Thursday, January 29, 2009
Today is the first day I feel bad about going to work. It's POURING down rain and that used to mean I could put my jeans on with a big comfy sweatshirt and a pair of knit socks, grab the knitting, pop in an old movie (or the latest DVD series borrowed from a friend) and hunker down for the duration. I wouldn't even have to go out at all, not even to pick up the kids because of the carpool (I took this morning.). I was so lucky to have so many days like that, huh?
Not today, I've got my "big girl" clothes on, heels and makeup. I'm out the door in a few minutes...heavy sign.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Deborah, Ira and April stopped by too. Here they hare chatting with Christine and Charlotte.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Yes, my "baby" is 15 today. When the #$%& did that happen?! This was taken at her party last Saturday night. Today the plan is to go out to dinner then home for B-day cake. She's taking a class after school that is required for getting your driving permit or license. Then she'll get her permit and....God help us.....start driving lessons. Say a little prayer for Mike will ya?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Becky and Buffy (pink goggles) having fun in the desert on their toys. I'm not sure, but I think Buffy was driving. Becky's husband, Chris took the photo. I just think it's so cute!
ETA: The gals in my knit group are always wanting to be Becky because I always seem to be knitting for Becky. (Do you really have that many knitted things from me, Beck?) Anyway, I told them last night that they could see a photo of Becky on my blog....bawahahahahaha! (Insert evil Queenie laugh here.)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Now to work on one of those sweaters...
BTW, I fell in love with a couple patterns in a Classic Elite Yarns booklet called Make It Modern. The little scarf and the diamond hoodie are just too cute. The yarn my mom gave me might be good for the sweater. Or another sweater from that booklet...hummmmm....
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I also finished my first item of 2009...not at the meetup, on Thursday night. It's Danny's hat and I had to guess at the yardage because Donner gave me a label-less skein. It was very exciting to actually put some yardage on that 'ole Knit Meter I tell you! I just downloaded Corrina's Beachcomber Socks pattern....wahoo! I'm dying to cast on, but I'll wait until I get my current UFOs under control.
Today I got the funniest phone call from Jodi. She was in St. Pete at the Barnes and Noble and met another knitter who told her the yarn shop Needles and Knobs was just a couple miles away. She needed a little pep talk to keep away from any yarn buying temptation. No worries...I talked her down. She's determined not to buy yarn until April...I'm behind her all the way! I know she'll return the favor when I find myself in a moment of weakness.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Enjoying the day! (Yes, that's the Lady Feb. sweater!)
Reynolds Square was in our front yard.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Anyway, today is going to be a whirl wind of activity. We're getting things ready around here for my Mom to come visit, she arrives tomorrow. It's also the last day before I start my new job tomorrow. And the last day of Winter Break for the kids. I guess that makes tomorrow an exciting day as well, huh?
I'm really nervous about the new job. The job is gonna be great, I'm sure once I get into a routine I'll be fine. I really love a routine, whatever that routine is...you know? I'll be a bit freaked out until I settle into the new and it becomes less new and more routine. Keeping myself "in check" between those two things is going to be the trick.
The biggest challenge with the new job is my wardrobe. This shouldn't be that difficult, huh? I'm just not a fashion diva. And I hate shopping. My dear friend Donna, who IS a fashion diva (but in a normal way), is going to help me along this road. It'll all work out...stay calm I tell myself.
If you don't hear from me, it's because I'm having fun with my Mom! I'll try to post a few photos from our girls weekend (this weekend) to Savannah. I can't wait!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Handsome dude in his favorite sweatshirt.
After a late start, we drove to St. Augustine for some fun. It was packed! I guess folks in town for the Gator Bowl, eh? We ate at our favorite pizza place in town Kozmic Bluz, sat inside this time because it was a big chilly. We discovered a new store called Go Fish. They buy direct from artisans in other countries, usually very poor countries. They have awesome stuff. Mike wanted the giraffe carving that stood about 7 feet tall. Me, I had my eye on this hand knit alpaca bag...bright pink. Alas, we were just window shopping, you know right after Christmas and all.