Monday, December 22, 2008
One of our vendors makes these true to size cardboard cutouts and sent one to my Supervisor. So far he had attended quite a few holiday parties and going home with another so his kids could meet him. He even became part of the family Holiday card. I'll see if I can get my hands on some of the pictures to share with you. They are a hoot.
We get off work at 2:00 today not sure if I will stop at any stores on the way to my BFF celebrating Hanukkah.
Have a Happy Holiday
If you are a New Yorker you have to pick a team, looks like Juliet, by default of Dad is a Yankees Fan. Yeah! I believe one or more of his brothers are Jet fans.
Here are the sweater and hat before I shipped them off.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It amazing how he always pops in. This boy used to be the stud of the neighborhood but he has been caged and neutered and returned to the neighborhood. As you can see he is healthy but his face was a bit scratched up, but he turned as I took the shot. So when I hear cats fighting I have to think of him. He has been here for years! It amazes me how he has survived living out doors all year round. But I know by looking at him that there are others feeding him. The boys went up to him and they all smelled each other. Stanley was the first to greet him but was careful. I put of food for him which he ate a bit of then was on his way. I know they probably don't know he is their Father but I like to think after all these years that they do know they are family.
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Monday, December 1, 2008
Both kids are just adorable and so happy and well behaved. They are my BFF grand babies #4 & 5 from daughter #2.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
My Crape Myrtles were beautiful on 11/8
On the electronic front my DVD player lived it's life programed at the factory. So I ordered a new one here. I was delivered Friday just as I was leaving. Well, I hooked it up today. Pretty easy. Set the clock, the FM radio & have sound coming out when I put a DVD in but no picture. It is a pretty simple hook up so I have no idea why I'm not getting a picture. I have been watching all the shows I had recorded on my cable box DVR all weekend but took a break to see if I could set the DVD up. As I was doing this I noticed that my cable channels were not coming up. So called for tech help, unplugged to re-boot yada yada. Now I have nothing on the HDTV cable box. The one in the bedroom works (not high def) and the Internet works, so now I have no tv to watch. As I was straighting up my coffee table I found my portable dvd. I only got it to watch knitting videos, like Lucy Neatby two socks vids and the BSJ. Once I finish this post I am going to watch a movie and work on the other glove. Lets give a thumbs up if I get the darn thing correct this time.
Friday, November 14, 2008
So far listened to the "Good Earth" by Purl S Buck one of my favorite required reading when I was in high school. This one I down loaded from the library. I have also listened to "The Broken Window" by Jeffery Deaver, a Lincoln Rhyme novel. Then I went onto "The Disappeared" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, this was SiFi and the first in an series. I would listen to more but don't want to pay the prices I have found yet. The library does not carry these in audio. I enjoyed the book enough that if I can find each book on audio in the series I will listen to them. Don't you just hate it when you read a book from the middle of a series! I was lucky that this was the first. It is really easy to download the books. Each comes in 2 parts, while the Good Earth came in chapters. The directions that came with this player are basic so I had a little trouble figuring out if I could put both parts on at the same time. With The Good Earth, I was able to load the whole book and it just continued through to the end. My biggest learning curve is to remember to turn the player off before I turn the car off. Unlike CD or cassette books that stop in place when you turn the car off, the player will keep going. It uses a 1 AAA battery and I have gone through three of them, one because I left the player on all night! For the price and ease of use I recommend this player to the technically challenged.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I will be go glad! Just think we have to do this again in 4 years. I think we should have a King or Queen, and to think we won that war without all the technology! I just hate the ads, the money spent, the back biting. I hope tomorrow is a new day. If we do not get out of 1raq this could be our future! The Women of 1raq only got the right to vote in 1980. This is what it looked like for them to vote on 1/30/05. I thought that after we destroyed their country we took occupation to rebuild the infrastructure and help the people get back to a feet and live normal life. At this point in time I do not think we have gotten very far. I think B*sh's new job should be to run 1raq. Let's see what he can do for that country because he sure has not been good for our's.
Just a bit of US history of Woman Voting.
American women advocated women's right to vote from the 1820s onward. One colonial forerunner, Lydia Chapin Taft was granted the right to vote in 1756 by the town of Uxbridge, Massachusetts colony. In the United States, this was first achieved in the relatively sparsely-populated territories of Wyoming (1869) and briefly in Utah (1870), although Utah women were disenfranchised by the U.S. Congress in 1887. The push to grant women's suffrage in Utah was at least partially fueled by outsiders' belief that, given the right to vote, Utah women would dispose of polygamy. After Utah women exercised their suffrage rights in favor of polygamy the U.S. Congress disenfranchised Utah women.[ Other territories and states granted women the right to vote in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but national women's suffrage did not come until the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1920. We have only had the right to vote for 88 years!!
Here is a link to Woman's right to vote world wide. Interesting.
I will get off my soap box.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
You can also check out last years Halloween pictures while your at it.
Now if I had a dog it could be worse. Cat in Dog Bed
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I mailed the hat out on Wednesday. I received a thank you note from Juliet when she received the sweater, gotta love these kids who have their own note cards!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The buttons were a perfect choice
this is how much yarn I had left to finish up 6 rows. Had to run back to Hanc0ck Fabrics. I was buying buttons for the other two BSJ when I looked for a better yarn color for a boy. I had already picked up 2 skeins that would be OK for a boy but the pastel colors were not working for me. When I brought the first skein they accepted my 40% off coupon from Michael's but when I needed that one extra skein they would not accept it! So I paid $2.39 for skein #1 & $3.99 for #2. I plan on sending customer service an email complaint. I have always been able to use my AC M00re & Michael's coupons at either place.
This picture shows you the marker were I stopped decreasing. When it was time to knit the 90 stitches and put 34 on hold on either side I cut the yarn put the 34 x 2 sts on waste yarn. Joined the yarn and knit 10 ridges across, cut the yarn at end. I then put the other stitches back on the needle and joined at the beginning, knit across to the 90 & picked up 10 stitches. Knit 90 and picked up the other 10.
Yarn: Premier Yarns-Coral- Color Red
Started July 28 and finished August 30, 2008
What I have learned: Don't over think it like I did for BSJ#1. By #2 I was making less mistakes. Just make sure you keep the marker on the one stitch that is left after decreasing. The other thing that made it easier was having one of those little round stitch markers every 10 stitches. As I worked from right to left I would move it as the stitch count changed. On the increase rows I would add markers as I needed. I am now on the third go round on knitting up a hat for Juliet's sweater. I finally mailed her sweater and other presents out on Monday. At the rate the hat is going she will be 6 months old when I finish. Hat not hard, I just have not picked up the needles since last Thursday.
I really enjoyed knitting up the BSJ once I got the hang of it.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here is Stanley looking down at Pia who spends a lot of time on the couch with me when I am knitting.
This was the site I came back from outside. Sissy does this all the time. This was taken the same day but hours later
Of course, Pia in her favorite spot.
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