Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I had to have Curt take pictures before he went off to his computer geek conference, so at this point there is no zipper and the ends are all still loose.
One thing I wish I realized - arms are always too long when I buy sweaters and sweatshirts (actually mine are 2 short - you know how your wingspan should equal your height?? And both Curt and the Angie's exceed theirs? Mine comes up 2 1/2 inches short ... sigh) I should have made shorter arms.. but then again - I wouldn't know what to do with arms that fit!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Anyway - here is the cool stuff Christine sent me. ( I ate the chocolate one day before the gym - you can ask Grace - that's my new m.o. if I really want something with too much carbs or sugar - I eat it right before the gym... I'm pretty sure this is a weird form of bulimia or something - but as long as my blood glucose numbers are good, I'm sticking to it) I'm going to use the yarn and some of the shamrocks to make my "hopefully" soon to be born nephew a St Patty's Sweater Vest for next year. (He will be getting many of these - I've never seen my brother in law without one - except for the wedding day when he wore a regular vest with his morning suit)
She also sent a cool ribbon ball ornament, a wrapped vase and shamrock, tissues and a rubber ducky!! Love it all! Thank you Christine!!!
I was also in another caffeine addicts swap. My swap partner MADE ME A MUG!!! Seriously!! She made me a mug!! My brain is so blown away by this!!
Also a very rich French Roast coffee roasted near her in St Louis, a Kermit pez dispenser - can not have too many pez dispensers, and a bunch of owlie stuff. I seem to be falling into the collection of owls!! Totally blame the Angie!!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The second Book was another of the Blossom street series - So yarn was in it! AN overworked laid off lawyer and a grouchy Doctor,.... enough said.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I'm not a bouquet of flowers kind of girl. I mean the florets are already dead, they just haven't turned black...yet. Chocolate is good. I like really really dark chocolate. The kind most people think is too bitter. But with my sugar issues, I can have chocolate, but it's a pain in the ass to balance out the day. There is one way, fool proof actually to show me love. Coffee, dark roast, rich, deep ... If it's brewed don't even think about cream or sugar... I like my coffee black. If it's good coffee you don't need to cover the flavor.
Daniel is my #2 guy at work. ( Carl is #1 - and I doubt anyone could bump him from his spot in my heart) he recently ordered some DEATH WISH COFFEE. Google it. The most highly caffeinated beans out there. And in a dark roast (caffeine is heat sensitive, so darker roasts actually have less caffeine) the beans are so potent, that even with the dark roasting process, there is still way more caffeine. Daniel brought me a whole tupperware container full!
If that doesn't say love, I don't know what does.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
They are dead set determined because, from a zonal point of view they SHOULD beat me by about 2 weeks at least. I live at a higher altitude and it is usually 5-8 degrees cooler here than where they live. My father in law SHOULD beat my mom by about a week. (that's about 50-50 at this point.) Here is an example. My father in law's daffodils are in full bloom right now. My mom's daffs are just about to bloom the buds are just about right there.
Meanwhile at my house, the reticulated irises are blooming, but the crocuses are just coming out of their buds - bud stalks aren't even fully up on my daffs.
Back to the greenhouse. I bought one for each my mom and my father in law - telling them I was trying to help them out - it won't their issues are farther down than when they start their plants. My mom just turned 80 last month, and was never mechanically inclined, so buying her a greenhouse meant putting it together every spring, but Curt is the good son-in-law so he doesn't mind. So he spent his morning off building a greenhouse.
Of course this now puts some pressure on my father in law, because he feels "behind". Hee hee hee. Yes, I'm kind of being mean, but you know "old people" need something to piss them off enough every morning to get out of bed and get moving!!!