Saturday, April 20, 2013

new reducio swap goodies

I participate occasionally in a Swap Group called Reducio Sock. It is a Harry Potter themed swap where we always make a tiny sock to send along with other goodies. Here is what I just got in my package...
Lots of fancy flavored hot cocoa, chocolate my tiny sock & a knit/stuffie KREATURE! How much fun can this be!? Love it.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy JUNE!

My network card got fried during a lightening storm several weeks ago. Everything else still works on the pc, just no internet connection. I need to get to Best Buy and see what is available. But I really need to get the oil changed in the car. That's been on hold since Thanksgiving, I think.

I've been doing more with the kids & the garden. I've loved having fresh picked Lettuce & Romain salads every day. But with the heat here, I may not be having it much longer. They suggest not even planting during these hot months, but I may buy a packet & try to do another round- its only a buck for the seeds, right? The zucchini is doing great, and the one squash plant that survived is still trying. I may try to add a few more squash plants this season-- just depends on me remembering to get the seeds out of the freezer.

That's all for now, my day is busy & already half over!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy Over-scheduled week-- Beach trip on Friday

Yep- This past week has been scheduled to the gills. and to top off my week, I'll be heading to the beach tomorrow.

Relaxing? Nope. I'll be riding a bus for three hours to the beach for a picnic, look at the ocean for a few minutes & drive back. Hopefully I can get out of driving & just crochet the whole trip. I wish I had an mp3 full of Harry Potter. Ours got stepped on/rolled over/abused so its just an extra cord to tangle in the wheels of my desk chair. =( Plus, I'm not sure how appropriate it would be to crochet AND wear headphones when I'm being paid to spend time with these people.

Next week, I'm not planning ANYTHING extra, if I can help it.

Oh. and does anyone know a good sitter? I need one for Saturday. Cause I have to work with these same people I'm taking to the beach tomorrow. Which reminds me, I need to confirm with the sitter for tomorrow afternoon-- just in case we don't get back from the beach in time for me to pick up my kids.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring is here!


Spotted this lovely while crossing the street at work. I had to stop and admire it-- I always think it is a sign of good things to see a cardinal. Not sure why I think of good fortune, but I do.

Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bummer Deal

Okay I've finished the mittens & after wearing then for the first time today, I'm really not thrilled about the fit of these mittens.
The thumb is too short & because the way the thumb gusset is, it makes it feel like they are falling off all the time. As well, when I was driving, they felt one round too short in both the thumb AND the fingers. The thumb gusset starts near my thumb knuckle, and not at the base of the thumb. Bummer. I know I won't wear these much the way they are, but I also loath the idea of undoing all of the hiding of ends that I finally did.

Also, the wind whips through the dc stitches- but I knew that was going to happen.

(insert photo here)

So as excited as I was to make these mittens- here are adjustments that I need to make:
1: move owl up towards fingers
2: start thumb round a row sooner
3: add one round to finger section to accommodate my long fingers.
4: add one round to thumb
5: lengthen cuff
6: possible use ribbed cuff? or ruffles in contrasting color.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hi World

Some days I just feel so totally overwhelmed.
Like today- started crappy, and with a 2-hour snow/sleet/black-ice delay.
But I struggled through the morning, and the sinus meds never really did kick in, but I made it. And then, the last 15 minutes of my work day-- one of the residents was so cheerful and talkative- and for some reason, when I left work I was smiling.
But then I had to pick up the kids & deal with all of the results from their terrible now I'm back to grumpy & irritable & short tempered. And I really don't want to mop the floor where the 4yo split milk, or wash & fold two loads of laundry... or even bother to call maintenance because the hall toilet is stopped up again.

So I apologize for a photo light blog of late- I haven't finished any projects or had any real fun moments to memorialize with photographic evidence. Life continues.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our XBox Died

Our XBOX died.
And its not even really ours.
Its my brother's & he left it at our house while he is deployed, because our DVD player was having issues. I'm not sure if it is with in the 3 year warranty period, but I CAN say he won't have the original receipt. I priced it at Sam's Club today, and just like I expected its gonna be $200 to replace it.
My thought is that a wii would be better for my family- more young games, plus the FIT stuff that I could possibly find the time to do.... (one could hope.)
But we do have several games for the XBOX360...
What ever I decide I need a new VCR, and DVD player-- and I'm figuring my TV will die soon, as it's 9 years old & has moved cross country 3 times and around the state more times than I remember.
So, as I'm fretting over the babysitter wanting $15+ an hour (which is more than I make at my job) and not being willing or able to pay that much-- I'm trying to figure out how to replace the electronics at my house. Knock on wood the pc doesn't die- it's only 4 years old... and I don't wanna learn a new OS.

My house is still a wreck- and I need an addition to get it all organized.
I DO have some tax refund money set aside for a shopping trip to IKEA. I just need to find a sitter for the weekend & get my mom free so we can go spend the day shopping. (They serve breakfast, lunch & dinner for a reason--shoppers like us!)
B wants Bunk Beds- MC wants a loft, I need some storage furniture... and all the small things I love are in store only. Go figure. At least the Charlotte store is here & I'm not dreaming of a road trip to Atlanta any more.
I MUST get my paperwork under control- AND I have phone calls that needed to be made last week, appointments to schedule bills to pay-- and my desk/paperwork is now taking over teh living room.
Of course, I guess the bright side is that we won't be "living" in here much, with out a DVD player or game system... Although, now that I think about it, my Strawberry Shortcake DVD player is in the attic. $15 on a WM clearance... it works. So maybe I can slip in a Harry Potter movie & crochet, or pay bills.... nah, I'm thinking a movie & some yarn loving would be a nice treat.