has to go back to work, son is back teaching next week although not the way he wanted to be, is so sad to think this smart young man(i know he is myson but his IQ is close to genius, we had him tested) can't even get hired on at our local school districts. instead, they import teachers from other areas such as california, several jobs he applied for were filled by out of state teachers. there is something wrong with that picture imo.why should he be forced to leave not only his friends but also his family in order to relocate to get a job, why can't the districts here hire teachers from washington, why go to other states, wanna know why? i know why, is because they can pay them less than a instate teacher. where my son's starting pay with a masters in education will be somewhere in the area of 55,000.00 the teachers from california even with a masters are being paid about 40,000.00, thats a savings of 15,000.00 for them, never mind that he/she has the same qualifications, they are not in state teachers, this is so wrong, pay the teachers what they are worth(i know alot of people feel like teachers are over paid, did you know they are required to pay for all their own supplies and also to have some on hand for students who either don't bring them but more often than not they can't afford the supplies, well of course then the teacher has to pay, all of us parents who had or have kids in school know how much it cost to send our kids outfitted with the proper learning tools. sorry for such a long rant, am just so angry that this stupid state of washington does not know what they are losing, soon they are going to be begging for teachers again, area growth is higher than ever, more and more places are being raped to bring the almight dollar to places that should be left pristine and in wilderness. everywhere i look i see apartments, condos, houses, strip malls, independant stores ect. kk am stepping down off my soap box but dang it ya all know what i mean i think, at least i hope so

alright new subject(i hear that sigh of relief people lol)

today i finished one hat and made another one, not sure what i 'm going to do with them but may just make alot and donate them to the mission to give out to the homeless, although not sure if a guy would wear that red one i just finisged, the blue one am more sure of as it is more masculine but the red one is soooo soft and pretty. gonna be hard pressed not to keep it myself. send me the encourgment i need to give this away or even sell it anything but keeping it. i have no will power. course i figure it is because i have no patience either. been a bad bad girl lol

i am getting ready to send another box over to iraq thru the web site
i actually troops i send to are marines but they appreciate everything i send them, they are a great bunch of kids, this year because this will be their 2nd christmas based there, i have decided to make them all a snow flake and also sew them all a tiny stocking out of felt and stuff with some goodies, well ya all am off to dream land, i don't sleep half what i should so better get some sleep while i can. take care and god bless you all, may you enjoy this last few weeks of summer, what ya think we going to have a early fall? i think so last night i heard crickets, thats a sure sign of fall

for you elizabeth here is a pattern posting you might want to see one i have is newer but this might work if i can't find mine to everyone who reads blog, is nice to know my words mean something bewahahahahahaha ciao for tonight, god bless and keep you all until tomorrow, maythe road rise to meet you and you take the high road to where you are met with sunshine and laughter, fun and happiness. in other words, a good time lol hugs to ya all ciao for now

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

pay it forward

Pay It Forward
It’s based on the movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey in it, called ‘Pay It Forward’.Here’s how it goes:I promise I will send a handmade gift to 3 random people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange.This isn’t a huge gift, just a little something to lift your spirits. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

found this on my friend blog
and decided to join it so i clicked on hers and now am, goingto have the same thing on mine pay it forward, remember though if you do it you have to give me your addy and you have to post it on your blog and do the same thing which means pay it forward by sending a small something on to 3 people. wether it be a bookmark, a scrunchie or something more important like a doily or something lol good luck my friends

Thursday, August 16, 2007

well i got a couple pics posted then my puter went down and now can't seem to make it work again, sigh is always something isn't it. well will try again later. gosh who would have this stupid thing would only work part time grrrrrrrrrrrrr going to try one more time, if not then tomorrow will post again if i am home. ciao my friends and god bless you all

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

pictures i promised

it finally worked so here are some cool pics of our trip to oregon and long beach washington
hey ya all. thought i would post in green cause its a green day oops wait thats a band lol today we went to point defiance, we were going to go to the ocean but when i got up this morning it was cloudy and if its cloudy here odds aer there its alot more cloudy, sigh maybe next week, this month has been the wierdest august i ever saw, i seriously can not remember one where its been so cool and cloudy nine out of 10 times. my garden is huge though, must be the fertalizer hubby put in cause the tomato plants are over 7 feet tall(i kid you NOT they realllly are and as soon as i can get blogger to let me post a pic, then i will post a pic for all to see, the corn is about 5 feet tall now well almost 5 maybe 4'9" still all in all its almost as tall as me and i am 5'1", the only thing not growing as well as i would like is the cucumbers. for some reason this year they are not doing much, but oh well at least everything else is growing good

tonight for dinner we grilled chicken breasts, and son sliced potatos and cooked those on the stove while hubby cooked the chicken, i cleaned and cooked fresh yellow, purple green and bicolored beans(they are read and green but cook up green) was a very yummy dinner and the nicest thing is we ate as a family, in years past we always sat down at the table and ate together, but with both kids and hubby working different jobs and times is almost never anymore except maybe at holidays . and now of course since mom is no longer with us not sure how dad is going to feel about coming out for dinner as much, we been trying to make sure he isn't alone much, it must be so hard for him i man they have been married 57 years thats longer than my life span at this time.he he he. is gonna be hard i know. how i miss that dear sweet lady. this weekend gonna get all the rest of the thank you cards done and sent out that way its over with.

i am sorry to be such a downer about it, its still so very fresh in my mind and i just need to vent i guess. everyone around here tiptoes about the details and i want to know, i mean seriously i feel that her being so dehydrated she basicly had her body shut down. and why the doc couldn't see that is beyond me,. he had called the day before she died and said she needed to drink a glass a water a hour. now how come he didn't put her in the hospital and get her hydrated. i suppose is no ones fault but somehow i feel it is his anywhoooo its done and i suppose we must go forward, but how do you, every day when i see her empty chair i cry inside fil has me sit there with my legs up cause of my back and i feel her arms around me.

o.k new subject. i finished a purse today with the knit picks cotton yarn i got from my cotton yarn partner crochet fanatic aka teresa i will post pics and show ya all soon, still have to line it, its pretty though striped with purple,then lime green(like this color) then blue and then pink(hot pink) then started over 2 times more for each. now to decide who to give it to or to keep it for myself hmmm must decide hAhAHA i already did , sorry ya all i am keeping it to remind me of what a special person teresa is and how much i love the yarn and have always wanted to use it. still thinking of the heavier cotton wether or not to make it a rug or a tote bag, decisions decisions decisions lmao

alright have bored ya all enough, till tomorrow or when ever i get off my lazy behind and post i bid you a good night, well at least for now, going to try and post some pics now hope it works., hugs and god bless to all who read this, thank you for that i know alot of who reads it and it makes me happy to have such awesome friends. love ya all

Friday, August 10, 2007


well i had posted a nice long posting about alot of things and somehow i deleted it, don't ask me how i don't know, all i know is its gone and i am pissed, so i guess instead of that posting you get this cruddy small pathetic one. NOT i will redo as i always can,

it started like this,

for dinner we had potatoes, with garden fresh peppers and onions in our fried potatoes, talk about yummmm lol, we also had bbq chicken and corn with fresh home made biscuits to go with it, was good eatting

today was kind of a hard day for me. lots of stress as this is not a great time for me, i am hurting more and i know that that isn't gonna change for the better(if it did would be awesome but not holding my breath) but tonight i broke down for the first time since the funeral. i don;t know what caused it other than i was stressed out and not feeling really good, that and the fact i miss mom so darn much i want to cry now but won't
cause all that would do is make my nose all stuffy and its almost bed time for me so don't need that. :P

things lately have been more stressful than normal, not sure why, just are for some reason. some people think they know everything and tell me how i should do this for instance my aunt, i had not seen her for a few months as she has been traveling since uncle richard died the same day as my mom, but i had some extra diabetic supplies that m,y other uncle could use so figured why not give them to him instead of throwing them away, that was what dad wanted, well anyways we are sitting there talking when she asked me what i take for my pain, i told her what i take and she about thru a fit, said i have to get off that crap amd not take that as it will kill my liver and kidneys(i am well aware of the risks of the meds i take) but she would not let it go, just kept harping on the dangers until i finally politely said i realize that but i have to be able to function and since this meds are the only ones which work to help me thats what i have to take and could we please change the subject. she wouldnt so i ended up leaving, my cousin drove in jut as i was leaving and she could see how upset i was, she asked what was wrong and i told her nothing, just her mom and i had a discussion that upset me, she knew exactly what it was cause she had been harping at her about me previously, she told me to not let her bother me as it wasn't her place to tell me what i should or could take to get rid of some of the pain.

why is it people think they know everything, gad if i did that i would be such a jerk and alot of people are jerks, why tell someone that they know this or that when in actual fact they don't have a clue. as like with my aunt. so anyways thats part of my stress, most of it is the pain itself and nothing i can do about that.i am going to talk to the doc about increasing my breakthru meds from what i have now, as they are not doing the job and while he may not want to, i can at least ask.

i talked to my baby sis earlier this week and she was not feeling to good as she had a abcess tooth and she went thru hell trying to get some pain meds to help with it. my lil sis takes alot of meds for her back too, she was injured when her land ladys pit bull lunged at her and she fell hitting her tail bone and back on a cement block which messed it up for her. she has 2 herniated discs and sciatica, neuropathy like me, but she isn';t where i am as far as having had surgery, she is at this time refusing after seeing what a crap job my first doctor did, if he had only admitted it didn't fuse then maybe things would be different but nope not his way the pompass ass......., anyways back to lil sis, she had asked the dentist for some pain meds as the ones she had didn't touch the pain,. he gave her a few percocets i believe it was 16, at 4 xs a day from wendsday till sat, well guess what it still hurts like a mother and now no meds
so on monday she sees the oral surgeon who is not going to do the work but is filling in for the othr dentist. when she asked for some pain meds he went thru the roof, said he wasn;t going to add any more medicine to someone who takes so much. bloody idiots, thank god she called her pain specialist and they took care of it for her, people are so stupid they think all pain meds are horriible for you, one day is all i ask that they walk in our shoes, one day you can bet your butt they would change their minds.

anyways now to a happy thing, today in the mail got this awesome package from arizona where my swap partner lives, she sent me some fantastic stuff, first off she sent me a knitting/crocheting tote to help me orginize my yarn and stuff, then she also sent me 6 skeins of a rug yarn tht she said i could also use as a tote bag which i m thinking about, she alsosent m,e 4 skeins od knitpicks cotton yarn OMGOSH i have wanted to try this for soooooooooo long thank you thank you thank you,. its so not enough but all i can say, she also included 2 skeins of bernat cotton and 2 skeins of cotton ease. in a pretty shade of blue, also included in this awesome bag was a tube of bath and body works yummy vanilla body lotion. how did she know i was eyeing that one' :D:D:D:D:D, and last but certainly not least she sent m,e a wonderful wooden crochet hook, made by G3 studios. its just beautiful, she said is a G hook but it looks like a F hook, either way is beautiful.

well before i screw this posting up some more.

kari and jacqui, i love you guys, thanks for being here for me during all this stressful time. tonight i just broke down and cried and cried, shadow couldn;t stand it and came over and proceded to groom ME!!!!!now i am all clean via kitty tounge i am not kidding you, silly boy he knew i needed someone to lean on and he was just there. after about 15 min i felt better. the rest of the night i jut held it in , not healthy i know, but i can;t let go in front of hubby or kids. altough i know i bad for my health, last visit at the docs my bp was 180is over 120is, wayy high but when i told the doc about mom and uncle dominic he understood. so now am hoping this month is alot lower

hubby is talking about taking a trip to reno just him and i , maybe that will bring some spark to our marriage, been getting pretty bad. nothing is going right, i am sad that after all these years something like my back problems is going to end it for us. but i wil do my best to save it, part of the problem is me i am sure and also him. we seem to have lost the spark somewhere along the line, i think a lot of it is because he can't retire, and he is tired of working, been doing the same job almost 40 years, but again what can i do, no ins will pay for my med.s in full only at 50% and since my meds cost over 2200 a month it aint happeneing baby :P so anyways about the trip will see if i can make it i know i can make it 333 miles although i was dyig most of the way, the bad part of this is i don't have the meds am getting low, but am gonna try if thats what he wants to do.

well am off to bed as it is after 2 am and i am tired and need my sleep, a special thank you to my 2 friends kari and jacqui, i love you guys, take care of yourselves too alright? please jacqui
don't worry about the mo, it will get paid for and besides that gives me more time to fill the box up and spoil; you. ciao see ya later my friends godspeed and will cya later, love ya all and god bless

Thursday, August 9, 2007

can't get the pic option to work

well guess i can't tonight cause blogger is being stupid. wish i could figure out whats wrong
maybe another time sorry guys

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

hump day

why is it that wensdays are called humpday is it because the week is half over? thats what i think lol, well today we started week 2 of our vacation, last wendsday we went to oregon, down the coast highway to astoriam had lunch at the rogue pub, now as i have never been there to that particular place, but since hubby has been wanting to check out rogue for a while when i saw the sign mentioned to him so we stopped, now the first thing i have to tell you is how we had to get over there. this place was on a pier, not a reg pier either, you drive out onto the pier. the boards are not even all rough shorn ones, you can only go mayba 5 mph if that, is starting to freak me out, but we made it across fine, but i am getting ahead of myself, when we crossed into oregon at astoria, we had to come across the mouth of the columbia river. most people think a mouth of a river big deal, it is a big deal is over 5 miles across that river on a bridge that takes you first way up in the air so ships can go under it and then down right on the water, you can almost reach right out and feel it then you climb again, straight up almost is way cool. as we went into astoria we saw a sogn that said the lewis and clark trail,we had saw signs that said that as we were headed down highway 6 to get to the bridge. the sights are simply amazing. now back to rogue, we ate lunch there and while the food was not bad, its nothing major and something i would write home to mom about. and expensive.... omgosh we spent there about 50.00 and that was for a french dip sandwhich, a hamburger and about 4 or 5 beers and sodas, while it would not have been quite that much i bought hubby a couple bottles of beer he had not tried and while he said was good , wasn't worth 5.00 a bottle of beer., after we messed around astoria for a while we decided to head back north on hwy 101, which is very senic, we decided to go to long beach that believe me is one long beach 12 miles of sand all in a long peninusala, but it too was way cool. we then decided to not stay and headed for home, stopped in aberdeen so we could stretch our legs and get something to eat cause was late and hubby had not eatten anything.

it was a nice day we went about 333 miles and in my car which as some of ya know is a 97 thunderbird with a v-8 in it and we got 22 miles to a gallon. not to shabby huh?

mostly what we have been doing is going over to my father in laws house,. i am so worried about him. he has lost a ton of weight since mom died , he isn;t eatting nor does he have much energy, someone has been over there almost daily, i am very worried about him,

but he enjoys us coming always thanks us, on monday of this week we found out that someone had tried to break into dd's car, and they forced the window down which procedded in breaking the glass, messing up the whole motor compartment, and other parts of the window motor, thank god have ins, came to a grand total of 900.00, so while we were waiting to have the car fixed decided to stop at dads house, he was up on the ladder trying to trim his cedar bushes. now his legs already bother him so hubby said dad let me do it
so he trimmed them for him, i ended p coming home as i had a few things to do and get at the post office and store. so did those then went back over and picked hubby up.

havn't really done alot, but we have 3 more weeks to do something in. hubby is talkinf about maybe going to reno but not sure if that will happen, but whatever does at least he is off work for a while and can try and relax a bit

i been messing around with diff yarns, made a couple hats and a couple scarfs, now am working on a thread shawl, am thinking of before i go any farther of drafting it out on graph paper , i have some ideas in my head but not sure if i can do it without the graph paper. so need to make myself some of that., or better yet buy some lol am kind of lazy cause i suck at drawing

but i am using a pretty blue thread, size 3, so wish me luck, if i get the design how i want am going to submit it and see if i can sell it, i know i need to do that with some other patterns but so far haven't, my friend fran tells me i should, so maybe if i get my butt in gear i can maybe make some money hehe.

also to let ya all know after my vacation is over i am going to list a bunch of yarns and if i can get a good deal for both of us. awesome i will sell at below retail cost, but i will need to make a little money otherwise will list on ebay. which i need to do for alot of my patterns, i have so many nice patterns that are kind of rare that why should i just let them gather dust bunnies.

well ya all i am going to try and post some pics of my trip so will see if it works, until tomorrow or the next time i blog ciao and god bless

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