Saturday, November 17, 2012

What's Been Happening Around Here

 I have not posted since November 1. I think that may be the longest break I have taken. The month started with internet trouble. I couldn't get on the web and when I did it was so slow. It took over an hour to do my last post and it was very short. We have gotten that all sorted out. Then it was my husband's birthday and then a few days later it was my Autumn's 7th birthday. I was brave (stupid) and let her have a slumber party. It started out with 6 little girls. The two oldest went home to sleep in their own beds. I don't blame them, the rest of them didn't sleep much. We had fun though. I took the girls to the Children's Museum and then out to pizza. A wonderful girl from work came with us to help. Thank goodness for Jordan. When we came home we had cake and ice cream. I made a polka dot cake that I saw on Pinterest. It was so neat.

How cool is that? Autumn fell asleep on the couch after all the birthday celebrations, but her friends were still awake at 2:35 in the morning. I had to keep going in and telling them to go to sleep. To top it off they all woke up at 5:30 in the morning. Crazy kids. I made them breakfast and put a movie on until their parents came to collect them. I would bet that they all fell asleep by mid-afternoon. I don't regret having the party, but there won't be another slumber party for many years. Lol.
 Last week I was getting all the things that I have made ready to take photos and post. I made a really neat bag with my group on Ravelry, Everything Zen.
I made the whole thing from scraps, which makes me very happy. I love our CAL group and am very thankful to Karisma for starting it.
 I have also made a hat and finished a baby blanket since the last time I posted. I need to have someone model the hat. The pictures I took of myself just look bizarre. Like an alien with big eyes and a mushroom head. I have said it before, I have no luck at self photos. I finished the baby blanket last night and it is too dark to take a picture right now. I will get some today. I made it as a gift for one of my babies in the nursery and I used all scraps for it too. I had little odds and ends left of my Stylecraft stash, and used most of them up. My most rewarding projects to make are the ones that I use up leftover yarn for.
 I had been planning to write a post on Tuesday and catch up then two things happened. I caught the worst cold and came home and fell asleep on the couch after work. I got up and went to bed. My husband came home a few hours later and woke me up to tell me he had been in a car accident. He hit a huge buck on the Interstate. It totaled our car. The thing is, we live in the country. We are always so careful out here. Especially now during rutting season. The accident happened down in the city though. He is ok. I don't know how he didn't get hurt. The car is a complete loss. When I called the insurance company the next morning, they had already had 4 people call in with deer hits. I called at 8:02. They open at 8. Two of the girls I work with have also hit deer in the last week. It is always bad in the fall. You have to be careful, but I have never heard of so many deer hits in one season. We had to wait two days to get a rental car, they were all booked due to the number of accidents. Before we knew the car was totaled, I called all the autobody places in the area to see when we could get our car in if it could be fixed. The waiting list at all of them was until at least 26 November.

As you can see, we have been car shopping. Just to top it all off, the day after the accident, my sister in law called me to tell me she had totaled her car the night before on her way home from work. The same time that her brother was hitting the deer, she was running in to a cow. Not a good day for the Griffith siblings or the crazy animals that are running around charging cars. Everyone is ok, except the animals. Next week is Thanksgiving and this year I am more than thankful that my family is ok. That is what has been happening around here lately. I hope everyone else is having a less eventful November. I will post again tomorrow with pictures of the projects I have finished. Talk to everyone soon.


  1. So relieved to hear you are all ok - what a catalogue of accidents! Missed you here in blogland. I had a deer run out in front of me once but luckily I was able to stop in time.

    He should have bought it home and sold it as venison steaks to make back a bit of money for the car lol!!

    Hope things improve, and that you have a restful weekend.


    1. This is kind of disgusting, but there was no more deer left when the accident was over. Several other cars were involved as well.

  2. Now what did you have to go posting pictures of a delicious looking cake for?! I would sell my grandmother for a slice of that! I have never had a 'Slumber Party' you are very brave...I really need my own slumber or I turn into a grouch! I love your bag and I love using scraps too. Jeesh I am glad your family are ok after their car accidents...Deer? Cows? Over here it is hedgehogs, badger, rabbits and foxes...they do not damage your car! I think your hubby hit a Mammoth! xxx

    1. Will said it came up right out of the ditch, there is no shoulder on that part of the Interstate, it turned to run away and then turned back and ran right in to the car. He said he thought it was a moose, it was so big.

  3. Oh my goodness a deer AND a cow? Wow. Glad neither of them was seriously hurt. Inconvenient I am sure but so happy to hear both are not hurt. As for the slumber parties. I shut those down years ago. LOL The boys are allowed no more than two at a time. That makes for an easy enough noise problem. One at a time is better. Mind you Z is the only one that wants his friends to stay over these days. A and his friends prefer to socialise from their computers. Can't believe Autumn is 7 already. Where did that year go?

    You have me intrigued with the hat. Giggling at your description of your picture. Take care lovely. Hugs xoxoxox

  4. I had my daughter's first home held birthday party this year. 6 ten year olds for four hours was exhausting so hats off to you for the slumber party!! Sorry about your car, I am amazed that hitting a deer can do so much damage. Glad you are all ok.

  5. Oh no, what a shame! I'm so glad that your husband is safe. As for the slumber party, rather you than me, I wouldn't have the courage to face one of those just yet!
    I absolutely love your bag, I was watching this CAL on Ravelry. Someday I'll get organised to join in with one but for now I'm loving watching the beautiful projects.