Saturday, October 29, 2005

Smurf Turf

Yes, the astroturf at Boise State really is bright blue. Do not adjust your television sets, just get some sunglasses and enjoy the game. It is not really very cool and I think it was an awful decision, but then, I get upset that people donate so much money to the athletic program and the students are meeting in portable classrooms and kicked out of the parking lot during Friday games so that non students can cook hamburgers and drink beer before the football game. All these arguments about how a great team bring recognition and more money to a school are well and good. However, what would happen to the football team if there was no school.....................?

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Looks like life is going to throw me a curve. Just as I begin to figure out what is going on and that perhaps I really can handle everything on my plate I am going to change the rules! Yep, I am going back to work. I really have mixed feelings here and am in a bit of a panic. There are all these things I need/want to do first. I MUST do some turning out so it is easier to keep the house clean and the outside obligations have to be cut down. This is going to be the hardest as they all are important and I really hate to try and figure out if one is more important than another.

Speaking of, I knit and crochet (depending on my mood) the leprosy bandages. Recently, this article was shared with my and it brought tears to my ears. It really brought things home.

Monday, October 24, 2005

It has a home

The "banked" comfortghan now is in the mail and on the way to a new home. It is destined to share some love and comfort with a gentleman who has found he has a brain tumor. I hope he knows we care and are wishing him all of our very best.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Nine more!!

Woooooooo Hooooooooo!! I just heard that ABC ordered nine more episodes of Commander In Chief!! I am really liking this show. It has little to do with a female President and a lot to do with Geena Davis. That said, I am enjoying how the writers are handling the role of a woman President and a male First "Lady". The best though is the youngest daughter and the assorted things she has for breakfast :).

If you haven't been watching, it is not too late. Just be sure you know that Donald Sutherland is the bad guy!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Baby Blue

This comfortghan is being sent to the parents of a little 7 month old boy who passed away due to very tragic circumstances. I can only begin to imagine the pain from the loss of a child and I only wish there was much more I could do to help them.

Monday, October 17, 2005

The answer is no

I did not drop off the face of the planet and yes, I have completed some things. Did you ever have too many pans in the fire and not only that, they all began to be finished cooking at the same time? Repeat after me, I would love to, but at this time I just can't. I would love to, but at this time I just can't. So, did it work? That's what I thought!!
It isn't just learning to say "No", it is deciding what to say "No" to. It absolutely can not be things with my kids including the volunteer time at their school (even though I really HATE lunchroom duty at the Jr. High) and it can't be school since I pay money for that so at some point it is going to have to be something else. I just have to figure out what.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Yes, that is me. So, we are shopping for things for Halloween costumes the other day. My youngest wants to be the Grim Reaper. We get the skeleton mask and sythe, but they want $25 for a cape. I think, NO WAY, I can make that for like 5 bucks. My son gets very excited that Mom is going to make his cape. Everyday when he gets home from school he wants to know if I have made it yet so on Monday I went to JoAnns to get the stuff to do so.
They only had patterns in adult sizes so I am now modifying it to make one to fit a 6 year old. Not only that, fabric is not cheap and I need a bunch for a cape with full sleeves and a hood! So, I get the one sale Costume fabric and it is the slip satin stuff. I am absolutely insane to be doing this. Note that with the cost of the pattern (40% off) and the fabric (50% off) I am still at $17. Then there is the time and altering patterns is not really my strong point.
After spending all of yesterday and half of Tuesday working on it, I have it completed except for finishing the edges (that will take another full day) and I am pretty proud of it and my son LOVES it. Next time though, $25 is fine with me!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Comfortghan ready

I have assembled another comfortghan. This one is what we called "banked". That means that I did not have a recipient assigned while assembling it and it is now ready for a situation that needs the speed of an already completed ghan. The yellows and blue really make for happy combination.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

In Honor of Cory W. Brooks

This OPH comfortghan is being sent to the parents of Army Staff Sgt. Cory W. Books. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thank you to those contributors that helped to complete this comfortghan.