Friday, September 28, 2007

Grandmother's Flower Garden

This is a ghan that I crocheted a while back. It's called "Grandmothers Flower Garden" It was alot of fun to crochet all the little hex's.... BUT putting them all togather stunk!!! I bribed my mother to help sew them all togather! She really likes doing that stuff so guess what? I let her!

These are a couple of bookmarks that I crocheted. I LOVE doing book marks!!! They are like instant gradification! They don't take to long to make and they are great to have on hand for gifts or to stick in an envelope with a quick note to my friends!

I am really proud at how these fridgies turned out! I made up the pattern as I went. They were sent to my swap partner on crochetville.

Today has been a long day! After work today My mom came up to Sioux Falls and cooked supper! Meatloaf, baked potatoes, and fresh sweet corn! Yummy! It was nice to not have to cook!

I have been trying to do my meds different lately... and it's not going very well. The pain meds that I take during the day are making me very tired and don't seem to be working as well as they did. And the muscle relaxers that I take at night are making me so groggy that I can hardly get up in the morning. It stinks that I have to take any of them.... but it is better than cruches. I feel like a drug addict! I have been having to take like 5 - 8 pills a day.... this coming to me who used to take ibuprophen like twice a year ... maybe! The doctors still have not figured out what is going on. I did have a lab test come back positive... it was called HLA-B27. They tell me that it is a genetic code marker??? I even talked to the doctor about it and it is really complicated. But.... my new chest ex-ray came back good... they said there were no signs of any diseases! That is a good thing! YAHOO! After the last ex-ray and biopsy I was a bit concerned. But things are looking better, now if they could only figure out the deal with my legs I would be happy!

Anyway.... I am off to do some crocheting! Later Tater!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Intro to me

Since this is my first entry I will introduce you to the family... Pets first...
"Jake" is our yellow lab and this is a pic from last winter.... isn't he sweet?
And Arial is our ragdoll cat... I call her princess. She is a very cuddly kitty.
And then there is Lu... the black tomcat who is 15 years old and still catching rabbits!

Here is a pic of me and my hubby Jason. This pic was taken last summer at my sister, Janelle's graduation from nursing school. The graduation took place at Mount Rushmore. Which was fitting since both of her boys Hudson and Nash work at Mount Rushmore!
So I belive that I may be truely addicted to swaps. I think that it may be that you know that the person recieving it really know and appreciates the time, effort and creativity that goes into a project. People that don't crochet or knit don't always "get it". So it makes me happy to send my creations to someone who really will love it as much as I love creating it.
On a different note... about my day... I woke up today at 1:30 in the afternoon! ( yeah I know) But I was up til 4:00 in the morning ... doing what you may be thinking... truth is ... I was crocheting a scarf for my swap partner and it was turning out so nice that I really wanted to see it done! Anyway, after I washed my face and brushed my teeth, I made a huge pot of Potato Soup. It was only 60 degrees out today so it seemed to be soup weather. The recipe I have is really yummy But it makes enough to feed an army! I brought a bowl to my neighbors Jean from Apt. 103 and to Al in Apt 105. Jean is an 84 year old lady that does get out of her house and Al is a bachlor who works for the railroad. Then I called Maxwell and told him to come over and pick up a bowl for him and Tyler to have. I still have 3 containers of soup in the fridge. I also made Meatballs for Mason' birthday tomarrow and tacos for tuesday. So I did a half of a weeks cooking today. Mason's birthday is tomarrow... He is going to be 16! I can't belive it... my "baby" is 16. Anyway... Mason and I took jake out to lake Alvin for awhile so he could go swimming. He had a great time, That dog just loves the water!