Monday, May 17, 2010


I had a post all planned; I was going to show you (in my smug, smug way) evidence that TLG is walking in the footsteps of his forebearers.  His crafty-ness has shown itself, again.  I was also going to brag about the beautiful, beautiful gift my MIL gave me for Mother's Day. 

However, as they say, pride goeth before the fall.  I can't brag because my pictures are on my work computer and I am home caring for a post-operative TBG.  He'd had some out-patient surgery done Friday and, thought he is a trooper, we are taking it east today.  Especially since my idea of "care" is to walk by him and ask 4,000 times if he wants more pain medication, attempt to stuff him full of popcicles, and try to talk him into going back to bed.  (Have I mentioned that I am not a nurse?)

I did manage some knitting whilst sitting by his hospital bedside.  Sadly, I didn't like it so it's been frogged.

(Not the pic I wnted to post but hate to post w/out a pic.)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mama Can't Run*

Well girls I am sorry to say that I have done myself in.  Though I still don't know how I did it, I injured my lower back sometime Easter weekend.  Doctor visits, x-rays and an MRI revealed a bulging disc or two.  My treatment plan is pending a trip to the neurologist. Sadly, I have discovered the true meaaning of the term "comfort food".  I find myself eating non-stop and finally realized I am doing it as a pain/discomfort distraction.  Not good for the waistline or the lower back!

In spite of this physical issue, there is crafty news to report.  Some months ago I was in a particularly deluded state and volunteered to chair TLG's school auction.  I am here to tell you that, even with the help of my fabulous fellow committee members, this is a daunting and sometimes humbling task.  It looks as though we shall have somewhere close to 85 attendees.  We have fantastic silent auction items. And each class has come up with a themed basket and an art piece to be auctioned live.   I'll give you two guesses as to who is incharge of the live auction item for TLG's class... Hint: the item is a painted floor cloth.

The big night is this coming Saturday; wish us luck and lots of fund raising money!

NOTE:  I'd started this post on the 28th of April and am only getting to publish now. Above are pictures of our painted floor cloth (easy peasy - let me know if you want to know how to make one of your own!) and the event (our theme was "Celebrating the Cherry Blossoms").

*Not that I had begun training.