Archive for November, 2008

Let the Sewing Begin!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but my sister and I are making a quilt for our parents for Christmas. It’s going to be a random placement of 4.5″ squares. You know, something easy and quick. We need to be finished by Christmas, and with the way we work, anything slightly complicated wouldn’t get done.

Quilt Squares

I finally finished cutting all of the squares this morning. There are 258 squares of 16 different fabrics. Some of them are probably a little wonky. I’m not so good at cutting. Not to mention that my rotary cutter has a hitch in it’s giddy-up. Oh well, I guess a little wonkiness will be okay.

I bought all of this fabric about a year and a half ago, I just never got around to making anything with it. (And I thought I had posted about it, but I can’t find it if I did.) Neta (my sister) has just started with the sewing, and I should probably be over there helping her instead of blogging.


better now

I think. We’ll wait and see how today goes. Yesterday started out good, but turned sour toward the end. I’m not going to go into detail right now, but I may later. We’ll see. All I really want to do right now is waste some time on Plurk, but it’s being stupid this morning. I guess that could be construed as a bad start to the day. I know it’s just a website, but it’s my favorite!

And now I must go find some breakfast. I’m starving!

Back to normal

I think my man drama (plurked here and here) is finally over. Things are back to normal for the moment. As long as neither one of us freaks out about something, we’ll be okay for a while. I hope so, anyway. I hate it when things are weird between us.

It’s quiet here right now. Andrew left about an hour ago, my kids spent the night with my stepdad, and my sister is busy texting some guy (that’s normal). I can’t stand it when it’s quiet around here. I tend to think too much and make myself sad. It’s been a great day, and I don’t want to ruin it by thinking. So, I’m hanging around plurk and trying to find something else interesting to do.

Since I’ve seen nothing but ads for Christmas stuff lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Christmas tree. I didn’t even put one up last year, and I can’t remember why. I have an artificial tree with just about every decoration one could think of. It WILL be put up this year, though. And I want it to have some of my own handmade decorations. I made quite a few about three years ago, but my dad uses them and won’t let me have them back. See:


I think that since I have nothing better to do at the moment, and it’s too early to go to bed, I’m going to crochet a couple of these snow flakes tonight. I just have to go dig out my thread and those tiny hooks get going. Or I may make some Sweater and Stocking Minis from LMKG. I don’t know yet.

I’m really tired at the moment, and my mind is just wandering off in all directions. Can you tell? I think I’m just going to end this totally random, boring post and go to bed. I don’t care if it’s only 8:30. I’m usually a night owl, but I haven’t been able to stay up late recently. It has to be the time change, and I’ll be so very glad when I finally get used to it.

On Paper

I spent most of yesterday at my step dad’s house washing clothes. I was alone, I couldn’t find anything worth watching on tv, and there was just nothing to do. Of course, since I was without a computer and the net, I wanted to blog. I swear, I can only think of things to post when I can’t actually post. So, I did the next best thing. I wrote it down on a piece of paper.

I meant to post this when I got home yesterday, but I got busy with other things and forgot. I didn’t think about it at all until I was going through the pockets of the pants I had on yesterday looking for something I’d lost. So, here its:
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Lots of whining

Yesterday my sister had a job interview. She recently left her husband, and he burned all of her possessions, so she had to go get her social security card, driver’s license, birth certificate, etc. before her interview. That required driving all over hell and back, and Andrew and I went with her.

I had planned on going home before she went to Scottsboro for her interview, but they didn’t have time to take me. I had to call my stepdad to get the kids off the bus for me. I told him to take them to their dad’s house and I would pick them up when I got back. They were supposed to go to his house anyway, but Arien didn’t want to so I told her to come on home. When I told my stepdad that, he started bitching about how I let the kids do whatever they want to and that sometimes I’m going to have to make them do things they don’t want to. And that pissed me off.

When I got off the phone, Andrew started bitching about how it was mean to make them go to their dad’s house. He, of course, hates their dad and doesn’t ever want them to go there. But that just pissed me off even more and inspired this plurk.

I was in a bad mood for the rest of the day. When my stepdad got the kids off the bus, he called me and said “They don’t want to go to their dad’s house, so I’m going to take them home with me.” So much for making them do things they don’t want to do. I just can’t win.

I was planning on whining a little more about other things, but I can’t think straight at the moment. My sister is sitting in here with me talking about myspace, and I know she’s just dying for me to get off the computer so she can flirt with some guys. So, I’m going to go make myself useful and clean something.

Mostly Pictures

I really want to start blogging more. I’ve been wanting to post for a few days, but my sister has been monopolizing the computer for the last week. I haven’t spent much time on here at all. Andrew has been here all weekend, too, and I’ve been spending some quality time with him and the kids. I’m about to go take a walk before it gets dark, but I’m going to post some pics from the past few days first.
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