Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This is a continuation from my last post. Let's hope everything works this time. I finished my Loopy Ewe May sock kit. This was my first toe up sock so I'm very proud of it. Thank you Wendy for showing me how to do it!

I promised I'd talk about Disney World also. We had a wonderful time. It was too short. We only had 4 days and 9 people. But we did go to all the parks. Unfortunatly I accidently erased all my pictures the day before we left. And I had some really cute ones of the twins too.

My mother was in all her glory. It's very hard for her to get around anymore but we had 6 adults helping her. She only went to two parks for 1/2 day each. But she was thrilled because she had all her children there and all grandchildren except for 1. My youngest who's in the Marines couldn't make it. We all stayed in a 4 bedroom condo and everyone got along really well! I'm surprised we didn't kill each other. Here's my mom on the way to the airport to go home.

It was good to see a smile on her face. It's been very hard on her since my dad died. And in closing this is what we did after we got home.Aren't they just precious. It was sooo nice to see the twins again. They are coming to visit in July and I can't wait.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lot's of stuff

First off, I've been tagged by Karen, a fellow knitter I met at the Spring Fling. So here goes. Sorry,Karen,I'm not very good on the computer.

1.What was I doing 10 years ago? I was a newlywed with 3 teenage children. Poor Tom didn't know what he was in for!So, I'm sure I was refereeing some fight.

2.What are 5 things on my to-do list today- not in any particular order? work, figure out how to post on this new blog layout, laundry, copy recipe of Beef Brisket for my son-in-law, clean kitty box

3.Snacks I enjoy. I enjoy all food!

4.Places I've lived- Illinois (how boring)

5.Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Buy a big house in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and have lots and lots of animals. The house would also have the best craft room you could imagine.

6 Peeps I want to know more about: I love hearing about everyone. Unfortunately I don't know how to forward this on.

Update:darn it all. I can't figure out anything on this new format. I'll have more when I figure it out.
2nd Update: I just found out it's not me. The sight has been having problems. THANK GOD.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A trip back to a better time

I'm feeling nostalgic this week. First Janice (Jarlady on Ravelry) was on a forum talking about her son working at a camp in Colorado. I asked where it was, and sure enough, it was the same place we vacationed when I was young. My moms siblings would all congragate there and we would all have the best time. The place is Snow Mountain Ranch and if you're looking for a nice vacation spot for your family, this place is the best. Well, it used to be, I haven't been there in many years. Here's my mom and dad at the camp. I'm sure the picture was taken with my Brownie camera.

And this has always been one of my favorite pictures of my dad. This was taken there too.Then my mom is moving in with us June 1st and we're starting to bring her stuff over here. She found this book I had when I was young. It was my favorite book, I was sooo happy to see it again.While we're being nostalgic I also found this picture of my sister, brother, and I. I'm the baby of the family.

I'm going to be a Grandmother in August. Gee, how things change. I can only hope that my kids look back on their childhood and remember the good old days. It was hard for me because there father left when they were very young. I was a single mom for many years. But I'm sure if they search hard enough they'll have a glimpse of what I'm feeling today. Now, here's my mom when we were at Disney World just last month. She was so happy because we were all there except, Casey, my youngest who's in the Marines. My brother and his two little ones and my sister, and me and my family.

I'm not the only one around here that's nostalgic today. I cleaned under my dressers this morning and found bones from yesteryear. The dogs are in heaven.

Now, on to knitting. This is the pair of socks I made for my Spring Fling swap partner, Timmie.

They are the Conwy socks by Nancy Bush. They are made with Claudia Hand Painted in Pistachio. (I love the word Pistachio)

And her is my Swirls socks by Monica Jines that I got in my first Loopy Sock club kit. I really like the way they turned out.

In closing, I hope you can all look back at a much simpler time and say Ahhh, those were the Good Ole Days.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Aging gracefully

I think I see me in this???

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I know I'm loved.

Today, I've been busy cleaning up after my worldly travels. Some of you don't know I actually have 2 dogs. My Elsa is a chocolate lab but she doesn't feel the need to be by me every second of the day. Karen on the other hand is such a lover and thinks I need constant attention from her. I've never had a dog like her. I love both my dogs, but Karen, she is special. She refuses to get into our bed when only Tom is in there. He has tried many times but she just won't do it. As soon as I get in bed, Karen barks at Tom to move out of the way so she can jump in and borrough by my side. If I'm sitting on the sofa she must sit right next to me. If there's not room she will bark at the person sitting next to me until they move. Well, today, I realized there is another time that she will leave my side. When this comes out.

Sorry, it's sideways. But I can't figure out how to turn it around. You get the picture. As soon as I drag this out she's hiding in the bedroom. So today I did a test. I would turn it on and she'd run away. 3 seconds after I'd turn it off she'd peek around the corner.

I did this like 10 times. I'm sure she thinks I'm nuts. But guess what, SHE STILL LOVES ME! Aren't animals wonderful? The cat on the other hand could care less.