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About crsheridan

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  • Birthday 10/10/1976

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    South Carolina
  • Occupation
    Math Teacher
  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, shawls, baby items, hats
  • Crocheting since...
    since 2007
  1. Just popping in to thank you all for your prayers for my husband and family this week. He had surgery Monday morning and it went well. It has been a rough week for us, but he is doing much better and will get to come home today. We're so happy and thankful - I just can't contain my excitement! Have a great Saturday, everyone!
  2. Thank you all for the sweet thoughts and prayers. We are going to the hospital tomorrow afternoon for DH to have some blood drawn and to get all the registration paperwork filled out. He will be in surgery by 7:10 am Monday morning and will hopefully be finished shortly after noon. I will definitely update you all on his condition when I get the chance. VikingRunnerGirl - I'm so glad I'm not the only one who giggles in her mind. It makes me giggle just thinking about her seeing me work on it. It's in her favorite color - green. She's been wanting me to make her something, but I've been leading her to believe that I have other projects that I need to complete first. That means the "little white lie" that I'll have to tell her will be easily believable. (Planning a lie to my MIL feels so underhanded - but so much fun!) I only have 4 more strips to finish on the afghan and then I can start putting them all together. One of the strips I still have to do is one that will take me a while, though. It is 9 squares that have to be made and then assembled. Each square is 5 rounds so they shouldn't take long to make. It's assembling them. To those who are sick, I hope you feel better soon. To all those in hot parts of the country, please stay cool and hydrated. Enjoy your Friday, everyone! ~ Christel
  3. I haven't crocheted at all today. I'll have to get my project out in a bit and work on it. I really wanted to have all the small strips finished by then end of today, but I think I'm going to have to give myself until tomorrow or Friday. I picked up a good book and just couldn't put it down - so now I'm behind on my crochet schedule. Oh well - no biggie. It'll get done eventually. I've been getting more nervous about my DH's surgery on Monday. I'm okay until I think about him staying alive because of machines - even for just a short time. I'm so praying that God guides the hands of the surgeon and all those in the OR on Monday. A sweet friend is planning to come to the hospital and take our 3 kids out to lunch that day. They will appreciate the break from waiting, I'm sure. They're 11, 14, and 16 - and have all expressed a desire to be in the waiting room. I'm not about to tell them they can't be there... Anyway - on a brighter note... I got some new yarn this week that I can't wait to start working with. It's so pretty! Gotta. Get. This. Project. Done. First... (I'll keep telling myself that...) Ha!
  4. What a day!! I am babysitting our neighbor's 5 1/2 month old son this week. My youngest is 11 years old. I think I had forgotten just how much work taking care of a baby is! I'm exhausted. Today is my DD's 16th birthday. We got her a cake and some of our neighbors are coming over to share it with us. She'll have a party with friends in July since they were all busy during the month of June. cshort - I'm thinking a dip in a pool sounds WONDERFUL right now. Wish I had one. Ha! It sounds like a great day with your grandkids. I'm really looking forward to getting back to AR so my kids can spend more time with their grandparents. My mom is about as impatient as I have ever seen her. I hope Kiddles had a great day today! Ann, aren't visits from family so nice? My parents and my DH's mom are going to come into town on Saturday so they can be here for his surgery next week. While I wish their reason for coming was different, I am really looking forward to seeing them! I got to crochet a little bit today. I got a "mile a minute" strip finished for the afghan I'm making for my MIL. I only have two more to make and then a border for them. I am getting closer to being finished with this afghan. I am really looking forward to seeing my sweet MIL's face when she finds out it's hers. I'm going to be working on it next week right under her nose, but she's not going to know that it's for her. I just love being sneaky! Have a great evening, all! I'm off to enjoy some birthday cake! ~ Christel
  5. Happy Sunday, all! It has been quite a while since I have popped my head in here to say hi. There is much going on - as always. I will certainly add the many I've been reading about to my prayer list. I hope the last several months have been good over-all around here. I've missed "hanging out" with my crocheting friends. While school was going on, I had little to no time to crochet. I would have liked to make the time for it, but by the time I finished dinner in the evenings, I was ready to fall into bed and sleep until time to go another round with "the teenagers of today". I finished my first year of teaching - and learned a lot about teenagers, teaching, and myself. It's been a good year... I am LOVING having the time to crochet again. I am currently working on an afghan that I started for my MIL over a year ago. I am almost half finished with it. I have given myself a July 15th deadline to have it done. We'll see how it goes. We are planning to move back to good ol' Arkansas in August - just before school starts. I am so looking forward to living close to our family again. We have missed many get-togethers and birthdays... It will be nice to be a part of all that again. We are waiting until August to move because my DH has to have heart surgery next week. We found out about 6 weeks ago that he has the same condition his dad had, who passed away in February. We are waiting until he is released to travel by his doctor before we move. We would appreciate some of those prayers you guys are sending up, if you don't mind. The more prayers going up, the better. (We are big believers in the power of prayer!) Anywho - I'll finish this long post. It feels good to be back. I've missed y'all! ~Christel
  6. Just thought I would pop in and say hello to all of you - if you still remember me! I have been so super busy and haven't had much time at all for crocheting - I miss it so much! I hope you're all doing well! Christel
  7. Another crazy week... I may be relegated to weekend computer time here pretty soon. I will pledge 2 squares to our queen this month. Congrats, owlvamp!
  8. Yay for the tickets! I hope you guys have fun! Sending hugs as you remember your mom. My grandfather would have turned 95 on Monday were he still alive. He passed away in 1997 only a little over a month after DH and I got married. His mind had left us years before, though. We never stop missing them...
  9. Well - no keys today, mainly because they don't know where they're going to put me. There is a new building being built at the school and if it isn't finished before school starts, then we'll have to change rooms mid-year. They know where I'm moving TO but not where I'll start the year. Hopefully I'll know something by the end of the week. Thank you all for your Congratulations! I'm so excited. I loved seeing the picture of the new member of the Royal family! He's a cutie - and the three of them make a sweet looking family.
  10. I see some of my squares!! Your afghan is beautiful - all the different colors work perfectly together! Soooo pretty.
  11. If I'm completely honest, geometry wasn't my favorite math either. I had it in the 9th grade and getting the hang of proofs was frustrating to put it mildly. However, now that I've had some of the classes that I had to take in college to get my degree in math, geometry proofs and writing proofs in general makes more sense to me. And keep hoping for those kinds of students - but don't hold your breath! LOL I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in the 4th grade (about 10 years old). The year that I was in the 4th grade was the year that the old copy machines that used blue ink and had to have time to dry were replaced with the newer versions that we're used to. (Black ink that dries almost instantly) She had TONS of worksheets that were copied in the blue ink. I stayed late on the last day of school to help her clean up in her room (yeah - I was that student) and as my reward, I got sent home with a big box FULL of worksheets. Needless to say, my stuffed animals and dolls had a proper education that summer! As for paying for the training ~ I'm going to be paying back student loans for a while. Thankfully I'll be able to get some of them forgiven if I teach in a low-income area school for five years. That will be a huge help. Speaking of teaching, I'm headed off to the school today to work with another geometry teacher on lesson plans and whatnot. I wonder what the chances are of me getting the keys to my classroom today. I want to decorate so badly!
  12. As many have already mentioned, we do say muggy. I chuckled when I saw you say it - I thought it was just a southern U.S. thing. Now I know it's said in lots of places - not just the south. Oh my goodness - I laughed at this. I didn't realize that claim jumpers were still such a problem in Nebraska! I asked my DH if he would ever try to organize my yarn. His answer? "Only if you left me a very specific chart of how you wanted it done because I'd be afraid I'd do it wrong." He knows me so well - I think I'll keep him. Ok - I'm sure there is a website somewhere that gives info on English phrases. I may just have to try to find it. LOL What a sweet man! It's always nice to have friends that want to help us and that enjoy spending their time with us. It makes life so much more interesting! Well, y'all... My life has been somewhat chaotic since June 8th. We have been travelling back and forth between South Carolina and Arkansas. Well, I have been. I was in AR with my whole family for three weeks, then SC with my older DS for three weeks, then back to AR for three days to pick up my DH, DD, and younger DS. FINALLY we are all back in South Carolina with no plans to do any more extensive travelling until Thanksgiving/Christmas. We drove I-40 through Tennessee today - such a beautiful drive even though it was raining for much of the day. The most beautiful scenes were in North Carolina. We live on a beautiful Earth. In other news, I can't remember if I filled everyone here in yet on my new job. I will be teaching geometry this year - my very first classroom! I am so excited to have a teaching job. Geometry is not the type of math I would have picked to teach, but I'm looking forward to it! It will allow me to incorporate my love of crochet into my classroom. I've seen several geometric patterns for squares that I can make. I've thought about making pillows with some and simply sewing fabric to the back of others so they can be displayed... We'll see. Geometry is so much easier to decorate with that algebra! School starts for me on Aug 12th. Can't hardly wait! smith, I still plan to get some squares to you. With all of our travelling, I haven't taken the time to find patterns. I'll get those worked on this week so that I can get them mailed to you. I hope you're all having a great week so far. I'm off to sleep in my own bed. Ohhhhhh - it's going to feel soooo good! Christel
  13. I actually live in the southeastern U.S. - South Carolina, to be exact. It's usually sweltering hot here in the middle of July, but we have had so much rain this month, our temps haven't gotten into the 90's (F) very often. It has been SOOO nice. I'd take 86 degrees any day of the week! It's normally in the upper 90's or higher here by now with a heat index that can reach into the mid 100's. I'm enjoying it - and hoping it lasts for a while. Welcome to our group, btw! So happy you've joined! DK weight yarn is fine with me, as well. I'm not at all picky - all yarn is beeeee-autiful! Oh my... I have a bear story. LOL My hubby and I went camping a few summers ago while our kids were visiting family in Arkansas. I got up early one morning and decided to sit at the picnic table and play solitaire until hubby woke up. I'm sitting there minding my own business and thought about cooking our breakfast - eggs, bacon, bread and jam... I decided not to b/c I didn't want to wake my husband up. Not even 5 minutes later, my husband sits up in the tent and looks out the mesh window. I hear him whisper, "Christel! Look!!!" and he's pointing behind me. Not 30 feet away from me is a brown bear walking through another camp site. My eyes got as big as saucers and I turned back around. What does my husband advise me to do??? GET THE CAMERA! I told him I was moving my butt from where I was sitting. HE could get the camera if he wanted a picture that bad. LOL The bear just moved along its way - never even saw me. THANK GOODNESS! We had had a late freeze that year that had killed a lot of the vegetation in the woods. The bear was looking for breakfast - so I'm really glad I decided not to start cooking mine! Good for you! I love popcorn stitches! They're so cute and easy (I think) - and they add such great dimension to projects. What gorgeous colors! I can't wait to see some projects made with it. We love eye-candy around here. My cedar chest is full of yarn as well as 3 or 4 bags and a few cubby baskets. I really need a yarn room so that I can organize it all. Maybe we should start a YA group? Yarnaholics Anonymous? I know there are tons of other comrades out there.
  14. I got some beautiful squares in the mail today from Phoensix. Thank you so much! I will make sure they find an honored place in my friendship 'ghan. I will also try to get some pictures taken asap because these squares truly deserve to be shown off!! So pretty and soft. Thanks again!
  15. Just popping in to say hello! I'm going to go ahead and pledge 2 squares to our Square Queen. I'm getting back into the groove of things - and it will help me to pass the time until I can go pick up DH, DD, and younger DS in Arkansas on the 20th. Let me tell ya - that day couldn't get here fast enough. I'm looking forward to the 20th more than I look forward to Christmas!
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