Sunday, November 28, 2004

failed updating

well, it appears that my udating disappeared - i'm just SOO frustrated. i did a lot of work the other day and it is completely gone. not sure what happened. i'm not even sure if i remember what all i did - man, this sucks. oh well. moving on.

this is a little jacket i made for a friend's little girl as a Christmas gift. i'll be shipping it tomorrow. Chelle's great pattern - again :)

has anyone noticed my scale? i'm all excited. i haven't lost that much actual weight because i've been working out a bit, but i have lost inches! woo hoo!
this is what my "diet" consists of:

not too bad, eh?
anyhow.... more on crochet - i've almost got the other baby blanket complete that needs to be done for thursday. i ran out of yarn and need to get another skein today... oh crum, HL is closed on sunday! shoot shoot shoot and a big sigh. i've got another baby blankie that must be done in 3 weeks - and then CHRISTMAS!!! i've pretty much abandon all gifts that i planned on getting made - oh well. at least i'm being honest with myself about it. i still hope to get 2 items complete. definately the throw for my SIL and the other, i can't say, just in case the future owner peaks in. alright, i need to get for now.

oh, one last thing - i have almost an entire spool spun for my jacket YAY!

Saturday, November 20, 2004


i have spent some time this morning - and will more this afternoon - updating links and pages and such on the main page scroll and click around.
ideas/suggestions/opinions are more than welcome!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

secret pal, i love you!

because i'm short on time - the monsters are hungry - i am just going to post a picture for all of you at crochetville - and will go into detail after dinner!!!

follow-ups, updates, and a picture

about my deaf dane:
thank you all so much for the ideas and thoughts of my pup. he is precious to our family. he DOES know sign language - but he has to be looking at you to follow commands - which poses a problem when he's 'stretching his legs' around the neighborhood! eeek!!
as for the shock collar - we thought about it, debated it, and decided against it - mainly because of my boys. i'm terrified to think of what enjoyment they might get out of the collar (on the dogs, their sister, the cat, each other... the thought is troubling - he he he). we have found some vibrating collars - that are VERY pricey. as running off has never been a problem, we decided against getting one. i know now, not to take him without his leash... just can't trust the pup as much as the aussie that is an adult and very very well behaved. if he decides to run again, the vibrating collar will be our next step.
now.... investing in a shock collar for my 2 & 3 yr old sons..... hmmmmmm
he he he he he
oh, and no, he is not microchipped but has an appointment for one in january.

well, i have updated the Color of Love yarn swap page. which i am all too proud of myself for accomplishing! i'm trying to do some other changes to the 'home' page as well... just taking more time. i have volunteered myself for a few too many things this past week and am spending TONS of time working on those projects - to which i have 1 more thing to go and get them off in the mail. then it is back to Christmas items and a baby blanket that was supposed to be finished by tomorrow - NOT gonna happen. although, i don't think the shower will be for another 2 weeks.... i can hope. speaking of showers and blankets, here is a picture of the blankie i completed for the boy that was born- baby benjamin ---- oh my he is CUTE!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

a fast bunny, a fast dog, and a few degrees

okay first, a story about my youngest - he is 2 years old.
we walk out the front door and start to the suburban... my victor takes off running after one of the many free-roaming-pet store-rabbits in the neighborhood. now, of course, mr. rabbit does not want to be caught by my victor and wisely hides deep inside a bush next door. shoulders drooping and head hanging, he walks to the 'burban. his sad little eyes look up at me and he says "dat bunny fast, mama"
holding back my laughter i say "yeah, did he ran away?" in that wonderful understanding sympathetic voice mommies have. his reply, matter of factly "nope. he go hop-hop-hop"

and now the fast dog: occasionally i will let me dogs go with me to pick up the older 2 from school. the came along today, passers by gawking at the great dane in the passenger seat. when we pulled in the driveway, the dogs bolted out and to the front door... then josh (the dane) sees a squirrel and takes off! okay, if you have a dog that runs when not on a leash, you know my terror at this moment... he has no collar on - because he eats them. so no identification. well dummy, just call him back home, right. oh no, because you see, i don't do anything the easy way.... my puppy is deaf. he's just loping along with no fear and no idea of what is around him. it took a good 20 minutes to get him back in the car! STRESS!!!

and the other thing:
the weather guy on the radio says "tomorrow we're going to feel the winter chill much more than today. forecast shows we'll be dipping down 24degrees. and that's your future forecast, i'm brian james... it's 2:42 at 20 degrees." hmmmm, think he should've had more coffee? he he he he

as for crochet, i finished a baby blanket last night and started a new one today. i'll post pictures in a bit, time for dinner with the family :)

Friday, November 05, 2004

i love my man

just in time:

he knew i was having a bad day.

aren't they just beautiful!?!
what a wonderful man he is. i'm feelin' all gushy.

okay, crochet stuff:
well, i have 2 baby blankies to start and finish in just 2 weeks. plus, get my Christmas stuff busy!!! i'm feeling stressed. i can do it. i can do it.... if i keep repeating this, i'll believe it, right?

okay, that's all for now, because there is much work to be done around the house before i can sit on my rear and crochet!!! off i go, rag in hand.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


welcome, winter! now don't get me wrong, i'd much rather it be 105 degrees outside than see all this white stuff, but, with my new found skill of crochet - i'm fairly excited at the chill, oh the scarves and hats i will make!! we are in for one heck of a winter this year. our summer was SO mild.. i think it only reached 100 or more 3/4 times - if that. where we normally have several full weeks of it. anyhow, thought i would show you all what we had to deal with this morning... gotta love 4X4 wheel drive! an almost necessity on your vehicle around her. spring is wet and warm, summers are hot and dry, fall is cool and windy, winters are cold and icy. ahhhh Texas, truly nothing better.

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