And again

Why yes, yes I am fixing something on that damn shawl again.

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It’s a really good thing I love my mother or I would have made a bonfire, tossed the thing in, and danced around it.


Who needs a truck – part 2

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Seriously, it always makes me giggle when we do this.


Who gets Startitis 5 days before Christmas?

Why does Startitis have to strike just a few days before Christmas when I already have a pile of crafting to get finished and I’m flat on my back with the worst series of sinus headaches I’ve ever had in my life?

 

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But seriously, who could resist these colors?   Not me.

These are Regia Fluoromania in Neon Rainbow that I ordered from Amazon and Opal Shafpate in orange/black/gray that I got from Dizzy Sheep.


While in Texas

We found interesting ways to watch paint dry.

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We had a lovely Thanksgiving, except for the part where Chynna was sick.And the part where I was sick the next day.

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We played video games.

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We photographed the dog

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and the nephews

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and decorated cookies

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and gave my sister’s cat somewhere to sit.

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It was a good trip.


Who needs a truck?

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When you have a convertible?


Happy Birthday Danica

Last I looked, I had this.

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How did this happen?

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Today we celebrate my gorgeous little girl’s 25th birthday. Right about now, 25 years ago, I was just barely recovering from 36 hours of labor. I had no idea what is meant to be responsible for a little human being, I just knew that the little thing I was holding in my arms was infinitely precious and I couldn’t imagine loving anything more. Smart, funny, determined, talented, and beautiful are just a few of the words I could use to describe what an amazing woman she has become. There are many more that exist beyond my poor writing skills.

Happy Birthday, baby girl.


The other one

And here is the other one.

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I’m all ready for Halloween kitchen decorating.

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I somehow managed to not pull out my tubs of Halloween decorations. I blame my complete lack of willingness to go down into the basement. I should probably turn in my Halloween Club card.


A small finish to start the month.

I finished off this little cutie just now. It’s the perfect size, I love how the fabric turned out, and my digital scale tells me I have enough yarn left for ANOTHER one.

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This makes me ridiculously happy. Bring on more Halloween colored crafting!


Too soon?

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First Day of School

I’m so excited for my girls, especially Chynna who is return to college after a two year sabbatical.  Here are the traditional back to school pictures.  I couldn’t get Danica to stand still long enough for a good one. She may be a bit blurry, but I like to think that is because she is so busy. I’m so proud of her for managing a work load, keeping up with college for all of these years and still managing to have a pretty fabulous social life.

 

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Addendum: Danica was kind enough to put her outfit on from yesterday so I could retake her picture. What a good girl for humoring her mother.