Monday, December 26, 2005

Post Office after the holidays

I certainly hope the Post Office is less crazy after the holidays than before. I have several things I need to mail and I really don't want a 45 minute line, nor do my kids :). One of the things I have ready to send is another completed comfortghan for HMB. This is for a request that came via the website. We got absolutely flooded with requests this month. The only reason we can figure out is that it all happened at the same time the Better Homes & Gardens Simply Creative Crochet hit the stands and there is a reference to HMB on page 8. We received over 100 requests in less than 2 weeks time. I am so very impressed with the members of HMB. They have really rallied around and taken on assembly assignments and been making and mailing squares like crazy. WTG!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tickled PINK!!

I recently had a birthday and I must share what DH got for me. He got me the new Pink Squeeze from Quickutz and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it~!!! It also has an alpha, Olivia, with it that is wonderful. I was, and still am, super surprised. I had no idea my hubby even knew what Quickutz is let alone how fantastic a present this would be!!

A great big THANK YOU to my DH!!

Monday, December 19, 2005


Finally, some snow that might stick around. Lately it has just been cold. Really cold, like the 13 degrees at 9 am with a daily high of 21 cold. Yesterday it warmed up a bit and then last night the snow came. It even snowed off and on all morning and the ground was covered in white. I am not holding my breathe for a white Christmas though since it is getting even warmer and things are turning to slush. At least it is pretty right now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

My baby is seven

Yesterday my "baby" turned seven years old. What a day. This is a super fun age for birthdays and holidays. They enjoy everything about them and just let the day be all about themselves and their happiness without being at all selfish. Many adults, myself included, could certainly learn something from this.

Saturday, December 10, 2005


Went to the movie RENT last night. My MIL took myself and my SIL, who both have Dec birthdays, to dinner and the movie for our birthday present. Usually we go to a live production of some sort, but there wasn't much playing that interested us this year. Since a couple of years ago we had gone to the traveling production of RENT we decided it would be interesting to see what happened to it in movie form.

WOW! I was pleasantly surprised. I had forgotten how much I love the music in RENT. I can't stop humming this morning. There is nothing like a live production, but the movie was well done and I enjoyed it. It certainly gets five stars from me!

This story is one that really touches me. Primarily because I know that there are those for whom this is a portrait of reality and daily life. I am reminded how blessed I am and how, had the circumstances of my birth been different, it could also be my daily life. I am also reminded how important friendship and family are in a person's life and that family takes many different forms.

Friday, December 09, 2005

DONE!!! - for now

I have officially finished my ASL 3 class. I took the final last night and the instructor graded them on the spot and provided us with our semester grade if we wanted. I wanted! "B" No surprise, it is what I expected going into the final. Now, the overacheiver part of me is upset it is not an "A". The other side of me that sat in that class, did the homework and projects, and knows that I gave it my best is pretty darn proud of that "B" because I know I earned every bit of it!! The instructor is an excellent teacher and is very fair, but he doesn't give you any slack. So, now I can enjoy the craziness of the holidays and the 47 thousand December birthdays in my family then prepare for ASL 4 to start in January.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Comfortghan mailed

I have mailed this comfortghan today to a lady who's Father has passed away. This one is pretty special as my Father died almost 8 years ago. There are times that it is harder than others and the holidays is often one of those times because of all the good memories.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Breeding Yarn

I have been working diligently to use up the yarn I have on hand. I do not have tons and tons, but I do have several boxes (think the size paper comes in). I am only purchasing yarn when I need a specific color for the assembly of comfortghans, mostly white for OPH. The rest of the things I am only allowing myself to use what I have. Goodness knows that I have enough sock yarn to keep me busy for a while. I also decided that the colors I have available for squares are just going to have to do and when they match a request they do and if not, then they don't. This has an awful lot to do with the full shelf set of boxes in my garage. Now, not all of that is yarn, there are also several boxes of thread. I know, that will take my lifetime to use up one bookmark at a time, but at least I am trying!

So, yesterday my DH is helping me to get down the Christmas decorations and he says "Do you want me to get these other boxes of yarn so you can consolidate?" I don't even remember that I have TWO MORE boxes of yarn. So, which is worse 1. that he knows about the boxes and I don't or 2. that I have been working on my existing stash to make room for several months, but I still have to tell him there is no room to consolidate?

I swear, this yarn must really be angora instead of acrylic because it is "breeding like rabbits"!!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

In Honor of Nathan Clemons

This OPH comfortghan was assembler in honor of Marine PFC Nathan Clemons.