Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Silliness

Here's our tree all lit up. Awww, oooh :-o
And now here's what happens when you have silly boys and some old pantyhose! Awwww (um, well I thought it was funny)Awwww
And this is what Josh thought of bedtime- awwwwwww :-(

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Don't Be Scared, Just Be Smart!

Please take a minute to read this. This is very scary and could happen to any of us.. Seems like every nice thing people do for one another can be perverted. A new twist on kidnapping from a very smart survivor: About a month ago there was a woman standing by the mall entrance passing out flyers to all the women going in. The woman had written the flyer herself to tell about an experience she had, so that she might warn other women. The previous day, this woman had finished shopping, went out to her car and discovered that she had a flat. She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat. A nice man dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked up to her and said, "I noticed you're changing a flat tire. Would you like me to take care of it for you?" The woman was grateful for his offer and accepted his help.

They chatted amiably while the man changed the flat, and then put the flat tire and the jack in the trunk, shut it and dusted his hands off. The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her car, the man told her that he left his car around on the other side of the mall, and asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car. She was a little surprised and she asked him why his car was on other side. He explained that he had seen an old friend in the mall that he hadn't seen for some time and they had a bite to eat, visited for a while, and he got turned around in the mall and left through the wrong exit, and now he was running late.. The woman hated to tell him "no" because he had just rescued her from having to change her flat tire all by herself, but she felt uneasy. (Trust that gut feeling!)

Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her trunk before shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car. She told him that she'd be happy to drive him around to his car, But she just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. (Smart woman!!) She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car and wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be. She hurried into the mall, and told a security guard what had happened, the guard came out to her car with her, but the man had left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took it down to the police station. The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return it to the man). What they found was rope, duct tape, and knives. When the police checked her "flat" tire, there was nothing wrong with it; the air had simply been let out. It was obvious what the man's intention was, and obvious that he had carefully thought it out in advance. The woman was blessed to have escaped harm. (Amen?thank you, God!) How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and had them wait in the car while the man fixed the tire, or if she had a baby strapped into a car seat? Or if she'd gone against her judgment and given him a lift?

Tell all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. Better to be safe than sorry.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

a WIP and a couple of bags

First some knitting content!! Yaay!!! This is some BEAUTIFUL pink wool my bestest friend sent me. I wanted to do something quick and easy that I could get done for myself. I wanta really long scarf so I'm waiting for one more skein of this yumminess. I'm hoping to leave myself enough to do a mathching Hershy Kiss hat, awwww. The scarf is just k2,p2. Easy peasy lemon squeezie and OH so rewarding!!
Also, I managed two more bags. One is for Dawn's sister-the biggest diaper bag you've ever seen!! It has 17 (yes, I'm not kidding) pockets!!!!
And finally, another bag for Etsy, YAAAYYY!! It's about stinkin' time!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Thank you SOO Much!!

This is a long past due post to say thank you!! I have received wonderful gifts from my secret pal!! There should also be a bag of oreos and M&M's but we ate them!! She made me this super cute pompom earflap hat, the lovely little intarsia bag and a great (and much appreciated) needle case.

She's a great secret pal!! Thank you!!

I also received a wonderful package from my holiday ball swap pal. She sent two of the nicest yarns (can you say silk/cashmere in purple?!?) So delicious!! Packed FULL of wonderful Christmas things. She packed the fabulous ball full of great ornaments, stickers and some awesome things from Ten Thousand Villages.
And finally, my best friend made me these awesome labels to put in my bags for Etsy!!Could anyone be more spoiled by such wonderful women? I think not!! HUGE THANK YOUS!!