Friday, September 28, 2007

I love Fridays!

Yay, today has already been wonderful. The two kids who can talk first thing in the morning (SP doesn't do mornings well) wished me happy birthday, and Hubby called from work with birthday wishes. I got cards from friends at school, and LD made me a picture, and a card, and a bracelet.
We had to meet for knitting, even though it isn't Wednesday, and Carrie brought homemade Salsa to go with the yummy chips (and oreos) Melanie brought. They had gifts and cards. Thank you, guys, I am so glad you're my friends!!
I got some fiber from Carrie, she knows I love this stuff! It's from Amy's shop. Check out the colors; just poifect for me!
Carrie also put up a birthday post for me! Is that not the sweetest thing? Special things that happened on September 28th. Cool!
I know another person turning a year older today! Amy Boogie's Baby! Of course, she's a big girl now, not a baby. There are other knitters out there with birthdays today, too, I know it. So, I hope you all have great one's also!!
Yay for birthdays and great friends!
p.s. that spindle is one I got from Amy's shop, but I painted it orange. Don't you think that new fiber will be gorgeous spun up on that baby?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday ~ Monday!

Ok, Melanie! I'm posting! It's actually nice to hear that people are missing my exciting life, and want to see what's going on. lol Just kidding. There are things happening, that's why I haven't posted lately.

Here is the lovely view of what the street behind my house has been looking like. Urgh! Construction work. The really sad thing is the front street wasn't looking much better. We couldn't walk to school without tromping through deep holes dug in the street, and construction guys from who knows where.

I have a little proof that I've been knitting, too. Dishcloths. Thanks for the pattern, Carrie and Melanie. :) I'm not going to show the cute little baby hat, though, since it needs a trip to the frog pond. Somehow, I moved the cord while I was doing the magic loop, and the increase rows moved.

Here's what happened last Monday. I dropped LD off at school, and when I got home there were a bunch of construction guys at the end of my driveway. I had to drive through the yard to get into the driveway, and they were close enough to talk to me. They watched me park, and dig through the car for stuff, and walk into the house. Not one of them said a word. So, the next time I came out, the road was gone! My mini van was stuck in the driveway! Thanks for the warning, guys! When Hubby got home from work, he got the van out, but it scraped on the bottom of the van on the driveway. It's ok, though.

So, we parked it out front, then the next day, I got up, and there are no parking signs all up and down the street. Great! I parked at that darn green building behind our house, and walked. So, I go get my kids, and their cousins from school, and in my driveway, there is a huge truck. I mean, HUGE! When they moved it, they tore two branches out of the tree, which didn't make LD very happy. Then, the guys working out there knocked down a wire that is hooked to our house. They came and asked if they could fix it. Um...yeah! You'd better!

It is time for the construction to be over! I seriously needed a girls' night out. Luckily for me, a friend decided it was time for her annual b*tch fest. We had a blast, just don't listen to Carrie about me and the dance floor, I am totally G-rated. Hehe, most of the time! And, don't let her fool you, she brought some amazing home made Salsa with those chips! You can listen to what she said about how I looked. Thanks, sweetie! ;) We all looked great, especially Carrie, and what's more important is that we had a wonderful time!! I should go check out that band's site and see if they have any pics of us gorgeous women. I saw one of them snapping a camera. *blush*

Ok, enough b*tchin!

I have another senior pic to show off. I love this one in black and white. What an artsy guy! I also told him and his GF that I was posting pics of them, since I had to drive him to see her at college. No this isn't the same girl from before, they are still friends, but he has another love. What a doll she is, too! They've been friends for quite a while, but while she was in Sweden as an exchange student kind of thing, they started chatting on line, and pretty soon, I had to ask if they were more than friends.

This lovely girl knits! I gave her a spindle and some wool the night before she went to school, and on her next visit home she had a scarf with her hand spun wool in it. I need to get a picture, it's as cute as she is.

I have about 300 senior pics to go through, so I can find my faves, and his faves, and the Hubby's faves, and the grands' faves, and have some printed out. It just seems like such a ginormous job. I seriously need to get some great yarn and knit a thank you to the photographer, too!

I should get to work on this neglected house, but Crazy Aunt Flo has come for an early visit, and she's in a bad mood! I just feel like reading and knitting all day. I just might, too!

This was quite a long post. No wonder I don't have time to do the stuff I should! I'm too busy doing the fun stuff. Gotta run, I have a good book and some frogging calling my name!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Time Flies!

Nine years went by in a flash! Next year all three of my kids will be in the double digits! Lil' Diva got her Google Webkin this morning. She wanted one so bad! We searched all of the stores that sell Webkinz, and in the crazy way the world works, we finally found a Google in a hardware store! She said it was the best birthday present ever!!

Field trip, and then cupcakes at school today, then two parties tomorrow, and a sleep over! So, that means, I have to get busy and do some housework!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!! :)

p.s. this is weird, but when I put the photo in the center, you can't clicky-to-make-biggy. If anyone knows why, let me know how to fix it, please. ;)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bad A$$ Spinner

Well, we went and got the Senior pictures done for SP. It was a fun day, but it sure made me feel old!! We'll have the disc of pics later this afternoon. I can't wait to see them. Here's a fave shot of mine, off Hubby's camera phone.
We went to the old State Hospital. It's mostly beautiful old buildings, but they are restoring them, so we had to find the creepiest ones to take the pics by. There was this old fence, all curlie-ques and creepy, and I can't wait to see how those ones turned out. We didn't get any inside shots, unfortunately. We did skulk through one of the buildings, though. Very neat!

Of course I brought my spinning and made Hubby take pics of me in weird (illegal) places. What good is a blog if you don't embarrass yourself, right?
Thanks for all the wonderful comments you all leave! I swear when I get a chance, I'm going to answer them!
Also, today is Carrie's birthday! So go tell her to have a Happy one!! Plus, she's having a little contest on her blog.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Thank God It's Friday!

I always fool myself every summer. I think when school starts, I'll be less busy. Hehe, yeah right. I'm more busy than ever, but the kids are back in school! Yay!
The first day pic. Aren't they cute? I'm not sure how they got to be so big. A senior, a freshman, and a third grader. When did that happen? And how? Poor SP, little (6 foot) night owl. He's not a morning person.
Knitting and spinning have been going on, but there's not much to show off. Or maybe I'm just too busy (or lazy) to take pics!
Have a great weekend, y'all!