Monday, July 27, 2009

All over the board

That is where this post is going:) hehe


I've been swamped. And so grateful that I have a good job where I don't work 40 hours a week, but after last week (I think I logged 66 hours between Monday a.m. and Saturday night at 9:00 p.m.) I am so thankful that I normally only work 30 hours a week.


Jessie's 4-H projects are chugging right along. Oreo is large. Her pig is large. Who incidentally she has not named, so I've taken to calling them porky. I know.....original. Her feeder calf has been weaned and has a halter on. 45 days to keep everyone on track with weight, get her feeder calf walking and convince her heifer that standing there without licking her to death or chewing on her is a good thing. Ally is a pain in the BUTT she is way to friendly.


We've been spending about 3 hours of quality time out in the barn most every day. Not all at once - we've taken to breaking it up - some in the afternoon when I get home from work, with the majority of the time in the evenings. And she is out there every morning like clockwork making sure everyone has water and hay and is comfortable. I have not been brave enough to let her feed them - some of the supplements we are feeding are rather expensive, and I don't want her feeding too much or not enough. But that is ok. She is only 9 and is pulling more than her weight in taking care of the animals.


Tyler starts school in 2 weeks. Yes, in 2 weeks I will drop my baby off at the elementary school for 3 mornings a week. So he can get acclimated to the school before all the big kids come back to school. And in 3 weeks he will get on that big yellow bus and be gone all day every day.




HURRAY!!!



Can you tell both him and I are so ready for school to start????? Seriously, I love my kids but it is time. And he is so excited to start school.


And I have 2 finished knits inbetween the craziness we have called summer:




Yes, I did finish up the second sleeve of the karate sweater at 5:00 a.m. before going to work on Saturday. Which I love this sweater and wore it saturday to work and received lots of compliments on it.

I've had lots of time to sit and knit while waiting for judgings to be completed. The third sweater for ME is about 1/3 of the way done. Can you tell I am selfish? But....I have not brought myself a brand new sweater in......um.......5 years.....lots of hand me downs from my mom or my SIL, lots of sweaters brought from yard sales. But these are brand new sweaters knit just for me (I have broughten lots of the yarn on clearance or off of ebay).


I have not touched my sewing machine, but I do have to crank out 2 quilts that I enterd in our county fair. So I guess I'd better start thinking about that soon. Although I cheated and entered a lap quilt, a table runner and a sweater. No bed quilts this year. Just not enough hours in the day.


I won't mention my garden til I drag myself out there tonight after Jessie's clothing judging. When I was out there last week - the only thing I had growing were tomatoes, peppers and corn. The green beans, peas and beets grew about an inch, and then died out. It's been a wierd summer here - cool with not much rain until this last week.
I still have about 200 blog posts to read and catch up on. And I'm really trying to visit you all - I will get there eventually! So hang in there with me, please.....
Until later,
Kris

15 comments:

Michaela said...

As always, you are super busy. How you do it all?
I love those sweaters. I have no patience for knitting, so I admire it even more.
Take it easy!

APA said...

It's so much fun stopping in here and feeling all your energy!

Personally, I love Porky for the piggies. :)

And it's a great idea to have the youngest children come into the classroom to aclimate before the older students come charging in. I know your son will take to his school, teachers and classmates quickly and happily. It's great he's excited. That's a step in the right direction towards success!

As for Jessie, you've heard me say it before...she's an amazing young girl and she's only 9! I love her commitment to her animals and her 4-H projects. Go Jessie!

Good for you for knitting yourself up some beautiful new sweaters!!! You totally deserve it.

Enjoy these last July days!

Ana :)

Julie said...

sounds like a busy time!
julie :)

scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like you've been super busy. I love the sweaters... Hugs.

Nancy M. said...

You've been so busy! I hope your work will stay fairly normal for now. That is a lot of hours, especially if you're used to less than half of that! Your daughter sounds wonderful being so helpful!

jacquie said...

glad to see i'm not the only one running a bit behind. you're working a LOT of hours. love the sweaters!!!

Julie said...

Oh, I think 30 hours would be wonderful! As it is, I'm hoping that by going virtual (working from home), I'll get a bit more accomplished. Hoping to start working from home in a few months.
We had our 4-H fair last week. I've gone a few times, but didn't make it this time. I love seeing the clothing. I'd never want to sew my own, but I think its great what those kids can make. I don't think we have a county fair any longer, just the 4-H one. I haven't ever been to the big KS fair, but I've been to the MO one, years ago to see Alan Jackson (I took my mom, who loves him)!
Have fun with all the happenings.

Dena said...

Wow, you've been busy. Don't forget to take a few minutes out of your day for yourself. Those blogs do add up, don't they? I'm have been trying to catch-up on mine for the last couple of weeks. LOL

warren said...

Well done! That white-ish sweater looks esp awesome to my eyes!

Philigry said...

oh, the knits are so great! i love them. i have not quilted in so long! i need to finish one that i started in april.

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