Hmm...I've been on the computer a lot today!! I've been entering a bunch of the giveaways on the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. Not that I ever win anything. I finally won one of the daily giveaways on there, but I've never yet won anything from the carnival. Oh well, I'll see if I win anything...
I did get my chores done today too, though. And I'll probably get some knitting done tonight to make up for all this computer time today. I found out last night that I knitted several inches past where I needed to on my sweater...I was supposed to knit till it was eight inches and then do something else on it...and apparently I can't judge eight inches. So I measured it last night and had to pull some of it out...*sigh* I need to remember to measure more often, I don't have time to be wasting knitting unnecessarily. For some reason I never can seem to remember to get a picture of my sweater...I'll probably be done with it before I get a picture taken!
I found out last night that if I'm outside in the humidity my hair starts curling. I was trying to brush the little pieces around my face out of the way because they were bothering me...and I couldn't get my hair to smooth down out of my face...it was springy! My hair? Springy? Impossible.
I read somewhere that when you get a mosquito bite you should slap it a lot to get the blood flowing to it so it won't itch as much. That actually works! You end up with a nice welt where the mosquito bit you (from blood going to the spot, not from slapping very, very hard) but it doesn't itch and then it goes away completely. Wow! I don't know whether this would always work, or work for all people, but it's certainly worth a try...unless you're someplace where if you start slapping a mosquito bite people might look at you funny... ;p
I went to Dollar Tree when I was out shopping for Colin's birthday present Saturday...they have some really neat dishes there. White with different green leaves on them, very cute. I'm thinking about getting a few place-settings...I don't know. I'll go back and take a look at them. They were microwave and dishwasher safe and they seemed pretty sturdy, and you can't really beat the price. There are lots of interesting things at Dollar Tree...a lot of the sort of things that you "didn't know you needed" but some practical things that you would buy anyway. Like waxed paper...65 sq.ft. for a dollar, which is cheaper than the grocery store and it was the name brand stuff. Cut-rite or whatever it's called. Hmm...I should have looked for a cheap ring binder too...I'll have to look if I go back. I want a binder to put my schedule and time-sheet and notes from work in.
I finally got around to putting netting around my tomato plants...after I've had three tomatoes stolen now! I don't even know if these tomatoes are any good, because I haven't gotten to taste one myself! The animals apparently like them...but they're not very picky.
Gas prices are going down!!! Hurrah! Well, it's still not exactly cheap but anything's better. $3.84 at the regular gas stations yesterday, and $3.73 at Costco.
With all these blog giveaways, I'm thinking about doing a giveaway in September for my birthday...because...well, just because it will be my birthday! Anyway, I was thinking of giving away a camera strap like I made for my camera, and you'd have a choice of a few fabrics...so it wouldn't have to be floral. So if my "cousin-who-wanders-around-taking-pictures" (aka: John) could win it too. lol! So would anyone be interested in that? Because I wouldn't want to have a giveaway and all if no one would want to enter. :p
If you haven't noticed already, there isn't any main point to this post.
Things I need to do this week:
*Sign up for a Red Cross CPR/First Aid class
*Figure out what days I want to work in August... C. (the mom) wants a few days to study for her board exams that she's taking in October, so she wanted me to come take care of the baby either a few whole days or half days in the first two weeks of August...so I need to talk to Dad about whether he's got anything going on then that will interfere at all.
*Figure out what I'm cooking on Thursday
*Get a bunch of crafting done
*Bake some bread
And probably lots of other things too...