Thursday, July 20, 2006

WOW..What a summer

This summer has been one heck of a ride. Started out with the injury, then the move from my house of 15 years, then back to work (at Ballet West). The summer of being mostly bed bound has been the worst. Now, I am moving again. I know, I know. Why would I move after less than 3 months. Well, I went from 2700 sq Ft with 5 bedrooms to 800 with 2. So I am moving upstairs to the perfect place. It has 3 bedrooms, a sunroom for a breakfast nook and a huge summer porch. We have been up there painting this week and it looks so gorgeous. I will be posting before and after pictures. We need to finish the painting of the Kitchen, entry hall and living room by tomorrow so we can move the stuff in. Those are the rooms that are most visible. The bedrooms we can paint after we move in, no biggie. And I have not even been able to think of what color to do the bathroom. Maybe I should pull out my yarn and find the perfect color.

My next big move is that I am finally going back to work full-time. I need the money and I am so tired of staying home all the time. I hope my foot will tolerate the additional hours out of bed. I will be working customer service for a company called Plentiful Pantry. They are a local company and seem like a great group of people. I have never been a "corporate" type. Way to regimented for me. Anyway, much to do today. I will keep you posted on the painting.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Too much time on my hands

Bedbound + Laptop + Credit Card = Very Bad

Yes, while sitting around in bed with only the computer for outside contacct, I did do a LITTLE bit of shopping, ok, so more than I should have. But hey, alot was good stuff. I bought my scooter and my son's scooter from ads I saw on Craigslist . OOOOh and I bought me a beautiful new loom. An 18" HG adjustable with extra 7-peg end pieces from Markman Farm. Lynn makes such beautiful looms with such amazing wood. This one is oak and I conditioned it with the bee balm sample she sent. You can see what a work of art it is. I know for you non loomers that means nothing, but to the loomers, they know how awesome that is. I immediately put the beauty to work with new yarn (yes, bought online)making a big shopping bag to take to the store and actually USE as a shopping bag.

Now, we won't even go into all the new knitting needles I bought (must convert to bamboo).

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Thank You Lynn!!!!

Ok, so here is some of what I have "in the works" so to speak. With all the laying around and wondering what more there is to life than reruns of Law and Order, I had an epiphany...ok well it came to me while trying to encourage my mom. Anyway, I decided to teach looming at a local Senior Center and have them make items for charity such as the homeless and battered women's shelters. But, alas, I need yarn and looms. ANd along comes my wonderful angel Lynn to the rescue. SHe has started off my campaign to find looms by genourously donating 12 rakes and tools along with 2 HUGE skeins of yarn. I know others heloed her with this wonderful donation and I want to thank Theresa and MJ!!! Look what wonderful Lynn Markman and posse sent me....

I will be posting a new blog on the progress of the seniors. I will let you know when it all starts. Until then...I hope you all had a great 4th of July!!!!

Monday, July 03, 2006


Ok, so I have been very neglectful of my blog for the last couple of months. I have been in my a state of chaos and confusion. First, right after I posted the last time, I fell down my front porch stairs while carrying a TV (no, the TV did not shatter, it survived and mocks me for its toughness). I really messed up my foot. I won't go into gorry details, but it was ambulance worthy and I am still in a walkinig boot and crutches. Still no end in site. The worst part about it was that it happened at the beginning of my move and I was was bed bound for 3 weeks. I did not get to do any of the packing, sorting or moving. You can imagine what a mess things are. I didn;'t get much knitting or looming done while bed bound because Lortab and yarn do not mix well. I am knitting and looming now.

Mobility...that was a toughy. I can't drive becacuse it is my right foot. I can't take the bus because I have to walk to the bus stop. So........ I bought a scooter. Wheeeeeeee what fun!!!!!!!

I have several projects in the works right now and I will get pictures of them and start posting again. Good to be back.

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