Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  Remembering those who died while fighting the fight and gave the ultimate sacrifice and thinking of the ones still fighting the fight and the veterans who have fought the fight so that we may still have our freedom. 

Until next time, keep on hooking.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day

Gosh but it really has been a long time since I last posted.  It is now coming up on the Memorial Day weekend.  It's time for everyone to reflect on our fallen soldiers and how they gave their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.  I also have a deep appreciation for our soldiers that are continuing the fight today.  I am so proud of them and very proud to be an American. 

So since I last posted Bethanie has gotten her braces off.

As far as my working life goes, I am now an Independent Sales Representative with Avon.  So far so good.  I like what I'm doing, it's fun and I have met a lot of new people, including my new neighbors.  So that's a plus.  But I am working on getting my Freelance Paralegal business up and running.  That's going to take more time as attorneys are hesitant to send their work out due to the confidentiality issues.  So we shall see...

We do have a new resident in our backyard. 

As the owl was sitting so calmly on the horseshoe spike, Louie was walking around him, not even barking.  Now that was surprising.  So now he has taken up residence in a palm tree in the next door neighbor's backyard, which is right next to the fence so we get to see him every night. 

He comes out and eyeballs a bird's nest in the tree next to his and the Mama and Daddy birds fly at him and scream at him.  As far as I can tell he hasn't bothered the nest but I really don't know as the birds don't seem to hang out in that tree anymore. 

I have seemed to have misplaced my crochet mojo but I'm working on getting it back.  It took me two and a half days just to do a simple dishcloth.  Now that's bad because it doesn't take nearly that long. 

Louie smiling his smile. 

Until next time, keep on hooking.


Friday, January 22, 2010


So last Saturday Bethanie turned 15 and today Kevin is 37!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!  And being a man I know he doesn't mind that I just let the virtual world know his age. 

This has been an abnormal week.  First of all, Kevin left last Friday with his mother to take care of some family business out of state, meaning he wasn't here for Bethanie's birthday but it's okay.  We were all okay with it considering the nature of the trip.  And he's not even home for his birthday because things happened where they went and they had to stretch out their trip.  But hopefully he'll be home tomorrow. 

And since he's been gone, I haven't been able to sleep very well.  I keep hearing all sorts of noises that I've never heard before.  I don't know if they're are new noises or I'm just hearing them because he's been gone.  The dog has only growled at the front door a few times so I dunno...


On another note...I have been on a yarn diet (comes with being unemployed) and the lovely ladies at my Monday Night Therapy group (that's what my knit/crochet night is for me) took pity on me.  A couple of them were destashing and saved some for me.  Yay, I can make another baby sweater and hat for my newest granddaughter.  She lives in Kentucky where it's still colder there than here.  So she will still get use out of it.  My knittas and hookers are the best there is, bar none.

Until next time, keep on hooking.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy New Year

Oh my has been too long since I updated.  I'm still having computer issues (yes, it's still not working - I was told it needs a new motherboard).  Since my last blogging venture we've had Christmas, a new granddaughter, Alexa (December 28, 2009), the calendar turned over to 2010, and now my youngest, Bethanie, is turning 15 tomorrow, January 16, 2010 (Gosh, where has the time gone), and Louie the Super Dog (hee hee hee) turned 3 earlier this month.

As for my hooking, I made all three granddaughters sweaters and the baby got a hat to go with hers.  I sent those off in the mail the Monday before Christmas, and that's it.  I haven't done anything else since then.  I'm on a yarn diet while I job hunt.  Hopefully that won't last long.  I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms.  I mean, it hasn't been a full month since I finished the little hat but it sure seems much longer.  Is there a rehab place for this?  But on a good note, I've lost 10 pounds since December 20th!  That's called the Poverty Diet.  Hee hee hee  Not getting the extra goodies that call my name at all hours of the day and night helps.  A lot.

Until next time, keep on hooking.