Ushering in September

Hello Everyone. Well, it is Friday and September 1st! Welcome September! I am ready for a new season – school to start – life to get back to normal (is there such a thing?).

As Labor Day weekend unfolds – I am heading to Clare today – moving furniture out of the cottage. A friend is helping me – and I am eternally grateful for his help. My challenge for the day is biting my tongue and saying nothing to my husband – wish me luck, or better yet – say a prayer for me!

The remainder of the weekend, I am cleaning the house and moving my bedroom furniture around. A new perspective all around.

On a positive note – SP8 ended yesterday and sign ups for http://secretpal9.blogspot.com/ start today. Get on over there and sign up – it is 3 months of fun.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

The end of an era

Hello everyone – I think it is time for me to share with you what has been going on in my life recently. It has been kind of surreal around here lately, but I am forging onward – taking it one day at a time.

My husband left me on July 17th – the day my basement flooded for the second time in a week. Perfect timing huh? Did I know he was leaving? Nope, I certainly did not. Had he left before? Yes, unfortunately he had – a number of times. But, he was never gone more than a night. And he was always sorry for leaving. He really picked a great day – he knew I was going to be out of town all day – and he finished packing (he informed me that he had been packing things since the 4th of July – but, as he was so eager to point out I did not notice) He has moved in with “someone” else. And, yesterday he informed me he was filing for divorce. So – it is the end of an era. Sometimes, you cannot fix something that is broken, no matter how hard you try.

Can you be competent in your life – yet incompetent in relationships? I am definately feeling the need for a Relationship 101 class – maybe even Remedial Relationship classes! Too soon old – too late smart.

Here’s to having a happy Tuesday.

Where did the weekend go?

Hello Everyone! I cannot believe that it is Sunday night! I had to work at Chico’s this weekend – thus it flew by. Here it is Sunday night – I am sitting here with a glass of wine with “Iron Chef America” on – do I lead an exciting life or what????

In light of my trying to maintain my excitement level I have joined a new swap – I saw it first on Kerry’s blog http://kerryknitsinslny.blogspot.com/ You should check it out – it is the “Hot Socks Swap” and there is still room for YOU! Here is the link http://hot-socks-swap.blogspot.com/ get on over there and sign up. You too could be getting some new sock yarn AND some choice beverages. Here are the answers to my questionaire – 🙂

1)What do you prefer – solid, variegated or self striping? I love solids for certain patterns and variegated for others…. basically, there is not a sock yarn I don’t like.

2)Favourite colours? I love greens, browns, earthy tones.

3)Are you a beginner, intermediate or experienced sock knitter? Intermediate.

4)Tea, Coffee, or hot chocolate – what’s your favourite? If coffee, what do you use to make it? I love coffee and have an auto drip pot.

5)Do you have a fibre preference? (i.e. Are you a yarn snob like me?) I am a yarn snob – I prefer natural fibers.

This has been a LONG week – but it is over and a new one is beginning! I knit for brief moments today – my daughter drove to church, I got the heel turned on my second “Greetings from the Knit Cafe” sock – I need to get moving on this so I can get my second pair done for September for Sock-A-Month 2 – plus – the weather is getting cooler here at night – I would love to pull these babies on at the end of a long day…. mmm, that sounds heavenly.

Hope you all had an awesome weekend – more next week!

Route 66

Route 66

Hello Everyone! I got home last night to find a package had arrived from Phoenix, AZ! I was stunned to open the box and find these treasures tucked inside. My Secret Pal – Rebecca of http://www.kniftyknitter.blogspot.com/ – has been my spoiler in SP8. Rebecca, I can only say WOW! You have truly out done yourself with this box of goodies! She sent me a box that has a southwest theme – sharing with me treasures from Arizona!


The pralines, chocolates, and peanut brittle (note that it is Jalapeno flavored!!!) are from an Arizona candy maker. Mmmmmmmm, yummy – yummy!


Check out the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in Peacock colorway! I love it!!


Her card was so perfect – she even shared with me that the Oasis Soy Silk yarn in the Canyon colorway was the colors of the sunsets. I am thinking about what lovely creation I will knit with this lovely yarn! It is so soft!


My pal knit me this lovely gift sachet! Tied with silk ribbon!! Isn’t it cute!!!! Rebecca, is this knit with soy silk?


And inside were these awesome earrings – made from felted balls!!! I LOVE THEM!!! Rebecca – you were truly an awesome secret pal to have. Please everyone, stop over and say hello to Rebecca and tell her I sent you! She lost her job this week – I know what that feels like. Rebecca – from the bottom of my heart – thank you – thank you – thank you! And, I will leave you with the words of one of my favorite songs (bet you did not know that Rebecca!) Whoooooooo – whoooooooo!

If you ever
Plan to motor west
Travel my way, take the highway that’s the best
Get your kicks on Route 66
It winds from Chicago to LA
More than two thousand miles all the way
Hey, get your kicks on Route 66
Now you go through St. Louie
Joplin, Missouri
And Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty
Hey Janis, now you’ll see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff Arizona
Don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
Won’t you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Now you go through St. Louie
Joplin, Missouri
And Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty
Now you’ll see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff Arizona
Don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
Won’t you get hip to this timely tip
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kicks on Route six six
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kicks on Route six six
Whoo whoo ——

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