Friday, September 28, 2007

I'd marry him again....

...even after 25 years of (mostly) wedded bliss.

While working on a loom knit project for displaying at tomorrow's class preview event at Michaels, UPS shows up.

Not expecting anything (yet), I think hubby must have ordered something without mentioning it. Well, he did. But it was for me!

Just because he loves and appreciates me (so says the card). Golly, you just gotta love a guy like that!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The view this morning

We live in the foothills above Palmdale, CA - outside the city limits and in a rural area (which is why transportation while my car was in the shop was such an issue last week...grumble).

We've got a wonderful view when the air quality is good. And the view of the mountains this morning included snow. Yep - SNOW! And I thought the rain this past weekend was a novelty.

I quickly snapped a picture - before it melts. ;-)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

What a week it was!

This past week was filled with trials and tribulations. One problem was lack of internet for half of the week which is why I haven't blogged recently. Then once it was "up and running," I still could not access email. Today it appears the WiFi provider has solved their problem(s) completely and I can access my email account(s) again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it holds.

Things I heard myself saying this past week:

"No, I am not entered into a 'who can stash away the wildest sock yarn' contest. This is your daughter's taste!"

"Well, we must have enjoyed the camping trip. Look at all the dirty laundry we came back with."

"Her hands are red and itchy? The gloves were latex???? She's allergic to latex...I'll stop and pick up cortisone cream. She'll need latex free gloves for the volunteer work. Should I pick those up also?"

"I have how many students in Thursday's class?"

"Enjoy the fact that I cooked dinner tonight. It might be the last time until the weekend with this week's schedule."

"Are you able to connect to the internet?"

"uhhhh....whatz with the water pouring out from underneath the car?"

"A replacement for the cracked radiator costs how much!?!??"

"I need a ride home."

"I really need to fold the last three loads of laundry....and put the load just washed into the dryer....and start another load....How about peanut butter sandwiches for dinner?"

"Ouch...Darn that hurt!!! And now the finger is turning purple! sigh"

"Calgon! Take me away!"

"I might be a little late this morning. I'm dependent on Dial-A-Ride for a couple of days."

"The WiFi is down again!!!???"

"Honey, I need your car tonight....the class is too full to cancel it."

"Look, only about 4 loads to go!!!"

"Oh goody...the yarn order is here."

"@$% &%! I really need to check e-mail."

"Really? The parts finally came in? I can pick up the car tomorrow morning?"

"Can dogs be taught to wipe their feet?"

"I really need a vacation to recover from the aftermath of the last vacation."

"I want credit on my bill for the time your internet service was down."

"Pizza sounds great to me considering I haven't been able to run errands - including the grocery store - since I have NO CAR!"

Saturday morning:
"Finally! WiFi is up!!"

"Laundry is finished!"

"I'll pick up a few things at the grocery store on my way home from the mechanic."

"I love my car."

"Surely next week will be better."

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Camping and hubby's hobby

Tomorrow, we're heading out on a camping trip. We'll be gone for a little over a week without access to the this is my last blog entry until we are home.

I'm taking a book and have plans to enjoy the cool breeze at Lake Tahoe (a welcome relief after the heat wave in Southern California). Of course, I'm taking knitting too.

And I'm not the only one in our household with an obsession a hobby. Hubby takes his metal detector out once or twice a week. Typically he find things like wheat pennies or junk jewelry.

It's a little like treasure hunting. One of his best finds is now on the website of the manufacturer of his detector - here He is really proud of this find. I's a beautiful ring.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Bad news.... season of Lost doesn't begin until February 2008.

I suppose the good news is that it will run for 16 straight weeks without a break.