November 18, 2004

Clinton Lie-bury

I guess since I don't live too far from Little Rock, I should bring up the Clinton Lie-bury. I don't find it interesting, except for the architecture -- that classy, streamlined mobile home look -- seems fitting to me. How much talent does it take to design a rectangle?

Actually, I'm a lot more interested in the Counter Clinton Library. I tried to make a list of what I would be thinking about -- all the scandals, the lies, the high death rate among those who were close to the Clintons, the Juanita Brodderick rape -- and I became very weary of re-Living History. I can't stomach watching any of the coverage honoring his "legacy." Ugh. Gag. Barf.

P.S. Pouring rain for the opening of the Lie-bury -- perfect! ;)

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November 17, 2004

Manic craft time

Look at me, I'm on a roll -- blogging for two consecutive days! ;)

I have been going nuts with crafts the last couple of days. I want to make every free pattern I find on the internet. Okay, not every pattern. I may skip stuff like the crocheted apron for the dish soap bottle. A lot of crocheted stuff made by well-meaning old ladies is either way too frilly, or it's made of colors that don't exist in the natural spectrum. It's the kind of stuff you sometimes see them selling at craft fairs -- the stuff that makes you think, "Get a decorator in here quick, 'cause… damn!" Hopefully, the stuff I'm making doesn't have that effect on people. I try to stick with the practical stuff, with the scary colors reserved for things that aren't a permanent part of my home decor.

Here is what I'm working on:
Baby grab ball -- (in progress) cool, but very time-consuming -- 36 pieces!
Crocheted balls -- made 2 for Jordan today. They were easy to make, and I put a few jingle bells inside them (I call them glingleglingleglingle bells for reasons related to Hogfather)
Mesh dishcloths -- (made 3 today) which I'm making rectangular instead of square. I'm thinking about using them as facial cloths if I like them. Otherwise, the cloths will be assimilated into the collective of dishcloths (muhahahaha), and I will buy baby washcloths instead. Disposable facial wipes are overpriced, and some are too harsh for my skin as well. I have a recipe for baby wipe solution I've used for Jordan that I LOVE and want to use for my face wipes.

I can't remember now where I found the recipe, but this is what I use for lavender baby wipes:

3 cups water (you could use distilled -- I don't)
1/8 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. baby shampoo or baby bath (I use lavender scented of either one)
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops tea tree oil

I use a whisk to stir it up in a wipes box (and of course, put in some baby wash cloths or whatever after that).

And now that I've discovered Shirret, I can't wait to get the stuff and learn how to do it.

But for now I'm finally winding down from my manic craft state. I have to babysit Jordan for most of the day tomorrow, so nighty-night.

Posted by 2Flower at 11:51 PM | Comments (0)

November 16, 2004

Let me sum up

"Let me explain…no, there is too much. Let me sum up."

Cassandra & Mark -- Back together, apart (repeat as often as needed). She is living in her apartment again, minus Mark, plus nosering -- ugh. (at least at the time of this posting).

My mom had jaw surgery to fix her sleep apnea last Wednesday (90% likely to cure it). I stayed with her overnight at the hospital. "Patient" is a total misnomer -- should be the person staying with the person who had surgery. :P (but I totally understand because she was in a lot of pain)

I've had knee pain the last few days -- ouch, but a lot better today.

Been playing a lot of Neopests lately, but they've been down for maintenance all day today, so I have been crocheting baby toys, an afgan, and a winter hat for Jordan.

Been babysitting Jordan occasionally -- today included. He's the cutest baby in the world.

Been making honeysuckle baskets -- pics and instructions may be coming soon (never hold your breath when I say this).

And... I can't think of anything else tonight. I'm sure I've missed a lot...

Posted by 2Flower at 10:43 PM | Comments (1)

November 03, 2004

Arkansas is Bush country

I'm so glad I visited BrykMantra's site, because I was able to find CNN's link to get this:


In my county, 65% of us (13,614) voted for Bush (YAY!), 34% were for Kerry (7100), and 1% voted for Nader (90 people). I think it's very interesting to see the county by county results. I live in a good county -- what can I say? :) It is very fun to see how your vote -- counts!

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Happy Day, all is right

At about 11:30 last night I went to bed fairly confident that Bush had won. I'm glad to see that nothing really changed while I was asleep. I'm also very glad to see that Tom Dascle is gone. My only big disappointment was that Blanche Lincoln (D) got re-elected over Jim Holt (R) for the Senate in Arkansas. Scott and I would have been very glad to see Bla-a-a-a-nche go bye-bye. But thankfully we were able to keep John Boozman (R) as our Representative. Boozman is a very good man because not only is he a conservative, but he answers every bit of email we've ever sent him with a letter -- sometimes even with a personal handwritten note. From what I've seen, the man actually works! :)

On to another subj. -- in what may have been a rash decision, Cassandra decided to go back to Mark Sunday evening. Naturally this decision had us dealing with her baggage (emotional & otherwise) and taking her out there late in the evening. Really long story. Anyway, I picked up Jordan yesterday, babysat him for 6 1/2 hours, and drove him back home -- a total of 70 miles. Last night I let them know that while I wanted to be supportive, that I can't be doing that anymore. It was different watching Jordan while Cassandra worked and was living here -- supposedly she was going to be getting divorced. Now that they're back together, my sense of obligation has waned to the point that I can't exhaust myself that much every day -- not to mention I can't afford the gas.

And now I'm going to listen to Rush... :)

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November 02, 2004

I voted for John Kerry -- almost

I can't believe that I voted for John Kerry -- before I voted against him! I honestly did. I was a little tired and distracted this morning, and I sat down with my ballot and started coloring in the first oval. I was very shocked when I realized that was next to John Kerry's name (what the heck is he doing at the top of the ballot???) at what I had done, so I went up and asked what I should do. They voided the ballot and gave me a new one -- whew! That was really embarrassing, but Scott thought it was funny. He thought I had done it on purpose. No, I'm not a very serious person a lot of the time, but I wouldn't play around with ballots.

Posted by 2Flower at 08:30 AM | Comments (6)


Everybody, please vote for Bush today! Oh, and if you are planning on voting for Kerry, please remember that because of the time change, the voting will actually take place on November 3rd. I sure wouldn't want you to show up on the wrong day and get disenfranchised. ;)

Posted by 2Flower at 12:28 AM | Comments (0)