Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thank You!

   Thanks to all for the uplifting comments on my last post. I shall try to continue my blogging, but it may be hit and miss. 

    After going over-budget on our pool project, which btw I absolutely love, we are facing unforeseen financial issues. Hubs is wishing he could go back in time and say no to the pool. It's time to tighten our belts a bit and see what we can live without. We will be OK, but it's like taking 3 steps backward with every 1 step forward. 

    The good news is I am knitting up a storm, as I mentioned in my last post. Festivus is under control, so we won't have to spend too much for that. The only people I have no idea what to get are my daughter and youngest son. The one who's getting married next October. I even have a gift for his beloved fiance almost done!   

    That's all for now. Again, thanks for your support!  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time for an Angry Rant / Updates

   Yesterday, when I was on facebook, I clicked on one of those things on the side of the page. It was about celebrities who have ruined their faces with plastic surgery. The first 15 or 20 were indeed horrific. 

    Then this site started showing people like Val Kilmer, who have only aged and gotten heavier. Not a big deal, in fact I thought it was kind of cruel. No one stays looking the same forever. 

    But then I got to a series of three actresses, Natalie Portman, Karen Gillan, and Demi Moore. They all looked beautiful. There was nothing wrong with their faces. And there were no captions underneath those photos either. Then I realized what all three photos had in common. All three actresses had shaved heads. And that pissed me off. A woman has to have long flowing hair to be beautiful?

    And the more I think about it, the more it pisses me off. As a follicaly challenged woman, I totally fail to see how shaving one's head ruins one's face.....

    I was so totally pissed off that if there had been a place to leave a comment, I would have done so. And I never comment on those things. How dare these people? Who are they to say that a woman with no hair is in any way unattractive?? 

    OK, I think my rant is over. If you agree with me, send me some suggestions as to how this can be remedied. I still can't even think straight. 

   In other news, I realize that I haven't posted since mid-August. Things have been going on and I was told I could not share with the whole world. 

    In better news, this year I am on a pretty good pace to have all my holiday gifts knitted or crocheted. I have only three more to even think about. I have no idea what to make for three people. 

    I am currently working on three 10 stitch blankets, one for each of my grandkids. I am becoming totally sick of this blanket. I'm having to force myself to work on them. I decided to work on one through the whole skein of yarn, then work on another one through it's skein. And so on. They are only going to be as big as the yarn I have on hand. If they aren't big enough, oh well. 

   For other people, I have one sweater for my mom, and everyone else is getting scarves, mitts, cowls, and/or hats. Or some combination of these. And as I said, they are almost done! Although there is one hat that I made that I can't find, so I may have to whip another one out. 

    This could very well be my last post. Love to all and thanks for being there and reading along. I am on facebook, and twitter too, @bicraftualme.  

Love, Kim