Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend – it was snowy yesterday, but we had some sunshine today. At least enough to have a sunset this evening.

It was a pleasant ending to a lovely Sunday. I went this afternoon to knit squares for “Warm Up America” – this had been postponed from Super Bowl Sunday due to the weather. As you can see, we have a good amount of snow out there. The great news is that we are supposed to get RAIN next weekend. Can you say flood? I am not so thrilled about that prospect!

It was nice knitting with the SnB group today, but I really wanted to work on my Bloomin’ Feet Socks! Here is a photo of my progress… they are coming along beautifully. And, I have a conference call this week that should afford me at least an hour of uninterupted knitting time!

I think that they are turning out nicely… don’t you?

Have a great week all! Stay warm and dry!

Snowy Saturday

Hello everyone! What, you say… snow again??? I am just shocked at how much snow has fallen over the vast majority of the midwest and beyond in the relatively short month of February. The weatherman tells me that we are supposed to warm up next week though – warm up into the upper 30’s that is. So, melt all this snow and we should have floods by next weekend. I am not sure if I should start on the ark, but stay tuned for updates here!

Not much knitting this week – but, I am happy to say that I am at long last caught up at work!! Yipee!!!!! This week also closed the chapter of filing my tax return with my “husband”. Funny how money can motivate a person to suddenly be nice, isn’t it? The return from the federal government came in on Friday – so, of course, Kyle called me NUMEROUS times during the day – frantic to get these funds. He was less that happy that I was working in Muskegon and Spring Lake all day. I am amazed at what I ever saw in this person – he certainly is not what he was when we met. Or maybe he was, but he somehow managed to “hide” his true self. I met some friends last night after work for a drink and some unwind from the week time – unfortunately Kyle showed up as well – sometimes I would like to just drop off the face of the earth. Did you ever feel like that? For as large as Holland has gotten, it still is a small town – darn it all! I don’t want any “sympathy” for the end of this relationship, nor do I want to discuss it with anyone. Does this make me weird?

I am going to treat myself today – I am going shopping for a camera! I am excited to take this “leap” into modern technology! Watch out for new photo heavy blog postings!

So, I am heading out to find a camera – then I am stopping by my LYS to finish up my “Special Swap” partner’s package so I can get it in the mail this week. Then, I am getting together with some friends to play Euchre this afternoon. A day just for me…and I am worth it!

Have an awesome weekend all!

Playing catch up…or the faster I go, the behinder I get

Hello All from white and wintry Western Michigan! I know, what on earth am I complaining about – I don’t have 110 inches of snow on the ground like those poor folks in New York State do – it is just that I am hungering for a view of the sun – you know, a small reminder that it still exists! There has been grey clouds with snow flakes falling from them for what seems like an eternity – or at least the past 30 days, or so my weather man tells me. It makes for dreary days – not so great, as I am sure you can all imagine!

So, I believe I am over my ailment – this is a very good thing. I truly appreciate all the kind comments from all of you – 2 days off from work was certainly unexpected and it has made me so behind, here on Tuesday a week later I am still struggling to catch up! I find myself thinking about the story from the Bible – you know the one when the earth stood still for 3 days – this would work wonderfully for me right now – 3 days = 1 and I might be all caught up! So, while I know this won’t be happening – I press on to get as many things as I can finished in the hours alloted in each day. If you have sent me an email recently – be patient – I will get an answer back to you sometime this week, certainly by the weekend.

I have been doing a bit of knitting – I am proud to report. I am working on my Bloomin’ Feet pal’s socks – and I am LOVING the pattern. I am doing “Spindle Socks” and the yarn I have selected is working beautifully with the pattern. I selected Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in the most amazing pale pink – the yarn and the pattern were made for each other! I have turned the heel on sock #1 and am about half way to the toes! I shall try and post a photo of my progress – I am throughly enjoying the pattern – it is fun and an easy knit. I hope my pal will love these – I think they will look awesome on her feet! I am also keeping my eyes open for some fun items to include in her package!! I hope to have sock #1 finished this weekend and begin its mate as well!

Okay – I have finished my tea and I need to get back at it – have an awesome Tuesday everyone!


Hey everyone. Are you all surviving the wintry blast most of north america is getting? We have had a goodly amount of snow and the promise of more on the way; frigidy temperatures that dove well below the zero mark – an unusual feat for those of us sheltered along the shores of Lake Michigan; a couple of snow days that made my children sing; and Super Sunday… As you can see it has been an eventful few days here at the Christensen Huis!

Sunday EVERYTHING was cancelled – and I mean everything, from church services to Super Bowl parties – even knitting super bowl parties. With visibilities of less than zero, all of West Michigan hunkered down in their homes to stay warm and cozy. And then it hit….

By Sunday night I was not feeling well – I could not put my finger on it, but I just did not feel great. This was not the harbinger of something wonderful – rather the foreboding of what was to come. I came down with the flu – I will refrain from the gruesome details – suffice it to say that on Wednesday morning when I pulled my feeble body from bed to get to the office, there were 10 less pounds of me. I was so miserable I could not even knit! I am telling you – it was not a pretty sight – no knitting, it has to be really bad!!

Wednesday the schools determined that the kids could again venture out to classes again – and wonder of all wonders, the SUN came out! By the time I left work yesterday afternoon – it was a balmy 20 degrees outside! We are having a virtual heat wave here!!

More snow is on the horizon for the weekend, and still cold temperatures – but the weather man says no more frigidy coldness like we had.

Watch for pictures of my socks for Amanda’s Bloomin’ Feet Swap – they are still coming along beautifully! I promise to get some pics posted this weekend.

Gotta fly now – have an awesome day all!

In the bleak mid winter…

Blogger (silent) Poetry Reading is happening. Go see Grace’s Poppies and get your poems posted. If you post – please leave a comment for her (and me – I’d like to read your poetry as well!).

Here are my contributions… these were my Grandfather’s favorite poems. I had them memorized at a very young age.

Fog: Carl Sandburg 1878-1967

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Trees: Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

I leave you in the quiet silence of a snowy Friday afternoon…


Hello all – it is reveal time for SP9. My spoiler was Jessie – she was a great pal for this round. Heatherly was my hostess with the mostess and my final package, filled with goodies went off to my spoiler on Monday. I hope she gets her package today!!

Work has been extremely busy, thankfully! I have to get to work now – have a good day all!!

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