Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Really, Really Random Ramblings

Younger daughter trapped in a suddenly stopped elevator
in Los Angeles.  She doesn't look too stressed.
She was rescued in 15 minutes.
This could be Molly in our Christmas tree.
But it's not.
We don't have a tree.
This could be Baxter in our Christmas tree.
It's not.
We don't have a Christmas tree.

I miss having a tree.
Maybe next year.

I have discovered knitting mittens!  They are fun to knit---as much fun as socks and much better in the immediate gratification category.  

And because I am, as always, generous, I am sharing this um...singer with you:

Florence Foster Jenkins (July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was a wealthy woman who truly believed that she was gifted singer.  She hired out Carnegie Hall, orchestras, and pianists to accompany her.  She had records made.

Audiences attended her concerts to ridicule her, but on she sang.  She is reported to have said: People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.

I think she is a pretty good example of determination...and denial.

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Friday, December 14, 2012

I just heard on NBC that 40% of legal gun sales do not require background checks.  So maybe that is why when I turned on the noon news, I got this:
I hear that we have plenty of gun laws, but apparently, common sense is not a part of them.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finished Mitts

I have been knitting, but after sort of finishing the Volt shawl, I did one needlepoint project and then these fingerless mitts.

They are knit with Malabrigo Tosh Vintage (I LOVE Tosh Vintage) and from the pattern One Cable Knits.  Not a creative name, but accurate.

Friday, December 7, 2012

It Ain't Braggin' if it's True, part 2

OK, so it turns out that my last post wasn't entirely true.  I will pass along to you, dear readers, what I have learned from my experience.

Once you have finished what you consider to be your Christmas shopping, wrapping and shipping, DO NOT, under any circumstances, go into even one more store.  Possibly the grocery store isn't even safe.

Because I went to Lowes, the home improvement store that sells soil, plants, toilets, wiring, and tools I can't even identify, I have this package to mail.

What's inside that could possibly be a gift for my 4-year old granddaughter? That I found at Lowes?


I went to Lowe's looking for a wreath, which I did not get because all of theirs were raining needles and would not last until Christmas, and this ornament jumped out at me.   Elizabeth loves, loves, loves all things Hello Kitty and so of course I thought--- Elizabeth MUST have this. 

Now I am off to the post office to mail it.  


My apologies to anyone in this house who might want to eat home-cooked meals between now and Christmas.  Publix and Kroger and especially Fresh Market are now off limits.  Because apparently no place, not even a home-improvement store, is safe.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It Ain't Braggin' if it's True

I am finished with Christmas preparations.

Dh and I are relaxing. Don't we look cheerful!!?? Well, we are because all of the gifts are purchased, wrapped and shipped.  According to the good people at the UPS store, they will all arrive at their destinations on Thursday.

BOOM!  Finished.

You may worship and adore me.

I'll stop now.