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Monday, November 26, 2007

When life gives you lemons.. make lemonade. Then you find someone who's life is giving them vodka and have a party.
I heard that off of the blue collar comedy tour. I was only in the audience vicariously through comedy central.

Speaking of lemons..I haven't posted in a while seeing as my computer mysteriously decided to NOT connect to the internet. (*Warning..Geek content*) I'm not sure why, but in order to connect, I had to turn on my computer, put in an Ubuntu C.D. and reboot and run an operating system from a disk. Which meant I couldn't print, save, or download anything without first saving it to a U.S.B. drive and turning off my computer and rebooting it.

Sound complicated?

It was.

My husband was finally able to fix it for me. In good time too, as I was nearly close to throwing the darn thing out the window. Then my neighbors would REALLY love me, seeing as I live on the 2nd floor of an apartment. I'm playing catch up.

Thanksgiving was great. I had two. One with my husband and children on Thanksgiving. It was nice and small. Although I think my oven is broken. I roasted a 10 pound Turkey for 4 1/2 hours at 350 degrees and it came out bloody. Put it back in for another 45-60 minutes..still bloody! The outside was really dark and almost burnt. I even covered it with foil! All the appliances are being replaced...I'm going to put my order in for a new stove. The one I have now is from the 70's!

The other Thanksgiving was at my mother's. It was wonderful. No bloody turkey, lot's of cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes...and lot's and lot's of alcohol. :D Here's my husband showing my grandparents his cell phone, with internet access, key board, camera and so on. My grandfather used to ride to boy scouts in a model T and had to manually turn the nob for the windshield wipers when it rained. Quite a jump on technology, huh?

What do you get when you have a room full of Norwegians, 1 Jewish guy, 1 Swedish Pastor and lot's of wine? A dirty joke fest. Oh the hilarity. Guess what. The pastor won.

My aunt was also there and found these in her shelves of books. I love these books. The handicrafter has some relatively modern designs which kind of surprised me. Maybe some slight alterations, even something as simple as color would make it really modern.

Couldn't you see this in purple, green and yellow with black sleeves? I'd wear that. Even pink and a darker rose and cream colored crosses, with charcoal arms instead.

School colors! But I thought Griffindor first. :D

I don't know why. But I thought that this was really sweet looking. I saw green and tan. Or a light and dark rose.

And yes, I've been making the gifts again. This time out of clay. (Sculpy or primo..whatever you can find at Michaels. I go for's only $1.99 a block..and I got it on sale for $.98!)

A Pegasus and Unicorn necklace for my daughter. It'll fit her until she's my age..of course..I don't think she'd want to. But then again, you never know. :)

A little penguin bracelet. Admittedly, I did this for myself for the holidays. My son loves it. As you can see. If I'm not looking, he'll try and pry it off my hand and run off with it.

Buttons, buttons and more buttons. I wanted pretty buttons that match. I've got pretty buttons, but very few that have matching pairs of 2 or more. So, I made them out of clay. I should do a tutorial sometime. They're EASY. And fun. And addicting.

What I'm going to do with them? Well, sweaters, pocket book slippers and bracelets. For starters..outside of that I'm not sure. But aren't they pretty?!


Carole Knits said...

Dinner at your mom's sounds like fun!

Kirsten said...

Great find with the books. I've got a few like that from cleaning out my mom's house. I agree, the right yarn choice and those patterns are very current.

Monika said...

I LOVE the braceletts and the buttons! What possiblities! I made little socks out of FIMO, but they all broke, that was a waste of time, but they looked nice as long as they lasted. I wanted them for keychains. There's nothing better than a family dinner. I used to host them, a little stressful for me, but I liked to have them all over.

Valerie said...

Happy Belated Turkey Day! It looks like you guys had fun! You definitely need to post how to make your own buttons. I would love to do something like that. I'm always on the hunt for original looking buttons and it would be perfect if I could just make my own.

Those knitting patterns are beautiful! I love old patterns!