Thursday, December 28, 2006
She was a little afraid of it at first but then seemed to get the hang of it. She just wants to sew and sew straight lines which is good because that's all the machine does. Her favorite toys, however, are her cars Santa had to locate that were H@ppy Meal T0ys. She plays with them like dolls. She feeds them, puts them to bed and gives them medicine (candy).
She's growing up too fast. And can she run. She couldn't quite get the hang of it before. Her fine motor skills are above average, so is her vocabulary and social skills but her gross motor have been lagging. Nothing worrisome. More along the lines of probably won't be picked first in Gym class and perhaps maybe last kind of thing. But now she runs. Knees in the up down motion not flail-side-kicking. I think she knows it's a big deal. H has been taking her out for runs every afternoon. Tonight she came in claiming how hot she was, went right to the fridge, leaned in against the shelves and sighed "ahhh, much better now. whew".
Last night I wrote a great post with lots of links. It was spectacular. It became lost. It was eaten by the beast called Server Timed Out Try Again. It was part two of my summary list: What I've been up to since I haven't been posting regularly. Below is my
half-a lazy reconstructed list.
- Christmas came. Christmas went. My decorations are all packed away for next year. Toots' diggin her gifts as mentioned above. I too have nothing to complain about. Santa was very generous. I got this, this (in bramble) and this just to name a few.
- I've got a whole lot loving going for DS quilts. However, I'm feeling guilty that I'm betraying my first love Fun Quilts. It was this quilt by FQ that made me want to sew in the first place. I suppose they can sit in influential harmony.
- I ate all the leftover apple pie.
- I've been thinking about writing a mini essay/sermon type thing about Jonah. Yes, Jonah as in whale. Yep, the guy who was swallowed by a fish Jonah. But see? The giant fish/whale swallowing spitting out thing is such a small part of the story. I love Jonah. He's such a jerk. I surprised you didn't I? Read it yourself. It's in the Old Testament - Book of Jonah and you will see for yourself. Jerky jerk. So jerky it's amusing. Yep. I've been thinking a lot about Jonah. I need to write that sermon. If only to get it out of my brain.
- "I Love My Shirt" is Tootie's favorite song. Tootie calls it the Getting Dressed song.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
So much time has gone by that I don't know where to begin. Here's a short list:
- Fish! Fish are the answer to our new pet void! I googled types of fish. I learned which are best for beginning a tank, the difference between a community or single species tank and fish per gallon ratios*. I read so much about fish that I began seeing people as various kinds of fish. Charlotte is like a danio. She prefers others of her kind and likes to hide in the plants. Pete? Pete is like a betta - colorful and flashy. He tolerates others but is aggressive towards those that are too much like him. That line of commentary is what has gone through my mind when speaking to people all week.
- We are now the proud owners of 3 White Cloud Mountain Minnows who are named Fishy, Fish and Fish respectively.
- Today I successfully managed to buy a couple Christmas presents for Tootie while she was in the shopping cart. 2 were under the rouse that I was buying them for her cousins. We only have one more thing to pick up.
Again, thanks to those that commented.
*One inch of linear fish per gallon although some sites state a 1" to 2 gallon ratio.
Monday, December 11, 2006
When we picked our Newf, Kurgan, out of the litter almost 13 years ago he was the only pup that was still following his Mama around trying to nurse. He was a 6 week old 20lb ball of black fluff. When we moved him from his Mama he howled pathetically for her. I knew I would soon become the center of his world. Sure, he loved H but *I* was his Mama.
Today was a very hard day. We had to make the one decision that all dog owners dread making. When I let him out this morning he spied a cat and tried to give chase. He jumped off the deck and when he landed he broke his back and dislocated his front left leg. It was not pretty. I sat with him most of the day trying to keep him comfortable. H called the Vet and well, they came over and well, he's not in pain any longer. I always knew that one day I would have to say good-bye. I just didn't realize how painful that would be.
Good-bye old man. You were greatly loved.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
60% Extraversion, 66% Intuition, 66% Thinking, 60% Judging
| Have you no soul? It's clear you have no heart and that your blood runs cold, but really, do you have even one redeeming factor?|
Sure. You're a natural born leader. So was Hitler. You just don't like people, do you?
You don't play games. You take charge. And there's very little room for mistakes in your world. You're forceful, intimidating and overbearing.
Heard of the word "patience?" Trust me, it's a word and it's something you're sorely lacking. Believe it or not, you're not always right. Learn to have some patience for those who think differently from you, knobflap.
From the way people's knees knock when they see you, you should have realised by now that you're not exactly a "people-person." You're more of a "people-eater." You just ain't tuned into people's feelings and probably couldn't care less whether you were anyway. Maybe you're not from this planet but the rest of us are.
Sure, you're intelligent. So what? You have some semblance of power. Big deal.
At least people LIKE the rest of us.
The other personality types are as follows...
Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Freak - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
| My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I've had this image from a Japanese Craft book embedded in my mind for quite some time and have been meaning to make something inspired from it. This started out to be a set of coasters then became an oven mitt but after adding to it and playing with it the more it looked like a bucket purse to me.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
I thought I'd break the pattern with 2 stripes. One of blue with a rectangle of deep red and a subtler yellow with again a deep red rectangle. I'm pleased with the results. It's slightly wonky but it'll do. Now I just need to pin and quilt it. My friend, Shelba, is doing the same.