Monday, January 28, 2008

I pass!!

You paid attention during 91% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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Damn and I really didn't think I would score any higher than AmpuT did. It makes me feel better about helping my 2nd grader with his homework. hehe Although there was that one assignment that got sent home after he missed 3 days due to pneumonia. Neither one of us could figure out what the heck the answers were. Turns out it was a vocabulary test that should have had an attached list of words that got left out. Ooops!! So, technically, there was no real way that we could have done it anyway.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Lorna's Laces yarn is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freakin soft.

I just got a skein of Helen's Lace in Chino sent to me. And omg I'm in love!!!! I would post a picture but ummm I can't seem to find my camera at the moment. heh It's a tan color with hints of blue in it. It's going to kill me having to wait to use this yarn. I have 5 shawls on the needles as it is and I just can't cast on another big project right now.

The stealth knitting is moving right along. I've gotten 91 rows done in the last few days. OK so the rows get longer and longer so it is slowing down some but still. lol

OK, gotta put this yarn away so I stop petting it. I want to get back to work.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Yup I'm still here. I'm tired as hell but I'm here.

I swear there is a conspiracy to kill me out there any my subconscious is in on it. lol Thursday I damn near burned my house down. The fumes were damn near enough to do me in too. When I made eggs for breakfast, I somehow left the burner on real low. I had placed my cheapy spatula back in the grease so as to not dirty up the stove top. The spatula was nothing but a mass of melted plastic when I got back to the kitchen after eating. And the smell was horrible. I had such a horrible headache and I kept coughing. Nasty shit man.

Then my damn smoke detector went psycho at 1am Saturday morning. I had gotten up to use the bathroom and it started going nuts. It would beep really loud and in a loud voice say "Low Battery!!!" It repeated this crap every 90 seconds or so. I thought it was one in my son's room or the hallway, so I shut my door and tried to go back to sleep because I knew I didn't have a battery to replace the one in the detector. Well guess what, it was the one in my room. grrrr So, I got the stepladder and I tried to get the damn thing down. No such luck.

After about 20 minutes of trying, I was in tears and damn near hysterical. Every time the detector would go off it was like an explosion in my brain. I felt like I was going nuts. I ended up calling my folks and begging my dad to come and fix the detector for me. It took him about 20 minutes to get here and about 5 to get it fixed. It was near 3 am before I finally got back to sleep only to get up at 4:30 for work. :( I was a very very tired girl Saturday.

Cut to 3am this morning. I thought my ghost was back and bugging me. I rolled over this morning and I could hear a woman's voice saying something. It kept repeating. So, I got up and checked to see if maybe my phone was picking up the neighbor's phone since mine is a cordless. Nope the voice wasn't coming from the phone. The computer was off and so was the tv. I thought it had stopped, so I went back to bed. Then I heard the voice again more clearly and I could hear what it was actually saying. The kid has a Read With Me DVD game thingy and it was going off and saying how to set it with the dvd remote control. Only I wasn't so sure where the hell the damn thing was. lol And this time the voice was coming from a different direction than earlier. I finally found the controller in the hallway and I had to find a screwdriver and take the batteries out.

I never did really get back to sleep this morning. I've had a nasty ass headache all day thanks to that. I had to run the kid to a checkup appointment today and damn near bought it on the icy roads. I watched a car spin out in front of me and end up on the wrong side of the road. Very scary! The doc says that Nick's lungs sound real good. He will get a chest xray next month to make sure that all is clear this time.

Been making real progress on the stealth knitting. It's going along swimmingly. I'm trying to get my yarn straightened out. I've got 3 under bed storage containers full of yarn. hehe Someday I'll get it all up on Ravelry. . . . maybe. lol

Sunday, January 13, 2008


It was a long weekend. I though the brunt of it would be over when I got to my folk's house to get the kid after work. Ummmm no.

I ended up taking my mom to the ER right after getting there. She hasn't been feeling well for a week or so. Some nasty headaches for no real reason. Just feeling icky. Then today she was feeling off and she just got really hot. Her chest and head were really warm and she felt out of sorts. She was crying when she said she wanted me to take her to the doctor. I told her to get her shoes and went to tell my dad that I was taking her in. ( He had been drinking and was in no shape to drive. )

Good news is that it isn't her heart. Her pulse, bp and blood oxygen were all fine. The doctor thinks it might be hormonal or something. She has already gone through the change and had no hot flashes then but that might have been what it was.

I think part of it was stress. First Nick was in the hospital and then he spent 3 1/2 days at her house. He is a good kid but he can be a handful. And I found out that some stuff that I really didn't know about because of my age when it happened. I never really knew how old my grandma was when she died. I had just started 3rd grade. She was only 55. She developed lung cancer at 54 and died a year later. My mom is 54. She just quit smoking 4 months ago. Also within the last year or so, three members of my mom's extended family have developed lung cancer.

So, understandably she is worried. Unfortunately we aren't all that close emotionally. It's really hard to express any sort of emotions around her without worrying how she will react. Hopefully my quick agreement to take her to the doctor and sitting with her the whole time at least partly showed her that I do care. I do wish she and I had the sort of relationship that I am trying to have with my son but it is just so difficult. There have been lots of issues in the past that are hard to let lay.

Ok, I need a shower and some sleep. I was woken up too early this morning. I do believe there was a ghost in my room talking to me. I clearly heard a woman's voice saying something. I couldn't understand the words, but I clearly heard something being said. It was repeated for or five times. I got up and turned on the light trying to figure out where the voice was coming from, but I couldn't find it. Radio, tv and computer speakers were all off. I can't hear the neighbors tv well enough to make out voices at all and it was just after 4am, so not much chance she was up watching tv so loudly I could hear the voices. TJ of course thinks I'm nuts. Forget that he swears there are two different ghosts haunting his house and farm. But they only move things on him. He has never heard them make any noise.

BTW, Nick is doing really well. It's hard to believe he was even sick. He still has 5 days of antibiotics to take.

OK, I'm outta here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Too cute!

I think we should be pretty safe. hehe

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I'm on my way to bed but thought I would update y'all on me and mine.

Nick was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night with pneumonia in his right lung. We stayed over night and we finally got to leave tonight at 6pm. He is doing really good. He is probably going to spend the whole weekend at my folk's house so that he doesn't have to get up early for me to go to work.

He slept pretty good last night but omg hospital beds are not made to be comfy. I didn't sleep for shit. The bed was hard and so was the pillow. I woke with a massive backache and headache.

And now I'm going to hit the sack. 4:30 am comes way too god damn early.

Monday, January 07, 2008

In a fog

For what seems like the umpteenth time in the last 2 months, Iowa is encased in a dense fog. Visibility is maybe half a block. Right now Highway 20 is close on the east bound lanes. There were loads of accidents on the highway today. Both lanes were closed for a while because there was a semi across the one side and almost into the other lanes. So far, one person has died due to the fog in the accident with that semi that closed the road.

I stayed home today. Surprisingly, Nick's school didn't let out early. The only thing the district did special for the weather was to not have buses deliver kids home on the back roads. I can't even imagine finding out that my kid was stranded at school and roads were closed and having to drive to go get them. We thankfully live about 4 blocks from school. Turns out my folks stayed home today too. Mom had the day off work and didn't feel like going anywhere.

Not much knitting going on around here. I've done a few rows on the secret knitting. I've started the edging finally on the Galveston shawl. I didn't think I would ever get there. I finished another hat for the kid. I really need to take a picture of it. I wrote down the directions, but I need to tweak things because there are a few things about the hat that I just don't like.

Ok, I'm off to try and catch up with the 2600 emails I just found in one of my email accounts. Since TJ doesn't have internet at home anymore, I don't check the joke emails as often. I guess they aren't as much fun when I don't have someone to share them with. lol

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Oh sheesh

Now I've really gone and done it. hehe

I just went and bought myself a new car. Well not new new but new to me anyway. It's a 2004 Chevy Impala. It's tan with a tan interior. It's really nice. I've never paid this much for a car before and shocker of all shockers, the bank let me get the loan on my own.

Dad did all the negotiations for me. I so am no good at that sort of thing. Hell I didn't really even pick out the car. He was showing me cars and it was the one that he asked if I wanted to drive. lol We ended up getting $3000 for the old car. That is more than I was paying my folks for it. It was starting to fall apart big time and it was really time to get rid of it.

I'm just tickled that I was able to get the loan on my own. The car is going to be in both mine and my mom's names but that was to save me over 100 bucks in tax rebates because the trade in was in my folk's names. That and I would have had to go get the old car in my name before trading it in.

Now I have to try and clean my garage out. I need to get some 2x4s and build some shelves to put all my totes on and move my freezer against the back wall. I've never had any of my cars in this garage. Always too much stuff in there. hehe

Ok, I'm pooped and I'm freezing my ass off, so I'm gonna hit the sack.