Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Knittin' & Readin'

Look what I made yesterday while I finished my book, "Catering to Nobody.". This is the Brick Patio done in a shade of peach (exact color later) Sugar n Creme cotton on 7s. Its a lot larger than I expected but I'm planning to make a few more soon. I started a new book, "Heaven's Price" but its a bit much on the details. Hmmm...I've not read anything like this in over 10yrs lol. I've another audio book "Bittersweet" and I'm thinking its gonna be more of the same. Good thing I'm didn't buy these, they are courtesy of the library and I can return them. I also will begin the next read for the WhoduKnit group, "Murder Most Crafty" and I can't wait. I'm enjoying my return to reading ~ its very refreshing.

Well, my wrist are getting tired. I'll update again soon and hopefully from a computer not my Blackberry. Nite!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Some FOs

Herringbone Scarf for my friend

One for me ;)

Matching Pairs #1 ~ Two-needle Socks by Debbie Bliss
Yarn ~ Wisdom Yarns San Francisco

Matching Pairs #2 ~ Toddler Sock

Sock Wars 4 Sock
Pattern ~ Air Raid
Needles ~ Size 2
Yarn ~ Trekking Pro Natura in 1607

Sock Wars 4 sock ~ closeup

I'm working on getting my knitting mojo back ~ whatcha think? ;)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow ~ its gonna get hot

Current Conditions
Fair ~ 81°F
Location Tulsa, OK * Fair

Today ~ 100° / 74°

Tomorrow ~ 103° / 76°

Friday ~ 102° / 78°
*Severe weather alert

I'm thinking I need to go buy more fans and stay inside. Its going to be way too hot to do anything.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

After the rain!

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Rain, clouds and baseball

Today was a pretty good one. Spent most of the am with an upset tummy and laid in bed. I keep a low profile today because of it to allow my body to rest. I'm enjoying the take it slow motto I've acquired. It allows me to really take a look at what I do and why so that I make a better decision of how I spend my time and energy. We went to a Driller's free game tonight. We upgraded to reserve and it rained. The game was canceled and we will be able to use our tickets for another night so all is good. The clouds and rainbow that appeared after the first downpour were amazing, I've included some. I'm off to pickup Da Boy and relax since its still very hot even after a summer shower and a downpour. Welcome to OK summer ~ 102 degrees and only getting hotter.

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2 jobs, 1 body

Ok so I'm sore and very tired. I knew that it might be a challenge today to work both pt jobs but I had too. I will have to get new shoes and stop trying to do so much in one day. LOL Yes, I know people work 8hr days and they are fine but my body doesn't like retail and its hard on my joints even for only 5.5hrs. I'll really have to reconsider this cause my body needs a break.

Anywhoo...I enjoyed working at both places. I had several of my most wonderful clients visit. One set of twins even came in to see cause it was their birthday ~ heehee. They are a riot in a good way. Its nice to help people and see them smile because you take the time to help them. I really do love what I do and it will be hard to stop. The library wasn't as busy as last night so I read a little and checked out a magazine I've not read in forever ~ Today's Christian Woman. I also checked out a book on organizing your home but not for the tips, for the quotes. I leave you with this one and I'm off to bed for I'm very tired. Nite!

That which we persist in doing becomes easier
not that the nature of the task has changed
but our ability to do has increased.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Absolutely fabulous

Osage Beach, MO

thats how I describe my day. ;) I'm not tired and I'm excited about that. I've decided to slow down and take time to do things at a pace that is foreign to me though not unknown. As I get older, I'm finding that I'm liking the slower side to life and its much more enjoyable than I'd ever imagined.

No knitting still but thats ok, there's plenty of time for that. I worked my new job and loved it. LOL I'm a nerd what can I say, nerds love libraries. heehee ;) I'm looking forward to tomorrow nite and seeing how I feel about working both jobs. I'm hoping for the best but I'll let you know.

I'm off to bed now, reading the new issue of All You and looking at this week's coupons ~ haven't done that in forever. More tomorrow.

Monday, June 22, 2009

~ Menu Plan Monday 6/22 ~

So I've not participated in this for a very long time but I need to get my life back in order and this is a great way to start. My plans are simple and meager, using whats already in the pantry. I really need to clean out the fridge and freezer so the next few menus will reflect such. I will be taking a look a some of the great websites that Organized Junkie has posted, because I need to simplify my kitchen and get some fresh veggies in the house. I would love to try my hand at canning too but just don't seem to have the time. I think freezing will be part of my weekly plan soon, more on that as I learn.

Got to go to work now, so here is my Menu for this week.

Mon ~ Leftovers
Tues ~ Tuna & rice
Wed ~ Pancakes & sausage
Thu ~ Veggie nite: cornbread, greens & rice
Fri ~ Burgers & fries
Sat ~ Tuna salad
Sun ~ Baked Chicken, steamed veggies & rolls

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Feeling Fabulous

it has been a good day, though I worked at the store. I'm discovering that my body isn't made for retail. haahaa ~ its hard on my knees and feet. ;) I'll continue through the holidays and then will make a final decision which will probably be to leave. I love what I do and I love the company but I only get one body.

No knitting these past few days and I'm not motivated to do any. I've made much progress on keeping up with my group studies and I'm even blogging. LOL I'm enjoying thinking of what I will share today. I'm working on my study notes from this morning but I'm a bit tired so that won't get posted til tomorrow.

I'm off to read my book and continue to relax ~ start my new job tonite, yahoo! Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sock Wars & Fun

This is my lovely death box. I'll post individual pics with descriptions later. Love the colorway and feel of the socks.

I'm sitting on the porch enjoying the evening, wondering why I don't do this more often. Believe its definitely time for change.

Back to my book and the breeze. Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Little bit of life

Life is moving along rather nicely, I think. I'm working on getting more rest, spending less time working so hard to make a buck and simply enjoying my life again. I realize that I've allowed myself to be swallowed up by what I think I need and neglecting what I really need. At the moment, that would be sleep. So though I really love my retail job and I really like the extra cash, I will have to prayerfully consider quitting and simply work at the library, homeschool and be the keeper of my home. Fairly simply, right ~ now to get it done. LOL

On the knitting front ~ I've finished off only one sock in the Sock Wars. I was assassinated today so I will be sending off the one sock and remaining yarn to my assassin in the next few days. That really wasn't the plan but in retrospect of my life these past few weeks, I really shouldn't have been playing for lack of time and desire. I've still the other four pair of socks to work on and to start my new summer sweater ~ Ophelia but for now I will just rest. Thats a foreign concept for me but I endeavor to practice nonetheless.

Our trips were a success though I'm worn out from all the driving. I drove over 2300 miles this past week and that was way too much driving especially since most was done in 24hr periods. Yikes! I love driving but next time I will be staying overnight so that I"m not exhausted when I arrive or when I get back.

We went to the Charlotte Mason Conference in NC, which was a wonderful time for me. I've been recharged and energized for this last year of homeschooling. Sad but true, its almost over. I've reconnected with many online friends and I've gained new ones. I've also found my passion to write again and you will see more of that soon. ;) I've my conference narrations to post and my thoughts on the studies I'm doing along w/the simpler things for my life. I'm glad we went to the conference for several reasons especially those involving my girls. I believe they are taking the necessary steps to enrich their own lives and to find their purpose.

After the conference we spent a few days w/our extend family in Tennessee. That was wonderful and we need to do that again and for a longer period. I believe we will be heading that way in late July. ;) There is talk of moving to TN but I'll see how that goes, hubby knows nothing about this yet.

We ended our travels by driving from TN to MO for a lovely few days of sunshine and water. Us girls meet up with the boys in Osage Beach, which is absolutely beautiful and sits on Lake of the Ozark. However, the boys had excitement before we arrived, a tornado had touched down near them early on Monday morning, the one I missed by staying an extra night in TN. Thank you Lord. The picture in the previous post was taken at the resort we stay at. I've more pictures and will try to post them over the next few days.

Well, I'm fairly tired and need to go to bed earlier than usual. I start my new job on monday ~ woohoo! So, I'll post more often since I'm back at the library and will not be staying up as late. I also managed to figure out how to post from my phone ~ yahoo!

Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Peaceful surroundings

Family vacation ~ beautiful clouds after the storm.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Thats what I'm doing. It is so awesome. I'm going to make sure that this happens more often since I'm sure that I will be a nicer person to be around since I'm rested and relaxed. The conference was great, much sleep and enlightenment. More on that later. I'm off to enjoy my Tennessee family. Nite!

ps ~ my Sock Wars socks are coming along and I managed to crochet 4 cloths ~ woohoo!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Life out-of-control

Thats how its been the past few months though I'm finally managing to figure out why and prayerfully considering how to fix it. There is much I could share but there isn't enough time in one day to do so. I've been knitting but its slow going nothing new ~ still working on my CPH, pairs of socks and recently started Sock Wars 4, don't ask. Life has not been as great as I'd hope but I'm confident that this too shall pass. No one told me that mid-life with young adults was no cake walk and that you'd find yourself alot of days wondering who you are and how you got where you are.

We are leaving tomorrow for our annual trip and I'm hoping to sit awhile and renew my spirit. Its been a long time since I've sat still or actually been in the company of like-minded people. Once I return, we will take a family vacation to the lake which I'm looking forward to, then I will begin my new job at the library. Yes, I now work full-time between 2 part time jobs ~ insane it is but the financial status is almost none existent so I must do what I've gotta do.

Keep us in your prayers as we journey cross country and move forward into this phrase of life. I'm only 1 year away from empty nest ~ hmmm that sounds weird. LOL

Have a great week!