Friday, March 23, 2012

What a great week I'm having............

This has been a very enjoyable week so far.  I hope yours has been too...I'm off to Wally World today so I'll just get a quick post out before I leave.  This is what I've been up to...the fun stuff anyway! LOL!
I found a few new channels on the "telly" that have great shows on from when I was a child and my children were young.  I only have "local" channels so this was pretty exciting for me!  The Inspirational channel has The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie and Medicine Woman Quinn and others and then the Angel2 channel has shows from when I was young....Lassie and Sargent Preston of the Yukon with his trusty dog King plus Roy Rogers and Dale was like going back in a time machine!  I loved it! 
I made some great "new" cookies too.  I went to the store and bought "real" sugar this time and I read on the Splenda package where your baked goods may not brown as much so there you can't get "crispy" ever with the artificial stuff evidently.  I took my "Toll House Cookie" dough and instead of 1 cup of chocolate morsels I added 1 cup of Grape Nuts cereal plus my usual 1 cup of pecans and of course REAL butter and REAL sugar.  They were yummy and crispy and crunchy!
I also practiced my "ripple" blanket pattern some more and also started a practice swatch of the Granny stripe pattern both crochet patterns and tutorials from Attic24  I ordered yarn from a company in the U.K. that carries the yarn she used and in the same colors.  I got free shipping and it was cheaper than most of the yarn sites I visit here....crazy but true!  I'm so excited, it already shipped this morning and it will take longer, 10-14, days but least I know I will love it because I love the colors she uses.  Here are my swatches and these are the easiest and most T.V. friendly patterns....LOVE!!!!

Okay...I'm off to Wal-Mart and thank goodness I don't need too much this week.  I have bills to pay and some cleaning to do and ironing and then tonight is crochet and watch back-to-back episodes of Monk! 
I'm almost finished reading a wonderful book too which I will review this coming week sometime.  Have a GREAT Friday!


  1. You are a busy gal. I am off to Walmart today too. I have to not bake cookies right now as I am on a diet but my kids do and then I tell them to hide them.

  2. Nice cheery yarn colors!

    Have a good weekend.

  3. haha! I paid Wally World a visit last night... ran short of milk, & kitty food.... but on the plus side hubby dearest took me for a treat,,, Carmel Macchiotto(sp) over at Starbucks! Ok, I think I can deal with the snow,,, now that I have had my 'Java treat'! lol!
    Have a great weekend! :>)

  4. Look at you doing a ripple. I haven't even attempted one yet. But I do love making a granny stripe. My husband used to love watching Little House on the Prairie every single morning when we lived in New Orleans (before coming to Kuwait). Of course, I loved it and The Waltons when I was growing up. I used to watch reruns of Roy Rogers on Sunday mornings at my Mammaw's house while everyone else would go off to the church down the street. I had a huge crush on Roy. :) I made chocolate chip cookies last night too. It's midnight so I must hit the hay now. Hope your day is a good one. Tammy

  5. We only have local channels too. I love Dr. Quinn!

    Glad you're week was great!


  6. I'm off to Wally World today. Its raining and I am taking 3 of my kids with me... Hopefully I will still have my hair when I get home. LOL!
    Congrats on a good week! Mine was pretty good too. Here's to having a GREAT weekend :)


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