Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

At a Glance

Once again, KnittingDaily comes to the rescue! When I start feeling a little discouraged about my knitting, all I have to do is read their newsletter and I am rejuvenated! Especially after reading todays issue!

So I have progress to report. As I said before, the yellow mittens for my MIL are finished and were mailed off. I just heard from her tonight and she absolutely loves them! She said the cuffs go all the way up to her elbows and she's never taking them off! So I consider them a great success. Also, I should be done with my felted bag tonight...yup, you heard it right! I just have to finish knitting the clasp and seam the bottom. Then I can do the felting process. I'm tempted to do it tonight before I head to bed. I'm just too excited to see how it will come out! I did mess up on two things, but since the bag is for me, I'll just say it has character. Take a look:

As you can see, I attached the I-Cord incorrectly to the bag. The seam is supposed to be on the inside. Oh, well... I also twisted the second I-Cord handle and didn't notice until I was all done. So those were my two big errors. Otherwise everything turned out beautifully. So I'll go on to finish the clasp and felt it! Yeah, me!

LD had his Dr's appointment on Monday. He's a whopping 34+lbs and is over 36" tall! And he's only 18 months old! He's popping out of his 2T's and I'll need to start saving for a new 3T wardrobe for him. Dr says he's healthy and well proportioned so I don't have to worry that he's overweight.

My third night at McD's was really REALLY slow. I was hoping for some busy moments but for the last two hours I pretty much just stood there. I like staying busy so I'll have to start asking the shift manager for clues on what to do. I can't stand simply standing there. Hopefully tomorrow night will be better. My schedule was finally fixed, too. I'll be there 6pm to midnight, Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights. Bummer for any social calender activities, but it's not like my dance card was full or anything.

Hubby is slowly getting over his terrible cold. I suspect it was the flu because he was sick for so long. He is going in early tomorrow so I'll need Dad to watch LD for a while when I go up for my shower. Next week Hubby will be a trade show for a couple of days so it'll be just me and LD on Tues and Wed. He's getting some OT which will be very nice indeed. Things are especially tight this week. Thank heaven I get a paycheck this week or we wouldn't be able to afford groceries. I kid you not. Sucks, BIG TIME! Especially when we are used to going out and buying whatever we want regardless of the cost. Those days have been over for a year now and we are still grieving them. No one wants to lose their home and declare bankruptcy all in one year. But it's a new year now and hopefully a fresh start.

Well, I need to sign off for now. We need to entertain LD for an hour or so until his bedtime.

Ciao and Happy Knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
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  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
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  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

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  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
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  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
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  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

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  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
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  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
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