Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wow. Has it really been that long? Who knew time flew like that. I kind of like writing, so maybe I'll just start doing a bit more with the blog. I'm working on a new sock pattern, soon to be written and available on Ravelry. I'm also designing a new shawl pattern, but that will probably wait until school is out for the summer. Short, and sweet. Kind of like Mega Stuff Oreo cookies.....yum.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Family....gotta love 'em....sometimes.

Well, a year has come and gone. And some people (you know who you are!) have nothing better to do than remind me that I have not posted on my blog. goes....
Had Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws yesterday.
Shopping today (got some great deals on diamonds by the way!).
Saw Tangled-highly reccomend it. I want a horse like Maximus.
Have knitted on Christmas gifts.
Have read some of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
Have researched Kindles & E-Readers as an idea for my Christmas gift.
Have worked on my Christmas list. happy now????

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Perspective....Another view

Sometimes my kids do stuff and all I can do is say awwwww.......

This was my to-do list for last weekend. Everything got completed except for number 10 since that is an ongoing thing.

Have a safe, happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Use, Change, Re-Use Again and Again

Mini-Me2 had a project at school. Take something you would normally throw away and make it into something you would re-use. Of course the example given was to take a soup can and make it into a pencil/pen holder. Well, she decided she wanted to do something different. Our first project was to take plastic store bags (Wal-Mart, Kroger's, etc.), cut them in strips, make plarn (plastic yarn) and then crochet a bag that is waterproof. Not a new idea by any means, but effective in using up 40-50 bags. Here is a pic of it:

Well, since that project only took about 4 hours to do, she decided we should do something else. Sooooo....a few years ago, I was able to go to a dry cleaners sale (where they sell all the stuff that hasn't been picked up, or whatever, to make more room in their dry cleaner place) and got a Famous Designer sheet. Well, it has been gathering dust in the garage since then. We decided to make a stocking out of it, since it is close to Santa Time. I washed it, and then we took a piece of newspaper, drew out a stocking pattern, cut out the stocking (with lining) embroidered it with monkeys (similar to what she has in the classroom for decoration), personalized it, and made a stocking that can be used not only during the holidays, but year round in the classroom:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vote for Lily the Chinchilla!

Mini-Me2's pet chinchilla is on Animal Planet's website, Wall of Fame! Please vote for her so she can have a chance of getting on TV!

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Classics, Revisited

This morning we spent a little time as a family, watching TV. And lo-and-behold, Barbie is coming out with a new movie. Barbie and the Three Muskateers. Since it had been a few years (27) since I read the novel (partly in French for French class), the brain started clicking. And clicking. And coming up blank. It clicked some more and I still couldn't come up with the names of the Three Muskateers. While Mini-Me 2 was snuggled up with her daddy, and I didn't figure she would understand what I was really asking anyway, so out loud I said "I can not think of the Three Muskateers names!". To my amazement, Mini-Me2 said "That's easy.". Huh????? My 7 year old knows the names of the Three Muskateers????? "It's Mickey, Donald and Goofy Mom...". The duh was implied by the way.

And just because you were curious...their names were Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


We are back from our trip to visit Grandma & Grandpa. We had such a WONDERFUL time! Mini-Me 1 & 2 went on a boat ride and fishing, we went to the zoo, played tennis and waterballoons, played on the Wii, ate Monical's Pizza (The Best!-And yes, I did make it home w/out eating any of the leftovers, but hubby still hasn't eaten it so it's fair game now!), grilled out, watched bunnies, chipmunks and 8 point bucks in the back yard (tried to get a pic and all I got was his glowing eyes!), fed the ducks (twice!), fed the birds and watered flowers, went shopping at the mall and started getting school stuff (is it that time already??????), caught lightning bugs (which made it home alive believe it or not!) and had a picnic by the lake. It was so wonderful! Thank you MIL for everything! We already miss you bunches!

Various Pics from our trip:

Being Cute

Being Cute

Being Silly

Reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



Kuckaburrow (?Cucaburrough?)

Bikini Tree