Friday, May 30, 2008


Well ya'll like here's what I did today!:) The stuff you have to drink for this procedure is horrendous, horrible, yucky...then you pee out your butt forever! Did get some sleep last night though...even though I slept by the toilet. My poor puppy didn't know what I was doing on the floor! She took care of me real well. The nurses and doctor were super duper. They found no cancer (Thank God), no polyps, nada...he did do routine biopsies but said I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome...this was confirmed even more when they woke me up and I was in a lot of pain in my stomach. I'm just so thankful that it wasn't something serious. The doctor said 1 in every 4 women have this...aren't I the lucky one!:) Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers. I love you guys! Well its been two days with no food so hubby has gone to KFC! yumm And on the knitting front...haven't done any in two days!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Knitting and ....

Today I'm on a clear, liquid diet, plus I get to take this stuff. Then I will be here the rest of the day! I'll be knittin and sh*ttin (sorry it rhymed!):)

Got my reading materials ready and my knittin'! Don't have the test done till three tomorrow! Its going to seem like such a long time. Wonder how many inches I'll get on my scarf?!;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

25 Inches!

The Easy Flame Scarf I'm working on is now 25in.! This lace knitting is sloooow going! Its really enjoyable though. Didn't knit but two rows getting really nervous about Thursday and Friday. I know, I know, its no big deal....just am scared at what they might find. Kaiser called yesterday wanting to set up an appt. for a barium told them I'd call them after I had the colonoscopy...let me get through one thing at a time! Its for the upper GI anyways which I'm not having any problem there, its all down below!? Also my blood sugars have been running high so might be pre-diabetic...I'm not even 40 yet...didn't think these things happen till then? Some good news is my friend, Sindia, who's going through chemo is feeling better from her first treatment...praise God!:) Also my friend Nell, aka ChickenKnits, just finished her nursing program and has landed a great job...hip, hip, hooray, so proud of her!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

Making a yummy Upside-Down Sunshine Cake for our dessert tonight. Going to BBQ steaks to celebrate Memorial Day and then top it off with this yummy cake. MMMM! Figured I better eat good now because Thursday and Friday I won't be eating nothing!:) Helping Jimmy with a school report and doing some knitting on my Flame scarf. God Bless Our Troops - past, present, and future! Watched P.S. I Love good but cried a long time! Tonight going to watch National Treasure 2!

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:40 min
Makes:12 servings, one piece each
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Orange Flavor Gelatin
1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Pineapple Slices, in juice, drained
10 maraschino cherries
3/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
PREHEAT oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set batter aside. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish generously with cooking spray. Sprinkle dry gelatin mix onto bottom of dish. Top with pineapple rings; place cherry in center of each ring.
POUR batter evenly over fruit in dish.
BAKE 30 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in dish on wire rack 5 min. Loosen cake from sides of dish. Invert onto serving platter; gently remove dish. Cool completely. Serve topped with the whipped topping.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cup o' Tea!

Had a wee bit of tea yesterday and knit a bit on the easy flame scarf. Also did the fun stuff called laundry and ironing, oh joy!:) I did get to talk to my Fl. blog buddy, Jenny on the phone. Her hubby has gone through cancer of the rectum, which after two PET scans he is cancer free! Thank You God! I knew she'd know the symptoms and what to expect during a colonoscopy, which I'm having on May 30. It calmed me to find out exactly what to expect, thanks Jen! Think I'm more nervous in what they could find..the unknown is scary. Finished the last of the home testing they've been having me do...this one I haven't been able to have any red meat (not that I eat it more than once a week anyways)..I'm really wanting red meat for dinner!:) Funny how when you can't have something thats when you want it! Have a great day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Progress & Cookies!

Haven't done much on my funky socks...been working on the easy flame scarf a bit. Its a fun, relaxing pattern. The malabrigo lace is soooo soft and nice to work with. The boys are off seeing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! Very quiet with them gone. Its overcast, windy, rainy...perfect time to relax and knit a little. Jimmy and I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday...he loves them and hey there's pumpkin in them so it makes them a vegetable right!:) Hope everyone has a safe, fun Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Project...

Started the Easy Flame Lace Scarf...its knit with malabrigo lace that is soooo soft and yummy. The colorway is such a pretty green. Very easy pattern...first time I've used Addi's and don't know if I care for them that well, especially for how much they cost. My Knotty Knitter group is doing this as a KAL and each one of us is doing it in a different colorway so that we can drool over each others!:) We'll have to get a group picture when they're finished of all of us wearing them. Also started the other Easter sock. I didn't even pay attention to how wild the yarn was until it was mentioned on the blog! so funny!:) Off to do school, laundry, and daily duties!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another Sock Done!

This is one of the Woolgirl's Charlie Brown Easter sock finished. Its White Oak Studio yarn, size 3 circs magic looped. I didn't do the heel that the pattern called for because I don't like doing that wrap/turn junk....have no idea what the names are for the different heels but the one I did turned out...whoohoo!
On the health front I just finished a 48 hr. fast (only had water)....well its not food allergies causing my symptoms...on with further testing. Pray they find out what it is....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day Yarn!

Hand Maiden Sea Silk - Ireland (vibrant greens/gray) So love this, its gorgeous! Going to make the Storm Water Shawl that came free with the purchase of the yarn.

My first Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn..its a bright watermelon pink and then Alpaca Sox called heavens in pink. It reminds me of a sunset that has a lot of the pinks/blues mixed together.
Please pray for my sweet friend who's undergoing her first chemo treatment tomorrow. She has to have 6 sessions of this and a years worth of injections. More prayers the better!:)
I go the doctor tomorrow to see whats cannot be the fourth time with the flu! I'm tired of bonding with the toilet...hopefully they will find out whats wrong!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reina Socks Finished!

Finished my first Woolgirl Sock Club kit! Awesome pattern and yarn! I did three repeats of the pattern for the leg and 5.5 for the foot...they fit perfectly, love them! hugs!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

James, Jimmy and Fuji surprised me this morning! An adorable Charming Tails figurine, a digital camera that will fit in my purse and its PINK!:) What an awesome bunch I have! I was totally shocked and squealed because they'd already had me order yarn last week for my mother's day present! Later James is making me filet mignon and twice baked potatoes for dinner...mmmmm! Hope everyone is having a wonderful mother's day! I'm going to go plant some tomatoes and strawberries and knit! Hugs to you all!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pre-Mother's Day Goodies!

Hubby picked up these scales for me at Harbor Freight so when I wind my yarn I can weigh it! It'll be really cool when I want to do a skein of socks into two cakes, I can get equal grams on each!
My books came today...Debbie Macomber's Twenty Wishes, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Things I Learned from Knitting...whether I wanted to or not. My Mother's Day yarn hasn't arrived yet (Handmaiden Sea Silk, Cherry Tree Hill, and Alpaca Sox ? can't remember the name!) Pics as soon as they come in!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hubby's Anniversary Present!

Hubby's anniversary present finally came yesterday...all 26lbs. of it! I don't think this camera will fit into my purse!:) This thing is huge! The negative is 12 x 20! I don't know much about it other than its a large format camera (Korona Banquet Camera) and it makes my sweetie smile! Its cool looking and makes a great decoration! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

First Sock Finished!

I'v finished my first sock of my Woolgirl Sock Club kit! The pattern is really fun and pretty! Gonna go work on the second sock! The Mama Llama yarn is a joy to work with! TTFN!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Good Gnomie Day! :)

Today Gnomie was a very good gnomie! He helped me pull weeds outside, helped with the laundry and even helped Jimmy and I make these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Hopefully he will stay on his best behavior and not turn into a naughty gnomie after dark! :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo!

Nachos for dinner! mmmmmmmmmm Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Adventures of the Knotty Gnome!

My friend, Dolores, brought me this naughty, knotty gnome yesterday. It has been getting into so much trouble since she left it. Found it this morning in my jasmine bush...he's carrying a little bucket so don't know what he was up too. Such an innocent face when I caught him!

Later, I went to knit a couple of rows in my Woolgirl socks and what do I find...something staring up at he's blushing...hope he didn't frog any of it!

Then Jimmy and I are doing his math school work and the little imp is getting ready to bug the sleeping kitty...poor Cosmo...but then comes Fuji to the rescue! She'll take care of that knotty gnomie! grrrr

Thanks ya....dedicated to the 3Gnomies!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Woolgirl Sock Club Socks!

Been working on my first Woolgirl Sock club socks. There are twenty rows for the cuff. I did three repeats on the leg part and have done the heel. The yarn is really pretty and nice to work with. Today is the Knotty Knitter meeting...I didn't go because I need to get my immune system strengthened before I start going out and about. Sure hope they're having a great time!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Chinese Tea!

A wonderful, sweet lady (Sindia) at my hubby's work sent this to me today. Its Chinese tea! In the green box its Jasmine Tea, it has an aroma of tropical flowers and a fruity taste. Its the most popular tea in Northern China. In the beautiful tins are: Oolong Tea, Jasmine Tea, Rose Black Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Green Tea, and Lichee Black Tea. Can't wait to try was too late when hubby got home to try them so will tomorrow. The tins are awesome...even Jimmy said they're too pretty to use and we need to save them! This was so thoughtful of her. She's such an awesome lady! Shieh Shieh Sindia!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clapotis Finished!

My clapotis is now finished! Its sooooo pretty and snuggly! I have 60gms left over too! This was a really fun pattern, loved doing it. A relaxing, no thinker knit! Still feeling under the weather...gonna go wrap myself up in my clapotis!:) Hugs!