Friday, September 29, 2006

Today, (Sept. 30) is my lil sis's birthday! If you've never checked out her blog you can see her here. At any rate she is officially mid-twenties ( I would say LATE twenties but...) It's been so much fun to discover a love for all things fiber related w/ my sister and now to know that are lives are more the same than not w/ both of our hubbies in the military.
In case you don't catch it from reading her blog, this chick is AMAZING....and fit. She is smart, beautiful, hilarious, kind, compassionate, determined, wise beyond her years , has a great way w/ words and the girl can do her thing w/ a hook...and two needles! I am blessed to have such a friend and sister. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! I LOVE YOU:)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Has it really been since last Friday that I posted? We have been really busy this week and yesterday I spent ALL day cooking..... I took lunch to a friend and then we had dinner guests last night. Today, I am EXHAUSTED!
This afternoon DH is speaking @ the base Christian Fellowship Luncheon. This is his first one since we've been Active duty so , I thought it would be nice if I attended.
On the knitting front, I have completed 1 Mary Jane (after ripping it out 2 times) but, I have not picked up the sweater since DH has been home. I am hoping that I'll get some knitting time in this weekend Dh has a "down" day on Friday (day off). I am trying to organize all of the yarn I still have. I had vowed to work through my stash before buying new yarn but so, I may ebay some of it. I think I am definitely going to sell the fleece and spindle I bought at MD sheep and wool.
Well that's it for now.....I have some pics to post but will do that next time.

Friday, September 22, 2006

So last night about 7:45 pm I put the boys down for bed (I actually let them watch a movie in bed....Charlottes Web) and worked on this while watching Survivor and Grey's Anatomy... ( LOVE THAT SHOW) It had been a L-O-N-G day w/ my opinionated 2 almost 3 year old and I REALLY needed to unwind. While this week has mostly been uneventful and things have gone quite smoothly....I CANNOT wait for DH to make it home..... This TDY went well and although it was just a week I think I am definitely getting used to this lifestyle.
I was hoping to be done w/ the sweater by the time DH came back but w/ homeschooling and all of the extra stuff this week (I hosted a Pampered Chef party) I was just too tired to concentrate on all of the fair isle. I cannot believe it has taken me so long w/ this sweater... but, now that I'm so close to being done, I cannot wait to try it on!!!
I decided to try on the sweet little sock on some sweet little toes the other day and ......well, um .....yeah, I will have to rip the sock and make a whole new one....this child's foot has grown quite a bit since we last measured. So.... I will have to send them after they've moved to Alaska.
I 've joined the socktoberfest and the hot socks swap......looking forward to that. I haven't had much time to join the KAL 's lately and figured that these two will be easy enough to do. I really wanted to sign up for the tea swap but, I missed out this time.....maybe next time!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

We have returned from the "happiest place on earth" and let me tell you I am all disneyed out! The boys had a WONDERFUL time. We spent 3 days doing the theme parks (thanks to our good friend who hooked us up w/ free park hoppers.....) Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom was AMAZING.....if you ever have got to see the Lion King show...INCREDIBLE!
We also went to sea world (they are offering free entry into the park for military members and their families .... active duty, retired, reservists etc. you can find the info here) and we LOVED it. Sea world doesn't have the theme park feel and I like that. It feels a little more relaxed and you can feed and pet dolphins...loved that. How many people can say they've fed and pet those cute little things.?
We stayed here and it was wonderful. All of you military families out there, you cannot beat the Armed Forces Vacation Club...we paid $300 for a 3 bdr condo for a week (two of those bedrooms were both masters w/ jacuzzis in each bdrm)..... NICE!
So, I didn't knit a thing on my trip......I thought about it was DISNEY WORLD people...seriously, I think I was WAY too fact I told my husband the night before our 1st day @ the parks that I was "too excited to sleep"....remember that commercial....too cute!
Well, DH is gone on TDY so...I expect to get quite a bit of knitting done. I will leave you all w/ pictures and if any of you check out the Fit Chicks blog........her Dh is leaving for military training @ the end of this month (her b-day to be exact )...she could use some kind words.......

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Things have been EXTREMELY BUSY around our household lately. I think we are finding our groove with the homeschooling and I am LOVING it.( the boys are too) I cannot say enough about the curriculum..It is WONDERFUL!
We are leaving for Disney tomorrow morning but before I left I wanted to give a quick update on things. Let's start with all things knitted......Well, I finished 1 toddler sock and it is sooo cute! I really NEED a little girl of my own....I get WAAY too excited about all things pink and frilly......hmmm we'll see.....
Anyhow, I also started the frontside of my sweater form VK FALL 05. I finished up all 13 1/2 in. of K2 p2 ribbing and FINALLY have started the fair isle. Seriously, I was pretty sick of all the ribbing. I am hoping to get this sweater done sometime soon perhaps while DH is gone this month.
Now to the non- knitting related content.... My sweet little pooch has received a clean bill of health and I am relieved (to say the least) The whole thing was hard.... I was up for WEEKS in the middle of the night 3-4 times checking on her, walking her in our backyard, giving her pain medication it was like having a baby in the house again... But, we made it and, this is probably the healthiest she has been in her life! I have become one of those crazy dog people. I was even thinking how cute it would be if we got her a costume of her own for Halloween.......
I was going to post a picture of my new "hair" but, I completely forgot to take one....Maybe I'll upload one before I leave. I went to the hair store last night and bought a few "pieces" I was telling my husband that this is one of the things I LOVE about being a black woman.... Going to the hair store picking out a cute "new" doo and being able to switch things up. It's fun... It's been awhile since I have done the whole weave/braid thing and I am starting to get that itch again...There were even some cute wigs there and I thought can I really go there....(It reminded me of the one character played by Kim Fields in Living Single...Her wigs were always great) hmmm....Maybe I will