Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday BLUES...

Remember when I said that there may be some belly aching going on here at this blog, well pull up a chair cause here it comes...
I redeemed my Mother's Day gift of a pedicure, facial and massage (thank you, Husbank!) on Tuesday. During which I learned of a NEW ailment that I have (falling apart at the seams)(no, that's not it),
Plantar Fasciitis!!!! Good lord, so the balls and heels of both feet just kill me. So now I get to add another specialist to my ever-growing list of high paid Doctors!! glory be

Wednesday was Graduation Day for my 18 year old Daughter Chelsea, during her practice in the A.M., I received a text saying her stomach was killing her. She just did make it to a primary care center, where they said "looks like gall bladder, kidneys, Go to Emergency at Hospital for Blood work and Sonogram"! So after peeing in a cup, blood work without fainting and convulsing, and 60 sonogram images ($$$$$), the little bit of MYLANTA that they had her drink the minute her butt was hanging out of the lovely hospital gowns--took care of the pain ! So low and behold, there were no gall stones, but she has intestinal issues, just like her mother and gets to visit a gastroenterologist......heavy sigh.
Got home with about 40 minutes to get ready and head off to the Big Graduation Ceremony.

During all of this, we had out of state visitors, my step-dad Gary and his wife Jeanne !!!
They came to watch the Graduation Caps fly up in the air and it was a awesome sight. After that we closed up the local BBQ joint while making wonderful new memories. Why is there never enough time to spend with loved ones?

Friday we hosted a party for my Son's Varsity Tennis Team. Fun was had by all, once again, why is it sad when everyone leaves....

Having the blues is the theme of this post for yet another reason....

No it is

Does this

look like this?


NOT $#?$#?!@$>?

Can you see
the difference

Well why didn't you

earlier !?!?!?!

C R A P .

Yes, I ripped it out..
allllll ooouuuttt.

And I will NOT be
starting it over Today.
Not on Blue Saturday.

On a lighter note, I planted this bulb over 4 years ago and it always comes up every year as just green blades, but this year it decided to bloom !!! My Angels surprise me all the time : )

Sunday, May 24, 2009

How's your Memorial Day Weekend??

Won't you come over and sit for a spell with me?
I've got Iced Tea...

We can sit and watch the Peony's bloom....

I could show you all the little cutzie things
around my house....see the curtain pressing
into the screen from the wind...that reminds
me of growing up :)

This is another treasured piece, my Mom was
with me when I bought this birdbath, she's the
one that started my sunflower collecting.

The cute little pink number is moving right
along, I am ready to add my second ball of
luscious yarn

My boys had a party this
weekend and I just had to
include this picture of them
cause THIS is usually NOT what they do in the actually fell
asleep and rolled off into the

Friday, May 22, 2009

Out with the Brown and In with the Pink !!

The old brown shawl is finished and was worn today.

Now it's time for some fun pink yarn !!

Check out this cute little number I am starting.

Starting at the bottom with a #13, no decreases required, instead they have you change needle sizes. This should be quite fun and fast.

Can you see how funky this yarn is?? Its more of a ribbon, very airy , knits up nice and soft.

I had to include a close up of the skein,

cause I love how it unravels.....its those

little things folks :)

I about had a cow yesterday, my two cats (that hate each other) were relaxing very close to each other.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Enjoying my Favorites...

We have had record breaking hot weather, Summer has slapped us in the face..... and I am loving it !!!

I am enjoying my flowering tea daily, each pod is a different arrangement of tea leaves and flowers with the main theme of
Green Tea with Jasmine.

My Pool is my bestest friend ..........
need I say more.

Prancer is my bestest canine friend, she loves to be wherever I am.

This is my most treasured stone, with it comes wonderful memories of my Mom....someone had carved out a basin in it and it holds water. Now my animals drink from it.

Ceramic fish, compliments of Chelsea.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weekend progress

I started a simple summer shawl for myself. This pattern has been shared a million times and I have knit it about 6. I love its "spine" increase. After it is blocked with wires, the shawl is ready for show! I chose a chocolate color this time to match 3 new summer dresses.

I had my first "Flowering Tea" today. What a beauty! You get to watch it bloom in the tea pot. My flavor was Jasmine Green Tea. Delicious, I drank it iced......mmnmnmnmmm

Friday, May 15, 2009

Life's "little" treasures

This is
better known to our family as
'Zero' !!
Named so because she is so small, that she about isn't even there!!
She lives next door and visits almost daily... it is her duty.
Squeezing quietly through a gap in the gate, she will bless me with
her awesomeness and my day is instantly better!!
p.s. The latest on the nest is not good, i haven't seen the Mom sitting on her eggs today....i may have scared her off yesterday...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sock yarn Sweater

This has been very fun to watch grow. I am pulling two different color shades of sock yarn at once. Its a top down pattern from Knitter's Winter 2008, I am using Online supersocke 100 in shades 1047 & 1057.

Look what i have in my yard!!

Its a Pheasant nest with 14 eggs. Holy Cow! Yes, I am a proud mama. Can you imagine having 28 little legs following you around all the time? I can hardly wait till they hatch.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

just cattin' around...

This is Purl...
she is a glamour puss. This is what she and I have been doing today.
She just looks better doing it than me!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trying my hand at this bloggin' !!!

So here it is 1:00 in the A.M. and i cannot sleep again....
and truly what better time to "Create" right ...?
I do believe this blogging world would be a
wonderful place for me to hang out.
Better than laying in bed just thinkin..
Now YOU get to hear my thoughts.