Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I think I need a nap............

This day started out good but has gone downhill since then.  Last night I messed up my sock so I went on to another project and messed that up then today I went and got ingredients for making crock pot corn chowder and 2 people in the store did not "hear"  me when I said no!  The chowder took all afternoon and it was supposed to be "easy" but then I only have one burner and I should have known since it required cooking an entire pound of bacon.  I wanted a quick crock pot dinner so I could paint today and work outside.  I just finished making it and cleaning up the mess and it's 5:15 p.m.  Sorry, I am definitely crabby today and I never get that way usually but I did go mingle with inconsiderate humans today so that is part of it, I'm sure.  Several people at the store uptown are very patronizing to older people and since I'm only 65 and not limping or using a walker I really do not appreciate it.  I know they think they are being helpful but it's insulting!  If I told the guy 3 times, I told him 4, that I did NOT want any help carrying my groceries out.  I tried to grab my 4 little bags and he refused and was out the door with a cart! And a customer behind me started unloading my groceries and going through them which again I said no but she "insisted".  I do not want strange people handling my food when they're not "food handlers".    What is it about the word NO that some people don't seem to understand?   And why is it that once you get a certain age people ignore you and you seem to lose all human rights?  I'm not stupid either.  I've programmed computer systems using machine code so I'm nobody's dummy but now I get treated like one.  Although, messing up 3 needle projects doesn't exactly make me look like Einstein.  I think I will blog what I had planned to blog tomorrow when I'm in a better mood.  OMG! Am I turning into one of those cranky old people?  Heaven help me!
Happy Trails to you......

Monday, April 28, 2014

Whoa Nellie!

 Yes, I'm still here....almost got blown away but it steered about an hour South.  These poor, poor people who have to deal with all the destruction and loss.  It was a tense day and night though.  The girls and I went to the basement several times.  The weather radio woke me in the  middle of the night.  I'm lucky I got down those stairs in my sleepy stupor but I am truly one of the lucky ones.
I've finished the cuff on the on to the heel flap!
  I have some truly gigantic news too...this is good news....I found an LYS, a local yarn shop!  I went to the library book sale (I'll blog about that another day) and 2 total strangers told me about a new yarn shop in Salem, the next town over where they have classes and get togethers and KALs and CALs and where the owner is really nice and knowledgable too.  So, off I went on down the road!
I spent the entire afternoon there chatting with a KAL group and joining in the fun with the project below.  I looked at yarns of all kinds and bought some wooden dpn's to replace the treacherous aluminum ones I had gotten at my wooden needles. 
I met so many lovely gals and even a little girl who knits and crochets and is just a little sweetie at 8 years old.  One of the grand daughters of a customer.  I'm already planning on going back Friday for movie night and snacks and we work on whatever we want.  I'll go Saturday too for the KAL.  The owner, Tammy is just a doll and so personable.  I hope to have pictures next time.  I am so excited to have my own LYS and a group of fiber fanatics like me to hang out with.
Now, I 'm off to get my jammies on and watch DWTS's (Dancing With The Stars) and catch up on some much needed sleep....nice sound sleep! Gosh, I hope I don't have nightmares about my weather radio going off!  Thank you for all your thoughts and must have helped as I'm still here!