Thursday, June 29, 2006

Where'd you go? I miss you so, Seems like it's been forever, That you've been gone.

I can stop singing that now - I found my USB cord! So let there be pictures:

First up Jeff's Graduation
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Such a cheerful child

Our Trip to Baltimore
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O Say can you see - Fort McHenry
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Progress on LUG
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This is actually a few weeks old now - I am up to the armhole shaping will take more pictures soon

Krista tee
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Almost finished back - should finish tonight then start the front.

And one last one cause I told him I would:
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Tomorrow is my last day at work till July 18. We leave for California July 5th, but I took the whole week off - I didn't want to come in on Monday, be off Tues., then either come in or take the rest of the week. We are taking AMTRAK to Sacramento, we will be staying in Oakland, SF, Tehachapi (Trains), and Irvine - we are flying home out of Long Beach. I plan to stop at as many LYS as I can find, so if you have a recommendations leave me a comment. I haven't decided yet if I am taking my laptop yet. I am leaning towards yes, but we will see.

Time to get back to work.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I can see the Russian army rolling through my head On one side of me lies the enemy, the other half is dead

I feel like that migraine commercial on TV - suddenly a 10 ton boulder just landed on the right side of my head.

Still haven't found my USB cord, so no photo updates. I went to the hospital last night after work, all the test were negative so they sent her back to the nursing home last night - I went to visit her on my lunch. I try to get there during the week, but it is not easy - I only get a 40 minute lunch and it takes about 15 minutes to drive there. She was glad to be back among her own things, so that was good, she seemed in a better mood.

I never managed to make to LIC last night, by the time I got home and made dinner for David, it was almost 7 and I just didn't feel like going anywhere anymore. I put my jammies on, made cold noodles with sesame sauce and went through my knitting books trying to match up all the yarn I have with appropriate patterns. It was a pleasant evening.

I have tomorrow and Friday off - Jeff is graduating tomorrow and Friday we are driving down to my FIL in Baltimore. Maybe I can get David to stop at A Good Yarn - not that I need anything but I like to look and there is a train store in Baltimore we always stop at, I will ask him to drop me of at the yarn shop while he goes and looks at train parts (yawn).

The graduation is in the afternoon tmrw so I will be free in the evening - I can get some more knitting done on Krista.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

How many special people change How many lives are living strange

I have misplaced my USB cable so no pictures to post.

This was one of those jumbled weekends, Friday I baked cookies for the Boy Scouts and Saturday was the Family Picnic. A fun time was had by all and I had plenty of time to knit on Krista - I am using the ribbon yarn I picked up at Smileys sale a few weeks ago. I haven't stopped knitting on my Likker'd Up Granny - I do a few rows almost everynight - it's just that mohair and humidity do not mix. Besides, I want to take Krista on vacation - we are leaving July 6, so I think I can finish it by then.

Saturday night at 11:40 the nursing home called - my mother hit another patient and tried to hit the nurse, they called to tell me they were sending her to LIJ for testing because her mental state had changed. On Thursday, they had called to tell me they moved her room because she was fighting with one of her room mates. This is not the first time this has happened - every so often she gets very agitated and mean, she once tried to hit me with her cane, and when she was in day care she started fighting with the other members there too. Eventually she gets over it, but it is not pleasant. I went to the hospital Sunday morning and spoke to the Doctor - they did a cat scan and a battery of neurological exams to make sure the personality change did not have a physiological cause - I told him about her past behavior and he said if the tests are all negative, they will review her meds - right now she is on zyprexa, an anti psychotic, but her dosage may need to be adjusted. I stayed with her till the nurses aid came in to wash and change her. She didn't remember anything and only wanted to talk about my glasses - for some reason she has fixated on my glasses lately.

When I left the hospital, I went back home and David and I drove over to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. There were so many things I wanted,but on my very tight and limited budget, I just bought a wooden bead bracelet. I saw some wonderful fabrics and yarns and notions, but I restrained my self. There was a needlepoint photo album kit that I would have loved, and many many bags that would have be lovely to own, oh and I really wish I knew some babies - they had the cutest baby stuff!

After melting in the heat, I took David out for a father's day dinner - we went to Sizzler, of course. But he enjoyed it, so that is all that matters.

Tonight, after work I am running over to the hospital again, to see if they got back all the results and how long they are planning to keep her there. I hope I can make it to the LIC Knits group tonight - I am really fortunate to have found such a talented, fun and unique group of knitters! They are a bright spot in an otherwise dull and mundane week.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Doe Ray Meme

Stolen from neoknits:
(Put your music player on random and record your answers to the questions as they play.)

How am I feeling today?
no sleep tonight - the faders

Will I get far in life?
brand new cadillac - the clash

How do my friends see me?
wake me up when september ends - greenday

When will I get Married?
i summon you - spoon

What is my best friend's theme song?
ocean city girl - ivy (see that mar - a beach song!)

What is the story of my life?
in a long time - 46 bliss

What was highschool like?
indoor fireworks - elvis costello

How am I going to get ahead in life?
i've got a dark alley and a bad idea that says you should shut your mouth - fall out boy

What is the best thing about me?
i hear the bells - mike doughty

How is today going to be?
allison - elvis costello

What is in store for this weekend?
hold her down - toad the wet sprocket

What song describes my parents?
sugar we're going down - fall out boy

What song describes your grandparents?
a night like this - the cure

How is my life going?
the scarlet tide - elvis costello

What song will they play at my funeral?
spanish bombs - the clash

How does the world see me?
i can't stand up for falling down - elvis costello

Will I have a happy life?
momentary thing - something happens

What do my friends really think of me?
close to me - the cure

Do people secretly lust after me?
let's just get naked - joan osborne

How can I make myself happy?
clubland - elvis costello

What should I do with my life?
unsingable name - mike doughty

Will I ever have children?
perfect kiss - new order

What is some good advice for me?
nobody puts baby in a corner - fall out boy

What is my signature dancing song?
the lovecats - the cure

What do I think my current theme song is?
whatsername - greenday

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
the infinite pet - spoon

What type of men/women do you like?
dance dance - fall out boy

What kind of kisser are you?
blue monday - new order

What's your style?
asking me lies - the replacements

What kind of lover are you?Italic
top of the world - all american rejects

What would be playing on a first date?
hateful - the clash

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
either side of the same town - elvis costello

That was fun!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

On Sunday Morning You sure have changed since yesterday Without any warning

This weekend has flown by! I feel like I have done nothing and it is already Sunday night. managed to get out and get my hair cut Saturday morning - I am really pleased with the way it turned up - it is really more of a trim than a cut - I am letting it grow and needed the ends trimmed and a good shaping - she did a very nice job and it now dries with the curls all smooth and shapely.

I I did do a little knitting this weekend - I worked on the Big Girl Knits tank Saturday at the nursing home visiting my mother. I always take an easy project with me to fill in the time while Clara sleeps or zones out on me, she really can't keep up a conversation for more than a few minutes anymore before drifting off. After the nursing home I stopped at AC Moore - all beads and beading supplies are 30% so I bought some silver hoops and coral beads, some turquoise glass beads too. I made a cute pair of earrings. After AC Moore I went to Smiley's to pick up the size 3 & 4 circular needles I wanted. I switched from the bamboo straights to the circular needles on my likker'd up granny.

Then it was home to do a little house work and wait for David and the boys to come home from their hike. Today was a lazy day, David, Robert and Jeff were exhausted and achy from yesterday's hike so all three of them slept in late and moped around the apartment this morning. Sunday used to be my favorite day of the week - David went back to work and I had the day to myself. Now that he is retired, he is home and underfoot and we have had the boys the last 2 weeks - I miss my Sundays!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I set my clocks early cause I know I'm always late

These last few weeks have just flown by and I haven't sat down to post here in ages. My internet connection at home has been acting up and I have be swamped at work, so this is the first chance to sit down and catch up.

Last week my stepson and I went to see this:
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we also saw this:
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We had much fun and Evil SM/stepson bonding

I have progressed a little on my likker'd up grannie:
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My A/C went out last weekend so it just was not the time to be working on mohair - even mohair & silk that is a luxurious as KSH. I am really enjoying this pattern - the directions are clear and easy to follow and the design is lovely - go out and get it and make it for yourself - you won't be sorry.

The never ending black stole arrived safely at it's destination and was much appreciated - so I am pleased with that.

Not much else going on here - I have lots of patterns and more yarn than I know what to do with I just can't seem to get started on anything or moving on the things I already have started.