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I actually got a new post up finally, I admit it’s been years but I was busy with the baby 🙂

But now you too can make your own No Sew Hair Curlers!

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Project Runway

Oh my gosh!  Did I mention I got my friends hooked on project runway?  lol, it’s addictive that’s for sure and last night Christian and Chris had a fantastic outfit that they translated very well into ready to wear to be honest though I loved their outfits I would have personally loved, loved, loved, to wear the fierce jacket done by Victorya and Jillian and to be honest if they had managed their time a bit better and had a good ready to wear interpretation of their avant-garde design (namely a rtw jacket in the style!) then they would have won it.

You can see that wicked black jacket and the aweeeeeesome designs by Chris and Christian right here 

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That’s right today my darling daughter Madeline (Dee) is 11! I’m so very excited. We’re just waiting for Mr Man to get home so we can have the car and go out to do something girly.

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So here I am slightly recovered from last weekend and the holidays which ended up being on a fargin Monday and Tuesday this year just to throw the hubbys paycheck off (just lovely)

And of course I missed the Yule celebrations right here in town because most of last week was too dangerous to get in our car because of the blasted tie rod being broken and the ever nail biting fear of the tire flying off as we were driving up the road, that luckily was finally fixed and we were able to get to Orlando finally to the relatives. Of course we missed dinner because the Midas took so long but at least we got there in one piece.

And because we got there in one piece we managed to make it to my mothers wedding.  I like Rick he’s a nice fellow.  It was in the park, short, sweet, to the point, and then lunch at the Golden Corral.  I just wish Dave and the baby hadn’t been so darn sick.  We would have stayed home they were so sick but we didn’t want her offended or something. And before you think that sounds bad it’s not like this is my mom’s first wedding or even her third, lol.  Love her, she just goes through husband like most folks go through tissues.

I swear though folks must think I’m a recluse, and well, to be honest I am, I’ve been burned so many times that I tend to hide in my house unless someone actually takes the time . I’m sure I’ll come out of this stage eventually and actually attempt large group socialization but as of now it’s still just a part of me and our wee baby, 3 kids, 1 car household.

Umph, I am going out today though. Something told me when I woke up that I needed to go snag up my friend Shantel and take her with me to Native Sun (a great health food store here in Jax) I just need some tea tree mouthwash, heh, but I have a deep feeling that she needs to be out or else going all the way out to her place and all the way in the other direction would never have occured to me. I’m leaving the baby with daddy. Today’s a mommy escape and get crafting supplies and basic toiletries day, lol. I can handle being around one of my friends, it’s groups I can’t deal with at the moment… well, I suppose if it was a group of folks I already knew fairly well I’d be all right but a group of folks I don’t is another story.

Ok, now I’m rambling but I’m off for now. Toodles

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Ok, and here we go again, lol. I’ve got the back done and a side as seen here

but it was ticking me off and I HAD to finish up what I’m giving my adopted brothers girlfriends gift, lol. I adopt some folks into my family because there are the extra family that God didn’t give me to begin with so that I would have the joy of discovering them.

Anyhoo I had to block the scarf as witnessed here

This was done with that schmancy mohair wool stuff that I’d managed to snag at the nice Wally World while it was on clearance. I got it for a buck! What luck, lol.

So I’m scampering around yesterday realizing that I’ve got to be in Orlando by dinner Saturday for a family dinner at my dads and then Sunday my mom is getting married and I have completely forgotten to mail out my gifts for this year [grin] but that’s ok cause everyone knows I’m a flake and will be happy that they got something this year as we were broke last year, hehe. Which reminds me I need to take my brother Jon his (I think it was birthday) present from a couple months ago that I’d forgotten to take with me when we went down last time. I mean realllllllllly folks, I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached. I don’t mean to be that way it’s just I get distracted and’ that’s all she wrote ya know?

So in the midst of all my flightyness I was waiting for our “semi permanent” houseguest Geoff to get a phone call because someone FINALLY told my friends about some department that helps veterans get work and they went there yesterday morning and now they’re waiting for a call about a job.

I’m telling you the state of Florida treats folks who have worked hard all their lives but need help to get back on their feet like CRAP.  From what they said they wen’t into their appointment today and the lady was like huge & hairy and just kept going on and on about how she was previous military and she was ok, and her daddy was a Marine and blah blah blah…. ooooook, now what the heck does that have to do with the fact that my friends are literally jobless (not for lack of trying though) and homeless?  The state is only willing to help them out with $250 a month plus food stamps saying that it’s so poor and blah blah and that Sandy would have to be downtown every single day at 8:30 in the morning in “dressy work clothes” looking for a job on the computer down there… ummm, what the bloody heck do you think they’re doing now?  Sitting here eating bon bons?   And what freakin windfall is going to allow her to get some clothes that aren’t casual?  And how the heck is she supposed to get down there?  We’re not wealthy folks ourselves and we’re already doing what we can for them.

Heck, if it wasn’t for the Xmas bonus Dave got we wouldn’t be able to get our car fixed and lemme tell ya a tie rod thingie is an important thing to have working properly on a car!

But nope, my friends are screwed when it comes to getting any state’s assistance to get back on their feet due to the fact that countless people in the past and present use the system as a hand OUT rather than a hand UP.  Effing leeches.


You know, I’ve been writing this post most of the morning, lol and forgot I had it up as I went around packing and waiting for the car to be done at the shop so we could get to dads.

Well, we called Midas who were supposed to do our car first thing in the morning and guess what?  They were just pulling it in to work on it and it’ll still be like 4 hours.  The bas*&@ds.  So we’re going to be late for the early family Xmas party :::sigh:::

Later folks.

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