Thursday, October 30, 2008
I'm not feeling too much pressure to pack because we'll still be renting this house for a while, so everything can stay until I get around to bringing it to the new house. Movers are coming Sunday to get the big items for us, and Mike will do our beds.
Not sure how I'll sleep tonight. It's better than Christmas Eve!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This was just the good news I needed today. We heard back from our landlord, and they won't let us out of the lease. Therefore, Mike and I will need to continue paying it while we live in our new house. Which will really stink, but we are too excited about our new house, and know that we made the best choice.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Last night was pot luck at our church. Remember I mentioned they do this every month or so and they had one again to celebrate Halloween. The kids played games, wore costumes, and got these incredible grocery bags full of loot!
It was great to be able to tell everyone that we would be moving in to the house officially, and people even offered help. What a wonderful community we have found. We are truly blessed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
It makes me feel so good to know she loves it as much as I loved making it for her.
Now....who to make something for? This is fun giving away knitted items to those you love, especially when appreciated.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
What a great trip we had!! We enjoy cousin Larry and his family's company so much. Mike especially enjoys being with Larry. They share a lot of the same interests and same ideas. I especially enjoy seeing Mike so relaxed and at peace when we visit them.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We are heading down to Southern Virginia to visit cousin Larry and his family. They live on an absolutely beautiful piece of property, Larry is a tree farmer. Mike and Jake will do a little hunting, the girls will enjoy the pool (yes, still open and nice enough to swim in October) and of course I'll do some knitting.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It just makes me sit in awe at what those men, back in 1787, accomplished. Our Constitution! Imagine the heated debates! Would of loved to have been a fly on the wall.
Gosh, have I ever said how I love homeschooling my kids?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Guess being an addict can sometimes be a good thing. Tell me what you think.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I've been doing school work (with the kids), house work, laundry and of course plenty of knitting. I'll finish Laura's wrap for her 50th birthday today, and should even have time to block it. Maybe I'll post a picture tomorrow.
When a knitter is in the process of finishing one project she/he spends almost as much time figuring out what will be worked on next. Or at least I do. So yesterday morning I spent a lot of time figuring out what I wanted to make my dad for Christmas and then discovering I didn't have anything in my stash (yarn in waiting to those of you who don't knit) that would work for the project I decided on.
Which can only mean I had to place a call to my favorite yarn shop back in Connecticut!! My good friends Sue and Paula, found exactly what I needed, and it was all in the bargain bin for 50% off!! No kidding!! So, since I saved all that money I then put them to work to fill the box, that was already now coming to Virginia anyway, with a some more yarn for the stash. Woooooo Hoooooo!!
Now I need to find something to work on until the box arrives! Oh the woes of a knitter!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We had to renegotiate the contract on the house because the appraisal came in lower than buying price. Which is good for us. One more hurdle to hop over that is all. Because it is a new construction there are a lot of forms that need to be completed that we have to wait on. But, we still expect to close before the end of October.
As for knitting, I'm still working on Laura's 50th birthday gift. Almost finished there and formulating the next project. Thinking Dad will get something knitted for Christmas.
Today we all go to mass at 1:00, and then we will do some shopping. Haley is in need of warmer clothes. Then off to Liberty University for Jacob's piano lesson.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In fact I really need to limit how much I watch because I get obsessed. Although I am extremely tired of the election coverage, I can't help but be watching. So, I am extremely excited about the debate tonight. Maybe because it is the only one scheduled between the two VP candidates.
I'll be allowing Jacob to stay up and watch. Consider it a lesson for school.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here it is the sweater I made my mother for Christmas.
I bought the pattern and yarn back in April. Stored them, packed them, and then moved them to Virginia. Strated it September 10 and finished it yesterday. Hopefully she will get some use out of it in Florida!! Now that she is 70, she is cold more often than not! LOL
Now that I'm on a role with knitting and giving it away. I decided to make my sister Laura something for her 50th birthday coming in November. She apprciated her purse so much. I started this wrap last night out of a beautiful alpaca yarn. She should get plenty of use out of it in Utah!!