Sunday, January 25, 2009

January in Balitmore

OK so this has been a very unusal time for our family. My son has come home and given up his druggie life style. My daughter is healthy except for a damaged ankel on her left foot. I have pictures to share finally. Here are my dogs. Jester the black pug on the left is holding his Christmas present in his mouth as he sleeps. Bandit on the Right is my fawn pug ( less than 1 year old) sleeping on the back of the couch like a cat. They do bring great joy into my life. Well that is all for now. I have another pic to post in a couple of days.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coming out of the Wiccan Closet

Ok here is how it has gone this morning. Wait up feeling better, watch tv, on twitter responding to condolences on my Uncle Walt's Passing. For no appartent reason I get up from my couch and go over to start folding my daughters laudry that had some household towels in it.

Just finished folding one towel, then I hear a mechanial voice coming from a box of grandson's ( 1 yr old boy) toys on the floor next to where I am standing. It says "Give me a drink" then "GET OUT". I look over and the little pull along doggie is face up in the box, and the dang toy keeps saying over and over "GIVE ME A DRINK" then a second later "GET OUT". Now I know that somehow the toys shifted and made the Elmo play phone turn on.

Hubby and I laught about it. I take the play phone and put it in the kitchen.

I am sitting here rembering that the last thing I spoke to my Uncle Walt was a premonition of his death. Of course, as all precognitions come, there is never a certain time you are positive about, epsically with family. It was my Daughter's precog dream and was to the date and minute only 2 years out from the predication.

Hubby had gone to bathroom , didn't know why , so I was in the front room alone, with the dogs
when this hugh gust of wind blows this 6 month old top of the line steel security door open fully.

A little aside here, I have Fibromyagia and not supposed to get cold, as no blood flow to ears, nose, fingers and toes, been this way since I was 30 and now I am 52. The wind is not only gusting strong, but very very cold.

So I go to close the door and see two peices of mail, junk mail, stuck to the conceret floor of the porch. I step out and pull the door closed so that the dogs don't come out. And then find out it is locked. Hubby is only person awake in house and he is taking a shower and could not hear me call for help or knock on door because the dogs are barking so frantically.

I know this seems like a bunch of random acts all fully explained away, but knowing my Uncle Walt, my anger and outright digust with my fathers side of the family, his and my father and mothers love of drinking, I am sure it is him giving me hell for not speaking to him or caring enough to call and check on them.

Ok that is all for now. Will be posting more as it happens.
Tanglust The Good Witch in West Baltimore.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day 2008

been up since 2:30 am for no good reason. Been making pumpkin bread and have promised on twitter to post the recipe so here it is.

Heat oven to 350 degrees grease bottom only of two loaf pans.


2/3 cups shortening
2 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 16 ounce of pure pumpkin
2/3 cup of water

Dry Ingredients
3 1/3 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 cups of salt
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground cloves
2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2/3 raisins

Cream shortening and sugar till well blended. Add all wet ingredients and mix till all well blended. In a gallon size zipper type baggie add all dry ingredients except for nuts and raisins.
Turn bag upside down and all around till dry ingredients are all mixed up thoroughly. Cut a corner of the baggie off - about 1/2 inch wide. Slowly add dry ingredients through hole in corner of bag a little bit at a time until the dry is well mixed in with the wet, continue this process until all dry ingredients are well mixed and no lumps in the mixture.

Now add nuts and raisins folded in by hand.

Fill your loaf pans 2/3 rds full and pop into oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Checking with a toothpick to see if they are done. To use toothpick, open oven door, with oven mitts pull out the shelf and stick the toothpick into the middle of the loaf. If it comes out perfectly clean your pumpkin bread is done.

Enjoy your pumpkin bread.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Crochet Hat Contest

Sunday November 23rd. I could not decide what to work on, and I cannot keep my hands unbusy. So I found this hat I started to crochet earlier in the month and finished it. I love that it goes down way far in the back with the soft yarn to stop the wind from going down my back and that it covers my ears with the same soft yarn. I still have to find "something" to put on the top. Can you give me an idea? If u give me one that I use I will either make a hat for u or make a scarf for you free of charge. So please post what you think would go good on the top of this hat.

Friday, November 21, 2008

well it is close to the end of the middle of November here in "Charm City" . 1st time since I stopped working, I have bronchitis. Yuck almost done with my "Vine and Leaf" socks done two at a time on circular knitting needle. Pattern by Cat Bordhi, yarn from sock club at Celtic Knots Yarn shop, and is the Valentine 2009 colorway. I will attempt to get a pic of them on my feet either before or after going to dr's this afternoon. Gotta go eat something my stomach is rumbling. Later peeps.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rainy Day in October Before Halloween

Ok so it is raining for the second day of the week. All drugged up but still added a few things to my blog. You can now chat with me while you are on my blog - just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Also you should take a look at the fairy of the day by scrolling down past the chat.

I am in the process of crocheting a hat with an earflap. Will need someone to take pics for me as I s**k at taking photographs. Have a podcast that just download to get some help in that area.

I will be writing a poem a day in the month of November - it is my NAMO attempt as I cannot write fiction to save the world. But might go to the website and join and write trash so I can at least be writing.

Hope everyone has a good day

Oh and the repair man is here for the fridge hope he figures it out or gets me a new one. I can't take this not having a reliable fridge yuck.

On a pleasant note got the knitting mag from my friend Steve in England today with a Sock Calander so looking forward to knitting at least one pair of socks per month in 2008