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What is your inner flower?

I found this on another blog and decided to see what it says. I'm not exactly sure why I feel compelled to do all these quizzes. They do however fill in for a post here when I have nothing else to say. I pinched a nerve in my lower back & hip this past weekend and I haven't been able to do anything, but sit still, lie down & take hot showers to try and ease the pain and be able to move at all. I hope this heals quickly so that I can get done with my Christmas decorating & shopping. I haven't even finished my cards yet.

what's your inner flower?

Oh to be debt free!!!

What a wonderfully, fabulous idea! I have been reading Dave Ramsey's book The Total Money Makeover. We are so ready to be debt free. I'm tired of making credit card & car payments. The book gives a lot of sound advice. It gives a lot of testimonials from different people. I'm not sure how quickly we'll get through all the steps, but it does give one hope of there being an end in site.

I'm too old...

I'm way too old for too much excitement. Our 3 year old found my shaving razor and decided to put it in his mouth or shave with it or something. He ended up cutting his upper lip and lord knows it bled like a stuck hog. It took a while to get him calmed down enough to figure out where the blood was coming from and how bad it was. Needless to say I ended up with an electric razor today.

Matthew is the child that I'm going to end up spending lots of time in the ER with. Our first trip to the ER with Jared wasn't until he was 7 and it only required a couple of staples. Matthew's first trip there was at 18 months and things don't look like they are going to get any better.

I learned something new.

I accidentally came across a new yahoo group a few weeks back called Helping Hands of TN. They are a group of ladies that crochet blankets, caps & booties for babies & preemies and also caps for chemo patients and then donate them to a number of different TN hospitals. Well I finally figured out after many tried how to crochet a baby cap & booties. It's a good day when you learn something new.


I have spent the last 3 months reading all the Harry Potter books for the first time. I finished #6 today. There were pretty good. I wasn't sure I would enjoy reading them but was very surprised at how much I liked them and am looking forward to the next one. Even as much as I enjoyed reading them I can't see myself becoming as obsessed with it all. I am very surprised at how many adults are about these books.

I did find out today that Sue Grafton's next book S is for Silence will be published December 6. Looking forward to the next part of the Kinsey Milhone tale. This series of books is one that I was extremely surprised to enjoy. I am not usual one to read mystery books. Sue Grafton does a great job of keeping her stories interesting and making it so you don't want to put her books down.

Time Flies!

I can't believe that the days are going by so fast. It has been a week since my last post and that just seems unfathomable. It is going to be Christmas before we know it and I'm so far from being ready for it that I may never get done.

I had a terrific weekend shopping. My mom & step-father were here for the weekend and we spent lots of time shopping. I don't have anyone to go shopping with and I try not to drag Joe any more that necessary. I know that he will go with me but it isn't his favorite thing to do. I have such a fabulous husband!

Must get my daily cleaning done so that I can get back to work painting & making Christmas cards. I want to be done with making cards by Thanksgiving and at the rate I'm going that isn't going to happen. Don't know where to garner anymore motivation from to get things done. I feel so burnt out most days that I don't get anywhere near what I should done.

Will it ever end?!

I am so ready to be over this sickness now. It has been over a week now and it is time for it to be over with. I need to go get some Lysol and spray everything in the house. Is there a thing as too much Lysol? Must get rid of sick germs!!!

I am almost finished with another memory box and have started crocheting a preemie blanket for a group that I accidentally stumbled upon called Helping Hands of TN. It is a group of crocheters & knitters that make blankets, animals, booties & caps for the Childrens Hospitals and Cancer Centers in TN. I am waiting for my new Chemo Card Angel assignment and thought that while I waited I could maybe make a few things to help someone who needs a little extra encouragement during their hospital stay. I started out trying to make a pair of booties but just couldn't figure out how to do them so I decided to get started back crocheting with something simple.

My youngest went out trick or treating last night as Harry Potter. I tried to ta…