This post is entitled: "If you are waiting for your proofs" …and "knitting to avoid the crazy!"

First, I apologize if your wait has been longer than the original quote I gave you of 2-3 weeks. After some expected work delays, I had a not-so-expected delay: a major computer virus that attacked after I visited a non-secure website. This happened last week and even as I am writing this, I have been inexplicably kicked of the internet…three times. I am now writing from a different computer so that I can keep some level of sanity. We are doing everything we can to get the problem figured out…rest assured, none of my photo files have been corrupted. That is the good news. Thank goodness for good news. I am going to wait to get back to editing photos until I know things are safe. I thought the problem was figured out two days ago, but the virus has re-surfaced.

In other news, in an effort to keep myself from beating my computer with a bat, Kirk Cameron style (read: from the movie Fireproof), I had to do something. While Brandon googled every last error code and virus McAfee reported, I took up knitting. I’m serious. I had to do something with my hands, people. After a crash course from a friend, and a little youtube video, I took all of my frustration out on a pair of knitting needles and some yarn that my 7-year old picked out. Wanna see? I thought you might:

Now I don’t claim to know what I’m doing after a five minute lesson. I am just trying to keep my hands busy and that’s the truth. As soon as my computer is fixed, I will probably never return to knitting. It’s not that I don’t love it, it’s that I don’t have time to straighten my hair, let alone knit a scarf. Besides, I live in the hot, humid swampland called Florida. Who needs a scarf? (well, the truth is: me. I freeze when temps dip to the 60s ’round here.)

this photo reminds me of my computer: a tangled up mess!

And, just for fun: the ends of my knitting needles. Oh, how I wish I could stick these in my hard drive and fish out the virus.

In any event, since I couldn’t teach my daughter how to knit (since I barely know what I’m doing), we decided that she could make bracelets until I could properly teach her. So, I took a walk down friendship-bracelet-memory-lane and picked up a bunch of floss:

My baby girl made five bracelets in 20 minutes, that quick learner. She is now making these is mass quantities, and even travels with her supplies so that she can continue her craft in the car while we take a quick trip to Target.

I realize that her hands are full of ink, but such is the condition of one’s hands when you are crafty.

I should mention that she has named each bracelet. The one above is called: “apple.” It really does remind me of an apple! Next we have the following:

Anyone want to start a knitting circle? Just kidding. I now have the task of running anti-malware, anti-spyware, and downloading all kinds of updates…my computer tech (Brandon) went back to work so it’s all on me. I am trying everything possible. When things are fixed, I will post here to let you know. In the meantime, you will have to put up with my lengthy blog entries from a strange computer. And I don’t like it anymore than you do!

And finally, an announcement on behalf of my daughter:
Bracelets for sale. 50 cents a piece…and she is taking custom color orders. Get yours now! How can you resist this face?

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