Saturday, February 18, 2012

The latest sur Chez Crazy

First of all, while I'm tatting, I can't really show you what I'm working on. That's because I'm working on patterns to submit for Palmetto Tat Days.

OK, I'll show you this. But that's all - sorry!

There have been some interesting things happening here.

Larry is currently at a Comic Con and excited because he gets to see Stan Lee, plus all the anime. Larry hopped a MegaBus to get to Orlando - tickets were $30 each way. On his way down, I got this from Larry:

Once he got there, he texted me: "Oh god I bought a sword". Oh shitake mushrooms....

Obviously, he's having fun.

The big news is on the Curly front. And it's good! Curly has moved into an apartment! This move is voluntary and fairly well thought out. It's near us and within walking distance of a lot of things, including the grocery. (He has a car.) He's working two jobs. He has two roommates that he's known for a while, so there should be no surprises there (we hope). Curly is very, very excited about the move, and I'm glad for him.

A couple of days ago, Curly had a conversation with me. He said, "Mom, I've been happier in the past six months than I ever have been." And I'm happy for him. Not so coincidentally, six months is the length of time he's been on lithium and taking it regularly. It's amazing what taking the right medication will do for someone with a mental illness. Also, acknowledging that there is an issue!

He's talking about college too, which he had poo-pooed before. Maybe classes in the fall. I'm not expecting that things will be perfect for Curly in the future, but this is a big step. It's such a relief for DH and I, as well as our extended families.

And a little thing, pour moi:

See what DH scored for me? This is a Jason Wu bag from Target. They're sold out almost everywhere - except at a Target near where he was working this past week. He went there, and they found one in the back!The bag is super cute, and I didn't have to pay the $119 it's going for on Ebay these days. Plus - it's a  kitty! What's not to love? I lurve my kitty bag.

Now, back to patterns....


  1. that will make a very nice tatting carrier for you numerous trips he he he. glad for curly, he needs an upside. good for Larry to have some fun too. since no news is good news, i assume dh and moe are also doing well. have fun at tat days. I will be thinking of all of you and wishing I was there.

  2. You're a very lucky girl both for the bag and for a hubby that would pick you up the bag! Can't wait to see what you cook up for palmettos.

  3. Great news all around! Yes, the right meds in the right amount can make all the difference in the world - and we're all so glad it all came together for Curly.

    Can't wait to see what surprises you're going to submit for Tat Days!!

  4. What?!?
    That ROCK STAR, Vader, has his gorgeous self on a stylish bag?
    Well . . . just in time for Fashion Week!

  5. Super happy for Curly (& you!!)! It's always nice when someone overcomes an obstacle!
    Give that man a kiss! My Darling Hubby only sneaks in things for me when it's something he also likes or might use lol

  6. Your tatting looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing what it turns into! Glad to hear your son has made such good progress, that must be a relief.

  7. YAY for Curly!
    How fun for your husband to get over to Comic Con.
    If you ever want designer stuff at Target, let me know. It's always on clearance here in Wisconsin where people give a crap about names. Come to think of it, I could start making a small fortune on ebay...