Showing posts from October, 2013

mitts n sox mailed to CRR

four pr mittens, one pr small adult sox, two pr baby sox mailed today to Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. It's already cold up there.

My Favorite Writing Quotes

My Favorite Writing Quotes
All totally stolen from Yarn-A-Go-Go by Rachael Herron  At the moment of commitment, the  universe conspires to assist you. GOETHE

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. GLORIA STEINEM
Write about it by day, and dream about it by night. E.B. WHITE
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. E. B. WHITE

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. THOMAS EDISON
In fiction, veracity is nice...but believability is all that you're really required to provide and all that your audience has a right to expect. ROBERT MASELLO - Robert's Rules of Writing
 Anybody who shifts gears when he writes for children is likely to wind up stripping his gears. E.B. WHITE
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. LOUIS L'AMOUR
I’m like a big old hen. I can’t clu…

cataract surgery

Had my right eye operated on today-  I am watching TV without glasses. I have worn glasses since I was 12 ( I am now on Medicare). And I can read the words on the screen!

My right eye is now better than my left. I will still have to wear glasses for that reason, and my left cataract is not nearly ready for surgery yet...

I have been nearsighted all my life. But now it seems my distance vision may be better...

So, I've been sewing - and I started a new job

about 16 1/2" wide at the top x 12" tall x 4" deep 
Bought the pattern and fabric in Panama CIty. 
Love it! 

about 17" by 18" - I have wanted to try a twister pattern for a while.. bought this template from an online friend who got it from Primitive Gatherings. 
- turned out to be quite small. - not the smallest- there is a teeny tiny twister too. I sure am glad I didn't get that one! 
The problem with the wister idea is that there is so uch wasted fabric - so I cut out smaller squares from the scraps. These end up one inch squares: 

AND in unrelated news, I am the new children's coordinator librarian at the local library. Since I worked in libraries from 7th grade all the way through the year after my Bachelor's degree(four different organizations), perhaps it was fate that that's where I have ended up...

My favorite dogs

My favorite dogs We traveled to Florida to see our newest grandson, and took these two with us. They traveled extremely well, with no accidents of any kind. They seemed to love FL. These pictures were taken by Jer, I think from IN the pool. In the top picture, you can see where Bridget's leg was shaved for her IV.
Yes, that's another whole story. About two weeks before our trip, Bridget had been feeling poorly, some diarrhea, some vomiting, lethargy. She finally refused to eat -VERY unlike herself, and stopped standing up or really, moving at all. But she is diabetic. So when she wouldn't eat, we didn't give her insulin. Then she began drinking water constantly, and then immediately throwing it up. We took her to the vet. He said she had a systemic infection, gave her tons of antibiotics, and said not to give her insulin unless she was eating.
The next day, she was worse, and started having seizures. I drove her to the vet's other office (half an hour away), and s…


What a great way to get started journaling - just saw this on a blog...

I'm feeling ...  I'm seeing ...
I'm hearing ...  I'm thinking ...
I'm planning ... 
I'm going ...  I'm reading ...  I'm wearing ...  I'm cooking ...  I'm creating ... I'm enjoying ...  I'm sharing ... 
But I wouldn't want to do every line every day - most days would say I'm feeling tired from work, or I'm going to work. And I rarely cook.
So.. maybe just a few each day - two or three?
I'm feeling ...really tired after my first day at the library - not used to being on my feet all day.
I'm seeing ...perfect weather -moderate temps, partly cloudy - though the creek was really high this past weekend.
I'm creating ...more mittnz for Cheyenne River - Got two pr done, and Jerry asked me for finger-free mittens. Finished those in FL (Hahaha- knitting mittens under the pier on ST Andrews beach)
I'm enjoying ... chicken salad made by my daughter - chicken, onions, a…