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

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Final Insult

...of public transportation for my sister's return trip to Atlanta is this: having arrived at 10:30pm on Wednesday night she decided to call her roommate and let her know that she would be taking the subway to the school's closest exit. Her roommate agreed to pick her up there and take her back to their apartment. All good intentions, right? The subway broke down and she had to sit there for 20 min while they repaired whatever broke. She was so frustrated by the time she reached her apartment at around midnight that she had a little snack and went to bed. Her normal travel time had been doubled. I would have been a little frustrated myself! Poor kid. Anyway, she managed to make it to her first day of classes and called us last night to say how much she thinks she's going to enjoy her senior year. As usual she's packed all kinds of things into her days. On top of 5 classes for her two majors, Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology and French, she's got workstudy plus 2 5-hr shifts at the school's ER each week. Then she volunteers at an adult autism center for extra credit. Are you kidding me??? This girl is driven. She makes top grades, too! And she's worried about getting into medical school because she didn't do well on her MCAT's. I think she's going to do just fine. She may not get the school of her choice but she's on the right track to getting in. She's already been asked for secondary applications for several schools which means they looked more at her resume, references and transcripts than at her scores on her MCAT's. She's brilliant and will succeed!

I have finished the first of two panels for my crocheted market bag. I think it's going to need some starch to stand up. Bernat's handicrafter cotton is too soft to make the bag hold it's shape. Otherwise, it's turning out beautifully. The colorway, mayflower, is very pretty and the stitches are very simple. The whole bag is done in half double and double crochet. When the pieces are assembled I'll be using single crochet to sew them together. I took some pictures last night. This weekend I'm hoping to get the Moda Dea Bamboo Wool I need to make the wild man's turtle amigurumi. JoAnne's is having a sale so I'm going to use my coupon for 1/2 off. Maybe I'll get enough to make 2 animals. He likes elephants and dolphins, too. Hmm...

I'm enjoying a new shade of haircolor! I decided to go back to a light reddish brown. It seems to work best for my ever changing natural color and my skin tone. I've been blonde my whole life. Natural and bottle, every shade. Somehow, after having had my kids, my natural color has turned mousy with patches of gray. That just won't work! I don't mind wrinkles so much, since I really don't have any. TG! But the hair?? I have to color it. It turned out pretty and a little lighter than I expected. At least when it grows out some more my roots won't show!

Wild man is after me to go outside and play. I know I should and he needs to but my energy levels always peter out on Friday. He's wild and raring to go, too! I know I'm particularly boring today and I feel sorry for the little guy. Stuck inside with too much TV. Bad mommy, bad bad mommy.

I missed Obama's speech last night so I'm planning on trying to catch it on YouTube this afternoon while the wild man naps. I wanted to see it live but was too tired to stay up. I haven't even read the paper this morning because I want to see the speech first then read the analysts points of view. What an historic occasion!

Phew! Have to change the wild man's stinky diaper...another wonderful mommy job! Happy knitting y'all and have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
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  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
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  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
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  • 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
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  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
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  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
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  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
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