Monday, May 26, 2008

~ Happy Memorial Day ~

Its been very busy for me lately hence the neglected blog. I've not been reading, blogging or knitting much. I've managed to complete 2 of my pressing projects this weekend which I'm very excited about ~ SWiii socks & my ISE6. I will be visiting the PO tomorrow to get them on their way along w/some other goodies that need to be sent out. My new work schedule along w/the rising cost of gas will now be the main reasons I will be limiting my swapping especially since getting to the PO is more difficult to arrange even for the 24/7 machine. LOL I've only one more swap package to send actually and that is to be sent in July then I'm done. I will only be an angel and swap stickers which I can send from my house as long as I have stamps on hand ~ now where did I put that book of stamps. heehee I love swapping but my life is a bit too complicated for them now. I'll just participate in kals and groups and watch others swap. ;) I know I'll miss the fun but to be fair and not disappoint anyone, I'll sit out for a season.

On the home front ~ I'm working on my flylady tasks on mon & tues when I'm home though I've been doing the zone from the week before, much easier for me. Its coming along and I'm pleased to say I'm finding things that have been missing for a while. My new pt has been awesome and stressful at the same time. I spend most of my week at the store, but its temporary ~ we are in the process of hiring more staff, and there is much to do and learn. I spend my sundays sleeping in or knitting at the lys before going to work and mon & tues hanging out w/the kiddos doing school, playing games and cleaning. We'd like to move in the next 6mos so its best to get started on downsizing. I've enjoyed the process this time round, I guess b/c I know exactly what I want and where I'm going unlike in the past.

School is coming along and I've lots of ideas and plans running thru my head. I want to do more, see more and read more so that will be my focus when I return from my conference. I'll be going to a CM conference in 2 wks to learn more, be recharged and spend time reflecting/resting and enjoying the company of some online friends. When I get back we will start our summer program which will actually be a 6wk school plan w/2wks off before starting again. This will help w/planning and keeping me from getting bored or sidetracked. They have improved a lot in the last few weeks though I'm finding that they need more of my attention than I gave them but glad I'm able to do so now.

I've not been reading much lately either ~ though I'm leading/helping w/3 book studies at the moment. Besides these, I've not read anything not even my email. I've over 300 emails to read and respond to but I've not had the energy to do them. I've done the moderator ones, those I must do but I'll get to my own personal emails soon. Btw, this means if you've emailed me in the last 8 days, I've not read it and will soon. ;)

On the knitting front ~ I've already mentioned that I finished the Sock Wars socks and my scarf for my ISE6 pal. I've only 3 other projects OTN ~ my CPH, my friends Peds and a snuggle scarf ~ a gift. I've not been motivated to start anything else nor have I've had the time. I did manage to use my 2 free days from SAL and I purchased some clearance cotton on one of them ~ lovely bright colors. I'm not sure what I used my other purchase on ~ I've packed up alot of my yarn but it was probably sock yarn. LOL

Today, I spent time cleaning a hot spot in my room then we went shopping. I picked up some items for an angel package I'll send tomorrow and then to Wally World for yummies. We had a mini-bbq at house just for us. It was fun and we are full. The kiddos and I watched "Juno" afterwards, I actually didn't watch the whole thing but its was funny what I did watch. Not fond of the explicit language but I think it might have been a good film ~ the verdict is still out for me. All in all its been a wonderfully peaceful day and I did take time to be silent today though it wasn't at 3p. I hope you all had time w/your family and memories of those who have gone before us. I think thats why it was very peaceful around here too.

I'm going now, need to go to bed ~ busy day tomorrow. Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How's it going out there?

Its going good here though I'm a bit tired. We are getting things caught up around the house and with school. My work schedule is starting to normalize now that we are open. Yes, we successfully opened our store and doubled our expected sales for the opening ~ Yeah! Lots to be done still and to learn also. I've been resting today and knitting like crazy ~ Sock Wars 3. I decided not to drop out. I'm working to take out my victim out before I receive my own deadly pair. heehee. I've been informed that I have at least 1 or 2 days before I will be terminated. Its been a blast and has taken some stress off.

Yesterday, we took a road trip to Owasso ~ dh, Da Boy and I had never been so the girls were our tour guides. We had a wonderful afternoon out ~ dinner, shopping and hanging out with each other ~ something we hadn't done in a long time. We've allowed our lives to become to busy and unstable that we miss out on these wonderful opportunities ~ they are growing up way too fast. Mother's day was good, I worked from 11a - 4p, opened my gifts and worked on the computer. Nothing exciting but restful. Today, I spent time w/the kiddos working on lessons and playing games. I lost most of them. LOL It was fun and I think they enjoyed it too.

Well, I'm off to finish working on my sock. Thought I'd pop in, say hi and check on some of my cyber-friends. Have a great week.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Normal Life?

What is a normal life? I'm asking myself this question as I type this post because currently my life is anything but normal. Though its slowing down and I'm getting to spend a few extra minutes online, it is far from normal. Training is still going on at the new pt but its in-store now putting the store together for opening. I've been volunteering at the LPGA too so I'm super tired and need to go to bed right now but wanted to update my blog and the groups I'm in.

I've not been successfully tracking my spending though I've not purchased any yarn for myself in 30 days and only purchased yarn 23 days ago to complete a project which costed me $8. Woohoo - now thats progress if I say so myself. There has been other spending though ~ extra gas for training, evening meals since I've not been able to go grocery shopping ~ not fast food ;) , and bday presents ~ Sk8Chick turns 20 next week. Ahh..makes a momma proud.

Other than that nothing is going on in my neck of the woods, so I leave you with pics. Have a great weekend ~ I'll be back next week.

Da Boy's Peds

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