Showing posts from August, 2012

Feline Fridays et al

I had a good day today.  Why?  Because I got to meet up with Dee today.  We've been trying to meet up for the past few months, but my life keeps getting in the way.  In fact it got kind of dicey meeting up today.  School started last week and both kids have already been out sick.  Thankfully we did get to meet up and it was fun as always!!!!

I pulled out one of my ongoing squares and finished it off. 

This makes a total of 31 squares, abt 1/2 way thru my blanket.  At this rate it will be finished in 2013.  Let's hope the Mayans are wrong.....

Yesterday I got a fun package in the mail.

One of the girls on Ravelry was giving away a bunch of acrylic yarn for kitty blankets and this is what I got!!!

I love the little yarn balls, they make great colorful blankies!  I'll be starting another one once the current one is done which is probably another 3 or 4 inches.  Meanwhile #1 Son's sock is sitting, I haven't cast on yet for Samuel's 2nd sock and haven't even de…

Feline Fridays

BAby Girl  aka the Human Cat Tree

In The Works

There are a few things in the works here at Happy Acres.   I'm still working on the kitty blanket.  Ok it's in the pile.  I havent worked on it since I lasted posted here.  Since I'm now back into car lines, I've put some yarn and needles in the car to work on my continuous people blanket.  I think I have abt 45 squares so far.  The goal is at least 64 but I'm hoping for a bit bigger.  When we use a blanket here, we tend to wear them, not just cover ourselves.  Kind of like a snuggie.

I did finish a sock.

The second sock will be started once I have #1 Son's 2nd sock complete.  I'm on the foot. 

Only 5" to go............


There is also one more thing that's in the works here,  a possible hurricane.

It is SO far out right now it's hard for them to say for sure, but from all the models it seems it will be coming for a visit sometime next week. 

Happy Hurricane Season!  Let the hoarding of supplies begin!!

Do you hear that????

Yeah, neither do I!  The kids are back in school today and the IO is out on a job so for the first time in a LONG time, I have the house to myself!  Oh the quiet, oh the luxury!  Other than making myself some coffee and breakfast, I've done very little today.  I've watched a couple of shows I dvr'd.  I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading.   AND I get to post on my blog w/o a million interuptions! 

We start the year out with a fifth grader

and an 8th grader.

This will be the last year for them in their respective schools.  Next year I will no longer have a child in elementary school but I WILL have a high schooler.  How is this possible?  And I'm already getting emotional with this being Baby Girl's last year in elementary school.  I think what makes it worse is I'm not ready to leave the elementary school yet.  I've been there for 9 years now and I really like the ppl.  I may have to volunteer a few times next year just to help me adjust! 

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Cant think of a good title so let's just get on with the post.

This is the last one of the season.

I had a couple more on the other tomato plant but they just basically shrivelled up from all the heat.  I think this year I'm going to try what the master gardener at Epcot said, start your garden in Sept.  Our fall and winter is similar to the spring up North and he gets his best harvests in  Dec.  So we'll see.  I've started some cilantro and basil from seed and I've actually got something sprouting!  Let's see how long before I kill it.  BTW, the tomato was DELICIOUS!

On a knitting note, I'm making progress on the kitty blanket.

I didnt realize I had done as much as I did until I took this picture.  I usually just pull out the in progress portion of the blanket, knit on it and shove it back in the bag.

Day 3 Challenge: Makes You Smile:

He is SUCH a guy!!!! and he makes me smile.

Challenge Day 2

When I started this challenge I never said I'd do them daily!  LOL  I'm lucky I get on these days.  We are down one computer (again) and the second computer that the IO uses is down to bare bones. 

This is what happens when the 'F' key pops off.  It still works but the wifi in the computer was in the screen and now the IO has it rigged with wires. Meanwhile the kids just look at me.  And I shake my head.

Speaking of kids, they are my Day 2 Challenge

20 Day Challenge - Day 2:  Someone I love

This isnt the best pic of the kids together, but it's one of my favorites.  We were in one of those photo booths that they had in the M&M store and after we took pictures, it showed a video of what we looked like getting ready for the next shot.  I took pictures of that video and this is one of the shots.  Any picture that shows a natural smile from my teenage boy is always a keeper!

Anybody sign up for the Ravelwhateverth…

20 Day Challenge

With all the photo opportunities we have these days (even if its just the latest haircut you got), most photo social networks have challenges to help you narrow down all the possibilities.  Instagram is no exception.  While I personally dont have an Instagram account, I know ppl who do and they've talked abt the latest challenge.  Apparently there is a daily challenge that changes from month to month, but for those who cant keep up with  that kind of commitment (like me), they also have a generic 20 day challenge.  This is right up my alley.  Here is a list for those of you who want to play.
My goal was to start yesterday, and while I'm already behind, I still think I got a shot at this.  So here we go!

Day 1:  Old picture of me.

Since we are getting geared up for school to start in the next couple of weeks, I thought this would be appropriate.  I remember my mom peeking into the window after school started to see if I was ok.  She cried, I didn't.  I was SO ready for scho…