Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 2010

Hello friends,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, we have finally warmed up here although the beaches are overcast and cloudy each morning and afternoon.

I have been knitting very little since my promotion at work. I am working on a teal scarf in the Loose Lattice Lace pattern for a friend who just moved to Chicago. I figure I will get it finished in time for her to wear it this winter. It is really turning out pretty. I wish I had a picture to post for you, maybe next time.

Oh, I just finished baking a Peach Blueberry Pie double crusted pie, it looks great! The peaches are off of my Dad's tree here in the yard and they are really good.

I wish you all a "Safe and Sane" 4th of July!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June 2010

Hi my Faithful Followers!

S0 many things have happened since the last post, the sun is now out here in Riverside County California!

Okay, grab your cup of coffee, or tea, and let's catch up.

I have finally come into this Century, well as far as the year of my car that is. I bought a 2008 PT Cruiser...I love it! I certainly do enjoy my drive to work so much more, no more squeaks, no more adding oil to the engine every week, no more rolling down the window to be able to open the door...YEAH!

I also received a promotion at work, Jitterbug, I am now at the bottom of the ladder in Management, a Lead. It will get me off of the phone for 2 hours a day, and that is wonderful!

My youngest daughter, Nina, and her boyfriend Jonathon went to his Senior Prom, she looked so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes!

My older daughter, Alisha, just finished her second State Competition for Bikini modeling and won second place. She will now go to the National Competition the end of July in Las Vegas, NV.

I have not been able to get much knitting in lately, but I did finish my Moving Shawl (see the picture?) and Citron (sorry no picture yet). I am not sure who I will give it to yet, but it will make a great Christmas gift for someone.

What has been going on in your lives?

Have a wonderful June!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Wow, it has been such a long time since I have posted anything on here. A lot of things have changed since January.

I have moved in with my Step-dad to be able to save money, and my girls have moved in with their paternal Grandpa.

I am still at Jitterbug (the cellphone provider for people looking for simplicity in a phone), I know this sounds like an ad but I am in sales there so what can I tell you. Tomorrow is my six month anniversary there and I finally get to have weekends off again starting tomorrow. Yeah!

I am still knitting, although I do not get as much time to do so but I will post some pictures for you to see what I have accomplished.

The weather is finally getting a little warmer here in California. I have lived here all of my life and have never seen this type of weather here, it is so strange.

Oh, and we also had a very strong earthquake that lasted almost a full minute. It's epicenter was in Mexico about 60 miles from where I work. It rolled and rolled and rolled, not our standard earthquake as they usually roll and then sharply shake. Unfortunately for the residents of Mexico it did cause extreme damage.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

When It Rains It Pours!

I have heard the phrase "When it rains it pours" all my life, but it was always in context to Morton's Salt however this week it has taken on new meaning here in California. Today we are experiencing buckets of rain with Flash Flood Warnings and Wind Advisories.

I also have heard of the flooding in La Canada (pronounced La Ca-na-da, not Canada), and then there is the flooding and possible tornados in Long Beach as well as "water spouts". Poor San Diego County really got hit too, check out the link to see what when on there.

Thankfully I have today off so I do not have to drive the hour in the storm, I think I will spend my day building an Ark just in case we need it after next weeks storms.

Stay warm and dry!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Out with the OLD and In with the NEW!

In keeping with this "Out with the Old and In with the New" theme, I will now post my last finished project from 2009 (Blue Babushka) as well as my new project from 2010 (Lacy Baktus).

Okay, I normally do not make New Years Resolutions however I am in the mood for a huge change in my life. Therefore I am committing to losing some of the weight I put on over the last 5 years! I am not going to do this by going crazy on some diet, but by changing my lifestyle.

One of the reasons for this change, other than the obvious...I want to be healthier, is I intend to run the Susan G. Komen 5K (3.2 miles) in October in honor of my Mom, Melody, who survived breast cancer. I have wanted to do this for a long time as I know any money I help to raise will benefit us all, but also because she was very courageous in her fight against breast cancer.

A second reason for getting fit is because I want to feel better about myself, and even though I will be the same person whether I am thin or chunky, I will have more confidence in myself if I lose the weight. Now, with more confidence I may actually start contemplating the idea of dating again.

So I say again...Out with the Old and In with the New!

What are your plans for the New Year?

January 2010

Hi All! Here are the promised Christmas pictures, sorry I forgot to take one of the tree by itself. Instead you will see my children and me!

This is a picture of my youngest daughter Nina and me.

And this is a picture of my oldest daughter Alisha and me.

Here are charming family photos of all four of us. The man in the picture is my 25 year old son, Rick. It seems so weird to call him a man, but as you can see he is.

This was our first Christmas together in 6 years. My son has lived in another state for the last 6 years and was unable to get home for the holidays. He now lives here in California so I get to see him more often.

Here is a picture of me and my Grand-dog Allie. She was dressed for Christmas too.

I wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous
New Year!

Friday, December 4, 2009


I can not believe November has already flown by, how has so much time passed so quickly? This last month I started my job at Jitterbug, I have been driving two plus hours a day to get there and back and it is making me tired! I am thankful to be working again however so I will cease with the complaints.

Next week I will decorate for Christmas, and I will post again, with pics of the tree.

I really have not been able to get much knitting done now that I am working, but I did finish my Babushka and will post it next week too.

I hope you all have a great week!