Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP (Works In Progress): August 28

Current Project: Fingerless Gloves

All I have to show at the moment is a ball of yarn. Monday I had all the fingers done and the first glove was knit to just before the cuff but it was sadly becoming apparent that the final glove would be at least a size or so too big so I ripped everything out. I haven't started over yet.
 
 This was the glove on Sunday before I started over:
 

Recently Finished: A Baby Blanket and A Shawl

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Plans for Posting and Bathtub Drain Woes

Plans for Posting 
First off, blogging plans for the rest of the week and beyond. I figure if I don't share what I am thinking its all going to stay in my head. That has been the summer pattern. If however I let you know what I want to post it's more likely to happen (positive pressure to do what I say I will) -it has worked in the past.

Tomorrow I'm to start a WIP (Work's In Progress) series sharing creative project I'm working on or have recently completed. It will have things like knitting, card making, costumes, sets and decorations of children's ministry, Pinterest attempts, and writing projects. It's going to start as a weekly post but if it is too repetitive (I'm some times slow with projects) it might become a bi-weekly or monthy feature.

Thursday will be a return of thanksgiving (Thankful Thursdays). One of my personal birthday challenges is to create a list of 1000 things or people I am thankful for. I've got a journal and have found writing three things each day is the best way to achieve this goal. I'll be sharing highlights from these entries on Thursdays.

Friday is going to be a review of my newest board game. I don't think Rate the Fun will be a regular blog feature but I would like share more about board games like reviews, top ten lists, and introduce game reviewers and websites.

Other upcoming posts are going to be on the youth groups thrift shop formals (both this years and last years themes), this years backyard clubs, and the preparation for a large group game I did with the youth group. I want to do episode reviews and predictions again of the next season of Survivor. I know most people are done with Survivor but this years twist (family members) sounds interesting to me. Another series I'm considering adding is "Liz getting healthy". I've order The Jillian Michaels Body Revolution; it should arrive next week. I am hoping to blog my results. It might be boring to most readers but I could use the accountability and encouragement.

Bathtub Drain Woes
After reading about my clogged drain and bathtub plug troubles a couple from my church explained what I needed to do. My bathtub plug is a "push-pull tub stopper"

They gave the right advice but the knob is too tight. So yesterday when I followed their directions nothing happened. My solution was to ask Google for help because Google knows everything (and the internet never lies)! Not only was the knob too tight, I lacked tools to help me solve the problem. What I think I need is a flathead screwdriver and pliers. Once I have acquired the necessary tools I'll make my next attempt. I really need to buy a small tool kit for the house.
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Simple Woman Daybook 133

FOR TODAY: August 25, 2013
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....green hills (its almost always the same green hills that won't change till the fall).

I am thinking...about all the things I wanted to share this summer on the blog that just hasn't happened. I miss daily/weekly posting. Also thinking about a knitting pattern.


I am thankful for...my summer student. He's been a great help this year!

I am wearing...flip flops, a black skirt, and black and white flower printed blouse.

I am creating...fingerless gloves.

I am going...to a corn boil.

I am wondering...if it's too late to post things from a few weeks ago.

I am reading...Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe.

I am hoping...to find someone to translate a confusing part of the pattern I'm working on and a solution to a craft problem.

I am looking forward to...seeing my Jenn and playing Battlestar Galatica (board game) this week.

I am hearing...Richard (aka summer student/the minion).

Around the house...I'm having trouble with the bathtub drain. I know it needs to be cleaned out but I can't get the plug device out to do the cleaning. It is very frustrating (advice is appreciated).

One of my favorite things...BBQs.

A few plans for the rest of the week:..corn boil and bapsisms today, NaNoWriMo planning tomorrow, Battlestar Galatica tomorrow night, AWESOME friend visit in the city Tuesday, and for the rest of the week I am not to sure.

A Picture to share:..Look its a minion (summer student aka Richard) holding a minion: