Friday, March 30, 2007


Of pics again today. I will try to take some this weekend.

Savy is going to spend the night with MiMi and Poppy tonight. She can hardly wait, as always. She loves them so much!! After they pick her up I am going to try to shoot over to Mardels. Savy is in Pre-K and only goes for a couple of hours a day. She loves doing her "lessons" and we are running out. I have been doing age related workbooks with her for a couple of years and she just loves it. I want to pick up some more stuff to work on in the afternoons and this summer. It is important to me that she has a firm grasp on everything she is learning now before Kindergarten. It helps that she loves doing the workbooks! She is so smart but she is left handed and having trouble with writing. She will write backwards a lot. Her teacher had a lefty son and said he had some of the same issues. She is doing so good and I am so proud of her!!! But of course..she is my daughter so of course I think she is the best!

Saturday is the knit in! I am excited. I will try to remember to take some pics while I am there. I am so close to finishing the shorts. I am so excited! I can not wait to wear them.

I am hoping to hear from my SP pal soon. The one I send to! She has not posted in over 2 weeks and has not responded to my emails. Not even the one that says I sent her a package. I hope she is ok and just out of town. Anyway, the pal who got me seems very sweet. She is house hunting in CA. Hmmm...that is a clue to her identity! Anyway, I hope she finds the perfect home and is having a wonderful time.

The last couple of days I have been taking 2 kids from across the street to school as well. Their dad just got a job and has to leave before school starts. Their mom has always had to leave early. She came over and asked if they could come over at 7:30 then go to school with us. Savy looves this! Michelle is her best friend even though she is in 4th grade. I did find out that they have been waiting outside in the morning. I was horrified. It is still slightly dark at 7:30 and they just wait on the porch until after 8:00 when the bus comes. Their door is even locked. I guess their parents were worried about leaving them in the house alone. I guess they thought they would miss the bus or make a mess. Anyway, I am hoping that they just let them continue to come over. I worry about them being outside alone. Anything could happen. Maybe I am just overprotective but you just never know these days.

Well, have a little picking up to do before going to get my sweet girl from school. Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just a quick note

Just a quick post to let you know I am still alive. I will try to make a longer entry later.

A huge thank you to my SP10 partner and everyone else for making such sweet comments about my wee ones. I think they are beautifull too, though..I think every mommy does. I hope you are having a wonderful vacation! I am so excited about SP10!!

Nothing new on the knitting front. Still working on the shorts. They work up pretty quickly. I hope to finish them on Saturday night at the Knit In at Gourmet Yarn if not before. OH...that reminds me. I still don't know what I am going to cook for the knit in. I better figure something out soon.

I have class tonight and will probably stay up there a little late to get some much needed studying done.

Must go pick up Savy! See ya!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

SP10 current projects

Right now I am working on an interlac scarf that I recieved from my winter scarf knit kit swap partner on swap bot. I think it is going fairly well. This is the first time I have tried interlac. Due to the colors, I think it will make a nice gift for one of the men in my family at Christmas. Of course, I will have to wait and see how the complete project turns out first.

I am also very excited to be working on some SHORTS. Yes, you heard me right. It is the first pattern I have seen for shorts that I like. I decided to knit the by knitting with my stash because I desperately need to do this. I found some Berroco yarn that I got on sale at a LYS that went out of business quite some time ago. I can't wait to lounge around in them this summer. I have already finished one side and am working on the other.

Oh, here is some sock yarn I picked up when I was in Fredericksburg, Texas visiting my dad.

Well, off to go to some estate sales with mom this morning. I will probably find something to carry on about later today. Can't wait for Savy to come home tomorrow!! I miss her so much!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Computer Hell

If I wasn't in SP10..I might just throw this hunk of junk in the trash. My computer froze 3 times in a row. Of course this is happening while I am trying to make a post!! I just want to scream! So here is try #3...I think.

David, Dax, and I got in late last night from visiting my Dad in Fredericksburg. We left Savy with them for the week of spring break. They are taking her to the beach and over to Mexico to do some shopping. I know she will have a blast but I will miss my crazy girl. She always makes me laugh.
Here are some pics of the kids at my dad's Bar-B-Q stand during trade days. Dax had a blast trying to drive the golf cart and waving at everyone he saw. Savy loved helping the teenage girls out selling the food. She followed them everywhere. It was the cutest thing.

Mom came over and hung out for the day. She is my best friend so I missed her like crazy. We unwound a magic yarn ball she got in a swap, we divided up some sock yarn I bought at a yarn store in Fredericksburg. She also helped me fold some laundry and clean up the playroom. I swear it looked like a tornado hit. We left such a mess while trying to get pakced and get out of town of Friday. She was a dream as always.

I am counting down the days until I get my mp3 player. David is going to get me one for mother's day. I know he is going to go ahead and get it soon because I started working out several days a week. The treadmill doesn't have as much appeal when you are watching everyone else jam while you break a sweat to the sound of the machines. He is so awesome.

Well the computer is going insane again so I am going to publish before I loose my mind. I will post again tomorrow if I am not in the looney bin chanting about how much I hate our stupid computer!! Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Campfire Cuties

We had our weekly campfire meeting last night and I finally took some pictures. One of our little ones, Cassie, was not there so I will try to take some pics next time as well. Aren't they too cute?!! My co-leader finally decided to run a few meetings! Yay! It is a big help, especially right before a test. I know she has been nervous to do so but kids don't care! They just want to have a great time. Of course she did just fine as I knew she would. I told her...I have never had a clue what I was doing and it always turns out fine! I am not sure if I am going to lead next year. I will sure miss it if I don't!! It will just and family are most important right now! I think I overloaded a bit this year. My strange mind..thinking a stay at home mom has the time and should participate in everything. LOL! I seem to have less time now than when I worked! Not really sure if this is true. Our minds can play tricks on us when we think about the past. :)

I was trying to take a pic of Dax but he was much too interested in the camera!

Speaking of tests. I find out what I made on my last one tonight. I am keeping my fingers crossed for another A. We shall soon see.

We will be going to my Dad's for a few days during spring break. They want to keep Savy for the week. We will come back on Monday and leave her there. I think they are taking her to the beach. She will have fun but I know I will be dying for her return!

I got my secret pal for SP10! I am soo excited. My pal commented as well! Let the "fun" begin!

I must go...Have a great day!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

SP10 Questionaire

Here is my SP10 Questionaire..

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? OK, I admit it..I am becoming a yarn snob. I love anything soft. Alpaca is probably my fav right now. I like wool and cashmere. I also love cotton. I think I might make a summer sweater out of some pretty cotton. I am also starting to get addicted to sock yarn...everyone warned me..I didn't believe here I am wondering when I will cast on another pair. I do not like itchy yarn, fun fur, or cheap acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? My mom bought me an awesome namaste bag from a LYS. I still need to organize all my "knitting notions" in something. I can never find what I need.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, interm, or advanced? My lovely mother taught me to knit when I was little. Of course I did not follow through but then came begging to be taught again in my 20's. So I have been knitting for about 5-7 years. I would consider myself to be intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Didn't even know you could...sounds like a good idea. I am sure it would help out my hubby during gift times.

5. What is your favorite scent? I love anything with a food smell(apple, cinnamon roll, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, etc..) I also like rose, lavender. Just nothing that smells like my grandma's perfume though I loved her so.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes, I love everything from hard candy to chocolate. I also love sour and salty. I love all the gourmet foods like jams, pickeld things, etc..

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? No, I do not spin..maybe someday but it is not in my near future. I am wanting to start embelishing my daughter's jeans with ribbons, etc.. I am in a sweepstaking group. I guess right now the main thing is just far as crafts go..unless I am doing crafts with my sweet Savy girl.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? I like everything except heavy metal, rap, or classical. I like country, 80's & 90's, and new rock or easy listening stuff on radio. Yes, my comp will play them.

9. What is your favorite color? Any colors you just can't stand? I don't really like pastel colors. I like pretty much everything else.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have been married for a little over a year to a miracle of a man!! I have a beautiful 5 year old daughter named Savannah (Savy), and an 8 month old handsome son named Daxton (Dax or Deebo). I have a collie named lady and a black cat named Shadow.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens, ponchos? I wear them all except the ponchos. Kind of grew out of that phase.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Everything...I have not found anything I hate yet. Socks are great, scarfs, hats, fingerless gloves, bags, sweaters, really anything.

13. What are you knitting right now? Just finished a pair of knee socks. Am working on an interlac scarf from a swap.

14. Do you like to recieve handmade gifts? Absolutely!! Recieving something someone took the time to create is a special thing.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer circular and bamboo double point.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift. No..I always have to go over and wind my yarn at mom's, the LYS, or sit in my chair and hope I don't end up with a big mess.

17. How old is your oldest UFO. Only a few months.

18. What is your favorite holiday? That is a hard one..probably Christmas because I love watching people open their gifts, especially my kids.

19. Is there anything you collect? Not right now.

20. Any books, yarns, needles, or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I don't have many pattern books so of course I want them all. You can not ever have enough yarn so yes, I really want to try the knit pics mom got hers yesterday and I am jealous. I don't have any subscriptions but wish I did.

21. Are there any new techniques you would like to learn? Anything new. Knitting on 2 circulars or magic loop. Really anything new.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your food measurements? Of course I am..LOL. I wear a size US 7 shoe.

23. When is your birthday? October 19.

Yeah..I am so excited!! I can't wait for SP10 to start!

Dax's Mohawk

I had class last night so David was "in charge" of the troops. During bath time Savy made Daxton's hair into a mohawk. David put him to bed that way and when I got him up this morning it was still sortof there. I had to share some pics. It is hard to see it but it is there. I also taught him to raise his little arms over his head when I say "Touch down, Boomer Sooners". It is pretty awesome!

On the knitting front...not a whole lot going on. Boo Hoo! I did start the interlac scarf from my Winter Scarf knit kit swap. I think I am starting to get the hang of it. Of course, I always have mom's help if I get stuck. She is such a great knitter!! I was lucky to have her teach me the tricks of the trade. I will post a pic when I get a little further along.

I did finally find out I am officially in SP10. I will post my questionaire next.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Weird Me

Ok mom! I know you tagged me several days ago. David is going to help me think up 10 weird things about me so here goes...

1. When making a sandwich. Meat must touch the mustard. Cheese must touch the mayo. I don't know if it changes the taste but it just "has" to be that way!
2. By no means can two different foods go into my mouth at the same time! They have to be eaten seperately.
3. The different types of food on my plate can not be mixed together. I think this has to do with the previous weird thing about me. I go to great pains to make sure of this.
4. Repetative noises drive me insane. Especially when I am trying to go to sleep. Examples..the dog licking, water trickling, my husband snoring-fortunately that has been corrected with a C-Pap machine.
5. The toilet paper has to come from the bottome. NOT from over the top of the roll. If it is..I will promptly change it.
6. I have to have something to drink when I go to bed. Of course I rarely drink it in the night but if it is not there I will wake up thirsty. It never fails.
7. I do not like my feet to be out from under the covers. If I am hot I will still make sure my feet are covered. When I was little I was afraid something would come out from under the bed and eat my toes. LOL
8. I still make my mom hide easter eggs for me so I can look for them. You would never know that I have kids of my own.LOL
9. I do not like to touch raw meat. I will make my husband do it if at all possible.
10. I married my husband, the weirdest of all. If you knew him you would understand!

I know there are hundreds more but I had a hard time with these. Most of them pertain to food. If I think of any more I will edit.