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Debra, I have seen it called bavarian crochet and the wheel stitch, but is most commonly known as the wool eater stitch. I had to watch a you tube video to understand it, but once you do, it's super simple and you don't need to count stitches. You just add rows until it's as big as you want. Mine is square but you can also do it in a rectangle. It uses up a LOT of yarn and weighs a ton, but it's probably the most beautiful thing I have ever crocheted.

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Deana, that is gorgeous! One of these days, I WILL learn to crochet!

Today was my birthday, and it was great! Usually something bad happens, car repair, root canal, burned dinner etc, but this one was good. I found 2 nice blouses at my favorite store, some things on sale at Joann's, and had a lovely time with my boys and DH playing mini golf. The only semi bad thing was I had to get a new tablet because my old one died. Oh well, now I have a new toy:)

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eww, Debra - don't envy you! Hope it goes well for you!

I am feeling pretty yukky today, so not sure how much work I will get done on my rehab house. Was too miserable to do any work last nite. Going to the doc tomorrow afternoon. Ridiculous how a person can't get an appointment around here! :/

On a good note: my dad is doing better and it looks like he will be actually coming home on Saturday! DH and I want to be there to make sure my Mom can get him inside the house alright. I know he will be glad to be back in his own chair after a month of being in the hospital and rehab...but we really don't think they will be able to stay in their home for too much longer. Sure, Dad is doing better, but he is weak-and probably won't get a whole lot better. I think it's time to get them to the retirement home where nursing care will be close by. Sad, but I think it is time.

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Sarah, I've been saying the same thing for years (with not much success)! Hopefully you will be different and get it down soon. And happy birthday! :birthday: Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

I've had two root canals, Debra, so I feel your pain. The second one was much better than the first though; they've come a long way in technique so hopefully you won't suffer too much.

So sorry to hear about your parents, Jackie. My in-laws are going through the same thing; although they'll be moving to my sister-in-law's house. She's a nurse and they built their house with her parents in mind, but it is still hard on them to adjust to living with someone else instead of being on their own. So sad when you have (or someone you love has) to give up independence.

This week I'm just cleaning and organizing the RL house. I have way too much stuff, so I'm going to do some (pre-spring) spring cleaning! :D

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Have to say the root canal went really well! If you need a root canal, find a endodontic specialist...it was painless and only took an hour! Then I go back to my own dentist within 6 months for a crown. I felt so good, I went to Michael's after and found some skellies! I came home and rested for awhile and now I have my smile back! :D

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End of summer is approaching fast! Chris is back at work after his summer off from teaching, I'm off this week to look after the girls before nursery term starts next week, and it has gotten much colder this week. Allana is just about 11 months old now and has done fine in the nursery taster sessions. Both girls will be going two days a week, and grownups will both do part time work to cover the rest of the days. At the moment there is no routine for me at work - I'm here, there and everywhere. I hope they find me regular branches soon. Wouldn't be so bad, but over the last four weeks I've been doing branches with early and late openings, missing double cover, missing staff....one of those every now and then is acceptable, but every day isn't :p Happy to be home this week, though it is flying!

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Deana, your afghan turned out gorgeous! Love those colors together. It puts me in mind of the granny squares stitch that was so popular in the '70s & '80s (I still use it).

Our four day shakedown cruise in the Littler House on the Highway went well. We need to have an outside light repaired and twiddle with the shower curtain and have duplicate door and storage hatch keys made for me. Fort Pickens campground has five loops. When we got there the rangers offoered us a different site from our reservation, and I was glad we took it when we hiked Weds. Our site was very shady and close to the dumpsters, on the loop that was just across the street from the boardwalk to the beach. There was a connector trail from that loop to a 1/4 mile loop through dunes and hammocks between our loop and a group primitive campsite, that came back at the section of the Florida Scenic Trail that follows the old rail line out to the fort; so after we'd hiked the connector and loop we continued on out to the fort ourselves, another mile and a half, and passed our originally reserved site on the way' it was neither shady nor convenient to anything. At the fort we hit the gift shop and discovered there is a museum across from the fort, so we went there, too. I suggested hiking back to the campground along the road because there's no high vegetation to block the breeze off of the Gulf, and I was right! Besides, having only gone that way by car before, I'd missed all the vegetation and critter habitat along the way.

Tuesday we spent at the beach, walking a mile east towards the parking area across from the registration building, and back. The water was really too rough with rip currents for me; with my arthritis issues I have trouble in rough surf. Yesterday was a much calmer day, less windy, and I still got knocked off my feet a few times. All three days we were treated to the Blue Angels practicing. Yesterday after the beach we showered and went in to Pensacola Beach for lunch at Peg Leg Pete's. It's good to be home!

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I have spent most of the week job hunting, which has been the routine for way too long. At this point, I'm applying for jobs I haven't done in years. Forklift operator, patient transporting, I even applied at the nearby grocery store. I am hoping one or two of the paralegal jobs I applied to work out, as it is what I've been doing for a while and pays better than most jobs around here.

We found out yesterday that my SIL in Sugarland has postponed her wedding until January. From the time they announced their engagement to the date of their wedding did seem awfully close. I remember planning our wedding, and 4 months was barely enough time, even for our little wedding. I was looking forward to the trip and visiting with the in-laws again, but from a financial standpoint, I'm relieved. We were planning to drive over in about 2 weeks, but the timing wasn't working for our budget. My only concern now is the weather. I hear they can get icy roads over there in January. That's something I haven't had to drive on before, but I remember being the passenger in a van spinning out of control on I-65 in Northern Alabama back in my early teens. On the other hand, our kids might get to see snow for the first time.

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Jeremy, don't panic over driving on icy roads. Just slow down. Leave extra space between vehicles. 4 wheel drive does not matter on ice. I see people here all the time zooming by thinking they have magical powers with 4wd and I just smile and wave as I pass them in a ditch further up the road.

It's hot out today so I think I am going to play in the basement. Hubby is gone, so I can bang on things and make noise (he usually naps all saturday afternoon) until all hours of the night! Maybe I can get some rewiring done down there also - I have a plug and a couple of lights I want to move.

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Thanks for the advice. I have been a passenger in the snow, but never the driver, so I have seen what can happen. Not pretty.

Today my DW suggested that since we aren't going to Houston as planned, she wants to do something else that weekend. She wants to "get away" and go somewhere. I'm thinking yes, but we also need to take advantage of the opportunity to save for the trip in January. My thought was to go on a long over-due date. I would love to take her for a drive in the country, find a nice restaurant and catch a movie (sorry, I'm just not that creative). As much as I would like to take her somewhere special, the reality is, most places in Florida are tourist traps, so we would have to deal with traffic, long lines and the heat.

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There used to be a wonderful restaurant in High Springs, but it closed. You could, however, take her to Cedar Key' the drive is pretty and they have some very nicde eateries, including some on the water. There's also a nice little museum there off the beaten track, and a short rail trail if y'all like to hike.

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......tourist traps, so we would have to deal with traffic, long lines and the heat.

2 more days and the traffic and long lines waiting to check out in the local supermarket will be over for us. Traffic will continue on weekends as long as the weather is nice.

Yesterday was DS's last day working at the amusement park, so today he went to another amusement park with friends and enjoyed himself. He hasn't seen any of his friends all summer.

Last night I made the mistake of reading a book instead of vegging out in front of online TV. Later, although I was really tired, my brain wouldn't shut down. I tried watching something after midnight, but it was too late. I didn't fall asleep till almost 5AM. I managed 4 hours sleep, wasn't productive today at all. Trouble is, my brain is restless again, but I'm too tired to trust myself to accomplish anything.

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I'm working an outdoor festival this weekend, called the Blackberry Festival, right on the Bremerton boardwalk over the water :) My favorite place to be. It's been overcast and rainy and but that doesn't stop most Washingtonians - only the tourists think it's "bad weather". Had a good turnout yesterday, expecting more today.

I had a "Blackberry Slug" yesterday - long donut filled with blackberry jam, and plan to get a slab of blackberry pie today.

The downside is that I can't get on the forum while I'm working - so Hi and Goodbye :)

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Made blueberry pie for hubs b'day this week and finished up another batch of drying herbs. Should have at least one more full load to dry before frost. I've done sage, tons of basil, chives, and rosemary this year. My lavender has been pitiful this year. A lot of it was winterkilled. A few plants will come in for the winter for fresh herbs. Garden is looking tired - almost as tired as me! Still have green beans and tomatoes coming on but the pickins are getting skimpier. Nothing good enough for the fair this year.

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I have 4 in my house returning to school tomorrow....the two grans and both of their parents! pretty proud of how both of them are using this time with us as a hand up and not a hand out!! makes me a lil proud!

I spent a few hours researching carrot cakes and had a trial run for the daughters upcoming birthday... I was pleased with the results....

her birthday isnt untill the 11th but his family doing something on Sunday....

found my 1 144th scale Ferris wheel in a box in my container of furnitures....it needs help but Im so happy to see it again! :banana:

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Catching up on my forum reading today after a busy. busy week. All my menfolk went back to work/school today so it's just the furbabies and me until my parents get up. I'm just taking a little time to relax before starting all the house stuff that got put off while we enjoyed vacation. Once I'm back in rhythm, I'm itching to get my worktable set up again before Christmas decorations take over :)

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We had a massive amount of rain last night, so today I need to go out and pull some weeds and do twig clean up. Plus, I need to get it in gear and start packing up stuff to put away for the winter. :(

I bought a ton of plants for $1 at Lowes. Gotta love clearance. Hopefully my knees won't give out before I get all the holes dug. The ground is soft now and more rain is due this week so it works out well.

All my yard help has gone back to school, so I am on my own now.

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Deana, I hear you. It's me vs. the weeds here, too. Our T-storms yesterday and last night made it too wet to work outside today and the weeds are taking full advantage.

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I officially have a Freshman in high school, and a senior in High school. So very proud of both of them. Also very proud of my adopted boys too. Lol, my oldest sons best friends... Dillon, Dustin and Trent. They are all seniors this year and I am one proud momma of them all.

Its ben a crazzy busy summer.... ive been looking for a second job all summer.... I start tomorrow. Ill let you all know the details later this week. We needed a little more income, my part time job just wasnt cutting it. Now I have 2. Gonna be really busy but it will be worth it. I havent been working on my dollhouses at all, trying to declutter the house, one room at a time. I just want only the things we need, use and love in our home. I need to have a yard sale so I can sell it all, but just dont have the time. So its all packed in boxes waiting.

Kellee

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Back again - reading all about the activities :) The Blackberry Festival is over - and the Blackberry pie topped with blackberry ice cream is gone!

We had some excitement on our last day, just in the last hour of the show. The tent beside me belonged to my friend, who sold the Scentsy fragrance stuff, and they had a shelf with the glass warmers displayed. I could hear customers talking and then I heard some glass rattling and exclamations of concern. I went over to see what happened, thinking their display had been knocked over. But an older lady and her grown daughter were just finishing up their purchases, when the older lady began to collapse. Fortunately, the tent had a rubber-mat floor (mine was plain cement) and they were able to catch her as she slumped, and eased her down to the floor gently. She was diabetic, and was having problems.

I had a fan in my tent so I quickly brought that over, grabbed a spare extension cord, and aimed the fresh air on her. Their tent was being blasted by the setting sun, hot and bright, so I disconnected one of the advertising banners from my tent and took it over to them. Placed it to block the sun from the lady, and it also helped block the view of people walking by. My friend had already dialed 911, and the local First Aid people came over, too. Their tent wasn't far from ours.

The ambulance came pretty soon, and the paramedics got her stabilized and onto the gurney, and wheeled her away.

That was a rather dramatic end to the Festival!

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