Thursday, August 31, 2006

I got a package...

from my one and only Spiffy Secret Pal. THANK YOU!!! I will go more in depth once I get to a computer that likes my camera. So that should be Friday or Saturday at the latest. Let me just say this now. I love my goodies!!!

And now for more on my so called with a sixth grader sure seems to be busy. In the first 2 1/2 weeks of school, I have went to her school for meetings more than I ever visited the school last year total. You see, Renae is wanting to join in band this year. So there are meetings galore! And yet another one tonight for a "fitting". She has to try out the instruments and see which one she feels most comfortable with. Hopefully it will be the flute or clarinet as we have both of those instruments at hand. She also wants to try the oboe. And if that's the one she chooses it will have to be the loaner from the school 'cause my butt ain't payin' for that expensive piece of metal this year!

And yet another chapter in my so called! I have been single for 6 months now and still have not went on a date. Not that I'm in any kind of rush or anything but it sure would be nice just to go out and have dinner with someone and actually have a conversation with someone other than my mom, kids, or their father (yuk). I guess if I would actually expose myself to the world instead of sheltering myself in my safehaven (aka: my room) , it might actually happen. But I find myself when my girls are with their father (which is barely ever) that I sit in my room and mope. And I'll be the last person on this planet to ever ask a guy out! There is just a fear about that whole situation that I could never picture myself doing it. So who knows...maybe I'll be single forever:) No problem. It's not like I need a man to be father to my girls...they already have that. So I am looking more for me rather than us (meaning me and my girls). I don't want anything serious at this point just someone to hang out with every once in a while, you know, when my girls are with their dad. There are a couple of nice looking single men that I know...but like I said. I'm not asking!

Oh, and on the knitting front...I have slowed way down. It's like I've lost my knitting groove. All I can do at this point is just stare at my unfinished Rogue. I so badly want to finish it so I can wear it and be proud at my first sweater ever. I also have ordered my wool for the Central Park Hoodie KAL and now am just waiting on it to come in. I was reading over the pattern and by what I was looking at, it looks like a simple cable pattern so it should move pretty quick, but we'll see. It's been two weeks though and still no yarn. I have also started on a pair of fingerless gloves and got the first one finished. Mental note to self...take pic and post it. I may frog it and start over but tighten up the tension a little. But it does look nice for a first attempt. I also have the first of Elizabeth's pair of socks complete. She likes it, but I don't. Guess it's not what I think since they're not for me. She wanted a purple pair of socks with a lime green heel and a pink toe (EWWWW). So I'm half way there. Just gotta find my mojo to keep going. Oh, yeah...almost forgot. I'm thinking about dying some more yarn except this time with acid dyes. But like I said, at this point it's still just a thought.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Warning, Heavy Pic Content

Dear blogosphere,

I just wanted to apologize for not updating my blog on a regular basis. I have been in kind of a blog-o-rut. So just to update the world on my goes.

My Rogue, if you remember looked like this a long time ago.

Well, it now looks like this. Hee Hee. I've gotten all the way to the front where the pattern is started again.

Above are pics of the progress including a close up of the start of the pattern on the front and a close up of the pattern up the sides.

Then, here is an awesome pic of my Summer Sock Pals Sock...

Ha Ha! That's all I'm sharing of it for now. It is in the mail as we speak to its new owner. I hope it fits!

There here are some pics of what I got from my secret pal. It was in the Christmas theme and I loved every bit of it. All the way down to the cook little ducky.

I got candles, yarn, smelly good spray, body wash, a bar of soap, and this cool pattern to make a little bag to hold a sock in progress.

Well, I will have to finish telling about the rest of my updates later as the blogger has decided to eat the rest of my pictures. Soooooo, until then. C-ya!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Love it and hate it at the same time...

Ok, most of you know if you have read earlier blog entries that I am a single mother of 2. Well the conditions between me and the X are for the most part ok. Since I moved out in February, he has moved in one girl and her son and moved them right back out and now has another woman living with him and her two sons. Well, my X decided that he wanted to take our girls to Geauga Lake and of coarse the rest of the misfits that live with him. So this past Saturday, after he got done working at the race track he came and picked them up. Since racing is an all day event at Columbus Motor Speedway, he was at my house to pick them up around 11:30-midnight. My girls were super excited to go to Geauga Lake, they didn't care who went with them. Well, that's the part that I love. I love that they enjoy spending time with their father and I love having my peace and quiet and sanity for a few days. But at the same time I hate when they go because I miss them. Yeh, it's nice that they get to spend time with their dad...but I just can't stand not having them around me. I know, I know. Some day I'll have to let them go but for now I'm not gonna. Well anyway, they just got back home last night around 9:30 p.m. and it was great to see them. They had plenty of rollercoaster stories for me. I'm glad they had fun.

On the knitting front...not much going on here. I have been working (slowly) on my Rogue. So far I have completed all of the knitting in the round and straight knitting up the back and I am now working through the pattern in the front. It's become a challenge to remember what I am doing on the wrong side vs. the right side. I now know what it feels like to be completely engulfed in a project. All I know is that I am going to have this done before fall so I can wear it this year. No ands, ifs, or buts about it. But at the same time I am also trying to complete a cute little pair of socks for my youngest and find yarn for my Central Park Hoodie KAL.

One of these days I'll get to my moms to download pics so until then...C-ya

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Life Path Number

As far back as I can remember my favorite/lucky number has always been the number "4". And I did this Life Path Number thingy below and all you have to do is enter your birthday and it selects the number for you. It's just way too freaky that this thing picked my favorite/lucky number all by itself.

Your Life Path Number is 4
Your purpose in life is to build your vision.

You are practical and responsible. You work hard, knowing that there are no shortcuts in life.
You work for a better life for yourself and those you love, but you are not an idealist.
Trustworthy and honest, you also demonstrate great courage. People can count on you.

In love, you are a loyal and committed partner. You are the ideal spouse.

You don't give up easily, and sometimes you can be too stubborn and unwilling to change.
You also can be too conservative at times. You sometime miss out on good opportunities.
Also remember that not everyone can work as hard as you, as disappointing as that is!
What Is Your Life Path Number?

So go ahead and give it a try. C-ya!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Just for a chance to win...

My SP8 Hostess sent out an email with a contest...I'm always up for trying to win something, so here goes...

1. What is your favorite season? I would have to say spring. When all of the flowers are in bloom and the grass is turning green. It's just soooooo pretty :)

2. Where is or would be your favorite place in the world to take a vacation? I would love to visit Hawaii

3. If you could have any job in the world and not worry about finances (everything would be taken care of), which means you'd be doing something you actually like, what would it be? I would have to say a yarn shop.

4. What is your favorite project to knit or crochet? I like knitting socks...alot!

5. What is your favorite food- whether it be a main dish, dessert, snack, whatever? It would have to be my homemade cheesecake. YUM YUM

6. What is your favorite way to relax and unwide? I like to listen to music and knit with an ice cold beverage.

There you go hostess with the mostess! Please put my name in the drawing.

Have a great day as I know I will since I'm outta here at noon today and off tomorrow. YaY! No work for the rest of the week.