Thursday, February 28, 2008

When Life Hands You Lemons.... 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.