Monday, February 27, 2006
On the other hand my bag is currently drying. It has been felted - a process my husband almost didn't live thru. OMG I have to tell you - those who have forgetful husbands will completely understand my frustration; if you don't just wait you'll have your day. I decided yesterday that the bag had been sitting long enough so I put it in the pillowcase and wash it with a load of cloths. Knowing that my husband has a habit of getting to the cloths in the wash before I do I told him not once, not twice but 3 times that my bag was in the wash and NOT to put it in the dryer. Thus, when I went in the laundry room later to get my bag and see if it needed to go thru another round of laundry it was no where to be found. So I glance at the dryer and start cussing...yep, there it was. Luckily it had not dried all the way and I think it's ok, but he got an earful. I rewashed it...better safe than sorry and it is currently blocking. I hope it's ok. The edges seem to curl at the top. Mel, are they supposed to do that?
Well, anyway one project almost done. My relaxing scarf is coming along :) nice easy knits, but its what I need right now. Actually its extremely wide so it will probably end up being more of a shawl than a scarf but I like it :)
Mama's surgery is Wednesday. She has to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM, yep you heard right AM!!! Which means we have to get up and leave her house no later than 4:30 - shoot me! I doubt I will blog tomorrow night (since I'll be at her house) and I don't know if I'll make it Wed but I'll let you know as soon as possible how things go - please keep us in your prayers.
Well, guess I'll have to get this assignment done now or maybe I'll just go to bed and worry about it later. I know total cop out, but it may go down that way.
Sleep well dear world. May the Lord bless you and your family.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
mamma's surgery is scheduled for Wed. I'll be spending the night w/ her Tuesday night and taking her to the hospital. She will be in the hospital for a week and then it will take 4 to 6 weeks to recover. She is going to be bored out of her mind...She is a very active person.
Other than that things are going well. Jack finished his Bachelors degree yesterday - WOOT! - as soon as we know he passed, which I'm sure he did. School for me is just trucking along. Work is good and life has been fairly uneventful. I know boring blog huh?
Well, I'll try and do better this week and blog more...I know you all are dying to here from me daily (joke). Well sleep well blog land.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
card and I decided to share with you a few of the pages I've done. I wish I had a good scanner like some of the other bloggers I've seen but I guess I'll just have to make due with pics of my pages...I need to do some more (I'm still in 03) but all in due time.
(forgive the plastic protectors I have on them... I cut the flash off but to no avail....)
This is the cover page of the 2003 album.
This is Easter with my family. You can't see the pics really well but you get the idea...Man I want a scanner now :)
This is Jack and I on a Geo-Caching outing we did. One of my favorite pages I think...not really sure why.
And this is a Ge0-Caching outing Jack and I did with his sister and brother-in-law. His sister is Lotus Knits, my knitting mentor :)
And that is all I will share for now - I have some more pages done but these are my favs. I need to do more, but they take alot of time....as if EQ doesn't I know.
Well, see you all later....maybe I'll get a good scanner eventually and you can see their true quality :)
Thursday I took the day off and took Mama to have her biopsy done. I spent the night with her Wednesday night and we were at the hospital Thursday at 9:30 am. She was not allowed to eat anything after 12 am the night before so as you can imagine she was pretty hungry and thirsty. The hospital had some type of emergency come before her so they did not take her back to have the biopsy done until right at noon. By this time she was starving...I do have to say though that the hospital staff was extremly professional and kept us in the loop. You could tell they felt sorry for the fact she was so hungry. At noon they took her back and I moved to another waiting area...during this entire waiting process I have been working on a simple scarf using regular knit stitches :) very relaxing and something to fill the time with. In the new waiting room a lady tells me she would love to learn so I began showing her the basics...about the time we get really indepth in the conversation they roll Mama out. Sorry I couldn't show her more, she was really nice. Mama was out like a light - she was moved to recovery and I followed to wait in yet another waiting room. They then called me on the waiting room phone to come back. She was in high sprits, eating and ready to go home. We had to wait at least two hours before they would release her so both of us took a nap :) I tell you those are the most uncomfortable chairs to sleep on...LOL. She is home now and the results from the biopsy should be in tomorrow, but the doc is fairly positive it's cancer. The good news is that it is really small and they believe they can get it all with surgery. She will then be in the hospital for about 5 days and on bed rest another 5, which she will hate, but ah well...
I did get about 1/3 of the scarf done. I'll finish it up while watching TV over the next couple of weeks. The bag is knitted and I need to felt it - which means I need to wash cloths - which I need to do anyway.... I should get it done this week - assuming I'm not as lazy as I was last week. I don't guess I was lazy just tired, I'm having trouble adjusting to the new sleep schedule this job requires. I have to get up at 5:30 am (I am not a morning person) - so by time I get home I'm just exhausted. All I want to do is sleep, it is all I can do to stay awake while driving...I have to make phone calls to stay up. I need to go to bed earlier, which is hard for me. I'll figure it out...I really like my new job!
Now for the moment you have all been sitting on the edge of your seats for - my wonderful secret pal gift :) It came Wednesay night while I was at Mama's - my husband called to let me know I had a package so I had an entire day of suspense knowing I couldn't get to it to rip it open. My pal Rocks - what else can I say ? Other than thank you a gizzelion times over :)
If you can't see I got two skeins fo beautiful Aurora yarn, a pair of really cute butterfly needles, a book mark with dolphins and a butterfly (my favorite animals), a knitting pocket guide and a cute card :) Thanks pal - you Rock!
I need suggestions on what to make with the yarn - something fun.....
Well, I'm off to do something crafty. Maybe I'll scrapbook, I haven't done that in a while or maybe I'll just play EQ or take a nap - Either way I'm up for enjoying my Sunday and I hope you do the same.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Thanks for all of your prayers.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Mama has her doctor's appointment today so we will find out more about the Cancer and hopefully the surgery will be scheduled. The sooner the better. Other than that not much has been going on. Just working and going to school. I finished my first assignment last night for this new class - the next one is due on Friday. So far I like the instructor; he tells it like it is... also it's hilarious - he grades your assignment where everyone can see the comments. Granted I may not like that fact once he gets to mine, but it really helps you see what he likes and doesn't like.
I think the i-cord for my bag is done...now I just have to figure out the next step and finish it up. I also need to decide what my next project is going to be....I may try an afghan. Or may just do a simple scarf for presents...or another bag... we shall see, we shall see.
Well, my lunch break is almost over - I wish you all a great day!
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Also, a friend of mine commented on the telephone to me about my blog today. She was saying she was sorry to hear about my mother. I didn't figure she ever read it - I"m really glad she does. It did however make me me wonder how many other phantom readers are out there reading my daily ramblings ? The more the merrier and I love comments :) Tee Hee
Well, time to get ready for my date. Pics of my i-cord that I'm almost done with; if I'm not already and other interesting tidbits to follow later.
Have a fun Friday night blog land ;)
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I discussed with Mama her illness in more detail today, after I had time to calm down. There 99% sure it's lung cancer - once she speaks to the surgeon and is able to ask some questions she will be 100%. However it is very small and and it is isolated - they caught it early which is great news. Until she has the appointment with the surgeon that is all we know. My brothers are each stressing in their own way; we all are I guess. I'm going up tomorrow night and spending the night with her. She actually lives closer to my work than I do so maybe I'll get an extra hour of sleep. Tomorrow I have 9:30 business meeting in Atlanta so I'll get to sleep and extra couple of hours...no sense driving an hour to work, turning around and driving an hour back to make the meeting so I get sleep - WOOT!!!!
Well, I would post more but I'm sleepy...the handle is coming along slowly. I haven't felt like knitting when I get home and you can't get a lot done during lunch.... Here's praying I get caught up on my sleep and get readjusted to my new schedule; here's praying that my Mama comes thru this; here's thanking God for my family and friends who are praying with me or for those not religious but are thinking good thoughts :) Special thanks to Tid and Lotus Knits for their comments today; it was good to know someone is there :) I love you guys.
Monday, February 06, 2006
She is a strong woman. She stands on her own two feet and dares the world to knock her down! She is my inspiration and I thank God everyday that he chose her to be my Mama. As she said "I'm not Dying" and I know that in the back of my mind but it still scares the hell out of me. It's selfish I know but I can't lose her right now; I couldn't handle it. Things are going well in my life - I am happy and I need her to be happy with me, to laugh with me and to ask me to come fix her computer. I need her to bitch at people in her sleep and yell at the newscaster at 6 am because she disagrees with God knows what. I need her to complain about the dogs that she loves so much she can't stand it; to garden for no reason; to read history novels so I can pretend to be interested. I need her to continue being my friend for 50 more years or 100...I know it's not going to happen. That one's life on this good earth is limited, but I pray and ask that you pray with me that I am given a good bit more time to spend with her. She is only 55 and I need more time...
Well, I got my secret pal's Valentines gift mailed today (I love to shop but shipping...I' m bad about putting it off)... I also have one more assignment due tonight and then I'll have another class done and over with. My next class starts Wednesday but it feels good to have one more under my belt even if I don't get a break. I better get started - have a great evening.
Oh, FYI the song I spoke about yesterday is by Rick Huckaby and its called Good Times - it rocks. I strongly suggest you check it out - http://www.rickhuckaby.com/home.html
Have a good night all.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Speaking of better places I heard the greatest song the other day on the radio. I'm trying desperately to find a copy of it, but I don't know who sings it. It is a new song and I believe it was called Good Times. The song was about what if the news was filled with good stories; such as 1.3 million students woke up, ate breakfast and went to school with no fatalities... It was great!
Other than my deep thoughts of life and marriage my day has been well uneventful. I got up at 2, yes 2 :) Then I watched TV and now I'm blogging. Yes, that is all I have done today. Friday I came home and finished my assignment, one more due tomorrow and this class is over. Yesterday we got our taxes filed and came home - we are getting enough back to pay for the new heating and air unit we now have to buy so Woot! God is looking after us this year. I also got a great card from my secret pal yesterday. I would post a pic but my husband has my computer torn apart, but it was great. Very sweet and thoughtful - thank you!!!
Also, my knitting mentor, Lotusknits, informed me that the picture of my bag I had posted was inside out, LOL. I'll repost a picture of it. The I-cord is coming along. I have to back track on it some as I was working on it in the tax office yesterday and I did not tighten my stiches enough, but it's coming along. Work is good; I really think this place and I are going to be a good fit for each other. Life is actually good right now and that's a great feeling!
Have a great Sunday everyone. I hope something good happens to each of you today.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Other than that the job is good. I really like the people and I can see where my skills and the way I think will come in handy; woot. I have to be careful not to get too gun hoe but I think it's going to work out....
On other fronts I haven't had much time to knit; or rather I've had the time but just been to tired to do anything other than lay down. However I have started the I-cord and I hope I'm doing it correctly. Here is a picture of the bag part waiting to be felted with the handles when I get them finished...
It barely fits in my knitting bag, but I like it...
School is going along...2 more assignments (one Friday and one Monday) then this class is over. A new one starts Wednesday....I'm glad I"m getting my MBA, but I'll be glad when it's over.
Well, other than this all is quiet in Mylerna' s world. They just released a new patch in Everquest so I'm sure we will be playing tonight. LOL. That game is addictive and time consuming...I understand why Lotus Knits quit playing. I like the game and the friends I have in my guild too much to quit, but I certainly understand.
Well, have a good evening dear world. I hope it is filled with memorable moments.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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