Showing posts from August, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook

I haven't done one of these in awhile so I figured I do one today.   I am posting this on Wednesday night, but the answers apply to Tuesday.

Outside my window... we have a hurricane off the coast which is pulling most of the moisture toward it leaving us with less rain the past couple of days.  It's also cooled us down a bit.  I use that term loosely since it's still in the 90s, but the humidity is lower and we've got a bit of a breeze.  You take what you can get.
I am thinking... that I really need to get serious about cleaning out the garage.  The IO left the garage door open after he put in the garbage bins and I saw some stuff that made me wonder why I still had it.  I am also thinking that I HATE garage sales and that unless it will sell on eBay, I will DONATE!  Paying it forward will be it's own reward.
I am thankful... that I have a job (even though I'd rather be home) and that they are willing to work with my hectic schedule.
In the kitchen... Baby…

*tap tap tap* Is This Thing On??

So I've been radio silent for 2 weeks but it feels more like a month.  Too much is going on and I'm really really tired.  Work is good, but it takes it's toll.  It takes up time and brain power, both of which I don't have much of.  We also had car issues (finally fixed) and house issues (thought we might have to move AGAIN, the thought of which literally made me nauseous).  Those are also fixed.  The IO is not well, but he can work so we are thankful for that. 

SO much has happened that it will be easier to show you in pictures.

I have been too tired to knit which is not a good thing.  I need it to de-stress, but by the time I get to sit down and do it, I'm too tired.  I've been playing a lot of games on Facebook.  Hopefully you all have been well and having a great summer.  One day I will read blogs again.

Clearance is my Kryptonite

I love a good deal.  Give me a coupon or a clearance sale and I'm all over it.  Combine the two, well no words can explain it.  Its a great way to save money, but also a hard way to say no to some great deals on things I don't necessarily need.  Then again it IS yarn and that is a necessity in the grand scheme of things. 

Case in point.

I'm working on a charity blanket and amazingly enough I had no soft acrylic to add to it (none that would really match anyway).  So I ran into JoAnn's to get a skein of red.

However they were having a clearance sale on yarn that I can use for hats and kitty blankets and maybe even a blanket for us! 

This is what I came home with.

More than I bargained on but its really pretty

and I have something in mind for all of it.

That was a week ago.  I cast on for a blanket for us and I started thinking that even though I'm using the bulky yarn, there's not much in that skein.  Maybe I need to try another JoAnn's to see if I can ge…

Playing Catchup

I've been working for 3 weeks now.  I love getting a paycheck but I'm not loving having to show up at an office every day.  Plus each week has been set as a different schedule.   First it was 9-2.  Then it was in at 9, out at 12, in at 12:30 out at 2, in at 2:30 and out at 5.  It was the week theatre camp and band camp overlapped and just about killed me.  Then I worked 12-5.  I learned something those three weeks.  I can't go back to full time work in an office and I don't like working 12-5.  My schedule will stay at 9-2 once school starts.  This is the last week of summer vacation and the kids will spend most of it sleeping.  I can't say I blame them since they are both totally exhausted from camp. 

Theatre camp went really well, Baby Girl did a great job and had so much fun!  They ended up having 7 performances in 4 days (which explains the exhausted child) but she would do it again in a heartbeat.  Remember how I said I *might* let her do Grease Jr in Jan??  P…