Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I must issue an apology

After yesterday's vent, the writer who disagreed with me did apologize and felt terrible that her post had hurt me. We communicated via email with apologies on both ends (that board has been weird lately and I think it has been getting to me). I still belief that Mel Gibson was free to express his views (and I believe he did a fabulous job with the movie) even if I don't fully agree with his views (ie: he said to Diane Sawyer that only Catholics will be in heaven; I believe that Jesus came to bring salvation to all who will receive it).

Not much on the crochet front. I've got nothing done today. Instead, I spent the morning at the dentist trying to get a chip in my tooth smoothed out. It seems my overbite puts a lot of pressure on my bottom front teeth and this is my second chip in 5 months. At my checkup next month he said he can build the tooth up with some resin so it doesn't have the obvious dip it has right now. *sigh* And I thought I had good teeth.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Feeling like I just got kicked in the stomach

Ugh. I'm part of an online scrapbooking community and today the topic of Oscar nominations came up. When discussing Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ someone made the comment that you shouldn't make your beliefs known unless you are asked first (paraphrased). She felt that Gibson pushed his beliefs on others. Well, he made a movie, he did not force people to see it. Isn't that part of America? Micheal Moore made his movie about his political beliefs: same thing, he didn't force people to see it. Like it or hate it, many movies made are made to express the director/writer's views. Anyway, it made me feel like I should just move to a commune and keep any and all opinions/beliefs to myself. Sheesh!

On other fronts: it looks like the toilet will need to be replaced. What a pain. So, as soon as I get the W2's from J's employers and do the taxes on TurboTax, efile and get the refund, we'll be off to Lowe's! Such excitement!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Too many projects in progress

In my usual practice of trying to do too many things at once, I can't tell you how many projects I have going right now. Let's just say it's too many for me to keep track of, but I have simple mind. lol. My swap hat is almost finished, just a couple of rounds left.

I did start a scrap afghan using my acquired and leftover yarns. This thing is going to be huge! It's at least 5 feet wide and so far it's about 16" long. It's all double crocheted stripes. I started with my browns, I took the darkest shade and went to the lightest I have. After I finished the browns, I did sc stripes in the same order with the browns, then a dc row of cream. Now, I'm working with the reds. Next I'll do blues, then greens. I really don't know how long it will be, but it will be great for snuggling on the couch because it is as wide as the couch!

Today, J spent part of the afternoon fixing the toilet in our half-bath. The turn off valve had sprung a leak and needed replacing. In typical J fashion, once he removed the toilet he found the valve he had bought was the wrong size and he needed a new flange for the toilet drain. So, back to Lowe's. Now, the water in the whole house was turned off for this period of time. Not good with a family of 6. We all know that children get incredibly thirsty when water is not available and then they have to pee. Fun, fun. But I now have a toilet with a brand new seat, new inner workings and and no longer dribbles into the bowl from the tank between flushings. But, I did notice a slight pool of water on the floor after J left for a meeting at the church, so *hopefully* that can be easily fixed.

My ds has been sick. At Thanksgiving he was diagnosed with bronchitis. We took him back to the dr. at the end of Christmas break because he still had a cough, so he started his second round of antibiotics; a chest xray showed no pneumonia. Fast forward to today because he STILL has a cough and he's been given albuterol to see if it will work. If not better in 2 weeks he will see a specialist. Now, I have wondered if ds has a mild case of asthma, he gets winded when overly active and will then cough for a while; this has been going on for several years. There is family history of asthma on my side, so this very well could be. I'm just glad I breastfed my kids for so long to hold off development of problems like this (my younger brother had it so bad as a child that he had many late night ER visits--of course, Mom smoked back then and after she quit, so did the ER trips).

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Hats, afghans and yarn galore!

I've been working on a hat swap at Crochetville and almost have my person's hat finished. I've not told her who has her name yet, so I hope she doesn't think she's overlooked. I'd better finish it quickly! I have finished one charity hat for said swap and need to mail that off after I wash it.

I've been working on dd's afghan. It's RH SS Lavender, Monet and yellow. Kind of hard on the eyes, but SO dd! LOL. I am also going to start on a scrap type afghan to use of my tons of balls of acquired yarn. Lots of browns, reds, greens and blues. Hmmm, still not sure exactly how I'm going to do it yet, but I have a few ideas.

I got blessed by a fairy godmother from Crochetville. I was sent some handmade shea butter body cream and it's lavender scented. So yummy! I also got send a GMail invite, now I can see what all the hub-bub is about.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Yeah, I'm a bad blogger, so shoot me

Okay, so it's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged. Shoot me, beat me, whip me with a wet noodle and make me write bad checks. Well, the last thing didn't need to be forced upon me, dh made a boo-boo in the checkbook register and we caught it in the last second to arrange for funds to cover the checking account. Just barely saved ourselves some major ISF charges!

The Christmas gifts that I made seemed to be well received. Not sure if I've make much next year or not. I didn't get any knit or crochet Christmas gifts, but I did get some cold, hard cash, so I'll be finding a way to spend that for sure!

Today, from a Crochetville Fairy Godmother, I got a wonderful jar of handmade shea butter body cream. It's so yummy. Lavender scented. It will not last long! Thank You!

I'm working on a few things. I just finished a couple of preemie hats. My best friend's sister had twins at 31weeks two weeks ago. They were big for being that early and are doing well. Hopefully they can go home soon.

I've gotten 6 scrapbook LO's finished so far this year. My monthly goal is 10 LO's per month. We'll see how well I do.