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I Blame the Internet

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I get an email from Berroco advertising a new pattern book.  Most of the time nothing really speaks to me and I delete it.

Not this time.

This one spoke to me.



I've been wanting to do this type of pattern for a long time.  Like years.  I measured a similar jacket/poncho a couple of years back when I was at Kohl's.  I couldnt decide what pattern I wanted to use or what colors or which yarn, so that scrap of paper just kept being pushed further and further into piles of projects to do.

Now I had a pattern and colors.

I bought the pattern and headed on line to figure out what yarn I wanted to use.  THAT was difficult.  Do you know how much yarn is out there?!!?!  Plus it seemed if I liked it, I couldn't afford it and if I could afford it, I didnt like it.

Until I came across LionBrand's Heartland.  Picked out colors and I was ready to go.  However I wanted to see it and feel it in person.  I'm still dropping a bit of coin on this yarn and since I will be wearing …

Happy Monday!

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Mondays are actually quiet days at work.  I like that.  Thursdays and Fridays I liken to a colonoscopy.  Thursday is prep for the procedure on Friday.  My boss does not care for my analogy.

Another good thing abt today is that the check engine light in my car was an easy fix. A replaced sensor later and I'm good to go!  I'm happy it wasn't more involved.

I have a baby jester hat that I've knit.  I just need to add a pompom.  No pics.  I also have a couple of baby socks that are complete.  Also no pics.  I need to take pics during the day when it's sunny outside, but it's so warm I keep the blinds closed by noon.  So I need to be up and moving and taking pics by 10AM.  Its a very small window of opportunity.  Hence no pics.

However I do have a picture of the latest book I've read.



I'm trying to get myself back on track with money so I got this book from the library for inspiration.  What do I need to do?
1.  budget - had one for years
2.  have an emergen…

Feline Fridays

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Taken back in April on what was the last day cool enough to open the windows.  



Productive Saturday Sky with Bullet Points!

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*I consider Monday the end of Summer Break.  Monday starts Theatre Camp.  Two weeks later Band Camp starts.  Band camp and theatre camp overlap.  They overlap to a point where during the last week of both camps,  they start at 9AM and won't be home until 9pm.  Long and busy days they will be.  Two days later school starts.  Both camps will be over, but a different theatre show will start rehearsals AND marching band season begins.  I'm not too sure how this is all going to play out, but we're going to try.   My calendars (yes plural) are up and ready to go.


Now you see why I consider this to be the last wknd of summer.

*Today is being spent getting things done inside.


Laundry is being done, kitchen is being cleaned.  Dinner will consist of left overs so the fridge is being cleaned out as well.  Paper work is being sorted.  Bills are being paid.  I'm hoping to put together a list of dinners to make during the next 4 weeks or so.  I'm trying to avoid drive thru food …

Rethinking This Decision

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Back in January of this year, JoAnn's was advertising for a knitting teacher.  I immediately left my name for a call back. 
Nothing.
A month later  (Feb) they are still looking for a knitting teacher so I asked again and was told I needed to talk to Nancy.  Guess who I was talking to??  Nancy!  She was the only cashier so she took my name and number and would call me back.  
Nothing.
It is now April.  They are STILL looking for a knitting teacher and I wait for a manager.  Ten minutes later the manager tells me that Nancy left back in Feb and Peggy is now in charge. She will be right with me.  I have a seat.  FORTY-FIVE MINUTES LATER Peggy finally comes up to me with a crazed look in her eye.  Apparently she was given the task of running ALL the classes abt 2 weeks prior and she has no idea what she's doing.   Yes they still need a teacher.  Yes they are interested in me.
I get the job and set up a schedule.  Meanwhile they have yet to see how I knit.  



(btw this was all durin…