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

Thursday, July 24, 2008

No More Weather Pixie and Error #3

They just can't seem to get it right. For instance, today's weather - if I look outside my home office window - is decidedly rainy. In fact, it's downright woolly. High winds, torrential rains, black and ominous clouds. Yeah, I'd say the weather was rainy. My former weather pixie, who supposedly got her updates directly from our regional airport located right here in my own hometown, was posed with a sundress and partly sunny skies. HUH? At least they got the temperatures right. I wanted a cute little widget for my blog so all you nice folk out there could get some idea of the weather conditions in my lovely part of the state. I guess I'll have to keep looking if I want something even closely reliable. Partly sunny, my ass.

On the knitting front, yes, I am proud (not) to admit I now have three errors on my hubby sweater. This one is, again, fortunately at one of the raglan shoulder seams. Somehow I missed an increase stitch and ended up with a loop instead of a stitch. Rather than rip out hundreds of stitches I merely increased on the knit row and kept going. Error, yes. Noticeable, luckily, not so much. Whew! Dodged the bullet on that one! Hope it doesn't mess up the overall structure of the sweater - man, that would suck. But hey, it is my first sweater you know! Proper protocol be gosh darned, I just want to finish it!

Wild man has certainly lived up to his nickname today. He is really sick and tired of being cooped up inside with the monster mommy. He's gotten so big he can now reach most of the stuff we put on the kitchen counter tops. I have to tuck my knives way back and try to stack bowls on top of other things. I never know when his chubby little hand is going to sneak up onto the counter and just grab. I finally had to spank said hand today - it kept sneaking up where it shouldn't, such as, near the hot stove and onto my workspace. My only vocabulary at this point seems to be "no" and any variation of "no," "leave it be," "stop that," "I said NO," "what did I say? NO!" and so on and so forth. The poor kid probably thinks he can't do anything right today. When he does listen, and that my friends is really not all that often, he gets all kinds of praise and he turns cute and cuddly and soaks it up. Where is that common sense now? Oh, I get it...he's only 2!!! ARGH! Anyone try talking sense to a 2 yr old? All the yeses know exactly what I mean! Hence the return of the little white pill!

Good thing my Dr fully approves of said pill. Of course the fact that I can make a 30 day prescription last for 7 months is probably what makes him the most happy. He reminds me that I can take it more often. I prefer to think of them as emergency backup. When the day just won't give up it's relentless pursuit of destroying my sanity. Or, when an anxiety attack begins. Of course at that point it's likely too late to be much help other than shortening the length of the attack. Scary stuff, that. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. *shudder*

So, folks, I've been seriously considering a small home based knitting business. I've received lots of positive comments on my purses and wallets, so I thought I'd do something with it. Custom knit and felted accessories. I'm in the process of choosing my business cards and stationary and then I'll hit all the public notice bulletin boards around town. At first I'll stick to 2 yarn products, Galway wool and Cascade 220. Both knit up and felt really well and I love working with them. They also have lots of colorways available. Hopefully it'll turn into something great! Cross your fingers for me - I'll have a lot of work ahead of me trying to knit and take care of my little wild man!!

Have a happy day and happy knitting!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • 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
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • 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
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • 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

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris