Monday, May 25, 2009

Busy Busy

AJ had a friend spend the night Friday and they were up late........I took the boys to lunch and then home again to help my mom who could not get back up from the porch swing........then she came with the boys and I to garage dad came too............and we hit one and spent 30 dollars...........LOL I bought some sea shells, a new walker for my mom that works much better than the one she has........this one is like new too...........anyway off to another one, and another.............then the flea market, where I found a tall lighthouse, with a tea light has beads for the "walls" and its so pretty, I took pictures of my finds, and will post later.
We also got stuck at the flea market, when my van would not start, the battery was dead, we thought the battery was dead, but found out today it was the altenator.
Today was super busy........not meant to be, but this morning, I took the boys and went to a water park for about an hour, with my neighbor and her grandkids, and there were some guys there that were drunk and kept falling all over the place..........we had decided to leave as storm clouds were coming in, and I was not comfortable.......I got sun burned just in less that an hour...........anyway sat on the front porch with my mom for awhile, and my dad took the boys with him to find out if my alternator was bad, which it we have to call some salvage yards tomorrow to find one, or might have to wait a week for a rebuilt kit to come in, brand new they are over 200 dollars, and I can't afford that right now. I made macaroni salad and got stuff ready for a bbq............then cleaned....I had a few loads of laundry to do, had to put clean sheets on 3 beds............and I am now just getting to sit down. Looking forward to resting the rest of the night.

AJ has 3 days left of school, then he is out for the summer. I sure hope this will not be a summer full of, "i'm bored, there is nothing to do," LOL

I have been working on an Amigurumi with wings, but didn't get a chance will work on that tonight, I am so tired and hurt, that all I want to do is fall into my bed and sleep the whole night.

Anyway I am off to relax

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crochet picture update.

This was taken today after I finished the face for Aiden's Pokemon Pichu....he loves this one too, and was super excited when I was done......I actually finished it yesterday, but did the mouth today.......he carried this and Squirtle all over today.
Another shot of Pichu
This is an Ami Guinea pig I made for an ami swap, and I went through a couple of patterns before giving up and doing this one...the other patterns I did had too many mistakes and just were not coming out right.
I did this Snoopy for a Cartoon Ami swap and I did not want to part with him.......I love the Charlie Brown cartoons, and this was just so cute.
Austin planting the flower he got for me at the Mothers Day weekend special.
and Mr Aiden planting the flower he got.
I did this Pokemon for Aiden recently, and he loved it, and it did come out really cute.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crochet in the News (Newsletter)

I am going to be doing this in a group that I have once a month as well as a monthly newsletter, and will post these on my blog as well......hopefully these will take off and get better in time. If you would like to check out this group, please click the groups name in the Newsletter. Don't let the name fool you, we will have more than just amigurumi in there, and a great bunch of ladies.

Amigurumi Swaps & More Wednesday May 13, 2009
"Crochet in the News"
Welcome to an addition of crochet in the news......this will happen once a month, and will be in a newsletter type of you will find stuff all about any blog you like online and would like everyone to know, just let me know and I will add it here. If you see any news in your local area, or on the news in general, just send it my way, including news online. I will add it to our monthly "Crochet in the News" newsletter and make sure to give you the credit for it.
So now onto the "news"
There is a website called, ""
Click the link to see some really awesome and unique crochet hooks....if you have seen any unique hooks please share with us.

Click the link above for more on men who crochet.
Do you know of any men who crochet, have you been asked by a guy to crochet? Then share that with us........My son who is 11 will ask every so often, but I will ask him why he wants to learn......(I would like to know) and he tells me so he can crochet his pokemon characters faster than me, and design more patterns that I have not yet!! Can you believe my son there? LOL as if I don't have enough to do already! Now he wants me to teach him to crochet so he can spend his time doing it while I am cleaning? I DON'T THINK SO!! I would actually be jealous! LOL Kids nowadays just don't understand what being an adult is........anyway I am getting off subject here.
I have seen some blogs about men who crochet, and also came across this site about "Krochet kids" If you would like more info or just to read more about the guys who are doing this, click the name and enter their site. They even have a newsletter you can sign up to receive. They have a Myspace page too, so click the link to be taken to that page.

Well that is the first issue of our "crochet in the News" newsletter, bear with me while I am getting this done..........I will also be working on our Newsletter that will run monthly as well............our first issue of that will more-in-likely be out in June.
If you have any questions or would like to see anything here, please email or let me know in a comment.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


This post will be nothing but good complaints, or sob stories......I have had a very busy few days, and am looking forward to a much relaxed night. Today my boys took me to Botanical Gardens, which was very pretty, we had rain this morning, but luckily no more than a few sprinkles while we were out......above is my boys and me........aren't they handsome.
Aiden and I at the gardens..........he enjoyed it I think.....he didn't complain, and seemed to enjoy the bridges and the water scenery.........and playing Garden Bingo! LOL I Love this shot. It came out good.
A good picture of AJ and me too............Aj really enjoyed the garden too, and loved walking around and seeing the fish.
This was a very huge Red wood tree, you can see the rings and find out what they mean....both boys thought this was really cool!!!
How pretty is this scenery?? this little streamed "streamed" it's way down a very pretty water fall and rocks..........Aiden really loved this, and there were a few times that I thought my rugrat would fall in! LOL
The boys got Mama and myself some really pretty flowers to plant, which I will show pictures of later this week.

Another really pretty short of some flowers.........I will show more pictures later on as they are just too pretty not to share.

I have a roast in the slow cooker, so I need to get the boys settled and ready for dinner.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I just had a rotten day Tuesday........AJ would not stop bugging me about stuff, and it was really driving me mad........He ended up being fine the rest of the night, but then it seemed to be Aiden's turn to drive me mad. LOL They finally got to sleep and I caught up with some online stuff. I just put some clean clothes away, got my bed made and have started on Grandma.........She is another crochet project I have to do for Margaret, she needs her in July, and I am also doing two of everything with this one as my mom wants a set, then another grandpa for my mom too.

I have found more pokemon patterns, that both boys are bugging me to make. UGH......I hope later today is better. The sun is coming out, maybe that will help everyone to settle down. LOL

I made pork chops in the slow cooker Tuesday with mushrooms, onions, mushroom soup, seasoning and potatoes, and it came out really good, everyone ate it all..........

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

How much more Rain?

This is AJ and Aiden my little pilots, When Aiden's dad was in town we went to the Flight Museum and they were "flying" around town. LOL
we went to the Art Museum and they had this glass sculpture hanging from the ceiling, they also had one on the floor which was the "ceiling" on the first floor, and you could actually walk over this on the second floor. It was gorgeous.

Well woke up to more rain.............I was so hoping we were done with the rain, but I get reminded from people that this is the season for it......well boo hooo..........who cares? LOL I am tired of the the rain, and when it's not raining, the ground is still wet and muddy, and the boys can only really play on the porch or the sidewalks, and that is no fun.

I am still trying to relax a bit from a very busy weekend. We did have fun, and seeing Aiden spend time with his dad was nice, I loved hearing Aiden call him daddy, and want to show him things and stuff...........of course his wife would not leave him alone and has recruited her 2 year old son to "question" daddy on everything she wants to know, so she coaches him in the background, about asking him this and that.........she is still insisting something is going on, and says that Thien spends more time with Aiden, or that he doesn't spend enough time with Mathias..........EXCUSE ME!!!????...........Mathias has had his daddy since the day he was born, he has him everyday, Aiden has only just recently had a handful of days with his daddy.........who the heck does this twit think she is.............fine be jealous of me you twit, I can understand that, but how insecure is this "thing" that she is jealous of Aiden? She flat out told Thien in the beginning that he was to have nothing to do with Aiden, not see him, or talk to us, and for awhile Thien did that......but he came to his senses and said he would not do that...........and now she is constantly trying to guilt him.....and using her son to do it..............I don't like this person.............I don't care how insecure her issues are...............I JUST DON'T CARE, Aiden has every right in the world to see his father, and how dare this twit try to take that away from MY SON. Her son got to go to Disney world and does not have to struggle to be able to go to fun places.........they have the money to do those things, I struggle everyday...............I don't get to take my kids to Disney world.......So she needs to seriously back off my son!!!

Anyway!!! LOL I am trying to catch up on bedding, had to wash my bedding again today, thanks to Aiden, who went pee pee on it...........potty training is going better.........but he still wears a diaper to bed............and it leaked during the night. He fell asleep laying on my bed, and I just didn't have the heart to move him until I was ready for bed. LOL then noticed the little mess waiting for me.

I am tired and hope to relax most of today and work on some crochet. .

Getting to know me

Getting to know me

1.High heels or boots? High Heels
2.What time did you get up this morning? 10 am
3. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? oh man its been awhile, I don't remember now. I know it was a kids movie.
5. What is your favorite TV show? Right now it would be NCIS, I have several though that I like. I am still really bummed that the Sci-Fi channel took off Stargate Atlantis :(
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Slim fast shake, or one egg, toast and milk
7. What is your middle name? Mae
8. What food do you dislike? Liver
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Earth Final Conflict and the LOTR soundtrack
10. Favorite sandwich? Thin sliced Chicken or turkey, swiss cheese and lettuce
11. What characteristic do you despise? stuck up snobby people who think they are always better. Liars
12. Favorite clothing? LOL can my flip flops be considered a fav clothing? LOL I don't really have a fav clothing.
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? Finland, somewhere in Europe, Disney World or some huge amusement park with the boys.
14. Are you an organized person? YEAH RIGHT. I try, does that count?
15. Where would you like to retire to? near the ocean
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? They are all memorable.
17. What are you going to do when you finish this? go to bed
18. Favorite drink? ice tea
19. When is your birthday? 4/17
20. Morning person or a night person? Night
21. What is your shoe size? 9
22. Pets? Not yet
23. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Aiden's father came to visit him this weekend and Aiden was happy.
24. What did you want to be when you were little? Wonder Woman I also wanted to be a "Charlie's Angel" LOL
25. What is your favorite flower? Lilacs, Carnations.
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? all of them
27. What was the last thing you ate? A white chocolate Peanut butter egg.
28. Do you wish upon stars? Yes
29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? well.........PINK!
30. How is the weather right now? cool and cloudy
31. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Scott
32. Favorite soft drink? Diet Root beer and Diet Orange, I love coke, but don't drink it too much. 33. Hair color? blonde
34. What was your favorite toy as a child? My barbies and my Wonder woman.
35. Summer or winter? Winter!!!
36. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla!!
37. Coffee or tea? Tea and my International Vanilla nut coffee
38. Favorite Food of all time? Chinese
39. Favorite dessert? Don't have a fav.....ok I do, Carrot Cake omg soooo yummy.........
40. When was the last time you cried? Earlier today
41. What is under your bed? one of AJ's flip flops, a toy car, my tool box........a small pillow......umm........I sure hope that is all now.....I told AJ to get the DVD case that was under it.
42. What did you do last night? Said good night to Thien, cleaned up a bit, took a shower, and went to bed watching tv.
43. What are you afraid of? Spiders.........eewwwwww
44. Salty or sweet? sweet
45. How many years at your current job? going on 12 years now.
46. Favorite day of the week? I actually like them all, but any night that is playing a favorite tv show. LOL
47. Positive or negative? Positive, sometimes too much........I am negative about certain things, but more positive........omg, if you ask my family and friends they will say negative, but I keep going everyday trying to stay and think positive......
48. Favorite pastime? Crochet
49. Beach or mountain? BOTH
50. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends?
Sure I do.....

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Rain Rain Go AWAY!!!

I am so tired of this rain...........its been raining for over 2 weeks now..........and we are suppose to get rain throughout next week too, I am hoping the weather changes and we get some sun.......Anyway I did this Cinderella today......started her early this morning, and just had some time tonight to finish her......I think she can out cute but noticed I forgot to add her necklace and I don't like how I stuffed her neck.......she looks like she has a long neck............I might redo her with a lighter blue too, and not stuff her so much.
Here is a side view of her.
I received this Toilet paper cover from April with the key chain and some candy. I think this is too cute.
I finshed my living room of them anyway, I think it took me about a week.............I will make a pillow before making the second afghan.

I received this from Tiffany for the Amigurumi Food w/ faces swap, and these are so tiny and cute!!! the other stuff is for a Birthday swap, and I love them too.

Aiden's father is in town until Monday. We hung out at the house today and had dinner at Applebee's tonight, and now both boys are sleeping, and that is where I need to be. LOL