Tuesday, December 2

TWO ordeals

as a Flight Attendant
i have time to kill in airports
so i went to Sprint & got an aircard
SUPPOSED to give me internet access
well, it doesn't work often
in Sept i called & FINALLY got someone
to agree to cancel the account
then she said, you should try a new card
AT NO TIME did she tell me it would start a new contract
i have JUST gotten off the phone with someone else
it took THREE MONTHS to cancel the stupid thing
cost me $150 - but it's cheaper than running out the
oh by the way
as far as they are concerned
there is no such thing as customer service
in Nov
went to the DDS
yeah, it's been a year or 2
had to get 2 crowns
2 appt - 2 1/2 hour each
first crown became a FIVE HOUR ROOT CANAL
2nd crown has bothered me from the beginning
lost the temp on the left on fri
day after Thanksgiving
so, no crown for 4 days
today i go in to get the permanent
and it doesn't fit
so, 2 more weeks of eating
pudding, jello, scrambled eggs, tuna casserole
i am CRANKY!!

Saturday, November 1

Friday, October 24


What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says
You tend to be a bit of a grouchy person. The scrooge of Halloween.
And while you may complain about it, you would miss Halloween if it didn't come around.

This Halloween you should embrace your inner grump - be a warlock or a witch.
The candy you should give out: sour patch kids
http://www.blogthings.com/thejackolanternquiz/">The Jack-o-Lantern Quiz

Monday, October 13

cotton yarn

So, i bought Sugar'n Cream Super Size (4oz)
4 skeins of Cornflower & 3 skeins of Yellow
to make the Garterlac Bathrug
# 15 needles & triple stranded
with the leftovers
i made a Kleenex Box Cover
improvised from the Garterlac Dishcloth
want to make another rug
so will buy 2 more skeins of Cornflower
and 3 more skeins of Yellow
to make towels i will use
SunKissed Sugar'n Cream in Super size - need a 2nd skein
want to buy SS S'n C in
Swimming Pool
Summer Splash
Key Lime Pie
Faded Denim

i am using Cool Breeze - need 2 more skeins
other colors that would work
light blue
sunny sky
shaded denim
daisy ombre
shades of green
country stripes
tie dye stripes
lime stripes
denim twists
green twists
country twists
has more colors available
both solid & ombre
they all come in 1 pound cones
also comes in cones & same colors
comes in fewer colors
while i was @ Hobby Lobby
i found some "I LOVE THIS COTTON"
it has some colors that will go with
the bathroom in worsted 3 oz /180 yds
& sport
there is also Sinfonia - a sport
3.5 oz / 218 yds
there is Bernat Cotton Tots
and Handicrafter Cotton
who has similar colors AND names to S'nC
Handicrafter large skeins
Patons has Grace
a sport weight cotton

1 skein

48 st x 5 tiers
Will need 4 skeins to get the size I want
so, will have to buy 2 more
right now it's 16" x 5"

Sunday, October 12

finish one, stat another

using leftovers from the rug & Garterlac pattern
I improvised a Kleenex Box Cover

using same pattern and
Cool Breeze Ombre - Sugar'n Cream
i cast on 48 stitches to make a hand towel

Saturday, October 11


now to get the math for the top figured out

Friday, October 10

30 years ago .. TODAY!!

i started at the post office
in FOUR & 1/2 years, (July 23, 2012)
i would have been eligible to retire = 60% of salary
but, since i bucked the system & retired Halloween 2003,
i ONLY get 42% to not go to work at the Post Office
today is a MAJOR GOOF OFF DAY!!!!
still in my jammies & it's almost 2 pm

Monday, October 6

busy day

last nite i baked 3 dozen Snickerdoodles
today, i baked three dozen more then i baked a Coca Cola Fudge cake
while it was in the oven
i finished the bathroom rug

Saturday, October 4

sweet tea

so i have been making sweet tea
i use 6 falimily size tea bags
and 1 cup domino sugar

several people have told me to try
cane or organic sugar
so i tried Florida Crystals
Demerara Cane Sugar
it's brown
used 3/4 cup
it's not as sweet
next time will use 1 cup

starting the bathroom,

this is what the bathroom looked like
kinda sterile once stuff gets put away

a new shower curtain & trashcan
and a plant

yarn for the rug & towels
some progress on the rug


so, i have had this gowth thing on my scalp
had it in Fort Wayne prior to 2001
anyway, it comes & goes
last time it happened i was told to
stop dyeing the hair
so when i noticed them again
i stopped dyeing the hair
as the hair grew out i had ROOT ISSUES
so, the hair kept getting cut
it's why the hair got SHORT
the gowths make the scalp ITCHY

on tue i went to see the dermatologist
the technical name is
Sebborihic Keratoses
one on the scalp had
to be removed
the others of which
there are numerous
several on the scalp,
a few on the face & chest
were left alone to see IF
they get better with treatment
also had a mole cut off my chest
so anyways ..
the one on the scalp HURTS
the mole is covered with a
band-aid & that itches
but where the one was in the scalp
i now have a big bald spot
we are hopin' the hair comes back
for the scalp i am using
Neutrogena Triple Moisture
shampoo & conditioner
did't use them when i overnited
in New Orleans thu nite &
my scalp got ITCHY
was told to use antibacterial Cetophil soap
to correct the follicular problems
acne type of breakouts
and CeraVe lotion for the
itchyness on my legs & body
i quit doing overnites because it could be the
different water sources that are causing
some of the problems
i was feeling better after one day of switch
in hygeinc products
so, one problem down
hopin' another doesn't spring up
in it's place
gonna get off to knit
makin' progress on the bathroom rug
gotta thro the clothes in the dryer
oh yeah
FALL has come to Ga
i LOVE fall
leaves are changing
it was 47 yesterday in Indy
& 74 in Atlanta

Sunday, September 28

a froggin' i will go

YARN Bernat Cot'n Corn
PATTERN Garterlac Dishcloth
NEEDLES #7 (4.5mm)
STARTED about 5 pm Sun 9,29

Wednesday, September 17

trip trade

i traded 2 Denver out & backs
with Pam for a MDW overnite
now i gotta pack
body wash
clean undies
clothes (in case i go eat tonite/tomoro)
knitting = Hat Attack
gotta find needles
gotta go to walmart & get a printer cartridge so i can print the pattern
HAVE to buy a RON bag - my rolling one
has a broken zipper & the carry one has the bottom falling out
i could put everything in the roller board
get to ATL & go to crew store
to buy RON bag
Pam leaves in an hour or so
i could ride with her
sit in ATL on thur & knit till she gets back
GOTTA put gas in the car
the little lite popped on last nite


first i stopped dyeing it
then i decided to let it grow out
but i could NOT take the 2 color hair

the shorter hair makes my face look fat
it WILL grow
i like the color better
now i look my brothers age

Monday, September 15

Hat Attack 2

on Ravelry
got my Target
have not heard from my Assasin
pattern comes out sometime tomoro
gauge is 6.5 st & 8 row / inch
using Therapi yarn
lost the needles
hoping i can find them

English Garden Bag

thought i was done knitting Wed Dec 27, 2006
forget when i started
how much & what colors i bought
Taos, Aran Solids, Marl & Print

9 colors for leaves

2 colors for acorns

4 acorns & 1 oak leaf
7 more leaves to knit
MITE do this for a strap

Sunday, September 7

purse done

the Finished Bag
inside pockets
outside pockets

Friday, September 5


How old is your brain?
The site instructions are in Japanese, so read below!
1. Touch 'start'
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1. 3.
Memorize the number's position on the screen,
then click the circle from the smallest
to the biggest number.
4. At the end of game,
computer will tell you the age of your brain.
5. Forward the message and type your
age in the subject line.
Forward it to your friends .
Good luck !


last nite i was sitting in Denver
at the gate
waiting for the time to go home
i look over at the next gate
i see a FA
i pull out my phone & call Rose
are you at B54 in Denver
she says yes
i am at B56
she came back up
she has lost a BUNCH of weight
we walked through the terminal
we are both in Denver later in the month
it was good to see her & catch up

Thursday, September 4

BACK to work

had 18 days off
yesterday i had to go back
take off all the extra rings
take off all the extra ear rings
take off the necklace

put on a Bra
put on a watch
put on panty hose
put on SHOES
with heels no less
put on the Hickie Scarf
i got to work with Sam
she was a BLAST!!!!
also got to work with Chad
worked 2 legs w/Brian
then had Drew for 2 legs
it was a fun day
the McD's in DCA was out
of ice cream
i suffered without it ..
i go to Denver with
Chad & Daphne & Richard
YEAH .. i can get a Burrito
off fri - sun
Yellow Daisy Festival time

Tuesday, September 2

Get your Flag Ready

Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and

PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book

asking them to also forward it

We have a little less than one week and counting

to get the word out all across this great land and

into every community in the United States of America.

If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of

those people do the same ... you get the idea.


On Thursday, September 11th, 2008,

an American flag should be displayed outside every home,

apartment, office, and store in the United States.

Every individual should make it their duty to

display an American flag on this

seventh anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies.

We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11,

their families, friends and loved ones who continue

to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting

at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11,

our country was bathed in American flags as

citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood

shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism.

Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared.

Our patriotism pulled us through some tough

times and it shouldn't take another attack

to galvanize us in solidarity.

Our American flag is the fabric of our country

and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds

Action Plan:

So, here's what we need you to do ..

(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people).

Please don't be the one to break this chain.

Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11

and let those sentiments guide you.

(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11.

Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round,

but if you don't, then at least

make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation.

God Bless You and God Bless America!

Monday, September 1


the silver thing is a hook
that she can attach her keys to so
she doesn't loose thm in the bag

2 more days

got 2 more days to play
then it's back to being in the adult world
of work & responsiblity

on the agenda today
assemble Nikki's purse
read - 1776 by David McCullough
tink the mistakes in the purse
figure numbers / start Oct Whenever kit

go to Pam's sister's for Labor Day
get sun

Sunday, August 31

arts & craft fairs

went to an arts & craft fair
today in Newnan
it was fun
didn't buy anything
next weekend is
Yellow Daisy Festival
@ Stone Mountain
the 20th & 21st is Johnny Appleseed in Fort Wayne
Nana's birthday party
not sure which i will attend

Friday, August 29


Panda Cotton
#2 circs
top down
my pattern
made for Nancy Wild
there are 2 sox

detail of the cuff

Thursday, August 28

MY purse

Purple Patons
2 shades of Pink Cascade 220
Unknown striping yarn

purple is outside bottom
pink is inside bottom
the strap is curling
outside of the bag
knitting the inside of the bag

using wrong sized needle
do i frog or forget it

nikki's bagette

bagette is felted
zipper will go where stitching is

the end

from the side
gonna assemble the handles
and zip tomoro
mail it sat

got an idea for a purse for ME!!

Wednesday, August 27

dinner on Mon

White Chili
med stew pot
3 chicken breast
6 chicken thighs
cover with water
cook till done
cut up into pieces
1-4 oz can chilis
1-4 oz can jalapenos
1-15.8 oz great northern beans
1-15.5 oz small white beans
1-15.8 oz crowder peas
1-16 oz navy beans
1-15.5 oz black eyed peas
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 med yellow onion
4 tsp cumin
3 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
simmer for 2 hours
serve w/ grated cheese on

Corn Bread
mix well
1 cup white creme corn
1 cup sour creme
2 eggs
1/ cup oil
1 cup Self Rising corn meal
used Martha White - White corn meal
2 teas baking powder
add to corn mixture
1 - 8 x 8 pan = greased
400 degree oven
30 minutes
5 minute chocolate cake
in a coffee / tea mug
put in
4 TBL sugar
4 TBL flour
2 TBL cocoa
mix together
add 1 egg
3 TBL milk
3 TBS oil
mix WELL
microwave for 3 minutes
when it stopps rising
pour onto a saucer & eat


i ended up with 18 days off in a row
been doing the "Domestic Goddess" thing
got my room semi organized
cleaned the bathroom
cleaned the car
need to wash the exterior
buy carpet cleaner for the seats & carpets
cleaned the kitchen
mopped the floor
vacuumed the house
laundry is done, folded AND put away
washed a bunch of panty hose
need to
clean out & organize the bathroom closet
buy more book cases & bins to organize the rest
of the stuff in the bedroom
get rid of some stuff
use the treadmill
finish Nancy's Sox
finish Nikki's Bagettede-clutter some more
come up with an idea for the
Whenever Stock & Sox
knit Maddy's Stocking
send stocking & baby banket to Maddy
mail postcards i bought for the munchkins
alphabetize the CD's
re-do the iPod

Wednesday, August 20

not quite ready for the toes

watches a Nicholas Cage movie
about Navaho Indians
and their language as a code
in a war
tomoro i'll think of the name

gettin' there

makin' progress on Nancy's Sox
think i have 2" till the toes
will post a pic later

went to a friends house
he has a cat
i feel like i got hit by a bus
Pam & Bob say i sound congested
headin' to bed
i am medicated up
hope i sleep
sleep sitting up .. but i am zonked & i wanna lie down
hurts to laugh & breathe

Monday, August 18

fishin on Mon

Nancy's SOX

it's a shortie sock
yeah, my pattern

gauge is 2 rows / inch
think i am using a 2 circ
Panda Cotton = Nasturiems

fishin' is MORE fun than knitting

bought TWO rods & reels
one for me
one for Pam
fishin' is relaxing
out in the fresh air & sunshine
my casting is improving
it's fun EVEN if i don't catch anything
PAM & I are gonna go later this afternoon

Sunday, August 17

what city do you belong in

You Belong in Dublin
Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.
http://www.blogthings.com/whateuropeancitydoyoubelonginquiz/">What European City Do You Belong In?


Pam & I went to babysit her grandson
Will is a kutie
we took him for a walk
i read 7 books to him
he is walking
so he took me around the house
it was fun & tiring

Sat @ Lake Horton

Saturday, August 16


got the car fixed
$$$$ but it handles great
went fishin' @ Lake Horton while
it was in the shop
caught some rays
wish my legs caught them
oh well
gonna chill this evenin
knit on Nancy's Sox

Friday, August 15

started reading

On Strike for Christmas
has a knitting theme running thru it
so far
it's funny

knitting & catch up

so, if Two halves make a whole
and i am knitting 2 sox
and i am half done with them
does that mean i have knit ONE sock

i am about 1/2 done with Nancy's sox
gotta take a pic & post it

after the sox, i will resume Nikki's bagette
until it's time to start Hat Attack 2

no more trips to Leon
off for NINE days
work one trip .. off till the end of the month

Sunday, August 10

7 pm Sun

101 stitches / 101 rows to go
spent the afternoon
knitting on the patio
got some laundry done
more to do
color changes according to the light
gonna go watch a dvd & knit


a Good Walk Spoiled
Sat 8-9


ravelry group
the website
the weapon

Saturday, August 9

got to knit

popped in WAR w/ Jet Li
and Jason Statham
got to knit for a while
still on the 5th skein
progress on the blankie
goin' to Gudalahara today
it is officially Sat 8-9

Wednesday, August 6


past the pictures in
A Good Walk Spoiled
mite be done soon


went to Lake Kedron
yesterday evening to fish
actually baited my own hook
dropped one worm in the lake
didn't catch anything
but got to practice my casting


i get to knit today
i think Pam & I are riding in today together
i can knit while she drives
i will wait an hour & half for her to get it
MORE knitting time
then there is the ride home

so, the potential is 3 hours of knitting today
AND next wed

tomoro & thur we work together
that is 1 1/2 - 2 hours of knitting
so, i should be able to finish skein #4 today
and start #5
mite actually FINISH the blankie
this month

Monday, August 4

Tempurature is Reaticve

(think in Farenheit)
60 above zero:

Floridians and Hawaiians turn on the heat.
People in Manitoba plant gardens.

50 above zero:
Californians and Hawaiians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Manitoba sunbathe.

40 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Manitoba drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Manitoba gets thicker.

20 above zero:
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Manitoba throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Manitoba have the last cookout before it gets cold.

People in Miami all die.
People in Manitoba close the windows.

10 below zero:
Californians fly away to Mexico or Hawaii
People in Manitoba get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Guides in Manitoba are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Manitoba let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Manitobans get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.

460 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.)
People in Manitoba start saying..'Cold 'nuff fer ya?'

500 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
All public schools in Manitoba will open 2 hours late.