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About krafty19

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  • Birthday 03/19/1952

A Few Things About Me

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    Me-Mo is my grandma name. Have 2 grandsons-ages 8 and 4 yrs.
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    Crocheting, Reading, playing with grandsons
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    baby afghans, afghans, prayer shawls, dishcloths
  • Crocheting since...
    For 40+ years
  1. Hi all - hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday. My DS and DIL came up for Thanksgiving, spent Wednesday night to Friday morning with us and then he went to his dad's family dinner and they have now gone home. Both DDs and GSs were here too. It's been a great holiday for us. Only down side is DH had to work the last 2 Saturdays to get Thanksgiving and the day after off. He will do that again for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays. I've been super busy at work (working 12 hour days, 5 days a week). this is the first time I've had any time off in the last month, other than a snow day. We have hired a new child care director and I think that this coming week, I'll be back to my normal duties. I've had to be in the classrooms and the day care office to help out. it's been a mess but I think we've found the right person to run the day care. I was supposed to get off at noon on Wednesday but the Department of Human Services showed up to do a full review of the day care, so I got to spend the whole day there. Haven't had time to catch up but did see where Linda fell, I hope that you are doing better. Joanne, hope your weather isn't too bad and that you got to see all your family. Mary - hope things are going good with you all. Maybe I'll be able to get on here more since I will be getting home earlier. GSs are with DD tonight, so it's really quiet here. But tomorrow we're putting up the tree, so it will be a fun afternoon. The boys will decorate the tree--it's interesting to see what they do. Have a great Saturday evening all. Hugs to all of you.
  2. Good Afternoon!! It's definitely a fall day here--it's cold (51 this morning) but when it's been in the 90's the day before, that's cold and it's been raining. Spent the morning at the Pumpkin Festival with youngest DD and the grandsons. Oldest DD is working 2 jobs now, so youngest one is watching them on the weekends. The boys had a good time. We got 6 pumpkins!! We plan to bake some of them and make pumpkin pies. Joanne - hope you had a great birthday! And it was I love yarn day too!! Hope you were able to purchase some yarn to celebrate your day! Mary - hope your weather is better than ours--it's so cold and dreary. Judy - My DH says I never make what he wants, only what the GS want. I now have to get creative with everything since the youngest GS cannot have any dairy (really have to read all the those labels to make sure there's not something in there he can't have). Now I'm on a quest to find a pumpkin pie recipe with no dairy in it. Cindy - sometimes we just need to "play" instead of doing chores. I spent a lot of time doing other stuff rather than chores. Wish there was a "chore fairy" that would take care of all that stuff. Well, speaking of chores, I'd better get some laundry going. Still working on the rings for DD, have 4 made and need 4 more. Then I get to figure out the strips to link them together. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs to all of you.
  3. Hi all, seems as though I don't have a lot of time any more to be on the computer. It's in the boys room and they have "homework" every night on the computer that they have to do and then it's time for them to go to bed. so I can't be on it except when they aren't here. We have a good system (most nights) and have them in bed by 7, of course they really don't go to sleep until 7:30 or later but at least they are laying down and trying to sleep. It's been busy at work, still getting the new boss settled in and "putting out fires" that were left burning when the other ones left. It's getting better and I hope by next month, there won't be as much going on. Sounds like you are all busy. Judy love the squares!! I can see why you'd want to keep it! I made several purple hats for the shaken baby awareness month. I think the church sent 109 of them. I was surprised that there were that many. My next project is to make a set of rings that the 2 year olds will use to help keep them in line while going down the hall or outside. DD has a set that's in really bad shape and it's really hard to clean. I'm trying to make one and hoping that it will work. At least the "ring" part is ok, I used a donut pattern to make the ring. The strip will need to be figured out next. Then I get to make them pillows for them to sit on. And I'll probably want to make some Christmas stuff too. So I guess I'll be busy for a while. I really need to get my afghan out that I started about 4 years ago and finish it. It's been in a box since we moved and I really need to get it out. We bought a new bed a couple of weeks ago and I need to see if it's big enough for this bed. We got a temperapedic (or how ever you spell it) and the head and feet raise. I love it! My back and knee don't hurt and I can sleep a lot better. I didn't even hear the storm the other night and that's saying something for me--I always hear the storms. Well, I'd better go and get busy. I hope you all have a great weekend and I promise to try to get in here and see how everyone is as often as I can! Hugs to all of you!
  4. Judy - beautiful afghan! I love the colors. Mary - hope things are going well for your DH. I do not like dentists but I found one that I love and she's not in our insurance network But I pay the difference just to go to her. Cindy - Enjoy your day of crafting. When I do a round ripple, I do double strands - goes way faster, less dc to do. But the one round ripple I'm doing for myself (which I recently found when unpacking some more boxes) is single strand dc - and I've got more to do on it. It's something I need to get out and finish. Joanne - glad to see you're almost done with your afghan. I'd do the crab stitch and call it done. Marlene - will be praying for that little one that is ill. As for the full moon - we could always tell when it was a full moon when I worked at the chapel on base - got all kinds of crazy calls. And I've had nurse friends tell me that it's busier in the ER and baby delivery area during a full moon. Got a few more baby hats done, got some more yarn yesterday so I can make more than just 2. So far I think I have 5 or 6 and still more yarn to use up. This group also makes scarves to give to the homeless at Christmas time and I've made some out of my leftover yarn that I have. The boys will be with mom tonight but we'll have them tomorrow as they are out of school. Can't believe they are already out for a professional day (school started on August 19). We hope to go to the park near us and see what they have to play on - at least if it's not raining. If it's raining, we may have movie day instead. Have a wonderful day, hugs to all of you.
  5. Judy - those hats are so cute!! Mary - what handsome boys!! Getting so big. They grow up so fast! Joanne - hope things are going well for you. I'm on vacation this week. Not going any where since we have the boys. Yesterday the little one wanted to walk to school (it's about 3 blocks from here) and we got to the very first corner (which is the next yard over) and he says his feet hurt LOL. One day was enough, we are now driving to school every day! We do plan on going to the state fair but it will probably next week, payday was the wrong week for us to go this week. Got a couple of baby hats done for the October purple hat campaign (it's to help parents remember not to shake their babies when they cry). The church I work at has a crochet/knit group and they are doing it as a group. Since I can't go to the meetings, I thought I'd make some hats. Only had a partial skein of cotton purple, sounds like a trip to store is in order! Hope you all are having a great week!! Hugs to all of you!
  6. Hi everyone! Happy Labor Day! I hope you are having a great holiday. It's been really busy here at home and I've not had time to get on the computer. School started on Aug 19. The little one is in kindergarten again but at least this school has all day kindergarten, so we don't have to pay for a lot of day care now. Oldest one is in 4th grade - where has the time gone? they both love their new school and it's a brand new school as well. No time for crocheting for a while, so hopefully I'll get to do that soon. Christmas will be here before I know it and I won't have anything done But I've found plenty of patterns that I want to do but I've just got to have the time to do them. The new boss is really great and doing some great things with the church. It's a joy to go to work now. There's been a lot of good changes and I hope it will help the church to grow. I'll try to catch up later on all the happenings Hopefully I can get on here more now that we have settled things down some. Hugs to all of you!!
  7. Hi All - I, too, have been MIA (like Marisa). No excuse but that I'm so tired by the end of the day, I just crash in my recliner and rest. The stress in the office has gone way, way down. It's taking time to get things lined out with the new boss but it's working ok. Time will tell. It's still the "honeymoon" stage. LOL. The pups are keeping us busy - laughing. It's so funny to watch them fight over a toy. There's soooo many toys in this house, and they decide to fight over the same one - just like my kids did. Buster Brown seems to want to sit on my lap more than Missy ever did and that's fine with me. He's so sweet. He will sleep almost all afternoon on my lap. I don't get a lot of crocheting done when he's out and about. But his bedtime is usually 7 p.m., so I can get some crocheting done. I started a prayer shawl but made it a scarf. I didn't care for doing the shawl on the long edge (190 sts), so I decided to stop. I did figure out how to make the prayer shawl on the "short" side, it's going much faster and I don't make as many mistakes on it. I'll post a pic if I ever get it done. Well, we're into the "hot and humid" here in Oklahoma. Sigh We did get a lot of rain for a couple of weeks but now we're into July weather. Was really hot today and tomorrow won't be much better. That's also another reason I don't have a lot of energy at night. Everyone have a great evening! Hugs to all of you.
  8. Mary - so sorry to hear of all your trials. I would love to join you but unfortunately the bank balance says I can't. You can come here anytime and we'll be here to listen. Wish we lived closer together so I could help you. but you are in my prayers. Glad for the rain for your area. We've been getting some much needed rain and the temps have been sooooo good for June for Oklahoma. Not really too hot (but we still have a lot of summer to get through, so I'm sure we'll hit that wonderful 100 sometime). Joanne - enjoy the little ones! Glad you had a wonderful Saturday. We bought another pool, the pump went out on the old one and it's cheaper to buy a pool than a pump. But this one is bigger and the boys are excited to get in it. Little man will have to wear his floaties as it's probably going to be up to his chin! I'm ready for some relaxing time in the pool. There's an air show today at the air base and we're going to take the boys (this may be a really big mistake as I'm sure it's going to be really crowded). The Thunderbirds are flying and I hope that we get to see them. hopefully we can see some older planes flying as well. Have a great Sunday!! Hugs to all.
  9. Hi all!! update on DD - she went back to work but can't drive yet as she's still on pain meds. At least she can go to work this week. She sees the dr next week and hopefully she'll be in a walking cast and be able to do a little bit more. The boys have been pretty good and help her some. Buster Brown and Missy are so cute to watch. Buster has learned to bark (well, squeak maybe) and growl. He's so cute when he barks, one ear goes up. Hopefully it won't be up all the time. Well it's hot and windy here (typical for Oklahoma in June) but at least no bad storms, just a lot of rain. I had to water the garden tonight since we didn't get any rain since the weekend. And we have tomatoes!!!! And Missy can't get them - ha!! She ate all the tomatoes last year before they even got ripe. So we put up a bigger fence to keep her out this summer. I'm really hoping they get ripe and we have some to eat before long. Mary - hope Luke is better now. Marisa - good to see your post. I've been MIA for a while dealing with all the stress of moving out 2 bosses and getting 1 boss in. Holly - sounds like a busy weekend for you all. Marlene - looks like Maya will have a good summer! Have a great evening everyone! Hugs to all.
  10. Hi all- I've been MIA again But hopefully i'll be able to be on here more. The new boss is great!!! My stress level is gone way down. We have a "no drama zone" in the office!! Now just to get the old boss to keep from calling several times a day!!! Oldest DD had ankle surgery on Thursday and is doing ok. The pain pump wasn't working, so she finally called the nurse today to find out why. It's working now so maybe she can get some rest. We've had the boys since Wednesday so she'd be able to rest without their bickering (yes, they do that a lot LOL). Buster Brown and Missy are finally getting along. They love to play with all the stuffed toys and they fight over the chew sticks--of course, Missy usually wins since she's bigger. Well we've had lots of rain, more due to tomorrow. But we've needed it for a long time--the drought is still going on but it's not in the extreme range now. Well the boys are wanting to go outside, so they can run off some energy!! Have a great weekend!
  11. Good Morning All!! I had to do the pics of the puppy at work this morning. Couldn't get it to open at home. But here's the littlest GS with him. We are so proud of him--no fear of this puppy and he's not afraid of Missy anymore. Going to be a busy day but wanted to share the pics of our new furbaby. Everyone have a great Tuesday!!
  12. Hi All!! Just one more day (if we can both survive until then). The minister that got hurt is not the new one but the lady pastor that is leaving. I'm so sad that she's leaving and that she is hurt. The drs think that there will be no surgery and that the tendon will repair itself. Today wasn't a good day--too much drama. Won't bore you with the details computer drama but I'm so glad that the new boss will be there on Thursday. Can't get the pics of Buster Brown to download from my email. So I'll try to figure something else out tomorrow. I'm so tired now (after all the computer drama) that my mind needs to not think right now LOL. Well, our Thunder lost in the playoffs. But there's always next year. hopefully next year all the guys will be healthy and able to mesh as a team. We're still proud of the team, they've been through a lot this year. At least I don't have to watch the other teams now - or at least I don't think I will. DH is a big sports fan but by the time of the season comes to an end, I'm tired of sooooo much sports. Hope you all are having a good Monday! Will check in more now that the drama will soon be over (Or at least that's what I'm praying for). Hugs to all of you!!
  13. Good Evening all--glad it's Wednesday! I'm beginning to really dislike the short week--too much to do and not enough time to do it. Buster Brown is so cute--his personality is so different from Missy's. He tries so hard to get her to play, but she has begun to play a little bit with him. We love watching him play and run. Typical puppy. Missy's still mad at us and leaves us "presents" around the house still. Hopefully that will stop soon. Work this week is hectic. One pastor has barely started to pack (he's got a room full of books) and he's only emptied one shelf. The other one has everything out already. She got hurt on her vacation and won't be able to do any standing or walking for 6 weeks. There's no surgery but hopefully it will heal enough that she can walk ok. She didn't break anything but cut a tendon and the way it was damaged, they can't do surgery to repair it. So prayers for her recovery would be appreciated. I'm soooo ready for the new pastor to be here. Just a few more days, and he should be moved in. We got a lot of rain (well, a lot considering how much we haven't had this year). There's still a burn ban in effect. At least so far we don't have any bad storms predicted. I'm so not ready for the bad stuff. We're all on edge about the storms after last May. Holly - not good on your smart phone. So far we've not had that problem but we lock the screen (you have to enter a code to unlock it but you can still do 911 in a true emergency) which makes it harder to call 911. We still have a land line though. We never use it, but it's there if we need it. Joanne - glad you got your shawl finished. Looking forward to seeing it. I know I promised pics of Buster Brown, but I forgot to send them to my email. So I will do that tonight. Then I need to make a little turtle to give to the one pastor--I'm sure I've got plenty of time since he's not packed but about 12 boxes LOL. Have a great evening all. Hugs to all of you!!
  14. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! Thank you to those that have had a family member serve in the Armed Forces. We got a new furbaby. He's a full brother to Missy (same mom and dad). The lady we got Missy from is getting ready to move back to the New England area and she couldn't take any of these new puppies with her. She kept talking with DD and finally convinced her to take the pup. His name is Buster Brown (he is totally different than Missy). I haven't transferred my pics to the computer so I can't post it yet but I will try to later today. He's so cute and fuzzy!! But Missy isn't having much to do with him yet, but hopefully she'll soon get over being mad that we brought a new 'thing' in the house. I hope all of you enjoy your weekend. We spent yesterday looking at pickup trucks. DH needs a newer one and we finally found one. So now we don't have to worry about his driving that old truck now. Well, we're off to Petco to get new Baby toys!! Will check in later.
  15. Linda - WOW!! What a great picture! You have an awesome talent!! Cindy - Glad that you are able to take the meds and hopefully that will keep the nasty stuff away from you. Joanne - hope you had a good evening! For those wanting to try a c2c, give it a try--it's a quick pattern. I was surprised at how fast it went. A busy day today - school will be over this Friday for both GS. I'll be so glad not to drive the little one to school every day. Sad thing is he will have to do Kindergarten over again. He's ok with "staying in the class again" - not using the term holding him back. But he can't stay at the day care where I work next year, so I won't be seeing him and his brother as much next school year. I really wanted DD to put them in the school by us as it would save a lot on day care and it's an all day kindergarten versus the 2 1/2 hours he's done this year (and next). But she's determined to keep them there but that could change once school gets closer. Didn't do anything but read this weekend. Need to make a turtle for one of the bosses (that's what he collects). Already have the other one's gift made (a prayer shawl). Well, I'd better get off and get to bed. Will have to go in early again tomorrow. Have a great evening all!! Hugs to all of you.
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