Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here is a Barnes and Nobles coupon for you

I got this info in an email. It's good for May 27th only. Just click on the link and enter the code P8R3B8C at checkout.

Save an additional 20% off one item with coupon code: P8R3B8C

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

It's been a crazy week of flood related issues - and that's all I'm saying on that subject, aren't you glad!

The Memorial Day weekend started today for us. We went to a movie - Star Trek. I think it's awesome. DH thinks is good (he's a Trekkie fan of the old shows). DD says it's ok.

BTW, the director of Star Trek is J.J. Abrams, the co-creator, director, etc. of Lost. My DD was quick to point that out since Lost is my favorite TV show.

Anyway, it was a great start to what we hope will be an uneventful and relaxing weekend at home, with a BBQ and swimming. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

Special wish to my Mother for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY (86 and counting)! Love you!!

P.S. I am behind on email. Hope to be caught up soon. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Earthquakes in LA, rain here....

Thinking of all my friends in Los Angeles area. While this quake wasn't the big one, I know that even the little ones rattle the nerves. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Lately I've thought longingly of the sunshine in Southern California. We've had 3 weeks of rain almost everyday. I have missed seeing the sun. And I'm tired of the problems the constant rain is causing.
  • The fences that burned in April's wildfire cannot be repaired until ground dries.
  • This past Wednesday night was thunderstorms plus a couple of tornadoes. ABC interrupted LOST! so often that we really didn't get to see the finale. I love this show and this was a big problem in my opinion!! (Luckily it was shown without interruptions Saturday evening. Great episode!)
  • The ground was so saturated that the rain from Friday night's thunderstorm had no place to go - except up through the carpet in our sunken living room. Oh joy - a new disaster. But I did learn that there are companies that specialize in repairing water damage. Now my living room is full of huge fans and dehumidifiers, with carpet ripped up and a new carpet pad going in when everything is dry.
sigh...I don't think Oklahoma likes us.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Crocheted Coral Reef

A few minutes of reading blogs led me to this video where I learned about the crochet project to bring our attention to the disappearing coral reef of our planet. What a great project! Simply beautiful work.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Further attitude adjustment

Insurance and contractor woes seem to be taken care of (crossing fingers and toes) but no repairs can be started because it's been raining for a week!! lolololol <-----hysterical laughter


Further attitude adjustment needed.

I bought these needle keepers from a really nice person on Etsy to hold socks-in-progress while in knitting bag (great concept!)

and Louet Gems in this color

Looks a little like sunshine don't ya think?

This run of bad luck as got to stop before I go broke.

Socks anyone? :D

Friday, May 01, 2009

Attitude adjustment

The aftermath of the fire continues to provide for unwanted entertainment in the form of a dishonest contractor. For the past two weeks, I have alternated between anger, frustration, and depression. Neither attitude bodes well for knitting.

Today, I have to frog and re-knit a project which demonstrates my moods - alternating between loose stitches, then very tight stitches. Great if I want to teach about tension in knitting, but sucks for a finished project. Dang!

What I need is an attitude adjustment. Since we can't spend a lot of money on a great vacation (nor is there time since we have to be here for the honest contractors to work), it comes in the form of an inexpensive treat. Summer knitting for me!

Thanks Denise for the reminder of this book! :)