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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Please, read this and be careful when out shopping!

This is hardly the kind of post I like to make, but please read and be careful when out shopping.  This story was on the Atlanta Fox News today, you may read it at their site, or below.

This is a copy of the story found there;

Police: Syringes Hidden in Clothing at a Wal-Mart Store

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 6:03 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 12:00 PM EST
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Bartow County are investigating a series of incidents where syringes have been found in clothing at a Wal-Mart store.
Authorities with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office say the syringes were hidden in several items oof children's or women's clothing, including bras, at a Wal-Mart store in Cartersville on Market Blvd.
Authorities say four incidents have occurred since October 13. They say two of the incidents resulted in some kind of medical treatment.
Patricia Headrick said she was at the Wal-Mart on Black Friday when she went to pick up a Playtex bra.
"I put my hand down into the box and that's when it pricked me," Headrick said.
Once the initial shock wore off, Headrick said she became concerned with where the needle came from.
"Whose arm was this in? Whose body? Was this a used needle?" Headrick said.
Sgt. Jonathan Rogers of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office said other incidents included a needle found in a Hello Kitty socks and a 14-year-old girl was pricked by a needle in pajamas. The 14-year-old's mother was also pricked while checking the pajamas.
Authorities would only say that they were diabetic syringes that can be purchased at most pharmacies. Rogers said the needles would be tested in a crime lab.
Headrick said the next six months will be a waiting game for her and her family as she awaits tests. She said she's already $1,300 for medicines to help prevent a number of diseases.
"I'm scared to death. I don't know what's going to happen," Headrick said.
Authorities are going over surveillance video, looking for suspicious acitivites. It is unclear when the tests will come back on the syringes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I will not -

1. I will not stuff crochet & knitting supplies in every corner of my house, including yarns, threads, hooks, patterns, books, totes, and needles.

2. I will not keep 14 projects going at one time.

3. I will not have more than 4 UFOs.

3. I will not buy more yarn, thread, hooks patterns, books, totes or needles when I have a ton at home.

4. I will not let my crocheting & knitting space look like a condemned area.

5. I will not relegate the kitchen table to needlework.

6. I will not stock up on more crocheting supplies just because they are on sale.

7. I will not let my crochet or knitting distract me from making dinner, cleaning house, laundry, playing with kids, playing with husband, etc.

8. I will not stay up all night crocheting & or knitting.

9. I will not buy every crochet or knitting magazine I see.

10. I should not make promises I cannot keep.

-An adaptation from the The Thread Web newsletter from the Vancouver Guild Of Embroiders

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just a line to say I'm living,

Just a line to say I'm living,
That I'm not among the dead.
Though I'm getting more forgetful,
... And mixed up in my head.

I've got used to my arthritis,
To my dentures I'm resigned.
I can manage my bifocals,
But, oh my!! I miss my mind.

For sometimes I can't remember
When I stand at the foot of the stairs,
If I must go up for something
Or, I've just come down from there.

And before the refrigerator so often,
My poor mind is filled with doubt.
Have I just put food away, or
Have I come to take some out?

And there's times when it is dark,
With my nightcap on my head.
I don't know if I'm retiring,
Or just got out of bed.

So if it's my turn to write you,
There's no need of getting sore.
I may think that I have written
And don't want to be a bore.

So remember I do love you,
And wish that you were near.
Now it's nearly mail time,
I must say good-bye, My dear.

Here I stand at the mailbox,
With face so very red,
Instead of mailing you my letter,
I have opened it instead!!--Author Unknown