What’s Your Sign? — Sunday Scribblings #66


I believe in astrology about as much as I believe in fortune cookies. Let me rephrase that. I believe to a degree that your zodiac sign may tell something about you. But I don’t think making life altering decisions based on your horoscope is a good idea. However, just for a chuckle, I will compare my behavior and personality to what the “experts” say a Cancer would most likely act like.

The Moon in Cancer is the most subjective position of the Moon. The Moon is “at home” in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon is the natural ruler of the sign. oon in Cancer natives have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings and moods of others.
Okay, I agree with that. I do tend to be a bit sensitive to people and their moods, body language, facial expressions, etc.

Often, they are quite wrapped up in themselves. That’s also true for me.

Their memories of the past are outstanding, especially for all things emotional.
Another yes. I can recite chapter and verse the wonderful memories of my childhood living with my grandparents.

Moon in Cancer people are never detached — they cling to things, (gotta say no to that one — I live to throw things out) their home, (another no – I do love our home, but I wouldn’t be devestated if we had to move into a smaller abode.) and people they care for. (That part is absolutely true. Well, not actually cling to people I care for, but they are always foremost in my mind.)

They seek out security and familiarity in all they do.

They look for peace and quiet.
(Big BIGhumungously large yes on that one!!)

Their attachment to all that is safe means they are a little leery of change.
(To a degree, maybe.)

These peace-loving souls dislike superficiality in all of its forms.
(Big HUGE agreement on that — I can’t stand fake people or their “putting on airs”!!!)

They are devoted and accommodating.
(Yes, but not to everybody)

The insecure ones accumulate things in an attempt to feel secure.
(I guess I’m very secure because I am in a constant state of un-accumulating)

Because of their strong attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain that Moon in Cancer natives tend to whip a dead horse.
(True — up to a point — I do like to talk about happy memories — maybe more often than people around me would like to hear.)

They may dwell on hurts long after everyone else has moved on.
(Can’t say that’s true – being angry and pouting uses up too much energy)

When they feel they have been taken for granted (which may be often!), they don’t always confront others directly.
(Definitely yes for the lack of confrontation)

In fact, these natives, when they are insecure, can become quite manipulative.
(I like to think that I have outgrown any manipulative tendencies that I may have had)

They can also be victims of habit. (???? Not sure what that means)

These people can have a hard time compartmentalizing their lives, simply because their watery Moon tends to know no boundaries. Sometimes, as a result, they may act irrationally. (Possibly??)

One of the most delightful characteristics of Moon in Cancer people is their loony sense of humor. These people can be extraordinarily funny. Their moodiness can baffle others, but their unique outlook on life is something most people can appreciate. (For absolutely sure)

When treated with tenderness and understanding, Moon in Cancer natives return the favor with warmth and protection. Give them security, and you’ll take the crabbiness out of the Crab, at least for awhile. (More yes’s — Sweet Baboo has this down to a science.)

These people are wonderfully dependable overall, despite their occasional mood swings. Make a friend of Moon in Cancer, and you will be taken care of for life.
(And still more yes’s)

So that’s kind of an interesting outcome — 14 yes’s to 5 no’s and 1 not sure. Although it’s not enough to make me consult my horoscope before making important life decisions, it’s a fun thing to do. It’s always interesting to read about what your personality is like and how or if you fit the profile given.

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Just taking a little detour


Denim B

I’ve put aside Sweet Baboo’s socks for a bit (I think they will be so pretty when I finish them) — since the quilt is not going to be even close to done for my niece, I decided that I could at least knit a hat or two for the new offspring. (My daughter kept one on GrandDolly’s head until she was about 6 months old — I never realized how quickly baby dolls could get cold.)

Multi A

So here is a pic of just the ribbing. I’m still new to needles and yarns and how they affect gauge, so if this hat is too big, I will just make another one with smaller needles. The yarn that I bought for the hat (or hats, whichever the case may be) is Plymouth Encore Colors knitting worsted in what looks like jewel colors — no colorway name is mentioned on the label. This is the finished little hat. Didn’t turn out too bad, hmm?

Multi F

However, I think I may be spending a bit too much time at Woolworks. Do you remember watching Cheers and everyone yelling “Norm” when he walked through the door? That’s how I’m beginning to feel when I walk into the yarn shop — everyone yells “hey, Marcy”!!

In case you’re wondering, I took all of these pics on my big board ironing board, which is where I do just about everything craft related, because SB has confiscated my heavy duty table for the computer. If you see spots etc on the background, that’s why.

Oh and fabulous news!! I got a 🙂 on my mammogram report and my long arm quilting friend called to let me know that the quilt is done and I can pick it up!! Yipppeeeee!! It wouldn’t have mattered alot if it wasn’t done, but I’m very glad that it is. I’ll put the binding on this weekend and put on the label and it will be fini!!!

Sunday Scribblings #65 – I’ve got a secret


I’m really late this week for the Sunday Scribblings — it’s probably just about time that another topic is put up — but I was reading InlandEmpireGirl’s post on her blog,
Gathering Around the Table
and liked her list of secrets. So, if you wouldn’t mind too terribly much InlandEmpireGirl, I am going to copy your idea this week and add ten or so of my own secrets.

  1. One of my biggest pet peeves is people that can’t use correct grammar. For example, saying I seen instead of I saw or saying she and me instead of she and I. (I must have been a frustrated English teacher in another life.) It irks me no end.
  2. My favorite type of book to read is about time traveling back to medieval Scotland. I’ve read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series several times and love Lynn Kurland. For some reason, I always feel slightly sneaky when I read one — probably because they’re kind of fluffy and because I’ve never told anybody how much I like them.
  3. My perfect vacation would be either sitting on a New England beach (it always conjures a sense of nostalgia in me for some reason) or camping in the mountains, preferably the Adirondacks.
  4. I will always eat chicken or fish before steak — extremely well done steak!!
  5. My favorite drink at a restaurant is a frozen Margarita with extra salt — at home, it’s Smirnoff Green Apple malt beverage.
  6. I had a mole removed 22 years ago that was malignant melanoma — but as you can see I’m still here. I am a very lucky duck. Darn those blond haired, green eyed Scottish ancestors of mine!!
  7. I don’t wear contact lenses due to extreme dryness — and also because my glasses cover up the circles under my eyes.
  8. I wear dresses at home almost all the time in the summer but I wear slacks to work.
  9. My very first car was a 1965 Dodge Monaco — with a 383 4 bbl carburetor — and it passed everything but a gas station. I also had a piece of 2 x 4 that I had to throw under the back tire because it would roll backwards. Park didn’t hold very well, but hey, what do you expect for $325, eh?
  10. I have always been a bit more than slightly bossy (probably because I spent so many years as an office manager) but as I have gotten older, I am more than happy to let the younger people do their own thing without my input. I guess that’s personal growth, right?

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Lots to do


Sweet Baboo and I are taking a trip to my sister’s in Vermont over the Fourth of July. Besides catching up with the ‘rents and other family members, Sis is having the “Mother Blessing” ceremony that I mentioned in another post for her daughter who is due in August. So far, this is my list of things that I need to have done by the time that we go.

  • Beads for M’s bracelet that we will make during the ceremony — check
  • Martha’s Homekeeping book that Sis asked me to get for her on ebay — check (well, not totally — I’ve paid for it and it should be here in a few days — hopefully before I leave!)
  • Baby blankets that my daughter wanted me to give to M — she got so many and most haven’t even been used — check
  • Baby buzzy chair — I wish I had had one of those when J was a baby — check
  • Baby boppy for Sis to have at her house when the young’un comes to visit — check
  • Knitted hat that I wanted to make for the young’un — no check yet — have to make a trip to the yarn shop for baby type yarn. (sigh — such a hardship) If I don’t get it done before we go, the pattern is very easy and I could knit it in the car on the way.
  • Bring video tapes that I borrowed back to Sis — check
  • Someone to check on Sadie and make sure she is fed and watered — no check yet
  • Check out TJ Maxx one more time before we go for Sis’s face cream — sort of checked — I have a few ready to take with me so if I don’t go up one more time, it’s not a big deal. She loves this particular lotion that we can only get at TJ Maxx.

And that’s my list so far — I’m pretty happy with what I’ve gotten done so far —  and of course I sit down every chance I get and do a little more knitting on Sweet Baboo’s socks. One thing that I’m pretty sure won’t be done is the quilt that I made for M. I had a hard time reaching the lady that will be long arming it for me and even tho it’s small, I think she’d be hard pressed to get it done in time. I’ll just send it along when it’s done.

Mission accomplished!!!


Yup, finished them last night. They are wool and just having them on for the 3 or 4 minutes it took me to get a good shot, my feet were sweating! I am SOOOOOO going to enjoy these when winter comes around again!! I’ve already started a pair for Sweet Baboo in a pretty blue. Men always seem to take more interest in something that ultimately is for them and he is no different — peering over my shoulder to see how I’m doing, asking questions — he’s so cute!

I’m planning to cull my fabric stash this weekend — I’ve just got so much stuff in the closet and boxes that’s just sitting — hopefully, I will be able to list on ebay and make a few $$$ to support my new yarn habit. On the one hand, yarn can be mega expensive — but on the other, it ain’t your grandmother’s acrylic yarn that you buy at the five and dime!! The colorways are gorgeous and the hand is soft and fabulous — some yarns even have aloe embedded in the yarn!!! You’ve come a long way baby!!

A very strange looking rock


Sweet Baboo was “rearranging” part of our rock wall and yanked this very odd shaped rock out of it. It’s a real true rock, not concrete — but it’s got this hook or lip shape. Any idea what this might be or what would have caused this? I’m empty!!

Here’s another shot — from a different angle.