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About losingmymind2

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  • Birthday 10/21/1957

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    Back in the swamps of NJ
  • Hobbies
    crochet, reading, facebook
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  • Favorite projects
    afghans, squares
  • Crocheting since...
  1. Judy, Mom is doing fine, she went up to her cousins in Redding PA for Thanksgiving, so Keith and Cassie can cook for her family. Her parents house in Highlands is standing, but waterlogged. I hope to get up to visit soon, but I've been so busy down here lately, it seems like a long way off before I can.
  2. Hi Judy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and all "Our House-ers"! Hopefully soon I will have internet at home and be able to play here again; meanwhile crocheting warm things to send up to NJ.
  3. Hey Judy, pet some yarn for me, please. The selection down here is almost as dismal as my yarn budget. Stay cool, I keep telling Mom to stay in, but she's out and about again today. At least her car has a great a/c.
  4. Judy, I love the picture of you with Lucy; and that hummingbird afghan is amazing! Mom is amazing for 87! She goes up to Perth Amboy to help at the church food pantry twice a week, as well as keeping busy at home. Keith (stepson for those who don't know me) and his gf Cassie have a baby girl now, Elizabeth, who is 3 mo. old and they are still sponging off, er living with my mom, as is another friend of theirs. Mom has to run them around a lot, as well as taking my other stepson, Mark to pick up his daughter Ryleigh at daycare a couple times a week. In between, she's finally started so
  5. Hi Everyone! *waving madly* still don't have home internet access, but with this heatwave and no a/c at home either, I have been spending a LOT of time at the library! Otherwise, I'm crocheting or reading in front of the fan. Heat index was 108 today, and at least we were out and about in the truck with a/c going full blast. I'm expecting not one but 2 grandchildren by love this winter. Maggie will be born just before Christmas and "squishy" hasn't shown his/herself yet, but is due in January. So needless to say, I'm making lots of baby things! I may be in the delivery room when "s
  6. I'm at the Crystal Coast, close to the hurricanes and not much else, lol.
  7. As long as the care instructions are the same for all the yarns, I've had NO trouble choosing several brands of yarn for one pattern. The only time to would need to be careful is if you mixed wool with acrylic that you remember to care for it as if it is a woolen item.
  8. I also suggest getting it checked out. I have that type of pain as a result of the muscles in my back being torn, but there can be different causes and you don't want to make things worse by not listening to your body.
  9. Sounds fun to me; I need to get back on track with my weight loss since the scale has been going the wrong way lately. I'll have to pick a pattern, I was just gifted with the yarn I want to use.
  10. The doctor told my mother to continue her emboridery and knitting as much as comfortable to prevent her arthritis from freezing up her hands. She's 84 and going strong.
  11. I may have to reduce in size a bit, but my dd just rescued a 2.9lb miniature dacshund puppy. He was abused and has a sprained leg and fractured trachea, but will be fine our vet says. Luckily, I have a tiny t-shirt that fits Beanie Weenie now.
  12. Made a towel/crate liner for my miniature schnauzer from peaches and cream as soon as I knew I was getting a little girl. It washes well, but does take quite a while to dry, and it's about the size of an extra large handtowel. I'm afraid a bath towel to cover my big body would be too heavy to lift.
  13. Theresa, that's why when my dad was alive, he always traveled with his 'handy dandy booze kit', a miniature bar setup in what looked like a normal briefcase. When we unloaded the car at the hotel, it was the first thing carried in, then I was usually off to get my parents some ice. Was I really that hard to travel with?
  14. If I can ever afford a vacation, I'm going to come across the state and visit Asheboro. I suppose the coast is wonderful too, but in all the years I've been here I've done the beach once. Just not fond of swimming with sharks, getting sunburned or sand in places it was never meant to be now that I'm older and wiser.
  15. Go to a pet supply store like Petsmart, they have a product called Natures Miracle and a formula Just for Cats. If you hand wash with it you should be fine, or better yet, spray it on the yarn, saturating it, then let it sit a while, rinse in cold water, and blot, no rubbing, between two clean white towels. Then let air dry away from light and heat.
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