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Old 02-19-2014, 01:37 PM   #17781
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I'm binging...on knitting slippers. Right now I'm satisfying my urge to knit by binging on several pairs of these: How to Knit Slippers - Easy Knit Slippers

Slippers are a perfect way to use up a bunch of odds and ends of yarn (in the "fiber world," she who dies with the most yarn, wins. I am definitely in contention for that
"honor.") Any way, I like to keep slippers of various sizes in a basket at the back door so folks can slip them on in the winter when they come to visit. This all started when I brought back my mom's knitting stash and found a pattern for slippers she used to make on an index card (you all know that pattern--the one your grandma/aunt knit you for Christmas with the pom-pom on it and the "hole" in the middle of the toe where the yarn was drawn tight to form the slipper). I have made several pairs of those in different sizes (not everyone wears the same size I do) (some pairs have gone home with visitors--oh, my grandma used to make these, can I keep them?). I have a pattern for "pigheaded" ones, I think I'll work up some of those next...
Thanks, CWS. I've been looking for a soft "sock" for my tender feet. I've plenty of yarn, but will have to get some knitting needles.

Again, much thanks!
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #17782
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Thanks, CWS. I've been looking for a soft "sock" for my tender feet. I've plenty of yarn, but will have to get some knitting needles.

Again, much thanks!
You can make the same type of slippers without the use of knitting needles. The thicker the yarn type the cushier they get.

I've been using these. A pair can be made in a day.
Amazon.com - Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag - Weaving Looms

The looms come with everything that you will need. All you'll need is a measuring tape and scissors.

Munky.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:51 PM   #17783
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Nice picture bakechef. Now get off your tablet and go have fun in the sun!
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #17784
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Researching Las Vegas. A niece will be graduating in Utah, and the closest airport is in Vegas. We'll have a couple solo days in Sin City after all the family stuff. I've never been to Vegas before, and neither of us are gamblers. Looking into shows, maybe either Penn and Teller, or Cirque du Soleil O.

Any advice is welcome.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #17785
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Hoover dam is kinda cool.
Then everytime you watch that movie with Selma Hayek and what's his name you can say, Hey, we were there...
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:24 PM   #17786
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Hoover dam is kinda cool.
Then everytime you watch that movie with Selma Hayek and what's his name you can say, Hey, we were there...

Mmmmmm! Salma Hayak!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #17787
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Mmmmmm! Salma Hayak!
Guys, this is not helpful. I'm not going to Vegas to see Salma Hayak.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #17788
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Your loss!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #17789
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I suspect there may be a few showgirl viewings to keep DH happy....Along with the clothing-optional pools.

Me, I look forward to Penn and Teller....
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #17790
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Hi! Everything went well, except I threw up a LOT after waking up but there was nothing to come up. I was so dizzy and I felt very frightened, but I was given a shot and it cleared up very well.

The lump was just a harmless cyst. The surgeon said she's seen hundreds of these and they are nothing to worry about, but it will be checked anyway, for it is a standard procedure.

Laurie, you did it and I did too! I knew there was just something I had to see here last night. Perhaps it is why they called very late, yes?

And thank you all for your hands and thoughts! I do love you people! I'm sorry I didn't feel like posting yet and I hope no one was worried. The Ogress probably knew I was tired today.

DA insisted upon going and wouldn't let them say no to her when they told her I was a little bit sick. She went in my room anyway! And I'm so nauseated, there she is hearing all this and saying, "Oh God! What's wrong? What's happening?!" She can't see this, so it was a mess! Gwen and a nurse were trying to get her away. She stayed. She is SO stubborn!

When everything calmed down, I did apologize to the nurses. They were very nice about it, and they said she was tough little lady and they did rather admire her for her stubbornness. Poor DA, she can't see, she hears this...I felt so very sorry for her. I kept yelling that I was fine in between the "dry heaves," as one nurse said I had but she was so scared.

DA and Gwen spoiled me all day. Gwen is spending the night and Carl visited briefly this afternoon but he didn't stay long because he knew I'm a little sore. I don't have much of a scar at all! I only have 3 tiny little stitches. I did show this to Carl, but don't get mad, I didn't show him my breast, just the top with the scar. He has to marry me before he gets to see the rest of it.

They gave me more painkillers, an anti-inflammatory medicine, and since the procedure was all paid for and had no extra expenses except for the shot, I paid for the shot of my money and Gwen brought us home.

I'm sore but very, very happy. Now this is behind me. Mamma and Papa were crazy with worry but I called Mamma as soon as I got home and fixed all that mess.

I learned something of this: The next time I need a little tiny surgery, I'll duct-tape DA to the piano, leave Gwen with her, and get Carl to take me.

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:43 PM   #17791
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I just started dinner.
I'm out of frozen biscuits so will make mashed potatoes instead for my creamed turkey.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:53 PM   #17792
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Researching Las Vegas.....I've never been to Vegas before, and neither of us are gamblers...
We walked around some of the casinos when we drove our son back from CA. Himself marveled at all the different looks of architecture. He said we should go back to see more of it. Meh. I saw all I need to in those 2 1/2 or 3 hours. It was total sensory overload, between the noise and the lights. And we were walking around at 3:00AM! There is so much light pollution the poor birds were out as if it was mid-day.

I second pac's suggestion for the Hoover Dam. Even if you don't take the tour (forgot how much it was) there is still enough to see that will make your jaw drop!

Our route took us through Henderson NV. I have a cousin I don't really keep in touch with who lives there. As we drove along, looking at all the developments and houses lining the road, all I could think of was that old folk song that starts "little houses on the hillside". Yup, they all looked pretty ticky-tacky.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:05 PM   #17793
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Las Vegas was a big disappointment for me. I guess I have heard so much about how amazing it is that it ended up being a letdown. We have been there twice and had fun, but my thought was "Is this it?"

My husband's brother and wife live in Henderson. They have been there since 2000 and they bought a very nice house in a nice housing plan. The houses do not have much property with them, and I don't understand the high cement walls around them. It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #17794
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Cat, I'm glad to hear that it was a "harmless cyst." Now you can relax. When I had my biopsy done I was awake with just a local anesthetic. I talked to the doctor and his nurse the whole time. Mine was also harmless but it's always better to get these things checked.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #17795
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Hi! Everything went well, except I threw up a LOT after waking up but there was nothing to come up....
So glad it all worked out for you. We all pretty much told you the cyst shouldn't be a problem, but it's nice to know you had an actual, trained medical professional tell you that too! And a lot of people keep throwing up. Poor Himself started up each time he heard someone else hurle! They finally had me take him home...along with a bucket for "just in case". The motion of the car wasn't good. Had to pull off the road twice.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #17796
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Cat, what a relief! Hugs to you!

Thanks guys, Las Vegas was never on my bucket list, but we'll already be there anyway, may as well make the best of it. We have friends who go all the time, but all they do is gamble and they don't really pay much attention to anything else. We don't gamble, and we're not into shopping. I did notice the Bellagio has a big aquarium, so I may pack our masks, fins, and snorkels. Oh wait, they won't allow us to swim in it. Bummer. Oh well, it should be an experience! Would love to see Hoover Dam, but we only have 2 days.
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Dawglover, there are some interesting sites to see in some of the casinos. The one I enjoyed most was the lions in the MGM. I don't know if they still have them because of animal rights activists. We do gamble, but we did a lot more sightseeing there than gambling. Also, try to see the fountain at the Beloggio at night. It's beautiful.
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Dawglover, there are some interesting sites to see in some of the casinos. The one I enjoyed most was the lions in the MGM. I don't know if they still have them because of animal rights activists. We do gamble, but we did a lot more sightseeing there than gambling. Also, try to see the fountain at the Beloggio at night. It's beautiful.
Thanks Carol! We're staying at the Bellagio. Looks like there's lots of things to do and great places to eat!
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:18 PM   #17799
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Cat, what a relief! Hugs to you!

Thanks guys, Las Vegas was never on my bucket list, but we'll already be there anyway, may as well make the best of it. We have friends who go all the time, but all they do is gamble and they don't really pay much attention to anything else. We don't gamble, and we're not into shopping. I did notice the Bellagio has a big aquarium, so I may pack our masks, fins, and snorkels. Oh wait, they won't allow us to swim in it. Bummer. Oh well, it should be an experience!
Be sure to ask Steve Kroll for resto suggestions. Unless I am misremembering, he used to live there.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:12 PM   #17800
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Thank you all!

I'm just tired. My stuff didn't hurt too much. I did manage to make a nice dinner but now it really hurts. What is this? Every time I move my arm, this hurts now! Uckkk!

I don't like these painkillers but I had to take one.

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