Friday, June 29, 2007


One of my favorite lines from a movies every!!! "Sometimes, being a Bitch is all a woman has to hold on to!" Wow does that say it all or what? I know that's how I've been feeling lately. The movie was Dolores Claiborne (1995), written by Stephen King, and starring Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christopher Plummer. The movies actual tag line is: "Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend." I like my favorite quote better.

warning: rather long rant to follow

I wrote all of that to say, again, my parents are in town. And believe me, I love my family. But sometimes I feel like my family thinks because I'm single, not dating anyone at the moment, and have no children, that any free moment I have should be dedicated to them. Don't think for a moment that any of the following rant means I don't love spending time with my family, I just wish I could be allowed to have a life free of family obligations. Just for a few moments at a time. Every time I turn around, and have a day or two free, it feels like there they are. Sometimes I think or feel like they think I have no life without them. Granted, I don't have much life without them, but I do have some. And could probably have more if I hadn't always been made to feel so stunted. And now, after almost 39 yrs, I've finally stood up for myself with her and asked not to be imposed upon (automatically they assume it's alright). I'm being made to feel like a selfish and ungrateful child. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how she makes me feel. I don't want them to think I don't want them here, it's just when they're here MY life comes to a screeching halt. At every turn, every decision is questioned, every choice criticized, every failure illuminated, every negative thought about me voiced. It's hard to WANT to deal with that.

Sorry about the rant! I just needed to get it off my chest. No more negative thoughts. I promise. And a more positive post later.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Parents Are In Town...

Let the work and adventures begin!

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Tooth Is Out...

Yippee! Other than the discomfort/pain I'm feeling right now, I know I'll feel much better in the long run. And I only had a minute panic attack in the chair. Which is why I hate being put under in the first place.

Now I have to deal with two more weeks of family responsibilities. (My parents are visiting, my cousin's graduation party/family reunion(mother's side), family reunion on father's side) Wow! Just typing it all out, I'm exhausted. I can't wait for all this to be over. I'm going to need a few weeks of strickly me time after all this.

Startitis is still in the air for me. I finished the "Carolina" sock, and started my mom's Red Hatter socks. I hope to have them finished before she leaves in two and a half weeks. We shall see.

I'm off to take more meds for pain.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

My Parents Are Coming To Town...

The last few weeks have been totally topsy turvy. Since I got home from my nephews graduation, I have discovered that I have a hellaciously infected wisdom tooth. Which will be removed tomorrow. Trying to recouperate from a death in the family, a prom, and two graduations. Preparing for an inpromto family reunion/graduation party, and my parents two and a half week visit. All at the same time.

I can't wait for the next two months to be over. I need a biiiiiiiiiiggggggggg break!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Only Bright Spot In Weeks...

This is a pic of me and my nephew after his high school graduation. We are all so proud of him! It was such a needed happy diversion to be able to celebrate this milestone with him and my family last week. LOVE YOU DOM!

And anytime spent at the Wisconsin Dells is always a treat. If you like water parks, make a point to try to check it out. There's so much to do there, and a great family getaway spot.

For those who haven't read my blog lately, the last month or so has been filled with so many ups and downs (mostly downs). I've had several family issues, good and bad. Work situations, good and bad. And more visitors than I ever care to have. And it's not over yet.

On a happy note though, there has been lots of knitting though! I got several more inches done on my moms Clapotis. And I caught a bad case of start-i-tis! First, was the sock pattern Carolina, by the wonderful Momma Monkey of Socktopia fame. Using none other than the long awaited "Pretty Pirate" by the Yarn Pirate herself.

Isn't she gorgeous? I certainly think so.

Then there was my first attempt at the famous Chevron Scarf. What an utter and complete failure this thing is. It will be frogged by the end of the day.
The purples in the two yarns I chose are too close in tone. And the way the yarn stripes makes it look like I'm knitting in sections instead of rows. I hate it!

But, on a brighter note, I stated another right away. This time the colors are really popping, to me. And I think it's going to work out much better.

I'm so behind on reading my favorite blogs, listening to podcasts, and general knitting related stuff that I don't know where to start. So I guess I'll just sit back and knit for awhile.

See ya later....

Friday, June 08, 2007

Family Is Fun!!!

This weekend my nephew graduates from high school. I'm in Milwaukee trying patiently to wait for the big day. I'm having a really hard time, I'm so excited for him. He has worked so hard, and I want his day tomorrow to be as memoriable as mine was (21 years ago).

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wouldn't You Just Know It...

After everything I've had to deal with in the last couple of weeks, when life was finally supposed to take a turn for the better I get sick. Sometimes life just sucks!

My nephew graduates from high school Saturday morning. I'm heading over tomorrow to spend several fun filled days with my family. Now I just have to hope this cold doesn't lay me out on my ass! Which it probably will. Wouldn't you just know it!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I've been unable to log onto blogger since Friday. Is anyone else having problems?