Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Job

I started my new job on Wednesday as the Office Manager for the Town of Mountain Park. I had applied for it earlier, but I thought they were going to hire someone younger. It's perfect for me right now. The City Hall is only open from 9-3, and I get an hour off for lunch. I'm only 4 and 1/2 blocks from where it's located, so I can even walk to work if I need to. (I have no plans to do that right now. It's HOT in Oklahoma this month.) I'll make enough each month with my retirement check to bring my monthly income up to about what I was making as a teacher in 2005. It's a great feeling to be working again.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's Finished

I finally made myself finish seaming and weaving in the ends. Then I took it outside on the hottest day of the year for photos. It's hard to believe it will ever been cool enough in Oklahoma to wear this.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sweet and Simple Child Shrug

Publication: American School of Needlework's The Crochet Yearbook, Volume 1
Designer: Joyce Nordstrom
Size: 26" x 6"
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brites in watermelon, 1 skein
Hook: I

I have two great-nieces, ages 7 and 9. Hopefully, this will fit one of them, and I can then adjust the size to make a second one.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hobby Lobby Shopping Spree

I had to go to Lawton Thursday for an appointment with the dermatologist to have the spots checked where he'd removed the skin cancers. The places had healed, and no further surgery or treatment will be necessary.

I spent 45 minutes getting there, and I wasn't even in the examination room 10 minutes. And I had to give them another $25 co-pay. Since I'd already wasted all of that gas just getting to Lawton, I decided I might as will swing by Hobby Lobby and check out the yarn.

I hadn't been to Hobby Lobby in quite awhile, and I had never bought yarn there before. It was really something of a disappointment. I wasn't impressed with most of the Yarn Bee yarns, and anything that I might have bought had only a few colors and not enough skeins with the same dye lot. They did have a good selection of the Sugar and Cream cotton, and I stocked up on some of that. I also got some Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky to try a knit purse I found on Garn Studio. There was also some Senso and Luster Sheen on clearance, and I picked up some of that. So the whole experience wasn't a total waste of time, and at least now I know that I'll have to do my buying online.

I want to end with a tip from the dermatologist. He recommended the Neutrogena 70 Sunblock. The 70 has more anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties than the 45. It might be a little late for that in my case, but I guess I'll give it a shot if Wal Mart carries it.