Monthly Archives: May 2012
Yesterday, my husband and I were driving around St. Augustine and decided to stop by the outlet shops on our way back home to Jacksonville. After spending a good chunk of change in the baby store, I walked down to the maternity store while he went over to his sports shop. While at the maternity store, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the “As Is” racks. While browsing through them, I came across a deal I just couldn’t pass up. A t-shirt with an original price of $26 was marked down to just $1 because it has several holes cut into it. I thought, “I can fix this. This is such an easy fix!” I picked a few other shirts out as well and paid for my items. Upon arriving home, I jumped on Ravelry and started looking for flower appliques. I found these that I really like and think I’ll make a go of:
And just for a little extra fun, I found this leaf pattern too: Veined Leaf – Free Crochet Pattern.
I will definitely be posting updates of this project as it progresses. I’m relatively excited about it and if it turns out well, I have a number of other shirts with small holes that I’d like to fix this way too.
I am not afraid to openly admit that I am a Christian woman, married to a Christian man. My husband teaches and coaches at a Christian school. We are both very active in our faith and have certain expectations of our fellow Christians. So I am very disheartened when I hear from a parent of one of the kids my husband coaches that there is a family bound and determined to get my husband fired because they don’t think their kid saw enough time on the field. They are so determined to get him fired that they are making things up. And naturally, instead of backing a good teacher and coach, the administration is bending to the parents’ whim because they’re afraid to lose the tuition since the parents threatened to pull their kid out of school. It makes me angry that a family who claims to be Christian could do such a thing! Do they not remember the commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against against thy neighbor”? They are not stopping to think of the fact that they are not only ruining my husband’s life if they succeed, but that their actions will have a large and lasting effect on myself and our baby (due at the beginning of next school year). I am ashamed of these fellow “Christians” and pray that God opens their eyes to their wrongdoings.
If you believe in the power of prayer, please pray for this family. Pray they see the error of their ways and abandon their appalling behavior. Please also pray that if they do succeed in their endeavor, that God will provide for our growing family.