Sunday, October 12, 2014

What Happened to Fall??

We had a BEAUTIFUL day last week, highs were only in the high 70s or low 80s.  Yesterday we hit 90.  I think we hit 90 again today.  Another front goes thru on Wednesday so we'll be back into the 80s.  Still warm but not center-of-the-sun hot.  I'll take it.

Yesterday's sky was beautiful, but I never took a picture.  I went into town to get a shot over the lake but apparently there was a folk festival going on and I couldn't find any parking close by.   #1 Son and I just got back from a neighboring town to see a friend of his.  She is self published and the local library was hosting a Young Adult genre book signing event.  There were around 12 local authors there.  Very cool to be selling books at 17.

While we were there we took in some geocaching, antiquing and lunch.
I'm happy he still will each lunch with me.  That face of his is reflective of me trying to use technology.

The scary thing abt antiquing?  I remember it all!!!  THAT is a bit strange.  Either I've had it, seen it or know what it is.  I laugh when I point out McDonald's glasses we had or dinnerware or furniture.   However I do draw the line at 80s merchandise.  That is less than 40 years ago and does NOT qualify as antique!!!  We also hit some thrift stores along the way.  My son has a quirky personality and he loves all the cool stuff in these stores. 

Of course it's been another non stop week of not one but TWO girls' nights out.  A friend of ours has been considering moving and she got the word to go.  She leaves in 3 weeks which doesn't leave us much time to plan anything so we just had a small group meet at Starbucks to say our goodbyes.  They aren't officially gone yet but there is just no time left for anything more.

Bye Christine, we'll miss you!

I love that I'm playing hard as well as working hard but OMG am I tired!!!!  I laid down last week around 5pm just to rest and the next thing I know it's 9pm.  I did the same thing yesterday after we got back from our outing.  We played hooky today and cancelled what we had planned because there was no way I was leaving the house.  I really don't know how some people do it. 

Next week is no different.  Band practices have been ramped up for #1 Son while Baby Girl had one of her steel drum practices cancelled.  Oh did I mention she is in Drama club now??  I have sticky notes all over my calendar just to keep track of which kid is where and what time I have to get them. 

I also have a dr's appt set up on Wed to check out my foot.  It is better, but I still can't walk barefooted on it.  It should be dried up by now and it is not.  I will spare you the rest of the details.

Meanwhile I have three loads of laundry on the floor in my bedroom that need to be folded and put away.  Right now everybody is doing the hunt for your own underwear dance.  I have a dwindling pantry since I need to grocery shop and I have no idea how our power is still on since I am very late in paying it. 

All is not lost, however.  I went thru another box from the garage that was mostly clothes.  A couple of things Baby Girl still wants, but the rest will go to Goodwill tomorrow.  One bag out and one laundry basket free!!  I think we'll be seeing a bit more of that now that I have decided not to have a yard sale.  I have probably enough to make $60 and while this is money that I can use, it is NOT worth the time and energy and brain power it will require to set it all up and then tear it all down.  It will be donated instead. 

If you've made it this far, thank you!  I've rambled on a bit (or a lot depending on your definition) and appreciate all your comments.  I have no knitting to share so we'll just stick to what works. Cute kittens in baskets.

No he's not mine, he is my friend's new kitten Sabien.  He is ADORABLE!!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Saturday Sky

I am sitting on the bed with Princess at my feet, Theo between my knees and Hemi on my right hip.  I have a bruised toe on my left foot and a HUGE blister on the ball of my right foot. 

I'm not going anywhere!

Life continues to be interesting and busy and while I can't walk anywhere (which is driving me crazy!) it's forcing me to sit still.  So far today I've watched some tv, pushed some paper around (not in the mood to deal with bills), made the kids work on their rooms for 15 min (not nearly enough time but at least we got rid of some trash and laundry got moved from floor two to floor one) and I got rid of a bag of crap from the craft room.

I am having a bit of a conundrum which I'm sure many of you can relate to. I've been wanting to make a sweater for awhile now, but I haven't been able to find the right pattern/yarn combo. I have the pattern but no yarn. Finally found enough yarn for a sweater back in May. Couldn't find the pattern. Looked everywhere for it. FINALLY a week ago I found the pattern. Now my yarn is missing.  And I cant find it anywhere........

So instead I've started working on an afghan. 

I'm already realizing I don't have enough yarn for it, but I can supplement with black striped between the colored yarn. 

It's October and I'm realizing that if I actually want to use the afghans and sweaters I have in my brain, I need to start working on them NOW!!! I have two socks in progress, but one sock is at the heel (which requires brain cells to count) and the other one is on the foot but I'm not loving the color.  I'm kind of sick of it. 

So I work on the blanket.

And in order to keep this post at a reasonable length, the rest will be presented in picture form.  That's worth at least a thousand words.

Much better hair cut

If they didn't march in the rain, they'd never march this season!

Went to a Maker's Faire in Orlando and they had this!

lousy picture of me

great picture of Baby Girl

it wouldn't be Saturday w/o my sky!