Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A pox on, not a real one, thank goodness!

It was a rough week but I don't like to complain as it took generations to breed it out of me but every once in awhile there is some melancholy, assisted by watery eyes from a cold and miserable failure at knitting AND could call it "the lost week".  But today was a trip to Wal-Mart and lo and behold they have alcohol now!  Much of Arkansas is "dry" so you have to drive at least an hour to get to the closest "wet" county but they voted it "wet" in the county where the Wal-Mart is which is much closer.   I'm not a big drinker but nowadays it's good for you so when I spotted this bottle I thought "after my lost week"  HALLELUYAH!  Maybe it will help my knitting?  I must admit the name sealed the deal although I am not a housewife, I can relate!  
I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday so wine AND chocolate?  I think I'm on the road to recovery!
There was a heart shaped one too and I didn't "shape" was the old knife and teaspoon method.....that alone made me feel better.
I also picked up a few knitting aides.....heaven knows I need them!  This is a nice laminated pocket guide that I can keep handy in my knitting basket.  They have one for crochet too but they were sold out.
Available at your local Wal-Mart and no, I get no "kickback" from mentioning that.  I also picked up some DPNs and and a gadget for checking needle size and gauge. 
It was almost 60 today but the weather "it is a changing"....winds, cold and freezing rain late tomorrow and Friday but I have "supplies", kindling and set to stay home and stay safe.  Next week it will be warm and then we might have severe storms.....never a dull moment in the South!  Stay safe, warm and happy!


  1. Ha ha I had to see what was going on with Sam. A little Mad Housewife from Walmart and sweets is okay. Life is pretty hard sometimes. Hope you have some help with your new gauges.

  2. Hope you feel better! Stay warm!

  3. I did not know that about Arkansas. Here you can practically buy alcohol at McDonalds. Glad you are feeling better. Chocolate always makes me happy.

  4. I did not know that about Arkansas. Here you can practically buy alcohol at McDonalds. Glad you are feeling better. Chocolate always makes me happy.

  5. Chocolate and wine sounds like good medicine to me.

  6. From one mad housewife to another, enjoy your chocolate and wine......fab blog.

  7. Wine and chocolate chip cookies sure would make me feel better. My husband is away on a business trip and I'm cleaning house. Somehow doesn't seem fair, now does it? Have a great day! Tammy

  8. Glad you are felling better. I, however, am still fighting sickness. It is miserable to crochet/knit during this time, so I feel your misery. But wine and chocolate sound like a good recovery.

  9. We've lived in a dry county until recently. It surprises me every time I see alcohol on the shelves now. But a glass of wine and chocolate sounds like it just might help.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  10. How much better you must feel now! Wine and chocolate. I have to confess - I've never cared much for wine, I'm a rum and cola gal, but chocolate, oh yes! Hope you are feeling better and that the knitting and crocheting are rocking along.


  11. Sam
    Are you moving? Did I miss something?
    Well, it looks like you have plenty in this post to lift you out of any melancoly. C. chip cookies, wine, and nice little shopping spree and a warm cozy home. What more can a girl ask for?

  12. "Mad Housewife" wine? dang,,, why didn't you call me over? lol!



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