Thursday, November 22, 2007


I'm really not the sort of person who gets all preachy about what I'm thankful for...

It's just not my style.

In the past week, I've been aware of things that I AM thankful for...

I'm thankful for Leah, Kerstin, Adrienne and Cheryl - even though I've never been able to sit and have a cup of coffee with them, or give them a hug, they're my friend-net - they listen to me, encourage me, spoil me at times, and for some unknown reason appear to love me even when I feel pretty unloveable.

I'm thankful for Josh - he allows me to be a (sometimes) less than perfect mother, and loves me anyway. Sometimes, he even takes out the trash!

I'm thankful that Ariel is in a safe place - while I may not understand her choices, at least she's somewhere where she appears to be safe and cared for. Sometimes, that's all you can do.

I'm thankful that my parents are still with me - despite some pretty serious illnesses, they're all alive for me to call today, to say i love them.

I'm thankful for my brother Avram - while we're probably worlds apart (i'm nearly old enough to be his mother), he's a good hearted person (now, if he would only stop calling me 'hun')

I'm thankful for the people I work with - they put up with me, they encourage me, they teach me to do my job better, and they even appreciate my show and tell when I bring in things I've made to show.

I have much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Apparently it's been a long COUPLE of weeks!

Ok, so let's see. I'm now a certified web developer. Yay me!

I finished the knitting for the snowball's chance fingerless mitts, just need to do the duplicate stitching everywhere.

I still haven't finished off the wings - shame on me.

I'm working on a pirate's booty bag - I think I like it.

And now I have a 4 day weekend... happy thanksgiving, everyone.

what am i thankful for....... i'm thankful for the child that says "i love you mom" to me.

think i'll call my parents, and tell 'em i love 'em.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Been a long week.

I've been taking classes since November 1, to get certified as a Web Developer. I know, i know, i'm already certifiable!

So i've been taking classes all day, every day - after today, I only need one more class for my certification!

on the football front, I've made a DVD slide show movie for the boys...... 563 pictures, with 9 or 10 songs as background music.... i need them done by this Sunday, for the end of the season party.

as of this morning, I've burned 19 copies.

on the knitting front, i'm about halfway through the second mitt for leah - then i have to go back and do the embroidery.

ok, class is starting....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I finished my shrug!!


My daughter bought the wool for a project, then decided it was the wrong color and the wrong wool...... so mommy, will you buy me something else, and i'll give you this yarn.

it's really pretty wool... all sorts of shades of blues, from aqua to almost a purply blue - nearly impossible to get pictures of me wearing the shrug AND taking the pictures...... and kindly ignore the spots on the mirror. time to clean them again!