25 January 2008


So here is the list of projects I am doing. Knitting a sweater, and a potholder and I finished the booties and need to start another set. Crochet a poncho and a blanket I think I might make the booties by crocheting them. My painting is still not done but I do not know what to put in it. I saw one of Bob Ross painting shows the other day. It was a dark painting, and I do know he is dead. He was painting some trees in it.

I am still reading "The path of Daggers" by Robert Jordan, and I am listening to "The Drawing of the Three, The Dark Tower II" by Stephen King. I have a book on hold at the library, that I was waiting for, "The Icebound Land" by John Flanagan. It's part of the Ranger's Apprentice series.

23 January 2008


Well it rained so hard here last night that the backyard tree has a pond around it, now all there is is just a puddle. Back in 2005 the tree always had standing water around it. The whole back yard was standing water. If you walked in the back yard your shoes would stick to the ground. Poor Ginger she had no high spot to get out of the water, but her dog house stayed dry. Angel's spot is on a high spot that way she can get out of the water, and her dog house keeps her dry. At least we have rain that we need, I wonder how Georgia and the other drought ridden southeastern states are doing on the water problem.
My plants are doing good and my bonsai trees have not come up yet I will get rid of it in February if it does not come up. Another cold front is coming through this week. I am going to bring Ginger in if it gets to cold. Angel's sweatshirt got soaked last night and I will have to put her other one on when the cold front moves though. I do not have any plants that I really have to worry about freezing so no covering them. Although the wife gets worried about the cats and leaves the front porch lights on all night for them (she believes it keeps them warm). I traded some pink grapefruit (which is what I have) for some white grapefruit. It was a good trade. I finally remembered to take the yarn that I was giving to the home-economics teacher, she said that they would scrapebook with it.

22 January 2008

Dr appointment

So I had to go to dermatology to get check for any new cancer cells. Trust me you do not want skin cancer on your face. They scar it up something awful, I have a nice scar under my right eye now and think it is cool. I was in the military (U.S. Air Force) and had medical problems that got me disabled. So I get to go to the veterans hospital to get checked up. It's nice there and I like the doctors.

21 January 2008

Knit & Crochet

Well I just got done watching a knitting and crochet show on PBS. Now I am listening to "The Dark Tower II" by Stephen King. I found that the first book was very good so I decided to listen to the series. I have decided to start knitting a sweater again, it is going slow, I have to read the pattern correctly before I can sew it together. It will be a Christmas present for a friend. I have a lot of slippers or booties to make for everyone and I got some new yarn last night, black, light grey, and dark grey worsted weight wool-ease. I am not sure what I am going to make out of it, I am thinking about a hat and gloves and a scarf. Who to give them to I do not know yet.
So I am knitting a sweater, booties, and a potholder, and crocheting a blanket. The booties are almost done so then I will have to start a new and a different pattern. Everyone I know wants some booties. I think I will use up my sock yarn on them.That way I can get rid of it, to replace it with something new. Well I am having a hard time with the knit 2, purl 3 rib. I have had to frog it 9 times to get it to line up right. The wife found the pattern for the sweater in one of my knitting magazines, and said that I should give it a try. The magazine is Knit.1 issue spring /summer2005 and it is pattern 22, for those of you that want to follow along. so the pattern in the book calls for a different yarn than the one I am using I tried to make the pattern before but it did not come out right the sleeve hole for the arm was not as big as the arm hole for the front and back of the sweater.

20 January 2008

Me and my yard waste

This is what happens when it is a digital camara, at night, and autofocus.

I wish that the camara was a better one then an autofocus that way I can get the picture the way I want it.

So this is me and my fire pit sorry the picture is a little fuzzy, but I do not know how to fix it. I was cutting up small limbs and twigs to throw on the fire. I found a worm eaten wooden box that I threw on the fire. other then that all that has been burned is tree limbs, pine needles, pine cones, and leaves.


Well I am at the library once again downloading some books. "The Last of the Mohicans" by James F. Cooper, "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie, "Hiedi" by Johanna Spyri, "The Holy Grail" by Sir Thomas Malory , "The Sea Wolf" by Jack London, this way I will have some books to listen to this week. When I left the library all I had on the mp3 player was "Peter Pan" and "The Sea Wolf". the rest of the books did not download properly. so i have to wait 21 days from today to recheck them out. I can get a new license to listen to them but the library computers clean out the system after they are turned off. The computer turns off everytime someone signs off. The nice thing about the website that I download from lets me check out 10 books for 21 days.