Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snow, ick!

We got about four inches of snow over night last night and the roads around the area were not very good. They already called a 2 hour late start for the morning. It's just so slippery, that's the main problem. I had to leave church and pick up someone and I fishtalied as I got out on the highway.
I really don't like this snow!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quizzes because I'm bored

You Are 32% Girly

You are a pretty hardcore tomboy, and a very free spirit.

Gender roles be dammed, you like to do things your way.

You Are An Extrovert!

You have a ton of friends, perhaps more friends than anyone you know.

Nothing to do on Friday night? No problem for you to find the action.

You're friendly, easy to know, and you seem to get along with almost everyone.

You love to express yourself - and everyone knows a good deal about you.

Whether you're giving your opinion or sharing your dreams, you don't keep anything in.

You Are a Mango Flavored Popsicle

You are a very playful person. For you, summer is all about having a good time.

You have a nearly undying energy. You're up for anything at anytime, as long as fun is involved.

You keep active as much as possible. You don't feel comfortable if you have to sit still.

You're a true kid at heart. You enjoy a popsicle as much as a trip to the amusement park.

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Dixie

Your Quirk Factor: 33%

You have a few little quirks, but you generally blend in well with society.

Only those who know you well know how weird you can be.

What A Lily Says About You

You are playful, flirty, and friendly.

You can easily light up a room... or someone's heart.

Your unique personality attracts a lot of attention!

Your cute ways get you in trouble. People can't help but be a little jealous of you.

What Heidi Means

H is for Honest

E is for Enthusiastic

I is for Insane

D is for Darling

I is for Intense

Your Expression Number is 5

A total multi-tasker, you have a wide variety of talents.

You're very versatile and able to change at a drop of a hat.

A free spirit, you crave change and adventure.

Clever and quick witted, you can convince anyone of anything.

You can do anything you desire... though this sometimes gets you in trouble!

Very popular, you're always thinking up new ways to entertain and amuse your friends.

Your restless and impatient attitude means you don't stay with projects for long.

You tend to be erratic and scattered - it's hard for you to focus.

You often find yourself in a state of flux with constantly changing interests.

You Should Paint Your Room Blue

Peaceful and soothing, blue rooms have been known to reduce blood pressure.

Your blue room will encourage deep rest and great sleep.

A blue room is the perfect oasis for a stressful life.

You Are Having a Green Day

You are approaching today with a good deal of balance and awareness.

If you didn't pay attention, today could be like any old day. Nothing too exciting is going on.

But for you, today all about making the most of each moment.

You are seeing the beauty in every situation, and you're keeping your mind open to possibilities.


I haven't accomplished alot today. I slept in a bit and came downstairs and got my PowerPoint done and now I'm burning cds for choir. Once I get those done I have one more scan to do and then I can crash for a while.
I am hoping to get a little knitting time in too. I got my Sunday School done Wednesday night so I am a bit ahead of things, a very nice feeling!
Last night we went to PM and C's house for supper and plans to play games. We ended up talking mostly and helping them out with the new phones that they got.
I know my posts the last few days have been pretty boring....the one big thing I was afraid of in participating with NaBloPoMo, but I guess we all have those days, right?!
I hope that you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving vacation!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Shopping fun!

We braved the Black Friday shopping mess and got some good deals this morning. The only thing that I couldn't find were the jeans that were on sale, but I got all of the important things that we were looking for, as well as a couple of extras. K found a good deal at Radio Shack on a new wireless mouse for my computer, the old one was getting pretty bad, and he found a deal on a Bluetooth ear piece for my phone.
We got up a little late, we wanted to be leaving the house by 4:25, we have a twenty minute or so drive to Wal Mart, and we ended up not getting up until about 4:30 since someone forgot to set an earlier alarm, but it all ended well.
We went through drive through at Mc Donalds for breakfast and made it home by about 7. I went back to bed then and didn't get up again until 10:30!
We put up a few Christmas lights and now we are getting ready to go and check out the town's Christmas parade. I may be back to post more later, but if not, I hope you all had a great day and found the deals you were looking for if you went shopping!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

After reading Jen's blog I decided to cheat a little bit and try to change the post options and write a post ahead of time and hopefully it will automatically post in the morning! I blame her because she showed me how to do it in one of her posts!
I just wanted to tell you all how thankful I am for all of you....for old blog readers who may still be reading, to new friends who I have met in NaBloPoMo or in other places with the blog. It's amazing how the internet can connect all of us from so many different places!
I hope that you all have a wonderful day with family and friends and that you find all the deals that you are looking for if you get up early to go shopping on Friday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving fun

What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About You

When it comes to the holidays, you follow and love the big traditions. You look forward to them every year.

You see the holidays as a time to think about what's important to you. It's a good time to reflect and regroup.

You like the aspects of the holiday that remind you of your childhood - opening presents, treats, and old favorite foods.

During the holidays, you are likely to feel energetic. At your worst, you feel bored.

You consider yourself to be a bit of a purist, and you're proud of it.

You tend to spend your holidays doing everything and anything. You really get into the holiday spirit.

You Are an Indian

It's likely that you spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid.

You feel comfortable and at peace in nature. You identify with Native Americans.

You are a truly helpful and giving person. You like to lend a hand.

And while you do your best to do the right thing, people haven't always been kind back to you.

You Are 87% Thankful

You're an incredibly thankful person, and everyone around you feels very appreciated.

You inspire people to be more optimistic, forgiving, and grateful.

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.

People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

Your Pilgrim Name Is...

Faith Abbott

Your Native American Name Is...

Mausi Pakuna

Your name means: Flower Plucking Deer Jumping Downhill

With Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought that these quizzes were fun. I finally decided what salad I am making for our adopted family/friend get together tomorrow and we went to get our grocieries tonight. K took me out to Chinese for supper too. I was hungry! I realized after the kids left about three that I hadn't eaten lunch! My General Tso's chicken was so good!
We plan on going to my parents house in the morning and probably an early lunch and then going to church to meet with our church family and eat and play games. It will be nice to relax and just hang out with our family and friends! I think we are going to be crazy people and go to Wal Mart for the big sale Friday morning. We might go to a couple stores here in town when we get back, but we aren't going to do a whole lot of shopping. There are just a couple deals that we thought we couldn't miss. $8 jeans for me, an 8G jump drive.
I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I didn't do a whole lot yesterday. I did get all my laundry done and the house cleaned. I got a few rows knitted on my "tinsel" scarf and I got a bit of work done on my newest project. At church our regular hymnals have such a high key for some songs it is really hard to sing the hymns, so a few months ago we bought the piano binder hymnal in a lower key. Well, we couldn't find the exact same hymnal that we had before, so we bought a different one and now my job is to go through both hymnals indexes and alphabatize them and give the number in the old hymnal and the number in the new hymnal. I got through the A's yesterday! I hope to get a big chunk of it done this weekend with my time off as well as more knitting!

Monday, November 24, 2008

More scarves!

This weekend was a good one! Saturday we didn't do a lot, I got PowerPoint done and we got a couple projects done around the house and then we went over to PM and C's house and hung around and helped a bit with the garage sale PM was having and had a fire out in the back yard.
Sunday we had lunch with my parents after church and left a bit early to bake the pies we needed for the pie and ice cream fellowship after the Praise and Thanksgiving Service. I finished one scarf at Mom and Dad's house and started another one.

The blue scarf that I finished You can kind of see the little "poofy" sections that were in the yarn. I still have one skein of this yarn left. I think I will make another thinner scarf with it later
This is the scarf that I finished on Sunday. It was done with the Mexicana Lion Brand Fun Fur. I didn't realize that it was striping, I thought it was more of a mixture like the other Fun Fur scarves that I have done. I really like it, so does K and it matches my good winter coat very well!

A close up of the stripes. My good winter coat has the orange color in it.
The scarf that I started with the tinsel type yarn. I didn't get a whole lot done on it, I fell asleep while I was working on it at Mom and Dad's. I have three skeins of this, I am hoping to get at least two scarves, maybe one can be used for a Christmas gift! There are still a few people that I am not really sure what to get them for Christmas, I have a few gifts that I have bought already and quite a few ideas, we just need the money to do the shopping.
Today is pretty quiet, thankfully! I just have Miss A and we have been busy doing laundry and checking out some of the new toys I picked up at PM's garage sale. I hope to get the house cleaned during naptime, or after she leaves for the day if naptime doesn't work. I've started on a new typing project too, and hope to get some time spent on that as well as a bit of knitting. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Thankfully this is a short week!
Thanks for the comments hoping that I feel better after yesterday's post...I am feeling better. It was a sort of "personal" issu and today is a much better day.
Jen, I hope that you do start knitting again! It is alot of fun and a bit of "therapy". I can't wait to see your finished products!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Feeling icky

I'm not feeling the best tonight so this is going to be a short post.
I finished another scarf this afternoon and started another one. I made a small amount of progress, but we had to be to church early for the Praise and Thanksgiving service so I didn't get a whole lot done on it. I will get pictures of the finished products tomorrow.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Yeah it was sort of a painful post yesterday and I look at it and kind of cringe today, but it did help to write it out and get it all out there instead of holding it all in. It is a bit of a better day today and I hope that it will end even better!
I did finish the one scarf I was working on and started another, I started with the Mexicana Lion Brand Fun Fur. I got one skein done and started on the second. I think I may work on the tinsel looking yarn when I am finished with this one.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Why ranting

Ugh! Why do I let other people control how I feel? Why do I let other peoples' disapproval turn into disapproval of myself? Why do I let other peoples' issues become my issues? Why do I let other people make me feel uncomfortable? Why do I let other people change a happy, comfortable, good for me situation into something uncomfortable and strange? Why do I let myself get caught up in other peoples' drama? Why can't I just let things roll of my back and get on with my life? Why can I never feel like I am "good enough", why do I feel like a failure if I can not be or do things perfectly for myself or others? Why do I let my inferiority "complex" complicate so many other things in my life? Why can't I just be "normal"? Why do I always have to second guess myself?

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Not alot to say today really. One more row and I have finished the scarf I have been working on. Think I will get K to help me decide which one to start next.
I will get a picture of it finished tomorrow and hopefully have a picture of the progress on the new start.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter weather depression

Ugh this dark, cold, winter weather is driving me nuts! I seriously think I need the sun to "recharge my batteries"! With it being so dark and gray lately and with barely any sun I have found myself being so depressed. I have been working hard today and trying to get caught up with things (just two more loads of laundry and I will be caught up!) and now I am feeling a bit better. I am hoping that Awana will help tonight too. Tonight our theme is Food Pantry. The kids bring in a non perishable food item for 1,000 points and at the end of the night we take all of those items to the local food pantry.
Oh, I have to share one cool thing that happened to me yesterday too....I used to use the search engine get points every time you search, you can get instant win points with games that pop up while you are searching, and you can win prizes. I had won an Amazon gift certificate in the past, but the last time I won (which was last October I believe) but had trouble redeeming the Amazon gift card that I had won. I inadvertantly ended up in the prizes section of my Winzy account yesterday and found that I was still able to redeem this gift card a little over a year later! I gave it a try and sure enough that gift card was still there waiting for me, and I used it to download "A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded)" audio cd and a few extra songs that I had been looking for but not able to find. I was thrilled! Hoping that this is the start of a good upswing for me!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fleece blankets and a bit of know how I am!

The comments I got on my last post were about the blankets, so I thought I would share with you how I made them.
For the baby blankets I use one yard of a patterned fleece and one yard of a solid fleece. I lay them out on the floor, wrong sides together, and then cut out a four to five inch square out of each corner. Then I cut strips along one side of the blanket (I usually try to get them about an inch and a half or so wide....I gave up measuring each one and then started using two fingers together to measure, now I just try to average it out) and tie the strips together. I found that I have to tie them twice or they come undone in the laundry (yes I speak from experience!) Continue with all four sides and you are all set! It takes all of a half hour or so and it makes a nice gift! I made each of my daycare kids one for Christmas and made one for myself as well. I used two or three yards for mine, I don't remember.
My only problem now is that our Wal Mart is getting rid of most of it's crafting section which means I'll have to drive an hour at least to find any fleece to make the blankets, or any cross stitch supplies for that matter. I do hope that they put their fleece on sale soon to try to clear it out if that is what they are planning to do though, I found a beautiful golden fleece with some music scores and notes and things on it that I would love to do for myself, but it just isn't in the budget right now!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blankets and Plays

Baby blanket number one
Baby blanket number two
There are the pictures I promised of the blankets that I finished on Saturday. I finished them just before we left to go to the play.
The play was ok that night. A few of the kids messed up their songs, a few had random, awkward pauses, and a few made up their own lines as they went along when they couldn't remember what to say. They all did very well considering they didn't have alot of time in practice and it was Shakespere. We went out to Pizza Hut with our friends afterwards and J was pretty upset that he had messed up his lines. I told him he did very well, at least he said something rather than standing there staring at the others on stage. The whole cast and J and his female lead in the play!
Sunday went very quickly! We had alot of fun in Sunday School, I only had two boys. I didn't end up going to the homeschool concert with K, C called and asked if I wanted to go to the musical with her again. K said I should go, so he dropped me off as he was headed out to church for the music program. They did ALOT better that time! I can really only remember a few mistakes. They all seemed alot happier afterwards too!
I've been trying to catch up today with the things I didn't get done Saturday. I'm working on laundry and I plan on printing cards tonight. Maybe I'll get some knitting done during Jon & Kate plus 8. Their wedding in Hawaii is showing tonight, I can't wait to see it! I know I'm additcted to that show! That's really all the tv I watch, other than a bit with the daycare kids.
I've made a little progress with the current scarf I am knitting. It is a thinner yarn, and the little "poofs" are making it a bit more difficult to work with, but I knit every chance I get on it, even if it is just one row. I can't wait to finish it! I will have a difficult time deciding which scarf to knit next!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday craziness!

I got most of my projects done yesterday, not quite all of them, but I didn't do too badly. Today looks like it will be a busy day again too. I forgot that we have choir practice after church this morning, and with the homeschool music program that K is doing sound for at 2 we will probably run out and grab some lunch, change, and head right back to the church. After the program we will have to clean up a bit and then be ready for our evening service. I plan on taking my camera with me, so maybe I will have some more pictures to share. I did get pictures of the fleece blankets that I made yesterday and I will post them tomorrow.
Hope you all have a great day and you are able to relax and you are warmer than our 29 degrees this morning!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Procrastination, my best friend!

I have a list of things to get done today, but here I am again, procrastinating!
I have gotten the house cleaned and the laundry started, but I still have Sunday School to do, PowerPoint for the evening service, fleece tie blankets to make, cards to print, a few songs to transfer over to the church's laptop so they can be used for Awana and Sunday School. And we are going to the play tonight. I would love to have some time to knit today yet too, but we'll see!
K just came and asked me if I want to run up town with him too, and of course I said yes! It's just running a few errands, we won't be gone long, but just one more thing to add to the day:)!

You Are 70% Hyper

You have a high amount of energy, but you're not manic about it.

You live a busy, full, and productive life.

You enjoy all sorts of activities, and you approach most tasks with enthusiasm.

You are also naturally social. You have plenty of time and resources to devote to friends.

While you are quite hyper, you do understand the importance of rest.

It's difficult to get yourself to slow down, but when you do, you enjoy it.

You Are a Tree

You love every part of the holidays, down to the candy canes and stockings. And you're goofy enough to put a Christmas tree ornament on your tree!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day off slacking and new babies!!

I didn't do much of anything today. I ended up with the day off and the most that I accomplished was PowerPoint for Sunday morning and putting some new Christmasy and a couple other fun ringtones on my phone. I hope to get Sunday School done, but that is going to depend on whether or not we go over PowerPoint with PM tonight. Otherwise we will have to go over it tomorrow night after the play. PM and C's son is in the high school play again. He has a leading part from what I understand too! It is tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon. We decided to go tomorrow night, Sunday afternoon K is doing sound for the homsechool group's music concert so that wouldn't work, and we were figuring that tomorrow they would have all of the "opening night jitters" and "bugs" worked out.
We also got news that a friend of ours had her baby this morning! I've seen some pictures on Facebook and he is adorable! And his cheeks! I love those chubby baby cheeks, just have to kiss them! Can't wait to see them! Which also means that I have another project, actually two because another family from our church recently had a baby..., I am making them those fleece tie, no sew blankets. Hopefully I can get both of them done while K is at work tomorrow!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yarn, it's everywhere, it's everywhere!

It looks like an ordinary, every day, plain sort of tote doesn't it?

But take the lid off and you can see my many treasures waiting to be knitted up!

Two skeins Earth and Sky Red Heart Super Saver... I really like these colors together!

Three skeins Cher 4 No Boundaries this one! My Mother in Law crocheted me a scarf out of this one, I can't wait to knit with it!

Partial skein of White Red Heart Super Saver, used for C's scarf

Two skeins Lime Blue Lion Brand Lion Boulce

Two skeins Boogie Blue Bernat Disco

Two skeins Bluesy Red Heart Foxy

Two skeins Fiji Lion Brand Fun Fur

Two skeins Indigo Lion Brand Fun Fur

Two skeins of Mexicana Lion Brand Fun Fur...another one that will match my good winter coat

Two skeins of Mango Lion Brand Fun Fur....this will go very well with my good winter coat

Two skeins of Hawaii Lion Brand Fun Fur...Think tropical haha, this will pick up the orange in my good winter coat too

Two skeins of Nancy 3 No Boundaries Yarn, nice and soft and fluffy! I may switch this out with a pink Baby Lash down further for a scarf yet, just not sure....

Two skeins Confetti Lion Brand Fun Fur

Two skeins Tropical Turquoise Lion Brand Fancy Fur

Two skeins Circus Bernat Softee Chunky for a nice warm scarf

Two skeins Rainbow Lion Brand Fun Fur

Two skeins Stella 29 No Boundaries yarn for a fun scarf
Two skeins of Bright Yellow Lion Brand Fun Fur hmmm maybe I'll put this with some black to make an Iowa Hawkeye scarf for me

Bikini Red Heart Super Saver for a bright scarf

Two skeins each of Precious Pink Bernat Baby Lash and Black Caron Simply Soft to knit together for a nice scarf

?, Gumdrop, Sea Mist, and Faded Denim Peaches & Creme 100% Cotton yarn for dishcloths

Mango Caron Simply Soft was supposed to be a scarf for a friend but not so sure that will happen now...long story

Two skeins of Blueberry Pie Red Heart Super Saver was supposed to be something for my Mom, what exactly I couldn't tell you now...

Buff Red Heart Fiesta started out as something, what I don't remember, but I'm sure it will be used for something...I do like the color

Spring Green Lion Brand Homespun, will make a nice scarf

Delft Blue Red Heart Super Saver I think this will be used with a white fun fur to make another school color scarf.

Red, White, and Sapphire Lion Brand Fun Fur. I was thinking of doing a red, white, and blue scarf with these.
Bright Blue Lion Brand Fun Fur...seems to be an extra. I'll probably do something school colors with this one, but I'll need to buy more to do anything with it!:)
So we learn two things from this little experience...we can definately tell what my favorite color is (blue if you really couldn't guess!) and that I really have lost my mind! I bought most of my yarn on sale, so I haven't spent a ton on it. I will definately have enough to keep me busy this winter without buying any more yarn! And of course we haven't even discussed the cross stitch projects yet! I really am crazy!