Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I opened the door and what did I see...

I had to borrow the picture from Joy because I haven't figured out how to send pictures with my new phone (okay my daughters old phone after mine suffered an untimely death)
I am in love with these wonderful fabrics from your Halloween line.
If you haven't yet go check out Joy's blog.
Thank you again Joy for having such a wonderful give away.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Molly's Magazine Giveaway

Molly is giving away a subscription to McCalls quilt mag again this year so pop on over and check it out!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I won :O)

I totally need to "pound my head on the floor until forgiven" I won this darling pattern over at Inch Worm Fabrics I received the pattern about a week ago and being me totally spaced thanking them. So ladies I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart I adore Halloween and I loooooove the pattern. For anyone that is not familiar RUN (now hurry do it) over to there site they have great stuff.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

awesome deal!

okay crappy picture I will see if I can't get a better one.
I went to the thrift store in search of Halloween costume parts and I walked past the purses, see this way cute bag it looks brand new and as I look I see a Kate Spade bar on the front of it. Let me tell you I almost knocked the old lady that was also looking at bags to grab it. I check the price $6.99 I almost died! So I am now the new owner of a beautiful Kate Spade purse. Yea me I love a deal!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Circle-y granny afgain

So I changed the colors from my trial granny squares, I thought the centers looked like daisies and so I added a cute baby pink. I have one more row I think then I am thinking of going around the outside edge but I am not sure.

So this is what I have been obsessing over the last week or so. I need to get on the quilt too cause that will take a while. I also found a pattern for a beautiful blessing dress to crochet as well we will see if I get that done too.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Just so everyone has a chance :O)

To let you know another GO giveaway has popped up on my radar. Now I am trying with everything I have to win one of these so you can go check it out
Here @Milie's Quilting

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Why is a Charlie horse called a Charlie horse?

When I think of horses this is more the image that comes to mind, isn't that what you picture when some one says horse? So then why did someone start calling a muscle cramp a Charlie horse?

So being me I had to look it up (why is this such an important topic to me today you ask? Well let me tell you I have had one in the upper thigh/lower right butt cheek for 24 hours now so I have had a lot of time to think on it)
Anyway, Wikipedia (and you know anything found in Wikipedia is gospel right) says this:
The term may date back to American slang of the 1880s, possibly from the pitcher Charlie "Old Hoss" Radbourn who is said to have suffered from cramps.[8] Another story mentions a horse named Charley that used to work at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox's baseball stadium. In those days, an old, retired horse was often called "Charlie."

How lame is that! I thought I should check with the medical profession to see if they had a better reason.I went to thinking I would get a better idea NOPE! Here is what they say:
The term "charley horse" is generally believed to be American baseball slang. One story involves Charley (Old Hoss) Radbourn (1853-1897) who was rounding third base when he developed a cramp in his leg. As he limped home, a player asked, "What's the matter, Charley Hoss?" "My leg is tied up in knots." Charley replied. From then on, when a baseball player's leg cramped, he called it a charley horse.

Okay so maybe I need to take back my snarky remarks about Wikipedia, Nah!
so the treatment for a Charlie/Charley horse seems to be stretching it out. Well I have tried but since my Yoga Zen Master status has lapsed I find it difficult to get to the particular muscle. I am going to do some more stretches and walk up and down the stairs today to see if that will help. The stairs may kill me so if it does I will be sure to have my DH post my obituary here. It should read something to the effect of I was killed by a pain in the a$$.


a quick post about everyones favorite giveaways

Yup another GO is being given away HERE!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Resident Evil here I come

I hope everyone has lots of fun plans for the weekend.
Mine? I am going with my DD and her friend and her mom to see "Resident Evil" in 3D tonight (not sure I am thrilled with the movie but I am looking forward to the popcorn. yes I know I am not supposed to eat popcorn)
Then first thing tomorrow at the unholy hour for a Saturday of 8 am we have DS2's soccer (football?) game. He is 6 and tiny, they are all so cute out there.
On the list on my relaxing weekend
yard work at the MIL's
pouring the footings for our new deck
yard work at our house
scrubbing the bathrooms
church summer party (I get to hand out watermelon)
grocery shopping

I hope to get a nap in on Sunday afternoon. I hope your weekend is far more relaxing :)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Another great giveaway to let you know about

Linda @Stray Stitches is at it again! Check out her great blog and her wonderful giveaway :O)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Get in under the wire

The quilted fishis having a great giveaway but I believe it ends today so hurry over.

Happy Dance!!!

Back from the ortho, he says Mr A has "good teeth" and we only have to have one pulled in an effort to stop an adult tooth from growing sideways. He said as long as that works he may need a retainer but not necessarily any braces. Can we say WOOHOO!!
HUGS and love,

We're off to see the wizard...

ERRR I mean orthodontist for my middle demon span err I mean child. I will give you the gory details when I return.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Love love love these

I found this wonderful pattern over at Jelly Wares you have to check out the tutorial it is wonderful and these turn out so dang cute. I haven't crochet anything except the trim on baby blankets for a long time I am so excited these turned out so nice.
Enjoy the long weekend, I plan to nap!HUGS,

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ryan's GO giveaway

Ryan is giving away a GO Ryan at I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts I am thinking I should send you all subliminal messages like "you don't want to enter this giveaway" "Carin should be given the GO she needs it " Is it working? do you feel like giving me a GO? :O)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Another GO this one you have until Sept 3

Sherri @A Quilting Life is also giving away a GO and has a great blog so check her out :O)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Must love books:)

The last Saturday morning is August is one of my favorite and most dreaded days, its the annual book sale at the library here.
My favorite because we always pick up enough books to keep me reading until at least Christmas as well as enough for my DD,DH and DS1 too. All for an amazing price
The hard back books are sold for 75 cents and the paperbacks for 50. So this year we got 26 hard backs and 60 paperback books for $35. I love to read so while almost 1/3 of those books are mine I will probably read them all at the latest by Christmas. My DD will have hers read before Halloween and she got more of them than I did. she is something else. :O)

Now why you are asking yourself is it your most dreaded day well a few reasons
*The sale opens at 10 but people start lining up to get in around 7 I think there maybe a few real diehards that are there earlier.
*Its held in the basement of the library so there are no windows no air conditioning, and approx. 250 in the room. can you say sweat?
*I have a bit, okay A LOT of crowd anxiety, This year I couldn't find my anxiety meds to take before we went I had a full blown anxiety attack today. For a while there I thought I was going to die.
*Ebay, what does Ebay have to do with why I dread the book sale well I will tell you people who resell books on Ebay come in force, they swarm the tables looking for popular authors, classics and new books donated for the sale. They will come over and take a whole box you are looking out right from under you. This year the library was much better about controlling them, they had more people working the sale, they wouldn't let people stockpile a bunch of books in a corner someplace and buy them later after they had cleaned out a whole table and they wouldn't let them use scanners to find what the going price was for a particular book.

Anyway as I said in the my title you must LOVE books to put yourself through the craziness of the book sale but if you do you can really clean up on stuff you want to read. I always tell myself I am never doing it again but you wait and see next August I will be back complaining that I can't breath and people are insane but I will also have another whole bookshelf of new books to read. :O)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Amy Butler is being given away

okay at least Amy Butler fat quarters are here to celebrate the amazing remodel of her sewing room

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another give away...

This time for some fun scraps Melissa @Lilac Laneis giveing away her yummy scraps

More GO giveaway's

Kerrielyne @Freckled Whimsey has a give away going on as well as
Heather @a la lode fabric and
Jackie @Canton Village Quilt Works you should check them out!

I survived :O)

So after 4 big ole glasses of barium on an empty stomach, then walking in circles for 45 minutes, at least a dozen x-rays to see the progress of the barium the final "special" x-ray on the tilt table took a big 15 seconds. I was told to drink, drink, drink because in addition to tasting like liquid chalk barium is also really good at making you constipated (WOO HOO)

Dude what a morning!

I am sore and my stomach is thoroughly unhappy but I am surviving and tomorrow is the first day of school for the boys so I will have the place to myself!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Woo hoo another give away!

Just wanted to send you a heads up Paulette @ Sweet P quiltingis giving away a GO

I hate when you have to go in fasting!

So after my trip to the doc last week he sent me for x-rays and blood work the blood work was good, the x-ray showed a loop of bowel is inflamed so today I got to go for an "upper endoscopy" I got to go in fasting SIGH! it was scheduled at 12:15 that was bad enough but then of course everything was late so by the time I got back for my 15 minute procedure and out and was able to eat it was 3 yes 3 PM grumble grumble!

Just a visual for you on the whole "Upper Endoscopy". Good news, no ulcers or anything nasty in my stomach.

Tomorrow the fun continues with an upper bowel x-ray with contrast, Yup I get to fast AGAIN, then drink barium (YUM) then I get to be put on a tilt table and a series of x-rays will show if the reason for the inflammation in the loop of bowel if because of a blockage. If not then we get to wait until I have another attack at which time I am no longer allowed to just take pain meds and tough it out I am sworn to go to the ER.
Oh found a picture of the tilt table, almost as fun as the state fair NOT!!!

HUGS and Love to all,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Looking for input, comments, rude remarks...

This is a neti pot

This would be people using a neti pot

Why would I post this you ask yourself (you know that's what you are asking yourself right after you looked at the pictures and said is that person pouring water up one nostril to have it drain out the other EWWW!)

I post this because I have sinus gunk again, yes that's a technical term ;O) When my sweetie worked at a company that sold yoga equipment this was one of the non-yoga items they sold and every time I get sinus gunk my sweetie tells me I should try this.

So the input, comments, whatever I am looking for is this
*Have you ever used a neti pot? good experience? bad? to bizarre for words?
*Would you poor water up your nose to clean out your sinus?
*If you do decide to use a neti pot do you then need to have your chi adjusted (wait that's Chinese isn't it?)

Your input is always carefully considered before I do it my own way ;O)

wish me luck

I am off this morning to the gastrointestinologist yeah the stomach and intestine guy. I has surgery about 14 years ago and since then off and on I have had problems with scar tissue (adhesion's is what the doc calls them) hanging up bits of my intestines. I have been in the hospital because of it once. BIG FUN!
Anyway so it got better for a long time with only the occasional stabbing, the last few weeks it has gotten worse so hence the Dr. visit. I hope he doesn't want to do any really yucky tests. I will let you know.