Archive for March, 2007

29
Mar
07

I am cranky!

AND I’ve recently been told that I am more talented at it than most people. For some reason, I find humor in this, even if it is true.

 After my baby socks, I haven’t finished the baby hat that I started, but instead made two ragland baby quilts. Pictures to come later, but I think they turned out well. I dropped one off at the pharmacy, and was glad that the girl I made it for wasn’t there because I suddenly became very shy. I left it there with a note. She’ll get it Saturday. I was so worried she would have her baby before I could finish a gift, and I really wanted to get her something. It was just nice that she could say my last name, and remember the boys names with out prompting.  

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27
Mar
07

My Life as a SoundTrack

Soundtrack of my Life

Directions: If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

1. Open your mp3 library
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool.
7. Don’t skip songs.

My Movie:

1. Opening credits: Dancing Nancies (Dave Matthews Band)
2. Waking up: Test for Echo (Rush)
3. First day of school: Auf Wasserflussen (Bach)
4. Fight song: Echo (Incubus)
5. Breaking up: The Man Who Sold the World (Nirvana)
6. Happiness: The Song Remains the Same (Led Zepplin)
7. Life’s okay: If You’re Gone (Matchbox 20)
8. Mental breakdown: Good enough (Sarah McGlaughlin)
9. Driving: Legnth of Love (Interpol)
10. Flashback: Two Step (Dave Matthews Band)
11. Getting back together: Come Around (Blues Traveller)
12. Wedding song: I Miss You (Incubus)
13. Birth of first child: 2% Milk Quote (Napoleon Dynamite)
14. Final battle scene: Resta Qui (Andre Bocelli)
15. Death scene: Paradise (Lenny Kravitz)
16. Funeral song: Die Die My Darling (Metallica)
17. End credits: Pachabell Canon in D

27
Mar
07

The Beagles

I was asked about the beagles on the top of the page. The one on the left, the smaller one, is my beagle Lazlo. He’s so naughty, it’s not even funny. We’re working on it, tho. The other beagle is Kirby. He was the beagle that made me want a beagle. He’s about 3 years old and rescue. I just loved how they were looking at each other in that pic.

26
Mar
07

Camping and baby socks

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Knitting, I finally have one knitting picture. These are socks that I knitted for my pharmacist. I’m sure this will sound odd, but she’s so nice, and she knows my last name without looking, which is a huge deal in itself, but she always… always .. asks about my boys by first names, too. So, I knit the socks at the camp out this week-end. I’ve just started a lil beanie hat to go with them. They are more toddler size than baby size. I’m real pleased with how they turned out.

Speaking of camping, the boys had their first official camp out as Boy Scouts. They were sooo excited to be going. The boys set up by themselves, and did well.  I thought they did well. I HAD to take a picture of them doing dishes for the camp! 30 people in all which I thought was a lot to start off with. The youngest jumped right in and helped each time. The picture of them doing dishes is the oldest and the youngest working together! YAY! Also, a picture of the new scouts dish pan hands. Very cute!

The family outing was golf. I was suprised at how excited the boys were, not only mine, but all of them. So, included are pictures of my boys messing around on the course. I had no idea that driving golf carts could make you feel so yucky and motion sick, but it was fun.

The did a service project, clearing some brush away from a fence line. They came back so tired, and hot, and worn out.

I think this week-end was great, and the rain even held off.

22
Mar
07

Spring Break

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Here are a few pictures from spring break. The first is from Longhorn Cavern State Park. http://www.longhorncaverns.com/ I think the boys had fun. This cave was really interesting.

Next is a picture of the youngest after getting his face painted at a Spurs game in San Antonio,  I love this picture.

The next two were of the boys at the beach in Galveston. We drove to Galveston to go to Schlitterbahn to find out that it was closed, but the boys were great and we went to the Gulf instead.

There is a picture of Nathan getting his Arrow of Light from Cub Scouts and getting ready to move on to Boy Scouts. We have our first camping trip this week-end, and then I guess they will be his camping trips from then on out.

Last is a bluebonnet from Burnet County. I thought it was pretty.  

17
Mar
07

SP 10 Questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

It’s all about soft! I love soft. Then it’s colors. That’s how I pick yarn.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

It varies. Sometimes they are confined in a container and other times they aren’t. I have a couple of nice storage systems, but I’m not always that organized.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I have been knitting since 05. I saw the book Stitch and Bitch and fell over at the name. My gf laughed and said, “I knit.” To which I replied, “I NEED to.”  Which led me to a yarn store that afternoon, and said, “I want to knit now, and I don’t want to wait for a class. Teach me PLEASEEEE.” I didn’t leave til I knew how to do it.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

No.

5. What’s your favorite scent?

Citrus, Grapefruit, or Lavender.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Not really for candy. Lately, I’ve been eating sprees, but that could change on a whim.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I took a spinning class which was fun, but in the end, it wasn’t my thing. I’m more into the finished object than the spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I LOVE Dave Matthews!!! And I have mp3 capabilities. I have skills!

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?

Greens, Girly Pink, and Sunset colors together, reds, orange, yellows, and so on.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

2 boys, a special someone, and two dogs, a chihuahua terrier ~ who’s an old lady, and a beagle puppy who is 7 months, and full of beans.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

yes, yes and yes

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

anything with a pattern I can memorize.

13. What are you knitting right now?

baby blankets, and a purse, and a scarf

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

yesssss
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I’m not big on aluminum.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

Yes, to both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

a year or so.. it’ll remained unfinished and eventually frogged

18. What is your favorite holiday?

all of them… even unbirthdays

19. Is there anything that you collect?

dust 😦

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I tend to knit one sock and get bored easily.

23. When is your birthday?

8-3

16
Mar
07

Indoor Water Fun

Well, today is the last day trip for Spring Break. So far that boys say it has been a success. We are off to Schlitterbahn’s indoor WasserFest. I hope it’s fun. I’m REALLY looking forward to lounging around in the water. Taking it easy!

Here’s to a long drive.