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

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tribute to the Never Ending Hubby Sweater

I knew I spoke too soon on my last post. I made the comment that it was on its homestretch...not anymore. I discovered after having nearly finished the first sleeve, like only an inch of ribbing left, that I read the instructions wrong. EVERY TIME I READ THEM! How does that happen??? So after several hours bemoaning my humongous mistake, I took a deep breath and ripped...and ripped...and ripped. *sigh* I ripped all the way back to about 2 inches from the pick up stitch row. That's over 15" of sleeve ripped. *sigh* Shall we say I learned a major lesson from all this??? If it feels wrong than it probably is wrong. *sigh* So now I begin again but this time it's going to be done right if it kills me! I'm still going for Christmas but it's crunch time now. I still have to cast on for my dad's slippers and for my Secret Santa's wool socks. I also promised my SIL she'd have her socks in a couple of weeks. I have my work cut out for me. I think next year I'll plan out my gift giving a little better. Yeah, right.

Little man is giving me the worst attitude. I know it's the terrible two's but there have been many times this week when I seriously questioned my sanity. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. He is so strong willed and is constantly pushing my buttons. He's developed the habit lately of dissolving into screaming temper tantrums, complete with kicking, hitting and flailing, for whatever reasons, that last about 15 minutes. I've tried everything. So now I just make sure he can't hurt himself or anyone else and I leave the room. I simply can't stand it. He is driving me batty. And, since I'm equally strong willed, I tend to make it worse by not caving in to his demands. It's makes the tantrums longer and louder but I'll be danged if I let a 2 yr old dictate to me.

In other news, hubby has a 4 day weekend over Thanksgiving and I am soooo looking forward to getting a bit of a break. We also have a ton of household projects that need some tending to. All in all should be fun. Our oldest SIL is coming to stay with us to so we can expect to have some Upwords tournements! Yup, we're really exciting people to hang with!

Finished twilight and LOVED it! Can't wait to get to the other books in the series. Right now, I've moved on to a cyber-thriller called The Traveler - so far so good. Then it's on to Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs.

It's late, I'm pooped and in need of some serious shut-eye.


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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