Thursday, October 31, 2013

Progress on the Afghan

I've been working pretty hard on the afghan. I have about 1/2 skein of the second skein left, and I think it needs to be longer, so I'm glad that I bought more yarn.

One can never have too much yarn. You can fill that sentence with lots of objects---fabric, sewing machines, life, love, just to name a few.

My dental hygenist just obtained American citizenship. I'm hoping that she enjoys that. She's married to a good friend of mine--a great guy and a good man.

I had a sewing class at JoAnn's last night--it was a striped pillow. Pretty easy, except that the participants got fabric, instead of fabric TRIM, and so they didn't finish the pillow at the class, but they got all the instruction on how to make it, made a few trims for themselves out of the fabric they bought, and pinned them to the front. They got started, and the project ended up a take-home type thing. The class went well, and they were all very enthused about it. It was a fun class. I learned things, too.

Have I ever said that I love to knit? Actually, if you look over the years of blogging, you'll see lots of different things. It's almost time to get out my sewing machine and make quilts again. Blankets are always in high demand at our house. I have a ton of unfinished projects, which I'll begin to tackle once I retire.

Oh, and did I tell you I made a purchase at JoAnn's? Another one of those buy it, tie it blanket/throws--they were 50% off. I couldn't resist. I got a blue one (favorite color) and almost bought a second one, but couldn't find another one I liked as much. Of course, you know I still have the one I bought last year with lilacs all over it that hasn't been completed either because I couldn't find a table big enough to lay it all out in order to cut both pieces to the same size. Now you see the usefulness of my purchase, right? I have to find a table big enough to hold them. I think that I'll locate the lilac one, the yarn to finish off the edges, my ginghers and bring it all into the office and cut on the big conference room table next week--or maybe Sunday. That sounds like a plan forming.

In any case, it is Halloween. Sadly, it's supposed to rain all day and into dark. Bad for trick or treaters. We're having a meeting/party at the office with lots of great snacks. Stay dry and inside, trick or treaters. There are lots of places for you to go. I understand that one of the local malls is having an indoor trick or treat, and some folks have taken to calling it "Trunk or Treat", filling the trunk of their cars with candy, but I think that might set a bad precedent...

So have a great Halloween, any way you can!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Little Oddity

Ok. Last night, something strange happened. Along with all the normal stuff.

After I went to knit night, I stopped to see my mother. Still normal so far.

She has "sometimers" which is the same as Alzheimer's, except, just not all the time...even though it seems like it.

She was telling me a story about her sister, who is an incessant gossip, and, it would seem, so is my mom, but I digress. This is still so far normal as far as normal runs in my family....but again, I digress.

My abut starts telling her about this man who has (and here's where strange begins) oh, not schizophrenia...but, oh what is it...? Darn it I hate it when this happens.

"Bi-polar?" I offer.

Resounding yes.

And he has three....oh what is the word I'm trying to say?

"Testicles?" I offer.

And she looks at me as if I just grew 2 new heads on my shoulders and says 

"Yes! How did you get that? Did I tell you this story before?"

She believes I can read minds now.

And I suppose it's true to some extent, but, truly, they were incredibly easy guesses.

Just thought you should know that I can see you, even after all this time, and I know what you're doing at all times.

Sufficiently worried. If not, I'll tell you the truth. 

I am.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Definitely not Procrastinating

I've been here a half hour. At work. I'm still trying to wake up and there's a ton of work to do, since I was off for 2 days in training, the software we are supposed to use has been delayed indefinitely, and we are moving to a new floor.

So not only can I not do the work today, I can't even get started...of course, there is coffee to consider, as well.

I have a class after work at the office. I have this plan, but I'm not sure it will work. Tonight's class is about comfy pants, which are pretty easy, with only 2 seams and a casing for elastic.

My friend tells me that I should do a book about making simple things to wear. What she doesn't know is that this type of thing has been done to death. There is nothing new under the sun. It's all a variation on a theme, and if you can sew on a button, there are lots of variations for this button or that button....for instance, did you know that many years ago, buttons only had one hole?

But I digress.

What I thought was 2 boxes of new files to make labels for, turned out to be files that have to go to records center. Definitely a relief there, but there are 4 boxes of bills to put I to the computer, and I must get going if I'm to get them done today....

See you soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flu Shot

So much for all that, right?

I got my flu shot today. I'll be sick in a week, just watch and see. This always happens when I get a flu shot, and they laugh and say that it's not possible, but I know better. They say it's a dead virus, but I know that it's not possible to kill a virus. They might be alive, but not in the way we think they are alive. It's not like they are bacteria. They are more like Stargate's replicators...tiny machines that invade the body and replicate.

That is a picture from the web of a replicator. Notice how it looks like a bug? Anyway these were creatures from the 10-year series named "Stargate"-a fictional show which is in DVD everywhere. Some of the episodes drew heavily from Greek and Roman mythology, some from theories with regard to the pyramids, and other mythologies. It was an interesting show. I digress.

But in truth, a virus looks more like a radio tower or a squid..

Sorry it's blurry...another image from the web. I assume you can relate the commonalities....

And this is what will overtake me in 7 or less days. It doesn't take very long, actually.

Some say that bacteria or virus will take over someday. I imagine that if we stay on the road we're on, something will wipe most of us out, simply due to overpopulation. There's getting to be too many of us, and with crowding comes the aggravation of disease and the spread of it. There is no escape, because these little buggers can get into most anything...since they are pretty much microscopic. So don't count on Area 51 to save you. Chances are they'll get it first!

And with that, I leave you, with the only hope you really have left is that you die here and go to heaven. This is not a problem if you believe in the saving power of the blood Christ shed on the cross. Otherwise, you might be doomed. Your choice, I suppose. Glad I've got all my bases covered.

And with al that said, I bid you adieu.


I have to upload a picture of myself. Sorry for breaking your computer...

Friday, October 4, 2013

Another FO!

The shawl is done. I was a few yards short of a full roast row, so there was a small amount of waste, but I think the resulting finished project is pretty fabulous!

You will never guess. I just posted this blog, and someone came by my office and asked if I'd sell it!

Guess I'll be making another very soon!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Something Old....




That's all folks! As if that weren't enough.