Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I love it. I love the yarn, love the construction but am not sure that I will like seaming it up when the knitting is done.
And I FINALLY remembered to take a picture of my medicine cabinet. Which will be painted white on Thursday afternoon and hung in our bathroom.
We've been spending a lot of time in the barn with Punxs. Who is very, very hairy. We try to give him a bath every day (no soap) and blow dry him. The drying takes about an hour and a half to get him good and dry. Jessie's first show of the year is April 11th so we've really got to get moving.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
She already knows to stop what she is doing and pose for the camera. Right before this picture, she was trying her darndest to grab ahold of Todd's hand.
I love the color of this. I do have off work for Good Friday, but am also taking a half a day off on Thursday. It's my plan to finish painting Tyler's room (all the nicks he's put into his walls) clean out his room and we can start laying the floor sometime Friday and Saturday. Jessie's room will have to wait as she is getting a new bed from Todd's grandmother's house and we have to wait for it to make it's way here. And I'm not taking down her waterbed to lay the floor, and then putting her waterbed back up - which is what she wanted me to do:).
Friday, March 26, 2010
Nothing really caught my eye until I saw this (which will be turned upside down to make a table out of):
And then I saw this:
And thought they would be perfect on our deck. I'm putting up the gazebo tomorrow (it is supposed to be in the high 50's and sunny, so I'm ignoring all that white stuff for the moment) so that we will be all ready to enjoy the warm weather. In years past I've put a table and chairs out there so we can eat, but it's rather cramped. So this year, I'm putting out chairs and a glider just to sit. Of course, I need to find another chair and the glider but.....I will. And if the chair is $12.00, I cannot leave it sit, right?
Then, as I was getting ready to walk out the door, I saw the most PERFECT thing for me. And it only had a price tag on it of $15.00. It has a couple small tears but nothing that can't be fixed. And the binding is rather frayed. But I'm thinking to set out on the deck - it's just perfect.
Jessie already tried to hijack the quilt for her bed. Which may still happen. If I'm feeling generous. Maybe.
It was the best $32.00 I've spent in a looonnnngggggggggg time.
And I've decided I'm going back there today or tomorrow. When you see a wooden medicine cabinet (with a mirrored front) and don't think anything of it, even though the price tag is only $5.00, and the sucker is HEAVY, and then you have a dream about that medicine cabinet in your bathroom, that is a sign, right????????
Hope everyone has a sunny weekend
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hope you all have a sunny day!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The mom and dad of our puppy.
You can find the recipe here. Although I did BIG ones, and used crunchy peanut butter. And out of the 24 that I made (I had to triple the recipe), I think we may have 13 or 14 left.
Have a good one,
Saturday, March 20, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
I'm not sure that I will get this done before we leave bright and early tomorrow morning (well, if you count 8:30 as bright and early once the kids get on the bus). But....it's one step closer to being done, right?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I can now say, after a trip to the chiropractor plus my workout at the gym this afternoon (scaled down to relatively easy as more of a stress reliever and loosen up the muscles kinda workout) I think I would prefer to go through childbirth without medication than to deal with this ever again.
This has happened before, and usually happens every 3-4 months on average. But nothing with pain EVER this bad before.
The good news? The chiropractor thinks he can put my neck and back into proper alignment, and I will be seeing a massage therapist to keep the muscles from tensing up again and forcing everything out of alignment.
The bad news? I'll have to deal with some pain for the next few days. Just what I want with a 13 hour drive one way ahead of us.....
The really good news? It was not arthritis that was causing my hip to ache like mad every morning to the point it was hard to walk in the mornings. It was simply my back being out of alignment.
I'll be back with some pictures of the happenings that went on over the weekend - nothing exciting, but we are delivering 1 horse to her new owner tonight. Hopefully I don't have to do anything invovling driving to get her over there...... or turning my head.....or lifting anything.....
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Every now and then something you knit comes out darn near perfect.
I think I may need some sort of clasp or closure at the top, but for now, I am so wearing this to work today just as is.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday night we brought in the next cow to calve. Normally, we'd leave them out in the field but...Todd was leaving the house at 6:00 Saturday morning to drive to southern ohio for an auction. And I just knew that she would have this calf Saturday sometime.
And let's just say she has had trouble in the past and is not the easiest cow to catch. And I'm not standing out in a muddy field trying to rope a cow who is intent on chasing me out of the field and running me over. There are some things I am just not doing. (For the record, I will and have helped to pull calves when needed - as long as they are caught first). So if I have to call in help I wanted her somewhere that we weren't going to be chasing her all over creation.
Saturday morning was not a good morning. All I had left to do on my sweater was the neckband. You think the kids would stop arguing for 20 minutes so I could do it? Nope. Which left us all out of sorts as I finished that, cleaned the house and kept checking on the cow. Who was for all appearances no where close to calving.
Only to walk out the door at 11 a.m. as we are rushing to get to the final basketball game of the season to hear "the moo."
The one that means get away from my baby.
A quick look at the cow and calf - it was breathing and trying to get up, take the kids to Jessie's basketball game (where they tied 8-8), eat lunch at Wendy's, run home to check on mom and baby, and back to Acres of Fun for a round of laser tag and roller skating, to come home and grab pizza and wait for the kids friends' to arrive to spend the night.
Which we aren't doing for a very long time as all four of them were up pretty much all night long.
But I did get my Short Lucky finished and blocked, and it is drying now. Hopefully tonight it will be dry and I can get some pictures.
Once again, a pretty bad picture that doesn't show the true green of this yarn.......
Thursday, March 4, 2010
HOWEVER, I LOVE this sweater. And I think I'm getting faster with doing this rib pattern. Too bad it took me through most of the sweater until it clicked in my brain which rows you start out with a knit stitch and which rows you start out with a purl stitch and which rows you start out the same. Now I can do this by memory as long as I keep track of what row I am on.....
It's a good thing this is knit from the bottom up - it got the boring stuff out of the way, and now with all the shaping you do, it keeps it interesting.
this picture is taken before I totally finished knitting the back
I now have the back done and am halfway up the right front. All I have is the left front, the neckline, collar, sleeve edgings and some finishing to do, I think.
Which is good cause I really, really, really want to wear it this weekend.
this yarn though? I'm not sure about. I've had 2 skiens (out of the 4 I've wound so far) that have had split yarns and cut yarns in them.......which means lots of weaving in of the ends. I do love the color and the fabric it created, but if every skein is going to be wound into 4 or 5 balls, that is a pain!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It was fun - trotting and cantering around the field through the snow. She still remembers how to be a western pleasure show horse. Sit back, hit the cruise control button and go.
But anyhow....I was looking at the cows and thought Mittens looked a little uncomfortable. The blacksmith arrives, I end my ride, hold both horses while I catch up with him (when I showed horses I almost always showed against either him or one of his brothers and sisters), and as we are looking at the cows he even makes the comment that Mittens looked uncomfortable.