Monday, February 27, 2006

Procrastination

Yes, I'm the queen of procrastination...it should be my middle name. Yep, you guessed it I have an assignment due in a few hours that I have not even looked at. Sad I know, but I'll get it done - I hope. I really have zero desire to work on it, man where is my drive? My will?

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

Sorry

Sorry, I haven't posted this week. I really just haven't had much to say. It seems like you would have more to write about when your life is going well, but never-the-less I found myself at a loss for topics.

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

Scrapbook

Ok, so I don't have the motivation to scrapbook right now...but I did make my pal a greeting
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 :)

Slacker

I know I've been slacking on my blogging - sorry!!! I know you are all dying to know what I have been up to, to see pics of the wonderful gifts from my secret pal and just to hear from me :) Tee Hee. Well, here goes:

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

What Animal Were You?

Tee Hee - Wasn't I a cute Lizard :)

You are able to bounce back from adversity and regenerate what was lost.Facing your fears and controlling your dreams comes easily for you.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thank you

Thank you secret pal for my wonderful gift :) I love the yarn and everything :) Thanks so much. I'll post pics for the rest of you tomorrow - too tired tonight. I've been at the hospital all day with Mama; she had a biopsy done. We will know more by Monday.

Thanks for all of your prayers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentines Day

Today is Valentines Day, the day love is in the air....you ask what are Jack and I doing? We are going home watching TV, doing homework and may go grocery shopping. How exciting :) tee hee You know what I really wouldn't have it any other way. We had a great dinner our Friday and I'm not in the mood for much else. Besides that we need to save money - just spent 6K on a new HVAC unit!

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

Not Much to Post

Not much to post today - been extremly lazy. Watched tv, slept and played EQ :) My kind of day.

Well, just wanted to say hi blog land - hope your weekend has been as uneventful and restful as mine :)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Phantom Reader

Everything is ok here. Mama's appt with the surgeon to find out what is next is on 2/14; work is good; new class has stared with an assignment due on Monday; the new HVAC unit was installed today (WOOT) and Jack and I have a date tonight. Yep you read it right - a date. Were going out to dinner and a nice evening out! I'm looking forward to it.

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

WOOT - A

One more thing - I checked my grade right after my last post! I made an A in my class; WOOT!!! HOORAY!!!! CARTWHEELS OUT THE DOOR!!!! YAY!!!!!

Next class starts tomorrow, but one more down :)

Night all - I wish you dreams of family and peace.

Update

I need to post a pic of my bag the right way, I need to post a pic of the I-cord I'm about 1/2 way done with, I need to read some to get ahead in my next class, I need to put the laundry away and wash some more cloths, I need to do a lot of things....I'm going to post; pack a bag and go to bed.

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

Mortality

My mother is by far my best friend; heck she is my only friend. I have friends in Everquest (Tidbit, Veso, Ace and many more), but here in GA I have no real friends. There's my husband who is the greatest, but sometimes you need a friend other than your spouse. Then there's Andy who is always good to laugh with and always lends me a shoulder to cry on, but you can only talk about certain things to your Ex; therefore the role of girl friend, best friend, confidant has been given to my mother. She is my rock. When it gets bad I go to Mama, when it gets happy I go to Mama, when it's just going I go to Mama. So today when I found out she has a small mass in her left lung that may or may not be cancerous it devastated me. I lost my father in May of 04 and while we were not close it was still a hard blow; the thought of losing my Mama is unbearable.

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...

Here's praying!

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

Marriage

Marriage - it has it's days where one spouse drives the other to the point of insanity then it has days where you are reminded why you are married in the first place. Today is the latter and I can't really tell you why. It's not one thing he has done or anything like that; it's just a good day. Waking up and wondering into the living room thankful he was nice enough not to wake me when he got up, sitting on the couch watching television with Sox curled between us purring like a freight train, yanking him down on the bed to hug me before he wandered back up stairs, coming upstairs to see him working on my computer because it wasn't performing as well as he thought it should.... My husband is well mine and I love him with everything I am. He brightens my days and reminds me of why I am here. I'm here to live and to love - that is my purpose on this earth. I'm sure other things will come that I am intended to do but all of us are here to live and love; if we all remember that maybe the world would be a better place.

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

Howdy Blog Land

Well, I got a good night's sleep last night and it felt good. I'm still tired but not as much. Currently I work 7 to 4, but due to the fact that it takes an hour and 15 minutes to get to work I have to leave at 5:45...we are moving offices in a couple of months and it should only take me about 45 minutes to get there then. So I struck a deal with them and now I go in at 7:30 and work till 4; when we are in the new office I will come in at 7. That way I don't have to leave the house before 6:15, because honestly 5:45 and I don't get along :)

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...

Also, I found a great needle holder on E-bay...I was looking for a needle set for my secret pal and I just couldn't resist this for myself. I love it; here's a picture.

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

Too Tired

I'm too tired to post, lol. I don't know what's wrong with me the past couple days; I'm just exhausted. I like my new job so far and it's not overly tiring...guess it's just PMS. Well, I would post more but the couch is calling my name.

See ya in my dreams.

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