Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day

I hope your day is extra special.
With love Sandy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My thoughts

My thoughts and prayers are with those that are affected by the terrist attacks in India.  So far in Mumbai they have confirmed 101 killed and 280 injured.  I pray that this will end without any further loss of life.  I pray that the hostages will soon be released.

Hard days

Well I did it now, I had dinner on my plate and all I had to do was hold onto it.  Well you guessed ... the dogs really enjoyed my dinner.  It happened so fast my plate barely tilted.  Then came the hot chicken and gravy ... it hit my arm then the arm of my wheelchair.  Then of course the mess hit my knee slide down my leg, part of it landed on my foot rest and don't let me forget that as I was right next to the cabinet it hit the cabinet door and the gravy ran down the door leaving carrots and peas seemingly glued to the door.  Lucky for me that it was late enough that I didn't feel weird changing into my nightie.  Course I had to get the dress off quickly because it was adding insult to injury by continuing to burn me.

Well lets just say the dogs really enjoyed dinner.

I am dead tired.  Y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Howdy :)  This was another wake up at dark thirty day.  My sweet DH didn't turn on the heater last night ... it was the first time since some time last week that I didn't wake up feeling like I was on fire.  Inside the house it was a wonderful 60*F.  I wish I could have slept in a little longer but since I went to bed last night around 8:15, I should have expected it.  I could not keep my eyes open.  When your head hits your desk for the fourteenth thousandth time, it is time to go to bed.

Yesterday was a really good day and I can't even begin to tell you why.  I don't even know that I did anything special or out of the ordinary.  But, just maybe it is because we are entering the holiday season.  I love the holidays because everyone I know is in such a good mood.  They are bound to all feel the joy of being alive and that in itself is a miracle.  If you think about this bag of bones being capable of so much and we have come so far from the cavemen or apes or whatever you think we started out as.  It is just amazing.  Of course we still have a ways to go, and grow as individuals and communities.  Their is always room for improvement.  I can only hope that I come somewhat close to the potential God has planned for me.

Hey, I have a question for you ... What do you want to be when you grow up?  Do you think you can reach your potential?  Do you think that if you reach your potential it will bring you happiness or wealth? If you had to chose just one happiness or wealth which would you pick? Okay, so that was more than one question.

I hope this day greets you with joy and happiness.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I finished two more

 I have two new cross stitch finishes.  Well I say two but they came from one pattern.  It's the Cancer Awareness Blackwork By Kristine Herber.  I did the top portion on one piece of fabric and the bottom on another.  Now I am trying to finish it into a biscornu.  It is more difficult than I thought it would be because of very little edge to this fabric.  If I had count the piece I might have picked a larger piece of fabric but I was trying to use a scrap of fabric.  

I chose to stitch the first half with DMC Variations 4180 in honor of my Mom and Aunt
 Sissy surviving breast cancer.  The bottom half "Hope"  side I used Waterlilies Parfait 023 by Caron, it is an over dyed floss.  I chose because it has yellow and lavender, these colors represent Support Our Troops and General Cancer. I don't know if brain tumors have a color but I have decided to me it will be blue, so that and the lavender and blue are in honor of  my DH.  

Fortune cookie for today:  "Others are deeply moved by your presence."

I hope that you are having a wonderful day.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Another one bites the dust

I finished another Christmas present last night. I am finally starting to feel like I am accomplishing some of my Christmas presents. I had felt like OMG its almost Christmas, what am I going to do ... but now I have two done and I don't know how many started. Now things are looking up :)

My new finish is called My scarf has a hole in it. I saw it on a show called Knitty Gritty. I used to love watching that show with its host Vicki Howell. Unfortunately, DIY decided to stop making it and now they put into reruns and show it about 4:00 am or sometime around there. And what can I say if I have had a good night then I am sleeping soundly.

Anyway, I couldn't find the pattern so I made it up. I sure hope this present is received with happiness and joy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I have some exciting news to share. I got word from my doctor that I can stop taking my blood pressure medication. I am so excited I could burst. I have to self monitor and keep a log but hey that's easy. I think it is time to have a party. So lets all grab our party hats and run out the door screaming. giggle Everybody will think we have gone stark raving mad.

Hugs to all and a good night too.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Lately, I have been working on Christmas presents. It gives me such joy to make handmade presents for my family to open on Christmas. I finished my Grandma's present this week. I think the pictures will help you to understand but I will call it a soap cozy. The good thing is that you don't have to use it in that way for instance you could put Kleenex in it, or maybe your camera, etc.

I hope I get to see the Barbra Walters Show tonight. This is when she airs her show called 'What is a Man, What is a Woman'. From the 'tease' they had on 'The View' this morning it will be a very interesting show. She showed a snippet of the show this morning, I hope we can all rap our heads around this idea, that sounds weird in my head, but I don't know how else to say it. I realized today just how controversial this topic is as I watched my good friends fighting over it. My little Sister tried to intervene and it seemed to cause more friction between the ones fighting. I thought about it for a few hours and decided just how I thought was the best way to intervene.

Here is the email I sent to my friends: At the risk of making all of you hate me, I am asking you please stop all arguing. Remember that we are all friends and what it is that makes our club special. We have all been tolerant of each other and each other’s beliefs for about 9 years now. We are a special group of ladies that share our crafts and our lives.

You have helped me personally me through my MS diagnosis acceptance, which celebrated its 10 year anniversary. I privately celebrated it by making the decision that I will walk again. That is unimportant at this moment. My point is that I love each and every one of you and I hope that you do the same. We are so special. Some of you I have met in person and have had the privilege of inviting you into my home. I wish that everybody could come for a visit. I promise not to charge you rent.

Also during this time, we have watched each others children grow up and become young adults, marriage, and even births of grandchildren.

Please don’t throw away all of these wonderful years over something that we cannot change. Keep in mind this couple that has come out into the public eye, have done so bravely. This isn’t the first man to have a child. Also, keep in mind the reason he kept his female reproductive organs is because his wife could not have a child, and he said those organs did not define him. If you want more information just tune your TV to the Barbra Walters show tonight EST 10 PM.

Now at this time, please stop all discussion on this matter and take a few days to think about things.

I have personally witnessed the fear of rejection in watching my in-law come out of the closet. Please show the bravery that she did by, in the fear of total rejection, coming forward.

Anyway, I hope that this gives you pause for thought before you react.

Hugs to all.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

DD's scarf

DD's as promised I have 2 pictures of her scarf. As you can tell i used 3yarns together. There is a very light skinny pink yarn, a sorta sage green and lastly an off white yarn. I am knitting this on size 10 1/2 needles, to try to control the bulky yarn. I am really happy with the way they are turning out. Now it's is time to do something, y'all take care ya here.

Early bird

I guess I get the worm for today, as I woke up at 4 and got up at 5. The dogs have been outside, fed and watered. I haven't fed etc the fish cause I don't want them to get used to feeding this early.

As for me, I have made coffee, have my glass of water and taken my vitamins etc. But it is to early for me to eat, I have to be awake and alert, plus my Sweetpie is still in bed. I have also finished one of the scarfs my DD asked me to make and started another one. I can't wait to show her, I think she will be so pleased.

That's it for now, I will post a picture of the scarf as soon as I get it uploaded from my camera.

Y'all have a great day now, ya hear.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Day After

I want to say that I look forward to ‘The View’ more than any other show throughout the week. I love the fact that no matter how hard you argue you still maintain your friendship. I have seen several sites that say some of the cast of 'The View' be fired, and some include polls. I am pleading with the hirer ups that they sign all of ya'll to a 5 or 10 year contract if that is your desire. Ya'll make the perfect team.

Now regarding the election and all the stuff that goes into it goes into the discussions, the press etc. I am beginning to think that the press has a lot to do with racism in America. They kept on bringing racism into the election. I proudly say that I am an American, my ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, Germany and they married Cherokee and Choctaw. That is what makes America, we are the melting pot, we are all equal and all of us have a voice and the right to free speech. I will proudly say that I voted for President-Elect Obama. I pray that he and his family can stay healthy and help America come back from the economic and environmental disaster.

I do know that President-Elect Obama cannot fix it alone, as with the election it takes all of us to come together as one people. I believe that the election proved that everyone is able to rise as high as desired. You are only held back by your lack of trying, desire or education.



Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Eve

Please go out and cast your vote, it's your turn to say what you think!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome to November

I am having a real tough time believing its November. Well I have been awake for 3 hours now and up for 1 1/2 its hard to just lie there and play like I was asleep partly because I couldn't help but open my eyes to see if it was if it was light enough to get up. That is until I just gave up totally and got up. And do you know the sun still isn't awake enough to rise, its still pitch black out there.

I sure hope that somebody comes out and fixes the A/C its supposed to be hot again today. Yesterday as soon as the sun got below the house next door we opened everything we could open except you know, like the front door.

Well that's all i know for now, talk with y'all later.