Monday, April 28, 2008

Getting Back on the Horse??

Thank you to everyone for the cards, comments to the blog and emails regarding the 3 hits of loss we have had. My mother-in-law and father-in-law wished to be cremated and they have been. Lucy did not indicate her preference, but since I got to decide - and taxidermy was denied by The Big Cheese - I opted for cremation for her too. I joke that the trick will be in not confusing the 3 sets of ashes!! Lucy will come back "home" in a "nice cedar box" and mom and dad in urns.

Here are a few facts you probably did not know, but could come in handy during a lull at your next cocktail party: urns are metal and are sealed- therefore they CANNOT go thru airport security. Urns must be flown in the cargo area of the plane. Human cremanes (spelling??) (translation: ashes of humans) CANNOT go in CARGO, they must go in the passenger cabin and must go thru security via a plastic/non sealed container. Sweet. Do we have to buy them tickets too, or can the sit on our laps?? I know this 'cause the inlaws have plots in Southern California and we are taking them down personally - seems odd to FedEx your parents, you know? So, we are trying to figure out a weekend to do that.

Lucy will stay at home, probably on my dresser or bookcase. I miss her so much and still say "Hey Lucy Goosey - mama's home" when I go home at night. I know, what a dork. But it makes me feel better.

On the knitting front.. I got an old Circular Sock Kniting Machine for our anniversary!! I need to get some crochet threat #10 to "start" it and then do some practice with it.

I had Michelle, a SFS knitter in WI machine knit all my black yarn in to legs for me - so I have all these heals and toes to do.. and then it started to sink in and I said to myself "Self, do you have enough yarn to f inish these fine socks?" and I replied "Oh Shit! Self, I think we messed up - quick place an order at KnitPIcks - Black Essential quick like a bunny".

I have another pair of socks on the DPNs for me.. and got some Footootsie in Half Moon Bay this weekend - its red and bright and cheery and I need that now. I have socks up to my armpits and want to cast on something else. While in SF this weekend I went to ArtFibers or it is FiberArts? anyway, on Sutter - hung out there and got some yarn (a silk/merino blend) and cast on a drop stitich scarf - I have the yarn and pattern for the matching lace wrap, but did not want to cast on 160 stitches - so opted for the scarf as practice.

Hey YarnYenta - lets figure out our CSM together, OK... is yours put together?? Lets play!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Dash

The Dash...

In July 2006, a short 3-minute movie was launched on the Internet called The Dash. Since then, over 40 million people from around the world havewatched it; and over 20,000 a day continue to watch it as a result of people passing it along.The movie has been more successful than anyone could have ever imagine.More importantly, however, it has inspired many, many people toreflect on their lives and ask that all important question, 'Are my priorities where they should be?'I hope you enjoy this movie and share it with those who are close to you

Monday, April 21, 2008

Miss Lucy

Our lovely Miss Lucy lost her battle with cancer today. (March 24, 2001 - April 21, 2008). We had taken her to the vet Thursday, thought perhaps she had a nasty muscle pull. X-ray showed no tumor in her hip - turns out it was not a bone cancer, but another type, it just took over her back right leg. She had her front right amputed in September. I miss her so much -

Friday, April 18, 2008

How to Say "Thank You" to our troops

Ever see someone in uniform and want to say "thanks" but just not sure how?? Check this out:

http://www.gratitud ecampaign. org/fullmovie. php

it has some sound, so if you're at work, turn it down.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What a week....welcome to my pitty party

I am taking this brief opportunity to whine shamelessly... My mom in law died on 3/20/08 - my father in law died on 4/13/08 (Sunday)...ok so that's enough to start making a batch of pitty party cupcakes, right??

Anyone who reads this knows we have our dear lucy - a doberman, who had bone cancer and had one of her front legs amputated in September... she's a lucky lucy dog... so last night she falls and can't get up.. it was like watching a cow with mad cow disease.. it was horrible, she finally did get up, but could not walk well.. I figured this is it.. she had full x-rays a month or so ago, no cancer in the lungs, legs, etc.. but maybe it grew really fast.. bad things happen in 3 - so this is it... i'll have to put my dog down....i take her to the vet this am... thank G*d - no cancer, she apparently pulled a muscle - they gave her a shot of moriphine and steriods...she still can't get up.. and now I have screwed up my back carrying her.. she fell when we got home... get this, the vet techs (2) brought her out to my car on a gurney... ok, so like how am I supposed to get 80 lbs of jello like dog out of the back seat of my car, ladies??

boo hoo.. i am so glad I still have a dog, but my back is KILLING ME. It could be worse right?? So, thank you for coming to my little pitty party.. wipe the frosting off your chin and back to work...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Stupid Blogger

OK, so i just spent i don't know how long locating pictures for a post or two, writing and then hitting publish post - only to get a freakin' error message. ^%$#@. So, bloging budddies.. i leave you with this: I am leaving in the am for the great state of Oklahoma. I'll be gone a week. When I get back - I'll post.. or maybe later today if blogger starts to be good. TTFN.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Q: Why do you knit for Socks For Soldiers?


"If I should die before you wake" written, video recorded and made by a soldier in Iraq.
http://www.axpdf. com/wake/ index.htm

It's a slide show w/audio. Have your box of tissue at the ready. Feel humbled and pick up your pointy sticks. Don't knit socks? Send me some yarn. I'll knit them in your name and send them to SFS (Socks for Soldiers).