Friday, April 24, 2009

Crocheted lace

I found this project in an issue of Interweave crochet, so am making it with some cotton from my stash. The yarn has a metallic looking fiber in it and it looks really snazzy.

Thanks to all for the comments about the scam calls. I'm still getting them, however not as frequently. One time I just didn't answer. Another time I pressed the pound (#) key several times and they hung up. Hopefully between the two, they'll finally get the message!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bogus phone calls...grrr!

Recently telemarketers have been calling my cell phone telling me my car warranty has or is going to be expired. This is a SCAM! I have no idea how to get them to stop calling me! Hubby said for me to store the number or numbers in my phone and assign them the name "Do Not Answer" so that if they call, I'll know not to answer it. Hopefully after a history of unanswered calls, they'll remove my number. Will this work? I don't know, but I'll give it a shot. Can't hurt anything.

In case you would like to know the number they're calling from, it is:


Also, got a call from someone purportedly selling burial insurance. I pressed the # key several times and they HUNG UP! Maybe this is the cure! I'd heard that if a computer calls you to do this and it will think a fax machine has answered and will remove you from their database.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tax Return is Finished!

Finally got to doing the tax return today. Actually, we'd already figured out that we were getting a refund, it was just a matter of making sure everything was filled in correctly and all the numbers were in the right place. I did find a couple of things that needed to be filled in.

I went to the IRS site to see if I could qualify for e-filing. They still won't let you do it yourself. You have to go through a licensed e-filer to do it. However, I DID discover that hubby had forgotten to figure out the recovery rebate credit for this year. We did get a stimulus payment last year, so I was surprised to learn that we were eligible for a rebate of $267!

Paperwork was signed and the envelope is by now being mailed by hubby at the post office.

We opted for direct deposit this year, which is safer because it gets to your bank account faster and there's no chance of your check getting stolen.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New needles!

Earlier in the week, I ordered a set of the Harmony interchangeable needles from Knitpicks. I used the gift certificate my daughter had sent me for my birthday, along with some of my own money.

I'd been keeping tabs on the shipment and the last I looked (which was this morning), it was still enroute from Mississippi.

Today I took two other ladies with me to the Lake Charles knitting group gathering, and when I returned about 6 PM, I found the package waiting for me!

I'm a bit disappointed in that there are no connectors to join cables together like there are in the Denise needle set. One CAN order longer cables, so I supposed that's what I'll have to do if I want to knit items with a lot of stitches.

However, the needle tips are gorgeous, and I like the clear pouch that comes with the set so that you can see what's there.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

When I woke up this morning, I was another year older.  How old do you ask?  Hmm...I've been telling everyone that I'm 16, but they don't believe me.    One of my old classmates wished me another "Happy 39th birthday".   Oh to be 39 again!   Geez.. that would mean my daughter would be 19 and living in MA again! 

Anyway, here's what I did today:

Washed a load of laundry, put them in dryer.

Went to lunch with hubby (we ate boiled crayfish).

Went to the LYS and bought some new yarn for another sweater:  Here's a preview:

Then, when I got home and opened my email this is what I found:

The gift certificate was sent to me by my daughter.  Wasn't she a sweetie?

Now I have a decision to make!   What to get with this.  If you have any thoughts on this, please leave a comment!