Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I meet with a group of friends once a week to knit. We usually get together at one of our houses. We have been doing this for just over a year. Last night we went out to dinner to celebrate our "anniversary" . It was just what I needed to wind down from my stressful few days. I laughed so hard and it felt great!
We did an exchange where we all knitted the same bag for each other. It was a surprise for each of us since we didn't know who had who...or is it whom! With a little detective work I think we all figured out who we each had. When it came time for the exchange I got the most gorgeous shade of dark red for my bag and I just LOVE it. It's almost too nice to use :)
Tonight is another party. I almost think I can get used to this :)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
There is a retirement party at school tomorrow night and I was volunteered to sing in the "chorus". It's just a few snippets of some songs. For the life I me I can't get the tune of the chorus of RESPECT. I know you all sing it as loud as you can in your car when no one is listening LOL! I listened to it for what seemed liked hours and it still sounds pathetic. How do they do it on American Idol LOL!
We have a volunteer tea after school today and I never even got around to making something to bring. I did finish up my gifts last night so they are ready to go.
I am suffering from allergies and my lungs and chest are so sore from coughing.
The good news (of this whine fest of mine) is that tonight I am going out to dinner with some friends :)
There....now I feel better.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Jack sat on my lap for a while. He likes when I sing Jack and Jill to him. Mackenzie on the other hand asks me to stop LOL!
Jack has the cutest thing going on with his hair. It sticks up like this naturally :) If he were a girl it would be perfect for a pony tail.
When he smiles it is a full fledged smile. What a cutie! I took all of these pictures from one of Britt's accounts. I am sure she doesn't mind if a few extra people get a peek at her beautiful children!
Monday, May 26, 2008
My whining has paid off! I stopped at Britt's to bring her some things that I had and she gave me some lilacs to bring home. Oh, do they smell lovely. I'm almost thinking that I should just go to a nursery and buy a lilac bush to plant somewhere else in my yard. I suppose I should think about moving the ones that I have already since they do not seem to be productive where they are.
Speaking of productive, I feel like I should have gotten so much more done today than I did. I headed out this morning and bought a new router so I can use my laptop and had a devil of a time (my grandmother used to say that all the time!) getting it hooked up. I have NO idea how I did it, or what I even did, but it seems to be working. Keep your fingers crossed.
I overbought in the summer clothes department for Tim today. He's going to end up with more clothes that he will wear. I don't know why I do this all the time. It's got to be a personality disorder of some sort.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I did my weekly grocery shopping today and on a whim bought myself some new dishes. I've been looking at these for weeks now and just took the plunge today. Even though there are only three of us here I bought enough for 12! My personality is to have extra just in case!!!!!
I think I am also feeling a bit nostalgic today because corning ware always reminds me of my grandmother. She used corning ware all the time. I have some of her corning ware oven ware that I use all the time.
It feels good doing a little spring cleaning and replacing the "winter snow cabin" dishes that I have been using for the last 15 years or so :) Now I've noticed that I need to go buy some new shelf liner because the old stuff is, well, OLD!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Speaking of lovely pink plants. These are my azaleas in all of their glory this year. When they are in bloom that are just so lovely!!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
I get together once a week and knit with a group of friends. We always have the best time laughing, knitting and eating! One week a few weeks back, it was suggested that we have a swap and we decided to knit these summer grocery bags. This purple one is the one I made for my mother for Mother's Day. I filled it with a lobster (bagged and wrapped so it wouldn't leak on this) and the ingredients she needed to cook her meal.
This is the first bag I made. It was for my friend Cathy for her
These bags are so fun and easy to knit. I also made a blue one for Britt but I haven't taken a picture of it.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
David Cook. I was hoping for David Archuletta but I will admit I like David Cook too! He is very talented. It was a great season and I'm sure that they both will have wonderfully successful years!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I certainly don't want to leave Mackenzie out. This is the pine cone bird feeder that she made for me. I proudly hung it from a tree in the back yard. I won't tell you what it reminds me of. I think you can probably figure that out yourself :).
Monday, May 19, 2008
I love coffee and for the life of me I can not make a good cup. After what seemed like hundreds of tries I finally figured out the right combination to make a good pot of coffee. But alas, I can not drink a full pot! My friend Ingrid told me about a coffee maker she had that makes just one cup at a time. I thought I would buy one for school. Last summer I ordered a Keurig coffee maker that brews one fresh cup every time. I used it over the summer and liked it so much that I bought myself one for home. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the automatic drip coffee ever again.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Today I had Jack and Mackenzie for a few hours. It was the first time I've had them both. Jack is such a big boy. Brittainy says he's about 16 pounds right now.
I was without my car for 9 days while it was being repaired. Rich had to bring me to school every day. I'm lucky to have good friends who were willing to bring me home from school. It's good to have my car back. The repair shop did an excellent job on it.
We are down to 23 days left of school. This is really a busy time of year for me. Not only is there the regular day to day "teaching" but there's class lists to make for the outgoing and the incoming kids. I'm "learning" how to write our kindergarten grant and have an accreditation yearly update report that I am working on with one of my friends (who happens to teach with me).
Mother's day was lovely. Tim made me a lovely tissue paper flower and card. He and Rich got a candle holder that is very pretty and a g/c to A.C. Moore. Mackenzie made me a peanut butter, pine cone bird feeder that is hanging outside.
I knit a grocery bag for my mother and bought her a lobster for mother's day. I'm not a fan of seafood but I thought she would like it...and she did.