Something I have been thinking about all week is, is it wrong not to feel sympthantic to those who are upset about a decision they made? This week I was talking with a friend about someone we know and how they are not hiding their feelings about a situation they made a decision on. I didn’t think before I spoke and said that I was having a hard time being sympthatic toward them since they knew going in to the situation they would be doing what they are not happy about. Afterwards I started thinking about it and wondered if I was wrong for thinking that. Should I be sympthantic toward this person even though they made the decision they are unhappy about? What are your thoughts on it?
On a fun note, Mom and Dad are coming in town for a visit this afternoon. It’s been awhile since they have come over (I really hope our spring/summer are SLOW). Tomorrow Mom and I are going to look for fabric for curtians. I hoping I can convience her to make them for me because otherwise they might be sitting there for a while before I can get to them. We are having some AWESOME weather right now! It’s like a spring day. I really wish I could be at home right now sitting on my patio enjoying it. I hope it last a few more days. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
At the end of last week, I finally finished the baby blanket I was working on for a friend. This was the simplest pattern I have done so far but the WORSE yarn. I had started this one as the pattern I did for Laura’s blanket
but the yarn was too thick for it. So I just did a simple patter to use the yarn up. Fleece yarn is not pleasant at all to work with; it splits, thick, and hot. I finally finished it and happy to be done with it! Of course now my sweet husband says he wants one for him (big) made out of that. I told him that it would be awhile. :) I’ll post pictures later when I remember to take some.
I did a couple of coasters for us over the weekend. I always feel the need to do something small and quick after I finish something large. I’m in the process of making 2 more before starting the next baby blanket (which Tia should find today what she is having so I can hopefully pick the color for the blanket). I just found what I want to make myself in the next year.
This will take some time, but I love it! I hope I can accomplish this.
It’s a new year! I’m big on fresh clean starts, no matter what it is. I’m looking forward to finishing updating the house, traveling some, and getting more settled. We are starting back on the house this weekend. We plan to paint the laundry room and have all the windows (that should have been painting last fall) done by Monday. I feel this is all doable since the laundry room is small and some of the windows already have a coat on them. It will just take getting back into the momentum of working on the house. My goal is to be 100% done with the inside by late March (I hope sooner but I know things will come up). We honestly do not have that much left on it. I want to be done by March so I can start focusing on the yard. I cannot wait to do this so I can show you those fun before pictures. I love my yard (and have a great one if I can brag for a moment) but it has been awhile since anyone gave it any love.
I'm happy that we finally figured out the issue with the washer. (Whenever I would run the final spin it would go CRAZY. It would vibrate everywhere and walk all around.) Brian stopped by Sears Monday to ask about it and the very nice guy asked if we removed the packing pins. Um....needless to say we didn't. We did this last night and it worked like a charm!!! I have clothes that are not soaking wet to put into the dryer. I guess we should have paid more attention to those signs on the bolts that say "remove before use". Who knew. This was our first time to buy a new washer and dryer and we are learning.
My manager sent this to me this morning. It's from a friend of his in Texas:
"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever.Great stories. But two things made me take it down.
First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.
Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."