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Monday, July 6, 2009
I have been surprisingly sad about the death of Michael Jackson. I haven’t only been sad. I think it’s safe to say I’ve actually been mourning. Typically, I hear about celebrities dying and think, “Oh that’s too bad.” I move on without giving it too much of a second thought. Considering all of the media coverage, it was next to impossible to not think about again. One couldn’t have a television or radio on without hearing about the latest news. That didn’t bother me too bad. Honestly, it has been like a train wreck. I cannot turn away.
I grew up listening to Michael Jackson. I can remember watching almost every video he put out. I wore out my brother’s Thriller record (yes, record). Admittedly, Vincent Price’s laugh at the end of the song freaked me out. I would always have my mom stop the record before it got that part. After Thriller, everything went to tapes. I had to re-roll my Bad tape several times from being worn out. I got all excited when HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1 came out.
Truly, Michael Jackson was along for the ride while I grew up (he and Elton John...okay, okay, The New Kids on the Block helped, too). The part that confuses me is that he hasn’t put out any new music in a long time. It isn’t like my favorite artist died at the height of his career. So, why am I so bummed about all of this?
I have this overwhelming desire to remind people that he was a human being. I’ve heard people saying things like, “The world is better off with him.” How can someone be so callous to another human being? He was person who was never convicted of a crime yet the world condemned him. I guess I’m getting soft as I get more and more Catholic. Everyone is deserving of love and life. Even criminals deserve to live and have a chance to reconcile with God. Michael Jackson was innocent of all charges. Was he eccentric? Absolutely! That doesn’t mean he deserves to be labeled a pervert and a child molester.
I suppose I’m writing of this here just to get it off my chest. The memorial service is tomorrow. Maybe then I can stop thinking about it all of the time. I truly hope that God has mercy on his soul and welcomes him to heaven.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Then, I see another package in the mail! I received two more squares for my friendship ghan. I'm really started to get a lot of them. I can't wait until that afghan is done.
On top of the squares, I got four bamboo crochet hooks. I discovered how much I love bamboo hooks in May. I used one for my Entrelac Crochet class. So, you see, I had to have all of the sizes!
I love that Pipsy's paws snuck into the top of the picture. I almost cropped it out, but decided that it was too cute to edit.
Thank you to my elves and to my fairy godmother. Y'all sure can make a girl feel special.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I received a package in the mail today. It was from a fellow Crochetville member (crochetville.org). There are people who send out RAOK's (random acts of kindess) to other members. It's just a way to bring a smile to another human's face.
It definitely worked for me! I am so excited about everything I received. It's just wonderful.
The crocheted item in red is a 12" square for my friendship ghan. I'm collecting 6" and 12" squares. This is the first 12" square I've received. I think I have enough squares to start assembling now. :D I'm going to add some of my own squares also, but I want it to be mostly squares from other people. It wil lbe fantastic to wrap up in after a long day....an afghan full of hugs.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The picture below is a baby boy burial set. I donate something to the NICU Xavier was in every year for his birthday. This is the second year I've done burial sets. I'm also working on getting 30 preemie hats made. I'd like to get at least one more burial set done as well. I have the gown almost finished. The second set will be for a girl.
This is my first doily. It looks nothing like it's supposed to, but I can't quite figure out what I did wrong. It was a learning experience. My second one already went much better.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
As with any new blog, I have to post pictures of my babies!
Above is my "little" Oliver. He's a very big cat. He was about six months old in that picture.
That one is Cooper. He loves snuggling with anything I've touched including my yarn and my purse.
This is Pipsy. She is snuggled up in her favorite "pirate ship". She is my only girl and also the oldest. She is the queen of the house...just ask her.The last picture is Jackson. I took this picture after her injured his paw. He ripped out the two middle claws on his back paw. It was a pretty serious kitty injury, but he's fine now. Jackie is my sweetheart and my favorite kitty of all time (shh...don't tell the other cats).