Monday, July 28, 2008

It's Monday...and...well, it's Monday

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 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 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 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...


Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Hi--thanks for stopping by my blog. I just staked my own tomatoes and am thinking about putting a little fence around my entire garden...we'll see.

Natalie said...

Thanks for the comment! :) Hey, you're in NC too! I haven't really been paying attention to where people live.

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

Sounds like an interesting and productive day.

Speaking of bugs, I got bee stung yesterday, by a yellow jacket, for the first time in a VERY LONG time. It was strange. I was about to wash my car and had the hose connected. I guess maybe the water stirred them up. I felt something on my neck and then felt the sting. I tried to swipe it, but it was attached, obviously. I managed to pull the stinger out with a long string of 'poison/venom' and got the bee stuck in my hair... Anyway, I killed him once inside. My neck/throat, where I was stung, had a red dot that had a puffy ring around it... Needless to say, I didn't die.

I will enter the give away and hope to win!

Natalie said...

Oh dear!! That sounds awful, Amanda! I hope it feels better soon...yellow jacket stings are worse than regular bee stings too, aren't they? At least you're not allergic.

rebecca said...

I entered an apron giveaway...I still haven't gotten around to making my own :)

Abigail said...

It's still around $4.27 for gas around stinks.

Natalie said...

Eee! That's expensive! :(

Tasha Via said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I loved this post, very informative, especially about the mosquito bites=)

Natalie said...

Oh my, since I'm leaving comments and people are looking at my blog, I should probably get something up that isn't so much rambling! :D

Thanks for the comment, Tasha! :)

Good N Crazy said...

Everyone will enter! And the funny thing is sometimes the winner won't want to give out their address! So you end up re-doing the contest...oh well!

THanks for the comment, I like doing it just for new blogs to visit!

And your line about getting your chores done, cracked me up! I'd love to see that list!

Natalie said...

Thanks for the comment! :)

My chores...? Oh, you mean because there must not have been very many, since I entered giveaways and got them done? Sorry, I'm a bit confused! :D