Sunday, December 13, 2009

Effects of cold medication

I have had a bronchial infection for over 3 weeks now. It is finally starting to get better, but I have been medicated forever, or so it seems. I know I was in a daze for a week or more, zonked out on the cold meds.

I haven't felt like doing any big crocheting projects, but while I have been sitting here in my recliner the past few weeks I have made yoyo's for one of my charity groups. We have a lovely lady, Dawn, who loves to join them into afghans, bless her soul. I have also made about 25 7" granny squares for several exchanges and other projects. I have many partial skeins and balls of yarn that I plan to use up on making squares and yoyo's the rest of the month. Gotta get my stash a little more organized.

I also went onto my AC4C (All Crafts 4 Charity) yahoo group to see what projects we are going to be working on for 2010. There are lots of baby projects, but I don't do baby things very well, at least not well enough to give to someone. :) So, I have volunteered to join squares for our group! Just call me crazy! I'm sure the mail lady will call me something different when she starts delivering bags and boxes of squares to my house! lol I have plenty of yarn to join them with and it is a no-brainer job. I can do it while watching TV with Howie. I am excited to be doing it, this is my calling.

I have a few boxes of lapghans to take to the nursing home and I have about 6 afghans I want to take over to the womans shelter. I need to get them out of here to make room for this new project. And I guess I need to get a bunch of scrapping things up on ebay to clear out some room on the back porch. Its the getting it all out and photographing it all that slows me down, figuring what I want to throw into each lot. I think I will sell all my small punches and get rid of alot of pattern paper and cardstock. If I can get rid of some of my Leaving Prints stock and the Out of The Box kits I would be happy. Storage is at a premium so I need to do something on that backporch in a hurry, what a mess. Collecting things is now my addiction, but I don't think AA or NA would be much help. Most of their 12 steps would not apply.

It is 3:30am (of course) and I need to get off here. I need to get my swiss steak started and in the crock pot and then go to bed. I can hardly wait to get to sleep, I have been having some crazy dreams the past week and can't wait to see what pops up tonight. I don't know if it is from the Zetia, it is the only new drug I have started taking at night. I guess I need to read the info sheet that came with it. I wouldn't think the mucinex would cause crazy dreams, but I guess it could be the nyquil! lol or one of the many other drugs I take daily to make it thru to the next day. LOL Well, poke me with a fork, I'm done!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas is coming...

It's that time of year again. I used to love Christmas, the decorating, the shopping, the baking, Christmas caroling, driving around looking at the decorated houses. It was such a great time to see friends and family. Lucinda Stambaugh, my favorite MIL, God bless her soul, used to do it all for Christmas. I loved Christmas at her house. We were always making candy and baking cookies, and having a few little hot toddies. lol I loved her hard tack candy (Amy still makes it for Christmas), potato candy, divinity, peanut brittle, buckeyes and more. And Grandma Evans recipe for pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing. uummm uummm uummm!

Wrapping presents was an "event". We would go over to the little house and presents would be stacked everywhere. And she had rolls and rolls of paper and every ribbon and wrapping decoration known to woman. She had embellishments she had put on the boys presents every year since birth. We would both be straddled out on the floor, carefully wrapping and decorating each gift. They each had to be just perfect, and the bows were spectacular. It was just so much fun and your butt was numb for days afterwards. lol

Her tree was always beautiful. Unlike ours which always seemed to be crooked. For at least 3 years I had to brace it to the ceiling with little wires to keep it from falling over. I don't even put a tree up in our little cottage anymore. There is not enough room, it is just too much work for me physically and I don't feel up to it emotionally either. I know I haven't decorated since dad died. I did buy a wreath for the front door last year, but that's the extent of it. I have 5 or 6 big totes in the basement with Christmas stuff in them that I haven't even looked at for years. Maybe someday I will get back to it, but not this year.

Anyway, I was just looking at some of my favorite blogs and the beautiful vintage Christmas decorations they had, and it just brought back some wonderful Christmas memories and I came here to write them down. So to all my friends and family... Have a Beautiful Christmas and share it with those you love!