Sunday, December 13, 2009

The lights are up!

Yes finally!  and I even put up tinsel outside as well!  Will wonders ever cease to exist.  Now to clean the house and wrap presents and then I will be ready for the parents to come.  They cant come before I get everything clean  DH is fighting a sore throat and not to grumpy actually which is surprising.  I hope I dont get it.  It was misting today and overcast.  I am cleaning out my Christmas decorations and getting rid of some of this stuff.  I cant believe how much I have.  Had to yell at Penny and Tikki.  They wanted to get up under and into the tree.  I only have a 4' one up.  Then Penny decided to play with her ball underneath the tree and around the back of the tree.  See me rolling my eyes...cats!  I finished a pair of socks for DH and he loved them and actually wore them to work.  I am half way finished with one sock so he will have another pair soon.  I'm still working on THE KIMONO SWEATER.  I typed that in all caps because IT IS BIG!  A lot of knitting and purling and sighing cause it's kind of boring.  It's all one piece and I knit and I knit and I knit and it just doesnt seem to be getting as long as it should be.  I dont know what I am doing wrong.  Next time I am going to do one on one of my knitting machines.  It will be so much faster.

Talk to ya later!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

bond magazines

I just wanted any of you who have a bond machine to check out Suzy Ranner's blog.  She has gotten permission to copy some of her Bond mags and she has links to them.  They are free.  Who can pass that up?  Granted some of the styles are dated but change the colors or make them with just one color and there you go.  Cant pass up free patterns.  There should be a link to her blog here as I follow it.

Talk to ya later!


Monday, December 7, 2009

My pantry is full!

I went shopping on Friday and my pantry is now full!  Had to get some soups and such for my folks.  Yes Dad I did get you some pickles too! ;) I even got a ham and a turkey.  Couldnt decide which one to get so I got both.  We will be eating high on the hog or 

I went looking for a little flag for my flag holder I got at Big Lots but no dice.  Might have to go to KMart or Wally World and see if they might have one.  The flag holder only holds a small flag about maybe 10 or so inches.  I hope I can find some for other holidays.  I only got one for Thanksgiving.

I doubled up on my socks and now my feet are toasty warm :)  Have been trying to fight off a headache that I have had for a couple of days.  Its not real bad just niggling in the back of my head and neck.  Hurts to turn too fast.  Tried stretching it out and it did help some.  I hate Arthur I wish he would just go away.  He's a pain in my neck!  giggle...

We have a flat on our truck and DH is going to go on his day off and get it fixed.  Hope we dont need to buy another one.  This one has gone flat before. 

I will have the house decorated by this weekend.  There I said it.  It's written right here...I cannot get out of it now. 

Talk to ya later!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snow in Alabama

I think there is a song in that title!  It snowed last night and we got about 1/8 of an inch maybe.  DH had to work today and there were some people who called off...hmmm.  Icy driveways they said...hmmm.  It was 27 when I got up this morning and we might have had maybe 45 as a high so by mid morning most of the snow was gone.  Since it was Saturday and a game day there weren't too many people driving up and down our street.  I guess Alabama won.  I didnt watch it but the neighbors did and you could hear them hollering. 

My feet are so cold even with my wool socks on.  Might have to double up on them tonight.  Yeah I know its not as cold here as it is up north but our floor is a concrete slab and you know that is cold.  We lit the fireplace last night just cause.  It was nice. 

Hope everyone keeps warm tonight!

Talk to ya later!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Boob squishing day

Yes I went for my mammogram like a good girl!  Got em squished real good and even had to have the left one done again cause she didnt get a good picture.  Wonder if anyone ever had one pop on them...hmmm.  Yes I'm runs in the family really it does.

I got my secret sister's Christmas gift finished today and packed up.  I even left early for my mammogram so I could stop at the post office and mail it.  But...they are closed by 11:30 on Wednesday.  Hmph.  So I went for my mammogram and after checking in sat down with my Kindle thinking I could read some. guessed it, it was dead as a doornail.  Wouldnt even come on at all.  I think maybe I need a new battery for it.

I think little Penny missed me.  She followed me around after I came back and is now laying on my lap purring away.  DH is listening/watching the metal music channel, Molly, Roxy and Tikki are sleeping.  I will be working for a little while until Ghost Hunters comes on.

Talk to ya later!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I think I am done

with my Christmas shopping that is!  I ordered some things off the internet and they are slowly coming in.  Now to get up my decorations and get everything wrapped.  I am going to go through all my decorations too and get rid of a lot of stuff.  If I can.  Amazing how much stuff you can accumulate and get attached to.  I tried to do this with my yarn but...  You can finish the sentence.   Yeah I didnt get rid of much...:)

I am going to try to post something every day this month.  Think I can do it?  I am lousy at writing back to people too so we will see.  I might even get some pics posted...maybe. 

I tried to send a pic to the girls at work but the powers that be have decided you cant send pics unless it is an I had to resend it as an attachment.  You would think that this would be a bad thing to open up an attachment.  Guess not. 

I got a new calendar the other day full of cross stitch.  I havent been doing much cross stitch lately, well actually this year but the calendar is inspiring and might have to get out my floss, fabric and needles and make some of the things in the calendar.

It has been weird weather here.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow and was kinda cloudy out today but the temps have been in the 50's.  DH has off tomorrow and was hoping to get out on his bike until I looked in the paper and they said it was 100% chance of rain.  Maybe it will rain early tomorrow or really late tomorrow so he can get out.  It calms him down and me too...It is such an uproar when he is home all day and I am used to quiet with me and just the cats most days.

Talk to ya later!