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Trendy Yarn

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ok, I learned what tready yarn is.....in the skein, it looks like it's about 1/2 inch wide, but you pull the width open to find numerous 'holes' into which you knit (and maybe crochet??)

I learned how to use that yarn and knit a 'ruffle-y' scarf. So I bought a skein and will work on it after I've made enough stuff for the fall craft sale. I won't be posting any trendy yarn projects any time soon, but eventually I will.

Meanwhile, I'm about ready to take a photo of stuff I'm doing for the craft sale. There is a cute toddler hat I want to make first, and hope to start it tomorrow.

I dearly love cats, but am allergic. So I take an antihistamine before going to the shelter for a few hours, then come home and shower thoroughly - otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my previous blog

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FROSTY99 5/19/2012 8:03PM

    While we were on the beach at Fort Meyers, a lady was evidently making a scarf with yarn that you described. She was making the scarf for her granddaughter. It was really quite pretty and had so many colors in it.
I wish I had paid more attention to my aunt-she always crocheted (is that correct??) and if I wanted something I would buy the material and she would make it for me. Now she is gone and I haven't a clue on how to make anything. She made the most beautiful afghans and baby sweater sets and we got new slippers every few years for Christmas.
I am sure your crafts are lovely.

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/18/2012 8:06AM

    Ohhh, I think i saw those scarfs and they are absolutely gorgeous. Hope your allergy isn't too bad. Have a great day!

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    Oh, the knitting sounds beautiful! That is certainly a gift to be able to do things like that! I can crochet straight lines, but I don't know how in the world people make shapes and such with yarn! That is just incredible! emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/17/2012 11:26PM

    Wow that sounds very interesting. People are so creative!
I didn't know you were allergic to cats. I'm glad you can still be with them.

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CHEROKEE1946 5/17/2012 11:15PM

    Learned something today, Thanks

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Babies and Yarn

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy day at the shelter. Oh, yes, there was the usual cleaning of the kitten room, but I also took extra time with Socks and Cindy. They both have adoptions pending, and hopefully, won't be there when I go back next week. I'll miss them, but whoever is getting them will be thrilled with how friendly and playful they are. Of course, they'll also have to keep the trash can covered. LOL

Also, I got four new babies - I'm not sure how old they are, but they are tiny (weened, but tiny). Right now they're confined to a cage because there are too many others in the room who are quite a bit bigger. The bigger ones will be moved elsewhere, and the babies will be allowed out of the cage. I also learned that there are three more tiny ones in the receiving room in the basement, so I expect I'll be getting them after the bigger ones are moved.

What fun at the shelter! I love the Spring, when we get new babies.

I exercised self discipline when I came home and swept and mopped the kitchen, breakfast and powder rooms. Now all my housework is done for the week, and it smells slightly of Pine Sol.....I love that stuff.

So that leaves me free to go to the LYS (local yarn store) tonight with friends where we'll learn how to use 'trendy yarns'. No, I don't know just what that means, but I'm looking forward to the evening.

I continue to be busy knitting and crocheting for the craft fair/sale this fall. I'm trying a few new-to-me things, and am eager to see how they turn out.

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday.

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SHERREMAC 5/17/2012 6:39PM

    We volunteer at a cat shelter too! We love playing in the play room! emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/17/2012 4:09PM

    Have a wonderful evening and you'll have to let me know what you learned about "trendy yarns" :)

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/17/2012 1:40PM

    Lol "LYS"! I hope we get to see some photos of your trendy projects.
I love the stories about the kitties, thanks for sharing.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2012 12:41PM

    I would totally love that job of working in a shelter, but I have allergies, and all of those animals around would make my sinuses go crazy!
We have 2 cats, so I suffer a little, but they are so worth it!

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    You seem like such a loving person! So glad those kitties had YOU! emoticon emoticon

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Monday, May 07, 2012

Whew! emoticon For those of you who have kept up with me, you know that my knee has been messed up for five months. I have been thanking God that He's in control, and whatever the outcome, I praise Him for His control, His love, and His healing. And yes, I HAVE been praying for healing.

Two weeks and two days ago, my loving, sweet, adorable dog slammed into that knee from across the room. Two days later I went back to my ortho dr for the gel shot to help with arthritis. I'm pleased to say that it IS helping. The dr didn't really have anything to say about the possible injury from Darby.

Back to Darby and the damage she did: I went back to my ortho dr today (we really have to quit meeting like this) who told me Darby hadn't torn the meniscus; actually, it appears the problem is the bursa sac below the knee joint. ok. So I got a steroid shot (man! that hurt going in!!). emoticon

If that calms the bursa sac down within the next few days, I should be ok. (Cross your fingers and toes for me). emoticon I'm looking forward to being able to resume time on the treadmill. Of course, I'll have to go slow at first, since it's been so long since I could pick up speed and elevation. But that'll be ok, as long as I can DO IT!

Today is my ST training day.....I have a goal of doing it 3 days a week. When my leg is better, I'll add 3 or 4 days of treadmilling to the mix. And then I expect to see good results in the way my clothes fit and what the scale says. I have many re-gained pounds to lose, but I will do it. In fact, even tho' I can't treadmill, I have very slowly been losing a teeny, tiny bit of weight. A pound here, a pound there, oops! water weight gain there. LOL

Thanks for patiently putting up with my knee saga. It's seems much longer to me than it does to you. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2012 12:44PM

    I can only imagine the pain of that shot.
I have Plantar Facitis and have gotten numerous steroid shots in the heel and that is extremely painful!

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SOLUCKY12 5/14/2012 9:00PM

    I'm so sorry you're going through such a difficult time. Our God is good and with our faith, we can accomplish His will. I need to get back on my exercise bike again and stop wallowing in my troubles. You give me inspiration to do that. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Glad to connect with you. emoticon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/8/2012 12:08PM

    insteadof Crossing your fingers and toes for you. i wll pray for you.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/7/2012 7:27PM

    I bet it seems like a lifetime to you. I think you're doing exceptionally well, but I understand wanting to get back at it quicker. Great job getting in your ST. I'm so proud of you!
Thanks for the pinata, I loved it. Lets see, I want mine filled with puppies!

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/7/2012 6:56PM

    Ewwwwwwwww, I feel your pain from that shot emoticon I will be praying really hard that it helps and everything WILL be better. Positive thinking my friend emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/7/2012 5:06PM

    This is one of those detours that slow down most of us at some time but you're hanging in there and keeping a positive attitude. emoticon -- Lou

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FROSTY99 5/7/2012 4:10PM

    I certainly pray that this shot will be the one to get you on the road to recovery and back on the treadmill. We all want things fixed "Right now" but God does it in his own good time which is the right time. Be patient and you will achieve success.

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CATLADY52 5/7/2012 2:45PM

    From someone who has had to live with pain I sympathize with you fully. emoticon

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RFEDDERSE 5/7/2012 1:00PM

  Very inspiring! Keep it up.

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Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Hi Y'all. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

We got another good rain (thunderstorm) last eve/night and the baseball field needed some attention before the boys could play today. Didn't hurt Josh's 12 yr old team - they beat the opposition 6 - 2. Yea!! Josh pitched a few innings (quite well), then took the position of catcher - something he has done very well for several years. emoticon Naaahh, Grandma's not proud or anything. Also, his parents got a letter this week from the school, late this month he'll get a Presidential award for scholarship, I think it is. (I think my buttons just broke! LOL). If only it were someone other than Obama......

This afternoon Josh's younger brother plays (on another field), and because it's warm and very sunny today, I've changed from blue jeans to a split skirt (what my generation used to call culottes). I'll be slathering on the sun screen, too. emoticon

I'm grateful for the rain, and especially grateful that our dog isn't upset by thunderstorms. She meanders from window to patio door to window looking at it all, but isn't all upset. emoticon emoticon

I hope you all have great plans for a wonderful weekend.

Oh, I met a goal this week - SP three different days. Hooray for me!

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IUHRYTR 5/6/2012 5:20AM

    We need rain badly here in Central FL. Yards are brown and brush fire warnings out. Josh seems to be developing into quite the ballplayer. No wonder you are proud of him. emoticon -- Lou

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PAMAPPLE 5/5/2012 9:08PM

    My little dog is scared of thunderstorms, too, and roams around the house with his tail down and tries to hide between the toilet and the sink vanity. I'm glad the game wasn't cancelled because of the rain... and yes, I remember the culottes and had some, too!!

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GOSPELCLOWN 5/5/2012 6:54PM

    Glad to hear that the dog is OK with the storms. You can't teach him that.

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    Oh, culottes! Still can't believe I survived the 70's - congrats to your grandson and, yes, Hooray YOU!!!!

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/5/2012 12:13PM

    Woohoo for meeting your goal, for a wonderful sunny day and congrats to your grandson. Have a wonderful day :)

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Monday, April 30, 2012

I found this on NEWNAC304's blog.....

I'm making it my pledge. I will not quit.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To Stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend,
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER!


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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/30/2012 6:15PM

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Cluck cluck to YOU! Lol! emoticon

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