Monday, September 21, 2009


In case others outside haven't heard, the capitol of my state is currently getting flooded.

( pic courtesy WSBTV, found here)

I skipped classes today because of my back hurting so bad, but now I'm kind of glad that I didn't make it out of the door.

Thankfully, we haven't had much more than just standing water, but after the drought we've had the past five or so years (because here in the N-GA mountians, we haven't been getting as much rain as the rest of the state), it's not looking good. Last night, we had 5-inches of rain in less than twelve hours, which is more rain than we've gotten total in, oh.. Six or seven months?

I'm glad that the drought is over, but at this rate, we will all be flooded. Right now (at least in my town), we are in a lull, but another band is getting ready to push through. We're in for a rough night.

We've been given a flood warning, so I'm moving up to my grandparent's house. They live on top of a hill, where as my house is in a hole.

Pray for everyone; this is some of the worst weather we've had in a while.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Possible Patterns To Try

Been surfing around Knitting Daily, which is a site that I saw in this month's Needle Work magazine. I just started my subscription, and it is certainly interesting!

Here's the patterns:

Traveling Stitch Leg Warmers

.. I think that's all the knitting patterns I want to try. It will be awhile before I am able to do any of these, since I'm so busy with school and holiday preparations.

Pictures of Mack's scarf will be up later. Supper time!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Canning Jelly!

Since it is a holiday weekend and I'm not expected at school tomorrow, I made some peach jelly with LOADS of help from my mom. These are some of the pictures from this escapade. Sorry for the small size, Photoshop decided to crap out on me and save over the originals. Haha, that's what I get for using actions! ;)

This is all the goodness that was needed for the jelly. In the pot and pitcher is the peach juice that I helped mom make on Wednesday. Four different flavorings went in to enhance the flavor.

Once I was happy with the overall flavor (minus the sugar..) I brought it all to a boil. The next five minutes were really hectic, hence no pictures. Then, with the help of mom and AB, we managed to get all the jelly into jars, and outside to the burners. The next series of images will speak for themselves:

All in all, it took less than an hour to go from juice to canned jelly. It was loads of fun; I'm already planning what I'm going to do next.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Christmas List!!

Keeping track of everything has been a bit weird lately. I ended up dropping a class from school because I had taken on too much. Math seems as if it will be the bane of my existence until I get it over with or get out of school. Not sure which yet, though.

So, in order for me to remember what I need to be doing to keep on-track, this is my Christmas List for this year:
  1. Mack - scarf, green. Have the yarn and am about a 1/2 way through the first skein.
  2. Kelly - Scarf, again, but in black. Need to choose the yarn.
  3. M - not sure what he's getting yet...
  4. M's family - Preserves, jams, jellies, etc. Also a few tatted ornaments, possibly scarves? (need to get on the ball with this.. Nana is already down for the wedding!!)
My immediate family does some weird Christmas traditions, so I haven't decided on them just yet, although I am thinking about making a doily for my gran on dad's side. Nan I'm not to sure about, since her china cabinet is full and overflowing!!

Also, I'm finding that the bamboo yarn I chose for Mack is actually kind of gorgeous. I'm going to have to go stock up on it -- it's easy to work with and is very soft. Well worth the $4.99 price tag, let me tell you!