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  1. If push comes to shove....maybe Amazon?
  2. Hi ladies. Yesterday was just like spring here, sunny and in the 60s, but today it’s cold again. Snow was predicted but it seems to have missed us. They got snow and ice both south and west of us though. You know...I keep saying my life is going to slow down, only it doesn’t seem to. Between work and other obligations I seem to be spinning my wheels lately. I’m still not sleeping well. Next weekend I have 6 days off. I have a few things scheduled, but I’m hoping that a long stretch of relative normality will fix the sleep thing. All this getting up at 5:30 every other day has messed me up, I think. Anyhow, I did manage to do a little crocheting over the past few days, so that’s something. I probably should have used my time a bit more productively, but I didn’t...... Have a great evening.
  3. Bright sunny day here...maybe we will have an early spring! (Well, I can dream!) So...I put a bunch of my WIPs out on the table and talked myself out of starting a new project. I’m working on a tote bag that I started two years ago. It was supposed to be a purse, but I didn’t couldn’t get gauge and decided to just go with whatever I ended up with. If I ever finish it, I can probably use it for a beach bag. (Just as soon as I get skinny enough to appear on the beach! Which is probably how long it will take me to finish the bag.) I was on call for work yesterday. They called me in around 11, but ended up having next to nothing for me to do. However, I stayed. I think they would have liked me to go home, because management will get on their case for bringing in a nurse that they didn’t need, but I figured that they called me in, and that wasn’t my problem. Once I get there, I might as well get paid. I'm exhausted. I woke up before 3 AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. I finally got up around 5:30. Once Dh got up, we went out for breakfast, went to the bank and picked up prescriptions once. I did one load of laundry and emptied the dishwasher and that’s about all I feel up to. I think maybe a nap is in order. Hope everyone one is having a great day!
  4. Wow, so many lovely projects. Darski, I have noticed that every once in a while, a post seems to be “saved” to my profile. The next time I post, that random post gets added to whatever else I am posting. It’s happened to me a couple of times recently.
  5. Good morning. Still chilly and rainy here. I slept pretty well for a change, but I still feel tired. Not sure what that’s about. Maybe an excuse to avoid my housework? Maybe it’s the constant gloom. (At least the dust doesn’t show!) I know a number of people who are crocheting doilies and runners at the moment. I’m a bit tempted myself, like I said yesterday. I think that I might actually give in, I have thread and hooks, so it’s not like it will cost me anything. I know where the thread is, but I’m not sure about the hooks. Looking for them will likely cure me of the urge! On the other hand, maybe I should just put all my UFOS in a pile and that will likely deter me Right now though, I had better turn my attention to laundry. Have a great weekend.
  6. Judy, purses, totes and shoes are my weaknesses...... I did reduce my purse collection to one large (very large) lidded basket, but in order to make them fit, I had to move a few totes to the basement. I haven’t actually tried to reduce the number of shoes that I have, but that is on my list of things to do.
  7. It’s still rainy here too. I noticed a lot of flooding on my way home from work. I didn’t see any on Tuesday. Lots of cars are parked on high ground, so it looks like people are getting to their homes somehow. It must be really anxiety provoking to deal with flooding nearly every spring. Work was super busy again today. I like the challenge, but it gets exhausting. I stayed an extra hour to help out a bit. I am working another extra shift on Sunday. Hopefully the winter illnesses start slowing down soon. Mona, I have an entire under-bed box full of clothes one size down. I went through those and got rid of items that didn’t really work for me when I actually wore them. I have to say that I really liked some of those things, but if they didn’t work two years ago, it’s not very likely that they will work now. I have been working off and on, on my UFOs. Nothing is close to a finish and I haven’t had much spare time to work on anything. I have this urge to start something new, but I’m resisting. Actually, I feel like making a doily. I will resist though, because thread and those tiny hooks hurt my hands. enjoy the rest of the day!
  8. Hi ladies. I slept better last night....finally. However, I took a sleeping pill, and I prefer not to do that. I definitely won’t take one the night before I have to work. They make me feel drowsy for a few hours after I get up. And, since I have to work tomorrow, I won’t take one tonight. Yesterday, I cleaned out all my drawers and packed up a bunch of clothes to donate. I still need to work on my closet, although that’s not as bad as my dresser was. I think that I still have too many clothes. At least I have some empty spaces now. Yesterday, I was in the process of ordering some new spring and summer clothes, when it struck me that I wouldn’t have room to store them. So I decided that so would get rid of double what I was planning to buy. On further reflection, I decided not to order anything. Judy, that round ripple is very pretty. Love those colors. And such a cute little hat....and such cute pups. Sparkle sure looks mischievous in that picture!:) I’m amazed that you needed to have the A/C on. It got to around 50 here on a Tuesday, but since then it’s been in the 30s. Freezing rain is in our forecast tonight. Mary, hope the rain stops soon. We have some neighborhoods here that flood every spring. Some years just a little, every few years it is bad enough that even major roads are affected. Right now, there are some areas that are closed to traffic. We live on a hill in an area that is higher than the surrounding areas. As it is, our neighbors homes on the south would pretty much need to be underwater before flooding would affect us, and we aren’t on the highest point of our property.
  9. Hi ladies. Between work and not sleeping, I am really dragging here. Today I did a whole two loads of laundry, (they aren’t folded yet, though), went out to lunch and picked up a few groceries. It’s 7 PM and I am ready for bed! Hoping for a or a good nights sleep!
  10. Hello ladies. Another busy day at work. At least the time flies by! I’m not accomplishing a lot lately. I start things but don’t get them finished due to lack of time. I haven’t even had time to watch the Olympics. However...there is a lull on the horizon. My Wednesday meeting was postponed until next week, so I have Wednesday and Thursday off. I have lunch plans for Wednesday but I can combine that with errands. A few weeks ago my mil got my youngest daughter to start a crocheted lapghan for her. Mil messed it up so badly that she decided to frog it and start a knit one. When we visited her on Saturday evening, she had an awful mess on her needles and she expected me to fix it. I don’t knit well enough for that so I ended up frogging that and starting her fresh. I suggested she forget about using a pattern and just knit every row. We’ll see what she accomplishes. At least it gives her something to do. Mary, your poor son in law. Hope he’s not in too much pain. Judy, you made it a whole week?!? Hope the church group works out. Last time I bought yarn at Michaels, I was checked out by a manager and she asked me if I crocheted. When I said yes, she asked if I wanted to work for them, teaching crochet. I declined, but it might have been fun.
  11. Quick flyby here...I’m still a bit over extended. Looks like at least another week or so of crazy busy when I look at the calender. Hope everyone is well. Hopefully I will catch up on posts after work tomorrow!
  12. Judy....doesn’t sound like your craft histus is going to be very long! I have been doing a little knitting here and there this week, but Ive been too busy to do much. I am in the middle of a couple of weeks of working every other day, and I don’t seem to be getting anything done. Things should slow down after next week...or at least I hope they will.
  13. Nice projects, ladies! MaryJo, those sorts of afghans intimidate me. Yours looks great. I wish it was getting warm here....... Bailey4, such a pretty potholder. I’d be reluctant to use it! Thread is not my friend. Those tiny hooks hurt my hands, and so I bought some with plastic handles, (clover brand maybe?). That helped with the hook problem....but now my aging eyes are causing problems. I cant see those tiny stitches very well. Judy, that’s a pretty afghan. And....no sewing together!
  14. Hi ladies. Brenda, that makes me wonder just what those bags are meant for. Mary, kids can find the fun in nearly anything, can’t they? Chris, sorry to hear about your friend. It’s nice you can all meet for lunch at least this once.
  15. Hello ladies. The sun is shining brightly on the foot and a half of snow that we have on the ground. It’s not really melting, because it’s only about ten degrees outside. Work was great this weekend. We went out to dinner with friends on Saturday evening, and had a great time catching up. We hadn’t seen them in quite a while. We are hoping to get together again in a couple of weeks. Joanne, hope this painter works out, and that his price is right. Dh does pretty much all our painting. I did the outside trim and doors last fall, because Dh didn’t think they needed it, and I disagreed. I even did his shop. After I was finished for the day, he decided that I was right all along. (Was there ever any doubt?). The next day he finished what I hadn’t gotten to. He doesn’t like me to paint. He thinks he is better at it than I am. I am working on him thinking that he is better at cleaning and laundry! Judy, I’m not crocheting much at the moment either. I have been trolling Ravelry for ideas though. That blanket is pretty. Brenda, those Joann bags look like they are meant for rolls of wrapping paper. It does look like it took a bit of effort to get the yarn in there. Dh was really interested in bonsai for a while and bought some books about it, but then never pursued it. We live near Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and they have quite a collection of bonsai. They are really interesting to look at. Mary, hope you had a good time with the boys this weekend. I haven’t watched any of the Olympics yet....no time, but I plan to check it out tonight. Dh has been watching though. I’m sorry that I missed team skating, but maybe there will be more.
  16. Good morning snowing hard here. The forecast is for quite a bit if snow, today and overnight. If course, I have to work tomorrow. Still, the forecast is often wrong........ I just finished my last load of laundry and did the little bit if ironing that I had. I started some mending, but the needle on my sewing machine broke and I don’t feel like digging through the drawers to find another one. I also crocheted a bit on one of my many WIPs, but my heart isn’t in it. Instead of fun, it just felt like work, so I put it away. Guess I am left with housework to entertain myself. (Don’t worry, I’m just kidding!). I’m really in a tea drinking, book reading mood. I think Ive read three books this week already. It’s that kind of weather here. Brenda, I thought I was the only person whose knees went snap, crackle, pop. Mine are loud enough at times for others to hear them, and then there are days, like today, where they are quiet and barely hurt at all. Usually I have trouble getting up from a kneeling position because of pain, but I hardly noticed that today. Maybe I ought to make mini stockings today. At least I would have some finished projects to brag about! Have a a great day, ladies!
  17. Good morning snowing hard here. The forecast is for quite a bit if snow, today and overnight. If course, I have to work tomorrow. Still, the forecast is often wrong........ I just finished my last load of laundry and did the little bit if ironing that I had. I started some mending, but the needle on my sewing machine broke and I don’t feel like digging through the drawers to find another one. I also crocheted a bit on one of my many WIPs, but my heart isn’t in it. Instead of fun, it just felt like work, so I put it away. Guess I am left with housework to entertain myself. (Don’t worry, I’m just kidding!). I’m really in a tea drinking, book reading mood. I think Ive read three books this week already. It’s that kind of weather here. Brenda, I thought I was the only person whose knees went snap, crackle, pop. Mine are loud enough at times for others to hear them, and then there are days, like today, where they are quiet and barely hurt at all. Usually I have trouble getting up from a kneeling position because of pain, but I hardly noticed that today. Maybe I ought to make mini stockings today. At least I would have some finished projects to brag about! Have a a great day, ladies!
  18. Good morning. More snow falling here. I don’t have anywhere to go, so I guess it’s ok. My three youngest grandchildren are coming over soon. The rest of the family is going skiing. Chris, I detest sewing things together. Despite that, I am often sucked in by pretty pictures or someone else’s enthusiasm, and that link that Judy posted is certainly beautiful. Plus it would make a good scrap afghan....and boy do I have scraps...... Our dog has restless ights once in a while, but I think it’s partly due to lack of exercise, since it mostly happens when it’s been cold or wet, and she has spent all day in the house. She’s also 13 years old. I took her for a long walk in the woods yesterday, and she didn’t get up until after 9 this morning. The walk was good for both of us, but it’s definitely work walking through ten inches of snow! Mona, I sure hope things slow down for you. My week is going to be like that next week. It’s way over scheduled and there’s really nothing that I can cancel. I guess I can hope that I get to be on call at work for at least part of a day.
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