Friday, April 18, 2014

I wish ..................



I knew why my body is giving out on me.Tonight the shoulder pain is so bad i can not even crochet.  NOT CROCHET???  what am i going to do.   lately the pain has been worse in the evenings  shoulder pain so bad i cry.

 I think what has happened is the discs that were  compromised in the accident in my neck are raising their ugly head so to speak I am feeling  nerve pain in my left shoulder and the strength of it has left me  gasping for relief.  

That being said  i WILL NOT give up or into the pain.   starting to rest a bit more with it but i will continue to crochet  when my arm allows it


On another note  my best  friend and fellow hat maker  is out of the commission for a while   so if anyone  still wants to help and donate  by making a hat or in any other way please do not hesitate to  post a message so i know i am not alone in reading   this post lol

Rain  is back and i'm hurting worse because of it. spending my time though  trying to  design the cute patterns you  all know and love  right?

Until  tomorrow have a better day peace and love to you all  ciao     vicki

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

don't be shocked to badly i am posting again hahahahaha


Don't be shocked i know i know  2 blog postings in less than   2 weeks i must be sick HAHAHAHA  nope just  wanted to fill ya all in on some of the stuff going on in my life.   we finally settled with the insurance company  while i would have wished for more  they did come through with a bit of additional money  only because i threatened to leave the company oh well.     

I have been busy  designing again and made this adorable little  turtle  tape measure  i will be selling these in my etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/shadowboy   stop by and see  what i have listed now and if you have a request drop me a line and i will do what i can to make it happen. in the mean time enjoy my little  turtle

sorry for the  bad pictures the light was just off a bit so it did not show up well

I am working on some new designs as we speak and already have  2 orders for the turtle.

here is a set of owl hair pins i made  i can take custom orders for these as this pair of  owlie  pins was claimed as part of a swap on ravelry.:)
I knitted this cowl  out of super soft  brushed acrylic yarn and it also is for sale  for  15.00






This hat and scarf set was made for my darling daughters boyfriend for christmas, if you would like one like this or in other colors (makes great Christmas gifts and its not to soon to put your order in ahead of time.) I will also do other team colors, this was done in our beloved Seattle Seahawks team colors, but if the yarn is available to me i will make this for you Message me for price.


well that's it fir tonight i leave you with these pictures to enjoy












 until  tomorrow...... ciao and love to all    Vicki






































Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's been a while but i have not forgotten any of my friends

Its been a while since i have blogged. lots of things have happened and not many are good I know right   why am I not being  optimistic, why am i being depressed?  ya know sometimes it just builds and builds and builds till you want to explode. thats about where i am right now  but i also know it won't last and another day is around the corner.


still dealing with ins company but think we are about out of options. I  told the  girl at my agents office that i had had it with the company and was   thinking of going elsewhere.  all we asked was a additional 500.00  that was and is fair market value for my daughters car,  when i sent in the repair bill we had paid out  last august i was told i should get that back    because was within a year and in reality was only  3 1/2 months.  so you can imagine how shocked i was to find out  the  475.00 we had spent was only worth about  60.00. That is when i lost it and told our agent that.

To my surprise i received a phone call about 20 minutes later from the manager of total loss and was given a apology for how our claimed had been handled and was told they are issuing us another check for the  60.00 PLUS the 475.00  

 If they had  been up front about it at the first we would have had this all settled and  we could move on(well as much as we can  having lost a entire car) ( we  gave our daughter hubbys car because she had to have one and since he retired we  could make due with one for a while. )   so while i do appreciate they are finally going to give us the amount  her car was worth i still am very angry at them   This happened  and was not our fault in any way. it was the young  woman who had no license or ins   driving around like a maniac  (still i am sure we saw her several times)  she is the one who caused it not  us, yet we are the ones who lose. so typical in America now days.

ok  i am going to step off my high horse and try and be a positive person again. please pray for me that i can become that again. 










for your viewing pleasure  enjoy these lovely pictures  This is archers Seahawk sweater(my great nephew)
 






this is our magnolia tree
 this is  our kitty itsy she is a sweetie but  look out if she don't like you hehe

Japanese  quince bush

Magnolia blossom



enjoy  these pretty pictures and please  post a  howdy if you  are reading this blog  is nice to know someone is reading it   kwim? ok nuff said  hugs and love to all of you hope your day is filled with  love and happiness, fun things to do  lots of good food to eat a friend to visit with and a crochet hook and yarn to make something awesome    until tomorrow   stay safe warm and peace to you all  love vicki

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Another day another pain



Today  another day another pain is  sooooo true, i am so dang sick and tired of this pain i live with.  its not bad enough  that my back is messed up and always will be but now i  also am dealing with my shoulder and arm.


as my  posting from yesterday  we are still dealing with the insurance company on the loss of our daughters car i am just so damn tired of the  salvage yard calling me bugging me for them to come down and pick up her car. For  goodness  sake we dont even have the check from them and i don't know that we ARE going to accept the pittance they want to pay us for it.

I looked her car up online  and  the closest I can come to hers is a 2003   grand am  gt which i do know costs more but  she has all the extras on the car  everything but the name  GT,  and it was selling for  7000.00   double what they want to give us  REALLY ALLSTATE?   They are suppose to help us and all i can see is that they  are not  doing anything to help us more like  ripping us off.


Today is rainy and cold, had to take chunk into the  vet as he has been sneezing and not feeling good. and good thing we did. he has a upper respiratory  infection  so he  got a shot of antibiotics and i got a bill for  104.00    not bad considering our old vet would have cost us  well over  400.00

well i guess thats enough  "good news " bewahahahahahahahahahah   enjoy some of the pictures i took last year  peace and love to you all who take the time to  read this nice posting     LOLOL  ok tomorrow i  promise to try and NOT be depressed   thats  TRY  not to lolol   hugs and love to  ya all  vicki












Monday, January 6, 2014

why are people so stupid

Why are people so  dang stupid,  on december 5th  at about 6:30  while my family and i were  getting ready  for christmas  this stupid woman decided that she would much rather  mess with her baby instead of driving  plowded thru our fence    with her foot  flooring the  gas and ran into the  3 cars in our yard, destorying my daughters  2001  pontiac grand am.and also my  hubbys and sons  1995  chevy Beretta


 her pride and joy and love of her  very first car, also hitting my hubbys car and sons also. and  here is the kicker  the  bitch is still driving i soooo want to turn her in to the police  so i guess what my  question is is what would you do   signing off not   take care everyone  hugs and love  vicki ps the squirrel is just cause  bewahahahahah  rant over  love vicki  ps the  squirrel  is just cause  hehehehe

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Why is life so dang hard

Why does life have to be so dang hard sometimes, i try everyday to  think positive and to not be a burden to anyone.

 lately all i do is sit here and feel like my life is passing me by. Its just so hard dealing with all of this pain and stress. since hubby retired last July  life has been  very different. while i know it takes adjustments  he is driving me BATTY  I feel like i have no time to myself  no  me time have not even been able to work with my  beads and make more jewelry.  its depressing and i wish  that i had not encouraged him to retire  now(although he really needed to) i wish somehow i could  get a job but even if i could he does not want me to

sorry for venting   i am just very down today,  last night son invited us to dinner and he didn't feel good so we didn't go and today i was told to tell him we would be over but not for  dinner so i guess  i don't get my  afternoon off even   and will have to cook another dinner   sigh  ok  nuff whining   thanks for listening ya all are awesome hugs and love to my friends Vicki
timmy  turtle i made for a friend :)



coast and shadow best buddies today
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What a summer its been :)

summer is gone  but not  forgotten by far, this year has been  a  strange one, yet  not in a bad way.

first off  hubby retired   july 1st after 42 years  so now while i use to have some "ME" time now its all  "our" time  which is hard for me to adjust to.

Things have been up and down but  so far  i would say we are adjusting (while slowly  we ARE  adjusting)With this came changes in our medical and while  i was able to keep my doctors(thank you lord)  i did have to switch pharmacys and while  it may not seem a big deal to many to me it was.

when i took my  prescription to the pharmacy to be filled i was accused of "forging" the  prescription and they refused to fill it until calling my doctor, and while i would love to not give these  guys my business they are only one of  very  few who carry my medicine so i am kind of stuck with them. I did give them a 2nd chance and it went  fine the next  time i went in but believe me i was not amused nor happy to be accused of a horrific "in my book"  crime  that  if it WERE  true could have put me in jail for many years. so grrrrrrr  nuff about the bad.

on to the good, while hubby and i did not really go anywhere  (our kids did a bit of traveling so  we  stayed around to take care of the  house and furkids  they take care of)  we did have some  fun   just  hanging out  and enjoying life with the kids.

we did do another garden at  kids house as the house here  is not a  good place for a garden (and they have a huge one all ready  dug so why not share it hehe)

i planted green beans  both pole and  bush,  peppers  onions  scallions(which is a mild form of  onion)  garlic tomatoes  cuumbers and all the herbs to go with it.   here is a few pics of the tomatoes  (they taste as good as they look)
we also had loads of pretty flowers and  here are a  few pictures you can enjoy of those



and last but not least to  end the summer what better way than a  concert by one of my  favorite bands  "The Eagles"

saw them  at Seattle  center  at Key Arena and let me tell you they were  fantastic  my special thanks to my kids for   letting their old mom   hang out with them and enjoy the wonderful concert


In  closing i just want to tell all of my  friends and   especially my  family i love you guys and hope that  fall will be as much fun as  summer. I have been busy  working on  items for sale and also for friends   hoping to  have another craft fair we can go to soon but not sure if it will happen or not, sadly my pain level has gone up and while i love to crochet to  avoid it  my shoulder and elbow on my right arm has been  acting up so may have to learn how to do it all left handed  bewahahahaha   ya all know how i am NEVER give up 
Peace and love to ya all   come back soon and  post a  greeting if ya all read this   bye for now    love Vicki

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A wonderful time was had by all!!!

Last  friday   i  went with my  kids Lonny, kristy and sons gf  kayleen to see Ann and Nancy Wilson of the  awesome band Heart!! and also  saw Jason  Bonham whos  father was  John Bonham in the  great band  Led Zeplin  and let me tell you it was  AMAZING AWESOME  FABULOUS  OUT OF THIS WORLD  TOTALLY  FANTASTIC  concert  i have been to since  seeing  Sir Paul McCartney in July.

Its been a   wonderful summer weather wise and   we enjoyed it with  lots of fun with each other good food  lots of music including going to see  bands we grew up with, Also saw  Sammy Hagar recently soon  going to see the EAGLES  in seattle  will be a  fun time for sure.


here are a  few pics of the Heart  / jason bonham  concert we saw  recently I hope you  enjoy the pictures as much as i enjoyed the concert  thanks to both of my kids for making it happen for me   love you guys soooooooo much  















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