Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Our daugther, who will be 23 next week, has been going to cosmetology school since Jan. 2007. She was suppose to graduate Feb. 2008. Well, I guess things happen, and her graduation date was moved to Sept. 20, 2008. This date is getting closer now. I know she has been having trouble at the school with a teacher. She is suppose to finish her books in order before she moves on to another one. But according to her, they won't help her to test out. She has to have a teacher sign out on her book. This way no one can say that she forged anything (there was a major problem with this with other students forging signatures). Well, she is still in book 3, only has one more test for that book. It's finger waves.. something simple, but according to daughter, the teacher won't take the time to watch her do it. I have a call into the school today, but they have not returned it.
I know my daughter is not perfect. I know that she misses on the average one day a week. She was in a roll over acciden back in Oct. 2006, and now has back pains. Well, I found out today that she missed yesterday and today!! I asked her if there is anything else I should know before I talk to the owner. She said no.. just that she was not there yesterday or today.
I really thought that she was at school. I am heart broken, upset, disgusted and other things right now.
Her boyfriend lives with us as well. Back when they lived together, he promised me that she would go every day. He knew how important it was to her/me/us.
I don't know if I can still hold him to this promise anymore.
I want to scream at them. But I know I wont. I've talked to them about how important it is that she attend daily. If she doesn't, she could lose the VA benefits, and then have to repay them because she didnt complete the agreement with them.
I feel like crying. I want to yell at them. But what good will it do? I'm so upset, that I can't even crochet right now. I don't want to put any bad energy into what I'm making (btw, it's a sweater for daughter).
I'm at my wits end right now.

Friday, March 07, 2008

It's really been nice since the kids have moved out. Hubby's blood pressure is starting to come down. Very good sign!!!
Since the kids moved out and down to Texas now, they don't call us. I've called them several times and left messages for them. I've called at different times during the day, and a few times in the evening. Guess they are upset at us. Not sure why. Son's cell phone is disconnected, only because he has not paid the bill. He can get the money and take it to any US Cellular and pay it there. Then it will get turned back on. tsk tsk

I am almost finished with making my cousin another "Name in Filet". Just have to do the other end of it. Then my cousin has tea towels that she wants done up. Told her.. No problem.. you just supply the towels and yarns, and I won't charge you for them.
Been trying to keep myself healthy. This cough is bad. Had a terrible coughing fit last night during a program on PBS. Celtic Thunder. They were really good, then after that, came the "Blue Man Group". They are funny. They will be here in Tulsa on april 5 at the Maybe Center. Hubby would like to go and see them. Will think about it *w*

Saturday, March 01, 2008

About Time =)

I would like to thank each and everyone of you that sent squares for my grandsons. I finally got them all put together. The grandsons just love them!!
*note on the youngest one Dalton. When I requested the squares, we did not have him in our custody. He was living with his Aunt in another state.

Their mom was really being a pain. She went to the court house and had the charges dropped down to a misdemeanor. So he got out of jail and she was taking him home, but then decided that she wanted to be with him. Had lots of names for her at this point. Don't know what changed her mind again about him, could be the fact that he already hurt her by grabbing her wrists, or locking himself in her truck and not letting her go anywhere.
But she finally realized what she had with our son (my stepson), and now, they have moved to Texas. They left last night. I will sure miss the grandsons.
Yes, there is a little more that I have not posted here about what went on, but I figure it's best for all concerned to not post it. I'm giving her, yet another chance, to start over and not mess it yet again. I pray that the move was the best thing for them all.

I have been working on my daughter's blanket for several months now. I finally finished it as well. It's very big. King Size Big.. lol. Had to have our son and daughter's boyfriend to hold it up. They are both near 6', and there is still some of it on the floor. 3x5 squares. One row is right side up, and the next row is upside down. This way, you don't have to worry about which end is up.. LOL

I really hope all these images are clickable.. lol

Thank you all again for helping with squares.
I really love the people from Crochetville!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Americana Throw

Phheeewwww... finally finished it.
It only took me about 3 months to finish it. Of course, I only worked on it in the evenings. I am very proud of myself. I've never done anything like that before. The Throw is worked up in strip's, then attached as you finished them.
I did have to order extra yarn for it. It is a kit from MaryMaxim. I was told that the creater of the Throw "only used 7 skeins of the blue". I did use the right size hook and the gauge was right one. So I don't know how I managed to use up 10 skeins of blue. Had enough of the red, the white, that was just enough. Maybe 2yds of that left over.. lol.
I've donated the Throw to the local DAV (Disabled American Veterans) for a raffle to help them raise some money.
Enjoy the pic's!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Blah Monday

Here it is Monday morning and I feel blah. Yesterday, all I did was sleep. I've got a cold and it's moving down into my chest, so I've been on nyquil to help me sleep. I really think I got caught up yesterday.. lol
Not only feeling blah, I haven't been in the mood to crochet *Yikes*, not good, I need to get this blanket done for Heather. Am on row 98 out of 124. Then I get to start on another one, just like that one for Rachel (both our daughters), in the same color. YIPPIE!!!
I will be the first to admit that I am not the best house keeper. But at times, I do feel like cleaning EVERYTHING. This is NOT one of those times.. lol
I did get to chat with my bestest friend in Australia this morning. That really lifted up my spirits. We've been missing each other on yahoo for the past month or so. She told me that she still reads my blog. =)
That made me want to post here today. I do have counter on here, but no one replies to the posts, so I don't know what is going on.. lol, maybe I don't wanna know what they are thinking. I've thought about closing this blogger. I just don't crochet fast enough to post items, I don't read that many books. My life is a bore right now. Don't get me wrong. I love my life and family. Just that I am stuck in a rut with my crocheting. Funny how it affects everything else around me.
I've also been wanting to try and a penpal in Scotland or Ireland. Not sure why, just that they sound lovely. Then I thought, I have a best friend in Australia, and we only yahoo chat, so why not just send her a snail mail post? Maybe even a box with some yarn and thread. So I just might do that. I won't post on here what I got her until she recieves the box.. lol :P~~~~~
Love you Alison.. thanks for being there for me!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Woolie Swap

I got a package today!!!!!!!!!
It's from my swap partner AndiM. I was so excited to open it. Very pretty box too. I didnt want to rip it in any way. Was very surprised to see everything in there. Andi... your a great swap partner (((((Crochet Hugs)))))

Here is a list of the items that was in the box.
2 Skeins of Paton Wool in "That's Purple"
2 Skeins of Lions Brand Wool in "Ocean Blues"
1 Skein of Lions Brand Wool in "Purple"
A "You Can Felt It" booklette <--- going to really need this.. THANKS
2 purple Mardi Gras necklaces
Magnet with my Intial on it. "T"
Cute tape measure with teacups on it. Teapot for the holder.. lol
note pad w/purple pansy and butterfly
Box of "Sweet Apple Spice Tea" from Mount of Olive Treasures. Sure smells yummy.
Note from my wonderful swap partner Andi!
WHEW.. that is a lot. I loved this exchange. It was fast..lol

Monday, February 19, 2007

Woolie Wool Yarn Swap

I've signed up for this one. Figured it was time for me to try some wool and see if I like it. I do want to try and felt a purse. Sounds easy enough.
My partner already has my stuff ready to go in the mail...lol. She is fast =)
I need to go to HB and find her wool there. Want to get her something good. Something that she won't purchase for herself. Plus a few little things.
It's good to be in a swap. Get to know people/friends.

Still working on a filet dragonfly blanket for Heather. Am on row 40 of 124. Slow but sure!.. lol I know I will finish it.


Well.. after 2 months of almost calling her parents everyday, they finally got it half-way right. He faxed it over the weekend, but he FORGOT TO SIGN THE DAMN THING!
We also found out that they DID NOT file taxes for the year 2005. The ones they just sent were for 2006. They told her that it was none of her business if they do or don't file taxes. Which in someway they are correct. But they could have told her this 2 months ago so we wouldn't have to go thru all this.
What I want to know... is if they did file for taxes this year already.. how did the mom sign the paperwork when she is in California? How was he able to collect the paperwork from H&R Block without her signature? Too many unanswered questions here.