I’m heading out tomorrow morning for the east coast, but I will be back by Thursday.

When I return I will have much progress to report on the Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke Sweater, an FO to show & lots of pics of the trip.

In the meantime, Happy Independence Day!


Today I had my first (of many, I’m sure) talk with Blue Cross. Apparently the referral I had was a “global office visit” referral and did not cover the operation, even though it was performed by that doctor. They said I need to call Dr. Randolph’s office and have them submit a request for authorization. Ok.

So I call there and am told that, because the operation was performed at the hospital & not “in office”, I need to contact surgery scheduling at the hospital & have them do it. I did find out from the lady at the office that I wasn’t supposed to get a separate referral, they (meaning surgery scheduling) were supposed to submit said request prior to my operation. So, not my fault. Ok.

Call surgery scheduling. They are going to “try and get the surgery retroactively approved” but need me to call my primary care physician and have them issue a surgery referral. I told them that Blue Cross said I didn’t need to do that. But, whatever.

So, tomorrow I have to call my pcp and have them do a retroactive referral and then call the hospital billing dept. and let them know what is going on. Somehow I just don’t see this being cleared up anytime soon. (sigh)

On the bright side, I came home to find such loveliness blooming in my backyard…


Also… Honey & I are working on setting up my own website (since I already own the domain). I have set up a this blog to get a general idea of how I want it to work with multiple pages. Please, take a look and let me know what you think. What aspects do you like/dislike from my blogger site and which aspects do you like/dislike from wordpress. I’d really appreciate the feedback!


So, last night I came home & there was something different. Then it dawned on me that our “Impeach Bush” sign was gone. The frame was still there (probably frozen in the ground), but the sign itself was missing. Not on the ground, not torn, just gone. I went inside.

me: Did you know the Bush sign was gone?
Honey: WHAT?!
me: Our impeach Bush sign is gone!
Honey: No way! I have to see this!

Sure enough, it is gone. Honey walked down to our neighbor’s house who also had one.. their’s is gone too. However, their “Peace” sign was still in place! Interesting.

So, apparently we upset someone. Oh Darn. We are thinking of getting an even bigger sign.. and maybe rigging a camera this time to see what happens.

A little silly, happy music to get you through the holiday! 🙂

Ok, my birthday was actually yesterday.. but still! 🙂

First off, I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments & support!! It really meant a lot to me! You guys rock!!

My birthday was very nice. My sister, niece & parents chipped in & got me a sandisk mp3 player so that I can listen to music at my new hip job! Whee! Its 2GB & holds about 500 songs! Perfect! 🙂

And my honey? Well… He overheard me admiring Jillian’s Jordana Paige knitting bag a few months ago at her “Big Girl Knits” signing at Nicola’s Books. He REMEMBERED the bag! I never even mentioned it to him! So, the beautiful bag you see below is currently on its way to my door. He ordered it a few weeks ago, but its not scheduled to arrive until Monday. Poor thing was really bummed that it didn’t arrive in time. Is he the best or what!!

My mom is doing better (actually able to sit up & feed herself) and has gained a little bit of weight back. Right now her condition seems to be stable, but we don’t know for how long. Hospice is unable to tell us what her “status” is, they just don’t know if this is a temporary recovery.

I am still without a computer at home. The harddrive crashed a few weeks ago & I haven’t been able to get it fixed yet. That’s the downside of my fabulous new job, no pay check for 3 weeks…

My harddrive crashed at home, so I haven’t had a computer in over a week! (sigh)

Just a few quick little updates for ya…

I HAVE A NEW JOB!!!! Everybody say “WOO HOO!!” XD

I started at AMG yesterday. Sooo happy! No more psycho boss!!! WHEEEEEEE!

Ok, so now the bad news.
My mom came home on Friday. She was enrolled back into hospice. They came out yesterday and changed her status to “Active”… which means she is actively dieing. I don’t know how long she will last, but I don’t think it will be very long. She hasn’t really eaten in days (when she came home on Friday she weighed 85lbs!) and she really isn’t drinking anything.

Hospice has taken her off all her medications except 3: morphine, a drug for congestion, and a drug to ease “restlessness”.

So that’s whats going on right now. Probably won’t blog for awhile. 😦

Yeah, so its been quite a while. Crazyness ensuing everywhere. blah blah blah…

So, major points of whats going on right now…

  1. Mom was back in the hospital, now is in nursing home… for how long we don’t know. She has been enrolled in hospice care.
  2. Job, which has always sucked ass, has taken the penultimate turn for the worse.. nearly walked out on Wednesday. Now, frantically looking for a new one. Have received an email interview invitation from honey’s company. Will probably have an interview this coming week. WHEE!
  3. Diet & Exercise – SUCKS! I have been pretty faithful to the eating right thang and have been working out 2-3 times a week. Not an ounce or inch has been lost! GRRRR
  4. Honey & I went to an infertility doc… again. Previously we just weren’t really ready to go through it all. I am starting on Progesterone today and should have a period in 2 weeks. Then, all the tests begin… blood draws up the ying-yang & a sonohystriogram, which is supposed to be very OW! Boys got it easy! All they gots to do is make love to a plastic cup! sigh.

So, that’s the scoop. Yes, there is knitting in there somewhere. I am working on a pair of socks using some Lorna’s Laces that I got at ThreadBear, and am making this…

Lift & Separate Sweater from
Big Girl Knits

with some Alpaca with a Twist’s Baby Twist in Fawn.. so soft, so yummy…

So, I will try to update more often.. but ya know, the crazyness just keeps ensuing…

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