Swine Flu Information

The Swine Flu is sparking major concerns as new reports of outbreaks surface each day.

I’m posting the link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, to help answer any questions  and help keep us up-to-date directly from the top, on how we can combat this virus and protect our health.


Thanks to Paula’s weblog and for her part in spreading the word!

My First Knit Socks, Part Deux

Day 2 of Sock: (edited May 16, 2009

First Sock, Day 2

First Sock, Day 2

in refence to my first entry,  here is the newly redone cuff.

Tension is getting better, considering the size of these needles, the cast-on is still Loosey Goosey, but this one’s a keeper.


Sock cuff *click here for free pattern

Steve Earle on Tavis Smiley and Radio Show News

Steve Earle was on Tavis Smiley today!

Watch the interview here

Wow, it was great seeing him again, he is doing really well it seems, after a long bout with drugs and alcohol-he has cleaned up rather well. He has a new album coming out, “Steve Earl Townes”. after hearing the song, Poncho and Lefty on his website, he’s true to form, and his album will be on my list of Must-have!

My personal favorite, Copperhead Road is one of the best he’s put out

Copperhead Road

El Corazon is good too
El Corazon

Be sure to catch Steve on Outlaw Country Channel 63 for Hardcore Troubadour Radio

Saturday  9-10 PM

Sunday    9-10 AM

Monday   1-2 AM

CJ' Surgery

CJ called me this evening-she had her surgery today.

She sounded ok, shrugging it off as relatively uneventful,  sounding only a little stressed. Little Rhonda wailed in indignation in the background as her daddy attempted to cajole her into Dreamland, but Little Girl wasn’t having any of it…oh the memories come rushing back to (not so long ago) days when her Mommy was as little and every bit as vocal! Has it been that long?

As I work diligently on my first sock, I feel a calm sweep over me. Handiwork is so relaxing, I am swept away with thoughts of younger days. Some memories cause a small shudder- how did I manage to keep my sanity with two small children, one only a baby and the other, a toddler. There were days when I could have ripped my hair out in frustration.

Like the time Christy and her brother thought it would be fun to have an Oatmeal and Tea Party in the bedroom, with a brand new canister of Quaker Oats. I should have known when things got quiet, too quiet…..until I went to get them for lunch, only to discover they had served up an entire box of Oats in Christy’s room, all over the bed, the little tea cups and saucers neatly piled high with the powdery oats, and that red shag carpet…….I will never forget that carpet, and the amounts of hidden particles I would find months, no YEARS later. That stuff can get in the smallest spaces! I thank the Gods to this day, my children could not read: “Just add water”!

Oyes, those pitiful wailings in the background sounded so familiar, Baby Rhonda. Your Mommy is in for some fun times~and she will survive, because she will remember her younger days, as I do now.

BIG HUGS to yo, CJ, my Baby Girl. You are so blesssed and I am so proud of you.