Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another day of laughter


As many of you know, I have my mother living with us. It can be very challenging at times. But most of the time we get the giggles at things she says or does. It’s got to be very hard on her to grow old and be dependent on other people. She was always a very independent person. She does a great Emily Litella impression. 



At Christmastime we had her church’s choir here to sing to her. She can’t walk anymore and stays in her recliner all day. So they came to her. When they told her how lovely her house was and how nicely decorated for the holidays, she said thank you. Then she offered them cookies that I have been baking for weeks and they marveled at how she could do all that to HER house and find time to bake. She blushes and says thank you. Never once mentioning that it’s not her house and she didn’t do any of it. But I think she was trying to tell herself she did it. Then the other day came this revelation. We were sitting at the dining room table eating dinner and she looks up and says to me. Why do you have a picture of a black man in jail? I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about. She pointed to this.



Oh yes, I forgot about the picture of  a black man in jail. How silly of me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Fluffing



Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting a Spring Fluffing party and I am so looking forward to Spring I thought I’d play along. I’m not at good as those girls but I have been doing a little fluffing of my own.


I have a new Spring Wreath that I love.



Of course there’s some nests.



And then my old favorites.




Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mad Color Weave Socks

Good morning. I’ve been really taking it easy for the last week. My mother went out of town to visit her sisters. So Tom and I had the house to ourselves. We painted the living room and dining room, which turned out to be a huge project. But everything is done and my mom is home. I have been working on these socks and I just love them.

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It’s a really fun pattern for me and it’s free on Ravelry.

Tom and I also took a quick trip to Springfield just to get away for a night. We had a really good time. Here he is with young Abe at the Lincoln museum.

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And of course we had to get a family photo.

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We had never been down there since it opened and I’ve got to tell you. It was really interesting. I found a lot of things that I didn’t know about him.

Also, I am so bad. When my father-in-law died I was very busy and I got 3 wonderful swap packages from people. In my haste I forgot to post the swap package! It was from Angela and she spun some yarn for me that is to die for. This is all the stuff she had in the package. As you can see it’s awesome.

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Here’s a close up of that scarf. It’s so intricate and beautiful.

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I wish I had the time to spin! I can’t wait to find the perfect pattern for it. Thanks Angela.