That's it-crunch time. I have done what I swore I would never do, have a several things to get finished crochet-wise for Christmas and it's my own damn fault.
I did do the "Handmade thing" this year-not primarily of course because let's face it, I can't make a Hannah Montana DS Game now can I? I also would have a hell of a time making a Webkinz and getting that precious and coveted code to work on the site (biggest scam since Beanie Babies and this takes it up a notch-renewal on the site after a year-wonder what it costs to renew?) I wish I had thought of it.
I have to get four hats done by Monday. It was 5, but one was needed for Saturday and it's finished. (No pic, I forgot again, like the one from the other day in Coal and it's already wrappped.) Not a big deal making the hats, but I keep getting sidetracked. I got off easy on the ghan-already announced it was in the process and wouldn't be done til January and was met with an "Okay, cool-that's okay"-whew, so now I just added hats to the pile. I promised Elena a hat and sushi scarf, but she's being forgiving too about when it's done.
I didn't bake a thing and am not-period. Pizzelles, maybe Monday, but honestly I doubt it-maybe after Christmas. No time and I just don't care-how's that?
The Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn came in, it's pretty, but very thin (twine like, as Jaye had stated) will need a teenier hook than normal or maybe learn to knit. Not any bounce, but I had read that too. Hope it's not scratchy, couple good soakings should help that. I won't know anything else til at least January or February cause I don't have time for sock til then.
I do have a dilemma. Elena goes online to Webkinz and Funny Games-the homepage on our computer is Comcast. Unfortunately, she reads the headline news now-yesterday I heard "Oooh, Denise lied-you were right mommy, it was a scam" and then the Jamie Lynn Spears story of "Hey, Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant and 16-isn't she still in school? Is she married? Oh that's right, you don't have to be married to have a baby. Hmmmm, how is she getting one? Babies R Us (yes I serious here)? Can you just make one somehow? Why are you shaking your head? You said it was a 'sad mistake', how is it a mistake? Can't you just apologize and take it back? You aren't going to tell me the whole thing now are you? I want to know how the baby is made, tell me. I know how it gets out, which is why I am never having a baby, imagine pushing something that big out of there, it must hurt, but how do you actually make it and get it in there?". I've explained the actual sperm/egg thing, but not how it gets where it has to get to-thank goodness it's the holiday season and maybe Elena will be distracted by it all and stop asking me for now until I can formulate an understandable answer to her question.
Thanks Jamie Lynn Spears-I am so grateful that you have created this uproar in my life. It's bad enough your sister is in the situation she is in, you didn't learn anything from it? You are a role model for pre-teens everywhere and now I am stuck explaining to an 8 year old why it's a sad situation and where babies come from. Yes, I read Nick already filmed next season's episodes of Zoey 101, so I don't have to fear you being pregnant while in prep school and explaining that, but still....16 years old and a role model to little girls everywhere. Wonder if Nick will renew her contract?
Okay, rant over, see how easily I am getting distracted?????