A Creative Spirit (What do you do with yours?)

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Living in opposite world

I am seriously starting to believe that I am living in opposite world these days! Warning: the following is a rant about the huge surge in idiot drivers!! I drove over to JoAnne's this afternoon to pick up a few supplies. I had my little granddaughter with me, which may explain why I noticed this more than other days.

Okay, so I'm sitting at a red light which turns green...hey that means it our turn to go...but wait, we can't. Because we have to wait for the not 1 but 4 cars that turned left AFTER their light had turned red. I took a peek at the drivers of the last two cars...I wanted to see what Stupid looked like. I was blown away by the fact that the last car to turn had several children in it!! I can almost understand being that irresponsible if it's just you in the car, but when you put your kids in the car, aren't you supposed to be thinking about them? Don't they trust you to keep them safe? Are people really in THAT much of a hurry?

Seriously, help me out people....doesn't red mean STOP? At least it did when I took Driver's Ed. And wouldn't you know it? At least one car pulled that stunt at every light we stopped at....including one police car!

Oh and P.S., apparently in opposite world, a flashing School Zone speed limit sign of 25 mph REALLY means you can go 45. Just in case you were wondering.

Monday, March 10, 2008

It's done, it's done!!!

I can't believe it's finally done! I finished the Sweet Mary Jane cardi last night!!!!! I still have to block it ~ I was much too tired last night when I cast off to do anything more than drop into bed! It was bad enough we had the time change, but I woke up way to early as it was and couldn't go back to sleep.

Finishing feels GOOD! And it's the second WIP I've finished so far this year. That's progress!! Yesterday hubby and I spent some time going through some things and either pitching them or adding them to the donations that are going out today. We took the house off the market two weeks ago, but are still looking to reduce the amount of "stuff" we have. I am somewhat relieved that we aren't moving at this time, but it feels good to get rid of all that excess we had. It's amazing how quickly your collection of "stuff" can build if you're not paying attention. Now if we could only get the kids on board with that. Our 17 year old daughter went shopping YET AGAIN yesterday! Sheesh!

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Most Enjoyable Week

I had requested 4 days off from work this week ~ two of them with pay. I was also given today off to keep me under hours, so basically it's been a bit like a vacation. =) I had requested the time off so that I could keep my beautiful little granddaughter Kelly while her parents went out of town. Kelly and I had a blast together all week!! She is quite obsessed with the movie Cars, and let me say that if I never see that movie again ~ that will be fine by me!! Honestly, I think she watched it a dozen times!!! I can do the dialogue word for word, no kidding! lol Mom & Dad picked her up last night and while I do miss her, the house has been blissfully quiet and clean today.

Haven't done any knitting today....I've got a huge assignment from GhostStitchers that I have been working on all day (as well as laundry). I tried to get some stitching done on it during the week while Kelly was here, but with an active 2 year old I'm sure you can imagine how little I got done. ;)

Last week I met
Sue (a friend from Ravelry) at Barnes & Noble for some knitting time. It was fun! Sue is really nice and yes, even with all talking we did, we both managed to get some knitting done. She has made the cutest doll, which you can see for yourself on her blog. I was hoping to sneak away for some knitting time this week, but it wasn't to be.

All in all, it was a great week. It's back to work tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., I'm working in the cash office until 5. Oh well, break is over. Back to the stitching! ;)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Oh my, I'm 3!!

I just discovered that on March 9th my blog will be 3 years old! Happy birthday!! Hard to believe how quickly time flies by...I'm sure it has something to do with getting older and all that. Too bad that I pretty much stink at blogging regularly.
Reminder: Daylight savings starts this weekend. I hate losing that hour of sleep!!

I've been working on the Sweet Mary Jane cardi. I'm working on the collar, the FINAL PART!!! I even got brave and tried it on last Friday. You see, I've spent so much time on this sweater and it is so pretty that I was SURE there was going to be something wrong with it. I managed to convince myself that it wouldn't fit. So, I attached and extra length of cable (it's on circs) and tried it on. It fit so beautifully that I thought I might cry. ;) Next time that nay-saying voice tries to speak up, I think I'll get out the duct tape.

Justin will be on his way home from Iraq later this month. This is his third (and hopefully, final) deployment. Then there will be Jessica to worry about...she's due to be deployed this September. It was bad enough having my son sent over there...can't say how much sleep I'll get while my little girl is over there. sigh

My mom is coming to Michigan next month. She moved to Florida several years ago and things have not been going well for her. She will stay with us for a short while this summer, but I really can't see that working out on a long-term basis. I love my mom, but our personalities clash like you wouldn't believe. We are complete opposites in so many ways. The one thing we do have in common is crochet. I tried to teach her to knit, but she never could catch on. At least there's crochet...and a few yarn shops that she's never been to, and I am an incredibly patient person, seriously. It could work. But the minute the chaos starts all bets are off.