Friday, June 17, 2011

puppy pics

It's June already!

Wow..........June 2011.

Divorce is finally over the done. Last step is to finish emptying the old house. That should be done this weekend................Thank goodness for Coggietm and her Sarge!

My new house is shaping up, well other than the putting away at this point of just stuff and I think that I fell behind on my everyday cleaning! Biggest plus to the whole thing is that I went from over 2000 sq ft down to 1100 and you can only fit so much and there isn't as much to have to clean!

Time management! LOL.

Dark hair and new dress!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost a year later...............

Wow has time flown by! Once I made the decision to make a change in my's all been a whirl wind ride!

New house (to me), divorce (ing), family divorced knitting (not much after Sept. 2010), new job (challenge), new friends, nice guy, new dog, motorcycle, and several new tatts. Oh my! In writing it looks like a lot huh?

This weekend is choc full o'nutz! Going to Coggietm's aka Kari's on Friday night to hang out, knit, spin and drink wine! Saturday is Sheep Shearing day at Shadyside Farm again! Yippee! Get to catch up with my farm owning friends Lona!

Then coming home Saturday night......for a full day Sunday! Detroit Tattoo convention! I think I have an appt.?! Will wonders never end?

Need to post a pic............hmmmmmmmm lets go with new dog.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Why is it that Spring always makes me want to change everything? Is it like the reborn newness of the season or some dang thing? It looks like some changes are coming here at work. Another job is taking off like gang busters pretty much and putting pressure on the man. When the man is under pressure then he puts pressure (stress) on me.
It's kind of like a continuous fire. Everything has to be done right now and it is never fast enough either! Not so good with the demanding types ya know?

Well he has been letting me make my own so-called schedule but is now wanting or demanding a more rigid set up. What he is really saying is that he wants me in the shop from 9-5 mon-fri PERIOD. But the more he is like this the more I rebel. Feeling sheepishly like a teenager now!
But hey I want happy days too right? He creates his own pressure and assumes that I will just take what he dishes out.

I am thinking this is the year of either a small comprimise in change or THE BIG CHANGE. The outcome has yet to be seen. I have many hurdles to jump first. I have a list of things. Now to just start checking them all off the that list. One at a time right? Like one day at a time.

So the first was to get the big bird to the vet for beak and nail trim. Check!
Next was to locate a new home, it was done actually but it fell through so that one is a start over. What it means to me is that I have to pick up the phone, call a total stranger that I met almost 3 years ago and see if he and his family would still like to welcome my bird into their family. UGH! The sheer torture of it. But I guess that I get to at least hide behind the phone for the first or initial call right?

Next is find an attorney and get a meeting. This is so much harder than it seems too! I mean, how do you pick a good one that won't fleece ya? But one that can protect you from another that might just be really vindictive and back stabbing? Trial and error I guess. I have to start by trying. Yellow pages here I come.

Next would be to then make the call, or lay down my demands for a change. If he bites it could work out for both of us at least for a time being. Or just drive the wedge farther. Depends on his animosity for me taking control of me.

Well that is my nutshell for now.......after 5pm and I am going to run outta here (if he lets me). See what I mean. Time to go get lost in knitting..........with a tad bit of socializing thrown in for good measure.
Poof!! I'm gone.

I am feeling..............

I am feeling a bit 'lacey'. What does that mean? Well for some darn reason I am looking at a lot of lace patterns for shawls or shawlettes! Oh and do I wear them? Uh NO. But they look so dang pretty and all.

I am currently working on the CITRON shawlett from I am using a skein of malabrigo lace that I got as a gift from my good 'twin'! Not that I am the bad twin either........she is just soooo good to me! I love the simplicity of the pattern and even though it is not a lace pattern purse' it is using a lace weight yarn. So it is a sorta kinda thing. I know photo please.

Ok I have also picked another pattern that seems to be peoples favorite and it is Ishbel by Ysolda Teauge. Very popular pattern. I picked up a funky variegated type yarn at Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio in Lansing along with two others that are plain colors like dark gray and light beige. The light beige has a ton of yardage like 1300 and I thought that if this bug really takes hold........I could always dye it, hand dye it or whatever makes me smile at the time I do something with it! Right?

I also have recently joined a swap on Ravelry in the High Fiber Diet group for swapping seasons and my partner (secret) also likes lace yarns. Yeah might have to go back and get her a prettier color! She like neutrals but likes red, pink, and blue too! hmmmmmmmm Maybe I will get something I can dye. Make it a one of a kind.........yup there we go!!

The sun is shining today, rained yesterday.........glad that's over!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Little Girl's shrugs

Top one is for Madison and the bottom one is for Abygail.
I sure hope they love them as much as I loved making them! This is a really easy pattern, quick and with great results!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Funny, I sit here watching a MJ special on the FUSE channel (never heard of it) but the special is just awesome. I mean watching MJ puts a smile on my face. Why? Well that was back in the days when everything was just 'easy' LOL!
Watching Thriller is just awesome! Have always loved that vid. Such a shame and waste that his life was cut short. He had more talent and creativity than he could outwardly express.

Some days I feel like that. I mean I have so many things, ideas etc. and just want to make them all happen! I guess I will be making strides in that direction for this year. Last year was a 'trying' year. Trying to make it work, trying to be in love, trying to be loved. Thinking that I might have wasted another year with the trying.

Well off to cook the dinner that if I was on my own I would only be cooking because I 'wanted' to cook it but not because I feel I 'have' to cook it. Having to have to do things just makes me want to rebel. LOL. Too old to be a teenager........but not to old to finally be ME.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


-- Post From My iPhone

What a day!

Wow today is just a totally off day! I mean first I couldn't get outta bed. Then tried to schedule a meet with vendor, I coordinated to pick up rental van on the way only to find out he wasn't where he said he was! So I rent van, backtrack and sit in parking lot waiting! He finally showed and points out that the rental has a flat as a pncake tire!!! UGH!! What next?

Waiting for tie change, sorry putting my foot down here I AM NOT I repeat NOT changing this dang tire!

As soon as guy gets here I am going into panera bread get some lunch and relax until I am ready to move. Eh why fight it right?!?!?

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Tomorrow is Monday! Oh and it is the 15th of March also. This will be my day for a procedure called Nova Sure. Outpatient surgery, uterine ablation. Hoping for lighter periods or even better, no period. But for sure it has to end up as a monthly relief. LOL.

In the meantime, I have been knitting. Finished one Little Girl's shrug and working on a second one. Both of the older granddaughters 4 and 6 year olds wear the same size. So it is very easy to double up on items!
The youngest 2 granddaughters are 17 months and the other is 21 months. And yes they too wear the same size LOL!

Am I the only one that hates the time change? Spring forward ugh! Today I didn't get up early and I took my time going into work to do some paperwork, came home and it was only 2:30pm. What the heck? I mean it felt like it should have be 5pm. I took a nap. It's now about 9:30pm and I am ready for bed already.