Thursday, October 8, 2009

Desperately Trying Not To Hate The Police...

Luckily, I got away with nothing but a warning intended to scare me because I'm apparently a "Utah-aggressive" driver driving wrecklessly on the calm roads of Pocatello Idaho- full of road rage. I got the scare of my life driving down these supposed calm roads being targeted by one of Idaho's own SEVERAL times- for no reason that I could understand. And in my 1 moment of retaliation, she phones the police and tells them I'm a nuisance on the road- and I GOT PULLED OVER FOR IT! Apparently, they were "letting me go" THIS time, but NEXT time [like I do this all the time] I will get fined, have to go to court, and possibly get probation duty which apparently amounts to wearing a yellow jacket and picking up trash on the side of the road.

I will admit that I have a temper- but Ian is my best witness that my temper has died down considerably over the years and my driving has become very mild also. I know we have to have police to keep us safe from real troubles- and that we have to have someone to judge the circumstances in not-so-real troubles. But it just seems to me that I'm always getting the rotten end of the deal when cops have to deal with me. I totalled Ian's car when we were dating and it was completely my fault according to the cop, but anyone present [and those told the story] can see that it wasn't. I had my wallet stolen a year ago and gave them everything they needed to track down the person- TWO different police stations did nothing, and they continued to use my credit cards AT THE SAME PLACE that I told them to find the person. [Luckily, I got reimbursed of course, but still...] And now this.

So obviously I just need to grow some more and just ignore people when they slam on their brakes, swerve into my lane repeatedly to scare me, and then tailgate me while calling the police on me. And I know no one is perfect, so I can't expect it of police just because it's their job... this just really made for a bad afternoon- and another tally on my list!

On a lighter note- Serra told her first "joke" yesterday. Out of nowhere she says "knock, knock". So I look at her and say, "uhhh... who's there?" [not expecting an answer, because I really can't think of how she's ever even heard a knock knock joke] and she turns to me and says, "is it daddy?" and starts giggling! What a silly girl we have.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Card Making Day

It's National Card Making Day- and I got some more Christmas cards done! But I'm not going to post them because I want them to be a surprise when my family gets them. Anyway, I also had a lot of other things to post about, so here goes....

Here is our updated futon- with a new cover [that I bought instead of made] and new throw pillow covers that I made all by myself- no pattern! And they have invisible zippers on the bottom so I can take them off to wash.

Here's a close up of the pillows- it's hard to see the black edge on the black futon.

And I made them flippable- this is the back side.

Serra was also kind enough this week to come up with a new project for me- reupholstering my rocking chair and ottoman! She found a Sharpie and proceeded to "draw" a picture for me.

Also, this morning, Ian changed something- see if you can guess what. [Other than taking off his glasses.] Here's a before picture:

And here's the after:

Finally, here's Serra in one of her cute new winter outfits because it's turned to cold weather already! And she's jumping on our mini trampoline- such a big girl!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Craft of the Month - September

For those of you who didn't know, September is National Sewing Month. So I tried to focus this month on getting a lot of my sewing projects done. I managed to get all of my fabrics cut out, but only finished a couple of projects. Still, not bad considering I've been too busy with moving, etc. to get anything done for the last couple of months! Anyway, here are some pictures of the projects I finished.

Another apron I made for me.

And an apron I made for my sister, Paige.

This one is Serra's favorite: baby blankets and diapers!

And finally, a pink quilt for Serra- I need to finish the binding and attach the backing, but at least the front is done!

When I finish my other projects, I'll post pictures. I still have a lot of outfits for Serra, a pin cushion bag, throw pillow covers, a blue quilt, and a quilt wall hanging to match the one I made with my mother-in-law, among other things! Hopefully I can get them all done soon. What did you sew this month?