Monday, September 14, 2009

What to knit?

I have what I call knitting block. You know, writers get writer's block, well, I get knitting block. I so want to knit that nothing seems to work. First, I can't decide exactly what it is that I want to knit. I jump from idea to idea. I started a pair of socks last week, I got to the heel and screwed it completely up. So it sits waiting for me to get up the gumption to rip it back and fix it. I want to make a pair of mitts and a new cowl for self and I need to decide what gifts I'm making. Nothing is coming to me. I've been on ravelry and loopy ewe and many other sites trying to gain inspiration; it's not working. I feel very unsettled, I can't sit still, yet I soooo want to knit. It's fall, I really should be knitting! Oh well, this to shall pass, I'm sure I'll be knitting up a storm in no time.!!! I think an order to knit picks is just the thing to get me out of this funk.

Friday, September 04, 2009


Fall is here. I'm really in the mood for fall this year. Usually I'm all about the hot weather and summer staying longer and it NOT getting cold, but not this year; I'm so ready for fall. I can't wait to decorate. I have been eyeing up the mums at the store, and the fall decorations are out; football is starting, school is back in. I'm really excited this year! I have to say that fall is my favorite time of year, I just don't like winter!! Pictures will be posted next week when I decorate!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing too fast!

I write this blog as my DD sits in her first college class. I can't believe the time has gone so fast. We took her down last Thursday and that is one of the hardest this I have ever done in my life. We had to walk out of her dorm without her!! But, I'm getting ahead of myself. We left at 7:30am on Thursday, her check in time was 10am. She drove her car and the WH took our Expedition with all the stuff. We arrived and unloaded, got her room all set up and then had two "lectures" to go to. They called them welcome seminars, I called them lectures; and most of the stuff they already told us at orientation. It was nice though. We finally took her to dinner at the Outback and then back to her room
We stayed a little while then it was time to go. I stalled as long as I could. I did really good though, I didn't cry until we were back on the highway coming home. It's only been four days and it seems like a month. She is only two hours away and it's not a bad drive, she may be home this weekend, if not then definitely for Labor day. It's just the idea of not having her around everyday. I'm still not sure what the WH and I are going to do when the son leaves too. I guess we'll figure it out, we only have 5 years.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Survived!!

Well, good news is, I survived Graduation. Not everything on the list got done, but it was very nice.
We just got back from Myrtle Beach. A week of bliss!! It was great to get away and the beach is my favorite spot to relax. Until Thursday, that is. Thursday morning the DD, WH and I got caught in a riptide. Scariest thing I've every been in. You can't get out of them. Everyone says swim parallel with the beach, but that is easier said then done. It took us what seemed like forever to get out of it, but if I had to estimate I would say about half hour. Luckily the DD had her boogie board that she could hold onto. Then that afternoon, the police helicopter circled for an hour then the US Coast Guard showed up with their helicopter and a boat. We knew then that something up the beach happened. We walked up about 5 blocks and soon found out that they were looking for a 13 year old boy. They formed human chains and they had boats and jet skis and helicopters. All to no avail. They did not find him. We found out later that he is from Maryland, he was with his baseball team there for a tournament. It was awful. My heart still goes out to his parents. How do you get up and walk away, if they never find him, how do you leave as a parent? We heard one report that his name is Lonnie Hill, I am so sorry to his parents and family and the other boys that were with him. The tragedy of it all. Our son was mad because we wouldn't let him in the water, until we walked up the beach. Hug all your kids, life is too short.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where did the time go?

This will be a picturless post. I'm kindof in a hurry, but thought I would jot a note. My daughter graduates 2 weeks from tomarrow. I know, I say that calmly, but only because I'm still in denial about the whole mess. I guess that's why I have yet to make a menu or clean my house. I walk around thinking there is soooo much I need to do be for the big day, yet I can't bring myself to do it. I think that maybe my mind thinks if I don't do it, it won't happen. DD had her last prom last weekend. I do well, but then again, that denial thing comes in to play. I just refused to think about it being the last. In the next two weeks I need to:

1. wash windows
2. dust
3. clean bathrooms
4. scrub floors
5. clean off the desk (that you can't see for all the stuff)
6. wash the slipcovers
7. figure out the menu
8. shop for food
9. prepare food
10. wrap gifts
11. decorate
12. clean the outdoor furniture
13. plant the flowers I bought last week
14. panic

So, there you have it. I'm not so sure it will all get done. Oh well, I'll get done whatever I get done.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE, IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! My consolation kit from Loopy Ewe!! I have been stalking the mailbox for two days. I thought it might com yesterday, but no. So I opened the blinds this morning so I could see the street so the mailman couldn't sneak past. I saw the glorious mail truck pull up, so patiently I waited for him to get out and there it was, in his hand. The most wonderful white box on earth. I knew it had to be mine. I did refrain from going out and tackling him for it. As he carried it across the street I thought my heart might jump out of my chest. He's coming to my house with it!!! I opened the door and waited on the porch, he handed it to me and I thought I could kiss him, but I didn't. This wonderful box holds my "you didn't get sock club, but we still love you" kit from the Loopy Ewe!!

I ran to get the camera, I had to document every moment!! I didn't realize how exciting it is to receive a package that you don't know what's in it!! It's quite exhilarating. Inside this wonderful white box, is a beautiful Hand Maiden casbah yarn dyed in a rich purple they named "W(h)ine with Roses", a pattern from Wendy called The Purple rose of Loopy, a bright green Loopy bag( you can never have too many knitting bags), a Loopy for socks pen, and a note from them about the kit!!

Thank you Loopy Ewe!! I will most definitely sign up again next year. If this is what they do for the people who didn't get in, I'd LOVE to actually be in the club!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lost and Found!!!

I woke up this morning with all intentions of doing nothing! I had to run to Wallyworld and get my haircut; other than that, no intentions of anything. Somehow, it never works out how I plan, or in this case, don't plan. I got home from getting my hair cut and remembered that my WH's closet is driving me crazy. So, there go the plans. I begin cleaning out the closet and then decide the rest of the room could use some sprucing up.
There has been a box sitting in my room since right after Christmas(cleaning isn't high on my priority list). So in the coarse of cleaning, I pick up the box, oh, there is something in it.
I open the box and there is a gift from a friend from bath and body works and a tote bag that I bought myself for Christmas. Oh goody, found objects!! I take out the bath and body works basket and take it to my bathroom. It's all coming back to me now, while taking down Christmas decorations, I must have put these in here to carry upstairs. I'm really good at this, put things inside of things to transport; I'm not good at take the things out and putting them away however. So then I pick up the tote bag, ohh, it has something in it also.
OHHH, the lost sock it bag with the firestarter sock yarn, the pattern, and TWO sets of needles!!! I am soooo excited, I thought I had really lost this yarn and bag. I have been turning my house upside down to find this yarn and bag; while all the while it has sat in my bedroom in plan sight in this box! Welcome to my world. There is something to be said for organized people; I'm just not one of those people.
So, I'm off to cast on the second found, firestarter sock!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Off to a good start!!

Well, I'm off to a good start for 2009-the year of handmade gifts. My WH's birthday was yesterday, I made him a magnet board with magnets of the NCAA men's basketball teams so he can keep track of the top 25 and during March madness he can keep the bracket up to date!!
My niece Kerenne's birthday is February 16th, she has a pair of the boots with the fur that all the kids are wearing these days. She wanted a pair of socks that come up to the top of them without showing; so Aunt Di to the rescue!! I made her a pair in he school uniform colors!! Two gifts down, too many to count, to go!! Oh well, I keep looking at the positive the two birthday's so far this year have handmade gifts!!!

On another note, my kids have been home from school for five days!!! I know, how have I survived? Thursday and Friday they got off because of bad weather, today they are off for Martin Luther King day. Enough already, they better go tomarrow!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy new year everyone!! I have declared this the year of handmade gifts!! This means for birthdays, Mother's day, Father's day, and Christmas I will be making gifts for people! Mark my words; they will have something handmade. I want to make socks for Mother's and father's day for both sets of parents. I have already socks started for my niece's birthday in February. A good start for the year of handmade things!! I need a list for the items I need to make. I have many ideas running through my head. The problem with that is if I don't get them on paper I will forget. I'm not good at remembering in a pinch. My brain seizes up and everything is gone!! It's not pretty. However, lists are my friend, if I have a list I tend to stay on task and remember what I'm suppose to be doing!! So, I have my niece in February, then I won't have another gift to make until Mother's day and my MIL's birthday in May!! Oh, I really should be more organized. I hope this year of handmade things works out the way I in vision it! Wish me luck!!

2 fav things

Meez 3D avatar avatars games