Knitting, Dogs and More: 09/03/2006 - 09/10/2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

And The Winner Is........

NorCalLover! This is a bit funny in away and could 'cause some speculation the drawing was rigged. NorCalLover is a good friend and Mom to Ethan, Esther's best friend she "grew" up with from birth to almost 3 years old when their family moved :-(.

I learned a little bit holding this contest! As a few people pointed out, some areas in the country with snow in the winter are subjected to wet, salty roads. That causes rust! So hence the need for a winter car you don't worry about and a nicer car or motorcycle for the warm weather! Take care all!

Oh, You're probably wondering what NorCalLover won....A set of two dishcloths! I'll make them with her blog in mind so it's a bit of a surprise.

I did finish the other two dishcloths for the exchange but don't want to show them incase the person receiving them sees them here and guesses who they are for.

Preaching to the Choir.....(WARNING RANT AHEAD)

I debated on whether or not to post this. I think the people that read my blog probably would feel the same way. So sorry to add to the sadness and emphasizes the negativity that surounds a tragedy.

I don't understand why some people chose such inappropriate times to display their lack of concern and (IMO) stupidity, arrogance, etc... I had heard there was some criticism of Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) and some I can understand but to express it now as THIS PERSON DID is beyond my comprehension. I had no clue who Germaine Greer was before, maybe this is what prompted her uncouth, rude and obnoxious behaviour. She's getting attention riding on the tails of a tragedy. To her I'd say, "Did you ASK him about his methods when he was alive!?! You seem so concerned about his actions now that he's gone and can do nothing about it"! If she's so concerned about change why isn't she more proactive?

I'm always amazed how critical some people are of others choices in how they give to the world. I've been involved in many charitable organizations donating mainly time and some money. There is ALWAYS "somebody" right there to criticize, saying I or someone I know should be involved in something else. I've heard this when in programs helping adults learn to read, fostering homeless dogs or walking in the Avon 3 day Breast Cancer Walk. I'll also add that the "somebody’s" are usually not involved in anything that I'm aware of and don't realize most of the volunteers I know are involved in many charitable organizations.

So anyway, Thanks to the Steve Irwin's out there who are passionate about their lives, you give and teach us so much. To Steve himself, I wasn't your biggest fan, but did enjoy your teaching and humor. Thanks for being human and making mistakes, if you were perfect other people wouldn't think they could attain what you did. To his family, so sorry for your loss, I wish for you the time and privacy to heal.

I promise my next post will be soon and more positive!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

And More!

Orange Blossoms
I wish you could smell the lovely scent of orange blossoms are little dwarf tree is giving off. There are only a few blooms 'cause it's such a small tree but it is heavenly!

A New Sheriff Rides In!

Look who rode into town (the dining/family room) this morning. The Pink Cowgirl! The horse and boots are getting small but that didn't stop her from riding around and getting Mom and Dad to wear hats and ride stick horses around after her.

A Meeting of the Minds!

I think Bentley called this meeting to point out to Maddy and Sparky that the Blue Fire Hydrant is HIS.

One Down Two to go (another town and one more show.....)

My First Dishcloth for the exchange. I started this after seeing it on Michele - Knitting and Knitting. She also is hosting a fun trvia game that you can play daily.

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