31 December 2012
Tonight is 31 December 2012. As I sit and think about the last year, so much has happened and so much to look forward to! My cousin was married in September. Another cousin will get married in September. We lost a cat to kidney failure in March 2012 and gained a new cat in June 2012! We had someone attempt to gain entrance to our house and we gained a dog! We lost more family to illness and death. Some got better, some wish they hadn't! We gained more to love! More friends, more family! God has a plan and we have to trust that HE knows what HE is doing and we are just along for the ride! He will take care of us! I made many things to donate and give to children. As we start the New Year, I have already chosen the next project that has to be finished in 1 1/2 months (Feb 14th). I memorized another pattern to make! I have been making Winter Slouch hats. A very simple pattern (http://www.macyarns.com/?p=279) that is very quick to make. I started doing a test crochet on some hats. They are very simple and they are very pretty! Thanks, Tamara (OzarkLakeCrochet) for letting me have this opportunity. My girls love the hats! They want them all, but I made them agree on who gets which ones.
23 December 2012
I have been pretty busy. Life as we know it has school....helping in classrooms. Illnes (kids get it bring it home and then I get it). Then caring for the animals. I am constantly chasing the newest cat....
30 August 2012
29 August 2012
As I stated in a previous post, my van broke down again. We had to get new tires and new brakes and now a new alternator. On my daily journeys I have found a vehicle that I would like to own for color alone! It is a Lime Green Jeep!
Yesterday, I took my dog to the dog park so she could run. On the way home, the car started acting up and it worried me enough that I immediately went to Ford dealership, that has a Quick Lane and told them what was happening. It seems that the Alternator was in such bad shape it was trying to catch fire. Here are my thankfuls for this: 1. The Quick Lane that was open and close, so that I didn't do any damage to my car, by having to drive farther than I should have with the car. 2. My friend, Caren. When I needed to get my dog home and wake up my husband. She came to the dealership, picked the dog and I up and took us home, and bonus: had a key to my house so we could get in! 3. My mother, who lent us the money to help pay for the fixing of the car. With all the things that have broken in the past month, we are slowly going broke trying to get them fixed and get them right. So we did not have enough to fix the car. Since this is the only vehicle we have that can transport the whole family, we had to get it fixed! 4. My husband, who was very supportive in trying to get the van fixed. This is 4 days worth of grateful wrapped into 2, but I am grateful to God for putting these people into my life.
27 August 2012
Tonight I am thankful for the beautiful night. Actually, today I am thankful for my friend Caren, who lent me her Spot Bot so I can clean some carpeted areas without hauling my huge carpet cleaner to them. Also, for her friendship. We have such a good time together. I am thankful for the guys who while working on the park on Miller Road, took time to help me catch my dog, who got away from me because I was trying to do too much again! I am thankful for tonight's beautiful night sky to help me become grounded.
26 August 2012
I keep reading how positive thinking and thanking God for all the good in our lives helps our lives to be better. So I am going to try starting my posts with something positive in my life. The biggest positives I have: my wonderful, Darling Husband! He is such a good man. He really cares about me and our daughters and he works very hard to keep a roof over our head! So Thank God for my wonderful Husband! Some man said, "At my age, I take what I can get." But I waited for God to lead me to the best man for me! That would be my husband! Other positives on the day: my daughters, my dog, my cats, my friends and my family. I am also grateful that my friend was not seriously injured in a motorcycle crash today. Another friend came home from Afghanistan, unharmed physically. My friend's babies were born and are beautiful and healthy! That is a big positive. She did an awesome job bringing 3 babies into this world all at one time! What a great mom she is! So life is good! So many positives to be grateful for! What are you grateful for? Make a list and thank God!
24 August 2012
1st Day of School, my middle DD's teacher calls me. She has fallen off the slide (from high up). She has hurt her arm and is claiming it is broken. 2nd Day of School, my oldest DD's teacher calls me. She is in the school office crying because she doesn't like the food being sold in the cafeteria. Because of Obama's wife's forced changes, the menu has not been approved and they cannot serve 2nd or 3rd choices for those kids who do not like Pizza or other foods served in the cafeteria. I have to go get her a sandwich (I was going to go shopping and buy food) and take it to the school and she gets an extended lunch period because of this. This is the first time this has ever happened! The cafeteria has always offered a 2nd or 3rd choice (usually one of those being pb&j sandwiches). I am so grateful for the weekend right now!
23 August 2012
22 August 2012
My children are not cruel, they just think that things they wear look good on Poochie and Kitties.....End result, poochie is wearing sunglasses or fake glasses, or hats, etc. They also constantly pick up the kitties. Poor cats are a little too big for the girls to hold comfortably (for them). Oh Well, they are only young once.
We went to Akron, OH for a family reunion for the Bullach family. This is my husband's father's mother's family. Now this woman, Thelma Bullach Hofacre is already deceased. But we are part of the family and went. There were a lot of family we have met and many we haven't. It was a good time. I got some good photos for the family and finally got them off my camera and onto FB where they can be shared with the rest of the family.
I have been busy knitting and crocheting, but I haven't been very busy posting what I have finished. So I think it is time for me to start. I will also try to share where I got the pattern from (if it is available....some have been removed).
I made a lot of these fingerless mitts. They are really simple and make great gifts. My girls even love them. I gave quite a few as gifts to teachers, who have to help kids zip into coats.
Here is a link to the pattern: http://creativeyarn.blogspot.com/2009/11/diagonal-eyelet-hand-warmers-free.htmlI also made for a birthday present, two "Miffed" Birds. I refuse to use the word angry. Mine are called miffed. You can find the patterns on Ravelry.