Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another Project, Finished!

  • So, here is my most recent finished project. It's a big granny square afghan. It's well over 6 feet long, and over 4 feet wide. I was kinda worried that it's so much narrower than I thought it would be when I started it, but now I'm figuring that it's still wide enough to be a good afghan. It'll make a great one for snuggling under on the couch. Esp. for the hubby on the night's he elects to sleep out there instead of in bed where he belongs. I was also rather worried that it might look TOO retro, with patches of pumpkin and gold and brown. But evidently combining it with the merlot and cream and a slightley blue-ish green, as well as the cornmeal colored edging, toned down the retro-ness of the other 3 colors. So, it's a nice autumnal colored afghan without being over the top & too 70's-ish. *grin* It's a good thing I didn't pick "avacado" green instead of the sagey color I did.
  • Now to finish up a couple of shawls. But, this is 2 down of the afghans I'd listed in my "to be finished" list a while back. I think I've got one more afghan somewhere that needs to be done. I may put that one off for a good while longer though. *wink*

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    Thanks for the comments about Tay's sleeping. *grin* Even if I must take them with a grain of salt (and a squeeze of lime???), they were sufficent to make me chuckle.
  • Tay slept considerably better last night (seemed to think the previous night was because it was too bright in her room. I know that we have light all night now, but dang.... She was born & raised here, this shouldn't be bothering her. So, we put the quilt back up over her window last night before she went to bed. She said that it helped a LOT. *sigh* We REALLY need to get a black-out screen on her window. I don't want that heavy quilt on the window all summer, and I'd like her to be able to get some natural light in there during the day instead of relying on artificial light. *shrug* Just one more thing to be done around here, I guess.
  • Unfortunately _I_ did not sleep any better last night. Had to get up once to use the bathroom, then I tossed & turned ALL NIGHT LONG. Had the wierdest dreams, but I don't remember enough this morning to describe what they were about. Suffice it to say, they didn't make for a restful night. They weren't BAD dreams or nightmares by any means, just wierd. And less-than-restful. And one thing's for sure, our comforter is coming OFF our bed tonight. It gets too dang hot in that room at night to keep the comforter on any longer. Of course, I guess it IS approaching the end of May, so that makes sense.
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    I wound up taking today off work. I don't know WHAT the hell is going on with my body again.... I'm leaning towards allergies this time. Except allergies have never affected me this way: shortness of breath, sore through, nasty head-ache (well, that's normal, but it's usually accompanying nasty sinus pressure), dizzy, no sinus pressure or stuffy-ness, body aches. I even had a slight fever on Sunday. Today my throat's so intollerably sore that it's all I can do to force myself to drink water or tea. I haven't eatten anything. My lymph nodes are swollen as well. *sigh* I just cannot figure out what the hell my body's doing lately. I swear that it and my brain are NOT in communication about what is going on. Needless to say, I feel like shit.
  • Anyway, like I said, I took the day off. Tried to take a nap but that's damned near impossible with Tay around. That child is innately noisy. Though she IS apologetic about it today. She knows I'm not feeling well.

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    Now for a Meme that Sian tagged me for a while back.
  • The rules: Are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.
  • 1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
  • I was still a pretty new mom to a little girl approaching her first birthday. She was on the verge of walking. I still didn't have my driver's liscense, so any grocery shopping or what-have-you had to wait until the hubby or one of my parents or inlaws could take me. We lived in a tiny, 1 bedroom basement apartment with a wide-open living/kitchen area and no dining room to speak of. Tay slept in the enormous walk-in-closet in her crib. The hubby and I were having some less-than-thrilling times as a newly-wed couple. He always wanted to be hanging out at his Dad's after work, I wanted him at home helping me out with the kiddo. We fought like cats & dogs and frequently. I was still wearing a size 16 jeans, but just barely and only till the end of the summer. Winter hit and I quickly hit size 18. I greatly missed HS and frequently dreamed about being back there.
  • 2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today- not in any particular order?
  • I don't really have anything on my "to do" list today. I guess it should have looked like this:
  • Wake up and get the kiddo breakfast and check my email & blog.
  • Figure out what to make for dinner
  • Work for 6 hours
  • Come home & make dinner
  • Try to get to bed at a decent time again tonight.
  • 3. Snacks I enjoy.
  • Popcorn, cheeze puffs, almonds, chocolate
  • 4. Places I've lived- Germany, South Dakota, North Pole Alaska.
  • 5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
  • Pay off the house and the home equity loan, THEN the cars. Fix up the house as needed and figure out a way to get some renewable energy source such as solar or wind to power our home at least part of the time. I'd put enough aside to get Tay through a couple of years either in college or a trade school, whichever she decides to do after HS. Get my yard revamped & garden-friendly. Maybe even add a second floor on the house, if that's possible in a modular home. Figure out what the hell is up with my body lately and get Scott's teeth fixed. Bank what's left over.
  • 6. 6 Peeps I want to know more about: I'm going to leave this one open-ended. If you do this meme, let me know so I can come see what you've written.
  • Have a Blessed Day!


sammy_bunny said...


Kris said...

The afghan looks really nice! And I did the questions on my blog last night.
Love you!
- Mom

Tori_z said...

The blanket sounds really nice. *Sneaks over to Kati's house and swipes it* LOL!

Hope you're feeling better soon, and that you can get to the bottom of whatever keeps making you feel so rotten very soon. *hugs*

Celticspirit said...

Your blanket is beautiful and you did a great job at keeping all the squares uniform in size!

I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling your best. Maybe you just need some rest and relaxation.

whimsical brainpan said...

The afghan looks great!

I am so sorry that you are still not getting a good night's sleep and I hope you feel better soon.

Sounds like you are in a much better place now than you were ten years ago.