Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
It was tried on the foot analog for the receivee of the other pair, and I think these will be a better fit. And the done ones can go to my sister. Assuming, of course, that I can create a whole sock in 40 hours. Are we to start taking bets?
And the sock yarn.... I wanted to make Gryffendor socks out of my new Harry Potter knitting book, but was unable to find solid yarn at the yarn shop I visited. So, I ordered some online www.simplysockyarn.com and it came super quick, and was pretty inexpensive as well.
Anyway, that's it.
Sunday I finished up the 2nd sock, and they are now wrapped and on my dresser ready to go to their new home. And, if the recipient doesnt like them, Damarys says she will take them off her hands. Please notice the matchiness... I was so proud of that!
After finishing these, I did a few rows on the shawl and a few rounds on the other blue sock. This morning I started on the toe of it. That should be done today, and I'll start on second sock while working on the shawl. I will see how productive I am, and if they get done in time, they will go to my Sister for her birthday. I'll see her Wednesday night. Can I make a sock in 2 days? Dont know, but I will give it the ole college try!
Anyway, I will try to blog tomorrow, and from the chilly north. Cheers.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
On othersock progress... remember, the blue one? Yeah, I've been ignoring it. I'll go back to it after this pair and the pink shawl are done.
On pink shawl progress - there hasn't been any in a while. Once this pair is done... that will be next to accomplish. I am a little worried about the lace edge, but it will be a nice test of my Mad Skilz. lol.
On postpartum depression - I should have been a little closer on the lookout since my cousin (and life-twin) had this after her second child, but I wasn't. It certainly explains a lot, but since the meds make me sick I'll keep dealing without them. At least now I know.
On the upcoming Vacay... I am so excited to see my family, it's been entirely too long! I am looking forward to the following, almost as much as seeing my fam:
fresh sweet corn
visiting the alpaca farm, and giftshop
48ish hours of car-knitting time
watching my children play with my cousin's children on Nanny's lawn the way we did
seeing Jake go in the water of the St Lawrence and freeze but love it... the way I did
watching the talent show, fireworks and rubber duck race
buying stuff at the craft/crap sale (both craft sale & yard sale)
Jovanny is doing well, is home and eating and growing and crying (a lot apparently).
Deanna is doing very well, Doc said no need for chemo or radiation, and all looks good.
Blogger is wigging out, so pics later.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Travis is stuck with mandatory OT again for the whole month of August. Boy will that be fun! He had to send an email letting him know that we will be out of town on his days off in the beginning so they dont schedule him. Hopefully that wont be a fight. I guess I wouldnt be so upset about it if they would hire more people for his area. They have hired 6 or 7 new classes since they started his area OT, but NONE of those new classes are for there, but for the other areas that are getting sent home early every day. Perhaps this makes sense to them, but, um, hello?
Weird diet part 2 was supposed to start today, but it was storming last night and I wasnt able to make it to the store after dinner. Today I'll go, and tomorrow it will start. And Travis is starting with me, so that should be good.
Sean got to wear shoes yesterday for the 2nd time. He kept them on all day which was good. My MIL was concerned that with shoes on how could he put his feet in his mouth? Yeah, he's resourceful. I'm just glad they're clean.
I have got to find a way to reset Sean's internal alarm clock. I Do Not Love 6am. Or 4am for that matter. I do not love my baggy eye circles, I do not love my "did my hair in the dark because I can't make my eyes function with light" look (of course by "did" I mean pulled it back in the closed scrunchie I could find, and no I dont know what color it is). I am DREADing the fall time change... because then I will not love 5am. ugh. But, he's a happy baby, so it could be worse, right?
I did nothing on the shawl or the sock last night. I sat and watched Discovery channel and fed Sean until he fell asleep and the sat some more. I did get some done at lunch yesterday though, so that's progress, right? I've got what, 200 more rows to go before the lace? Yeah, Lord grant me swift needles.
I suppose I've put off filing long enough, and it's been staring at me so I better get back to it.
Something in my office smells like syrup. mmmm. syrup. Diet starts tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Goat (in a pickup truck on my way home. There are 2 but you cant see the black one):
Possum (outside my office. In the rain. During the daytime.):
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Today is day 9 of the 11 day diet. I've dropped 10 pounds. And it's not necessarily weird food, just strange combinations and a couple hard days. Like yesterday, for example... hard day. Yesterday, day 8, is only vegetables and salad. For all 4 meals in the day. You can have 3 Tablespoons of lo cal dressing or 1 ounce of grated cheese on your salad and vegetables. Here's what I had:
Breakfast was cucumber and tomatoes chopped up with some italian dressing.
Lunch was a salad of bibb lettuce (my new favorite), some fresh spinach, carrots, cucumber and some ranch dressing. BTW, fat free ranch sucks.
Dinner was squash & zucchini sauted with Mrs Dash, Molly McButter and a little water.
"Dessert" was carrot sticks.
Yeah, that was difficult. Today, breakfast was an orange (I could have had red & green vegetables too, but I stuck with just an orange. A big fat yummy navel orange). Lunch is Tuna Salad, dinner is chicken and cheese - my new favorite and dessert will be peach frozen yogurt.
So here's the chicken & cheese thing. We went to Cody's for dinner on like day 4 or something, and I was set for chicken and cheese. And they have this menu item - Southwestern Chicken or something like that - breast of chicken, covered with bbq sauce (an ok condiment) and pico de giao (I know thats spelled wrong, sorry. And Salsa is an ok condiment), then covered with cheddar jack cheese thats all melty. Yummmo. (after I picked out the onions). I've made it again 1 time, and will again tonight. Cool, eh? Moving on.
I was able to finish 9 butterflies and pass them on to the liasion for our group to angels for hope. They were great fun to do, really. I got to play with a bunch of different yarns that have lived in the stash... some for years! Darn sale yarns! Anywho...
I got a few rows done on the shawl, and I'm down to the gusset on the sock. I am really loving the baby cable pattern.... but I think I've mentioned that before.
That's all for now.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers - Baby Jovanni is coming home now... right now as I type this.
His Mom and Dad were supposed to find out when he would be released this coming Friday, and he is coming home now because he has done so well since his surgery. No complications, he's eating well and, you know, um, moving the food along. No IV's yesterday (which is good since he had to have it in 2 places on his HEAD!), and all is well.
Tomorrow we'll return to the regularly scheduled blogging, and probably pictures of possums and goats and some yarn and a baby or two. But for today, just Thank You.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Jovanny is out of surgery, he looks good and the surgery went well. Damarys is doing better and Madeline is still doing pretty ok, considering. I think it's the c-section drugs... I'd be a wreck. Anyway thanks for your thoughts, and if you just got the 2 messages together, keep on prayin for the upcoming recovery bit... it will be most appreciated.
PSA on working with angora. It sheds. A lot. All over. And if you are wearing a blue work shirt and knitting with pink angora, it shows up. I tried to take a picture but it didnt work. drat.
Happy Birthday America! To celebrate, I vaccumed, started crazydiet and knitted. Oh, I also went to the grocery store and played gameboy with Jake and did the normal baby-related stuff with Sean. Travis edged some on the front lawn until the rain came.
The knitting netted me a few more rows on the shawl. No sock knitting yesterday. I did watch the Knitty Gritty from the other day that showed lace patterns. They showed this really cute dress at the end, but yeah, no. I'll stick to socks and sweaters thanks. But it really was pretty.
And about crazydiet - I think the hardest part was the 10 glasses of water. I was up 4 times last night just to go potty! But we'll see. It's only 11 days... I can last that long, right? Here's what yesterday's menu was: breakfast was turkey and cheese slices and baked beans. Lunch was a tuna salad with eggs and lettuce. Dinner was beercan chicken (no skin). Evening snack was peanuts. Today is fruit salad all day except dinner when I will have a deli meat sandwich (sans cheese or mayo)... good thing I like mustard! I forgot what's on the menu tomorrow, I'll let you know though.
The website says 9 pounds in 11 days. My grandfather and aunts have used it successfully, so we'll see.
That's really it for now. Have a great one.