Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 141

Well, the weekend is almost over, and tomorrow is another work day. It has been a good weekend so far. I had to work Saturday morning, but it wasn't a bad morning. Then Hubby and I went to Taco Bell for lunch and home to work on my afghan that HAS to be DONE by the 6th of October. It is a birthday gift for my boss' daughter commission by my Boss. So I can't possibly not meet the deadline. The birthday is not until the 10th but Hubby and I will be in Vegas on the 6 thru the 11th so it MUST BE DONE by the time we leave. I don't have a lot left to do on it as I have feverishly worked on it most of the weekend.

Saturday night we did take time to have dinner at LOCO's with our friends who have been in England and Ireland for the past 3 weeks. They had a wonderful time and we hope to someday get to go with them. They invited us this year (again) but we couldn't make it (again). I do hope the next time they go, we can tag along.

My daughter has invited me back to Atlanta this coming weekend for the Highland Fall Fun Festival. I don't know if I am to watch the twins while she does the booth or if I am to go help with the booth. Either way works. I understand that Metal Man has to work at his REAL job that day so it could be either one. Guess I will be making another drive to Hot-lanta on Friday night and it will be alone again as Hubby has to work on Saturday so that we can go to Vegas the next week. I have several of the special request white dish clothes to take with me, but haven't gotten around to replacing any of the fruit and veggies that sold last week. Got to finish that afghan.

Speaking of work, I guess I better go make a schedule for this up-coming week. See ya around.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 138

Hi again. Bet you thought I had totally forgotten about this blog, well not really. I have been VERY busy lately. I went to Cartersville to the Roselawn Craft Show on the 18th and had a wonderful time. I got to spend the day before with the grandboys and the day of with their parents. It was a blast. Those boys are so smart and adorable.

At the show we sold several pieces of crocheted fruit and veggies so I have to remake those. I also have a special request for white cotton dish clothes. So I have been busy on my lunch break at work making those. I have about a half dozen completed so far. I also thought that crocheted hangers for flower pots would be nice and am giving those a shot. Haven't actually completed one yet but I am working on it.

At work I have had a training conference call and had one of the tellers out sick for a full day, another had physical therapy 3 days this week and a third had a doctor's appointment today.
I had to cancel my doctor's appointment due to it being impossible to get the blood work done. However, I got screened at the craft show and everything is good except the cholesterol which was several points above where it should be. So I started taking the meds again.

I also realized that the commission afghan that I need to get finished by October 10th was no where near done and time is running out. So I am feverishly working on that in the evenings. To complicate matters the green yarn that I selected to make this one apparently has been discontinued. I can't find it anywhere in town. So I compromised and picked up a lighter shade and am doing strips of that on either side of the darker green center. I think it is going to be fine, but it really upsets me that I can't find the right matching color. I guess that should teach me to buy it all at one time. Then I have another that must be done before Christmas. Boy, I sure am working a lot for someone who just does this for a hobby. lol

Well, it is late and I really need some rest, so I guess I will say goodnight to all. Pleasant dreams.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 127

Well this has been an interesting month. I think I mentioned last time that we are house hunting. Well we looked at a house that would have been good for me. It was one mile from work by the road and more like a half mile or less if I walked. It was brick, with a half acre yard partly fenced. NO TREES at all. Very few flowers, BUT Apparently the roof leaked at one time (or still does) as there are stains on all the ceilings and mold and mildew everywhere. With my allergies and Hubby's extreme dislike of mold, NO WAY. Too much expense and work for what they are asking. Guess we will keep looking.

Meanwhile, we have an air conditioner that has gone out and the water heater died. So this weekend has been spent ripping out the old water heater (trailer type 20 gallon) and replacing it with a new 40 gallon. But that requires all new plumbing and electrical, so hubby has been VERY busy.

I, on the other hand, have managed to make 6 soap bags. My daughter has a friend who makes and sells specialty soaps. She asked if I could make some cotton yarn bags for the soap to fit into that could be used as wash mitts. So I have made 6 to see if they will work. I will take them to Atlanta next weekend when we go up for the show. I am also about half finished with a flower baby quilt/afghan. It is in coral, yellow and variegated pink, green, yellow, white; you know, baby colors. I hope to have it done by the weekend.

Since I am using materials on hand, it has become a bit of a challenge. But when we visited my sister this past weekend in Tennessee, they had a huge stash of yarns left over from brother-in-laws mom. It was almost like Christmas in September. While we were up there we took the inlaws to dinner and drove through the park to Cades Cove. That was fun but we didn't see any wildlife on the trip. Never been to the Cove when we didn't see ANYTHING before.

On the way home we stopped at Clingman's Dome parking lot. They have totally reworked it. The restrooms are now a shop and they built new restrooms right in the parking lot. So you don't have to walk part way up the trail to get to them anymore. It was a really nice clear day and Hubby got lots of good pictures. But we had to hurry home to get ready for Monday.

That's about it for now, except that we have to get our house back in order and get ready for the Grandson's next weekend. Really looking forward to seeing everyone. Have a great week.