Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Weekend

Had a very sudden and unexpected but very happy trip come up this past weekend as we learned one of my best friends' son was competing in a nationwide clay shooting competition in Arkansas, only about five hours from us.  He competed Saturday and Sunday and I only found this out on Friday morning.  Managed to get a very good motel room rate and when I got off work, we ran the errands we had to do and took off.  It was a beautiful drive there and home the next evening as well.  The competition was good and it was great to see Heather and Noah.  He did quite well, too.  At age 15 and having been competitive shooting for less than two years, he placed 14th out of 212 entrants of all ages.  The squad he shot with included the current Arkansas state champ, 2 US Open winners.  The overall winner of the shoot was a three time world champion.  I'd say he did brilliantly at placing 14th!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Through time and space....

You are the Eighth Doctor
You are the Eighth Doctor
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You are a very feeling person and in touch with your emotions. Your fashion sense is a bit old fashioned, but you have a ceratin charm that the opposite sex loves. You are attracted to people who are smart and adventerous. You are not afraid to give your heart(s) to someone. You are intrigued by the spiritual and the occult. People recognize your voice better than your face. You will end up destroying your entire planet to win a war.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crafty Picspam for The Linus Connection #4


Crafty Picspam for The Linus Connection #5


There are 20 6" squares in each photo



Also this 36" square blanket


This 55" square blanket


This was a "joint project" as it was made with skeins of Paton's Canadiana donated by [celticmommy](/people/CelticMommy) :)

55" Square Granny Ghan

Crafty Pic Spam or What have I been up to since I came home from Oregon, besides work?

Some prayer shawls:

mc shawl 6

mc prayer shawl a

mc prayer

mc shawl

mc prayer shawl 5b

mc prayer shawl 4b

Two prayer lapghans for gentlemen:

mc prayer lapghan 2

mc lapghan1 gift 7

Two more water bottle slings:


Two more market bags


Have two more shawls and a Molly in progress

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Honoring the Unsung Heros

Today is the 10th anniversary of a day that like December 7th 1941 has gone down in infamy.....

Today, at our church service this morning, Sir Dragon Preacher and I wanted to remember this day but to remember it as a day of hope as well as remembrance and so, we chose to observe it by honoring the members of our church family who serve in law enforcement, as fire fighters and as paramedics/emt's for being there when everyone else needs them the most, sometimes as part of their job, sometimes as volunteers, sometimes above and beyond what is expected of them.

It surprised them.  But it was nice to see them so honored. 

It was a good day.

A Prayer of Blessing for Firefighters, Police Officers, Medical Workers, and All Who Serve Us in Times of Crisis

Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy,
who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity
and the great commandment of love for one another.
Send down your blessings on these your servants,
who so generously devote themselves to helping others.
Grant them courage when they are afraid,
wisdom when they must make quick decisions,
strength when they are weary,
and compassion in all their work.
When the alarm sounds
and they are called to aid both friend and stranger,
let them faithfully serve you in their neighbor.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

-adapted from the Book of Blessings, #587, by Diana Macalintal

Tuesday, September 06, 2011