Saturday, April 30, 2005


104.8 that is the number of the day. Why? Because that was my son's temperature this morning after I rushed him to the pediatrician's office. The worst part is that the temperature was taken in his armpit, so it's actually most likely lower than what his actual temperature was!! My heart sank and I almost hit the floor. I had to ask the nurse again what it was hoping that I had misheard her. I hadn't. Geof has an eye infection in both eyes. He's on the mend already, but nowhere near his usual self. I've never seen him so ill. At least Nathaniel is home for the weekend. As you may have guessed I have no new crochet news and it might be awhile until I do. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Look At My New BUTTon!!

Over at Crochetville, a dear sweet lady volunteered to help folks by making a button for their blog. I've been wanting one for awhile but I don't have the program recommended neither do my parents. I did a rough, and I mean very rough sketch and posted it on here several months ago. This was the general idea:

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I sent this sketch to Leah the dear sweet lady and this is what she came up with:
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I absolutely Image hosted by Photobucket.comit!!!! She said that it was harder than she thought it would be and I really felt bad about that. However, I think the end result is awesome. Now you have no excuse not to link to me. Now I'm ubber cool with my kick ass button!!
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Friday, April 15, 2005

Duck In A Truck

I feel I must explain my choice for a title before I click the "publish" button. Duck In A Truck was the title of the last book I read. No, it wasn't 10 years ago...more like 2 hours ago. It was one of the selections for a bed time story for my 2 year old son. I liked the title. The book was ok. It was about a duck who was driving a truck and it got stuck in some muck. It was a rhyming story. I have nothing against rhyming, but it does tend to get under my skin after awhile. At any rate I kept thinking of one particular word that rhymes with muck and truck and duck. Yeah, that word. The duck had to enlist the help of several other personified creatures to get his truck unstuck. I think the ending would have been much better if the duck had just yelled out FUCK!!! ...But that's just me and I have a very twisted sense of humor.

Nothing fiber related to mention today really, but I'll try to make a connection....fiber, hmmmmm...cigarette filters contain fibers, I'm a smoker, I'm a blogger, I have a silly entry on my other blog. Here's some linkage...check it, yo!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Like Sands Through The Hourglass...{barf}

Well, Geof and I are starting to settle into our new routine. Nathaniel is off training for his CDL. This is day 2 but we've been visiting with my parents and just returned home today. Waiting for me on the porch was a $25 gift card to AC Moore! Just what I needed, I can go buy some pick-me-up yarn!! I haven't decided if we'll make the trip tomorrow or wait until we need a good excuse to get out of the house. With the price of gas climbing I almost hate to wait any longer....hehehe well, that's not really the only reason. Like my handle says, I'm a YARN JUNKIE!!!

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Monday, April 04, 2005

The News From Lake Wobegon...Where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all of the children are above average

A few things to report...

I received email notification that I had been accepted into the fiber RAOK ring and invited to join the group on Yahoo! That was pretty exciting. Too bad it has come at a time when I can't really be a RAOKer. But, things will change. I adore this concept. I recently shipped out my first RAOK package via Crochetville. That really gave me the warm and fuzzies. The recipient said that it really made for a bright ending to a rather crappy week of dealing with loved ones in the hospital. I totally know where she's coming from and I'm so glad I could do my little part.

My mother-in-law somehow inherited a bunch of 100% wool yarn a few years back. She isn't sure what to do with it and has offered it to me. Of course I jumped on it! I should be able to get my eager hands on it the next time they visit which should be in May...I think. The yarn has a really interesting history. Apparenty, someone bought it in Greece or Italy for a pretty little penny years ago. Of course this story came to me via my husband who isn't quite the fiber enthusiast that I am and I'm not celar on all the details. Stay tuned as the story unfolds.

Speaking of fibers and my inlaws...Jill (the mother-in-law) sent a nice birthday package for me a few days ago. In it were 4 skeins of yarn! It came a few weeks late because they thought my birthday was the 24th instead of the 7th! It's the thought that counts, right? I wasn't upset, after the 21st birthday what else is there to look forward to besides retirement? Anyhoo, I got 2 skeins each of TLC Essentials yarn in "Ranch Red" and "High Plains". These are the missing pieces to my future afghan puzzle. I didn't have enough complimentary yarns to make an afghan until now! It will give me something to keep myself busy while Nathaniel is away.

I really hate to be a party pooper. My mind has been a buzz lately. I'm glad...VERY glad Nathaniel has found work but I'm not looking forward to his time away from us. I feel like I'm in mourning. The optimist in me can see all the good things, but the realist in me sees the hard times ahead. I don't like to babble about my personal life on this blog. However, I feel that I owe it to my reader(s) to explain any past or future failures to post. If your interested in reading about my little pity parties visit my other blog Image hosted by
...Moving Along...
I was perusing Amazon this morning searching for any and all things related to doilies. If you remember, in a previous post I stated that I'm currently obsessed with the little thread creations. I came across a cute little book called Crochet Jar Doilies. It is a book of patterns to make toppers for canning jars. My husband and I are big canning supporters and I'm really excited about being able to personalize some of the jars we will give away. Plus it really put me in the mood for Spring! We've already got some tomatoes and carrots in the ground. Mmmmm mmm mmm t-o-m-a-t-o-e-s!!
And so, dear reader(s) I will leave you with a lyric from one of "our songs" for my husband and me...
"There's nothing in the world that I like better than bacon and lettuce and
homegrown tomatoes....Only two things that money can't buy and that's true
love and homegrown tomatoes."

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Saturday, April 02, 2005

funny funny ha ha

Fun stuffs a la Deneen

*Porn Star Name* (name of first pet/street you live on)
Marsha Sunset

*Movie Star Name* (favorite snack food/Grandfather's first name)
Apple Charles

*Fashion Designer Name* (first word you see on your left/favorite restaraunt)
Jumbo Mi Pueblito

*Exotic Foreigner Alias* (favorite spice/last forwign vacation spot)
Cinnamon Bahamas

*Socialite Alias* (silliest childhood nickname/town where you first partied)
Mini Haw Haw Lake Lure

*Fly Girl/Boy Alias* (a la J. Lo)(first initial/first two or three letters of last name)
A. Ski

*Icon Alias* (something sweet within sight/any liquid in your kitchen)
Smirnoff Ice Vinegar

*Detective Alias* (favorite baby animal/where you went to high school)
Monkey Central

*Barfly Alias* (last snack food you ate/favorite alcoholic drink)
Ice Cream Rum

*Soap Opera Alias* (middle name/street where you first lived)
Leigh County Line

*Rock Star Alias* (favorite candy/last name of favorite musician)
Jolly Rancher Tedeschi

*Star Wars Name* (first 2 letters of your first name and the first 3 letters from your last name/first 2 letters from your mother's maiden name and the first 3 letters from the city you were born in)
Amski Larut


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