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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dental Work

I have had more dental work done this week. I am dealing with the soreness by taking naps when I get to sore or tired.  I still am managing to get some cleaning and organazing done.

I am still In my hat phase and started on today.  I even got some spinning done while waiting for our slow stream of trick or treaters tonight. Well it seems like it has been a very long day, so I am calling it an early night and hope that Eric sleeps through the night tonight.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Not Really a Day Off

Today was my version of a day off   I did the laundry, errands, a dental appointment,paperwork, cleaning, knitting, a car wash and gas agter i picked eric up from day program   I also think I came up with a safe way to deal with road rage and tail haters. I simply let them pass and slow down as needed. Wave them in front of me and resume my trip with our tension.

Well it is going to be very busy again tomorrow so it's time to call it a night.  Those in Sandy's path please be safe and find some high ground.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Busy but Slow

This weekend seemed very busy. Yet at the same time went very slowly. Most of my chores got done. I still have a few carry overs until Monday. I have been averaging a finished knitted object every other day.  Now to just make the time to weave in the ends.

I have come to the sad conclusion that my kids are just not that into sports. After a Special Olympics event for Eric on Saturday, I had to promise him that there would be no more sporting competitions in his future in order to get him to go to sleep.

I am waiting to see when he goes to sleep so I can too. I hope you have a fun and busy week ahead.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I seem to be stuck on hats lately.  In the last 2 weeks I have finished 6 and put another one one The  needles today. I also took the unusual step of adding more yarn to the hat basket. Normally I get it as empty as possible and then tuck it in a corner waiting for odds and ends to be added.  This might just be the month of the hat.  So of you have been promised hand knits for charity events it will proably involve hats this year.

On the house cleaning side of things the pantry is 95% finished.  It was like an archeological dig. With 10-05 being the oldest date. How this item slipped through so many times I do not know. John was very gracious in bring the barrel out to The curb for trash night. Did I mention he also brought home dinner and did one of my errands for me too?

Well it has been a long day with a trip to the dentist thrown in for fun. I am very tired so I will keep this blog very short tonight.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hump Day, Better Know as Wednesday

Today I got a lot of things done around the house.  I managed to rearrange 2 shelfs of the pantry. Clear a large chunk of the kitchen counter. I also took Eric grocery shopping with me after his day program.  We do make a very long train in the store.

I made it to the Arthritis expo at the JCC this morning and heard some great talks. Won a cool green t-shirt for Eric.  I also managed to knit 3/4 of a hat while I was there too.

On the long term todo list I found a grown up doctor for Eric.  Well I have a busy day lined up for tomorrow. So good night all.

Monday, October 22, 2012

More Cleaning

I spent the entire day cleaning. Good progress was made. The only thing I could not find was the pattern to my June yarn club called Baldersquash.

Well since I fell asleep during the debate, I think it's  time to call it a night.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Back to Normal

I took a break from blogging, knitting and spinning because I was busy getting ready for my mom's visit. I had a great visit with my mom but she has decided that even though Tucson has changed quite a bit since she left it is not where she wants to live.

I am continuing to organize the house, but I have started taking time to knit and get a few things out of the need to sew/repair basket. I got 4 items repaired today. I still need to find time for spinning. I really think my spinning wheel and drop spindles have forgotten who I am.

Well its getting late and I have a very busy week ahead of me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

From Not a Size 2

Dear Clothing Sales Person,

This is an open letter to help you understand me your customer a little better. I hate to be knit picky but...I am not a size 2 and deserve the same treatment that you gave the size 2 customer.

When I come in telling you I need new clothes because I have lost a lot of weight please don't do the following:

1. Look at me like I am the elephant in the room. I personally think that dropping a whole size on my own is a great big deal. Yes I am still heavy, but you should have seen me before.

2. Give me a pair of pants 3 full sizes bigger than I currently am. I know that they are much to large when I do not need to undo the zipper or button to get the pants on and off.  Then tell me just to get a belt to cinch it up a bit. That will keep them from falling down. Really? Wouldn't I be better off with a smaller pair of pants?

3. Give me a sweater at least a full size larger and tell me just to roll up the sleeves a couple of times. That is not the way they showed it in your stores catalog. By the way the knitting magazines have straight sleeves this season. Not rolled up in bunches at the wrist and pushed up the arm. Also I am not buying a tent, just a sweater.

4. Clear the sales racks of all the clothes that are a size or more too large and tell me that this is the style.  I just sent a bunch of my clothes that were too large to Goodwill for up cycling. It really is a bad reflection on you, that you think so little of your customers that you will tell them anything just to make a sale. Think about it, I did not buy the junky looking clothes that did not look good on me. You wasted both of our time.

5. I have been a customer longer than you have been an employee of the store. Who do you think will be around longer? Oh, just in case you were wondering where the money from your paycheck comes from, it is me the customer. With out a customer base your company would not have the money to hire you.

Considering all this are you sure you are in the right job. Do you need to do an attitude adjustment? Isn't my money just as good as anyone Else's? Didn't your parent ever teach you manners? In this economy is is really the right thing to tick a customer off?

Store managers please feel free to share this with you employees. Thanks for listening.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Eric's Day Off

Eric had a day off do to the holiday today. So we took the day to do a charity run to Goodwill, the whole back of my car was full. We then became a very long train at Target. I pushed Eric in his chair and pulled the shopping cart behind us. As I recall this used to be a much shorter train when Eric was 3 and using his Kirschall chair, back when he was much younger. I did manage to fill the cart and make it as heavy as Eric and his chair. The thing that did surprise me at Target was that they did not provide carry out help with the very full basket. Most other stores in Tucson provide carry out help when I am shopping alone with Eric. Even if I don't buy as much.

We made our way home and I put the grocery's away under Eric's careful "supervision". While Eric took his afternoon nap, I managed to finish his 2nd quilt. Talk to my mom, start another Charity box, clean the guest/craft room some more. I also got laundry done, cooked and cleaned up the mess for dinner.

While Eric was thumping I managed to get some of the boxes from the craft room out to the garage. I also decided to skip folding laundry tonight.And I almost finished another hat. I am at the decrease rows on the dpn's. Well it has been a very long day and I have a very busy day tomorrow.