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Saturday Sky with a Side of Stitching

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So after a full day of Facebook games on Thursday and a full day of movies on Friday, I'm getting a bit stir crazy.  However I am doing what I'm supposed to be doing, staying off my foot.  I found a project to work on and made some good progress on it.  Remember this guy??


It now looks like this.

I worked on it while watching episodes of The Chew,  Don't Be Tardy (a reality show that was better than expected.  Kind of like a car crash.  You know you shouldn't look, but you cant turn away.  Plus the husband is a football player and really pretty to watch), The Pioneer Woman and Skyfall. 

I was really tempted to add back stitch her face since she's a bit creepy looking w/o her features.  Maybe tomorrow.  Or maybe I'll pull out another project.

I had #1 Son take a pic of my sky.



It really was a pretty day.  I think we had a high of 70. 

Meanwhile my foot?  No difference at all.  I will be calling the dr first thing Monday morning.

The Foot Saga Continues

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Back in October I mentioned I was having some foot issues.  And they continue.



Apparently whatever bit me back in September keeps rearing its ugly head.  I went to the dr over a month ago and the nurse practitioner didn't touch my foot.  In fact she barely looked at it.  She told me to soak it in Epson salts (which I still cant believe I didn't think of) and gave me a prescription that had four pages of side effects.  I nixed the meds but soaked my foot.  After one day I noticed a difference and within a week it was almost gone.  Fast forward three weeks and not only is the wound back, it's back with a vengeance!  I saw a different nurse practitioner and what a different that made!!  I had three different people look at my foot, it was cultured, I was put on a new antibiotic (apparently no one could figure out why I was put on the original, esp since it is part of the drug family I react to!) and they want me to see a podiatrist.  I've been told to stay off of it as mu…

Where'd She Go??

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Why yes I AM still alive, thanks for asking!!!  It's been literally a month since I last posted.  In the 7 or so years of this blogging business, I have NEVER gone that long!!! 

I will try and remedy that.

What have I been doing this past month??  Too much.  I met up with Dee for a craft day and worked on a sock.  Nothing to show because it's the same sock I've been working on for months now.  I actually brought cross stitch with me, but I'm missing two pairs of reading glasses and I cant see the holes without them.  So no stitching for me! 


I also hosted our local ladies craft group and guess what?  I worked on NOTHING!  I was attempting to finish up cleaning my house (I failed, instead I made them feel good abt their houses), made some chili in the crock pot and sat and chatted with them until it was time to get #1 Son.

Marching band is coming to a close next week. 


We have one more competition out near Tampa and we will be done for the year.  The kids have done r…

What Happened to Fall??

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We had a BEAUTIFUL day last week, highs were only in the high 70s or low 80s.  Yesterday we hit 90.  I think we hit 90 again today.  Another front goes thru on Wednesday so we'll be back into the 80s.  Still warm but not center-of-the-sun hot.  I'll take it.

Yesterday's sky was beautiful, but I never took a picture.  I went into town to get a shot over the lake but apparently there was a folk festival going on and I couldn't find any parking close by.   #1 Son and I just got back from a neighboring town to see a friend of his.  She is self published and the local library was hosting a Young Adult genre book signing event.  There were around 12 local authors there.  Very cool to be selling books at 17.


While we were there we took in some geocaching, antiquing and lunch.


The scary thing abt antiquing?  I remember it all!!!  THAT is a bit strange.  Either I've had it, seen it or know what it is.  I laugh when I point out McDonald's glasses we had or dinnerware …

Saturday Sky

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I am sitting on the bed with Princess at my feet, Theo between my knees and Hemi on my right hip.  I have a bruised toe on my left foot and a HUGE blister on the ball of my right foot. 

I'm not going anywhere!

Life continues to be interesting and busy and while I can't walk anywhere (which is driving me crazy!) it's forcing me to sit still.  So far today I've watched some tv, pushed some paper around (not in the mood to deal with bills), made the kids work on their rooms for 15 min (not nearly enough time but at least we got rid of some trash and laundry got moved from floor two to floor one) and I got rid of a bag of crap from the craft room.

I am having a bit of a conundrum which I'm sure many of you can relate to. I've been wanting to make a sweater for awhile now, but I haven't been able to find the right pattern/yarn combo. I have the pattern but no yarn. Finally found enough yarn for a sweater back in May. Couldn't find the pattern. Looked ev…

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...  rain.  We've had a front sitting over us for awhile now. 
I am thinking... that many of you will be surprised that I'm still alive!!
I am thankful... that I am!!
In the kitchen... ~sigh~.  Not a whole lot.  Tonight's dinner was brought to you by Marie Callendars and Bertolli.  I'm still trying to get some sort of system going.  I am failing miserably.  Here's a hint.  Take stock out in Chipotle.
I am wearing... a peach braided shirt and grey shorts.  I did have on jean capris but once I'm home, I tend to strip.  I only have on this shirt still because I will be picking up #1 Son from band practice. 
I am creating... I knit three rows on my sock.  I'm doing well to have underwear in the drawer.
I am going... to be doing a load of laundry once this post is done.  We are running low on underwear.
I am wondering... why I'm discussing underwear when there is so much more to talk abt!
I am reading... fan fiction and I plan on reading…

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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I haven't done one of these in awhile so I figured I do one today.   I am posting this on Wednesday night, but the answers apply to Tuesday.



FOR TODAY
Outside my window... we have a hurricane off the coast which is pulling most of the moisture toward it leaving us with less rain the past couple of days.  It's also cooled us down a bit.  I use that term loosely since it's still in the 90s, but the humidity is lower and we've got a bit of a breeze.  You take what you can get.
I am thinking... that I really need to get serious about cleaning out the garage.  The IO left the garage door open after he put in the garbage bins and I saw some stuff that made me wonder why I still had it.  I am also thinking that I HATE garage sales and that unless it will sell on eBay, I will DONATE!  Paying it forward will be it's own reward.
I am thankful... that I have a job (even though I'd rather be home) and that they are willing to work with my hectic schedule.
In the kitchen... Baby…

*tap tap tap* Is This Thing On??

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So I've been radio silent for 2 weeks but it feels more like a month.  Too much is going on and I'm really really tired.  Work is good, but it takes it's toll.  It takes up time and brain power, both of which I don't have much of.  We also had car issues (finally fixed) and house issues (thought we might have to move AGAIN, the thought of which literally made me nauseous).  Those are also fixed.  The IO is not well, but he can work so we are thankful for that. 

SO much has happened that it will be easier to show you in pictures.












I have been too tired to knit which is not a good thing.  I need it to de-stress, but by the time I get to sit down and do it, I'm too tired.  I've been playing a lot of games on Facebook.  Hopefully you all have been well and having a great summer.  One day I will read blogs again.

Clearance is my Kryptonite

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I love a good deal.  Give me a coupon or a clearance sale and I'm all over it.  Combine the two, well no words can explain it.  Its a great way to save money, but also a hard way to say no to some great deals on things I don't necessarily need.  Then again it IS yarn and that is a necessity in the grand scheme of things. 

Case in point.

I'm working on a charity blanket and amazingly enough I had no soft acrylic to add to it (none that would really match anyway).  So I ran into JoAnn's to get a skein of red.



However they were having a clearance sale on yarn that I can use for hats and kitty blankets and maybe even a blanket for us! 

This is what I came home with.



More than I bargained on but its really pretty


and I have something in mind for all of it.

That was a week ago.  I cast on for a blanket for us and I started thinking that even though I'm using the bulky yarn, there's not much in that skein.  Maybe I need to try another JoAnn's to see if I can ge…