Sunday, August 16, 2009

my latest obsessions

No new news (that's weird to say outloud) about Sara at the present time. There is another test for her to have before we move on to other things, so we'll see how that turns out. I hate the wait. So in the meantime, I am immersing myself in some crafty things to keep my mind off nephrologists for Sara and my mom seeing a hemotologist/oncologist on Tuesday to find out why she's so dang anemic all the time. Good Lord, it's always something. But anyway, I've been making hats for the kids to wear this winter while snowboarding and, well....just being in the cold. This little thingy is so fun. It's easier than crocheting and it goes so fast. I just love it. I've made 3 hats for my sweet little nephew and 4 so far for adults. It's mindless busy work and I love it. My next project with it will be scarfs. Go buy one. I've had my iPhone for about a month now and I love it more than...well, I love it lots. I can't get enough of the cool things it can do and I just want to know how I ever lived without it!!!!!
It's just about the most amazing thing since sliced bread. I don't think I could ever go back to a regular phone now. I'm such a technology snob.

And these....lovely, soft, aromatic vanilla beans. mmmmmm, nothing better than vanilla. I'm still making vanilla extract, and vanilla sugar. I've got all the bottles stored on a shelf in our closet and I love opening the door and having the warm scent of vanilla surround me.

Oh, and I took the leftover vodka, added some lemon peel (without the yiggy white stuff) threw it all in a bottle and soon it will be lemon extract. I feel like such a domestic goddess.
So that's about it for me right now. Sick to death of the heat and cannot wait for fall to arrive...which as we all know only means the air conditoners aren't on 24/7. Speaking of which, we got our power bill yesterday and it was not a pretty sight. I had to hide the vodka with vanilla beans and lemon peels from Scott. Yeah, it was that disturbing.
Off to finish up another cap for Kris while I watch tv with Scott. Something I don't do very often.


maddie said...

Hi, I don't know you, but I clicked on the random blogs button and yours came up. I just wanted to say your blog is very interesting, and I hope everything goes well with Sara and her friend. I love looking at your pictures, and the vodka vanilla christmas presents look really cool. :)

buttercupbugs said...

Hi Ruth,

I've had alot of computer issues but I just saw your blog and what is going on with Sara and I'm so sorry. What a good heart she has (just like her Mom) I'll keep her in my prayers. I too love your blog you are one amazing person!! Your in my heart and thoughts. xo Judy