Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Happy Hump Day

Anybody remember the radio station KMET? The Mighty Met?

Well I WAS going to snap a quick pic of the Slinky Socks for DD, BUT apparently leaving the camera plugged into the computer AFTER transferring pictures depletes the battery! Ahem. Unless I have the charger with me we'll have yet another pictureless post*. The good thing is the socks are coming along swimmingly and DD loves them. I'm 2 inches past the heel and the knitting is actually going quickly.

Ok, how do you make the decision to FINISH one project BEFORE starting another? This is the dilemma. I want to finish these socks! I have enough Knitpicks Shine for 2 projects. Thanks to the wonderfully talented Carrie and her love for this yarn, obsessing over the Shine has taken over my being. Swatching would induce happiness!!! My oh my, what shall I do.

Thought provoking Wendy has set my mind wandering, wondering about my "mother" skills. Those of you with kids and a significant other must know this feeling; the feeling of "I can never complete a task without being interrupted". But after lots of contemplation it came to me: that is what I do. The moment anyone needs me, be it the DD calling "Mommy" or the BF calling "K, K, K" my task can wait, it will be there later. Helping them complete their task; or make breakfast, or make a sandwich, or help find something, or answer a question or give a simple hug is the most important "task" at hand. Isn't that what we as mothers/partners do? I'm a nurturer. That's what I feel good doing. Don't our children need to know they are the most important person in the world to SOMEONE? Not that I'm one of those folks who needs to be needed, believe me I'm not. My quiet, alone time is very precious. Maybe it's the simple fact that my family knows they can count on me and I'm there when they need something. Maybe knowing my actions show them they are loved and cared for. Did I lack that in my childhood? Not really sure, and don't want to go to therapy to answer this question. Hey any time my 16 year old DD asks me to scratch her back at bedtime because she's had a rotten day or needs grounding I'm gonna do it, no matter what my day was like, what I'm in the middle of or what time it is.

Ok, there you go. Have I mentioned yet that I'm so looking forward to my vacations this year????? Camping for two weeks; one with wonderful BF and one just me and DD. Just about a month to wait for the first week. Mobile home on a lake, heaven. He can fish, I can knit and keep the Bloody Marys coming!! Yeah, well maybe dishcloth knitting is in order for that week. Haahaahaa. DD and I are going to a fav campground and my dear parents are letting us use their motorhome. Yeah, right camping you're saying....but in our defense, DD and I do many, many weekends in a tent thank you very much!!


Thank you and have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

*As is obvious, the charger is home. :(
**The voices in my head!! LOLOLOL

Friday, June 16, 2006

Finally Friday

What a week. It seems the "weather" has hit us. Santa Ana's in June???? Crap, what is September gonna be like I wonder. It's supposed to hit at least 90 degrees today. Oh well, at least I have air conditioning and a pool, it could be worse.

DDs sweet 16 party was a huge success. A few snags: The DJ went to our house~~the party was at my parent's. So he was 10 minutes late. The bag 'o cheese for the nacho machine blopped out on my hand. Ever had thick, yellow lava on your hand? The dancing, the moon bounce, the cake was gorgeous and delicious. Party busses showed on time, the skating was fun, fun. The 40 kids were very well behaved even with a pool. Hmmm did the 2 HUGE guys wearing shirts with SECURITY across the front help? I think so. This is something she will remember forever. Monday was a day filled with sweet exhaustion after the clean up.

Knitting news. Have made a bit of progress on DDs Slinky socks. I'm using Knitpicks Sock Garden in Star Gazer Lily (sorry the link doesn't have that colorway pictured). They are fast and fun. The Tempting II is taking a rest. Waiting very impatiently for my shipment from Knitpicks which should arrive today. Yes I check "order status" every freakin' day!!

Stumbled upon a Cascade Fixation Ankle Sock KAL I just HAD to join...see the cute button on the side bar. Fixation makes the best socks. Won't be able to do a pair for a while, but hey I'm a joiner.

New Rule: I will comment on the blogs I read. Thanks to Grumperina for the motivation. I know I often wonder why there are few comments on my blog thinking no one is reading. Then the lightbulb goes on: How often do I comment? Rarely. So now the folks who write the blogs I read will know they have at least one reader! Understand, not every one will have a comment daily, but I am delurking!!! Which leads to why we blog. Why do you blog? Is it a diary kind of experience for you? Is it a way to connect with others, or is it just fun? Is the anonymity important? Me it's all of those. Does the concrete evidence that others are reading my blog really matter? No. If my blog can produce a laugh, or some emotion it's fine. Okay, bottom line.....comments are people comment on the blogs you read....have some fun.

I'm done. Thank you, ahem.

Friday, June 09, 2006

"Good Girls Go To Heaven.........

......and bad girls go everywhere." Thank you Meat Loaf. Let's hope my DD doesn't get wind of this, LOLOL. She is the most wonderful child. Not the wild one I was at her age, thank you very much.

Hey all what's up? It's been a long time! Amazing how blogging sometimes takes a backseat to life, hmmm? Remember the accident WBF had back in April and the hit & run 5 weeks later? Well we did have to buy another car. NOW WE HAVE 2 CAR PAYMENTS!!! At least we'll be saving tons on gas (considering the outrageous prices) and car repairs. We got WBF a Tacoma Prerunner. Both trucks are great and we're (I'm) totally enjoying both. Since then I was home with the "creeping crud" that's been going around. Ya know, I'm all for a week at home, but the sick part sucks.

No new pup yet, getting past the Sweet 16 party which is Sunday. It's gonna be a freaking blast.

My "buy no more yarn" went by the wayside Wednesday. I've been sucked in by the Sexy Knitters Club KAL of the Somewhat Cowl Wendy Berhard designed and when I saw Carrieoke's version of Zephyr Style's Green Gable I just had to cave. Placed another order with KnitPicks for Shine Sport for both tops. Everyone raves about this yarn, so giving it a try. My Tempting II is coming along just fine, have about 5 inches of the 1x1 ribbing done. Should I join that SKC KAL? Do I have time? I still have 2 pairs of socks on the needles that really need fininshing. Oh, speaking of socks, the Jaywalkers I gave mom for mother's day? They don't fit. She can't get them over her heels. Drat. On the bright side, I now have my 4th pair of hand knit socks in my drawer, yippee! She took a liking to the Rib & Cable socks from Interweave Knits. They are hers. if I ever finish them.

Picture this....Quiet house, all the "chickens" are where they should sitting on the couch knitting on my TII again up too late, watching a bit of TV......wanna guess what was on? The Story of Heavy Metal (something like that). Ok, so dichotemy or what? Head banging with Metallica, Priest & Maiden......and knitting. Well I found it quite amusing and apparently I'm the only one, hahahaha.....story of my life.

Just heard from WBF, "hey honey, do you want a puppy?" What kind? I ask. "a little white, fluffy one". Guess we're getting a puppy. Gotta find the breede though. Anyone heard of a Dozey?????

One day I'll remember my camera and post pics of the socks & TII. Love ya all, have a wonderful, wonderful weekend.