Thursday, December 16, 2010


A friend just reminded me that it's nice to count your blessings.  I actually have two friends that do that very well.  I have neglected this blog.  I haven't done a lot of knitting....but I am working on something.  Maybe I'll post some pics as it progresses.  I will have more time to devote to knitting as I am not signing up for any more college classes.....I know, some may look at that with dismay, but really, you have to look at your situation sometimes.  I've taken a hard look at mine and determined that I would never get my return on my efforts of what I would hope to be the outcome of finally achieving such a feat.  It really, honestly, would not change anything in my life drastically enough to put the time and effort toward it, not even monetarily.  I find that I like to take courses that are directed at learning more specific information.  I also know that the internet, library and bookstores are places to find out what you want to know....ultimately, that's what the paper from college really tells can learn.  Yeah, maybe I have some weak spots that might benefit from a college class or two...I am not opposed to taking a class here and there.  I just can't devote the time to getting a degree....I've figured it up, I'd be retired by the time I received it.  Then what? 

Oh well, now that my final is over I am planning what I will do with my time.  Some knitting, maybe some sewing, blog journaling, spending more time with good friends, some working out....ok, a lot of working out!  I'm ready for it. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Happy 24th Anniversary

"It's been three good years!" is what my husband always says when asked how many years we've been married. I have yet to figure out just what that means. In my eyes, it's been 24 good years! My husband has been very good to me over the years and I am so happy he is a part of my life. I can only hope he feels the same about me. We have two beautiful girls to show for it. They are good girls.

We celebrated our 24th with a weekend trip to St. Louis. We stayed at the Chase Plaza Hotel which was across from Forest Park, a 130 acre park! It was amazing. We drove through it to check it out and there were a lot of newly married couples having their wedding pictures made at various spots in the park. We went into the Art Museum at the park. It was filled with lots of beautiful interesting pieces. After the park tour, we found a lovely restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. We decided to order a pitcher of Sangria to cool off and then we had a scrumptious dinner. After dinner, we took a cab downtown to The Big Bang to watch the duelling pianos. Then we watched the fireworks. After all, we were married on the 4th. It was fun. The next day we had a great breakfast at a place called Crepes and then we went to watch the Cardinals play. It was hot Don! But it was fun. The weekend was great and very special to spend that time with him. I love him.

This is my hubby thinking what a good decision he made 24 years ago! :)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well, here is May, Mother’s Day even.  Not much going on here.  Still taking a class, but I intend to take a break until Fall so maybe I can start knitting again for a bit.  I have some baby stuff to prepare.  I noticed this last year, but again this year, the peonies in my yard are beginning to finally bloom, just in time for a pretty bouquet for mother’s day.  I am excited.  I look forward to them every year.  I like to fix them up in vases with Hosta leaves.  Makes for a very pretty arrangement.  Well, just wanted to check in to let you know I was still here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's March!

Well, now it's March. Hope everyone had a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Not much going on. It's been pretty boring around here. Spring is starting to show some signs of attempting to show itself. So, things are starting to thaw out. The schools are beginning their Spring break sessions. We are planning a trip to Las Vegas! I hope we have a good time. I've never been there. I've been told there is a lot to do there. I don't plan to do a lot of gambling, unless I win :P

I have not been knitting because I am still taking classes and I feel guilty if I spend any free time on knitting rather than studies. But, I am starting to feel the guilt turn a 180. I would most certainly rather be knitting. I have to master a pair of socks. It's just a given.

Oh well, just really wanted to check in. Wish I had something more interesting to post, like a nice finished object!

Maybe next month.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

February Cha Chu Cha Cha Cha

Well, It's February. I've begun another class at WKU. It takes a lot of my free time that I used to use knitting. I kinda like taking the classes but I kinda don't. I don't like the way I have to stay on schedule to get the classwork done or I get behind. If I didn't work full time, I guess it would be ok. I don't know how these kids do it, working, going to school, they take more hours than I do. But they probably don't work full time, most of them anyway. There is no humanly way possible. Anyway, I just wanted to post something, anything. I don't want to ignore my blog. However, it was set up originally to log my knitting objects and since I don't have any projects going right now, I have to write about what is going on. Work and studying. I am also following my youngest daughter around the region watching her play club volleyball. That's my boring life right now. I wonder.....does the weather have something to do with this feeling of boredom? When the weather is nice, who has time to blog? Oh well. Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

HAPPY 2010!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope this new year brings me more time to knit. I began a project on my vacation during Christmas and if I had not ran out of yarn, had a few needle cable breaks, and not had to frog it once, I might be finished with it. I am knitting the Twisted Cable Neckwarmer. I am using a yarn that looks a little thicker than what the pattern recommended but it still looks nice. As soon as I get a photo I will post it on this blog. I am hoping to have time to knit more. I am once again taking another college class. I've also embarked on some wellness activities. There just isn't enough hours in the day to do all the things you actually want to do versus what you have to do. Drives me crazy!