Monday, August 08, 2005

Weekend Wrap Up

Eegads, it's been two days since I posted (the pattern doesn't count). As you can see, I was a little busy this weekend. I finished and wrote up the Bubbles Baby Blanket pattern. I also tried my hand at some thread crochet (#10 cotton/#6 hook) and made two of the star flower bookmarks. The link goes to the bigger one. I was so proud of myself, since thread and little hooks truly mystify me.






Anyway, the weekend was okay, nothing great. The yard sales weren't so great at all. First of all, it was hot, about 90 with high humidity, a break from 98, but still. Elena was whining about 20 minutes into it and I felt her pain. I did find a bunch of Cross Stitch magazines, which I listed on eBay, no other craft items though. The woman who usually sells the kids clothes was no where to be seen and I wonder if she moved-darn it! I did pick up an old copy of Charlottes Web on video for Elena. I also found a Gap Skirt for me for a quarter, as well as a really nice 3/4 sleeve fuschia colored fine knit sweater with embroidery on it for a quarter. Perfect for the cruise. So that was cool, but otherwise "blah". There haven't been many yard sales around here lately and this one was disappointing. I think the weather has a lot of people holding off because rain some weekends and just plain hot others. Another heat wave is coming this way. Supposedly by Thursday, but it is awful humid out there today.

Also, yesterday I got my hair cut and then we came home. It was raining and just generally icky. I went upstairs to strip the sheets on the beds and somehow ended up falling asleep. Of course, Elena, who never wants to nap, came upstairs and thought it looked like a good idea and crawled in with me. Three hours later, we were both blinking our eyes trying to figure out what the hell happened. Needless to say, at 11:30 last night, she was bright eyed and bushy tailed. She went to sleep about midnight and then a really loud thunderstorm hit here around 6:00 AM and scared the crap out of her. She was awake since then and frankly, it was too jarring a beginning for my Monday......

Also, you people and you know who you are, who told me yarn is considered emergency shopping, please contact my hubby and let him know (LOL). We had paid off a credit card and apparently I was only supposed to use it for emergencies, prescriptions, etc. Well, apparently I had a lot of little emergencies last month cause $150 was on it (some was prescriptions, etc). Mike had a fit. Since a lot of it was postage, he just shook his head and wanted to know "what I was thinking?". I told him not to worry, Christmas in July was almost over. He also didn't know you could buy prescriptions and other emergency items at Jo-Ann, Michaels or AC Moore. Damn, they should change their billing names to something like "Emergency Plumbing", "Prescriptions are Us" or something of that nature. Then things would be simpler.........He got over it, he always does. The problem we have is I am horrible with money and he is, well being a certified financial planner, pretty good with it. I think this is one aspect of me that annoys him. I know, hard to believe anything about me would annoy him-but alas, it's true. Yes, I was that way when he married me, but still I'm maturing now right??????

Crappy weather today, don't know what we'll do. I'm tired from the weird sleep pattern from yesterday, have a ton of laundry to do and have 1000 patterns printed out, but don't know what I feel like doing. I should read a bit. I have overdue books I must read.........Oh what to do.....

8 comments:

Joy said...

I hide yarn.

And craft supplies.

All over the place.

My husband, he will just freak if he ever discovers just HOW MUCH I've stashed away. :)

Kathy said...

I put some yarn on layaway at Walmart this week, figure I can pay for it and hide it later when the grouch isn't with me. Actually the Red Heart Pounders and 3/4 Pounders are for charity...

Speaking of changing billing names, my dad wrote the check to the vet to Dr. so and so, but the IRS said the dog's surgery wasn't a medical deduction, darn it.

Sedie said...

Oh the things we do for our addiction. We should have a Yarn Annonymous group.

Jessi said...

Um...I'm with Joy...I hide my yarn too. But I guess that wouldn't work when he sees the bill...lol. Whoever told you it is considered emergency spending is right. He wants you to keep semi-sane, right?? Sorry the yard sales were a bust. But look at you...crocheting with thread!!!! WOOHOO!! Go Deneen! They look great, way to go!!! Try the Cascading Petals pattern, it is really easy and pretty. I'm proud of you for tackling the thread and tiny hooks!!

Natalie said...

Lucky thing for me - separate finances. Kris has *no idea* how much I spend on yarn and other neccessaries. I have no idea what we'll do later on with both of us being bad about money - me with my yarn and he with his tools... yikes!

Pattern is adorable, BTW, thanks for sharing!!

ladylinoleum said...

I think you did a wonderful job on the thread crochet. Bravo!

Yarn IS emergency shopping. I do emergency yarn shopping weekly here. So much yarn tragedy over here!!!!

Cindy said...

My hubby keeps asking me if I have a budget set for yarn and craft supplies. LOL. Poor thing.

Sara said...

The bookmarks look wonderful!

I hide yarn from my hubby.

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