Monday, October 27, 2008
I have good news, and........
Of course what follows is the bad news. I guess I'll start with the good stuff. Drum roll please......the Clap is DONE!! I did five extra pattern repeats on it and it's long and luscious. I love the drape and the color. I am glad that I waited for the right yarn to come along. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
Now, for the bad...Mr. Larj is laid off from the job that he just started in August. His employers told him last week on Monday that there wasn't going to be any work for the next week they then called him again on Friday and told him there wasn't anything the following week either and that he might want to look in to filing for unemployment benefits. So this sucks. The economy here in Michigan is so bad, anyone who has a job is lucky to be working. With the stock market taking a dump so did our savings and investments. There are so many foreclosed homes on our block that it is wholly unbelievable. The value of our home is right back to where it was 12 years ago when we bought it. Something had better change and fast.
At least my sister Gus is in town to take my mind off of some of this. We've been doing the ususal things we do when she's here like going to the Eastern market and just hanging out and relaxing. I also went to see Henry Rollins at the Fillmore on Sunday night. Every time I see him he moves a little further up on my "future ex-husband" list. Such a funny and brilliant man. Yummy too. ;-)
Well I am going to start in on the Felicity hat for an instant gratification project. I need one after the never ending clap. I also have the lace wrap for my ex-MIL that I need to actually start working on. She might be getting her X-mas prezzie a little late this year.
Everyone have a great week...I'm off to buy some lottery tickets!