Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sepcret Pal 12 Week 2 Question

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

When I was a kiddo, I loves the freedom of summer. Both of my parents worked full time, so I had a blast during the summer. I could pretty much do whatever I wanted, as long as my chores got done. My most favorite thing to do, lay outside in the sunshine with a good book!

On another topic, I could really use a pick me up -- this whole lay off thing has got me down. I know we will be fine (The severance is pretty good), but, it is still stressful. I am not sure how to handle this -- I have never had to deal with a layoff involving the major bread winner in the family. We have a plan -- we will run the childcare business together and make the same amount of money, but still, I am stressed. you know, the whole best laid plans of mice and men:) Larry is no help at all -- He keeps telling me that I am choosing to feel the way I do and there is nothing to be stressed about -- he obviously is not a woman! Darn Men! Thanks for listening to me gripe and complain, I just keep trying to think of all the positives -- Larry will be home at night now:), we will not be destitute, the kids will not have a "single" mom anymore and on and on -- I know I have a lot of blessings!

Have a joyous day:)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's exciting!

The little dress I designed has been favorited 95 times on Ravelry! I am so excited. I am glad other people like the pattern:) I cannot wait to get 100 favorites!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Larry was laid off today! A bit of a stressful day to say the least. I know we will be fine, but, I still want to go curl up in a ball and cry!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some FO's and more yarn!!!

I finished 2 dishcloths and started a market bag! Yeah, no more stalling on the knitting!

I also hit Michaels again and bought more Cotton -- like I need anymore, but $1! Who can pass that up:)

The kids and I had a blast today! We planned a really fun day since Larry is out of town. First, Karate for Anders, then a Birthday Party at a friends house. Then, we went to WWKIP day at Puffy Mondaes! Yeah! That was a blast. We knit a little and talked a lot and bought some yarn too:) I picked up some Louet Riverstone and some Cotton Fleece (they didn't carry the cotton fleece last time I made it out to Nampa, so I am super excited that I can find it somewhat close to me). After WWKIP, the kids and I had to stop by Ewephoria, since we were in Nampa, we had to, I'm serious, really. I didn't find much there, just the Holiday issue of Vogue Knitting, no yarn that just screamed, buy me. Oh Well!

Also, Secret Pal 12, the first question of the week! They asked: What is your favorite summertime drink? I say, I love sun tea. My mom and I used to take this HUGE jar and fill it with water and then put a ton of tea bags in it and set it in the sun for a few hours. It makes the yummiest tea ever! I don't like to sweeten the tea, but, I love my tea nice and strong. We have always used just pain old Lipton tea, but nothing tastes better on a hot day than a nice icy cold glass of sun tea!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I told you I had a lot to post about, so here we go:)

Hannah had a super busy week last week, she graduated Kindergarten and turned 6! Her graduation ceremony was so cute! Class of 2020 -- I bet there is some sort of cute slogan to go with that! For her birthday we took her and a few friends to see Kung Fu Panda, which was a super cute movie! She got to open presents 4 different times -- At our house, when Aunt Lauries came, at Grandma and Pops and with her friends! She thought her Birthday was for the weekend and not just on Saturday!

I was busy this last week too, so busy in fact I didn't have any time to knit! None at all! I got all the PTO stuff handed off to the new president! Thank you! The PTO gave me a parting gift:) A 1 night stay at a Hampton Inn and $50 to P.F. Chang's! That was so sweet of them, and Larry and I cannot wait to use it:)

While I did not get any knitting time in, I did manage to have a little stash enhancement time! I stopped by Fuzz and got some yummy sock yarn. And, after I saw the sale flyer for Michaels, I had to go stock up on Cotton. $1 each! I have this thing, if it is a dollar, it is really hard to pass up! The only sad thing, I wanted solids and all they had left were ombres, which I have a ton of, but, they may get more in by the end of the week, so I will stop by again!

Larry is leaving town for the Sawtooth Relay this weekend and the kids and I are going to relax and have some fun, without too much driving:) There is a thing called Eagle Fun Days this weekend -- but the gas, AH! So, I think we will have a lot of fun close to home -- maybe movie night with banana splits:)

I am still alive...

just busy! I have some updates on knitting and kiddos and more when I have more than a minute to sit down at the computer:)

Have a wonderful day!