Sunday, July 02, 2006

The organization project is coming along. And, I'm sure ya'll can even picture the vision that I described in the previous post about my plans for this area of my room. This shelf has been lying on the floor in the hallway since February. Oooh, that's probably something that I should have kept secret. Oh well, time to move forward now. I am still going to put a curtain behind it so that the division of the two areas can be very distinct. I know that the positioning of the shelf seems questionable, but I have thought of safety, due in part to the insistence of my paranoid dad. No, I am not in denial. I know that my toddler is bad as h-e-double hockey sticks. But, we love her and don't want a giant shelf to fall on top of her when she tries to climb it. She's already made it about half way up. I swear, mine is going to be the first black family on Nanny 911. Daddy, the following images will prove to you that this shelf ain't going no where. First, I countersunk two heavy duty dry wall anchors; Second, I procured myself an L bracket and attached it to the wall; Third, I bolted the L bracket to the shelf at the joint. Ta-da! Instant safety. In the world of crochet.... I've been trying to work on this tank for the friend of my aunt. She loved HP's so much, she asked me to design one for her. I've been trying, but I haven't been able to focus and I keep messing up. The stitches are very tiny, which is ok for a tiny tank, by not one for a plus size, like us. So, I for now I have to give up. She'll still have a tank, but It's going to have to be her second choice, which already has a pattern. She became so impressed when HP and I wore our tanks on the same day. Her second choice comes from the same book that I got this one from. In the mean time, I've been knitting away at the Crystal Palace cable sweater which I've converted to toddler size by using sock yarn and size 3 circulars. It's coming out great so far, and I can't wait to finish. After these projects, I'm going to try to knit the Green Gable. Most of it looks easy, but the new stitch does offer a challenge for me. Come back to see the results. Also, DJ has been gone to his dad's since the first week of June. I've missed him sometimes, but I really think I needed the break. I've been slacking off majorly when it comes to things like cooking and laundry. Interesting how having one less child in the house makes this possible. However, my dinners have been healthy, although not conventional. Breakfast for dinner was not my invention, but it works well often.

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