Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

The holidays are fast upon us. Most of the shopping is done, meals are being planned and we are all safe at home.

Today is the kid's last day of school with parties and snacks aplenty. Hubby took the week off so happily he can attend also. The presents are mostly all wrapped and all is well.

Part of me is a bit sad, money has been tight so I was concerned that the gift load would be light. A week ago, some friends had a serious house fire and lost most everything. While helping sort through what was left of their lives, the one thing we say but sometimes don't always mean was "at least we have each other" and everyone was safe. Isn't that what Christmas is really about?

I found at that my ward donated over $2300 with no official announcements made, just donations from any who desired, the high school band donated $870 from ONE night's concert donations and the high school (students and parents) donated $1200 to this family. Hubby got some friends together from MOG and they put together enough money that hubby was able to purchase three MP3 players.

In a time where the economy and all of us are struggling, we still came together to help a family in true need. My hopes and my heart are renewed. The presents are nice, but I have what truly counts. Love.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Came Early

Halloween came a day early and we had visitors!! Maverick (get it, Top Gun) and a hanger-on. That woman loves a Maverick ya know!!

Okay, so it's me doing a Palin impression (and not so well). Hubby wanted something subtle and came up with the maverick idea. I took his idea and went with a less then subtle compliemntary costume. Me? Subtle?? I wouldn't know the meaning of the word if it hit me in the head. T

Tonight was our church Trunk or Treat so we dressed up the kiddies (they wanted to take pictures tomorrow). Two days of dressing up and candy gathering fun!! It's the best!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Welcome October!!

It's my favorite time of year!! The trees turn into gorgeous blazes of reds, golds and oranges while the hot summer heat gives way to cool autumn. It's time to break out the knitting in full force and cuddle up with some hot chocolate.

Much has been going on and yet nothing new. Changes are in the wind but we must patiently wait. Hubby is job hunting so huge changes could be in store but until the hunt is successful, we lie in wait. The waiting is trying our patience but we know it is for the best. Hubby's job is at a dead end so we need to find a new path and honestly, I'm due for some changes more than I care to admit.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Etsy Update or Where The Heck Have I Been??

After neglecting my poor little blog, I thought it was time to get with it again!! I've been playing way too much on Ravelry and getting quite a lot of knitting done among other things however.

Summer is nearly coming to an end with school fast approaching. Some ideas have been floating around in my head and now they are reality (scary huh).

I put three charm bracelets in my little Etsy shop. I love the sound of the charms tinkling together! It's such a happy little noise (you just can't sneak up on anyone, hehe).

Hope everyone's summer has been wonderful!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


These super cute Stackable Kitties are new over at Mochimochi Shop along with Tubby. What a fun way to get a kid to like bath time!! Good clean fun!
Go check them out for the cutest things you ever saw!!! I have a baby nephew who might get some stackable kitties!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Gone to Prison

Well, it's happened. I'm in Needleworth Prison (as an employee- gotcha!).

Okay, before anyone panics it's a group on Ravelry and it's been a bit too much fun!!
I had the idea to make some t-shirts for the group and with a lot of help and support, we did it!!

We have t-shirts on Spreadshirt AND Cafepress.

It's a neat deal. You upload your design, decide what you want it on and how much (if any) markup you want. People do it for fundraisers... Speaking of which- One dollar of each purchase from either place goes to Ravelry to help buy a new server. A cool shirt and being helpful!! It's win/win!! I'm wearing my Ravelry all summer long baby!!

The red badge is Jenifleur's and the black one is mine.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Time to Get Ready for Swimsuit Season!!

I think I shall put these little (haha) beauties in my queue on Ravelry! I will be the hit of the neighborhood pool dontcha think?? Whoo hoo!

Okay okay, late April Fools. I'm not making the bottoms... *snicker*

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Don't Egg Me On!

I saw these little cuties at my favorite food site, Creampuffs In Venice who got them from the cutest blog Bittersweet and I think I seriously need to make some. Aren't they cuuuuute?!?

(Or maybe I'll just end up with egg on my face at another project I don't get done?)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

When Life Hands You Lemons....

...you knit.

I know that's not the proverbial answer but right now that is all I'm left with to keep me sane.

We have a teenager in the house, all of fourteen since last September. He is trying every inch of our patience and sanity. Everytime we turn our backs, something new and disturbing shows up. We have done the grounding thing, no effect really. We have tried pretty much everything any decent parent has in their arsonal... all to no effect. The boy is pretty much impervious to any and all punishments, nothing phases him or bothers him.

It got me thinking about knitting though. Knitting never argues with you, knitting never hits it's brother or comes up with new ways to embarrass the family (well, if it does, it's the knitter's fault-- thinking Christmas sweaters). If you don't your knitting, you send it back to the frog pond, set it aside until you feel like dealing with it or just bag the whole thing and walk away. No fuss, no muss. Easy squeezy, lemon-peazy! I love knitting, it's all that is keeping me sane in a newly insane life.

Maybe I'll make my son take up knitting, he has lots of spare time on his hands since he's grounded for life at present.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Beastie!!

Our baby is no longer a baby anymore! I'm not sure if I want to cry or just think "man, I'm gettin' old."

Our wee beastie is no longer wee but a big ol' EIGHT years old. Still cute as a button though!!

He has a day of games and Red Robin with family and friends. Hope it's a great one for such a great kid! As you can see, he's very excited about it all (and his rice pudding was pretty yummy too he said). ;-)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Hope yours is going as well as mine!

Hubby went WAAAYYY beyond cool this year with "A Valentine for All Your Senses" He had a CD of songs with 'love' in the title, my favorite movie, choooocooollaate, roses and... are you ready for this?? YARN!!

He went to my favorite yarn store Twist. Being the awesome hubby he is and knowing I am having having a sock knitting fetish, asked for sock yarn then purchased TWO gorgeous hanks. Funny thing is, he picked the Alpaca Sox I'd been eyeballing for him. Good taste that guy has!!

I think he deserves a BIIIGGG present, hehe.