Monday’s Path – May 2, 2011

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

Not so GORGEOUS as Ting’s garden!! … but I just finished this and I’m SO proud of it that I just have to toot my little horn!

Mama Buzz wanted to get Lil Buzz (he’s gotten too big to call Baby any more!) one of those “fastener” dollies so he could practice buttoning and snapping and zipping etc. They were kinda pricey and she has this über crafty mama, so she naturally passed the challenge on to moi.

I love nothing better than a project for which there’s no pattern! LOL Seriously. It’s so fun to figure it all out! I started with a photo of a Humpty Dumpty doll I saw on-line and my stash of quilting fabrics, ribbons, yarns, multi-colored threads, fiber fill and fasteners.

Dearest hit the stores for snaps, eyelets and laces.  Mama Buzz wanted Velcro also, but the stuff gives me a rash, so Lil Buzz can learn that on his sneakers.

I also found a buckle and two buttons in Grandmother’s Sewing Box that were perfect. Marci was Dearest’s grandmother, which makes those buttons and buckle FIFTH generation to Lil Buzz!

As I worked along, I kept getting Big Ideas until the simple egg shaped doll with a few fasteners turned into a two-faced, zip up tote! It even has a fat little stuffed bottom so it doubles as a nap-time pillow for the car. :o))

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30 responses to “Monday’s Path – May 2, 2011

  1. Pistol Pete

    MONDAY’S GRUDGE REPORT
    IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD,BIN LADEN ASSUMED ROOM TEMPERATURE TODAY
    What a magnificent operation by 24 AMERICAN Navy Seals!
    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/osama-bin-laden-killed-navy-seals-firefight/story?id=13505792

    TEXT OF OBAMA’S REMARKS ON THE DEATH OF BIN LADEN
    True to form,III,me,me,me.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-text-of-president-obamas-remarks-on-the-death-of-osama-bin-laden-20110501,0,1265508.story

    FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH CALLS BIN LADEN’S DEATH ‘A MOMENTOUS ACHIEVEMENT.’
    FOLKS,DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND OPEN THIS THREAD.THERE’S A SCREEN SHOT OF W ON 9/13/2001.YOU CAN SEE THE FACE OF A MAN IN PAIN WHO TRULY CARED.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-naw-george-w-bush-osama-statement-20110502,0,4437819.story

    REACTION OF FANS,PLAYERS AT PHILLIES/METS GAME LAST NIGHT.CHANTING USA!USA!USA!

    THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN
    ‘KISS MY ROYAL IRISH ASS!

    McCAIN COMMENDS OBAMA
    DID YOU EXPECT ANY LESS??
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0511/McCain_commends_Obama_on_bin_Laden_.html

    BIN LADEN’S KILLING A HUGE BOOST TO OBAMA
    Don’t count on it.Our attention span is notoriously short.It won’t mean diddley if unemployment is 9% and gas is $6.00/gal in 2012.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bin-laden-political-reax-20110502,0,4104561.story

    OBAMA’S APPROVAL FREEFALL
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/29/obamas-approval-freefall/

    DEMOCRATS EXPECT TOUGH BID IN 2012
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/organizing-now-democrats-expect-tough-bid-in-2012/?ref=politics

    IF YOU MISSED THE WHCD FIASCO SATURDAY NIGHT,I’M POSTING VIDEO’S OF SETH MYERS AND THE CHOSEN ONE.I DARE YOU TO TRY TO WATCH TWO VERY VICIOUS AND UNFUNNY PEOPLE.

    Personal snarks;(you knew they were coming,didn’t ya?)
    Gutless weenie Obama again attacking enemies when they can’t hit back.
    Like he set up Alito at the SOTU and Paul Ryan during his budget speech.

    Moochelle in a wig that makes her look like Diana Ross in Lady Sings The Blues when she was coming down from heroin.

    Republican presidents make fun of themselves.
    Democrat presidents make fun of Republicans.

    OBOZO may regret putting a burr under Trump’s saddle,The Donald doesn’t forgive or forget.

    IF YOU CAN STOMACH IT

    MEYERS HAD ONE FUNNY LINE”‘OBAMA MADE THE KOOL-AID,MSNBC DRANK IT.’

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    • You were right, as usual, Pete — it was not very funny. (I only listened to Seth, because I have a weak stomach and don’t think I could stand listening to Barry.)

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      • I thought Seth was funny, but some parts were funnier than others. My favorite part was when he did the bit about all of the after-parties.

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      • Dee

        Just watched Seth Meyers’ bit. I thought it was pretty funny. The Trump bit was….awkward. However, I laughed out loud more times than I thought I would.
        I only got as far as the Birth Certificate video on Obama’s part – but that made me laugh out loud, too. Reminded me of something the guys from South Park would have done.

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        • Hmmm… must have been some inside jokes that I just didn’t get. Or else I’m turning into a grumpy old curmudgeon with an atrophied sense of humor.

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          • Ting

            Me, too, Bob, when it comes to Obama, I just can’t find the humor, but I don’t think it carries over to the rest of my life.

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          • I would laugh if he tripped and fell down in some dignified venue. I would laugh if he bowed to some foreign ruler and the seat of his pants ripped. I would laugh if he had spinach between his front teeth during a speech. I would laugh if another fly crawled into his mouth, only this one came out and barfed. Listening to him blather does NOT make me laugh.

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        • The birth certificate video was hilarious in a really cheesy, ridiculously sad kind of way. I laughed so hard I couldn’t watch any more either.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I think maybe it’s not Democrat presidents, but just Obama. Last time he did this, I read a good article by a guy who has written this stuff for multiple presidents.

      He said until Obama, they all adhered to the “make fun of your own guys, go easy on the opposition” rule.

      He cited a joke Clinton told on himself that brought the house down. It came when the real estate scandal was at a peak and he’d been getting roasted by the media. Clinton said to the correspondents, “I’m really glad to be here. And if you believe that, I have a nice piece of land in Arkansas to sell you.”

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  2. Pistol Pete

    REPORT DIDN’T SHOW UP;HOPE IT’S BEING MODERATED.GOTTA GO BACK TO WORK.

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  3. Auntie Lib

    Chrissy – that’s a brilliant “Buzzy Box”. You rock!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh … I just got that … LOL!! Buzzy Box, Busy Box. Good one, Auntie! And thanks for the gold star. :o)

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      • Auntie Lib

        I started going for “Buzzy Bag” but didn’t think anyone would make the connection to busy box – or “busy bag” which is what I called the old diaper bag full of kids’ stuff that I kept in the car when my kids were little.

        I bet he loves his new something from Grandma Buzz, whatever it’s called!

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        • Ting

          It is brilliant, and looks like a lot of fun, too. We made our little boy a “busy board” for Christmas when he was about 17 months old out of hardware, chain locks, door knobs, pieces of plastic pipe, light switches, and even a combination lock. It was all attached to a piece of painted plywood about 2 feet by 3 feet. He loved it.

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            Oooh! I LOVE IT!! …. [type type] …. just emailed your comment to Dearest with “I LOVE THIS IDEA!! LET’S START DESIGNING!!”

            THANKS, TING!!!

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    I think that Washington Times editorial had one line that explained why there have been zero COLA increases in Social Security the past two years.

    “Government economists omit food and energy from what they like to call “core inflation,” but average Americans don’t have the luxury of omitting them from their household budgets.”

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  5. chrissythehyphenated

    This is fun!

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/02/twitter-user-reports-live-bin-laden-raid-knowing/

    TWEETER @ReallyVirtual wrote, “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).”

    Minutes later he reported, “A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty.”

    He went on to describe gunfire, explosions and the sound of a helicopter crashing as the raid continued. He estimated he was around two miles away from the firefight.

    It was only hours after the raid took place that the he eventually connected the explosions to an announcement by President Barack Obama that a U.S. military team killed bin Laden in strike at a mansion in Abbottabad.

    “There goes the neighborhood. Uh oh, now I’m the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it.”

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  6. chrissythehyphenated

    Pete,

    Big smackeroonis for the link to that Washington Times editorial!!

    This confirms what I wrote a while back in my essay about why we need Sarah – ” Approval from those aged 18-29 declined at twice the rate of the general population … as did support from nonwhites.” Woohoo!

    And good news here, too. Also in the “declined at twice the rate of the gen pop … “Support in the eastern United States, an Obama bastion” and “Conservative Democrats and pure independents… in the latter case, overall approval stands at 29 percent.”

    Gotta love this bit too. “Demographic groups with historically higher voter participation rates – married people, those who attend church weekly, those aged 65 and older, and white voters – all rate Mr. Obama in the 30 percent range. This is not the stuff that re-election dreams are made of.”

    Please, dear God, from his pen to Your ears!

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    • Pistol Pete

      I transport quite a few elderly people on medicare.Every time they start ranting about republicans,I ask if they’ve missed their COLAs the last two years while you-know-who was in office.
      The college nitwits who voted for him in record numbers are getting their diplomas,but no jobs.he was just a fad.
      the drive-by-media were crowing all day about getting Bin Laden seals his re-election.Winning the Persian Gulf War sure helped George HW Bush,didn’t it?
      chrissy,if you could capture the screenshot of W and post it,I think it shows just what we’re missing in leadership right now.

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      • I’d be very surprised if anyone other than hard-core Obama fans are really giving him credit for this. The vast majority of people know who deserves the credit — our wonderful armed servicemen — not that dupnik in the White House.

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        chrissy,if you could capture the screenshot of W and post it,I think it shows just what we’re missing in leadership right now.

        Good idea, Pete. I did grab it yesterday and I also wrote a “just for me” reply to Oblahblah’s announcement that you linked to.

        (Have I told you lately, Pete, how much I depend on your Grudge Report every day!? … Dittos to the rest of y’all who link to the best stuff here. Saves me SO MUCH TIME that I can put into graphicking instead of surfing.)

        I thought it best not to post my snarking about Mr. “I was in charge” … trying to maintain the illusion that I always take the moral high road and maintain nothing but blessed and godly thoughts. ::hardyhar::

        But then this morning … odd thing happened. I’ve been reading Bush’s Decisions Points and had put it down the last few days to read a new quilting book I’d treated myself to … way more fun than politics and I cannot WAIT to try out that new technique!!!

        Anyhoops, I digress. I picked up Dubya with my first cuppa and dontchaknow, the part I had stopped at was about bin Laden?! Having just read Oblahblah’s self-serving speech, I noticed a lot more of what Bush et al. accomplished that Captain Zero talked about like he invented it all the day he stepped into the Oval.

        Oy my blood pressure. ::thinking about ripped pants::

        So your comment comes on top of all that stewing and roiling of my Military Grizzly Mama juices and I’m thinking I should do something of a Yay Dubya nature (even though what I am really feeling is Boo Hiss Barry).

        ::ripped pants, spinach, flies::

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  7. Ting

    Indeed most Americans do not. I don’t know what could be more essential than food and energy.

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    • Ting

      Oh, this was supposed to be in response to Chrissy’s post about the Washington Times editorial about COLA’s. Sorry.

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    • It’s totally bizarre that they leave those two things out when they calculate inflation. It makes the whole thing meaningless, unless I’m mistaken and there’s some way people can survive without food. It reminds me of when Marion Barry was mayor of Washington DC, and when he was asked about the city’s high crime rate, he responded that if you leave out homicides, the crime rate in DC is actually very low. I should have tried that tactic on my parents when I was a kid: “If you leave out the D in algebra and the C in chemistry, my grades this semester are actually not too bad.”

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