Monday, December 24, 2007

What love goddess am I?

Just something fun. :-)











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Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's done!



finally finished DS's blanket. He took a nap and I decided to take advantage of it and finish the stitching on the blanket.









And just because, here is a picture of CeeVee hanging around the blanket :-)



Monday, December 10, 2007

It's -6 degrees. Brrrrrrr

For some reason, I don't remember it getting this cold this early in December. Thankfully we have a nice blanket of snow so our heat is staying where it should be. But brrrrrr, it's cold outside. DS was asking to go outside yesterday. I had to tell him as soon as it warmed up a little bit. Problem is it didn't really warm up. We did take a short trip to walmart and that cured him, lol.

Not making much progress on the blanket. I finished that first blue square and I've been kind of stalled. ... Didn't help that DS decided to "play" and he ripped the yarn and those first few rows I had on the needles had to be tossed cause I don't know how to repair the yarn. ... *Big sigh*

In the next few weeks, or maybe later, I'm gonna have to work on a painting project. If you know me than you know I hate painting. :-( But it's for a good reason.

Also found out some bad news on Friday. So that kind of threw everyone in a funk for the whole weekend.

But on the brighter side my place got clean and for the most part I feel rested. I'm just not looking forward to the fit I will have to deal with when I bring DS to daycare. He does not want to go out. Not sure if it's cause of the cold or becuase he wants to watch TV.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The chair





Long story short: About 6 years ago I took an upholstery class and had a chair as my project piece. For reasons I care not to go into I wasn't able to finish the class. Thus my chair languished for years in my garage half-ripped apart BEGGING to be taken care of.

Last year about this time I (with some nudging from my guy) decided to finish it. He helped me tons by scouring sales on ebay to find "just the right" leather and the finishing nails. He helped me put on the back of the chair. He can hammer better and straighter than me since he's a carpenter. Well, then I stopped working on the chair when I got to the seat. Can you believe *a year later* I still haven't finished the chair? Tonite I started puttering with it. It's time to put this pony to bed, lol. Know what? I don't think the leather is gonna fit! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is so fustrating cause I cut the leather bigger than the original piece. If I want it to fit there is got to be almost no padding. *shaking head*.

Here is CeeVee checking it out.

Come to a conclusion

I am a bad Nablopomo'er, lol. Thanksgiving really threw me off.

*sigh*

Well, I'm back to working on the blanket for my DS. I started the fourth square last night. So only 5.5 more to go. At the rate of 1/2 square a night I figure I can get it done in plenty of time for Christmas. IF I don't do any other knitting. *big gulp*

I also started reading

I've only got about 50 pages left. Very touching story. Learned A LOT about the Packers too, lol. I won't discuss anything about this book since I know a woman in my mom's group is waiting to read this book and I don't want to ruin it for her but we all know how this one ends :-).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Messed up already

I already went a few days without posting for Nablopomo (or something along those lines). I have pretty good excuses actually. I had company this weekend, I finished the second mitten on Sunday and Monday I had to work :-(.

I didn't have anything terribly exciting going on anyways except that I learned about Igoogle from my SIL. Oh how neat is that?! So, of course, I had to tell my boss about it and she's loving it, especially for home since we have Macs at work and they already have the neat widgets. Even my coworker got on the Igoogle fan train and opened a google account (hee hee).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mitten

I finished my first mitten this morning. Ended up bringing DS late to daycare because of it, but it was worth it. I think I sat with the pattern in my hand for about 45 mins. last night trying to grasp the part of the pattern after you finish the thumb and have to pick up three stitches around the thumb. Finally I just did what the pattern said but I ended up passing the stitches back to the working needle or something. In any case I got it done. It didn't take very long either. Of course I haven't taken of photo of it yet but will post soon as I can.

Hopefully Sunday I will be able to start the next one. I have company this weekend and don't think I will be able to start it before then.

On another note, I've been listening to Lime and Violet. OMgosh they are funny. I feel like I'm sitting in the living room with a couple of girlfriends and just being silly and fun. I do hope they do a new podcast soon. I haven't had much opportunity to listen to many other knitting podcasts. But another one I've been enjoying is manic moms (or something like that). Very insightful stuff.

Anywho, that's my ramble for the night.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Darn it, I want that button!

I feel this urge to have the Nablopomo button on my blog. That cat is just calling to me. I think what I will do is just write from date to date rather than the rest of the month of November. That would work, right?


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Isn't it cute? There really is no reason I can't blog everyday. I sit in front of a computer so much of the day that it almost seems rediculous. (Yes, I know I spelled that wrong but the coffee hasn't kicked in)

So if I count yesterday that means I only need to blog every day until December 13. That will leave 12 days for Christmas shopping. (Oh no, did I say that?)

So here we go, off on another great adventure.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November is NaBloPoMo! (try saying that 3 times fast)

I was listening to Manic Mommies today and discovered November is NaBloPoMo. Well, that's all fine and good but I just heard about it so I guess I can't really participate in it since the month is nearly half over. Besides, I usually don't have a lot to say other than I thought about knitting but didn't get to cause my son took my time. :-)

Honestly, I work, come home, clean, play with my son, knit, exercise, sleep (not necessarily in that order or all in the same night). Course it could be neat to look back and see that on such and such date I actually DID something.

Since started this blog (however long ago it was) I had no clue what I wanted to write about. I knew I should keep it happy and not speak unkind words about anyone -- not that I would!!! And it's already undergone one "revision" so to speak. I wasn't thinking about posting about my knitting when I started this. This was just a place to put my rambly thoughts. I guess that goes to show how much I've matured (grown) :-P since then.

I have been thinking about changing the template but I have no experience in doing that. I thought I was so cool when I learned some basic html. Basic html is not gonna help me on this one.

Well, in any case, I may still check out NaBloPoMo cause they have a cool badge with a cat on it. And we all know how much of a cat person I am.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Couple books ...

Since I've last posted I've listened to two audiobooks. Since I've gotten an MP3 player I've been requesting audiobook CDs from the library like crazy. I absolutely *love* listening to them when I go out on walks, while I knit or when I'm cleaning. They are *the bomb* (inside joke :-) ) Between those and podcasts I'm in Seventh Heaven :-)

The first one I listened to was "Life of Pi"
This book took a while for me to get into. It was such a slow start; explaining about the zoo, his family, and how Pi came to practice 3 religions. Then it seemed to move so quickly into the shipwreck. Then when it got to the part of him being in the lifeboat with Richard Parker it made me really think. I suppose this will be one of those books that will be a profound impact on my life but I'm not sure how just yet. When I got to the end I just stopped and thought about it. Then thought about it some more. I'm still thinking about it and it's been a few weeks since I've listened to it.

Ahhhh, but I digress, lol. I seen that there will be a movie made on this book. I wonder how close they will keep it to the original story. I'm sure the actors and the animals will be nothing like I've imagined them.

The next book I listened to was "The Red Tent"


Here is another book that I think will have a profound impact of me. What a wonderful story. I could not wait until the end. I found myself amazed at what women went through during biblical times. The hardships they had -- especially during labor and giving birth. Thank goodness for pain relief nowadays. I had always known that before modern times giving birth was somewhat like Russian roulette but this really opened my eyes to that aspect.

I cried right along with Dinah when she lost her love. I weeped when she gave birth and ultimately "lost" her son when he was sent to school. That would be absolutely awful to give birth to a child and not be acknowledged properly as the mother and treated like a second-class citizen. I got weepy-eyed when I realized she would eventually marry a carpenter. The ending was perfect too. I don't think the writer could have done a better ending.

On the needles I've got the third square of DS's blanket. I'm also going to make him a pair of mittens with extra long cuffs. One of the things that put a damper on winter fun last year was that his gloves didn't protect him like they should and he was always getting snow in his gloves/mittens. People in one of my knitting groups directed me to some great-looking mitten patterns that you make with two needles rather than in the round. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to work with DPNs again but I was thinking flat mittens would be quicker. Oh well, lol, we will see.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My first pair of socks

Aren't they gorgeous!? They fit DS perfect too.


I actually the second sock a little more than a week ago. I'm just so proud of myself.

Now I'm working on a 9-square blanket for my DS. I've got the first square done. It's the country cousins pattern from Lionbrand. So I still need to decide what color should go with "apple red"




And since I'm on here I thought I would post my recent projects. I made a flat panel hat for DS. It's a pretty lemon yellow. The model is Sad Sam. :-)



I made this scarf out of homespun yarn. I didn't have a particular pattern. Just wanted to practice my purling.


This was my third scarf. It was made with Paton's Yarn.



I can't remember the "type" of yarn but it was a furry type yarn. Oh it is so soft. I would love to make a bolero out of this yarn but I fear it would be expensive. :-) I do remember that the color was platinum.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I did it!


I finally finished my first sock. After having to frog it at the end of last week and being able to do a marathon knitting session this weekend I finished it this morning. I think considering it was my first sock and I don't have a lot of knitting experience I kicked butt! LOL.

The second photo is my DS wearing his sock. Not sure if he really likes it but I'm sure this winter he will! :-)

Friday, September 28, 2007

I frogged it :-(

I was *thiiiiiiis* close to being done with that sock, but I dropped some stitches and had to tear out some rows. Since I'm not so good at picking up those dropped stitches I had to take out another row and was using almost all my DPN's to hold stitches and then went to put them back on the proper DPN's. Well, then I somehow got my yarn wrapped around the sock so it was going through the inside of the sock and I couldn't fix it. Then I noticed I had accidentally knitted the working yarn into the sock :-( OMGosh, but the time I was done untangling the mess I was so little of the sock left that I decided to tear it all out and will just start from the beginning. It had mistakes in it anyways. :-( I'm just so bummed cause I've been working off and on it for near a month.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My first sock


It's been a bumpy road for my first sock. I already know that the second one will go so much more smoothly. First I couldn't figure out the ribbing, then I couldn't figure out how to short row the heel. Then it took me a little bit to figure out what it mean by "picking up the stitch" Now I'm in the home stretch -- finishing up the gussett and I realized I had the sock inside out, lol. Patience, that what I keep telling myself.

I showed a coworker this sock yesterday. She was impressed that I've learned to this on my own. I told her I've had help from a knitting board and have done LOTS of research on the web and in books. I told her when she was ready to try sockmaking I would borrow her my pattern.

I cannot wait for DS to try the socks on. DH already said "make me a pair with cashmere" LOL. He may have been joking but that's okay. I will look for a cashmereblend of yarn after I found out if cashmere blend is good for sockmaking, lol.

After this pair of socks I think I will make a second hat for DS. The first one I made ended up being too short. He likes it but it's just not long enough.

*sigh* One of these days I'm gonna take pictures of all the projects I've finished since the knifty knitter hats and post them. I'm very proud of what I've accomplished so far.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Breakfast at Tiffany's ~ The book

I read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" this month in my online book group. I have never seen the movie and didn't have any idea as what to expect. Never knew that the movie was based on a book.

I was amazed at Capote's style of writing and the frank writing of stuff that we today consider "normal" but back then was considered in bad taste. I enjoyed the book. I thought it was a sweet story for a love that would never be. I was a bit sad at the end when she let the cat go but I've always been a sucker for a cat. :-) But was pleased when she tried to go back and find it.

It kind of reminds me of a Michener novel. The one in particular is "Caravans". That I have read twice. I am profoundly amazed at the fact that a young woman took charge of her destiny, left her home country, left her husband and joined a caravan in the dessert and was ultimately kicked out of the country. To not worry about tomorrow or the day after is definitely not something I could do, lol.

Friday, September 21, 2007

In the Big Boy bed (and some other rambles)

Never thought I'd see the day, but that's where DS is right now, lol. I actually got him to take a nap on that bed too. :-) But right now he's in his room, on the big bed, with the door open. I'm a bit apprehensive as to how this is gonna be, lol. He was upset at the thought of the door being closed, even though he's the one who usually closes it. He is most definitely feeling better. He refused medicine today after the first dose was given this morning. We ran up to Michael's and I bought some of that homespun yarn to make him an afghan. I have no idea if I will be able to make him one out of two skeins but I'm willing to at least start it. I can always get more yarn. :-)

I also ran to the LYS to ask for help on the start of the heel of the sock I am working on. I have no idea how to do a SW (slip & wrap). One of the women on a knitting board I to do referred me to a woman's blog that explains it in more detail. I will check into it this weekend.

Well, turns out that the pattern I got didn't give a good explanation of what that stitch it. The woman at the LYS was very nice in showing me the stitch, but admitted she's never made a sock with that type of heel. She showed me a pattern that has the kind of heel she usually does. Even though I'm sure I could have gotten the pattern or one similar online I bought it just cause she was so helpful. DH seems to think this is gonna be a pricey pair of socks, but I said "Remember what the woman said about it being entertainment?" He said "That's what the TV is for." LOL He's so cute! :-)

This Sunday is the Bishop's installation. So looking forward to that. I think it's gonna be exciting and all that good stuff. Then, hopefully, after this it will be quiet for a while. :-) I think we all could use a breather. The last three months have been kind of a whirl.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Starting to see the light!

Thursday we will have our special issue done. I will be so happy to get it done. I swear me and my coworkers are getting absolutely loopy! Having the three-day weekend coming up really threw a wrench into everything and we had to move deadlines up. Can't say that I'm too upset about that! Then we start the countdown to the Ordination. I'm so excited to go to that. I've never been to the Cathedral in the twin cities and I will get to buy a new outfit! :-)

Anywho, I'm still trucking on with the WW. I'm so thrilled to see that scale go down. I'm only 9 lbs away from my goal. I'm debating on whether to try for a lower weight or if I should be happy with what I accomplish.

Still working on a scarf. This past weekend I bought a set of circular needles and can't wait to make DS a hat. Don't know what happened to the one I made for him on the knifty knitter. LOL Oh well!

Friday, August 17, 2007

My goodness, it's been a while

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. Good thing I don't have hundreds of adoring fans waiting for every word I write or I'd be in trouble, lol.

Well, a lot has happened since my last post. My diocese got a new bishop and we've been working crazy to get our special issues done. I'm very happy do say we kicked butt! :-) But we still have a couple more to do. And I get to go see the ordination to bishop-hood (Is that even a word?) I'm going to be a photographer!

I haven't had much time until recently to knit. Even then it was just 8 rows or so. My book reading has kind of gone my the wayside. I'm currently listening to John Saul's "Perfect Nightmare" He's got me hooked, as always. I do enjoy his books.

And I've also started weight watchers on my own. Technically on my own but I've got TONS of support from my online friends. :-) And, of course, my dear soul mate. He's proud of me. So far I've got 10 pregnancy pounds left to lose. I think I can get it down by the end of the year. What a great christmas present that would be :-)

So much has gone on in the last couple months and of course I can't remember it all :-( My DS is just growing by leaps and bounds. Talking a TON! I'm sometimes amazed at what comes out of his mouth. Not too long ago he was running in a circle saying "All my nuts" LOL His dad had just shared some cashews with him and he was just happy and can be.

I'm sure once all the excitement slows down I will be able to post more. Course I will be able to listen to more audio books and knit! Gosh, before I know it, fall is gonna be here *sniff sniff*

Friday, June 22, 2007

Lemony Snicket's Series of unfortunate events


I got this audio book from the library this week and listened to it while I was at work. OMGosh, I loved it. It was such a cleverly written book. I've already put a request in for the second book.


I honestly can't wait till DS is old enough to start reading. I would love to read this one with him. Although I know I should wait till he's a bit older. In the meantime I'm going to continue reading the series. I haven't been this hooked into a series in quit some time.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Cat Who had 60 Whiskers


I finished "the cat who had 60 whiskers" by Lilian Jackson Braun. I am a huge fan of this book series but I gotta say that I was very disappointed in this book. There was one other recent book that I was very disappointed in. There is no little teasers, the mystery is solved in one page and you turn the next page and the book is done. I hate to say it but I think that she's run out of ideas. :-(

I have started a new series. It's by Marian Babsonb, I believe. As soon as I finish it I will post my thoughts about it. Considering she's been writing since the 70's the books have to be decent, lol.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

It's official, it's spring!

I say that *only* because I mowed my lawn today. It was *not* very nice out though. Cold and windy, brrrrrr. But the grass needed to be cut bad. Things are starting to really take off in the garden. Tulips are blooming and some of the plants I grew from seeds last year are sprouting now. I can't wait to see what they are cause I forgot what I planted other than columbine. :-)

I started making a scarf out of some gorgeous yarn I got a Micheal's. I need to get another skein of it though, probably two. :-( My frugalness has come back to bite me. It's hard to get up to that store and I don't always have a coupon. But I seen there are two coupons in this weeks flyer so I may make a trip up there cause the yarn is not cheap.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I can't believe I finally did it :-)

After spending a weekend of *trying* to make a bootie on the knifty knitter (and failing) I made a hat for my DS. Oh it turned out so cute that I decided to make a second one on the next size up knifty knitter. They are so cute.















First hat made on knifty knitter

The second hat I used both green and white yarn. DH said to make him one out of cotton yarn so it doesn't make him itchy when he's working. :-) I think the hat I make for him I will make with needles rather than the knitter. He works outside a lot and needs a tight stich. Although ... I suppose I could try the 1 over 2 stitch. It's something to ponder anyways.

















Second hat made with knifty knitter

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Okay, my first knifty knitter project



I started knitting a small swatch on a knifty knitter round loom so I could try and get the hang of loom knitting. However, I only used one strand of yarn and I think the piece looks a little "thin" for lack of a better word. Unless someone tells me that it is not going correctly I may continue so I have good practice. I know my DS will love the piece since he's already claimed the other pieces that I've knitted. :-) Such a sweetie he is :-)

I'm still getting used to this whole blogging thing. So I apologize if it's not very eye appealing just yet. I work on it a little bit at a time when I have a few free moments.



Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Tonite's funny kid story

Tonite we thought we'd try and put DS in the big bed and see if he would sleep in it. Well, he decided he wanted me to lay down with him and I did for about 10 minutes. I got up to leave and he cried and cried. :-( So we went back in and let him go back into the crib. He feels safe in the crib, I think. Anywho, we started putting everything back into the crib. His flashlights, his cup, his music box, his 2 blankets and once scarf; he decided he wanted the pillows from the bed. He got everything situated to where he wanted everything and he looked at us, pointed to the door and said "Go." LOL How funny is that, :-) He's done something like that only one other time and the timeing was pretty funny.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My retreat was canceled :-(

Today was supposed to be my secretary retreat. It got canceled and will be moved to the Fall. :-( I was so bummed when I got the cancellation. I had been looking forward to seeing and meeting all the secretaries in the diocese. I decided to look on the bright side since I didn't have to get up at 5 a.m. and leave at 5:30 a.m. I did sign up for a Tai chi class that will be held next month so I'm now looking forward to *that* :-)

I have vacation next week and I'm hoping to get in some me time. I've been working on yet another scarf to give away. I've also been snooping around the Web looking for tutorials to use the knifty knitters I bought. Those things are still intimidating me a bit. But I did find some on www.purlingsprite.com. I can't wait to have some time to sit down and actually practice some of it.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

My first knit project

Wow I haven't posted for quite some time. A lot has been going one, but not all worth writing about :-) Anywho, I have gotten into knitting and here is the first project. I made it to give as a gift. (It's a clickable thumbnail)




Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Dali Lama ~ Also what I strive to do

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

~Geronimo's Caddillac~

They put Geronimo in jail down South
Where he couldn't look a gift horse in a mouth
Sergeant, Sergeant don't you feel
There's something wrong with your automobile
Warden, Warden, listen to me
Be brave and set Geronimo free
Governor, Governor, 'aint it strange
You never see a car on the Indian range

Oh boys take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's Cadillac
Oh boys I wanna see it for real
I wanna ride in Geronimo's automobile
Take me, take me, take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's [Cadillac]

Warden, Warden, don't you know
The prisoners 'aint got no place to go
It took ol'Geronimo by storm
They took the badges from his uniform
Jesus told me and I believe it's true
The redmen are in the sunset too
They stole their land and they won't give it back
And they sent Geronimo a Cadillac

Oh boys take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's Cadillac
Oh boys I wanna see it for real
I wanna ride in Geronimo's automobile
Take me, take me, take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's [Cadillac]

They put Geronimo in jail down South
Where he couldn't look a gift horse in a mouth
Sergeant, Sergeant don't you feel
There's something wrong with your automobile
Warden, Warden, listen to me
Be brave and set Geronimo free
Governor, Governor, 'aint it strange
You never see a car on the Indian range

Oh boys take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's Cadillac
Oh boys I wanna see it for real
I wanna ride in Geronimo's automobile
Take me, take me, take me back
I wanna ride in Geronimo's [Cadillac]

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Indian Prayer

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
of Beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the star-shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at myt grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Saturday, March 10, 2007




Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence



You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.

An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.

You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.

A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.



You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Ponder for the day

"We are already whole, even when there is something wrong with us. No matter what is wrong with you there is still more right with you than wrong with you, as long as you are still breathing."

Something to keep in mind when you think everything is going wrong with you. As long as you are breathing you have more all right with you. Sure beats the alternative.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Went for a walk today

Went for a walk at lunch time today. Haven't done that for a while. We have huge snow banks since the blizzard hit us. I remember when I was a child going for walks with my mom and climbing those "big hills" and trailing along behind her. Oh to be a kid again and climb those hills, lol. But I will get to experience that all again through my DS in the coming winters. Won't that be fun! :-)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Silly thought for the day

Wisconsin - where the gnomes run free. If you drink just the right amount you can see them dancing around your bed. :-)

If there is to be peace in the nations ...

Found this on www.mjlacore.net. Thought it was a good thing to know and remember. The blog I got it from was written by a gentleman who is over in Iraq.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)



“Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”
-Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Decided I absolutely love this!

Found this on Republic of Tea. Also found a similar one on another site that has a copper bowl instead of a plastic bowl. The price was $125! I think I'd stick with the plastic bowl, lol. Too bad I couldn't just make it myself for less money.





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Serenity Water Bell Fountain
Calming murmurs of water bubble up from the center of the fountain causing two floating bells to gently swirl around six fixed bells, ringing softly when they meet. Brass bells, plastic bowl. 5.5 inches high and 14.5 inches in diameter.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Made it through the blizzard

Got off work early Thursday. Had near white-out conditions by the fairgrounds. Then we "waited it out" :-) Friday it was so pretty out. I felt like a kid again. It was so calm and quiet and there were tons of snow hills and drifts. I hope we have more snowfalls like this when DS is older. I remember all the fun I had when I was a young'un, lol. We did take him out for a while and pulled him around in a sled. He had lots of fun. DH took a couple pics of me with DS and I think they turned out cute. DS was holding my hand and helping me navigate the "treacherous snowhills" LOL. We took it easy over the weekend and I got caught up on a bunch of stuff. Was a wonderful time for a snow day :-)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

You know what's icky?

You sitting at your computer, drinking coffee and you hear a low slurp, slurp sound. You look over and it's the cat "grooming" herself but she sounds like she's enjoying it way too much.

Monday, February 26, 2007

I lived a charmed life ...

Telling ya, I live a charmed life. Today after work I was at a red light. When it turned green I waited my turn to go left. As I was going left through the intersection I came within feet of getting hit by another car. Someone didn't start slowing down soon enought and/or misjudged how icy it was outside. Anywho, they just about slide through the intersection and I happened to get out of their way just in time. Almost the same thing happened two years ago when I was pregnant. It's just crazy.

We finally got our snow!

This weekend we finally got the snow that we were promised. We know have a nice blanket of snow on the ground and any thoughts of Spring has been squashed. It was a lovely weekend but now that it's back to the grind and people have to travel, the roads have gotten sloppy and messy. We are gonna pay if the temp. drops below freezing.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

About me





Hi, I’m Marcy, a 30-something mom, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin, close to the shores of Lake Superior. I work outside the home during the day and by night I keep myself busy with my many hobbies that include knitting, spinning, crocheting, homesteading, gardening, photography, and chicken wrangling. I'm also an enthusiastic cook and baker, though my creations don't always turn out the way they should. When I can, I squeeze in time for reading.


A few years ago my husband and I purchased a piece of land in the country that was near the Amnicon River, hence the name of the blog.  On that 10 acres of heaven I learned many of the homesteading skills I have grown to love, thanks to a very patient husband who let me indulge in all the things I wanted to try.

I started this blog many years ago, and when I first started writing I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about so the first few entries were kind of random.  I got into knitting in 2007 and spinning in 2008 so I wrote some entries about both those hobbies.  In the last few years I realized I wanted to capture memories.  I had been fairly active on a couple online boards and I shared so much on them, but all those memories disappeared when the forums closed down.  I don't want to lose anything else so I'm jotting the thoughts, ideas and memories about my life, family and crafting here. Not only do I want to save these memories but I want to share them with friends and family and be able to look back and go "oh yeah I remember that!" This blog has changed as I have changed and grown.

Thanks for stopping by! If you would like to contact me, I can be reached via email.