Sunday, September 19, 2010

Project Linus and Spokane Bound...

Couple thoughts that have been floating through my mind off and on for many years, so I thought I'd share.  

I've always wanted to do some kind of volunteer work but since I was busy raising my own kids I was selfish with my time.  Not a bad thing just the truth!  Now that the kids are grown, the itch is still there and you know what that means...

I've incorporated my latest hobby into something that gives back to the community.  Yep, I crochet blankets/afghans for Project Linus.  This is a great way for me to volunteer anytime because I can crochet anywhere; at home mostly but you can take it to the park, on the bus, waiting for an appt. where ever, when ever!  Plus I can control my volunteer time and donation.  To me this is a perfect fit!

So who gets these blankets/afghans???  Children! From premie newborns up to teenagers!  So for now, and maybe forever, I've found my place to volunteer that fits my lifestyle and their needs.

This is the latest toddler blanket for PL.

As for my other thought...

I've talked a lot about moving into an RV and while that is our end goal I just don't think it would be good to live in one full time in the desert.  This summer has been very brutal on me and we're in an apartment with a little more space but the sound of the constant air conditioner is enough to drive me insane!  Can't imagine listening to one run non-stop in the RV.

So this brings me to the next part of the equation.  I'm tired of the desert/heat and want OUT!  We're moving back to our home town Spokane Wa. after 13 yrs. of being down here in the desert.  I believe at this time I miss the 4 seasons.  Will it be cold?  Yep! But at least I won't be sweating inside.

I'm excited to say this is our last summer down here and plan to move by next May after our daughter graduates high school.  

Woo Hoo!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We are in trouble....

We are in trouble...

The population of this country is 300 million.

160 million are retired. 

That leaves 140 million to do the work. 

There are 85 million in school. 

Which leaves 55 million to do the work. 

Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. 

Leaving 15 million to do the work. 

2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing Osama 

Which leaves 12.2 million to do the work. 

Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state and city Governments. 

And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. 

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals. 

Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work. 

Now, there are 1 ,211,998 people in prisons. 

That leaves just two people to do the work. 

You and me. 

And there you are,

Sitting on your butt,

At your computer, reading jokes.

Nice. Real nice.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Crochet Scarf with V stitch

The two scarves I finished over Labor Day Weekend for my daughter.
Working on a third one for ME!

This is a fantastic quick & easy pattern that makes 
a great accessory for many outfits.

You can find the pattern at: 

I used Caron Simply Soft with an H hook.