Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rainy weather & Wal Mart whining....

I overslept! Not that I really HAD to get up, it is my day off. But I have "stuff" I want to get done. I had a rough night sleeping..first I had trouble getting to sleep..wide awake at 1:30 a.m. THEN thunderstorms woke me up at some point. Our bedroom is in the basement of our house, we have the windows closed and the central air turned on, cannot usually hear a thing. So if those storms woke me up..must have been strong storms! I checked my watches/warnings alerts in there in the middle of the night. So, anyway, I got up about an 2 hours later than I would have liked to. It is thundering right now too. I think the storms are supposed to clear out of here by noon. I guess there is no need to worry about outside housepainting is coming right along, but still a lot to do.

And I notice the maid has not yet been into to clean the house, or do the laundry, empty the dishwasher etc etc. *sigh* why do I always have to do it?

On a much funner note (for me anyway)..I finished knitting my very 1st afghan! A great sense of satisfaction. I am one of those people that have 2 or 3 craft projects started and nothing finished most of the time..LOL Y'all know I have been whipping out kitted scarves..those are so easy to get finished. I think that is why I like making them. But an afghan? We are talking 8 skeins of yarn total...I knitted with 2 at a time, so it is thick and soft. I just have to tuck some ends in and wash it (covered with Tippy's white fur). This 1st one is for our Son, I was making it for his B-day in October, but now have decided to make all 3 kids afghans as Christmas gifts, so his is done. 2 more to go. And if all goes well, we have some dear friends that we exchange Christmas gifts with, I would love to make each of them an afghan too, but we will see.

We have a regular Wal Mart here, rumors about it becoming a Super Center, but I have been hearing that for about 4 years. They were open 24/7 but I was out there Monday and they have a note on the door that they are now open 7 a.m.-11p.m.

Anyway, I went out to get yarn for the next afghan...they are doing away with our yarn/fabric dept! I am NOT a happy camper and I made sure they knew it. The nearest place for me to get these items will be an hour drive. And if I have to drive that far to get yarn & fabric..what other shopping will I be doing while I am there?? Hmmm? So they will be losing a lot of my business at our local Wal Mart.

I do not think this is a good time to do away with that dept. I know our store was one of the few that still carried yarn & fabric. With the economy in the toilet I really really think people are going back to crafting & making homemade gifts in an effort to save money and give something more "personal" Do you feel this way? This past Christmas, I knitted scarves, sewed aprons and made apple butter as gifts. I saved a ton of money! We spent less than 1/2 of what we usually do on Christmas. And it gave me such a good feeling to make gifts! And I truly think the recipients appreciated the time/effort I put in.

Ok, I better get off this darn computer and get something accomplished...cause I really want to get start on another afghan.

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