OH MY GOD
My head hurts me so badly I think I may gouge out my right eye and die. I painted all the nails on my right hand brown. I made a fried egg sandwich & split it between the kids. I told them if they each ate their half I would give them ice cream. Jeremiah inhaled his. Hannah is squeaking and being weird instead of eating. Par for the course. My house is a mess. I’ve made...
The more I use knitting patterns the more I hate them. 2 years ago I’d never used a pattern for anything, I just figured out in my head how to do what I wanted and went with it. I’m going to knit a Totoro hat for my goddaughter. It’s basically a short row heel shaped hat with flaps. It’s knit from the top down though. I could think of easier ways to do this. But...
Jeremiah's scarf is done!!!
Pics later. My energy for today just gave out. It’s going to be another long day.
It snowed in higher elevation last night. All the mountains all around are totally white. It’s just cold down here in the middle. Things are moving into the finishing stage (which means it’s time to begin other projects). I totally finished one of Dad’s Christmas slippers last night. Ends woven, etc. Cast on the 2nd. Jeremiah’s scarf needs 4 more rows I think and...
boxhounds replied to your post: Troubled Tuesday why doesn’t he talk to the VA? Can’t talk to the VA if he signed a waver saying there wasn’t anything wrong with him. Which is totally stupid because sometimes it takes a while for...
I may be done with Tony’s glove, except for weaving in ends. I will make him close his eyes and try it on him in a little bit. The pie crust was surprisingly flaky. I just ate a piece of pizza Mom made on Sunday. It was delicious. I may have gone a little over board with the red pepper flakes. Now I’m going to drink a little bit of Jack and settle in to relaxing for the night...
Things I want to do before I die number 3,672:
thegreatestshowonearth: Go to Starbucks until fate decides the person above me tells the cashier their name is “Robin” so I can order right after them and say my name is “Batman”. I will follow up and be Two-Face.
The chicken pot pie was delicious! We ate half of it. The Betsy has been picked up. I’m tired of parenting today. I also ache all over, badly. Every day now. This time last year I went to the Dr because I actually thought I might have fibromyalgia. It turned out I was just severely vitamin D deficient. Same time this year all the symptoms are returning. I’ve been taking my...
Chicken Pot Pie
I just made a pie crust in a manner suggesting I had never even had an opportunity to betake in this wonderful thing known as pie. I dumped the water in before I’d mixed the shortening and flour. I rolled out the bottom crust which fell apart and then had to be reworked so much to form the top crust that I’m sure it rivals Mrs. Lovett’s in density and thickness. I cut 3/8ths...
2 out of the 3 kids are asleep. Jeremiah’s going to go lay on my bed & watch a movie. I’m going to go make a potpie and take a shower. It’s finally calm in my house for the day.
shorthairedgirl replied to your post: Troubled Tuesday Will keep your friends in my prayers, and your family too. Thank you. Everyone has troubles, and they in particular have had a lot of them for years, but still… she’s my oldest...
I’ve been having a conversation via text with my dear friend who recently moved to Pennsylvania. The back story on this is last year her husband got back from Afghanistan. This was his 3rd tour of active duty, twice to Afghanistan, once to Iraq. He has severe PTSD but it’s untreated because when the soldiers return home, if they say the have it, they don’t let them go home. ...
10% in 4
I weigh 158.8 15.8 lbs. I’d love to! Ironically, I’m 5’8. Which means my goal and current weight have the same numbers as my height. Wait, that’s probably not ironic. I just haven’t had enough caffeine.
The Late Night Walmart Trip
with Betsy took longer than it usually would have. We picked Tony up for work and headed to Walmart to pick up some grocery things since I hadn’t grocery shopped this week yet. On the way there she said she needed “all the food.” I told her she’d eaten dinner at church, and she said “yes, and they fed us snackies too. But now I’m hungry.” Also on the...
I woke up, woke up Jeremiah, gave him ibuprofen, got him dressed. Woke up Tony, who very grudgingly took Jeremiah to the dentist for me (where he could talk to that black haired bitchy evil receptionist about why a $595 bill became an $1100 bill.) We’re out of milk and bread. I made the girls each an egg (which left 2 eggs each for Jeremiah and Tony; no eggs for me) and hashbrowns. They...
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blondhousewife: Remember the evil Bush administration? How they were going to lock people up at Gitmo and use the hated Patriot act to do it? Remember how that hope and change guy ran on ending the Patriot Act, closing Gitmo and all that other stuff and never did any of it? Quite the opposite in fact, he expanded the powers of the Patriot Act. Today, the US Senate is going to be voting on a...
colloquialisms for ficklechick
I’ve only got two and a half. “Beat you like a red headed step child.” From my Mom, actually. “Sweeter’n dammit.” From my hubby… no idea where this came from but I love it. You can use it for everything, with a little variation. “That’s sweeter’n dammit.” “That’s weirder than dammit”, etc…. And then...
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The Betsy may finally be alseep!
I put her and Hannah to bed at the same time. I went in to lay with them. Hannah went right to sleep. Betsy tossed and turned, she was hot, she was still hot. Veronica usually tells her a bedtime story, that’s why she wanted Veronica here and not the other one. I have no idea who “the other one” is. Did I know a story? No, I usually sing my kids to sleep but I can’t...
A Tony Christmas Present
I haven’t gotten Tony anything yet for Christmas. I need a truck accessory that costs about $350 so Tony says for Christmas instead of getting each other presents we should just but that and call it even. But I still feel weird not giving him anything. So I’m going to knit him that mohawk hat he wants and a pair a semi-fingerless gloves. I cast these gloves on for him tonight. ...
Nope. Jeremiah woke up when he heard the word “Cookies.” I’m watching Return of the King. Again. My lova is on his way home. My tummy hurts from eating cookie dough. It’s almost bed time for now sugared up kids because Jeremiah has a dental appointment to have work done at 9:30am.
Jeremiah fell asleep on the couch at 9 so it is truly a girl’s slumber party now. Hannah and Betsy just made chocolate chip cookies from scratch (with a little help from me.) Now they’ve gotten ahold of one of Tony’s flash lights and they’re sitting behind the front door making shadow puppets.
Oh Encore, How I love you on this all Lord of the Rings, all the time weekend. I’ve had almost 24 continual hours of Middle Earth. I’m in heaven. The kids are going to watch Gnomeo and Juliet in a few minutes. During our brief parting, I will knit. Then I will return to more journeys with hobbits. Until then, Des
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I already had one nap today, which Tony woke me up from. He knows the rules. If I’m asleep, sleep is waaay more important than sex. I told him he was off the hook this time, but next time… the rules buddy. I think nap number 2 is coming up shortly. It’s rainy, he took my truck to work because the brakes went out on his so I have no where to go. The kids look sleepy too.
The Betsy was sad. She’d actually packed a duffel bag of socks, undies and nightshirts so Dad could take her to NJ too. She cried when he left and only took the boys. So she’s going to come have a slumber party at my house tonight! I’ve made her a mushroom jumper. I’m sewing Great-Nanny’s buttons on it right now.
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Home. Time for knitting. holding babies by the light of the Christmas Tree. Watching Lord of the Rings.
We’re also watching Muppet Christmas Carol. They’re doing the tree WITHOUT FIGHTING! I am so happy and blessed feeling, and it’s so nice and peaceful here.
Tonight we’re having a lesson in… what? Patience? Humility? Flexibility? I don’t know. This is anarchy though. My two sisters and two children are putting up the tree for me, while I sit in the chair and try to drum up enough energy to knit (haven’t succeeded yet). They sorted out all the branches in piles according to color. They’re all fluffing the...
A box of noodles, boiled 1/3 of a bag of frozen spinach 1 jar of alfredo sauce 1/4 cup of milk 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese leftover turkey Boil noodle, drain. In the now empty pot put the alfredo sauce, spinach, milk, cheese, and then tear a bunch of pieces off the leftover turkey. Once it’s heated through and the cheese is melted, add the noodles in.
sceneryofme replied to your post: I bought a bottle of Jack on my way home this… does alcohol give you energy? I believe that’s no. 7 on the alcoholic checklist! Not at all. Alcohol actually makes me sleepy (except in beer form, it...
I bought a bottle of Jack on my way home this afternoon. I believe I’ll have the energy to put the tree up after a couple shots.
Deck the halls blah blah
I always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving. However. I’m sick. My house is trashed. I told my sister I’d give her $10 if she’d help me clean the kitchen and the living room today. I haven’t made T’s stocking. I do have shopping to do—I have a bill to pay at a store that wasn’t open last night, I need to grocery shop and we’re out of...