Sunday, November 27, 2005


Hello every one..

I am enjoying the first bit of slience since I got here..I am at my sisters.. and they have all gone to church.. I havent spent a single night in my house since I arrived in town.. tonight.. I will be up there .. and doing the things I should.. Yesterday was spent blowing leaves and directing my Nieces.. Alexis, Audrey and McKenzie in filling leaf bags.. we filled about 25 yesterday and I am only half done.. that kind of sucks huh.. ? Oh well we had a great time...i have gotten a taste of what having kids would be like as well.. i have driven the van and hauled at least three of the four every where i have gone in the past 4 days.. it hasnt been bad .. but of course those of you who know me will not find this next sentence surprising.. it just reinforces I made the right decision about kids.. its much easier when they are some one elses.. and you never have to be the bad guy LOL...

My sister and I have been working on charity squares and joining for our blanket project.. we are a little behind this year since my other sister kind of dropped out of the whole thing.. not to mention the whole family .. her choice.. her life.. its just too bad she would choose to be wtih a man that is so wrong and forsake her entire family for this person.. it would be entirely different if she were you know like 17..steps could be taken to maybe talk some sense into her.. but she is 40.. so her decision is hers and she will have to live with it.. it hurts though.. I wont lie about that..

At anyrate .. my younger sister and I have been working steadily on the blankets.. we are late but they will be done.. I have another week here so .. we have plenty of time.. today I am heading to my house for a couple days to do some cleaning.. hauling... and general organization for when I finally get back in the summer..

I was talked into staying here for the weekend since my step nieces would be here and they wanted to spend time with me.. and of course Brutus.. i think they love him more .. LOL.. and he eats up every bit of attention he gets.. they dote on him.. he gets to lay on the furniture.. sleep in the bed with them .. and they sneak him people food.. then of course i get to be the bad guy when we go back home cause he doesnt get to do any of that.. ok.. he does sit in my chair with me while i crochet and knit ..

My father is doing so GREAT.. at last count he was up 15 pounds.. his energy level is getting better and better.. and he is less frustrated with things.. you remember he is super man .. and thinks he should be able to still do all the things he used to do .. he is working toward that.. he goes out and piddles in the yard and rides the 4 wheeler.. takes care of the dogs and does a few odds and ends.. he is sounding and acting like dad again.. if I didnt get anything for Christmas this year.. that would be gift enough for me .. I want to thank all of you that have had him in your thoughts through this entire thing..

My favourite Uncle and Aunt have been in town this weekend as well.. It been a nice trip so far.. this next week will be spent doing the unpleasant things .. of course.. i could have had a head start already but of course.. I didnt .. I have been fucking off and enjoyingmy time... and that is just fine with me... nothing pressing anyway .. all the stuff i do this trip will bascially have to be redone when i get back right before i move.. but at least I will have a jump on the yard work and my lawn man wont have to labour as much (read.. i wont have to pay him the ransom he charged me last year for the things i am doing now) when the first cut of the lawn comes in the spring..

So this week.. i have leaves to finish and haul.. I have my house to straighten and do a clean sweep on.. i have shrubs to trim.. flower beds to clean.. mulch to spread.. and a little laundry.. not too bad huh ?

I have still been working on the Never Ending Harry Potter Scarf (NEHPS) ... my niece totally forgave me it not being done for th em ovie cause she would rather it be done right.. than half assed and besides she will have it for the next one and the next book.. so she wasnt disappointed when she saw how awesome it would be..

I am trying to think of everything else I have been doing.. its been alot.. oh i gave the girls crochet lessons.. they have in turn gotten very frustrated with it LOL.. imagine that .. I am sure when I can be here all the time .. it will be better.. I can teach them better and follow up better.. i guess the best i can say is that we have all been having fun .. and laughing alot.. and being goofy which is the best thing ever !! .. I love being silly .. anyway.. have a great day every one.. will check back in a few days..

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, November 27, 2005   8 martinis shaken not stirred

Friday, November 25, 2005

more updates

good morning every one !!

more updates..

I saw Kari...had a great time .. she posted a good recap on her blog.. yes I am being lazy!! We had a great time and I have not laughed so hard in weeks!! My ribs hurt the next day .. and it was a great adventure...besides.. i dont think i could have written a much better entry at all.. except to say we fell into easy converstaion like we had been friends for ages.. it was a great day!

My dad is doing so much better.. he has gained 12 pounds total.. still thin.. but in good spirits and has some colour...and of course he sounds like dad again.. all good news !! He even took a spin in the 4 wheeler the other day .. and was helping with the firewood.. this was the best news I could have gotten the whole trip..

Thanksgiving went well even with out one sister.. she had her reasons for not coming.. I am just glad she didnt impose those reasons on my niece who spent the day with us .. and we had a nice dinner.. and I wasnt the topic of criticism for the day.. it was a nice change.. I have gotten some knitting done.. and my sister and I spent last night working on the charity blankets.. by the time I leave next week we should have them joined and donated.. picutres coming soon .. too lazy to dig out the camera cable this morning ..

I was going to do yard clean up today but its just a wee bit cold.. it was down to 19 here last night and will only be 42 today.. so I am going to do that tomorrow when there is a promise of 57 degree weather.. would be a much more pleasant day for leaf blowing and shrub trimming.. definately ..

Today .. I have my niece.. my 2 step nieces and my nephew.. my sister ..the brave soul that she is .. went shopping today .. you couldnt have paid me enough so i volunteered to keep the kids.. and i get to act like a bona fide mom .. cause i have the mini van in case i need to go somewhere.. i think we might venture to Hobby Lobby a little later to see what kind of specials they might have .. since the nearest one to me is 50 miles when i am in NC.. PLUS ..Audrey .. my 11 year old step niece.. has shown interest in knitting and crochet.. so we just might have to have class today ..

will let you know how i survived later !! have a great day !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Friday, November 25, 2005   1 martinis shaken not stirred

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I Made It!!

well i made it safe and sound... the trip here was uneventful really which is the way i prefer it.. light traffic in the larger cities but nothing really note worthy .. Brutus slept most of the way .. and he especially liked it when I turned the seat warmer on for him ....

my niece loved her socks!! thanks again !!! we had to stretch them a little to have them fit her foot but that is ok !! she still loved them .. Harry Potter was great!!! this movie was seriously the best so far..and for any one who has read the books they know its the darkest one so far too .. i think they did a good job .. of course there were things lost but of course that is always the case.. if they went word for word we would have 6 hour films at least.. i think this one was very well done as were the others..

i slept over at my younger sister's last night just due to the lateness of getting finished with the movie.. i got to sleep in my nieces loft bed.. that brought back memeories..we used to have bunks as kids and i slept on top.....but this bed was taller...i was almost to the ceiling.. good thing i didnt forget where i was when i woke up .. that would have been bad....

I called my friend Kari last night on the way here.. we will be meeting up tuesday .. I cant wait!!SO I am off today to do just what ever the hell i like...

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Saturday, November 19, 2005   2 martinis shaken not stirred

Monday, November 14, 2005

Good News!!

For all of you following the story of my Dad.. I have some good news. He has been home for a few weeks now.. and has gained 5 pounds!!!!!!!!! I talked to him last night .. He sounded SO good!! and of course complaining that he was still skinny.. SO if he is well enough to complain .. he is gonna be just fine.

Also.. while I am home.. my favourite uncle will be visiting from Missouri.. It will be good to see him and my aunt .. Hell.. it will just be good to be home for a while. I am going to be gone for two weeks.. but never fear.. there will be internet access.. maybe not every day .. but close to it.. and I will still be running my yarn store.. I am going to be home at least thru Thanksgiving and probably to the first of December.. that's the breaks when you have a house that isnt lived in .. you have to go clean it .. even though there is no one there.. and you have to get the yard up to standard so the neighbors dont complain.. and you have to winterize it so you dont come home to busted pipes.. then there is the whole .. "while i am here why dont i get rid of some stuff so when I come home it wont be waiting for me thing" .. which leads to having to call one of your friends that has a truck cause seriously how much could I haul in my car.. it just snowballs.. I am gonna need at least 2 weeks to do all that stuff and spend quality time with my dad.. my nieces ... and my sister.. (yes I have two but one has made it clear she doesnt want to see me while I am at home .. something about me hating her boyfriend who treats her like shit.. and my niece too.. and of course me not being very quiet about how I feel about it.. especially the part about her spending Thanksgiving with him while her family including her daughter will be at my moms.. )

OK.. not gonna make this a "my family is so fucked up post" but it kind of is right now.. I am just still glad to be getting to spend a holiday at home.. its gonna be nice .. just quiet time at home in the evening .. a few days spent in the yard ( *note to self.. find the leaf blower*) .. maybe even some FIRE!....

My oldest Niece Jessica and I have a hot date Friday to go see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! .. I cant wait.. I have to get her scarf done and I am anxiously awaiting the SOCKS! .. she is gonna be so excited!

I also have her birthday gift to give.. I would show you all but .. She pops in and out of here.. so .. I am not going to spoil it.. all I can say is there will be pictures later.. and I know she will scream when she gets it..

At any rate.. I have a million things to do before home.. and three days to do them .. so Its time to get off my ass and move out for the day !! have a great one every one.. !! its beautiful here !

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, November 14, 2005   12 martinis shaken not stirred

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Belated Thank Yous

These are some long over due thanks yous.. I actually have a couple more but this was all I was up to taking the pics.. storing them in photobucket and posting..

so.. first off Thanks Vicki .. for the Joann's rainbow boucle.. in the pic tha tis what is left.. I have made myself a nice poncho kind of thing with it.. and I have to show that off soon too .. and also thanks for the ultra cool Martini Lamp !! how cute is that ? Its on top of my desk hutch.. I dont think I have turned it off since I got it.. and before you all freak out.. its like a night light.. it uses a little 4 watt bulb..

The next one goes to Ro.. I had her on our Secret Sistah secret pal swap.. we had a good time !.. and in return .. she sent me a little thank you package.. some Burt's Bees lotions.. a skein of Divine .. and a martini stamp.. and a cute thoughtful card.. THANKS!

Last thank you .. but certainly not least .. Lori sent me my Shrone welcome pack .. I got my card and two of the cutest lip glosses ever.. do you see that .. they are MARTINI!! I love lip blam and lip gloss!!

lastly .. i leave you with cutness like you have never seen ..


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Saturday, November 12, 2005   5 martinis shaken not stirred

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


as of today.. i am on mental over load.. i swear to you my family and those that claim to love me most are in league to finally drive me over the edge..

i will be back to my regularly scheduled snark soon .. i promise.. just gotta work some stuff out..

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Tuesday, November 08, 2005   10 martinis shaken not stirred


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