Old Man Winter - 2009
This was what we received from the blizzard that hit the midwest last week. We got rain and freezing rain (mostly just rain) until the end and then we got about 4 inches of snow. Much less than other area’s who received 2 or more feet. Snow on the ground and covering the branches in the trees is such a pretty and peaceful sight, until you have to go out side and deal with it, and besides that it’s cold, brrrrr. 😛
The “Boys” are doing well. They beat the Saints week-end before last, and their old arch rivals the Redskins, this last week-end. They will face another newer arch rival this week-end, the Eagles. If the Cowboys win they will win their division. Woohoo! They’ve had a decent year this year :). I hope they win, but even if they don’t they’ve had an exciting year.
I’m spinning more Llama for my son, I have one spool filled and am working on the 2nd spool. When it’s full I can ply and hopefully will have enough for 2 more skeins. Incase my grand daughter is reading, I am also knitting on your blanket, it’s cosy to sit on the couch and knit in the evening.
Thor, my awesome ferret, is finally finished sheding his summer coat and has a wonderfully soft and warm winter coat. He’s fluffy and beautiful, and I have much less ferret fur to vacum up :P.
My Church is having a New Year’s Eve party Thursday evening. I will be glad to usher out the old and ring in the new, it’s just been one of those kinds of years, so I’m definately ready for the new and hoping for a better New Year.
Wishing all a peaceful and wonderful New Year!
“Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets” 3 Nephi 1:13
May you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, and may the peace of this season be with you through out the New Year.
.It wasn’t snowing yesterday when I went to Church, however this is what it looked like 3 hrs later when Church was over and I was headed home. And more snow storms are predicted for my area through Saturday. Is it Spring yet?
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I finally got enough of the Llama roving spun to make a skein of yarn. Because it’s a little bit heavier than worsted weight I could only get about 80 yards on my spool. I will probably have about 2 more skeins of yarn by the time I am finished. I hope my son will enjoy it, it is a soft yarn and should make a nice scarf. Having a larger spool would be very nice for plying the bulkier yarns so that you have skeins with more yardage. But you use what you have ;P.
Stay warm and enjoy whatever your local weather brings. I’m gonna go turn my heater up ;P.
You've Been Bad
We had our Single Adult Christmas party tonight for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards of my Church. We were told to bring a White Elephant gift. Now my friends will know where my oldest son got his sense of humor from ;P. The glass decanter was something that I found and I bought winter stickers to go on it. I used a craft joke I had seen many years ago that would work with this decanter and bought the mini marshmellows and made the card that I hung on the decanter (you can click on the picture for a larger image). Hehe, it still makes me laugh :P.
The other gift, yes that is a roll of toilet paper that I discovered you can embroider on. I got the embroidery idea from this website , found a cute design and walaa, cuteness :). It’s a very inexpensive way to dress up a bathroom and it got a chuckle or two. 🙂 Anyway these were what the one that ended up with my gift got.
My daughter asked me to embroider frogs on a towel set for a friend who loves frogs. This was one of about 3 different frog designs I had, and I thought this design was probably the nicest.
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You can see in this picture that I did them in different positions to add to the visual on the towels. I thought they turned out pretty cool. Hope her friend will enjoy them.
Oh Holy Night
We had our ward Christmas Program last night. It was wonderful, great food and the program was fun and spiritual. We had two different families do the 12 days of christmas, one was a Hawaiian song and she played the ukulele while some children held up large signs with the words and we all sang with her, the other one was a skit, both were wonderful. A very talented family did a beautiful round with all their family members, and so much more wonderful music from members of our ward. I was the last one to sing, I was sure nervous, but I think it went well.
This is the music I used. I down loaded it from Sally DeFord’s website . She has wonderful sheet music that she has arranged and some mp3s with her beautiful voice singing them. Her music is copyrighted but you can down load and use it for non commercial use. This piece was a solo for the first two verses and then the third verse was congregation but I did the whole thing as a solo. Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song. I’m not sure if it’s a hymn or a carol, but it is my favorite. There is such power and beauty in this song.
Tomorrow I begin my job hunting in earnest. I’ve been scanning the internet sites but I always have better luck going and physically putting in applications. I think it helps that they see who you are and that you are out there looking.
Snow from my balcony
I took this from my balcony when I got home from work tonight. It’s not a lot of snow yet, but it started between 1 to 2 pm. I left early, at 4, to try to beat the traffic and the roads were a nightmare! What usually takes me about 15 min to drive took 40 min. It was slick, and people have forgotten over the summer how to drive in the snow and were trying to take off like normal from a stop at the lights, yep, slipping and sliding. It won’t take them long to remember, just hope they don’t cause an accident in the mean time ;P. There is a blizzard warning out from midnight through midnight Thursday, with winds up to 50 to 60 mph and up to -20 temps. Possible whiteout conditions. Winter is definately here.
I’ll take another picture in the morning and if they tell us not to some into work because of the roads, or delay coming in I’ll try to put the updated picture in here along with the one above.
Snow strom next morning
I took this at about 7am. The winds have picked up so we will have blizzard conditions today with the blowing snow, and they say from 1 to 3 additional inches of snow this morning. The last time I saw a Blizzard here was around 1993, and they closed the Mall, that I worked at, for the day. The place I’m working at has decided on a delayed opening and so I think I will take the bus today and not drive. It’s official we got 12″ of snow over those two days.
I Whisk you a Merry Kiss-mas
With money a bit short, but still wanting to do something for my visiting teaching companion and the sisters we visit teach, I decided to do one of the favorite crafts I learned. It’s easy, fairly cheap, but so cute. You simply buy a nice whisk (they aren’t too much at Walmart), put Hersey Kisses in some clear wrap and stick it inside the whisk. You then make a tag out of card stock saying “I (or We) “Whisk” You a Merry “Kiss-mas”. You can decorate the card and I will probably add some sparkles and/or Christmas stickers to this before giving them. I thought they were so cute when I first saw them, and I still do :).
Still working on the Llama roving and my grand daughter will be unhapapy to learn that I haven’t knit any more on her blanket. But I will have time to work on it as I search for a new job after this coming week, provided the temp agency doesn’t have something right away. It would be nice if they do, but it would be ok, if it took a week so that I can have a vacation (which I haven’t had in over 7 months) even if it is unpaid. The kids and I decided that we were only going to get things for their children this Christmas. Maybe things will be better next year.
Winter has arrived. It’s been in the teens the last couple of nights and 20’s and 30’s in the daytime. We even had snow on Wednesday evening, then off and on Thursday and Friday, tho it didn’t stick, yet. The weather will be getting colder, minus temps will come and snow will abound, I’ll just hunker down for a few months and then before you know it, it will be spring again. I love spring, it’s my favorite time of year, when things turn green again and everything is new.