Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank You

Thanks to Jennie and Lucas who have graciously offered to take care of Hazel when I go on my trip to Florida. These are good friends! Jennie is closing on her house on Friday of next week and I sure hope all goes well.

The boat thing flopped and we didn't get the boat....maybe more about that later, right now it kind of still makes me angry.

Another bad thing has happened. I don't want to talk about it. I do want to vent a little in anonymity though: You expect so much from people, or at least one person. And when you are totally let down for the tenth time you begin to wonder what is wrong with you. I know there is nothing wrong with me, except I am completely insane.

The definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Guess what everyone?


Yep, that's right.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY

Tomorrow my mom is getting married!!

TR and I are heading up (2-1/2 hour drive up north) tomorrow morning to have lunch with the *new* whole family. Afterwards my mom and I are getting our hair done (updos). Then pictures outside, then pictures inside....then WEDDING!!

I can't wait. I am so happy for her and wish her happiness through the rest of her life. And think this guy is going to give it to her. At least he'd better *wink* or he'll have to answer to me.

Did I ever talk about my new kitten on here? Well, if I haven't, let me introduce my sweetie:

This is Hazel. She is the cutest, feistiest kitten ever! Here she is in the sink. We've only had her for a month and she's my tiny new friend! I'm kind of hoping she's a small cat. She's a beautiful!

Bad thing about kitty #1:

Hazel likes to attack feet, legs, knees, thighs, whatever is available, whatever she sees. Hazel is too small to be declawed (well, she might be big enough now, but wasn't before and you'll see the reason in bad thing about kitty #2 as to why we are waiting). Wedding tomorrow. Feisty kitten who attacks legs. I really didn't want to look like trailer trash in a really nice dress with scratches and bruises all over my legs. And I was doing really well at avoiding it...until the last two days. Hazel has gotten me a number of times (maybe ten) on my feet and legs. Now my legs are totally going to look horrible. Not happy.

Bad thing about kitty #2:

TR and I are going on vacation (finally!!!) to Florida in a week. From Friday until the following Monday. More than ten days. I don't know who to trust with the care of my kitten. There aren't a lot of options either. One of TR's kids could do it. But they'd need to come every single day to feed her and keep her company for a little bit and for younger kids, that can be a lot to take on. I really don't want to take her anywhere, as several have suggested, because I will not trust the care of my kitten to someone who has no connection with her.

Yep, that's it.

Oh, and we bought a boat. Nothing fancy, nothing new. It's almost 20 years old, good condition....and will be a lot of fun. Can't wait to get out on the water!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Knitting and Friends

I met a good friend from my old job the other day for knitting and chatting. I taught her to knit last year and she's been doing great. She is knitting her first sweater and was having a little bit of trouble with knitting on cap sleeves. Let's just say I think she's conquered the wrap-and-turn concept. The sweater looks wonderful. She, of course, notices all her mistakes (we all do, don't we?) but it's still fantastic! I worked a little on my Clappy scarf from forever ago, maybe I will actually finish it before the fall. I am nearly complete with it; I've been knitting it for so long maybe I just don't WANT to finish it...? I cast on in the new yarn for the sweater I am designing. I'm so disappointed that I didn't have enough of the Interlacements yarn I was designing the sweater for. I bought that yarn years ago...and there is no way I could ever find anything to match it. The sweater would be beautiful in Dream in Color also, but I just don't have the funds to get any right now. Maybe I can convince the boyfriend to buy me some....after making saddles maybe he will oblige. We shall see.

I have jury duty this next week. I am not excited about it. I am going to try and take in some needles and yarn, but I'm not sure how well that will go over. Need to go to the bookstore just in case....

So, I'm not sure if I told you that my mom is getting married....two weeks from tomorrow. I am so happy for her! She deserves happiness and a man that loves her and worships her. I found the perfect dress for her wedding. Tonight, I am taking Olivia (my boyfriend's daughter) with me shoe shopping. This girl seriously loves shoes and I'm more than happy to have a shopping partner.

I was supposed to get my hair done last night as well. I didn't because my stylist's son got sick and she had to go. I haven't gotten my hair cut or colored in four months. I didn't want to spend the money while I didn't have a job. Now I just have to, especially for the wedding.

So, that's all I got. Not very exciting.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hello all. I am still alive. I got layed off in May and started a new job in July. I haven't really been knitting. I have been poorly tending my garden. My tomatoes are suffering from something, don't know what. My entire garden is suffering from rabbits, even though I have a rabbit fence reinforced with chicken wire. And moles. The trouble is never ending. I have been helping my boyfriend work on his house including putting up lots of new siding and soffit. I'm hoping for a vacation very soon. I am worn out from working all weekend making saddles. No, not horse saddles...

Oh, did I mention I'm sick. Tonight is knit night....can't decide to go or stay home...