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  1. Good morning ladies! The week went quickly again! I have the PA Chiropractic Association's convention this weekend, so it'll be a quick weekend as well. But, I'll get the rest of the CE credits needed for the next license renewal Mona - Did you get your paperwork finished up before you had the grand's? Judy - Great that you GD already has an idea...that's so helpful sometimes! I found a golf club cover pattern that I am using as a guide, but doing a little differently I am using this pattern for the stained glass afghan.... https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-stained-glass-afghan/RHC0502-025417M.html I've made this headband in two different size before that you might be able to work with... http://knots-thoughts.blogspot.com/2012/12/crochet-turban-headband-free-pattern.html
  2. Good afternoon ladies, Cindy - I hope you're feeling better by now! Brenda - The whole move sounds stressful to me! Sounds like you are doing well with it though Not too much going on around here, which is a good thing I need to make some golf club covers for dh. He has an outing next Thursday for work and conveniently has a set of golf clubs that my uncle gave him. (My uncle actually makes them). We got bags this past weekend (just because mine was 20 years old and needed to be replaced and he didn't have one). We still have to get him some shoes. I know many courses don't care if you were regular sneakers, but I don't know where he's going. I'm off to find a pattern to use Catch you all later in the week.
  3. Good morning!....Well, Afternoon now! lol Judy - gorgeous ghan! I love the colors Mary - I am currently working on a Stained Glass Window Afghan. My goal this year was to only finish WIP's...with the exception of things like baby gifts. I finished 1 or 2 others (plus a baby ghan) and have been working on this one for a while. It's all sc, which I think is why it's been sitting. When I looked on Ravelry...I bought the yarn for this in 2010! Yikes! My yarn night got cancelled the other since one of the girls had a migraine So, we just decided to reschedule until we're all available. And...that's about it. It should be a low key weekend! Super excited about that
  4. Good morning peeps I had a busy start to my work week, which is a good problem for me to have. lol Mary - Yes, Troy is primarily working from home and then going out for meetings and networking events. He has some kind of event today that is ALL day! He had to be at the convention center around 6:30am and will be there until about 8 tonight! That type of event is not the norm luckily. There was a meet and greet event last night at Heinz Field in relation to today's event. He got a tour of the facility and got to see all the locker rooms, he was a happy camper...and they got a Terrible Towel. lol Mona - I'm tired just hearing about your week! We had some family around for the weekend, so things were a bit busy here as well. But, not terrible. Tonight I'm meeting my girlfriends for 'yarn night' And going for a haircut during the day with my mom. Light day on tap, which will be nice. It'll give me time to catch up on some of the paperwork from the last 2 days! I hope you all have a great hump day
  5. Good morning ladies, Diana - My parents got a metal roof about 2 years ago and love it. They had it done by an Amish company and it looks great! Definitely a great way to go Mona - Enjoy your leftovers and give your shoulder a little TLC We've been in the 80's all week with ridiculous humidity...the kind that takes your breath away as soon as you open the door However, it is beautiful today with a high of the low to mid 60's for us! My perfect temp Have a great weekend everyone!
  6. Good morning house! Brenda - It sounds like things are coming along. It is quite a process to get settled! Just keep taking one thing at a time so you don't overwhelm yourself too much Cindy - My parents always say "I don't know how people get bored" They are busier now that they're retired than they were while they were working! My dad jokes that he needs to go back to work just to get a vacation! LOL Mona - I hope today is more relaxing for you! Judy - We are hot and humid today too But, I think it should start to cool down again on the weekend! Troy is loving his new job, but it's only his 3rd day....we'll see how he feels next month. It is definitely a change of pace for him, but I think it's going to be a great fit for him once he's settled and past all the onboarding and HR stuff that he has to take care of this week. As for me, all's well...not much to report on myself! lol
  7. Good morning house! This busy weekend is over! My older niece did not have to dance with her ex at the homecoming dance! Yay! And, my younger niece has a great time at her party Yesterday was a bit of a 'chill' day...or doing some things around the house We went out last night to see Sebastian Bach and he was great...hasn't lost his vocals. He has quite a silly personality too, which was fun. Troy has to conference calls today and one meeting. So, not too bad for a first day. One of the calls is an orientation call. The other was really just a sit in and listen call with his partner to get a feel for things. Have a great Monday!
  8. Good morning housemates! Another busy week! Troy ended up off this week and is starting his new job next week now. He is excited and nervous, but I know he'll be great! Monday he has orientation, which will be remotely from home. The convenience of working in the tech field! Last night was our high schools homecoming game and my niece was nominated, so we went to that. She got first runner up and was super excited since she didn't expect it at all. Our school does it really strangely...there were 55 nominees!!! Basically, they have 1 person to represent each club/sport/group and that person has to be on the board of that organization in order to be eligible. Kind of nice that it's not just the always popular kids that get everything....but, 55 is also kinda crazy! However, our Averie is Senior Class President. Tonight is their dance, and I guess that's when they'll announce the guys. She'll have to dance with the first runner up guy and she fears that it is going to be her ex-boyfriend! Fingers crossed that it's not, but she is a great person both inside and out so I know she'll be mature about it if it happens....and honestly, I think he would be as well. Just awkward for them is all. Today is another niece's 10th birthday party. We have to stop at WalMart on our way to pick her up a gift....nothing like last minute! Last weekend when I saw them, we got no direction on a gift. The invite included information about donation to a college fund set up for her in lieu of a gift. BUT, you can't show up to a 10 year old's birthday party without bringing something to open!!!! Ugh! Anyways, they were out this week shopping and she saw something she wanted and my sister in law wouldn't get it for her then text me a picture. lol We don't have a convenient WalMart, so on the way to the party it is! Not much for tomorrow, but in the evening we are going to a local club to see Sebastian Bach play. He was the lead singer for Skid Row. We are 80's rock people. lol I guess that about covers it! I hope everyone has wonderful weekend!
  9. Hello House! It's been busy. We had the pig roast at my parents house on Saturday and the last of the house guests headed out this morning after breakfast. I've been at the office since and Troy is home doing some housework. He has the week off and begins his new job next week! That pretty much consumed my life since the end of last week! lol Judy - Gorgeous ghan and I'm with Cindy...those ends look like a nightmare! My least favorite part of crocheting! Brenda - Sounds like you're getting settled finally
  10. Good afternoon! We had a good weekend and of course it went by too quickly! BUT, the deck is FINISHED!!!! A year later and the neighbors no longer have to look at it covered in tarps! lol Brenda - Wow, you had a long day on your anniversary...Happy Anniversary! I hope your closing goes week on Thursday. Judy - I did have a good time and met new crafters at the LYS, and I didn't buy anything...although I felt bad NOT buying something! Kennywood is an amusement park Shani - Welcome back from vacay. I'm glad you had a great time! Wow, you surely did cover a lot of ground! I took DH's car in for an oil change this morning and am now at work until about 6. Tomorrow I am running around with my mom and sister for lunch and shopping. We are having a pig roast on Saturday at my parents house, so that's the theme of the shopping trip. lol Have a great Monday everyone!
  11. Cindy, I forgot to mention that your Barbie clothes are amazing! And I think a pampering weekend will be wonderful. I hope SIL is doing well!
  12. Good morning ladies and happy Friday! The heat and humidity is back up here too! I was off yesterday, so I got the last bit of deck sanded that needed to be...Woohoo! I didn't have time to get the base coat of stain on it yet though (although it won't take long) and I don't see getting to it today either, unless Troy does it tonight after work. I'm going with a friend to a local yarn shop for a Sip n Stitch evening. We've not gone to one at this place yet and are excited to check it out. It seems like they get a lot of traffic and are doing well since opening just under 2 years ago. I've only made it over there once so far to check it out. I have so much yarn and don't need to buy any, not to mention that I just can't afford to use the expensive stuff. But, I'll probably feel like I should buy something tonight lol. Tomorrow we are going to Kennywood to get one last day in since their regular season ends this weekend. It'll be me, Troy and the moms. I'm hoping that we can get the deck finished on Sunday, but will have to wait and see if the weather will cooperate. Have a great weekend everyone. I probably won't be back until Monday afternoon.
  13. Good morning everyone! Not much to report on today, lol. It's a busy day at the office rewarded with yarn night tonight Yay! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
  14. Good morning house! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was busy...I feel like they all are. Friday I didn't have patients, so I weeded the 2 sections of the yard that the previous owners have all sorts of plants through. They are really pretty and I don't know what much of it is, but something blooms at least every season. I do know that I have a few rose bushes and my MIL gets to prune those since she knows how lol Saturday I worked in the morning and then joined DH and my dad in sanding the decktop. Sunday we sanded more and thought we'd get the base coat of stain on after dinner, but it started to drizzle so we covered it up for the night. Yesterday I had a couple morning patients then met my parents at my house and got that base coat of stain down while my mom painted some spindles (we decided replacing the spindles was easier than sanding them all and not very expensive). Then was back at the office for more patients. Then met DH at the vet across the street with the turtles. One of them has been breathing through her mouth a lot and Google only scares you more saying it's a respiratory infection (none of the other symptoms present), which is apparently fatal to turtles! 😯 We brought the second one along just in case. The vet didn't think she has an RI, but did give her an injection of antibiotics and sent us home with an extra injection to give her on Saturday. If she doesn't improve, then he'll do blood work. But, he was fairly confident that there's not really much going on since there was no mucous and her mouth looked healthy. And now here we are today. I think I finally get a low key day! At the office now and I do have paperwork to get caught up from yesterday and banking to take care of as well in between patients. Oh, and DH got 2 job offers to compare He currently works at Bayer and after buying Monsanto they are closing the Pittsburgh location He actually likes working for them, so this is a bit hard for him. His director just went on a rant when DH filled him in. The director is super angry that Bayer wasn't offering any of their good employees the opportunity to continue working remotely. Oh well, their loss! It is what it is. At least he's very marketable since he's a computer IT guy. OK, I think that about covers it! Diana - Glad to hear that you dodged the worst of the storm and that your brother's house is on the mend from his issues! Love the eagles. Mary - Glad I could inspire your reorganization lol I think Knit the Bridge was about 6 years ago now! Wow, where does the time go??? Brenda - Great idea to take something out with you every time you leave. So much better than trying to do it all at once. Mona - I hope DH's appointments go well!
  15. Good afternoon everyone! Diana, stay safe! Not much going here today, it's an early quit for me today. I have to run over to the Apple store and see if there's anything they can do for my Apple TV...it won't power on and it's not that old either. Then I'm having yarn night with a couple of friends this evening! Yay!
  16. Good morning house! I got some hooking time in last night while we watched Children of the Corn! Dh wanted to watch it, I haven't seen it in years so I agreed. But next time, I think I'll retreat to my craft room....I much prefer Hallmark movies! lmao Mary - thanks! I'm glad to be back Brenda - I've always been intrigued by bonsai, but would not be a good bonsai parent I do LOVE puzzles....all sorts, lol. Cindy - I agree, an easy day does not include mowing or laundry! If the range was on our property, we'd probably be there several times a week...at least just to build a comfort level with it anyways. Mona - I love having leftovers Hopefully you get to graduate from Candy Land soon lol
  17. Good morning everyone! It sounds like we all had a good weekend. It was beautiful here Saturday and would have been a good day to work on our deck, but it was too busy. Troy and I signed up for an intro to shooting session at a local gun range. They offered it for free and then we each got an additional $50 in store credit to use. He's talked about it for a long time, and I've never been interested...I don't really like guns in any capacity. But, I figured if he wanted one in the house, then I should be educated more about guns in general and how it works...so I went with him. I did pretty well too once I got the hang of aiming. I would say the class definitely made me more comfortable with the idea. Then in the afternoon we took our mom's shopping and for hibachi dinner Sunday we had a cookout at my moms and the morning was rainy, so we couldn't do any deck work that day. Yesterday it also rained so we got some indoor things done and then went to a friend's house for a board game night. I usually just crochet and hang out since I'm not a huge game fan. Depends on the game...I generally like the mindless ones, but don't get into the ones with a lot of strategy. That's too much thinking! lol I hope you all have a great Tuesday!
  18. Good afternoon everyone! Just a quick check in before I leave the office. Yesterday was nice, so I finished the railing on the deck sanding and then got the first coat of stain over it Tonight dh and I are going to the Rib Fest for dinner and then a local band, The Clarks are playing there at 9 with a free show, so we'll stay for that as well since I like them Brenda - My mom and dh came with me to the viewing and we were all glad to have gone! I know it's already been really tough on my friend, so she definitely needs us now! Collette - So sorry to hear about your accident! I'm glad you're ok and hope you find a new car quickly. Judy - Gorgeous ghan....I think I have that book. I'd have to check, but I think Joanne gave it to me, lol. I likely will not be back until Tuesday....unless I turn on the computer at home, lol. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend everyone!
  19. Good afternoon everyone! Diana - Beautiful c2c, I love the colors Mona - I hope today is better than yesterday for you I have a light day at the office and then have an almost 2 hour drive to just outside of Cleveland tonight for a viewing. My dear friend's father passed away on Sunday evening. They were from Erie, but moved out there last year to be near the Cleveland Clinic after he started to decline with ALS It's still hard, even when you know it's coming. Aside from that, not much else going on. Tomorrow I hope to get some more work on the deck done, I think the weather is supposed to be...non-rainy. lol.
  20. Good afternoon everyone! I had a super busy day yesterday and enjoyed my dinner on the deck since the weather was nice and my mom cleaned the table during the day while I got a first coat of stain on the railings in between patients Today was not busy. I did laundry while the cleaning lady was there...I hate to clean, so had to remedy that situation 😂 Then I stopped by a friends house to walk her dog for her since she had training today and then a team dinner afterwards. She usually works from home. Now I'm at the office for evening patients. Fairly calm day! Brenda, glad to hear you get to keep your concrete statuary and the bonsai trees, which are beautiful by the way!
  21. Good afternoon ladies! Saturday after work, we went to visit a buddy of Troy's that lives on a local island (in the middle of the river ) It was quite peaceful & relaxing there and the weather cooled off, so that made it even better! Sunday we got some sanding in on the deck! Woohoo. There is still a lot to sand. But, today...in between patients...I got a first coat of stain on the sanded parts so we don't have to cover it with the tarp for the rain tonight Cindy - Were you able to sit outside for your dd's birthday dinner? Diana - I much prefer typing on a keyboard. I hate doing things on my phone Most of the time, if I need to do something on the computer, it will wait until I'm at the office...because I rarely turn my laptop on at home. LOL The bonsai tree and society is very interesting, I didn't even know that existed! Judy - Glad to be back! I've missed it here and 'seeing' everyone. I hope everyone has a great evening!
  22. Well, well....2 days in a row! Woot woot Mona, those temps are terrible! We've been in the mid 90's a humid for quite a while now. But, a rain came through yesterday afternoon and cooled things down a bit! Today it's beautiful out and should only go into the mid 70's with no humidity That also means since the weather is good for it....I have to do a bit of sanding on our deck when I get home. We started last fall and then the weather turned from 80's to 30's in a week or 2, so it's been sitting covered with tarps all winter. I had a couple days this spring that I was able to get out there and do just a little. But, the weather never seems to cooperate with my schedule. The springs here (at least the last 2-3) are raining every day! It's not until recently that we start to get a few days in a stretch without any rain, but at the mid 90's I'm surely not sanding, lol. Cindy, your breads sound wonderful...and a great choice! Diana, sorry to hear about your service issues...hopefully when they get it all done it will be flawless! Love the pillow and the colors on your paisley are great! I hope you all have a great day
  23. Well HELLLLLLLLLOOOOOO there peeps! I have been gone for a ridiculous amount of time!! 🙄 Life has been crazy. I'm hoping to get back into Crochetville regularly....I miss it! I'm going on 8 years with my Chiro office in Pittsburgh with some ups and downs. My parents moved here 3 years ago and are loving it! I got married almost 2 years ago! We bought a house last year and a week later my office flooded due to crazy rain in Pitt (they are still fixing roads from all of last years rains and this year there are more mud slides and problems ) I now have a craft room And dh has a man cave that I like to call the game room! Haha. Here is my new yarn storage.....
  24. Good morning ladies! Well, it looks like January got away from me a bit....well, maybe a lot! First of all....thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes! I skimmed the posts, but did not take notes. But, I saw a couple gorgeous afghans by Joanne and Judy as well as a repaired ghan by Judy...beautiful work ladies. I'm sorry I can't remember who made the tote bag for their dd's birthday, but I love it! And LeeAnn's ice fest looked like an awesome time! What have I been up to, you ask? Well, January was quite the busy month. For starters, I never did get sick....just took some allergy medicine and was good to go, lol. Troy and I ALMOST bought a house! We finally found one that we both like and put in an offer (at asking, and market) that was accepted, woohoo. Well, following the home inspection we found it needed a new roof and furnace, the hot water heater had something starting to melt because it was never installed correctly in the first place, the fireplace needed to be fixed, there was mold in the attic, ductwork wasn't done properly, new carpeting upstairs (which I feel like you always do when buying a house anyways), and other miscellaneous stuff. Sooo, we lowered our offer to reflect the work needed. They advertised as move in ready, which it clearly is not really. Anyhow, they were completely unwilling to budge AT ALL on the price and so we backed out and walked away! The search will continue, but will hold off a bit I think. The timing on this one wasn't the best anyways and everything happens for a reason! Now, nothing is official YET...but, we started talking about a wedding and have started planning! I just don't technically have the engagement ring yet, lol. So, we haven't really told people yet or put it out of facebook. My parents and my sister know, that's about it so far. We've already checked out several venues and am waiting to hear back from a couple yet. We're hoping to have a September wedding, so will be at the mercy of dates available wherever we choose to have the reception since it's a late start as far as wedding planning goes. Needless to say...the whole summer will be crazy busy. We already have 5 other weddings to attend this year! I'm tired already We celebrated my birthday and Ingrid's birthday together. Hers is the week before mine, but we never had anything for her because her grandma wasn't doing too well. She ended up passing the week before Ingrid's birthday and the funeral was the weekend before, then everyone already had plans that weekend that fell between our birthdays, so it made sense to just have one big party....and, you know my family! lol. As for grandma...she had a great life. She passed at 98 years young with all her wits about her! She got around well, right up until about the last month or two. So, many fond memories of her....such a sweet lady! I think that brings us to now! I'll try to get back quicker than about 4 weeks next time!!!!! I hope everyone is doing well and Happy belated Birthday Cindy!!!
  25. Happy Sunday ladies! Well, I seem to be getting here on a weekly basis, but still want to improve on that. We had a quiet New Year's Eve, which was great and I got some crochet time in too! I feel like I've been fighting a cold all week, but still going strong My friends and I had 'yarn night' at my mom's house on Friday....she was excited to host and had an array of snacks! Yesterday I had a full day of patients squeezed into the morning, which I just finished the paperwork now so I decided to check in while my laptop was out and booted up. I went to a local CGOA group yesterday (they meet every Saturday at a local Panera....I might get there once a month if I'm lucky) so got some good crafting time in the last 2 days Then Troy and I went out for Chinese and did some errands then back to the house. We've been working on cleaning up and organizing his spare bedroom, which was just a wreck and not 'useful'. He's making great progress. Tonight there's some type of Star Trek thing on TV he wants to watch....which will secure me craft time later tonight too! We're going to have dinner at my parents before that and maybe we'll stop by the office while we're over there to adjust him since he's been doing quite a bit of heavy lifting with the organizing. Otherwise, should be a quiet day. Getting ready to go make some breakfast. Have a great day everyone and hopefully I'll be back before next weekend!
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