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That's Right, It IS A New Year!

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In the past I would reflect on what I've knit, stitched, read.  I've gotten out of the habit of that.  Now that I'm trying to get some kind of routine for ME back in place, it made me look back at what I've read, stitched and knit. 

And that would be a yes to some and no to others. 

2017 was another year of changes.  Lots of endings and beginnings. 

MY address didnt change, but it did for my son.  He moved to Texas. 



Theatre had changes as well.  The director that we all loved decided to resign.  It was a very emotional situation.  The new director is great, but she's different.  Bugsy Malone Jr performances were back in March of 2016.  This show was the first show with the new director, and for many it was the last show in the program. 


Some aged out, others just missed the old director.  Baby Girl did one more show, but has since moved on.  She has done two more plays since, but is taking a break for now. 



Not participating in theatre has no slowed down our ticke…

Bullet Post Tuesday

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1.  We are leaving for TX on Friday.  I'm trying to finish up plans, wash clothes, and figure what books/knitting to bring with me. 

An escape room with an old Victorian/Steampunk theme is set, along with a play at the local high school.  Everything apparently IS bigger in TX since this high school doesnt have a theatre/auditorium, it has a Performing Arts Center.  I had to buy tix like I was going to a professional theatre. My expectation of the performance has jumped by alot!

I will bring my kindle app to keep book weight to a minimum and I already have a scarf that will come along for the ride.  I started it when we were in CA over the summer.  Haven't touched it since.  It may become the Sisterhood of the traveling scarf!  I think I will take pics with it where ever we go now......



I kinda sorta know what I'm going to wear, will probably run a load of laundry Thursday night. Notice how more thought has gone into what we will do, read and knit;  not so much with what I …

Really Need A Money Tree

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So it's the new year.  What are my plans?  (because I don't do resolutions)

1.  Travel:  check

I have flight reservations to visit #1 Son in TX next week.  I am VERY excited!!!!  I haven't seen him in person since July. 

I just made flight reservations to visit family in NC in March.  This is a mixed blessing.  Since my cars are practically vintage with a TON of mileage on them (but no car payment so go me!!) I have to rent a vehicle if we do a long road trip.  I LOVE road trips.  But #1 Son is my road trip buddy.  Baby Girl is all abt the destination, not so much the journey.  And since there are only two of us to travel right now, along with the fact she's in school and i have this job I need to show up for, time is a bit more limited.  So between the time constraints, and the fact that flying is not much more, we will be flying to NC this year.  I am excited for this as well, but a bit sad my road trips are being put on the back burner for a bit.

A friend of mine is…

Bullet Point Tuesday

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Normally I do the Daybook on Tues but I dont feel like being that organized so I'm doing bullet points instead.

1.   My rash is still getting worse.  Parts that were not covered yesterday are now covered today.  And I can feel more popping up.  And I feel both itchy and prickly.  The dr is closed until tomorrow so I will be calling them to have somebody look at my rash/welts.  I'm on two different allergy meds plus benadryl and it's still getting worse.  I'm at a loss. 

2.  Since I dont want to stir up dust and add to my already out of control histamines, I have been staying in bed watching old movies/tv shows.  Yesterday was Paul Blart, SoapDish and some old Mary Tyler Moore.  Today so far is The Nanny marathon, but that ends at 2pm so I will be switching to Netflix for The Doctor Blake Mysteries.  Love watching mysteries where they have to use old fashioned forensics. 

3.  Ive decided that I am going to chill out with my Caledonia.  It's starting to feel like an …

Because I Have Time Off

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We usually keep things very low key here during the holidays.  So I was looking forward to some quality down time this wknd at Casa del Apartamente.   Or so I thought.
I am covered in hives.  Since Monday.  The drs dont know exactly what triggered the histamines to run amok in my body, but they are and I'm one big hive.  The consensus is the meds I was on for my sinus infection kicked them into gear and anything else just exasperated the problem.  I keep getting a little bit worse every day.  I've been told it wont kill me (yay?) and that it will take abt 2 or 3 weeks to get rid of the rash once we get the histamines under control. I can attest this has not happened yet.  Honestly I can live with the ugliness of the rash, its the heat and the prickles and the itch that are making me nuts.  I'm on steroids, zyrtec, zantac, benadryl, z-pack and sudafed.  I was going to add a picture of my leg, but decided against it.  It's gross.  
This was my Saturday sky from yesterday…

And Just Like That......

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My Fair Lady closed after 5 weeks and 21 shows.



I'm happy and sad at the same time.  So is Baby Girl.  She is EXHAUSTED and was happy it was over.  Until the wrap party.  Then she got emotional.  It's hard to say goodbye, esp when one of the girls is going to Chicago in Jan for school.  Thank goodness for social media! 

The weirdest thing is there are no shows lined up for her in the foreseeable future.  It might be the summer before she does another show. 


Meanwhile back at Casa del Apartamente, I finished side 2 of my ruana. 


This thing is HUGE!!!!!  There are three pieces to this thing and two are now complete.  They have been attached to each other and now I just have to knit down the back.  I did the math and I need to knit 268 rows of 218 stitches to finish it off.  That's overwhelming to think about so I have broken it down into 11 rows a day.  Sounds doable.  I refuse to think about the stitch count.

I have to store it this way because I'm afraid it will snag o…

Turning into a Chatty Cathy!!!

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Wow, once I decide to jump back into blogging, I go both barrels!!!  So what's going on this wknd??

Saturday sky:  It was cold and grey and I. LOVED. IT!


When you live in a state that blinds you with a lot of light, having a day or two of grey skies is actually calming.  Today we are still chilly but sunny so more people are out and about around Casa del Apartamente.

Baby Girl had a double header yesterday which meant that I had the entire day to myself.   Worked on more of the apartment, emptying boxes and filling drawers.  Why yes I am still unpacking!  Thanks for asking!

Dinner was made, dishes washed, floors vacuumed.  And DUST has been stirred up so my sinuses feel a bit raw today.  But that is what Sudafed is for.  Onward HO!


Today I went thru a box that has turned into a cat bed.  Lucy sleeps in it for the most part, but Theo tends to commandeer it from time to time. 

He does it just to tick Lucy off.  It's been awhile since I've changed out the blanket and I know t…