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

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Need to Post

I never thought I would be one of those technophiles that can't live without checking her email or bloglist for more than a few hours. After this weekend, I can ashamedly tell you, yes, I have joined the ranks. If I didn't have my market bag to work on I wouldn't have known what to do with my hands. We traveled a lot and I can't read in the car so I knit or crochet. Several times when we were in transit from here to there I recall wondering who's updated their blog yet or if my BFF had emailed me back yet. Hubby says I fidget too much. I wonder how he would feel if I didn't have my WIP's to keep me busy!

The market bag is still a WIP. I had hoped to finish it yesterday or Sunday but things happened so quickly I didn't have time. The other main panel is done and I've done half of the side/bottom panel. I should have that done tonight barring any other unforeseen occurance. I managed to furiously crochet in the car on the way to (and from) York's Wild Kingdom on Saturday and to and from my FIL's yesterday. Sunday was a total wash. I managed to do some that night but I ended up having to can more tomatoes before they rotted. I may not like raw tomatoes but I do like practically anything that is made from them! So I now have 4 more jars of canned diced tomatoes. Dad just informed me I have more ripe ones waiting for me in the bucket he just picked. Maybe I'll pack them whole then can would save me from having to deseed them. Quite possibly the worst nitpicky thing anyone can do. Yet I did it for 2 dozen tomatoes. Just so I could have really good canned diced tomatoes with no seeds. Too anal for my own taste sometimes.

York's was fun. The wild man got to see all his animals plus the elephant they use for rides. He was hot but he had a blast! He fed the ducks and deer and goats. He loved their butterfly exhibit which was in full swing. They had dozens of blue morpho butterflies and he loved them all!

We were pooped when we left but still managed to stop into The Yarn Sellar. A lovely little shop with a decent selection of SWTC yarns, Noro, Galway, Cascade, Berroco, Plymouth and Reynolds yarns. In addition they offered some truly excellent sock yarn. They are a worthy stop on any fiber trip!

In other news, we had an impromptu yard sale on Sunday. The day started off badly with a nasty little argument between hubby and myself. All my doing I'm afraid. It's my selfish nature rearing it's ugly head. I wanted to go for a ride and enjoy the absolutely gorgeous weather. Hubby wanted to go home and clean out the garage of all the furniture we crammed in. *Side note - furniture was crammed into the garage because we emptied our storage unit to save ourselves $120 a month.* I couldn't imagine where he wanted to put all this stuff and thought he was wasting his time moving it from one place to another just to please my father. *Side note #2 - this is due to my father venting his frustration to me regarding said mess in the garage to which my response was, "well, do you want us to get another storage unit and start paying monthly fees again?" Of course the answer was no. He was just venting anyway. Hubby took it the wrong way (in that it was invariably HIS fault for cramming said mess in said garage).* In any case, an argument arose, feelings were hurt, tears were shed...all in front of our wonderful little man, I'm embarrassed to say. We ended up driving home and sulking for about 15 minutes, each in our own little corners. Then reason decided in intervene. As I looked at all the crap cluttering up 2 bays of the garage I started to wonder. What was hubby's plan anyway??? So it started. We made up...I apologized, we hugged and kissed and hugged some more. More tears were shed, happy ones this time...again in front of the little man. Who, BTW, must have thought someone stole his parents and replaced them with aliens! In any case, the next thing we knew, our 2 recliners were down at the road with a free sign on them and 1/2 hr later they were gone! So we hauled everything else out. All the furniture, except for the rest of our sectional, ended up down at the road and we sold it all!!! In 4 hours the garage was emptied, cleaned and organized! Plus we made $$$$. We ended up selling: king bed with brass headboard, mattress & box springs, queen fouton, mattress & cover, poker table, 3 pc maple living room set (sleeper sofa, rocker and chair), and office chair. Tonight the woman who bought the bed is picking up our second fridge and chest freezer. Can you believe it?? We were absolutely psyched! When Dad came home from work he was simply stunned. Relieved, happy, excited and just plain stunned. That made it all worthwhile. So a day that started out really shitty ended up being one of the best days we've had here at the old homestead since we moved in. Go figure.

I hear my little monkey waking up. Must retrieve him before his lungs kick in!

Later for to follow soon!
Happy September!

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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