Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Monthly update

I haven't blogged since June, but I think I need to.

My cat, Moustache, died last Sunday. It was almost as bad as losing a child. I miss him every day. I keep thinking I hear him or will see him jump up on the bed. He was the best cat I ever had.

All is well with the kids. Joseph is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, doing an internship at the Santa Fe Opera House. Rachael is home for the summer and working. Daniel is almost through with physical therapy for his knee, working out (as he can) with the football team, and hanging out with his girlfriend. Aaron is doing lots of 11 year old stuff.

I hope all is well with all of you.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For the puppy monster

It was 4 years ago today, that a man in New York who I've never met, lost his son in a drowning accident.

This is for that cute little boy and his dad.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011 contest!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

I've Got an Itch to Stitch!

Do you want to hear something weird? I thought I had my "mid life crisis" when I got divorced (which was only 2 years from my 40 birthday). I was wrong: I had it this spring when my son Joseph turned 21. All of a sudden, it was like "OMG, what have I done with the last 20 years? Wasn't he a baby just the other day?".

I started accumulating a mental list of things I had always wanted to do. Many of them I can't do travel to Europe. But 2 or 3 things hit me, and they were simple ones. Like learn to crochet.

This past week was spring break for me. My good friend Sayre suggested to me that I could teach myself to crochet using YouTube videos. I was skeptical but I did a search and found this one: How to Crochet for the Absolute Beginner. THIS is me!

So, using the video I learned how to chain and single crochet. My first practice piece was supposed to be a dish cloth, but I wasn't counting right, or making the turns from row to row right, so very quickly my rectangle-shaped project was becoming a triangle. After about 5 rows, I started over. The blue piece represents my first completed project. But you see it still has somewhat diagonal sides.

I did the exact same project again, this time in pink. You see that I FINALLY got the corners right. Then I used the video to learn how to make circles. I don't have any projects in mind for something with circles, I just wanted to see if I could do it.

My latest project is a placemat. This required a lighter yarn, which is a little harder for me, and again I failed to count and turn properly. So the sides are coming out uneven and crooked. But I love the colors and the texture. I have decided to finish this off and use it as a decoration or doilie, then start over and do the placemats correctly. I would love to make a set of neat, even placemats for my table.

Anyway, I now have about 8 skeins of yarn waiting for me for different projects. I really like doing it and find that it is serving another good purpose: keeping me away from Farmville! LOL!

Hope you all had a great week!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Catching up.....

Hi, my name is HoosierGirl and I have become a Facebook addict.

Yes, I am spending WAY too much time on Facebook, and subsequently Farmville and Cityville. I REALLY love those games. I know it's silly, but I do.

But I want to get back to blogging. I love to write. And I have so much I want to say.

So, here's what's up in my life:

Joseph turned 21. I had a hard time with that. How can he be 21 when I don't feel like *I* am much over 30? He's doing so well, I just miss my little boy. This is a picture of him on his bday.

Rachael is doing well in school. She came home for spring break (Joseph went to Atlanta to visit his S.O) and it was so great to have her around.

Daniel tore his ACL in his left knee and had to have knee surgery last week. This has been an all-consuming injury. He is doing well in his recovery, but it's slow. The first week was rough for all of us.

Aaron has his ups-and-downs. His grades are up. He can still be VERY difficult in the evenings when all his medicine has worn off. He started soccer this week.

Steven and I are doing well. We have had some really good weekends together. I miss him when he's gone. But all is well. I love him so much.

My work is mostly fine. I am looking into transferring schools. I just don't think I can work for my principal any more. I can't say more.

Hope all is well with all of you.
I will be back. Soon!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Joseph!

Okay, I am officially old. Joseph is 21. My BABY! Ugh!

I am incredibly proud of him - he just accepted an internship for this summer with the Santa Fe Opera!

Happy Birthday to my firstborn! I love you!