Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today Does Not Suck!

Well, the carpet is clean and Di is feeling much better. I felt so so sorry for her, she was very sick and she was afraid she was going to get into trouble; Di is such a good dog. My daughter came home with a carpet cleaner Friday night and cleaned the entire mess. I tried doing the hand thing, but Di was having more incidents than I could keep up with (I quit counting after 30 spots). She finally started feeling better (and quit having “incidents”) Saturday morning. Now life can go on. lolololol

I received some great stuff in the mail Saturday; first, I received the Traveling Charity Blanket from the Whodunit group so I can add my four inches of knitting to it. I am using a pastel baby green (this blanket is all pastels another group is using primary colors) and I haven’t quite decided what type of stitch to use, though I am leaning towards a basket stitch. You can see in the picture how pretty Jane’s and Danielle’s portion is, so I have a ways to go to keep it as nice as theirs is. When the blanket has made the rounds, it will be donated to charity, I think there are 4 blankets going the rounds now, one is only crochet, 2 are knitted, and one is a combination. In the package there were also tea, chocolate and stitch markers. Isn't it fun to get good stuff? :-) Now I have to figure out something great to add to the package for the remaining knitters.

I also received
some yarn and a CD from Rita from a contest she held. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and it is a beautiful color, Hyacinth, it is gorgeous. The CD is a signed copy of the Last Train Home, Live at the Iota; I wasn’t sure how I would like it, but it is great. Thank you Rita!

I notice that my last few posts are a lot of grousing, I hate that. A friend told me it was simply my hormones acting my age (I will be 53 next month.) The funny thing is, this is the first year having a birthday is not depressing to me; it doesn’t bother me so why is it bothering my freaking hormones? I guess it is partially the Big M, (ya think?). I will try to keep the whining and grousing to a minimum in the future, I know it is not pleasant to read and it is not anyone else’s fault that I am having hormone issues.

I have been knitting, very little as Di need so much attention, but I am back to it today!

I hope you are having a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that you Di is feeling better. It's funny how they know when they have done things they shouldn't have. They really do get afraid they will get in trouble.

What a great time for packages to arrive to boost your spirits. I am a firm believer in things happen for reasons and that is why the packages arrived on Saturday!

I also think you should not appoligize for the 'grousing'. We all need to do that at times and the good thing is, we all understand. Well, those of us in the same age categories!! I would imagine my daughters age group of 23 would think I was insane.....oh well...she'll have her day!

Have a good week!

Aunt Kathy said...

Hey it's your blog, feel free to "grouse" lol, you won't scare me away

Glad to see the carpet came clean and Di is feeling better.

I didn't join in on the traveling blanket this time, next time though, it looks great.

Sadie said...

I love getting fun stuff in the mail! I can't wait to see what you add to that blanket... I think it is going to be darling!

Wendy said...

If you are like me your blog is about the only place to "grouse" vent, release and refresh is what I call it....I am sure that we would not read if it bothered us, we just take it in stride...Love the afghan and can't wait to see your contribution to it...

Timiae said...

Poor Di. It's tough to see your baby feel so bad!

I love Wool of the Andes. It felts really nicely and is great without felting as well.

I don't mind the grousing! I think blogs are a place to vent as well as to celebrate and well need both from time to time.

Sue said...

What a nice idea for a charity blanket. Do you get to pick both the color and the stitch?

Go ahead and complain. I think of my blog as my journal with pictures. If someone doesn't like it, they don't have to read it.

rita said...

I don't live a fairytale life, most of us don't (and if you do, please don't tell me!), so if you need to vent, go ahead! It makes me feel like I'm not totally nuts when someone else feels the same way I do!

I'm glad that you (finally) got the package and that the music isn't too annoying! Honestly, if you don't like them, you're welcome to pass it along to someone else. I won't mind! One of my sisters won't even listen to it, no matter what.

Golden Years Gal said...

I wanted to sign in as a follower and it wouldn't let me. Something wrong?