Friday, July 13, 2007

Warning ~ Crazy Post Ahead!

Whew! I thought when Summer finally came, I'd have more time to do stuff I want to do. Haha, yeah right! I've been so busy! I miss reading everyone's blogs! I haven't been able to post. I've hardly had time to knit!! I feel really bad that I haven't returned emails or answered all of the nice comments!! Forgive me, real life has taken over here at Arleta's Motley Wool.

I even forgot to talk about my one year blogiversary, which was on June 29th!! I had a plan, but out the window it went. Kids are running me ragged!!

Birthday parties, family reunions, picnics, and a great 4th pool party. All fun stuff, but then I have to make food, and visit, and eat, and play. My poor knitting gets pushed farther and farther back.

I have been working on my shawlly. I am on the next to the last chart. I could have had it finished, but I find myself slowing down (when I do have time to knit) I think I'm afraid to finish it, even though I really want to wear it!





Speaking of wearing great shawls, I got to wear Carrie's at the park the other day. I had on a sleeveless tee, and it was windy. Mmmmmm! Warm and pretty! I loved it. Thanks, Carrie, you sweetie!!




Ok, sorry about such a quick, crazy, disjointed post! I have pics of the loverly fireworks we watched over Lake Michigan on the 4th. Camera phones are so amazing! If I forget the camera, Hubby can whip out his phone, and there's proof that we once in a while leave the house!
Here is my patio (to be) I want it done!!! We have to remove the bricks, level 'er out, rebrick, and pour some quick set cement stuff around them. Please don't tell me if we're doing it wrong. I don't want to know! LOL
Pics of Shawlly, too. I love her! I need to go knit a bit, then ~ Ewwww Housework. Oh well, real life, here I come!
Knit on, Knitters!!

14 comments:

Julie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Mine was just one day before yours :)

Great shots of the fireworks.

The shawl is looking great.

g-girl said...

happy blogiversary--mine was a few days after yours. lol. Don't worry--I didn't do anything to celebrate either! lol. hey, now you know how to take pics of fireworks! I love the last shot--blue ones shooting out-they kind of look like a flower. :) your shawl looks great and I hope that patio gets done soon for your sake!

Carrie said...

Wow, that deck looks like quite a project! Happy Blogiversary! I wonder when mine is? Oh, you might want to call on the patio furniture. I hear the people who have it are moving on Thursday... they might need some help loading boxes, too =)

Larjmarj said...

Happy blogiversary!
The shawl is looking great! I know nothing about cement work so...

Valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Summer is all about running around and having fun! I am glad to hear you're doing just that. The firework pictures are awesome and I bet you patio is going to look lovely when it's done!

Romi said...

Happy blogiversary! Miss you. :)

del said...

I know, life gets in the way of knitting, shame on life! LOL. I understand, so don't apologize. We do have lives outside of knitting, believe it or not. At least you're almost done with your shawl--I have such a long way to go!

Knit Mongrel said...

Happy Blogiversary! I watched fireworks over Lake Michigan, too - from Chicago. :) Your pictures are awesome.

KnitterBunny said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Christina said...

I know what you mean about having no time during the summer! I'm so busy keeping after my two boys that I'm counting down the days until school starts again, just so I can get some peace!!!

Your firework pics turned out much better than the ones my husband took. He doesn't know how to work my camera, though. (Heck, I don't either!! hahaha!)

Love the shawl! I started a new project today. I've been neglecting the needles (and the computer), too.

Janice said...

Happy belated Blogiversary!! Mine is just around the corner! Hard to believe! Enjoy the busy times with family and friends... the years go far too quickly, make the most of every season!
Your shawl is looking amazing! Something else I need to add to my 'to do' list someday. Kind of hooked on socks now.....

jae said...

Happy Blogiversary! I hope you aren't too busy to come over to the fiber festival for a day. I'll be heading that way next Thursday after work.

Deborah said...

those firework pics are fantastic!

Scattered Gemini said...

Hey, no worries. You need to spend time with your kids, family and friends while you can. There's always time for knitting when everyone is holed up for the Winter!