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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year or out with the old and in with the new

2010 is but a memory and what a year it was.  My hubby and I celebrated bringing in the new year with two friends (Beth and Meg) by watching Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, and a little of Deadliest Catch ending with watching the ball drop in NY all while eating pizza and knitting/crocheting (not hubby on the knitting/crocheting).

Hunter arrived on 1/1/11 in the evening and I haven't even finished his blanket or started any of the other items and will get that done as soon as I get the Linux Illusion Scarf done for hubby to give to a friend.

We had a wonderful Christmas spent with family. I received from my hubby and son a warm fuzzy housecoat, a tote to keep my yarn in, kangaroo keepers to keep my purse organized, an 8 GB card for my camera, and a $75 gift certificate to Mosaic (local yarn shop) I think I'm forgetting something.

My hubby wanted a Virgin Mobile Mifi and that's what he got.

We got out son 3 video games and renewed his subscription to Game Informer. He has received more from us since then but then again he is our one and only and we love to spoil him.

I did not met the requirements for being a Longaberger Consultant so back to looking for work but hubby did say that come February he would let me have the money to sign up as a Consultant so that I would get the kit and be able to do the home shows and I may take him up on it.

May the best of 2010 be the worst of 2011 and may you all be blessed.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jobs and Babies

I am still looking for regular work however I have tried to sell Rainbow vacuum/air purifiers but that didn't work out.

I am now a Longaberger Consultant and you can shop on my on line store at http://www.longaberger.com/cathywilliams.

The last time I posted I mentioned three babies on the way well since then there is another one due (in May) and the December baby arrived December 1st. I am working on the January baby items. The December baby is a girl, the January baby is supposed to be a boy, The April baby is supposed to be a girl and the May baby is still unidentified.

Hubby's family Christmas was December 5th and it was a true Christmas party complete with snow.

My family Christmas party is this Saturday, December 18th and I can't wait to see everyone. This Saturday is also our Yeager club party but sadly we will not get to see our friends.

Today we awoke to snow and ice which made everything looks so clean and pretty white.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paranormal, Trips & Celebrations

My husband turned 46 last month and we celebrated 27 yrs of being together as well. I love him more and more each day. My son turned 16 yrs old this past Thursday and it seems like yesterday that I carried him home from the hospital. I sometimes miss the baby but yet I am so proud of the young man he has become.

Went on a paranormal investigation at Bluefield State College last month and had a great time with the team and we did have some experiences which left me puzzled. While watching the monitors with my partner we heard someone/something yell (no one around and no one admitted to yelling), we heard a low whistle like someone was in the room with us (again no one was around or admitted to doing it) then we saw someone/something peek around a door on another floor (no one was on that floor or in that area). I am still waiting to see if we got any EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) and if what we saw can be explained.

Three of my husband's cousins are expecting babies in the next few months, the first is due in December (a girl) then a boy in January and another baby was just announced so it is due in the next 9 months. I will be posting pictures of finished baby items as I get them done.

We went to Ohio this weekend for Ohio Linux Fest and the boys had a good time. I was looking forward to going on my bi yearly yarn spree but was side lined by a migraine unfortunately and will have to shop on line. We are happily home now and resting up for the busy day tomorrow of school and work.

I and a friend have started our own business of jewelry & accessories called Gem-Adorn Creations and you can find our page on Face Book with a web page to be announced soon. Some items will be our own creations and one of a kind other items will be mass produced items. We will be offering home parties and our hostesses can earn free gifts and percentage off their items.

May you all have a blessed week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Socks






The socks that I made from the yarn that I kool aid dyed.

On the 14th of this month my hubby and I celebrated 20 yrs of marriage. It seems like we just got married. Next month we will celebrate 27yrs of being together, I don't feel that old. My son will be 16 yrs old in September and it seems like yesterday that I came home with him from the hospital. Pictured above right is my grandma Huff holding my son the day we came home. Grandma was 95 yrs old. It is one of my favorite pictures. I remember her being so happy at getting to see him and hold him. How she loved all her family. If the world were like her we wouldn't have to worry about anything.

May all be blessed.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trips & Jobs

Still looking for work, the job I really wanted I didn't get. Had a phone interview this past Friday and a face to face this past Tuesday. Not really sure I want the Tuesday job.

We travelled to South Caroline for South East Linux Fest (SELF) June 11-13 and had a great time. I got the chance to go and knit with a bunch of lovely ladies from the Spartanburg Knitting Guild. One of ladies was kind enough to come to the hotel and pick me up and take me to the meeting and to a nice little yarn shop outside of town. I also met a couple of other ladies that knit/crochet at SELF. One of the ladies joined us at the Barnes and Noble for the knitting time.

I and my son made 360 sugar cookies to be handed out at SELF and they were a big hit with everyone.

I finished my socks from the yarn that I kool aid dyed in orange and cherry. I used the "Leaves of Whimsy" pattern.

July 19th was knit in public day, my local yarn shop had an event where we sat outside and knitted in the parking lot. She had a nice sale on all her yarns and knitting bags.

July 19th was also the USS Yeager/Rising Star Picnic which was held in Blacksburg at the Caboose Park. We had a great crowd and a good time with good food.

This Saturday I will be travelling with my hubby and father in law to Lynchburg for a home board meeting (The Odd Fellows & Rebekah Home). This will give me some knitting time.

It seems we stay busy during the month of June.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Birthdays and Purl Jam

This past week I turned 46 yrs old it went by quietly. I spent my birthday knitting with friends and payed for my Purl Jam classes (knitting retreat) which was my birthday gift to myself. Friday night (6/4/10) was the meet and greet which was very nice and gave us a chance to shop a little. The vendors that were there had local hand spun and hand dyed yarns that were beautiful as well as some fibers for spinning which were beautiful. One vendor had beautiful jewellery. I learned how to knit socks from the toe up on Saturday morning then we had lunch and Violet from the podcast "Lime and Violet" was our keynote speaker. Violet was hysterical and we had a great time. The afternoon I learned to use my drop spindle and I am supposed to practice 15 minutes a day. After classes were over I went to see my cousins baby (the one I did the blanket "Cameron's Boats for) and he is so sweet and handsome filled with lots of smiles for everyone. May your days be filled with smiles and blessings.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Job Hunting

I have been looking for work for the past seven months and have had a couple of interviews here and there but to no avail. This past Friday I received two phone calls one for a face to face interview which was on Tuesday and lasted an hour and a half. The second call was for a phone interview which I had on Monday and at the end of the conversation it looks like I will be called back for a face to face and I am hoping I will get the second job as it will give me the chance to learn something new and move up so here's praying for the job I want.