Friday, September 29, 2006

Bring it on Friday

Can I just say.. "SO long, Farewell Friday's finally here."

Not that I have anything exciting planned for the weekend. I just have had one of those weeks that never end. Yeah for FRIDAYS.

I am making progress on my 2 socks at one time project. Although a little embarrassed that I am struggling so much with the home stretch of the socks. This will not get the better of me. It is just YARN and NEEDLES. I am the one with the brain, right? Why does it feel like they (the needles) are conspiring against me. hmmmm.

Anyway the cute little tank top is coming along too. I'm afraid I may need a little help with clarifying the directions but am staying with it.

Those who are following the FALL INTO READING BIT.. I had to add more fiction to the mix. I am a FICTION junkie. Try as I do to love non-fiction and other genres, I fall off the wagon and scoop up a mindless fiction book. I can't help it. It makes me happy. Ahhhhh! Confessing is so freeing. heheh. So KAREN KINGSBURY- FOUND has been added to the list. Can we do that add books to the list?

Well off to do something productive so I can justify all the laziness this weekend has to offer.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Do Over

Okay, does anyone else have those days, when you just want to go back to bed and YELL "DO OVER!". This has been one of those weeks. It's only Tuesday. GULP!
If this is a sign of what is to come. I don't want to wake up for the rest of the week.
My problem is I just don't find the age appropriate things, my dear children do these days at all amusing. Is that bad?
The WWF wrestling matches in the living room. Followed by the Championship boxing matches. Topped off with the ultimate fighting competitions. Just not funny at all..
So all that to say.. AHHH!! Thank you for listening to me vent. Details I am sure will creep in as the blogs roll on.
Off to educate the troops..

Friday, September 22, 2006

Another Project!! All Done :)

This is my little butterfly cutie purse. It still needs a bit of tweaking to make the handles more secure, but it makes me smile :)

Just want you to have plenty of viewing points to enjoy. I am toying with the idea of selling these. hmmm.

I believe I have become addicted to blogging too. Oh no. The support groups will recruiting me in no time.

I READ too!!

I can't figure out how to transfer the cool little Icon everyone else has but here goes.
Katrina at I Heart books. I love them. Rows and Rows of books make me bubbly inside. I joined this little accountability circle of sorts. I am going to finish up the books in process and read the must reads. Grrr. This is my second attempt at this so I hope this posts.

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, Dr.Kevin Leman
Captivating, John & Stasi Eldredge
Leota's Garden, Francine Rivers
Boundries with Kids, Dr.Henry Cloud-Dr.John Townsend
Changes that Heal, Dr.Henry Cloud
Love & Respect, Emmerson Eggerichs
Knitting Rules, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka (Yarn Harlot)

With the Troops
Nate Saint, Janet & Geoff Benge
Little House Series Laura Engalls Wilder (This is in an attempt to get a much needed break from LOTR) Not really working but I will persevere.

Lots of little books too for the mini-men too. Just not listing them here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Do I have a problem?

I would take a picture but fear my kids may be taken away.
I love lists. Yes! I do. Just the thought of the check mark next to a finished task, gives me a little thrill.
Today was one of those purging days, out with the old, broken and forgotten items. It is really just a way for me to store more yarn, fabric and scrapbooking items.
My mentor friends would frown if I asked my dear hubby to move his dresser and man stuff to storage;0)
Anyway, I was looking for my TO DO list. When I came across my CHORE list and then the kids CHORE list. Which was by the REWARDS lists. Yes you read it right it is PLURAL. Gulp.. This is starting to feel like I am writing my own committment letter to the RECOVERING LIST MAKERS CENTER.
As I was saying, I was searching for my list. Like looking around the house would not be incentive enough for me to get started. The list, I NEED the LIST!!. While searching for this and finding all these other lists. You know the long term goals, short term projects, christmas gifts/cards, the need to order scrapbook supply list.
Do you see where I am going with this? For the few who lurk about a comment or two on how to can this list making obsession would be wonderful.

My urge is to go to STAPLES and pick out some cute little spiral bound notebook to consolidate them all in one location. They could keep each other company. Not to mention I may have a thing for pretty paper, pens, and notebooks. OOOOOOOO!! A new binder with pretty color coded page protectors for all my knitting patterns.

Life in the Jungle

My jungle, even scares the wild animals!!

In the knitting areana- For those two or three readers who care.. hehe
Two pairs of these babies have been knitted up and gifted to the cutest 2 and 3 year olds.

These felted high tops for my cousins little man, made me smile. Aww!! How cute are tiny baby feet.

The kid version of my first pair knitted socks. Are now complete. Yeah I just love finishing things. This is what I did after the tank top demolition. I grieved well and fast. I am about half way through the bottom of the tank again. Soooo.. I hope to finish that soon.

Well, after returning from camp. I have had no energy to clean my house or my children.. Heheh. As you can tell by the pictures the new hair do at our house is BED HEAD. On days like today I am so greatful to have boys. They don't care what they wear (except one). If they don't have to brush their hair, I am the greatest mom in the world.

I am a little guilted out that I let them eat icecream sandwhiches with their cereal this morning. Sometimes you just gotta do whatcha gotta do. No whining at our table for that meal.

Today Austyn (oldest son) is off to expand his mind with the homeschool group. Probably a good thing since my brain seems to be on vacation. I completely spaced out on how to check a division problem. grr. I hate it when I have a pre-senior moment. We have figured it out, now moving on to bigger more complicated items..
I am so glad he is not stuck to the knowledge in my brain alone. He will be forced to use his own mind.

As for the rest of the troops today is a field trip day. We are tackling the school work quickly this morning. I love pre-school and first grade! Not sure if the laundry mat is exactly field trip material.. But after that I will take them to the library. We have to wash the boys smell out of the sleeping bags.

Off to knit the 2 socks at a time so I won't be to behind for class tonight....

Monday, September 18, 2006

Camping 2006

Well I have decided the annual family camp trip, is getting easier as the kids get bigger. It is fun that Alex is big enough to run around with the big kids.

The things I am still aquiring a good attitude about are as follows. (Not necessarily in order) ')0

1. The packing before and unpacking after.
2. Sand and rocks in the pockets of all the clothes they wore while camping.
3. The runny noses and coughs they come home with.
4. The whinning that accompanies the colds they returned with
5. My compromised (cheery disposition) because bunks at family camp are never 4 star. (By the way does anyone know what 4 star is like.) heheh
6. Last but not least the smell that follows us home (not the fresh pine tree smell)
until all the laundry is caught up again.

The good things were... The boys had a blast, slept very little and actually slept in until 7:45am today. That is a whole hour longer than normal.
My very social husband got to spend a whole weekend visiting with people who actually know what he is taking about. When he mention what tackle he used to fish with as well as the hunting lingo that goes with all that stuff too.

I was able to knit a bit. With out interruption. I even got to go to the GIRLS BATHROOM by myself on more than one occasion.
Yeah another year until we do it all again.....

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I figured it out

Yeah! I just wanted to let the two or three people who may read this blog, that I FINALLY remembered my log in information.. I have know idea what my brain was doing. I hope you will rest easy knowing that I have not completely lost it.

Just a little update on my adorable little bundles of testosterone (sp?). Alex the tank top bandit is still with us. I did not exile him to a far off island. Just his bedroom. I think it is clear to him that we don't HELP mommy knit. He now has his own ball and needles. WHEW!

I have discovered a trick, for all the mom's out there who are sick of watching the same Disney movie over and over and over and over. Have the kids watch it in another language. My boys think watching Madagascar in spanish,is so funny. Mommy tip for the day.

So I have started knitting the tank top again. I knitted a couple of little projects, to get out of the funk when the last attempt was destroyed. So I am boldly digging into it again.

Also I started two socks at a time! Sounds ambitious, I know but I think it is kind of like shopping with my boys. You just jump in and try it. If you think about it to long you chicken out. hehe..

Well I will post more ramblings of a workd deprived mom later. Off to educate the troops. Todays lesson: BE KIND TO YOUR BROTHERS! Biting is not and extra curricular activity. Our school year is off to a bumpy start. I just can't seem to get motivated to do all the house work and school. Maybe I will just quit cleaning this year and just do school!? This week has been a tad smoother. We look forward to what comes next.