Friday, September 7, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 34

Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 34 – September 7, 2012


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Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Yippee!!!  George got Boudreaux to embroider on a structured hat.  It really turned out beautiful.

This week I’ve been working on a 33” wide by 27” tall embroidery design for a headboard.  This is a huge design that requires several hoopings, puff embroidery and metallic thread.  The digitizing was all done by me.  The design was taken from several designs on an antique bed cover.  Yes, it is gorgeous.  It sure is taking a long time to finalize.  The digitizing seemed to take forever.  Then I did several stitch outs.  The design involved lots of editing.  I am finally in the process of stitching out the large design to test for any kinks and fix them before I begin embroidering the final.  So far I have stitched out 4 hoopings, stopping to edit as I go along.  This has taken 2 days.  There are 11 hoopings.  Hopefully, this stitch out will be finished soon and I can get to the final.  You know I have a low patience threshold and I want this project finished but I do want to do it right.

Puff embroidery is embroidery using craft foam and embroidering over the foam to create height and texture in the embroidery.  With this project I learned that puff embroidery is not a new thing.  Puff embroidery has been around for centuries.  Of course, the antique puff embroidery did not use craft foam, but rather a build up of thread.  And I thought it was a new idea.  Ha!

I called Social Security this week for an appointment and was told that I completed the online form very well and that I don’t need to come into their office.  The check should arrive in December.  Woohoo!  Just in time for Christmas!!!!  I guess working all those years will finally pay off.  Plus, they told me that recipients are no longer limited to earning $800 per month before the earnings start to have an effect on the check.  Now recipients can earn $1,200 per month before the earnings begin to impinge on the check.  Good news to know. 

Our dishwasher died this week.  That dishwasher was almost 20 years old.  George tried to fix it, but it was fatal.  That dishwasher is not coming back.  So, George called the garbage collector and arranged to have the old dishwasher picked up the following morning.  He put the dishwasher on the side of the street, in front of the house.  When we awoke in the morning the dishwasher was gone.  It is what we call the midnight blue light special.  That is the height of recycling.  George called the garbage collector to tell them not to come but the girl apparently didn’t get in touch with the truck driver soon enough and there he was looking for the dishwasher.

George ordered a new dishwasher that was going to arrive the following day.  It turned out that we won’t get the new dishwasher until the 18th or 19th.  We are back to old fashioned washing dishes by hand.  Yep, there’s a sink full as I type.  I miss my dishwasher.  I think we may be dining out often until the delivery arrives.

This Sunday is the Splash Party.  The tee shirts have been received and embroidered.  All but 6 have been delivered.  The rest of the girls will get their shirts Sunday morning.  This party is going to be a real splash.  It begins at 1:00 p.m. at Paradise Bar and Grill on Pensacola Beach.  Boogie, Inc. will be our DJ.  We will have a dunking booth and lots and lots of raffles, including several big water guns.  Additional water guns will be on sale for those who forget to bring them, but the guns are limited so try to remember to bring your own.  Plus, we are going to have a 50/50 drawing.  At 3:00 p.m. there will be a live band, Victor Wainright.  Everyone is welcome, so please join us this Sunday.  Be prepared to get soaked.

I’ve already embellished my shirt.  George went water gun shopping and returned with two guns.  One shoots water 27 feet and the other shoots water 40 feet.  Yes, George has been outside trying the guns out.  No one in this neighborhood is safe from George and his water guns.  And that means those neighbors who are reading this and walk in front of the house frequently.  Beware of the man with the water gun.

The girls love to tease me about Facebook.  Well, this week is a banner week.  I now have 4,000 friends on Facebook.

Have a wonderful week.

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The Code of Hammurabi is the earliest known example of a ruler publicly proclaiming to his people an entire set of laws, in an orderly arrangement, so that all of men might read and known what was required of them. Hammurabi was a ruler of ancient Babylon, probably from around 1795 B.C. to about 1750 B.C. His code was carved on a black stone monument, in 3,600 lines of cuneiform, standing eight feet high, and obviously intended for public view. This monument was discovered in 1901, not in Babylon, but in the Persian mountains, where it had probably been carried by some triumphant conqueror. It begins and ends with addresses to the gods and curses for anyone who neglects or destroys the law. It then goes on to list an organized code of laws and regulations for society. For example, a judge who makes a mistake in a case of law is to be expelled from his judgeship forever and issued a heavy fine. Any witness who gives false testimony is to be executed. All of the more serious crimes, in fact, are punishable by death -- even unintentional crimes. For instance, if a man builds a house badly, and it collapses and kills its owner, the builder is to be executed. If the owner's son was killed, then the builder's son is to be killed. Many believe the Code of Hammurabi or some similar code of laws to be the source of the Hebrew's edict of "an eye for an eye". The only escape for an accused person was to throw himself into "the river," the Euphrates. If the current carried him to shore alive, he was declared innocent. If he drowned, he was guilty. Although there were definitely earlier codes of law (their existence is even implied in Hammurabi's code), they have all disappeared -- leaving the Code of Hammurabi as the earliest surviving system of laws.

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