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Cool & Breezy on a Sunday

And a Monday. Because I can start all the blog posts I want, I just don’t always finish them.

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The weather is cold! (at least for Texas) We went right from Summer to Winter temps. 48 F this morning. I had to put on a pair of hand knit socks for the first time Saturday.  I don’t know how long this is going to last, they’re saying we’ll be back into fall weather (high 80’s during the day and high 60’s at night) by the end of the week. I’ve had all of the windows open and am taking full advantage of it.

Texas and I did an American Horror Story marathon and are ready for the new season. It took a while to get into season one. Season two was better and I’m excited for three to start this week.

Sadly, I’m not doing much of anything else. I broke 3 embroidery hoop things this week and the cold is not playing well with the floppy paw. I’m trying to finish off the two or three socks that I have on the needles, but it is slow going, only being able to do a few rows at a time.

Cookie says I need a sock machine, but being able to find one is not so easy. I’m guessing wool socks weren’t that popular in Texas.

BTW, tomorrow I’ll have been blogging for 9 years. Nine years. Where did the time go?

Happy Monday y’all!

Sunday sky and other unsavory things

It’s faux fall over here. I can wear my zip hoodie in the morning and am reduced to hiding from the mid- to upper 90’s during the day. Some lucky people have snow in their area. Or it’s cold enough to wear hand knits. While that sky may look like rain, they’re saying no more. At least those clouds might keep it cool today.

If someone (aka Texas) doesn’t stop playing “I Love It” I may have to repossess his laptop and iPod. Especially when he plays it at 6 a.m.

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So far, I have failed at the super secret knitting thing. I have everything together, I just haven’t worked on it. The half finished, semi-disemboweled bunny is sitting on the coffee table mocking me every time I think about working on something else.

We may or may not be mentioning that whole CMMDI embroidery thing later in the week. Does anyone remember what October was for?

So, how is your weekend going?

A distant ship’s smoke on the horizon

Somewhere between 6.25 and 7.5 inches.

As I may have mentioned on twitter, bilateral gin and tonics are far better than bilateral tonic spasms. Just sayin’

Rabbit! Well, except for the ears. I’m using different yarn, different needles, and you know how I roll, switching up the pattern to suit my mood.

I have 20 lbs of freshly roasted coffee in my kitchen. Granted, half is for my mom, but still!  It may be his way of showing he loves me. Or that he’s concerned for his life.

Michael started the day almost being hit by a texting driver. (who also almost hit the gas pump he was parked next to) I was greeted by two large bulls having a snack in the front pasture. One was far taller than my princess car. I was going to say I win for the most fun morning, but then I found out his aunt is cruising by later.

I think I may be going to the Mexican market to pick up some candles. Don’t ask.  Texas may have me committed when he sees what is going on.

Happy Thursday y’all!

Happy Jug Day!

Obviously, I should not be knitting in the car. I messed up the cast on/first few rows for this 4 times. 4 times! I was inspired by Sarah’s giant gnome and thought it would be quick and easy to knit and that I could make some decent progress while traveling. HA!

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Because of the busy week I had, I made absolutely no progress on the stitching stuff for this month’s CMMDI. Meh. It’s not like it hasn’t been sitting around for years already.

Next up on the weird travel schedule is the 2013 Rare Neuro-immunoligic Disorders Symposium. Luckily, it is in Dallas and I have Priority Club points to spend.  I will probably not be attending patient day in L.A. this year, (unless a magical pigeon drops a plane ticket in my lap) so at least I”ll get to see Sex Kitten and gain some knowledge.

Besides, I wanted to lose another 30 pounds before I saw those people again. Or something like that. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Happy Jug Day y’all! Stay hydrated!

I think there is a conspiracy afoot*

I need to learn crochet enough to make one of these. I like the stained glass version too.  I think I’m going to end up at the lake for a few hours (or days) picking brains.

I’m running away to Dallas twice this week. Once to be a research subject and once for a luncheon with local NMO peeps and The Wizard. I’m still debating the luncheon. Something about denial and/or just wanting to rest.

Maybe I’ll pretend I’m going and have a day for me away from the farm. Maybe I’ll just meet my husband for lunch in town.

I didn’t get as far as I wanted in the past week, but I started one of these before I met Texas. I guess it’s a win?  I have a goal for next week, so bring on the bad daytime television!

Happy Monday y’all!

*to keep me busy and tired I mean, I started this post at 10 a.m.

Hello September!

This means we’re one month closer to cool. Yes, it is still in the 100’s here. (37+ for you Celsius people)

Thank God all y’all are out having a life this weekend! I finally got caught up on my blogs. Between naps and all that.

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So, here’s the plan. Kind of. Maybe. I have a Sweetheart Tree thing (Blackberry Heart. Fitting if it weren’t cute too) that I’ve let sit for a while. I messed up the count a bit and have to rip out some stitches. Besides, it’s 1 strand over 28 count and I want to finish it before the old takes over my eyes. The other is Pumpkins 4 Sale. I do love me some pumpkins and fall.

Texas is resuming the Sunday breakfast making since the stove is fully functional. He used to like floppy bacon. Until we watched a Monsters Inside Me about trichinosis yesterday. He also used to walk outside barefoot until sometime back in March when we watched one on something some guy picked up walking in his yard.

I’m telling you, that show can be dangerous.

Is anyone else going to watch The Man With the 132 lb Scrotum tonight? It sounds horrifying and yet the medically interesting part of me is thinking “well, that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about”.

Some days, it’s the little things.

Happy Sunday y’all!

 

I think I was hit by a bus*

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SoS ’13 is winding down. YEAH!!! I am one repeat and some ribbing from finishing one pair, have one footie completed and I finished the pair I started during SoS ’12.  Not bad for the arm. (Which I am going to address with a doctor, after much gnashing, wailing and denial)

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With that done, (and eating up 3 months of the year) we needed a plan. So for the September portion of Cookie Made Me Do It, after much** discussion, we’re veering down a different kind of fiber path. Needlework.

Needlework is a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework. The definition may expand to include related textile crafts such as a crochet hook, or tatting shuttles.

Since the definition of it is pretty broad, all y’all can play along. You! Yes! I am talking to you.

Embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, and I think even weavettes should count since you use a needle to weave. Right?!?  And if we’re going down that road, since a crochet hook counts, couldn’t we technically say an orifice hook and some wool counts too?

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In other news, I really need to stop watching Monsters Inside Me. Or I need to make other people watch it with me. (They’re showing 5 or 6 in a row today) It’s interesting and informative, but DUDE!  People who may have certain tendencies for cleanliness probably shouldn’t watch it.

* It’s either the infusion, or someone actually did throw me under the bus somewhere. Just sayin’

**If by much, I mean one blog comment and an e-mail or two. Oh, and not actually asking Cookie this time since she’s busy and tired over there.

And so this is Sunday

A sockless Sunday. During SoS13. Shouldn’t I be knitting one or something? I kind of feel guilty for not having one to show. I mean SoS ends next weekend.

By the way, where did the summer go?

Apparently, I’m having an attack of Catholic guilt today.

I feel the need to apologize for not replying to my blog comments. I read them, I just figure I’ll answer them later, and then later becomes a couple of days or a week. By then, I figure the relevance of my response is nil, nada, zip, zilch.

I’m also feeling guilty about leaving for Dallas for a few days. There are always a ton of things that need to be done here on the farm and although Texas is an adult and can do them, I feel a responsibility to get things done. Of course, no one could ever live up to my standards for cleaning or doing things the proper way. (aka my way)

Granted, I am going  for my infusion, but I’ll be thinking about what may or may not be getting done.

In other news, there is a Brangus heifer on the loose in my neighborhood. She escaped from one of the local vets and there are missing poster ALL OVER TOWN. I’m hoping Texas spots her and brings her home. Although I suspect, she has already been found and relocated, witness protection style, into someone else’s herd.

Happy Sunday y’all