Monday, June 25, 2007

On Vacation

I am not going away, but my family is coming to visit from Florida for a week. I will be busy entertaining and spending time with my house guest. No crochet and no blogging. Hopefully I will have some good pictures next week.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Searching For People With Big Hearts

I don't normally do stuff like this, but I should. I have been looking for a charity and stumbled across this one in one of the cal sites. It is perfect for me right now, since I have many scraps from my ripple and a square at a time seems about all I can handle.

I know many of you crocheters do charity work, so if you would like to add another good cause to your list, check this one out.

Monday, June 18, 2007

A Very Good Day!

Today was my idea of a perfect day.

  • Got 10 hours sleep (with help from Ambien)

  • Pumpkin woke me up at 7:30 am

  • Watched Sponge Bob in bed, drinking coffee and hot chocolate

  • Breakfast out on the deck

  • Lunch with great grandma

  • Went for a swim in our little pool

  • Leftover sausage and peppers and pasta salad for dinner

  • Glass of wine alone after everyone went home!!!

  • Life is good!!!

Thank You

I get a lot of emails with interesting stuff, funny stuff and some things that just make you say huh! But this just touched the inside of my heart. I have a 22 year old son, almost 23. I nag him constantly, complain about what he does and doesn't do. But I cannot imagine the pain of losing a son or daughter. I feel so indebted to the young men and women giving their lives for their country. And my heart goes out to the families that are suffering such an unimaginable loss. Whether or not I support this war and I will not go into the politics of it. I support our soldiers, their families and all those affected by it.

I wish I knew how to post this video directly on the blog, but I can only put a link. Please check this out. This woman is awesome!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I am in love with my ripple. The colors are so warm and refreshing at the same time. It makes me happy to look at it, touch it. But I am hating those ends. I always try to avoid projects with a lot of color changes for that reason. This is one project that is worth it. It was supposed to be 10 colors and I left one out, the teal. Now I have to figure out if I should just skip it or work it in somewhere. The colors are named after food, grape, honey, chocolate, berry, bordeaux, so I get hungry every time I look at it... :D I am supposed to be doing laundry, so I have to go. Just could not wait to share!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wow Time Flies When Your Having Fun

I just spend the entire evening on-line. Why? Who knows, but it seems once I sit down in front of the computer, an hour turns in 4 or 5! I ended by reading my entire blog. It really is nice to have a record of one's life like this. But in reading it, I noticed that time really does fly. Everything seems like it was just yesterday. Really! My little pumpkin is getting to be a big girl and I am getting to be an old lady. What's up with that? And I realized that I need to stop complaining about life beeing stressful, etc. Because just when things get all comfy, cozy, warm and fuzzy; something happens to screw it up again. I need to just chill out, smell the roses, drink the coffee.

Something else I noticed, we started working on fixing up the house last November. Christmas came and we dropped the ball. At this rate we will be rushing to get things done for Christmas again. And what's up with that?

Gotta go, need to make a list for my dh... :D

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Starting The Ripple

I have been lurking The No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along for weeks. It has given me a whole new inspiration. I was on the verge of feeling burned out by crochet. Another shawl, shrug, scarf, sweater? I just wasn't feeling it. Then I found this Ripple-Along. Not sure how I got there but the creativity and use of color with such a simple classic pattern is just what I needed. Just looking as the beautiful creations that this group is working on, gave me just the boost I was looking for. In addition to the never ending display, I have also found a whole new set of blogger. They are so talented and creative that I feel renewed and excited about trying new things. I am starting my afghan tonight. This will be an ongoing project and I will also be working on small projects here.

I will also be starting to put together a scrapbook for my dh. I hope I find something to give me a push on this project. I have been dragging my a$$ on this one for a long time and father's day is coming. I hope to have something by then.