It is June? Where did May go?

Wow, I am stunned to find June has barged right on in – shooing May right out the door!  I was so enjoying May – and now it’s gone for another whole year!!  There were lots of good things about May – tulips blooming, lilacs blooming, trilliums blooming – lots of blooming in May!  My word we even had socks blooming in May!  This was my first year to participate in Amanda’s Bloomin’ Feet sock extravaganza – boy am I happy I signed up!  This swap will remain on my “must do” list for the fall when Toasty Toes comes around!  There is something very theraputic about knitting a pair of socks for someone else!  Living in a house with teenagers – it can be very important to have something besides their chaos to take your mind off the insanity that surrounds life!  May also had Mother’s Day and Memorial Day – lots of M’s there!  It was a truly glorious month!

June has ushered itself in with a BANG – on the 1st I joined the ranks of singleness!  Yes, gentle readers, I am divorced – again!  Now, there is a statement to make – divorced again.  Can you say – don’t get married again?  Well, don’t worry – I am saying those words often so I do not forget! 

Tonight is my daughter’s graduation.  This would be the daughter who wants a new mom – maybe she can “divorce” me too!  It seems like yesterday when she was starting preschool – and back then she did not want a new mom!  It has been a weekend of crazy feelings – happiness, sadness, confusion…. more I cannot even put to words!

I have a couple of photo’s to upload – one of a spectacular double rainbow that was outside my door last night.  A double promise of sorts – or at least that is how I looked at it.  I was comforted greatly by it’s beauty in the sky.  Here I was expecting more “2×4 moments” and what do I get – 2 rainbows.  Most undeserving me was humbled by creations glory. 

On the other kids front – they are keeping me hopping!  Heidi is a social butterfly – and she must be in the “in crowd” because she has been invited to all the “in” graduation parties!  Sam is certainly not easy by any means – I am seriously wondering how someone who is “afraid of the bogeyman” can sneak out of the house at 1AM to TP someones house.  But, alas, he was caught and now he has to pay the piper – or at least the mother!  No internet for a few days and I have found some awesome chores for him to help with!!  He even confessed his crime to his youth leader – Craig.  It was a moment that a mother – even a very angry and very tired mother – was pround of.  Mr. K told Sam that trust is something very fragile and breaking it was not easy to repair.  Sam, I believe sees the error of his ways – and either he will be better at sneaking out – or he learned the value of telling your mom about your plans for the evening!  LOL

I will try and get those photo’s uploaded later tonight – after the graduation.  Have a nice week everyone!

Back to work after a long weekend

Hello from Insanity Central!  Why is it that after a day off work is out of control?  My good intentions and my list for the day are buried somewhere on my desk – if you can find them – pass them back to me, please!  Evidently, all of West Michigan was out looking for houses this weekend!  It is just crazy, I am telling you! 

 I also wanted to blog about my weekend – so I am taking a short break to slow down and while I am doing that, I thought I’d tell you all about my exciting weekend!  Golf on Friday was wonderful – I took 10 strokes off my game from the week prior!!  I golf again on Wednesday night as a fill in for a friend who is on a league, here’s to lopping off another 10 strokes!  Woot, woot! 

My diet is going wonderfully – I have misplaced 20 pounds now – here is hoping that they are lost for good and won’t make their way back to my body!  I am doing wonderfully on this diet, and I tried on some items of clothing from the “back” of my closet – some of which fit!!!  Hello, it is like a NEW wardrobe!  I have a few things that are a bit tight, but if I can loose another 10 pounds, my wardrobe will be expanding again!!  There is something invigorating about loosing weight, outside of the fact that there is less of one to haul around, but it is like your own personal cheering section inside you!! 

Yesterday, I spent the day remembering family members – I don’t have too many relatives that have fought in wars – but all my grandparents are deceased and I spent yesterday thinking about them.  I hope that you all had a glorious day with family, friends, and loved ones – and that you all had some great memories to share.  I also took a great, long walk!  It was a truly beautiful day.

I got one Comfy sock done – sock #2 is cast on and has the cuff about done.  I would have gotten more done, but my allergies were obnoxious and I took some medication which promptly put me to sleep!  So much for knitting good intentions!

 Speaking of good intentions, I had better find my list and get back to work!  Have a great Monday oops, Tuesday, everyone!

Sunday mornings are for…

Sunday mornings are for…

Good Morning everyone!  Hopefully I am getting the hang of wordpress – I have some photo’s to share with you.  I have been up for a few hours, listening to my iPod and watching Sam sleep on the sofa.  Sleep on the sofa, you ask?  Yep, Sam is absolutely, positively, 100% convinced that the “Bogey man” is in our home – he has been sleeping on the sofa for safety!  Me thinks he watches too many scary things!  I am more than a bit irritated with my 15 year old son who suddenly is afraid of his shadow!!  So, I got up bright and early this morning – brewed a pot of coffee and sat down to knit.  As you can see, Penny went to “protect” Sammy as he snoozed away! 

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On the knitting front – while I did not get to knit night this week – I have found some minutes here and there to knit.  As you can see – sleeve 1 is  moving along nicely on my SKB.  I am working through the sleeve increases –  I have about 8 inches to go to bind off and hope to have that completed today!  Sleeve 2 is waiting anxiously for it’s completion as well.  Then, all I will need to do is frog a bit of the bottom – I need to take one or two decrease sections of the bottom.  It is a bit too large! 

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On the “large” front – I have lost 20 pounds on Adkins!  I have to frog a few rows from the bottom of this sweater to take out a few increases – decreasing the bottom!  How about that???? 

On the wordpress front – edited at a later time – things are not going wonderfully!!  I figured out the photo’s – but I need to work on clarity and correct size!  And, how this all got underlined is BEYOND me!  LOL, it is all a learning curve!

I cast on another pair of socks this week as well – socks for Ken!  This is about an hour of knitting!  Give me bulky yarn and size 11 needles!  I got the yarn from  Rose and Ruby – it was 30% off, plus I had a $25 dollar off punch card, 3 skeins later – $25 dollars!  Now, there is the deal of the century!  This yarn is sooo soft – 100% merino.  Ken is amazed at my knitting skills!  LOL, socks are a good start for this relationship – from the ground up.  Appropriate, huh?  I hope to have these babies done and on their recipient before the weekend is over!  No more cold feet!

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Have a wonderful remainder to your Holiday weekend everyone – please remember and say a prayer for our service men and women who are serving on our behalf around this world. 

 Have a Happy Memorial Day!

It's Bloomin' at my house!

It's Bloomin' at my house!

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I got home last night and what did I find on my doorstep?!? My Bloomin’ Feet socks from Gracie!! She knit them out of Colinette Jitterbug – which I have not yet knit with! They are a bit big – but they are awesome! Thanks Gracie – she also included some chocolate for me – which my kids promptly devoured! This is fine – because I have been doing Adkins and chocolate is a no-no!When I can figure out how to upload my pictures to wordpress – you will see photo’s of them! 🙂

Have a great day everyone!

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**editing – okay, they are here – but obviously I need to work on picture size.  Any wordpress users out there – please leave a comment with some help!  🙂  Thanks everyone!

Monday Morning Blah's?

Am I the only one who feels like the weekend is a total blur?  Did we have a weekend?  It was hectic – and Heidi had her All City Concert on Sunday afternoon.  It was lovely!  Just amazing – I am stunned at how good she is getting, and how good the groups she plays in are getting!!  Wow! 

 Maybe what I really need is a weekend from my weekend!  Now there is a thought – or if wishful thinking could propel a person to a warm, quiet place – I am wishful thinking my heart out!

 Next weekend is the official start to summer – Memorial Day – the weatherman is not promising us the greatest weather – but NO WORK ON MONDAY!!  There is something to look forward to!

 I picked up my SKB again this weekend – I am working on the sleeves in tandem.  This way I know they will be even!!  I also need to pull the bottom out and frog a bit – I need to remove one set of increases and knit it straight for a bit longer than I did.  But, I will do this after I have the sleeves done.  I am anxious to get this sweater done – I think it will be so lovely on.

I better get back to work – have a great Monday all!

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