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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holidays

I find this post hard to write but not as hard as it would've been a month ago. On October 2nd my mother in law passed away, it has been a very sad and hard month for us but we are getting through it and my father in law seems to be doing well. I know that these first holidays will be the hardest for us all. My son was very close to his Memaw as he called her and I know he misses her very much.

I lost my job on October 9th and have been searching but no luck yet. I know that something will come along and soon.



Well Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. I hope that everyone will have a happy Thanksgiving and will remember to count their blessings. The following is just a few of my blessings:

A loving husband and a son whom I am very proud of.

Parents that I love more than words can say.

Wonderful in laws who have showed me love.

Family & friends that are supportive and loving.

A roof over my head

Food on my table

Not having to do with out and the ability to help those that need it.


May each of you find the blessings in your life and be a blessing to others.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Surgery and Life

My mother in law was diagnosed with gall stones on Saturday which means that she will have to have that surgery and recover before she has her open heart surgery and she is not doing well due to the gall stones and we are all worried about her.

I have another friend who has to have his gallbladder out this Wednesday and then in October he will have to have a small part of one of his kidneys removed because he has a place on it.

It can't just be one thing it has to be many.

I had a very nice weekend with no where to be or anything that I had to do. I did get to visit with my dad and his wife for a little bit which was nice. I have almost finished my second sock and will post a picture of my first pair when it is done.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Walt Disney World & Birthdays

Today is my son's birthday, he has turned 15 yrs old and has not been in trouble nor given us a lot of trouble and I am blessed that he is mine. Where did the years go? I remember bringing him home from the hospital and playing with him and teaching him to walk and talk then it was off to school and now here he is a sophmore in high school with a possible future in computers and a very sweet girlfriend who is a freshman in college. Boy do I miss those curios childhood days of chasing critters and playing knights.

We went to Disney for 6 nights and 7 days and had a blast. We took along our son's girlfriend so they could go and do what they wanted and we wouldn't have to worry about them. We left home on August 15th and stopped about half way for the night then arrived at our destination on August 16th. We stayed at the All Star Music Resort in Disney it was a very nice room but not a very big room. We had a package deal which was our hotel room, park passes to all 6 parks (this includes the 2 water parks), the meal plan which means we had a counter service meal, a snack, and a table service meal per person for 6 days we also had the line passes which put us in the front of the line.

We spent a lot of time in the Magic Kingdom but we truly enjoyed Epcot the most. While in Epcot we enjoyed the following: We went on Soar which was a blast it's like you are floating over the landscapes and seeing all the sights. We also did "Honey I Shrunk The Audience" which was a blast, this was 3D and you were a part of the show as they made it feel like mice running up your leg and the dog sneezing on you and the small child carrying you around. We also did the Mars training which was great. My dh and I never did make it to the Hollywood Studios park and none of us ever made it to the water parks. My dh and I did make it to Downtown Disney and got to see the Lego store and all the cool Lego sculptures.

I got a lot of knitting in while traveling and resting in the hotels.

On September 21st my mother in law will have her 2nd open heart surgery in less than a year. This past Novemember they went in and tried to repair her heart valve but that did not work so now they must go in and replace it and I am praying that it will work.

On September 25th we including son's girlfriend we leave for Ohio Linux Fest in Columbus for the weekend. I am a little apprehensive about going since my mother in law will still be in intensive care but my husband is a coordinator for this event. I will get to go do some yarn shopping while there which I always look forward to doing.

May you each be blessed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Anniversary

Today is our wedding anniversary. We got married 19 yrs ago today (it was a Saturday). On that day my mom left my dad but both walked me down the isle and both gave me away. I love my husband even more than I did on that day though we have been through some rough times but we have made it and we will always be together.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekends

Okay so I thought (big mistake) wow a whole month of weekends that I don't have to be anywhere or do anything except for one day every other weekend to help my friend well that isn't the case since my mother in law (who I love very much) decided to have a yard sale the first and second weekend and now this coming weekend. Then my son and his friends talked me into coming and playing Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 and Paranoia (role playing games) with them (I used to play AD&D back in my younger years) on Saturday night which I did and we had a great time. I then went Sunday and helped out my friend by taking her grocery shopping. My friend had double ordered some knitting books and shared with me the extras she also gave me a small Namaste case to store knitting extras in which is very nice. The 25th of this month is a picnic with the Yeager group at the Caboose Park in Blacksburg. Then August 1st we will be in Bluefield, WV for Lemonaide Days. August 8th we will be at my hubbys family reunion and August 15th-23rd we will be in Disney World, FL. Free weekend I have no idea what that means.

This past Thursday was my dads wife's Birthday and I have finished on piece of her birthday gift and need to go see her this week and give her what I have done and let her know she will get the rest as I get them done.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Marrige & Death

Well it's been a busy time the past couple of months. I finished my Lace Ribbon Scarf and as soon as it's blocked I will take pictures and post them. The owner of Mosaic (local yarn shop) had her baby girl on June 10th and both are doing great. My friend with the stroke and I went in together and got the mother a diaper bag from L.L. Bean which will make a nice knitting bag in a few years. My friend that had a stroke got to go to her son's wedding (he's my friend as well) and she even got to dance with him at the reception. I wish that we could've gone but we already had plans to be in South Carolina for South East Linux Fest (SELF '09). While dh and ds were enjoying themselves at the computer convention I went out and knitted with a local yarn shop for Knitting in Public day and then did a little shopping at their shop. I have almost finished a baby sweater for a co worker who's wife is due in November and learned over the past weekend that one of my cousins wife is expecting their second child in Febuary so I will be starting a layette set for them soon. Yesterday a friend of mine passed away from her long battle with cancer she will be missed by all. This friend was an amazing and loving woman who taught my son some piano before she got to sick to continue with it.

May you all be blessed.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Walt Disney World











We are going to Disney World in August and taking my son's girlfriend with us. We are going to be there 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday - Saturday) and we will be staying in the resort at the All Star Music Resort. We have park hopper passes including the 2 water parks and line passes (we get to go to the front of the line) and meal plan (one sit down meal, one combo meal and a snack). We are so excited and can't wait to go.

Last Sunday I went to visit my friend and took her shopping. She is getting stronger and stronger.

My son went to the prom last night with a friend since his girlfriend had already promised someone else and neither of them would break their promise. My son looked so handsome in his tux.


The pictures shown are my son and his date in the cream and black. My son and his girlfriend in the black and blue.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter

I hope everyone had a good/blessed Easter or will have one if you celebrate this coming Sunday.

My son is now 14yrs old so we don't hide eggs or do baskets any longer but I did get his Linux Illusion Scarf done and gave him a chocolate/peanutbutter egg and will take him to pick out a video game or two after I get paid.

We went to my mom's for Easter dinner and had a nice time with family. My mom gave my son a chocolate/peanutbutter egg and $20 for Easter. My brother and his family were unable to come since they were spending the day at my sister in laws mother's house so my son was the only child at my mom's thank goodness he is entertained with his computer and they have wireless.

My youngest uncle will be 60 yrs old next month and his wife is giving him a surprise birthday party which will be fun. There is only a 15 yr difference between his age and mine so he has always been like an older brother to me rather than an uncle and I will be finding the right gag gift just for him.

Went to visit my friend on Saturday for a few hours and unpacked a few more of her kitchen items to make more room for her in there. We spent the majority of the time just talking and she seems to be doing well and getting stronger.

May all have a great day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friends

Well once again it's been awhile but my friend is home. She was moved home on Friday, March 27th and is doing good. Sunday I and another friend went to visit with her and got her living room fixed up so she can get around in it and get to needed items and then we went grocery shopping for her. We were getting ready to leave when we realized the door had been left open and we couldn't find her declawed cat but no worries the poor dear was hiding under the couch scared we were going to move them again.

The weekend of March 27th was Technicon (http://www.technicon.org) a Science Fiction convention at which I am the Dealers Chair and I also run the Yeager Table. The Yeager Table raises money to help with Rising Star (http://www.rising-star.org) which is a fall Science Fiction convention which raises money for a scholorship. A lot of my son's friends showed up and helped with moving tables, chairs and desks around. They are a great group of kids and were very polite. We all had a good time and a great turn out.

This past Saturday was our after Convention picnic which was very windy but not terribly cold. We had a good time there.

I am almost done with my son's Linux Illusion Scarf and hope to have it done in the next few days.

One of my other friends is pregnant with her 4th child so I will be starting a baby blanket for her and still have a wedding blanket to knit for a couple getting married in June. I feel like I do nothing but knit for babies and weddings.

May all have a blessed day.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Moving & Snow

Yesterday we packed up and loaded up our friend who had, had a stroke and was living at an Adult Home and took her back to her home only to find out a water pipe had busted and because of that the gas had been cut off. Her children knowing we were going to be doing this did not bother to get this stuff fixed so now she is back near us staying in a hotel till we can get things fixed which I hope will be in the next few days.

To make things worse I got up sick this morning with a fever of 100.8 and still feel yucky.

It is so pretty outside with the snow falling and everything is covered in white. They have already called schools off for tomorrow and I will probably stay home as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Christmas, New Year and Valentine's Day



I tried to post not long ago but it was lost in cyber space so here I am again.

Christmas was very nice. I received from my hubby a $50 gift certificate to Mosaic (my local yarn shop), a lantern moon knitting bag, a digital camera and the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set. Our son got an electric guitar and some games for his game systems. He also received enough money to get a PSP and some games for that. For my hubby I got a 16GB Flash Drive, Dremel Tool Set, a VA Tech Hoodie, Dress shirts and another tool set.

We spent most of Christmas Day at my mother in laws with family and friends. Lots of good food and great memories.

We spent New Years at home which was nice.

Valentine's Day is a day we don't normally celebrate but this year my hubby took me out to dinner on Friday night and gave me a pair of heart shaped Mystic Fire Topaz earrings then on Saturday while we were at Walmart he helped me purchase a new laptop by acer called Aspire One which is a very small laptop it weighs a total of 3lbs and will fit in a purse or if you have a large purse it could get lost in it. My hubby is one wonderful guy.

I finished hubby's scarf yesterday and took pictures which I will share later. I have now started one for my son. I am also working on a prayershawl for a friend who was hurt a week ago and had surgery this past Thursday.

My friend that had the stroke will be going home at the end of this month to live by herself and I am somewhat worried about her doing that but she is the one to make her own decisions.