Friday, October 26, 2007

bloggers please note

for all of you who posted comments in my blog contest i need your information. anita that means you too sweetie lol i sent the prizes to fran and michele and also nichol yours is on its way. everyone else i need the info please either pm me at the ville or you can leave me a message with your info on it and won't publish it i promise, otherwise have no way to get ahold of you and you will forfeit your prize and thats a shame as its a nice skein of yarn from italy please leave me comments by oct 30th after than it will be done and you will lose your chance. sorry to have to tell ya this but i need to send the prizes out and can't without a address, jean you can decide what you want to do and im me if ya want. hugs to ya all take care vicki

Thursday, October 25, 2007

we have a winner

the grand prize winner of the contest here in the nest. drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

am i tired or what?

hi ya all, boy am i tired. after a long haul i can honestly say to you its finished, floor cleaned, any little thing out, new machine time woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo

i can't believe it i worked sooo hard at it and now i am so excited given me more energy and determination, tomorrow the kitchen then after that will decide where to go, this house is much to small and we have talked and talked about building a shed or a garage and why what for so we can just store it for our kids to have to deal with it . thats STUPID in my opinion. so therefor am flyladying my house thanks so much to all of you who have given me the encouragment to help me get thru this big job.

this year is going to be hard for us for the holidays, some talk of just not doing anything and i am torn between letting my family grieve or for forcing the issue because as much as we miss mom life goes on. i miss her so darn much i stopped at the cematery the other day just to say hi need to get some flowers and place them in a vase and put them beside her and sit a spell . is odd ya know

ya always think that it is never going to change,that life is forever. one doesn't take their mama to the doc for a sore throat, just expect they will get some meds and come on home. i can still to this day see her smiling face telling me how much she loves the music i had put in the cd player. even not feeling good she loved music. what ya all don't know is my talented beautiful mother-in -law had a music carear before she married my fil, we have alot of her recordings and let me tell you, she could sing, i remember grams telling us how she broke a champagne glass with her high C note, she sang with the voice of a angel and was offered a recording contract, but in 1950 very few women had both a career and a husband and child and especially not in a italian family, she was told nothing doing so that was that sad if you think about it

sorry for rambling on about my special angel i feel her with me today. rubbing my back as she always did when it hurt so bad i couldn;t stand it, mama, i sure miss you sweetie

i talked to my sis today, she told me that my ex bil died of lung cancer, he was only in his early 50's and a heck of a nice guy, rest in peace ed, you will be missed

so now am trying to figure out what to make with my new sewing machine i think i will make the christmas quilts for the nieces and nephews,. simply easy ones to make, just 2 pieces of material that you put together with batting abbers is going to get dora you know who dora is don't ya? and sam my man is going to get fire engines and stuff. cause he is de fireman
on that note am off right now but will be back tonight lol after my sons halloween party if i have the energy, if not will be tomorrow take care and talk soon, have a great day ya all

ya got to check this site out

hey ya all, come visit my friend hilarys cafe bookstore the link is 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

i did it wooooooohooooo hot dawg and all that jazz

yep yep i did it i did it, only thing left to do now is clean the floor, has lots of yarn dust on the floor hehe, sooo now i have to go back and see who posted for my contest then draw the name for the big one, the rest i will need your addy so please give me your email and i will email you and get your addy cause everyone and i mean everyone wins in this cause i soooo appreciated your all cheering me on, some of you i know your addy but give me a shout out anyways , you know my email already, fran i don't need your addy i know it kari not sure if i have yours handy so please send it to me again, and then anita if you want you can pm me your addy at the ville and jean not sure what to do for you sweetie let me know if i can figure out a way to send your prize. michelle i need your addy and there is 2 other people who posted and i need to know how to contact you, you can post your name and email and i promise will not make it public, just need it to send you your prize. for the grand prize is one of 2 things a 10.o0 amazon gift card(if i can figure out how to do it, or i can send you a flat rate box of yarn, which value will far exceed the 10.00 your choice . the rest of you i have some nice italian yarn am going to send ya each a skein of if you let me know where to send it to. :D i am pooped believe me, if i left anyone out please don't feel slighted and just drop me a line in the comment section and will get it touch with ya. take care ya all and godbless you all for helping motivate me. getting my machine this weekend woohooo. i hope anyways. hubby said as soon as we can get out there yipeeeee!!!! thank you everyone i am so happy now

Sunday, October 21, 2007

i have a problem

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

saturday starts with hubby having to go back to work, yep back after spending 16hours there on friday. seems someone forgot that a sub was suppose to be called in when one is sick which left basicly hubby and one of his crew to do the entire job. trust me he was NOT happy, so fast forward to saturday morning. after he left i got up did some laundry(what else am i suppose to do at 6 am?) then fed the cats and sat down , fell back asleep sitting up with my eyes open really thats what they said when they woke me up. how wierd is that. then off to brunch time. hubby usually has a big breakfast or in this case brunch before we go out on our saturday "date" so i decided to do the dishes before we left as i figured rightly no one else would bother. (why is it always a moms job to do the dishes) so as i was getting ready to do them i turned on the hot water and it was cold,.wierd i thought hmmm what in the world, so told hubby we only have cold water, could the tank be empty? he said no of course not we haven't run it for a while. so i tell him that of course it is colder than a horny toads warts(halloween humor) and he said oh thats odd, so has me go out to check and see if the hot water heater is on, well its not, not only was it not on, it was drowned in rainwater, not only drowned, but the pilot light was blown out,. dang it was wierd, we finally i think figured out why then it was how to fix it. first off i must tell you, there is not a thing out in this world that if needed to be fixed my husband would not try before calling a repair person( we never have had to he always fixes things) so after drying as much as the water out with a paper towel, then he uses Qtips to clean the orritors(his word i have no clue what it means) then he used his wet dry vac to vac out as much water as possible, and lights it, boom thatbaby is going strong YES!!! then sizzle and pop and silence once again

yep it went out again, hopefully he can start it again he trys once more and nothing,so i say to him should we just buy a new hot water tank?( a handy person i am NOT!!!) he gave me the look as if to say bite your tounge woman, there is NOTHING i can;t fix that is mechanical./ so once more he does it all and then wham bam kiss me sam he gets it lit and whoosh away it went and is still on. yeaaa we have hotwater once again. so then we sit down to our dinner of left over stew(i did manage to get some made after all) theni sat down and tried to go online,. nothing nada zipperooo, finally i get on. then proceded to fall asleep while i am waiting on a auction on ebay i really wanted course i lost. oh well thats life i suppose, so anyways this weekend sucked as far as i am concerned., life right now is rather stressed but i am blessed in many ways, mainly that i have a man who knows how hard it is for me to give away half of my life, but we also need to have our home back and its way out of control so this is what has to be done and i reallllly love that new sewing machine i am going to get :D also i heard from the gy sgt of a marine plattoon i send goodies to (

you can choose which branch of service you want to send things to, can be as simple as writing a letter once a month to someone.i send packages of goodies , cost me very little in contex of what these heros are doing for us.

so anyways today one good thing did happen, the seattle seahawks won whooooohooo bout darn time after 2 losses in a row , my faith in them has been restored. then this evening i was watching the boston red socks beat up on the cleavland indians. lord those boys kicked their butts, i was not rooting for boston either thank you. so now they will go off to the world series(actually game 1 is in boston) and while it seems they can't lose, the colorado rockies are soooo going to kick butt,. hehehe, i love playoffs the teams who make them are all so good and i love listening to my hubby and son who usually have opposite opinions on who is going to win hehe

we had a nice dinner, the kids made marinated chicken and mash potatoes with our own home grown corn, man oh man was that good stuff , yummmmmmmmmy hehe talked with my buddy fran tonight, glad to know she is feeling a little better, she has been sick. while i have not heard from joann i am still asking you keep her in your thoughts. well am off to surf ebay before i head to bed so wish me luck and tomorrow bright and early(after watching montel hehe ) i will be working toward my goal wish me lots of luck and for those who are dissapointed i didn't make it please don't be i have had to do other things also and well i am slow and a woosie :P anyways i promise to let you know tomorrow cheer me on my friends, i need to destash approx 7 to 10 boxes i am thinking so will be a hard decision for me to get rid of all my wonderful yarn, seriously i love it so much i sometimes just sit and pet it hehe especially the alpacca, omgosh that yarn is awesome . joann i will get you some hon when your feeling better as i got it at the yarn store

so am off to crochet a bit, i have joann as my partner in the bookmark swap and i am thrilled now i can spoil her some more hehehehe. so till tomorrow when i am slaving away please o please send me some energizing good thoughts and prayers that i can finish, i hate not doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done. good night to you all god bless you and keep you safe. good thoughts and lots of positive nergy remember , i need it BAD anywhoooo goodnight ya all peace be with you and have a wonderful monday thinking about me destashing hehe hugs and XXX

Friday, October 19, 2007

dare i say it???:)

the end is near oh man that doesn't sound good does it. LOL just fooling ya all, but seriously the end is near the end of my dining room looking like a over stacked storage shed. i have a few more boxes i need to go thru and getting ready to do that cause that is the key, for me to destash more, you would think after going thru maybe 40 boxes and getting rid of the contents of most of those boxes that i should be done, well i SHOULD be

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

wow i am doing great

today dd and i worked in the area that has become my own personal hades. seriously how i managed to get all this stuff in here is just beyond me. i must have been nuts. my goal after i have my stuff cleaned out is to never be in this position again, seriously how much yarn does one woman need. i probably still have more than enough to open my own store, i know tomorrow dd would help but she will be off going places she has things planned mainly she gets paid and wants to collect her money. which i sooo understand, BUT now comes the bad part for me is i am still going to have to go thru about 12 more boxes of stuff and get rid of that much. i have room for maybe 5 more boxes, i have over 12 left sigh cry whine LOl soooooooo i will tuck my feet down and decide that i shall make someone else happy and get my items under control. now on to the good news WE HAVE FLOOR!!!!! mind you my house is small and i mean small by standards today. most people who have a 3 bedroom house has 2 or more baths(we have 1!!!) and bedrooms aren't much bigger, what i do have is a nice sized kitchen and dining room, in fact my kitchen is probably the size of most peoples living rooms, my living room is larger than mosts but its those pesky bedrooms and since they are that size i decided at the time to be stupid. but now for the good news
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

i'm backkkkkkkkkkkkkk

hey ya all, am back and so tired i might even fall asleep right here typing lol i worked alll darn day long, didn;t even stop for lunch or even breakfast lol, had chicken nuggets for dinner that my daughter took pity on me and make them for us, didn;t get the stew made nor the turkey nothing, did get laundry done and also a major amount on my area wooohoooooo have more yarn to get rid of, going to send to a gal from the ville a little bit, i know what its like to be a young struggling college student with no money for yarn so its coming soon sweetie i picked out some super ni

ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk help running out of time

sooooooooooo i am on the 5 day count down, now hubby decides he that he wants a nice dinner tonight WHAT I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO DO????? seriously been thinking and thinking of what i can make that won't take me to long and have decided on 2 things, 1 either defrost and bake the turkey loin or make beef stew. both are easy to do, and actually sound good, am leaning toward the stew because then it is A dinner which would all be done, little problem though, the kids don't like beef stew, but ya know something i DON'T CARE!!!!! they can make mac and cheese then .

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

my day

today i had to go and pick up my meds and while i was out decided that i was going to go the vets for less to get itsy some advantage flea meds. while there i was behind this elderly lady who was crying, i being the kind of person who goes where angels fear to tread asks her are you alright. well this poor lady just lost it, she told me how she had lost her baby grand daughter , when the angel was only 6 short weeks old as her heart was not formed properly, then she said how she had lost her daughter not more than a year ago, and now her princess was sick, she had a uterine infection and had to have surgery to correct it, cost 850.00 this lady says to me, how am i suppose to pay that i can't lose my princess. so she pays half with her credit card, the other half she don't know what she is going to pay for it but somehow will find a way. so after she left i asked the girl, was she on the up and up, she said yes she had been there many times as a patient. so i took some money out of my purse and asked that they put it on her bill, not going to say how much cause thats between me and the lord, but i made a challenge to all the people there. she had about 400.00 left owing
and so i said i am donating this much, how many of you can help this lady 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


today is the one week deadline am soooo on this, working towards getting this done, come on and make a prediction. i am about 80% done and the one closest to the date wins the prize, BUT i have made a desision that since all of you have taken your time out of your busy days so everyone is going to get a nice prize including you anita since you posted also even though you didn't understand the question cause i was a dunderhead and posted it wrong lol. kk enough now just a reminder one more week OCTOBER22nd is the deadline. oh did i mention i already have one all picked out :D kk so am off to work after a nice breakfast to warm me up and get my energy level up. ciao for now more later tonight will update the progress :D hugs and god bless all of you, oh and one more thing if you happen to see a person in uniform Military personal any and all branches, well tell them you appreciate them believe me it will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling and they will appreciate it more than you know!!!!!! CIAO FOR NOW

Thursday, October 11, 2007

wow am i tired

today was a good day, first off i worked around the house for a while,. did some laundry and basicly just worked around the house doing the stuff one has to do lol, then i went to the bank, then went to the local starbucks where i met priscilla and gave her a ton of yarn. her girls are soooo excited to be getting new yarns. let me tell you, those kids are good kids always wanting to help others. in fact what they did for my marines i sponser every month thru the web site, when priscilla and i were talking a couple days ago, she mentioned her girls were going to be making christmas cards and letters for the troops, so i asked her if they could make some for the guys in my marine unit. they did yeaaaaa awesome girls

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

craft room again

i noticed after reading the previous post i didn;t make much sense, so here is the contest. i have decided to ask you all to write to me some encouraging words and to guess when i will get this done. my deadline is oct 22nd now this is what i have to do,,, my crafts and all things contected to them have overgrown my craft room so am going to have to destash big time. tried selling, no one was especially interested in buying yarn from me guess they would rather pick it out themselves i can understand that although why anyone would want to pay full price just to see it for themselves is beyond me but ah well life is life sooooooooo

now here are the rules (yes there is always rules)

you need to post a comment in 50 words or less why you think i can get this done(boy do i need some encouragment) and the 2nd part of it is guess what day i will be done., the closest to the actual date wins the big prize, if i get alot of comments then will be a prize for that too. now back to work for me i am such a slave driver bewahahahahahahahahahahaha
so for all of you who read my blog, give me some help my friends i am lagging and i soooooooo want that new sewing machine hubby promised me if i get this done but oct 22nd . hugs to you all and god bless

craft room

well update as of sunday oct 8th, i now have about 1/3 of it done and moving forward, hubby gave me till the 22. which is 14 more days, think i can make it. i am sure hoping togoing tocause i realllly want that sewing machin have a poll, so vote away, i think i will have a contest too, think of your reasons and in 50 words or less tell me why you think i can do it and maybe there will be some nice suprise(there will be for sure !!!) so for now i best go to bed so i can be all rested up and raring to go lol

Sunday, October 7, 2007

scary day

yesterday something awful happened in pierce county washington, the atlas foundry where they make alot of different things(not sure exactly what they do but know it has to do with casting metals ect.) but back to the reason for this posting. hubby and i were headed out for our satueday afternoon date(every sat we try and have a just us date) we couldn;t understand where all the traffic was coming from, so we switched to another road which was worse yet. as we were turning around to find a diff way to the resteraunt, we heard this loud explosion and saw a huge fireball in the sky, oh sh*t we said what was that. i told him i wondered if it had anything to do with atlas as they pretty much are the only thing in that area of town its been in business for over 100 years i believe the news said. what happened no one knows, except somehow a truck filling a propane tank somehow caught fire and blew up. the truck driver is in critical condition tonight the news asked the hosipital and there has been no change. what astounds me is the force of that explosion lifted the semi truck up and blew the axles off of it, throwing it thru the sky towards hwy 16 which is a good 150 feet away. and what REALLLLLY astounds me is that no one was hurt from this truck axle and tires landing on hwy 16. on a sat afternoon when normally that section of freeway is packed. all i can say is god must have had a guardian angel with that truck driver, realisticly he should be dead, but so far god willing he is alive and we pray he remains alive. here is a link if you all want to see what i am talking about
i am asking any of you who pray to pray for the injured as well as the employees. i can't imagine going back to work there after seeing what can happen. is astounding to me that no one was killed. i added mr Mcdonald to my churches pray chain, and am asking all of you who has one to also do that. ,
soooo then we finally got to the restaurant and omgosh talk about slow service, food was good but pricey and i had to go to the counter to order my own food. we had gone to katie downs before and use to be a nice place, is still nice but different ya know, so doubt we will go back there.hubby had one beer and it cost him almost 5.00 for a pint of microbrew. he is still ranting about how much to this evening lol
he needs to get over it lol,
fall is here for sure, weather is hard to take this early in the season, the weather people are predicting that tuesday the 10th we are going to have a stronger than normal wind storm, what that means no one knows how strong it is it will be although now they are saying it may stay off the coast. what is so ironic is back in 1962 i believe it was, we experianced the strongest winds ever recordered , was what has become known as the columbus day storm . winds of excess of over 100 mph tore up the entire west coast from california to washington
i remember this storm very well as i was only 6 years old. my folks had gone to reno and we had stayed with a neighbor, well it was the weekend and my grandma asked if i could come an stay with her until mom and daddy got home, the neighbors said yes so gramps came and picked me up, that night it started getting really windy and i was scared spitless lol, so you know what my sweet grams did, she asked me to bake ginger bread cookies which we did and to this day i bake them on columbus day, and we enjoy themj here is hopin g they are wrong about it being bad,. till next time i bid you adeu hugs and loves

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