Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I Got a Gift, from an Unexpected Source... :P

My 18 year old son.  :0   He bought me these measuring tapes! AND a Thai Tea!! :0  I don't know if he is finally deciding to be nice to his parents, or what?...  ;)   I was pretty surprised.  The one on the left is a puppy. The thing you pull out the tape with is a doggy bone. The one on the right is a rooster. The thing you pull the tape out with is an egg. :P   Besides what he bought for me, he also bought his little brother something!...

A Spongebob hat!!   He was putting together his Spongebob Legos; and now he has a hat, too.  :P  I don't know what he bought Eli...  (They are pretty secretive. So, I'll have to ask him later.) 

I have been so sick lately. The two younger kids missed school last week. I was fighting it off. But Thursday night I was feeling pretty yucky. Then I "called in", to my job which I don't get paid to do anyway. ;P  (But I like doing it... volunteering at my son's school.)  Well the next day (Saturday), I felt worse than ever. I might have had a fever. I don't know. Stupid thermometer (sp?) doesn't work..   I just keep getting sicker...  Last night I was drinking cough syrup (Kids' homeopathic but hey..). I finally took some Nyquil before bed. It knocked me out. I could barely get up this morning. And I felt horrible.  Ugh...  I feel a little bit better now, though.  All I have been craving lately is ice cold fruit.  I've been trying to eat healthier lately, anyway. Eating more fruits & vegetables every day..  But yesterday I wanted icy fruit. (Weird... I know.)  I did buy some frozen strawberries. I was going to make a strawberry banana smoothie last night, but I felt so bad I didn't make one.

Anyway~~ While I have been sick, I was looking through all my patterns trying to find one for a short sleeved sweater I want to make. Not that I need to start a new one now, but...  For future reference. ;)   Well of course I didn't find the pattern I was looking for. But, I found another pattern I was wondering about; and was so happy I still had it!!  Our youngest son had been wanting a Pillow Pet for the longest time. Every time we'd go anywhere, he'd say "I want the whale" (It's actually a dolphin, I think.. He has since then gotten one..)  I kept thinking about some "Bed Bugs" I had crocheted our two older kids when they were little.  (Like, ten years ago...)  I wondered "Did I ever write down how I did those? I wonder if I still have it somewhere..."  And, I looked through my patterns a couple times, too. And never found it. Well, guess what I found yesterday?  I was so happy! First, I found the paper I had "drawn" my ideas out on..  Then the next paper I pulled out had "legs" and "ladybug spots" on it.  I flipped it over and it said "Bed Bugs". I was so happy, I started one right away.  I didn't have any good colors, so I had to use what I had on hand...  This is what I have done so far.   It's not "so" cute, eh? But I am still happy to have found the pattern...    When I have a few done, I want to put the pattern up on my pattern blog, for what it's worth..  ;P  I haven't posted any new patterns there in a while. I have been trying to figure out how to monetize my blogs. I can't figure it out with this one. But I thought I would try with my other one, since it's the old format (??? Is that what it's called? I don't even know computer language.. lol).  Well I think it worked. There's an ad on there. I am not sure if I am supposed to put my own ads on there, or what. I'll have to read some more about it.  Anyway I figured I should post to that blog now that I did that.  :P  Maybe it will get some hits. :D    

I hope this post makes sense, feeling kind of out of it...  :)  Going to go stick my head over a steaming pot of water, now..

7 comments:

Paula said...

You are making me laugh . .a hen has an egg, not a ro0oster . .he he he he he

Where did your son find them? They are SO CUTE! Even though I live in a very suburban area with lots of great shopping, I can never find anything cute like those..

Oh, LOVE the Sponge Bob hat . . so "manly" :0}

Tina said...

I know, I was surprised he found anything in this town we live in. The biggest thing we have here is Walmart and it isn't even a good Walmart... He got them at the sewing machine shop (we know the owners). And duh.. lol I should have known that. I am sick so I'm not thinking right. (Yeeeeeah, that's it, yeah... :P)

Mimi said...

Sorry to hear you being sick again, Tina...I do hope you get well soon and stay healthy and strong. Fresh fruits are a must! I should be getting back to it myself, coz I'm starting to get sick after eating my favorite processed foods :(
Your bed bug look so cute! It would be a wonderful addition to your patterns blog. I agree you should monetize, but I really don't understand how it all works. All I can say is to go to the Adsense site and follow what it says.
Just remember to always link to your pattern blog or to the posts that gets more readers interested. (free patterns always gets more views)...

Mimi said...

Those measuring tapes are cute, btw! Perhaps your son got over the terrible teen years already ;)

Tina said...

Thanks, Mimi. I have been trying to eat more fruits & vegetables just to be healthier (and maybe lose weight, lol).

I don't know if my son got over the terrible teen years yet. Maybe over the worst part. (I hope..)

Btw, I think I successfully put the AdSense ads on my pattern blog. :D I couldn't figure it out on this blog, but the old one it seemed easy.

Mimi said...

It would help to put a link here on your sidebar to go to your patterns blog...

Tina said...

I don't know how. :( I was just starting to figure out everything on my "old" blog, then I had to update it... (sigh) Thanks though, Mimi :)