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Okay, so I’ve been MIA……With good reason I promise. WORK, WORK…..and WORK!

I’ve got to give a shout out to my secret pals…..now that SP11 is coming to an end I find I am getting more comfortable doing the pal thing. My secret to me pal always e-mails or leaves comments. And she sends the bestest packages. My not secret to me pal is equally as awesome. She’s warm and friendly. She’s been very patient as I try and figure out how secret palling actually works. Not that I’m a slacker pal but I wasn’t real sure how friendly to be, that’s so not the right word friendly, hmmmm. But my previous experience on a well known crochet forum was horrid. I emailed weekly, sent e-cards several times a week, sent rocking packages and cards and little to no response. And that being my only taste of Sp-ing, thought I must be doing something wrong, especially when I was publicly criticized by she who shall remain un-named for not trying to connect more, HELLO! Anywho sour grapes, sorry! But the point is I think I am getting into the spirit of Sp now that the end is drawing near and hope I am allowed to participate again. Robyn my hostess has been a great handholder as well. If I lacked blog post, all my days meld into one, ahem, she’d e-mail and remind me to post more. For a newbie to Sp it was nice to be so monitored. Anyone thinking about trying SP, should at least once.

I was very productive yesterday, I got several packages mailed off. One for my fat quarter swap, one for my swap-bot towel swap, one to Swapna, and other little thingies. All of you peeps on the India mail watch, Swapna did in fact get her first test package from me to her new address. So pkg two has been sent. Hoping #1 wasn’t a fluke.

I have loads of pictures to share but will have to feed them into post over several days. But I do have some linkage for you!

My fam and our friend Carole spent a fabu day at Worldfest 2007. Granted it could totally be bigger, but it will grow. We had a blast. We met all sorts of unique people, learned about cultures and was free to ask questions to the different countries reps. One of the booths we hang out at the most was India. Emily and I have decided she and I must have been residence of India in a past life. Stop laughing, for reals!

We ate some pakora. YUMMY! Ours had soft cheese and green onions. And there was this fabulous dipping sauce. I could taste pepper and cumin. Emily and Amy also got henna dyed hands. Mehendi is the correct term, I think. You can see an article here, sitting at the table is Em, Amy is standing in the background as is The Old Man and thats the back of Carole’s blonde head. We were leaving when Emily heard Indian music start from a stage somewhere away from where we were and she sprinted off like a cheetah, the words streaming from her as she ran was “Hurry Mama, move faster.” Then she was gone. We later joked that we’ve never seen her move so fast and perhaps we should purchase Indian Cds to get her moving. I did catch up and we watched and clapped for an hour or more. Got a ton of pictures. Will share, sparingly later.

We also saw a beautiful presentation of Capoeria. Oh my goodness! Wonderful! I could get down with that I think. Okay, wishful thinking but still….. Also have pictures of this. Gotta upload them before I can post them.

Alrighty then, I am off to work.

Be well y’all!

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Today I SHOULD be doing stuff. Yet, here I sit doing very little. Tried to do some shopping online but my Secret Pals wishlish thingy is down and I’ll be darned if I can remember what was on there. OY! I did begin a hobo-ish bag I hope to use tomorrow. Very cute if I say so meself.  I will take pics but not sure how I will post them. ‘member the pc/camera debacle?

Yesterday, Amy and I had an awesome day. We had a lunch date with a new friend. Amy was born with a birth defect which causes a moderate to severe physical disability. Anywho,  being a teen, which in itself can suck, but being a teen with a physical disability can suck major-ly.  So our new friend J is 30ish, has the same birth defect and is a make-up artist, stylist and artist married to a soon -to-be Doctor. She and Ames talked at length about their lives and some of the medical complication and things that suck and things that are awesome. (Ames has the myelomeningocele version, as does J.)

Revealing today aren’t I?

Over on Flickr I got the info on my new swap buddy for the Fat Quarter Swap Group. Going shopping for her this weekend.

One more thing about SP11…. I enjoy reading my pals blog, I enjoy her e-mails…..who knew this was so fun????

I really should go crochet or finish sewing my bag………..

Be well y’all!!!!

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Today, Emily the eldest offspring, turns 16! OMIGAWD!!!! Who allowed this crap??? Wishing her a very happy birfday with lotsa love and squishy kisses. Also cringing at the increase in the cost of auto insurance.

Tomorrow, as there is no school the following day, we are going bowling and out to eat with a few of her friends from school. Or we are taking them out rather. Having bowled only one other time in my whole life I am hoping I beat the knickers of them teeny-boppers! HA.

I’ve been going through my crochet books and realize I bought a ton of them I really don’t want. Why do I do that??? How dare I buy stuff I will never ever use? I have put myself in timeout. No more buying unless I will actually USE the pattern, yarn, bead, fabric etc. I have now decide after being overly practical in other areas in my life, I rather like shopping for shoes, not purchased more than the needed one, 3 pairs sadly, but I do like trying them on and hope to join the massive crowd of people who have a shoe/boot fetish and actually purchase them. I used to have several pairs of black boot but gave those to the children and now find me trying on green and pink shoes when given a choice and I did try on some brown suede boots for fall but opted out as I felt I was walking on a pencil for a heel. I think I will have to shop online. More choice.

My, now 16 year old, loves shoes and has many pairs. She never ask for or purchases for herself expensive shoes but I did see her eyeballing a pair of harajuku hightops.

Secret Pal 11 seems to being going well. Hard to jump fully in without a PC I can get on anytime I want too. Bummer. But I hope it’s still enjoyable for both my pals.

I’m out!

Be well y’all!!!

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Smelling Salts, QUICK!

My oldest offspring began her first day of High School today. She looked very cute as usual, if I may say so. I was/am nervous for her. She has heard tales of how lower classmen are treated and is a tad worried. I think she will be fine, however, I too still get nervous when entering a new group or set off on a new path in life, so who am I to say “you have nothing to be nervous about”……empty words, blah!

We are alive here, just uber busy. Hardly have time to e-mail or visit anyone. Things will get in a groove again and hopefully I won’t be forgotten. One can hope!!

Have a good one!

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Check out this lovely family of five baby birds that took up residence under the cover thing on our propane tank. Cute, no?

Here is a bunny The Old Man found in a road way, far away from brush and stuff, musta been dropped by a bird or something. Anyway we have learnt the bunny did die, due to trauma, is the guess. Bunnies are so delicate and cute.

Next is my baby, here is Emily graduating.

Gmail is working on and off, has been for a while, not sure how to fix it or if I even can. Sorry to those having trouble sending notes and such.

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My oldest is off jet setting as a last fling for school. And by jet setting, I mean camping. It's an over nighter. She returns home 5pm today. She goes to school Thurday and graduates Thursday night then no more school!

Back to the "camping"….I hope she enjoys herself. Although I am trying to tell me, she is having a blast and not coming to harm, those types of thoughts pop into my head. Of course I didn't share these type of thoughts with her. Flip flopping stomach and listening for the phone is my state now. Over anxious probably, but I think I read somewhere, parental type people sometimes do these sorts of things.

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I am working on my Foodie Friday post, been a real slacker on that as of late. Will post it tomorrow.

This is just a rambling post of  little stuff.

I am very excited, I signed up a couple weeks ago to be a Bzz agent, which is  basically a tester of products, then you pass on the info to the company and get this your friends and family along with coupons and or sample. But anywho I got my first test item on it's way! A 11.5 oz can of a new type of coffee and if I understand it right coupons to hand out to others. All I gotta do is report on my experience with the product. I am not gonna post a link of any sort but if anyone is interested just email me and I will send you a link/invite.

Another survey/tester programme I belong to also is sending me a test product. But since it's confidential (the product) I can't say which item  but I will say I love free stuff and will gladly take 5-15 minutes to fill out a test questionaire to get some.

Sharon over at DoD is a freebie nut and moderates the freebie section of the forum. I was so glad to see her start this as I have been a freebie hound for ages. So it's nice to be in good company. And yes folks we really do get stuff for FREE. It takes a couple seconds to submit a request thats it. I did get a comment from someone recently that said, "You have too much time if you can request free items, get a life"……Ummm, 'kay. Here's how I see it, the companies offer these items for free and set up webpages for you to request them. If I aint having to give personal info, like credit card numbers and such to get freebies, then it's not a waste of time. A minute here and there and almost daily I get free items or coupons for items or big discounts. But thanks for the "get a life advice"…perhaps you should stop downloading so much porn and get a life yourself, LOL.

I rarely gush about my husband, I tend to call him My Old Man, which he and I both prefer. Dunno why, just do. But anyway, I have to gush about him today. He is one of those guys thats really comfortable with his sexuality and self on a whole. Well today the guy wears a powder pink t-shirt all over town. Folks we live in shitkicker central, loads of cowboys and not the Brokeback Mountain variety. The shirt simply said "Real Men Wear Pink" , then smaller under that "Support Breast Cancer Research"…..*swoon* I realize it's not a big deal to most people on so many levels it's not for me, except, as I mentioned the area we live in and he did get people rubbernecking and he never flinched.

Ya know when kids say stuff that makes you laugh ages after it's happened? Well that happened a few weeks ago and I find myself giggling like a school girl when I think of what my oldest said. We had eaten Chinese and we get outside the restaurant and she stops and is brushing at her lap. She looks up at me and says, "Dang Mama I had enough rice in my crotch to feed a third world country."  I have no idea why but I can't stop laughing over it, the look on her face, she was so serious.

Speaking of my oldest, she graduates Jr. High Thursday. She goes on an overnighter Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening. GULP, very nervous over this one….She then has no break from school. Twirling until July a tiny break then more twirling. The child never has had twirling lessons, she heard a few months ago they were looking for twirlers in High School, she found a baton been practicing, she signed up the day they posted the sign up list and now is one of five girls remaining. She has been working on her own and now can twirl two batons at once. Folks this is my klutz child. If it can be fallen over, break, or hurt/impale, shes all about that. She also is very non-athletic, shes a book worm and very much the punkish girl. I mean hell her ONE bad grade in school was a C in P.E. , get this, for not being able to catch a softball. Yea I raised hell…but my point is shes not athletical inclined at all. So good luck to her, I hope she enjoys it and does very well.

I have so much to catch up on, just been a bit under the weather and finding it hard to focus. I know I promised pics and lists and I have some much belated gratitude to post about to, but want to do it proper with pics.

Blog contest peeps, I am working on your packages and will get them out when I get a chance. I really gotta see about UPS for my area. Takes me forever to get to the post office. UPS will come pick up, no need for me to leave the house.

Have a good one folks, 'til later!

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