Friday, May 23, 2008


Thank Goodness It's Friday. I am so glad work is over with this week, I guess, since I am still recooping from last Friday, my days just seem so long. I was even off Monday and it still seemed like a long week. I was off two days and had alot of catching up to do. Oh, well it is over with and now to enjoy a long weekend, I am going to clean, knit, dig in the dirt and cook out with family. Hope nothing gets in my way. Just alot to do and I am sure Tuesday will be here before you know it.

Well, if you haven't grabbed your cup of something to sip, you better. It wasn't a bad week, I would say just long. Halfway through (Wednesday) I got my Coffee Swap package, that would be Coffee Swapping mine and Chan's way. Yes I chose to spoil her, because swap after swap, I never had the chance to spoil her and she felt the same so, we asked for eachother. Look at the goodies! There were the Caramel Chocolate Werthers (no Michelle you can't have them, if you were here I would share), Look at the little teabag holder with the beach scene, that is from The Outer Banks. I got one of Anita's tape measurer. See the soap, you use it and it felts. Cute stitchmarkers our coffee style. Then these instructions on "Kirtchner Stitch and The Wee Little Sock".

If you are visiting from the Coffee Swap and wondering, if I am posting the right package, I am! So coffee Chan's style for me is tea of all different flavors. I like Coffee, but after the last coffee swap, and surgery I just have gone through a bad spell where it makes me nauseated. At the given time I wasn't drinking to much, but I had told Chan how much I still am drinking tea. So, I got all the stuff for tea. See that Glass tea pot with the filter, pretty cool huh? There is tea for two tea balls for when I get to have tea with Chan. The mug is so pretty and elegant. It is very special because it coordinates with the one she gave Michelle and the one she has. If I could have tea with Chan and Michelle and a few other of my girl blogging friends, that would be wonderful and probably one of the best moments to share with eachother.

Here is "My Coffee". We have some to start the day off, the NUMI- Golden Chai is wonderful. I am a Stash girl Chai Spice girl and I am loving this stuff, that Stash has been pushed aside. I can not wait to try the Revolution - Earl Grey and Lavender. For later on in the day there is White Jasmine with Rosebuds in the pink canister - (I see now why this is the girl at the stores favorite) and when I go to bed, there is Yogi Tea - Bedtime. Chan said, it is better than any sleeping drug. That is a Honey bear at the bottom.

Look at the cute bag. I love it. I don't have a whole lot of project bags. The print is so me.
I save the best for last, Just look at this Oh so Yummy Yarn. The back is Superwash, Sock Yarn in a tannish brown, pink and light blue.
The one in front, I can see why it was hard to say Bye-bye. It's some of my sweet friend Amanda's yarn from her etsy shop. Its so soft with a blend of Wool and Bamboo. I have received so much great yarn lately, I can't wait to produce some projects with it.
Great package, huh? You know, even if she hadn't spoiled me rotten, I would love me some Chan everyday. I met her close to this time last year, she was my hostess and over the year, by internet and by phone I have grown to love her. I long for the day when I get to wrap my arms around her neck. Thank you Chan for always being so sweet and wonderful to talk to.
Well, that is it for tonight. I need to get my rest so, I can do what all I want to do this weekend. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow, I several things to post about.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What Is A Girl To Do

What is a girl to do with such great girl friends? My conspiring girlfriends from here and a far got together and didn't want me to have to cook, since I had surgery Friday. They brought in pizza, Rocky Roads Icecream, and some yarn (that Anne had dyed for me). The girls to blame for all this wonderful goodness would be Anne, Jessi and last but not least Michelle.
Guess what she named the yarn? It is named "Holly Hobby". She had Miss Jessi dye it for me.
It is soft and sqooshy. It is 80% superwash Merino Wool and 20% Bamboo. I think if I ever finish my first pair of socks, then this will be my next pair.
Thank you girls for taking care of me. Oh, and which one of you knew that if Jessi's girlchild came along, it would just brighten my day that much more and make me smile. Don't ever listen to Jessi, that child is precious. She even told me she loved me in the sweetest voice. I love that child. She is just as precious as her mother. Thank You Girls!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Contest!

Hey head over to my blogger friend Alana and wish her Happy Blogiversary, oh and check it out she has a contest going as well.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank You Grace!

Back in March, Grace over at Lovin Comfort Knits posted this gorgeous shawl. If you scroll through her blog, you will see some gorgeous lace work, and she produces them so fast. You will also find some pretty amazing art work, by none other than her talented husband.
Well, after spending a wonderful day out with my mother shopping and eating at the Cheesecake Factory, and then going to my oldest sons baseball game I came home to a box, that had this in it with some yummy teas I can not wait to try. I have already tried the Cinnamon red tea and it was yummy. Isn't it gorgeous and looking at the pictures, I think I snapped the picture of it backwards. I will get a picture all wrapped up in it this week and post it. The colors are amazing and totally what I would pick out.
I see why Grace is "Lovin Comfort Knits" she is so kind and giving of her gorgeous works, and she always sends it when needing comforting. I will be all wrapped up this weekend after surgery on Friday. We have two more very late games Monday and Tuesday and as it turns off cooler at night, I will be all wrapped up in it watching my little guy play. Thank You Grace for the totally unexpected gift!

Happy Mothers Day!

Too all my blogging girls out there, I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day. I hope you all had a chance to make time for yourself. It was a beautiful day here. I got to take a nap and knit, what more could a girl ask for, we also made the rounds and spent time with families.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Look Sis I Am Growing Up Too

Well, my sister posted this last week, her new grown up bed room that she made the bedding and curtains. She is so talented. Well, sis I know its not complete yet we need a facet for the sink, pictures, shelves, and little odd and ends, but I just wanted to give you a glimpse of the bathroom. It's totally different.
Here is the old look, when we layed the white marble tile, took the vanity out and the toilet.
Here is the new bathroom. The walls are gold. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but now that I am adding to it, I love it. Just what I as going for.

Here is the pedestal sink we put in, its not finished yet.
We also have a new toilet.
Here is the shower curtain. It has some red. Everything is done with bronze, mirror, curtain rod.

I said I had been busy decorating. This is one room. The other bath and bedroom have changed color and my dad's girlfriend (the interior decorator) is coming for dinner tomorrow, to discuss bedding for the bedroom. We have finished one child's room with one to go. That will leave us with the den and kitchen, in hopes it will be done before Christmas for some Christmas parties here.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Long Over Do and Max on Thursday

I am still here, not even depressed. To be honest, it is spring and I am wrapped up in 3 games a week, and gardening, trying to remodel house, plan a beach trip, plan a charity golf tournament, and take care of everyday life. Just busy. I miss my online friends but at least it is all doing stuff I enjoy. Speaking of baseball, I have to admit, my oldest won their 2nd game 20-10, tonight. Go Indians! That was some proud parents. They played so hard, against a team that crushed them 20 to like 8 last Saturday.

Here is my newest love in my house. Our other refrigerator died and so I got what I wanted.
There is so much room. It makes me so happy to open these doors and to be able to find everything. Since I just got it and we were gone the day our refrigerator died when we got home, everything was hot, so I am in the process of replinishing the spacious one with condiments, milk, veggies and fruit. It's spring and I love summer fruit! The best dessert anyone can ask for Pineapple. I also love me some really ripe tomatoes for sandwiches and salads.

Here is the freezer. It pulls out with two really deep drawers.

I have been knitting and here is many pictures here for proof. I know it looks like a case of STARTITIS.

These are some socks I started. They are just 2x2 ribbed ankle socks that will match my scrubs. I really am loving it when I pick these up to work on.

Here it is on my ankle and heel. I think I will really like them when they are done.

#2 WIP
This is the back 2x2 ribbed of my Stardust summer sweater. This is another project I am looking forward to finishing for summer. This is the end of the ribbed, I am ready for the Lace part now. So, we will see how much I love it once I get it started. #3 WIP
This is the Pearled Swirled Lace Shawl I started. Now this Lace project I am in love with. I thought lace would be so hard but it isn't. I am even adding beads as I go. This is 21 rows and I have 20 more to go, so many, many increases.

I tried to get a close up with the beads, they are irredescent black, they have a shimmer to them. This Christmas present will have to wait.
I do have a secret project I am working on. I will post when it arrives to its destination.

Last and certainly not least. Here is a picture of my oldest son and our precious Max. Max really hates when I get the camera out, he walks away.
Just a update on him. He still wimpers when we leave him, but he does settle down and as of the other day, for the first time he was lying down in his crate when I walked out the door to go to work. So, it is getting better day by day. He really hates the days when the boys on the weekends have party plans and they leave. He feels that is his time with the boys. So, I think you are all caught up on all the going ons in my life right now. A little hectic, but at least life is good.