Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I started a scarf at AJ's game last night, and finished about half of it. Since he has Scouts tonight, a game on Wednesday, and a Tournament Friday and Saturday, I should finish it, and maybe even something else this week! This scarf is for the sister of one of AJ's team members. The Mom is a substitute teacher, and has worked with Alli many times, and we talk quite a bit at games (basketball, soccer, and baseball). The daughter, Amanda, liked the previous scarf I was working on, and I offered it to her, but the colors weren't really "her" (shades of brown). I had a skein of yarn with me for my next project, and it is purple - much more "her", so it will have a home when it is done. The brown scarf found a home at work yesterday too!
We got Alli's blood draw done yesterday morning - what a breeze! We had less than a 10 minute wait in the lobby, and the techs were very careful to find a good vein and made a good draw first time. We were out in less than 15 minutes! Alli was full of giggles during the wait, and giggles right up until the needle went in. Since I just happened to have some "treats" with me, once the initial shock went away, she was all giggles again. One of the techs' daughter is friends with Alli's daycare provider's daughter, so he recognized her from seeing her at Sandie's house.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I did finish another doily Friday night! I like this one, but...most of my house is done in green, so this one will have to find a new home. I also have a scarf that needs a home, but I think someone at work will like that one. I think I need to take some of my doilies in to work to see if any one likes them. I have toyed with the idea of taking them to the crafter's mall here in town to see if they would sell, but I don't want to have a "booth", just get rid of a few doilies. Another idea is to sell them on e-bay. I don't know if I am ready to get involved with selling on e-bay, but it might be a fun challenge (notice I said "might"!)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I finished it! I had serious issues with the last row, and gave up last night. This morning, I took a look at the picture, and re-read the instructions. I still think the instructions are wrong, but it was easy to see what needed to be done. I am happy with this one - it turned out very nice. Now, to find it a good home!
I scheduled an appointment for Alli with her Neurologist for February 2nd. On Thursday, her teacher was working with her and said Alli's eyes rolled back in her head for a second and then she was just fine. I think it is time to see the doctor! I just hate the drive down and back! Oh well, it is on a Friday, so I get an early start on the weekend at least! (Providing there are no issues at work. I will be home by 2:00 in the afternoon, so if they need me, I can still go to work - bummer!)
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I haven't done much handwork recently. The doily I am working on needs 8 roses done, and I got lazy about doing them. I have three done completely (ends woven in) and 4 more done, ready to have the ends woven in. Just one more, and then I can get the doily finished! I had decided that I don't like piecing doilies - just let me go round and round! I need to get started on Valentines Day and Easter stuff for co-workers. I found a cute heart bookmark to make for VD, but I haven't really even started looking for Easter yet.
I did get all three scarfs done (almost) for the Red Scarf Project. I need to fringe one, and weave in ends on one, and they are ready to go. I need to get them in the mail this week, so they are actually finished! These were a great project for basketball games. I have one more scarf started in blue for a co-worker to finish up, and with a tournament this weekend, I should get it done! Maybe I'll work on my fox at the games too - it is just round and round for another 50 rows!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
I got a call from Alli's speech therapist yesterday at work. She observed a "possible" seizure while she was in the classroom, and just wanted to let me know. Her son has seizures, so she knows what to look for, and still couldn't tell if it was or not, so I am going to think it wasn't! Alli was sitting in her rocking chair quietly (which makes me think she was sleeping!) and the Therapist called her name to go to work. She said Alli didn't respond, and had a "funny" look. When she called again, she responded and seemed to be just fine. (I will monitor her, and talk to her doctor on the next visit though!) I think it was just Alli's quirky way of waking up - it is like her brain wakes up before her body, so she looks weird for a couple of seconds, and then everything catches up her brain. Her speech therapist was very happy to tell me that Alli was "playing" with her using her PEC's. The Therapist said that using humor with language indicates an understanding of language, so she is going to increase the complexity of her PEC's a little bit. (She was having Alli "ask" for pieces of her cookie for snack using a cookie icon, and Alli would hand her a pretzel icon and giggle and giggle.)
AJ got to play in his first basketball game Thursday night. He did pretty well. He told me he didn't do as well as he wanted to, but the coach told him he liked his defence. Not bad! I don't know that it made up for me sitting on the bleachers for 2 1/2 hours, but AJ was happy, and I finished one Red Scarf, and started another.
I felted my clutch during the week. I just need to get a button for it, and it is done! I will post pictures later (when I have natural light). I also started a new doily and another project for me. The project for me is a fake fox stole. I may never finish it, or even wear it if I do finish it, but it is just adorable! I have the head done, I "just" need to do the body and tail, legs and ears. My hope is to have it done by Christmas next year, to use during the "party" time of year. If I ever make it to Eastern Star, it would go well with a formal too!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
AJ has a birthday party today - he will be 14 on Tuesday, so he is having some boys spend the night tonight. Oh Boy - games and pizza! The boys are all good boys, and they are fun to be around. I just really wish it was a summer party, so I could through them outside! The weather is supposed to be good this weekend though, so they may go outside anyway!
Friday, January 05, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
I think I am finally getting some pep back. Last night I managed to cook and clean up! Not that I did a lot of cooking, but there was a lot of clean up! We had fresh crab for dinner - not much to cook, but since I like mine in a salad, I chopped tons of veggies and homemade dressing. AJ just ate his crab as he picked it out of the shell - nothing fancy for him! He was done before I even got all of mine picked. Of course, I was stopped several times to re-provision Alli, and clean her up. She doesn't do crab, so she got leftover steak and instant mash potatoes - which she got everywhere. One of these days, she will eat neatly, but I don't know when! It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't like to feel the texture of her potatoes (with her hands), and then didn't rub her face after she had potatoes on her fingers! Oh well - nothing a nice warm bath won't cure!