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)