Thursday, March 29, 2007

Knitting with the girls

My friend Ingrid and I took a sock knitting class this past winter and I've gotten hooked on knitting socks. We decided to ask the "girls" from the class if they would be interested in a Stitch and Bitch club. We get together every week at Ingrid's house. (She very graciously has offered her home to us. Good thing it's not here I can only sit 4 in my living room!) We've invited a few "new" friends as well. We bring the projects that we are working on, projects we have finished to share and talk about what we would like to try next. Oh, and there's food and lots of talking and laughing. It's funny how the time just flies when we get there.
Most of us have tackled felted clogs. I think they are so fun and easy to knit. I plan on making more. Right now I have two different socks in the works, a scarf and another pair of clogs.
One of the next projects I want to try is the Nantasket Basket.
I look forward to meeting every week. I sure hope the girls don't mind that I posted their picture ;).
take care,

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Self Control

Take a good look at the picture in my profile! That's the face of someone with NO SELF CONTROL!!!! Tonight I had my stamp club meeting so I headed out with my friend Ingrid. We stopped at Borders and took advantage of the 25% off educator's sale. I bought two knitting books: Stitch and Bitch and Knitting Rules. I also picked up Happy Feet for Timmy. (Ok, I might like it too : )

Then we made a trip to A.C. Moore and I bought some construction paper for Timmy's class, an AMM purple tote and the matching mini tote.
I also picked up quite a few embellishments. To finish the night off we went to our LSS to our stamp club and I bought TONS of stuff there. I have enough supplies to furnish a third world country I think!
I have NO WILL POWER. Good thing tomorrow's knitting club meeting isn't near any stores. I might just have to find another job!!!
take care,

Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday Ramblings

I mentioned last time that I had jury duty last Monday. I also spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday home from school. When I went back on Friday several of the kids asked me how court was. (They knew I had jury duty). I told them that it was very boring. I sat at a chair in a small room from 8:00-3:15...longer than a school day. Then, one of the little girls raised her hand and asked "Did you get the job though?". They always make me smile :)

Last night I made a roasted chicken for dinner and it reminded me of a time years ago when I went to a friend's house for dinner. Her mother told me that they were making 1-2-3 chicken. I inquired about the name and the mother told me that her daughter (my friend) was a very picky eater (as was/am I). 1-2-3 chicken is the first three slices off the roast. You know the kind that doesn't have the brown/red coloring from being so close to the bone. I am still a fan of 1-2-3 chicken and always manage to get those pieces for myself LOL!

Today I went to the dentist to get my 9th(??) crown. Next week I go to get another one started. I have yet another after that! I am going to have such an expensive mouth! I keep telling my dentist that I want a plaque on the chair with my name engraved in it.

Take care,

Saturday, March 24, 2007

My knitting spree

I have been just totally taken over by knitting lately. I remember my mother teaching me to knit when I was about 5 years old. The hardest part for her was that she was left handed and teaching me to knit right handed. Over the years I have tackled many projects but this time around I am just loving it! I think I like the clean up factor. I can pretty much put it away at the drop of a hat and have no mess to clean up LOL!

I made my granddaughter a vest and hat about two months ago but recently knitted the flower for the hat and added the buttons to the vest.

I also made a pair of felted clogs. I made a bumper on them (an optional feature that I hate!) The bumper just doesn't lay properly. I made a second pair this weekend and didn't put the bumper on them. I told Brittainy she could have them.

After making two pair of socks I decided I would venture into trying something more complicated. I bought a pattern for a lace sock. Here it is so far as well as a close up of the cuff. I am knitting them on size 0 needle. Talk about small!!!

I was hoping when I had jury duty this week I'd be able to bring so knitting with me so I started an easy simple sock so I wouldn't have to worry about trying to follow the pattern. Unfortunately I couldn't bring it in.

These are the projects that have been keeping me busy. :) Right now I am going to go knit some more :) :)

take care,


Oh boy, I have fallen behind again!

I have such good intentions of writing on my blog and somehow I can not always find the time or the energy!

Let me see if I can do a quick recap for those that are interested in reading about my boring life LOL!

I spent a good part of one of the weeks working on report cards. They went home on the 16th. While "filling" in the marks isn't so hard, writing the comments takes a lot of time! I am the kind of person who does a "working" draft first and then transfers it all to the official report card.

On Monday I had jury duty! I am one of those people who does not like jury duty. If I were ever on trial I would want someone who was happy to be there to be on my jury, not someone like me. I ended up sitting in the jury room from 8 to 3:15 (with a lunch break of course). We never got called. It was truly one of the most boring days of my life!! Thank goodness they can't call me again for 3 years!

Tuesday morning Timmy woke up sick and ended up staying home from school all week. He's still not back to his old self yet. The fever is gone, but he has an awful cough and has not much of a voice! I stayed home from school with him on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I convinced my mother to change her plans so she could watch him on Friday. I figured I had to make an appearance at school :). The poor boy spent two days on the couch (not like him) resting. His teacher told me several children in his class had been out sick this week.

Today is my day to watch Mackenzie. She just gets cuter by the minute! While she's napping I thought I would try to catch up. Brittainy brought her over the other day to play outside and I snapped a few pictures of her. She is really growing up quickly.

take care,


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

This song gives me goosebumps!

I have been a fan of Chris Daughtry since AI last season. This song just gives me goosebumps when I hear it. He's amazing!!

take care,

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Eight and a half!

Another half year has reached us! Timmy turned 8 ½ today. We had our traditional celebration. We took Timmy out to eat at our favorite restaurant. It's a lovely place right on the river. I remember when Timmy was little he imagined there were sharks in the water LOL!
Of course Timmy had his favorite meal...burger and fries.

Rich and I each get him a little gift to celebrate the day. This year we each bought him a transformer. Why is it that boy's toys always have the oddest names. I can never pronounce the name of his toys. Timmy of course can rattle them off without even given it a second thought.

It's hard to believe he's halfway to nine. I miss my little baby!!

Speaking of hard to believe, in three and a half years I will also be the mother of a thirty year old! How did that happen, when I am still in my thirties myself LOL!

take care,

Saturday, March 03, 2007

What's on your list?

I found this on Debi's blog and thought it looked fun.

Look at the list of books below. *Type "READ" beside the ones you've read. *Type "WANT TO" beside the ones you'd like to read. *Leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in. *Type "AGAIN AND AGAIN" beside the ones you could read again and again.

1.The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)--WANT TO

2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

3.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)--Read

4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)

6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)

7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

10.A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

11.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)--WANT TO

12.Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)

13.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)--WANT TO

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)

15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

16.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)--READ

17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)

18. The Stand (Stephen King)--Read

19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)--WANT TO

20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)

22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) AGAIN AND AGAIN

24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)

25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)--READ

31. Dune (Frank Herbert)--READ

32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)--READ

33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

34. 1984 (Orwell)

35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)

39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)

42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)

44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)--READ

45. Bible --READ but not all

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)

49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)--READ

50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)

51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)

54. Great Expectations (Dickens)--READ

55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)--READ

56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)

57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)--READ

58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)

59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)--READ

61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)

64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)

65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)

66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)--READ

68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)69. Les Miserables (Hugo)

70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)

72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)

73. Shogun (James Clavell)

74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)

77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)--READ

78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)

79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)

80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)--READ

81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)

82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)--READ

83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)

84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

85. Emma (Jane Austen)

86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)--READ

87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)

89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)

91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)

92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)

93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)

94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)--READ

95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)

96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)

100.Ulysses (James Joyce)
I'd love to see your list!!!
take care,