Friday, February 26, 2010

Smile. It's almost the weekend

This is Lexi. Chris called me at Fiber Friendz and asked me to pick up Lexi at the babysitter. Chris wouldn't be getting home until 4:15 and Lexi needed to be picked up at 3:00. So like the good little Do-B that I am I left Fiber Friendz early and picked up Lexi. We walked up to Smith's and picked up some apple juice. She smiles and says Hi to everyone she sees. They just smile and say Hi back to her.

I wish that I had that kind of enthusiasm for life. It's better now that I have retired. It's like my life is finally myown.

I went to Fiber Friendz this morning. I enjoy that so much.

It was a very good day.

It was lovely today. The sun was out and it got up to 48 degrees. I love it when it starts to warm up. Spring might just show up after all.

Life is short -- Don't waste it being tasteful.
-Isaac Mizrahi-

This is how I'm living my life these days. I have decided to stop worring about what other people think. I'm busy with my own thoughts.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Went to lunch with some friends from the Post Office. We worked together forever. All except one of us are retired. It's always so nice to see them. We get together about every other month.

Then I hit the paper store. I picked up some little flowers to stick on packages or cards. I picked up some boxes to send my Barbies in for the Barbie group.

The sun is shining here, but a few miles north and south of here it's raining, turning to snow later today. I'm so glad to see the sun again.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hump Day Rambleing

This was left in my crock-pot the morning after I did a roast. I have no idea what kine of magical being stepped in there. But I took a picture of the proof that someone had been there. I wish I could have seen them.

This is getting to be great fun. Now if Spring would just make her appearance Life would be perfect.

Knit and Crochet Today is on right now. I must go.

They made a lovely Victorian choker. I need to make one of them. It shouldn't take long. I take a picture for tomorrows post.

I have figured out the worst part of living forever. You lose alot of very special people along the way. I was drinking a cup of tea this morning and missing my mother and her sister, Letha. After I came home from the Marine Corps we used to sit and drink tea and talk about anything that came to mind. I learned so much from those two "old" ladies.

When I was little, I overheard Aunt Letha and Mom talking about someone they said was a "Brazen Huzzy." I looked it up in the dictionary.
Brazen - 1. of or like brass. 2.shameless.
Huzzy - Bold or shameless woman.
And I decided that is what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Shame is such a waste of time and energy. Alot like worry, guilt, and regret.
If you are going to regret it or be ashamed, DON'T do it.

Aunt Letha was the one who taught me to crochet. I'm so glad I learned from her. Crochet give me such joy. I don't know how people can just sit and watch tv, or wait in the doctors or dentist office, or any other place in line without crocheting.

I know people who knit who feel the same way.

I make baby afghans for the University of Utah Medical Center Neonatel Unit. I feel like every stitch I put into the afghans make the babies stronger. I think it makes me feel better than it does them.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is Kitten. The cat that Rachel and I took to the Vet yesterday. I picked her up today. She is such a love. She has sight in only one eye. She looks like a white basketball with feet.

I watched a program on television today that talked about saying NO. They said something that hit a nerve with me.
"NO - says I'm the boss of me." and if saying No makes you uncomfortable, say, "That just doesn't work for me."

I think alot of us get caught up in pleasing other people and forget about pleasing ourselves. If we don't take care of ourselves, nobody will. If you don't love yourself...You can't love anyone else.

I got another lovely outfit for my Barbie doll for one of the MA's Barbie Group. We exchange outfits once a month. I love getting these. And I love making them to send out.

NO, I have no plans to grow up. My daughters told me that I was in my second childhood. I don't think so. I really never left my first.

When in trouble or in doubt...
Run in circles, scream and shout.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, Monday

I made these earbobs a few weeks ago.

I drug myself out of bed about 7:30 this morning. Whoopee!

I went over to the crochet group at the senior cetizen center down the road from my place. I was going to walk, but it was too darn cold this morning. I love our crochet group. It always brightens my mood.

Then I went to JoAnns. Yes! I bought yarn and a new crochet hook.

Rachel and I took her cat, Kitten to the vet this afternoon. She has some problems and we'll pick her up tomorrow.

Lydie, my sister, gave me a frog key ring this morning. It is so cute.

Going back to my crochet hook and hot pad now.

Think warm thoughts.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Hey! We made it to Friday. It's snowing. More gloomy weather.

Live is good here. I went to Blazing Needles this morning to be with the knitting group. I'm the token crocheter. We sit around and talk about anything and everything. We get to see what everyone else is making. It is a peaceful place to see friends and talk.

I made a pair of socks for a baby this morning. They're really cute. (Bragging again.) The pattern was on the crochetpartners group this morning. I'd put a picture on here if I could figure out how.

I'm reading Blogging for Dumbies. Maybe I'll learn what I'm doing here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

So Happy It's Thursday

Another gloomy day in the City of Salt. We're getting rain, but not much of that. I am not complaining. I'd just like to see the sun. Is it still up there?

I just heard on the TV that Iowa has been covered in snow for 60 days. And the East Coast is still under a ton of snow.

I'm purty happy with our weather right now.

I was watching Regis and Kelly this morning. I don't feel so dumb now. Regis was getting technology instruction. He didn't get it, either. So I feel better. I'm not the only "old" person not getting this stuff. Rachel (my baby) was telling me the other day to just push buttons until I get what I want. The problem with that is, I lose the stuff I wanted that I had already put on this thing.

I posted on email my blog address and have heard from people that they can't find me. I don't know what to tell them. Except try again.

Yesterday, I went out to put a letter out for the mailman. I looked up at the light post on the corner and there was the Mourning Dove from last Summer. I'm glad his back. That means Spring is coming.

I crocheted a heart bookmark yesterday. It is one of the best I've done.

I'm going to try to put the site where I got the pattern. Wish me luck. Here goes:

From the Crochet Pattern Collection of the JPF Crochet Club

I hope that works.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thoughts of the day

These are some of the Babies I made back in September. I enjoy crocheting all kinds of things
I went to lunch with Marie today. I always enjoy seeing her. She was thrilled with the sweater I crocheted for her. It was varigated blues. It'll look really pretty on with her blonde coloring.

I was sitting with my tea this morning and missing my mother more than anything. We used to have tea in the mornings. (She's been gone for 6 years, now.) We'd talk about all kinds of things while we had tea. I wish that we could discuss some things, now. I'd like to tell her how proud I am of my girls and my grandkids.

Back then it was just Lipton black tea. Now I drink all kinds of exotic teas. Sometimes I just sit and think while I drink my tea.

Aunt Letha would have tea with us sometimes, too. (She's been gone 33 years.) I was thinking about her this morning, too. She taught me how to crochet. I got help from other ladies, but Aunt Letha taught me the basics. Everytime I crochet, I think of her.
The day was good.
More tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 2

These are some of the Barbie gowns that I have crocheted in the past few weeks. I love Barbie since I was 11. About 1960. Mama didn't like them so I learned to make clothes for them. First I sewed them. Then I got some crochet patterns for Barbie.

I joined a Ma's Barbie Group. I found them in a CROCHET magizine. I love the group. I have made some wonderful friends. We exchange Barbie gown once or twice a month.

Each of my daughters had about a dozen Barbie dolls. When they grew up and left home, I got their Barbies. So at last count I have about 400 Barbie dolls who need dresses.

I love to crochet. I make baby afghans for the UofU Medical Center New Born ICU. I also make Chemo caps for the Huntsman Cancer Center. About 4 times a year I drive up and deliver as many as I have made. It is one of the few things I can do to give back for all the good I have received.

My wonderful husband is taking a nap. (My father used to call his "beauty naps.") So this is a good time to write.

I made it for my walk today. I talked to some very nice people who were walking their dogs. Cute dogs.

I did the dishes today and the laundry. I did some crocheting, too.

A young man came by the neighborhood and left a bag with a note about shoes for people in Africa. Any kind, size and condition. So I went into my bedroom and loaded up some to give away. Every little bits helps.

I'm slowly going through stuff in this house to clean up the place.
More tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

This is a first.

OK! People here goes.

I am being dragged, kicking and screaming into the Computer Age. Wish me luck.

After this I will tackle my cell phone. It wasn't working right this morning. Rachel fixed it. After Chris had fixed it last Friday. I hate when machines are smarter than me. My only defence is to turn the "STUPID" thing off. Ha, Ha...I win.
For anyone who might not know, I am a frog freak. I love frogs. I figure that frogs are lucky...They just eat what bugs them.
This is going to be about life as I know it. I'm going to ramble around until I get the hang of it.
That's enough for today. I'll be back tomorrow with more stitches from a happy hooker.