Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last day of September

Step-mum, Janie (Hazel), at the Bingo.

We all came home Thursday night and on varying days, got sick. Needless to say, I am not in Iowa this week. Very bad head colds that linger on and on. Had a low fever as well. All in the family got it.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Home from KY

It was a really great trip. It rained from Kansas City, almost all the way there. Dad was alot better than I had expected. From what Cheryl said, when she & Russ were there a few months ago, he wasn't doing well at all. I got the Moon Pies (choc & vanilla). We played Bingo with Gwen & Hazel. I knitted a hat for Dad, and hand warmers for Hazel. She gave us what's left of great-grandmother's china, and her set of silver. She also gave us Grandma's tea set, in a crackled jade green, with gold leaf accents, including a gold horse in the bottom of each cup. Haven't done much today, just laundry.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mustang anyone?

I don't know how these things keep happening....... I bought a 2005 baby blue Mustang. Only, it's not mine, it's Timbers'. But I'm the buyer and she's the co-buyer. It's a 5 speed and has leather seats and "grumbles", which is true, as TJ says, is "awesome". Definitely a girl's car. Very pretty. I'll post a picture soon. We picked it up on Friday evening, then switched my car for Bobbi's Explorer and came home. Timber has a birthday tomorrow, and we'll be on our way to Dad's in Marrowbone, KY by 3am at the latest (that's the plan). Cheryl will bake a cake and we'll make tacos when we get there. We are going to me exhusband's house this morning and I'm going to pick up his electric fencer, and hopefully not stay long. We have to pack up, clean out Bobbi's truck, and get ready to go tonight.
I dropped Mom off at First Med cause her ankle has gotten worse. Went to D&D and arranged for 4 better tires & an alignment on the Explorer. Walked to Mass St., got my bearings and found Yarn Barn. Bought a skein of navy Cascade 220, and a Noro sub, self striping, and the kind lady wound them up for me. While I was waiting (they have an awesome swift), Mel called and she was right there on Mass. Parked and came in. We walked down a ways, went into a few antique shops, and the barber shop. Bought shampoo & conditioner by Redkin in Blonde Glam (for me) for $10 a bottle. D&D Tire called and reported they were putting the tires on and did I want the white letters in or out? I said, we're girls and we don't care, do whatever you thing looks best and how much longer? He said after the tires, then an hour for the 4 wheel alignment. So Mel and I went back to First Med and got Mom, who is in an ankle brace, and they want to sue the hotel where she hurt her ankle, cause she was looking at the food and not the stairs. They saw a "spot" on the Xray at her ankle bone, but don't know exactly what it is, so she has to have another xray in 2 weeks, and use a walker (which we have to pick up in Perry today, borrowing from Machell's mom) and stay off it. She will have the 2 dogs to take care of while we're gone. Note: need to talk to Kenny and write him a lunch check today. Starving to death, we went around the corner to El Mezcal's and had chicken chimis, and tostaguac, and huevos rancheros, respectedly. Went to Michaels to get Mom more yarn, and then the truck was done. $256 later, we went home and I had a horrible nap. Cold and woke up achey. Cast on for Dad's hat (Turn a square) did one row straight after joining in the round, and should have ribbed. Started ribbing and then TJ, Cheryl & I took off in the Mustang. I drove and not badly, to WalMart, got Mom's prescription, and coffee & stuff, and then went to the casino. Cheryl drove, and killed it multiple times. 5speed manual is harder than 18 truck gears, and that is the factual truth, my friends.....
So, here we are, Sat morning, at 7:43am, and no one is up but me, writing this. I have a skein of African Violet Malabrigo sock yarn, tracked in KC this morning, so won't get here till Monday, when I'm gone. That will be another Ishbel for me. Hopefully. If I can figure out the lace on this midnight blue Lavold silky wool one I'm almost to the lace part on.
Help me, I'm an idiot.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Too much.

You know, I bring this shit on myself. I asked for an extra day of vacation (tomorrow) cause I have so much to do. So now I have to take Bobbi's truck in to get front tires put on "and figure out if something's messed up underneath somewhere). I have to do IF's schedule today, and mine, cause Teresa is taking supervisor's class in Des Moines. I trained this supervisor and now I'm her backup. I'm very very proud of her (except her dates suck but I understand why she does it), and I am not a supervisor. Some hate it when I say I am just a scheduler, but the truth hurts, huh, boss? I know what I am, and I can't say I'm not recognized for it, but that's the way my special life goes. I bring too much on myself, and stress out, and sometimes have a black day. Some days I'm so high, I know I shine like the sun. The in-between days are lost in the fog. There's a medical term for this condition, but of course, it's on the tip of my tongue and I can't find the word. I know what I mean though. We leave for Kentucky on Sunday morning, and that trip will be a roller coaster of highs & lows. Dad's Parkinson's is such a contrast to the free moving, physical person I remember him to be. Then we get back and I leave for Iowa on the following Monday. Ran out of elec. rope for the fence, and the charger's f'ed up. Tucker gets his manliness removed on Friday, just for me. That bothers me a bit. Anyway, off to a day of highs & lows, and I hope it's bright as a comet streaking through a black night!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finishing the fence

The plan is to finish the fence and feeder today. We leave for Kentucky a week from today, and then I'm in Iowa for another week, so I'll try to bring Griff home on the 3rd of Oct. This month sure is flying by. Bought a power saw yesterday, so that will be scary. Maybe I can work on my room this afternoon. Need to move bookcases around, hang up my laundry. Michaels is still having a sale on artist (Timbers) and yarn (Mom needs another skein of baby pink to finish that baby blanket and might as well get another of Peony for booties and/or hat to match). Caron is not on sale, but should get one or two more skeins for that circular throw she started last night. Need to take pictures today and we'll see if I can start posting them here.

Bought some Irish oatmeal so I'll go cook some up right now.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Short week, ok?

The mammogram & sonogram seemed to go fine. The on the spot diagnosis was cysts. Results will be sent to the first doctor she saw in a few days. She doesn't know where they go from there. I think she feels a little better, but like me, doesn't trust it fully until 100% confirmed.

I cast on Ishbel, a little shawlette pattern all over the blogs, in indigo silky wool. The stockinette increases are easy, easy, but there is much more lace involved not too far down. I should put it aside for now, and kick out some hand warmers for the step-mom and start a hat for Dad, since we'll be going there in less than 2 weeks. I should look for a hand held texas poker game for TJ for her birthday, since we'll be taking Bob's SUV on the 10 hour road trip. I did pay for the tickets to the Blink concert for her & her sister, which they loved, but she deserves a little something more.

Alot going on at work, which is good, alot of stress, which is bad. Called a meeting today at 11:30, but the big boss can't come, so wants a summary sent out afterward. Must remember to take notes.

I want to plan on going to TSC after work to get the rest of the fence stuff. Hope I can push through the after work tiredness.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day of 9's

My sister goes in for a diagnostic mammogram today. She has a lump on both sides. Goddess grant they are nothing but benign. Kenny has 3 Fs in school and outright lied to me. Was hurting too bad to go to school, but decided to go to work. Bad decisions in all. Rained yesterday, raining this morning. Need to decide things myself. Need to finish things. Need to start things. Goddess grant me wisdom and help me with all things. Thank you for your many blessings.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day weekend

My sister's birthday was Friday, so we went to her favorite place - the casino. Had a good time. Didn't do well on keno, so I went to the slots. Did alright there. Nothing spectacular but had money in my wallet when we left. Had the breakfast buffet with a coupon, so it cost me about $7.

Washed out the feed bins & new feed pan, put together the auto waterer and washed it, and my blue bucket. Didn't find the red one. Nailed a board onto the 2X4s inside the run in shed, to hold the feed pan. Haven't hammered a nail into anything that thick before. It took some effort. Did some mowing. Will be going to TSC today to fill my list. My nephew & son will need to set Tposts, do some digging, and nail some more boards for me today. Going to have to really push to get the fence wired up, and the battery charged so I can get Griff home!

Birthday dinner planned tonight, too.