Monday, December 20, 2010

Broken Laptop

OK... so it's not this bad... but it feels like this. I'm tempted to go with Leelee's advice and try and fix it myself. If it were a desktop I wouldn't think twice about fixing it. But I have no experience fixing laptops.

So until I figure out how to blog on my Blackberry, I'll be blogging less. Avi isn't the best at sharing. (I don't blame him at all). He's sharing right now or I wouldn't be blogging.

I just wanted to those of you who missed out on the Facebook drama, to know that I'm without my lovely computer. I miss it, but not as much as you'd expect.

I feel really bad for Zee. He doesn't get to play at all. At least he has his DS. And he's hit that stage where he can't get enough reading. I checked out this huge volume of the Chronicles of Narnia for him. He saw the second movie and wanted to read the first part. I kid you not, the book is as big as War and Peace. His eyes got really big, but then I showed him how many books were in the volume. I'll be proud of him if he reads just one of the books.

I gotta run. I'm feeling better every day. I worked really hard this weekend so my body aches, but its good aches. I've been hunting all over my house for a certain card that is vital to a meeting I'm having on Thursday. So my house is clean (minus 6 bags of goodwill and 5 bags of trash). (haven't found the card, but I found a copy of the card and I'm praying this will work).

Love you! Nee

Monday, December 13, 2010


OK, I tried posting one of my own videos, but it didn't work. I found the video I posted yesterday and felt it was the simplest. She starts out showing how to chain stitch. Then when she goes the other way, she is displaying the single crochet. I have pictures that show step by step, and I will post those as well. I just wanted to post something and watching someone crochet is the best way!

If you would like to schedule a lunch time with me at the East Branch library, we can do that. I think that might be the simplest way to have hands on teaching. Bring your favorite yarn (nothing too fancy for first timers) and a basic crochet hook (I use an H-8). Just email me at and we can schedule an hour and you'll be able to do the basics.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to crochet: video

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The next few posts...

I just came back from the shower (so much fun!) and met the neatest ladies!
Well, I'm going to take the next few posts on my blog to teach the basics of crochet. I'm having so much fun making cute things for everyone on my gift list. One of them is a crocheted rose. I hope to be able to take pictures and get them posted to show how I make them. Crochet is so much fun. I love the way knitting looks, but I'm still in kindergarten when it comes to knitting. 

What is the difference between knitting and crochet?
Knitting needs 2 needles and crochet needs a hook.

I'll even try my hand at posting video. See you soon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cane Free

I haven't used my cane for two days. My leg is sore and can definitely tell. My knee is tired, but I feel stronger and it feels good to walk and have two hands. I don't feel like I'm going to fall.
My reaction time is faster. My speech is still gobbled up, but I figure it's going to take some time to repair it all. It's wonderful to be able to go to the break-room without having to plan how I was going to carry my drinks back to my desk. 
The fatigue seems less extreme. I'm pretty sleepy by the time work is over, but that's how it SHOULD be, not sleepy right after I wake up. 
My numbers at work have doubled. I feel like I'm doing much better. I still have a ways to go before I'm 100%, but I'm not worried so much about my job. Praise God!
I just wanted to give an update. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hanukkah's meaning

I take Hanukkah to mean I should not compromise my beliefs no matter if my life is at stake. That's what happened during the time of the Maccabees. They were told that they were to Hellenize or be killed. Be Greek or else. That all things Jewish were forbidden. All things Torah are bad. To obey Hashem was to watch your family die. Many people lied and pretended to be Greek and yet hid their faith behind closed doors. We are so blessed to live in this amazing country where we can live our faith out loud and obey God without fearing for our lives. I remember at this time of year that it isn't so in many countries. Whether it's Russia where they just tell the generations that God is dead or China where faith is against the communist way, let us remember our God fearing brethren in the world around us. And pray for a time of Peace when we can all worship Him in freedom.