Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I went to bed at 12:30am and planned on staying in bed until 8:30.
The dogs are still asleep!!! So I'm having espresso and watching Morning Joe.
I have no excuse to not get boxes ready to mail for Christmas.....
OMG maybe I'm getting very old all of a sudden.....that's why I'm awake!!!!!!!
I will write more as I'm going to knit......
Friday, December 10, 2010
knit like a crazy person.
So NOW I have a new laptop as my computer died a horrible death..
Eight yrs old....that's old in computer years.
I've missed so much not having a computer but it is here now for before
the bad weather arrives.
I have alot of catching up to do on Ravelry...you guys were reaally missed alot!!!
Also not being able to read the blogs I follow..wow has our world changed.
I am back and am not alone anymore...
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
alot about this lately and have come to the conclusion that I agree.
Being schooled in the northeast we never thought too much about it.
Columbus...1492....well the Native Americans were already here!!!!
I actually have feelings of being embaressed as I watch the decline in
religious practices and culture of Natives. How would we feel if
we couldn't practice those freedoms or even our language??
So I say today is a day that I honor our Natives that have taught us
all about the Mother Earth and the Father sky. Blessing to all in
your sacrifices for all of us...
Peace & good will,
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This is a dear friend of mine. I met her here in South Dakota. She is a proud Lakota Woman.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Also got a wedcam and Sype, but do not know how to get it all working as yet.
It's been a crazy summer but I am still loving my knitting.
I will play catch up and read my friends blogs soon. Just frustrated trying to put it all
Friday, June 11, 2010
Oh my gosh get to Andres site and check 0ut his photos.
He's there for the World Cup and he was a soccer player
in high school...CCHS....
His photos are great..what a talent...
I'm watching tonite and I am a little bit jealous of him
seeing this concert..WOW..
Friday, June 4, 2010
Oh I just love this website....She does Freeform Knitting & Crochet. What beautiful
work. Then she shows on her blog "Scrumbles", which you can use to make one of
many projects...It's another way of using up your scrap yarns to make something
Oh by the way she is on http://www.ravelry.com/ and an Etsy Shop which can be found
here http://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeformByPrudence, so do yourself a favor and check
Oh auditioned for a comedy...got the part and will tell you more about it at a later date.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
mouth open and looking for food.
I put him in a large flower pot. Looked online to find out what to feed him (or her). So I have some little
cans of "Chef Michael's" dog food.....perfect. The site said to feed it with a chop stick!!! Yeah, I have them too.
What I didn't realize (because of course I needed to feed the lil bird) is it NEEDS feeding every 1/2 hour from sunrise to sunset....Boy it is a cutie though.
So the next night another storm and glory be....the nest falls and is in great shape. So my newest buddy is very happy with his temporary home (we have no rehabs in South Dakota).
The next morning at 8:11 am he's verrry hungry. So my day has started..
This is now his 6th day with us ( the 2 dogs) and has feathers coming out...he is thriving.
It's always a great feeling when your kids thrive. He loves me to rub his lil head as he had 4 siblings that died in the storm...very cute.
I just can't wait til he's a full fledgling and show him how to get his own food....no fridge for this child....
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Check this blog out as it is a friend of my son. Andres is quite the photographer and great on information for some of us not so talented.
He is on his way to South Africa for work this summer at the World Cup.
I can't wait to see his pics.
Planting seeds and waiting for them to grow...still knitting and trying to read.
Miss you all...I do read your blogs to stay somewhat with all of you.
Thanks & peace,
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So much has been going on it seems I have no time or I am too tired to blog. I hit a slump in my knitting...I have started again as of 2 days ago.
My sister in Law had a valve replaced in her heart a week ago Monday. She went home this past Sunday.
What a surprise but thank you for all the prayers. Who would think at 54 this is where you end up Easter Sunday. She did very well and had so much courage. It also helps that she is in good health and really not older. I am not as brave as she was during this huge surgery,....
Had my 61st b'day on the 18th and the best gift ever was her coming home from the hospital. I had many good & Happy B'day wishes from friends near & far. I am so grateful for all of you.
I have a great friend Christine in Paris...yes France and NO Texas. She is sunshine in a friend. She sent me a wonderful gift ...a French Cookbook which I am enjoying and lots of wishes also.
I have a package to go out tomorrow to her...I finally will surprise her. Not having been on the computer as of late has dfriends wondering if I disappeared.....No way I am still here.
I also do alot of Advocacy work (volunteer) and have been really busy with that.
I will be back soon to participate in Ravelry.....I have really been absent.
Have a beautiful week,
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Please keep my wonderful sister in law in your prayers. She is having heart surgery this Monday 0730am.
I spoke to her this evening and she was great to able have a little fun on the phone.
So keep Graziella in your prayers....
Peace and thank you,
Monday, March 15, 2010
I will catch you up on my experiences this last 3 months or so.
Who could've guessed this would be me.....
Have a great day tomorrow!!!!!
Darla aka Sr. M. Merlot
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Being "famous" is hard. I have rehearsal from 7-9 pm and sometimes 10pm. I then have to practice & stretch these old muscles I haven't used in decades...I actually fell asleep on the sofa
about 8:30 the other night (that's different for me) and woke when the Westie was standing on my chest....
I have been having fun and this is definitely a learning (relearning) process for me.
That old saying "If you don't use it you WILL lose it", is appropriate here for sure.
Knees are now wrapped as tap dancing and slamming the ball and heel of your foot does hurt your knees afterwards. But as usual I am hanging in..I love it..and hope the other Community Plays will be something I can do...
I am loud enough that I don't need a microphone, as you that know me will attest to.
I am Sister Mary Merlot and cannot wait for the 5 shows.
Love and Peace to all,
I can't wait to tell you more & have pics for you...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I can't do it all..
I don't remember feeling every muscle in my body for a very long time. They have been retired for quite a while.
I am not giving up but warming up more. I will not give in to the discomfort because I am having too much fun!!!
Voice is deeper but they need me with all those sopranos...dancing and keeping time well someone has to show the 16 yr. olds of the world that 60 is okay and it certainly isn't what 60 was for my Mom....
Keep smiling and "The Show Must Go ON!!!!!! Oh don't forget the Grammy's...,.
Peace and lots of Freeze It..
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tonite is the beginning of rehearsal hell.....every day except Wednesday. My muscles hurt in places I had forgotten about at least 15 yrs. ago.
I am still working on the shawl. Now I see why it takes so long to knit one...lots of yardage and
little stitches. So I am cheating..,SURPRISE!!! I began with size 0 then size 2....again to 3.5 and then 5us and now I am on 7 circulars (didn't like that one as my needles were too slippery. So I have put the stitches back on to a size 8 straight needle...
I know I will eventually have to go back to circulars ( unless I am knitting for my dog), because of the number of stitches involved (and boy are they!).
So have a great Thursday and will try to post in the next few days....
"Keep tapping cause you can't stop laughing" by Me
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I bought the most beautiful lace weight, hand painted yarn from this company...ooh, it's going to take awhile to knit but I'm enjoying playing with it.
The yarn has small colorways of a rust, browns & other beautiful fall colors.
will take a picture in the next few days as I get further on in the knitting.
I have singing rehearsal this evening so must go and practice my notes. This weekend will be crazy as we have a Tap Dance Teacher coming to work with us.....I know that my back & legs will be sore but I want to have some fun!!!!
Have a great week,
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
They are all in our prayers and will stay for a very long time in our hearts.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Now I am in a musical, yes a musical in our local Community Theatre. We are doing the play
"Nunsence" which if I remember sometime in the eighties off-Broadway.
This coinciding with my friends from Central Catholic High girls on the right side of the school & boys on the left, taught by The Sisters of Notre Dame, and the play about Nuns.........to wild.
Singing, tap dancing and wearing a nuns' habit....wow ,who would have thought!!!!
Tonight is our 3rd rehearsal out of the minimum we will be doing before the 5....did you see that I said 5 shows!
So I have been coming home about 9:30, take the dogs out, check the DVR and then knit for a few hours.
Have a great night,
ps. I am going to start using a "drop spindle"........