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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another Sunday

I can't believe it has been a week since I posted! We have had a pretty good weekend so far. It is quite chilly now so we have had the fireplace going most of the weekend. David put another doggy door in so we can close the french door and save on the heating bill. Jack and I are sitting here watching the Cincinnati Bengals play. I am doing a little work while I am watching since I owe them a few hours for the week.

As far as knitting, I worked on the bolero until I used up the first skein, I have to join in and knit about 4 more inches to finish it up. I decided to stop working on that and work on a scarf for Britney's birthday. It is one of the pom-pom scarfs that I knitted before, I had 4 skeins to knit it and I did one skein yesterday, it does not take long to knit up.

On Thursday night my friend Melissa and I went to a cooking class at Dorothy Lane. This was one of the classes where you sit at tables and watch the chef cook. It was French food and French wine and it was very good!

Friday, I interviewed for another job. Hoping to find out this week if I got it and then I will give this job two weeks notice. I am hoping the new job will be a little more in line to what I would like to do plus it is a salary position.

David is installing a new water softener. He has the water turned off so no laundry is getting done yet plus I am supposed to make him pumpkin bread for his work but all of that is on hold at the moment until he finishes. He had it in but found that the lines weren't run properly from the old one and he is putting in a filter too so it may be awhile before things get done around here.

I had two trick or treaters last night! So, we are eating lots of candy today.

I will try to post some pictures later.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


We have had a nice weekend. David and I went to IHOP yesterday morning, well mid-morning so it was more of a brunch than a breakfast. We didn't go to IKEA or the junkyard as I didn't feel like walking around and David didn't really need anything from the junkyard. We did stop at a couple stores to look for some pants that David wants but we couldn't find them. When we got home David took a nap with the dogs and I laid down upstairs because my back was sore from sitting in the car. Jack got me up to go drop off some job applications and then we went to the mall to get him a jacket. When we go back I just went and laid in bed, trying to rest up and get better. The puppies kept me company. This morning I woke up in pain again, David got my meds for me and I went back to sleep for awhile and then got up to go to commissary. I decided I need to stay out of bed to day and move around so I am doing laundry and cleaning in between watching the football games. I am going to work on some knitting once I am happy with all the cleaning.

I am posting a picture that I sent out to everyone this week of Jack all dressed up for Homecoming Dance. He had a really good time. I told David we have to start saving for the Prom! Everything is so expensive.

Well, off to change the laundry over and get our steaks marinating for dinner.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Feeling Better

I went to the doctor yesterday and he put me on 2 days of bed rest and gave me motrin and percocet. I am feeling better this afternoon and will go to work tomorrow. I am going to have to get up and move around more at work so I don't get this bad again. I am going to have to set a timer so I get up every hour and walk around. The dr. is sending me to physical therapy again but this time I get to go downtown so hopefully it will be better than what I was getting at the base. I am also going to go back to accupuncture.

I have not knitted or done anything crafty in awhile. I am beginning to think I will have to scale back on home made Christmas gifts this year but maybe I will have a sudden rush and get it all done...who knows?

Not much else going on, the weather is getting colder and the heater is on. Need to cut back the plants but not sure when I will get around to it, might have to hire someone.

We may go to Cincinnati this weekend to IHOP and then David go to junk yard and I go to IKEA, I have not been there since Rachel came and I still have a cart that needs to be put together in the garage.

I really think working is interfering with me getting things done :)

Off to lay back down.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

On my back

Well the weekend has not gone as planned. I was supposed to go to my second real estate class but I woke up with a horrible sinus headache and my right hip/back were hurting. I got over the headache pretty good but today when we went to Wal-Mart I bent over ever so slightly and "pop" the back went out. So, I have been laying on my back most of the day watching football. It still hurts really bad. I have taken muscle relaxer and naproxen. I am going to slap the tens machine and ice it after dinner and then put a lidocaine patch on it and hope for the best. While I was laying immobilized I had a few guests taking naps on or near me. They were quite perturbed when I would get up. Not much else going on, work is going good and I got my first paycheck on Friday, we get paid every two weeks and it was nice to have the extra money coming in.

I am at the point in the bolero where I have to knit eight inches in the single rib stitch to make the collar portion of the sweater. I have not worked on it at all this weekend and right now I can't even sit to work on it.

I hope I can work okay tomorrow.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enon Apple Butter Festival

There are still many festivals going on around us. David heard about this one from the lady at his work. It was not that big nor did it have that much apple butter. There were plenty of food booths which reminded me of the Flower Festival in Lompoc. We didn't stay too long and we didn't get any apple butter because the only place to get it was at one location and the line was about 3 blocks long. We did get to see the butter in the cast iron vats over the open fire. It was really cool. I remember when we lived in Missouri that we went to an apple butter festival in the town square and I believe it was Mt Vernon. It was really nice to get out and see it and again the weather was very nice, I even had to wear my hat!

I have had a great Columbus day off, I really don't want to go back to work. I have to go upstairs and figure out what to wear but at least I can watch Monday Night Football while I am getting everything ready.

All right off to take care of things....

Caeser Creek Lake

On Saturday we made our annual pilgrimage to the lake. The colors were not that great this year. We did not have that much rain so most of the leaves are just drying up and falling off. I took a couple of pictures when we went up the path to the damn. It was a really nice day. We are having a little Indian summer right now as it has been in the 80s the last few days. I am sure it will snap out of it soon and we will be freezing. I am buying gloves and sweaters to prepare for it.

I worked on the bolero this weekend, it seems like it is taking forever! Just a couple more inches and I will begin the increase row and then it will only be 8 more inches beyond that. I really want to get moving on to the next project.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday at last!!!!

Well, it is finally Friday! It has been a long week and I am very tired. I had to take care of a lot of mistakes that people made and that is always irritating. Hopefully there won't be any more. I have a lot of work to do on this program it has been neglected for quite some time.

I don't think I have knitted one stitch this week! I am going to work on the bolero tonight. I really have to get my butt in gear if I am going to have my Christmas stuff done in time.

Rachel got her birthday present today! I am so happy she liked it and she gets to take it on her birthday trip so that is even better! It is a cowl that is long enough to become a hood - a hooded cowl. I can't wait to see it under a jacket. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL :)(:

We are going to look at the leaves tomorrow so I will post pictures when we get back. I think we will also go to Lowe's and pick up some things we need for the house to finish up some of our little remodels we have going on. I have Monday off but David doesn't so I am not sure what I will do that day...maybe some thrift shops??? LOL

Okay, time to knit!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Josh Blue at the Funny Bone

David and I had a great time at the Funny Bone tonight. Josh was really funny. Before that we went to Logan's and I had a nice filet and David had ribs. At the club we had dessert. I had a strawberry daquiari but it was not that great.

We slept in this morning and then took the puppies to the dog park they had a great time running around with the big dogs, they were totally worn out by the time we got home. We didn't do much else today because it was gray and yucky out. I took a nap because of a sinus headache, woke up feeling better. I don't think we are going to the lake tomorrow because the weather is supposed to be bad again, we will try to go next weekend if it is nice. David is going to a Jeep thing tomorrow and I am going to hem my pants and sew some other stuff. I am working on the bolero now.

Here are a couple of pictures. One from the Funny Bone and the other is the bolero as I am working it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Building I work in

Here are pictures of the building I work in. This is the main hall at the entrance and all of the offices are off each side. The offices are modern spaces but they left the historical Art Deco architecture in the main hall area. It is very beautiful. This building was the first AF Museum back in the day. I am still hoping to see a ghost or two :)

David and I are going to see a comedian tomorrow night at the Funny Bone. His name is Josh Bleu, he was on Last Comic Standing. I think we will go to the lake on Sunday to see the Fall colors so standby for more pictures.

I am going to do some sewing this weekend along with knitting the bolero.

All right off to finish up Dave's dinner, he had to work late.