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Someone once said -

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Saturday, December 29, 2007

HP Swap

I am going to join up in the New Hp 4 Swap coming up in Jan and I was just given my new name

" Queen Frysia the Fierce"

Ohhh love that one! I've also been put into the house of Gryfindor! Yeah... Sign-ups open on Jan 1st and close on Jan 18th so be sure to hog hop on over there...you have till 4/4 to send out your package....This is a really sneeky one gals....you must be a SP and into HP to join up here!!! Winifred Wortbobble is the Head Mistress... I for one cannot wait!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas to all my Friends

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
to all my Friends
God Bless!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Questionnaire for the Mitten Swap

Here is my questionnaire for the mitten swap at No More Hum-Drum Mittens blog:

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? well about 20+ years and I learned from my mom, I am a much better crocheter, however I have been knitting more so I thought this swap whould be good practice for me. :)
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I guess I would have to say intermediate
What are your favorite colors? mainly in the red family, burgundy, pinks, and I also like blues and greens, any color is ok with me
Any you dislike? not really, maybe ??? nope none
Do you like Latvian type patterns? OH YES!!!!!
If so, what are your favorite patterns? any one of these will do. :)
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child? for meeeee
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger? my wrist is 6 1/2", and to the tip of my index finger is 8 1/2"
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point? 8 1/2"
What other things do you enjoy knitting? hats, scarves, and purses
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) bamboos, circulars
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? socks
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? mohair
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook? sew, garden and cook, I also love to work with beads and design bags
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? oh my way too much, Marilyn Monroe stuff, key chains, book marks, cat stuff, and tea items
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? I love chocolate especially dark
Anything you hate or are allergic to? no not really
Do you have any kids? Pets? yes 1 dog and 1 cat and fish inside and out
What is your favorite part of Winter? the first snow fall, even though I am in So. CA I can go up to the mts and enjoy the seasons, it reminds me of where I was born in upstate NY, but I can come back home to the warmth... :)
What is your least favorite part of Winter? all the slush on the roads and I don't like the cold wind chill factor, you can never get warm enough...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Party for my Local Knitting and Crocheters

Here is the best party of the year! When my local group gets together for the annual Christmas Party Exchange. I really needed this party to give me a quick "brain" break from my son's accident. It really was a wonderful few hours of escape and allowed me to breath a little easier... :) I won a wonderful basket full of yarn, lighted crochet hook, I have been wanting one for some time now, and a new knitting book...with a little teddy bear Christmas ornament. And check out the yummy treats and cookies!!! Thank you everyone for such a great party!!...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ok I Weighed In

Hip Hip Hooray! I just weighed in at WW and I lost another 1lb 2 oz. That makes a grand total of 7lb 2 oz. So I am slow but surely on my way to reach my goal of 25 lbs. I just started to walk this week. I walked down to the end of our street and up the side street to the main street and back down and over. About 1 mile. It was a good 20 minute jot. I feel good about it.

I am getting used to being a little hungry when I finish my meals and go to bed and I am starting to restrain myself from grabbing snack foods and sticking to my eating regime. I also have learned to eat 1/2 sandwiches when I eat out and always to order a salad and fill up on that type of food with the dressing on the side to just dunk my salad goodies in. It is working and I am looking forward into fitting into those jeans again.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One of the Prettiest Christmas Songs

Be sure to click off my Video Music in the right sidebar first before playing this Video! Merry Christmas

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sad News and Good News

Our youngest son was in an awful motorcycle accident 9 days ago. He was on life support for the whole time and the good news is that they have just taken him off...and he is breathing on his own...thank you so much to all for your prayers....he has a long way to full recovery, but he will recover....it is just a rough time for our home so I will not be blogging a lot for next few weeks.

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

to all of my blogging friends old and new!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

TnChick's Saturday "Photo Hunt"

TnChick's blog is a fun "photo" game for every Saturday. You post a photo from your own stash of the current theme. Today it is " I love______?"

So....... this Saturday I am posting I love BOOKS ??? I took this photo of "some" of my books that I have in my livingroom and my diningroom, I still have another upstairs and I always carry one in my purse, car, and beside the chair where I read. I canno think of anything more fun than going into a bookstore for an afternoon of feasting my eyes on new books. Books are my "love" photo for today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Coco Rosie, Wow I Love Her

I found out about from a friend's blog and I am addited.... She is quite a different experience Enjoy

Be sure to turn off the sidebar music first before starting

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photohunt Theme: Flexible

Ok I just found this site on Tnchick's blog and it is lots of fun. So this Saturday I am new and will post my I love ________ ??? The word theme today is "Flexible" photo... so I took this photo of Miz Allie Cat. I cannot think of anything more flexible than her. She is able to twist her whole body around and maneuver any position. So she is my "Flexible" photo for today!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

WW Here I come!!

Ok I joined WW [Weight Watchers] yesterday. I want to lose 20-40 lbs and this time I am determined to do so. I have already conceeded to cheating a bit on T-giving day and C-mas day, but I want to change my body and look better, so weigh in here I come. If I don't commit to an accountable task, I will never keep to the diet, or "weigh of living" as I call it. Now to start walking. I wanted to join Curves??? Still not convinced, so I thought maybe I would look up mall walking. I really want to gain a friend to walk with, but finding them can be challenging too. Any ideas on how to find a walking partner???? Ok I am off....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cool Sites to Investigate

I just visited a blog , Futuregirl, that gave some really great instructions on how to join in crochet and make it seemless.

Oh my check this site out that I learned about from my friend's site, Playful Yarn it is so much fun....And if your looking for an Avon rep be sure to mention her blog for a % off. Ohhh I would love to do that...

Now I have to stop and continue trying to clean up this office/computer room/swap room???? And I just got some new plastis drawers to put upstairs to hole some of my WIP projects. But I need about 20 more!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Some Blogging Fun

I was blogging and found this blog to be cute. It is all about " marks and whether they are necessary or not??? Then I went a step further and found a Flickr group with more on the subject.

Then while reading about King Tut and how he is on exhibit for the first time in over 3000 years Sunshine's blog discusses more on it and then I found this clip from "...meet the parents" and remembered all over again how much I really loved that movie....I found this one on The 3R's blog and just love it.

What I Learned From My Mother (and I honestly remember hearing quite a few of these phrases when I was growing up)
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC. " Because I said so, that's why." (This one really happened)

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."(I love Bill Cosby's bit about this: "Mothers are always worried about whether you're wearing clean underwear in case you're in an accident. But if you're in an accident, it doesn't matter, because you're going to have soiled underwear. Because first you say it, and then you do it!")

7. My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." (This one really happened too.)

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper." (This one makes no sense!)

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12 My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out." (OK, I know this one actually is from Bill Cosby.)

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!" (That was never a good thing...)

15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?" (Yes, this one really happened too)

20. My mother taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." (OK, this is one she never said)

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And most important: My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!" (My dad calls this "revenge.")

The Good Napkins, or The Importance of Being Honest

My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping "napkins" in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen? Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for "special occasions" (her second mistake).Now fast forward a few months.... It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table.When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling.Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a "special occasion" Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge! My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter. "But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!" Isn't it easier to just tell the truth?!?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wordless Wednesday NY Trip

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I've Been Published and Won Ribbons

I picked up my crochet stuff from the LA Fair with my ribbons. I got 4 red and 1 white ribbon!!! I am now going to to make sure I think of some special projects to make for next year's fair. It was a lot of fun and exciting to see the items in cases and having others look at them. I was mighty proud...

Then I got a new calendar from Crochet a Day with 2 of my patterns I designed published...Yeah!!! I feel special... :)

So now they want me to send in some more patterns for the 2009 calendar...whippy!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 01, 2007

My CGOA Trip to Oakland

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday City???? Guess Where????

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wow Our RV Vacation !!!

Make a PhotoShow Full Size

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

God Bless America

God Bless America

In rememberence of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 as we say prayers for our country and the safety for all those in the military and the thousands of police and firefighters that protect us.

"F" is for Fish

"F" is for Fish! I love fish and found this video ion YouTube that is too addicting....Now recently I had a Koi Fish pond put into my yard and we now have an oasis in our yard. It is filled with plants, rocks and 7 Koi fish. In the house I have an 85 gallon tank with 4 huge fish in there. 2 Albino Oscars, 1 Black Shark, and 1 Plecostimus. They range from about 10" to 17" long. The Oscars actually jump up and grab their food can when I feed them.
Now my outside fish are now being trained to come to one area to eat and I drop a few morsels in the water daily.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, August 31, 2007

Beautiful Morro Bay Coastline and The Scattergories MEME

This is Morro Bay's Coastline, just north of Pismo Beach. Isn't it just beautiful?

I was tagged from Pooch...it looks like a fun Meme....I love Scattergories...when we were on vacation my DH said he would not play any board games, but my son and his girl and I convinced him to play "Scattergories" and guess what? Yup...he loved it...
The rules are: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the questions.They must be real places, names, things ... nothing made up!If you can't think of anything, skip it.You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!

So join in the fun...

My name: Debb

1. Famous Singer: Dillon
2. Four letter word: Drat [Used to express annoyance]
3. Street: Donald Douglas Dr [in Long Beach, CA where I live]
4. Color: denim
5. Gifts/Presents: Dresses
6. Vehicle: Dodge
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Dolls
8. Boy's Name: David
9. Girl's Name: Debbie
10. Movie Title: Daddy Daycare
11. Drink: Dr. Pepper
12. Occupation: Dentist
13. Celebrity: Demi Moore
14. Magazine: Disney Magazine
15. U.S. City: Denver
16. Pro Sports: Dallas Cowboys
17. Fruit: Dates
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Dizzy from being too hot out
19. Something You Throw Away: Dirty Diapers
20. Things You Shout: Darn it!!
21. Cartoon Character: Donald Duck

TAG! If you're reading this and want to Participate, then you're tagged! It's fun to do! Thanks, Pooch!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

"E" is for Eight

"E" is for eight. I am not one to get into Numerology, but this stuff gets me..They say the number "8" means: Executive ability, management, power, materiality, unscrupulousness...hmmmmm But I know you can do your own numerology but my numbers with the number "8" in all my family's birthdays is just too much...I mean I look at my family's birthdays and it gets a little scary..ok..

  • Dh birthday is on the 4th and so is mine..add and it = 8
  • my duaghter's birthday is on the 18
  • my son's birthday is on the 28th
  • my younger son's birthday is on the 8th
  • my grandson was born in the 8th month
  • my older granddaughter's birthday is the 28th
  • my younger granddaughter's birthday is the 8th

Ok so do you think the number "8" is a lucky number for me??? Or does it all mean something? I don't know for sure but I am going to play the lotto and guess what number I am going to use??? Yup the number "8"!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pay it Forward Exchange

I am posting this pay it forward contest from my other blog here. . I saw it on Twisted Knitster's blog and the Knitty Girl's blog. so be sure to go check it out there!!!!

It’s based on the movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey in it called ‘Pay It Forward’.Here’s how it goes:I promise I will send a handmade gift to 3 random people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay It Forward" exchange.This isn’t a huge gift, just a little something to lift your spirits that I have made. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days,[probably a lot sooner] that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making the same promise on your blog to send to 3 other people. That's it! So do comment here and see if your one of the lucky 3 and then put the same on your blog and let's see how far this really goes....???

Monday, August 27, 2007

"D" is For

"D" is for dog. My dog Foxy is the cutest little Long Haired Chihuahua..She is red haired and about 10lbs. She is not the tiny little ones she is more of the older type that were a little huskier. I am glad as I don't like the tiny ones as they are way too fragil, anyways she just loves attention and other dogs. She barks up a storm but all she does when she gets up to them is play with them and run around. She also likes to ride in our car as long as she can be on pillows so she can be seen. She is 3 1/2 years old and we got her from the rescue. She also likes to wear her hat from our vacation. We just love her to pieces and oh yeah her an Miz Allie do not laways see eye to eye, but then cats and dogs never really do...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

"C" is for Cat

"C" is for Cat. Miz Allie Cat is my favorite kitty. She is our 16 year old calico cat that thinks she owns the house and me. This is one of her favorite positions while cleaning herself. She has extremely long legs and tail and sometimes lays flat with her legs stretched and crossed, just like a lady! She loves to sit on my lap and have my yarn drape over her head. She also likes to wear items like wigs...she meows at the sound of her name and only talks when I talk to her. She totally ignores my DH whenever he speks to her and walks with her tail in the air by him as if he does not exist. She is quite a character and very pretty. She was born in my closet from a momma cat my aughter had brought home 16 years ago in 1991 when we lived in Norco. The momma was a tortoiseshell-calico cat and had 6 babies. I was not going to keep Allie but she turned to get so attached to me that it was evident she was to be with me always. She is not a cat you can just pick-up she is definitly one that decides when and where she wants to be pettted or held. Allie is my baby and she knows it too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm Back from Vacation

Hello Hello... I am back...wowowowow...2 weeks of glorious R&R lots of crocheting and reading and writing...I loved it... We are getting ready for our pond to be built here this Sat. The guy tried to deliver the Port a Potty today??? it wasn't suppose to be here till Friday... a bit early and the trailer is still out front... so what to do??? I sent him on his way to return later today.. Now hubby says he is in the middle of a job and cannot return till much later...so I guess it will have to go at the edge of the driveway on the otherside...hope my neighbor doesn't mind... :( But I cannot wait till it starts up.. I am sooo excited...

But On to the vacation...WEllll we went to Bass Lake and it was soo pretty there in the high 90s and water was warm. John brought up his boat so we got to enjoy the lake and cruise all around. Lori couldn't make it this year and we really missed her...We had a nice visit with John and his family and Darin got up on the wakeboard. I was amazed at how well he could ski. He is only 10 years old and sure as heck out does me. Of course I have nver skiied...not my thing. Do love to watch others do it though...Hubby took me shopping and I got 3 great dresses...Thank you!!! One long sleeveless beach print navy, 2 orange print hawaiian style ones and more souvenirs.. :) Then we went off to Pismo Beach and I shopped again adn got a tote bag and sweatshirt zip-up in peach to match...then we rented a little bicycle built for two with the surr on top ...I have to add a picture when I get on my computer..They are all there... We even got Foxy to ride in it.. she was such a good girl this trip..we have finally taught her to settle down a litle and not go bannanas over other dogs that walk by..watching the TV show the "Dog Whisperer" has helped a lot. its a great show to help you learn how to train your dog.. It was a little cooler at Pismo as we were camped right on the ocean, but I loved it. Also took a day trip to Morro Bay.. Always a favorite of mine.. :) But glad to be back..
oh yeah I found a terrific Christmas organize place to help us all get ready.. Its never too early...And heres a cool "Knit Along" blog that you might like to join too!!

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