Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! This year I am just not in the holiday mood. I think it's because it's been a rough six months, and all I really want to do is have all my family together. I'm really feeling sadness that my Sister and Brother will not be here for the holidays. I'm not exactly sure why I am feeling it this year, the last time that all of us were together was Christmas 1996.

I just remember growing up, that we always had a houseful on Thanksgiving. They may not all have been family, but I loved it. I loved having so many people in our house. I have two favorite Thanksgivings. One was at my Grandmother's house. She had 8 children, and most of them were there with there families. I was just a child but I still remember that dinner. The other was my first, and only, Thanksgiving without my parents. They had moved to Ca from Virginia and I stayed behind. I had broken up with my boyfriend and a friend took me with him to his Granddaddy's house. It was filled with people all having a good time and I really felt welcome. It was exactly what I needed and I won't ever forget that day either.

I had a doctors appointment on Monday with a new doctor. My first doc was getting a little off track. He kept telling me that I should have chronic fatigue syndrome. I don't. And he would. Not. Listen. He had moved away from a diagnosis of Lupus and had even brought up the possibility of Cancer. Now once I heard that I jumped into action. Found someone willing to see me and give me another opinion. There is no indication of cancer and I was told to put that out of my mind.....ummmmm ok, that will be easy.

So the new doc is leaning toward Lupus again. I have more tests to do, this time specialized tests that will have to be sent to LA to run. I'll go back to this new doc right before Christmas, and the old doc.....I don't think I will be seeing him again.

SO as it stands, we still don't know what is going on. There is still pain in my hand, in my knee, ankle and toes. I am really just emotionally drained from all this. I still don't want to go through all the testing, mostly because I am scared to find anything out.

Maybe this is why I really want my family all around me.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

I never do these but.....










1. Yourself: Emotional

2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): Workaholic

3. Your hair: Curly

4. Your mother: Talkative

5. Your Father: Best

6. Your Favorite Item: Records

7. Your dream last night: none

8. Your Favorite drink: Ice Tea

9. Your Dream Car: JEEP

10. The room you are in: Family

11. Your Ex: Asshole

12. Your fear: Water

13. What you want to be in 10 years? Accountant

14. Who you hung out with last night? Greg

15. What You're Not: Rude

16. Muffins: Blueberry

17. One of Your Wish List Items: Mixer

18. Time: None

19. The Last Thing You Did: Laundry

20. What You Are Wearing: Jeans

21. Your Favorite Weather: Rainy

22. Your Favorite Book: Painted House

23. The Last Thing You Ate: Jr Mints

24. Your Life: Stuck

25. Your Mood: Happy

26. Your best friend: Texas :-(

27. What are you thinking about right now? Menu

28. Your car: MiniVan

29. What are you doing at the moment? Typing

30. Your summer: Lonely

31. Your relationship status: Married :-)

32. What is on your TV? Football

33. What is the weather like? Cold

34. When is the last time you laughed? Afternoon

35. Who do you tag? You :=)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Go look. Yeah, I know, I shouldn't get so excited. But. Go. Look.

KnitWit Momma Stitchmarkers

I know they have been selling out in the LYS but this is my first online store. And I am excited.

Also pretty excited about the order I got yesterday from the Yarn Garden in Portland. Whooooo Hoooooo!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My News

First, my children have been playing quietly all morning. Just as I sit down thinking I can pound out a few homework questions for my Marketing class....they POUNCE!

What ya doing Mom? Can I help Mom? When will I have homework Mom?

So much for getting that done this morning. I think a LONG trip to the playground with Daddy is in order later ;-)

So my big news. Well, for a while now I have been selling my stitchmarkers in a LYS. I decided to change them up a bit and change the packaging. By doing that, they have taken off like you wouldn't believe! Selling out within a week of the store putting them out. So it's been in the works for a while but I am now a legitimate business, at least in the eyes of the Federal Government and the state of California.

So here is my business website

Right now I am just doing wholesale sales. There have been a few big online stores that are interested, and I am much more attractive as a supplier if I do not sell them myself online. There may come a time when I will sell online. Right now I am getting inquiries from all over the US for samples and price sheets. Kind of exciting and scary at the same time. Now Greg would kill me, but not only did I teach him to knit, he also knows how to make stitchmarkers. He's my free labor ;-)
So tell me what you think about my site. Good? Bad? Stick a fork in it?

Oh and one last thing. Now this is kind of funny.... my eyelid has been twitching on and off for about 3 weeks now. I sneeze, it twitches. I yawn, it twitches. I raise my voice, it twitches. I think of all the work I have for school, it twitches. Sooooooo, I'm thinking it's stress. Other than relaxing (can you see me rolling my eyes) got any suggestions to MAKE IT STOP? Unless I point it out, no one can see it so at least I am not scaring small children but come you have any idea how annoying this is!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

So much to show you

And no pictures, well almost no pictures. It's a rainy, snowy at times, day. Just not enough natural light to show off all the beautiful yarns that I have gotten, or to show off my new knitting projects. I am still working on the Koigu Dublin Bay socks, and have started a capelet for myself.

This picture really doesn't do it justice, in fact it looks really bad on here. There was a sample made up at Filati's and it was really cute! I am almost all done, I would be finished but Greg decided to clean up one night while I was in class and the pattern has disappeared!

I got my first package from my SP9 the other day. Some beautiful Claudia Handpained yarn, and a beautiful yarn that is screaming to be a scarf! There was some Recess Peanut Butter Cups too...... WAS is the word :-)

I also got a box from my SP8, Rebecca. The cutest Cow with a rooster on it's back. I LOVE it! It's exactly the type of thing I would buy!

But wait that's not all. Susie sent me a ROAK. I can't even describe the yarn. There are no words. You will have to wait for a sunny day for me to take a picture. Really. How she does it I will never know!

One last bit of news, Katie lost her first tooth today. It's been loose and it's made me so sad! WHY do they have to grow up? She has asked the tooth fairy to please bring 2.00. In bills, not coins! Oh really? Far cry from the quarter that I used to get! Here is Katie and I, when she had a full set of teeth :-)

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I have some big news for my next post, maybe tonight. right now I am going to make Split Pea Soup. It's a perfect day for it! And I have to say thank you to Katie for posting the link to KidZone. It really has saved us today. I think I may have used up a whole tree with all the things that I have printed out!