Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Almost Better!!!

Almost Better!
That's all I need to say about that.
It's been an awful week of fever, headaches, dizzyness, cough and weakness. But this week, it's back to the grindstone! Back to work, back to play and back to keeping track of my little rugrats!

Although I'm still hanging on to my fun cough I'm able to get back online and get back in the crochet saddle.
I have been reading a ton this last week and I admit my fingers feel a little rusty holding a crochet hook again. I have busted through about 4 good sized books. And most of the book of Deuteronomy in the Bible. To be truthful, I listened to that one because I was even too weak to read on that day.
My books ranged in genera from Sci-Fi, to historical romantic fiction, to 1899 Manhattan upper class scandals to modern day Texas Ranger mystery. I even read a contemporary girl drama book about women finding friendship and leaning on each other during times of difficulty.

With the list I've read this last week it's hard to pinpoint my preferred genera. My DH calls my usual preference of TV shows "murder, death, mysteries". (see CSI, Law & Orders, The Mentalist...) but I'll often be seen watching comedy sitcoms too! I love Frasier, Friends, Dharma & Greg etc.
But when it comes to books many times I'll be seen with an historical drama romance? fiction.
Some of my favorite authors are Francine Rivers, Janette Oke, Margaret Daley, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Murray Pura, Beverly Lewis, Suzanne Collins, Jean M Auel, Frank Peretti, Danielle Steele, Jane Austin, and I know I'm missing some great ones!

Want to share some of your favorite books or authors? Tell me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Such a Crazy Start to the Year!

So things have been a little weird this last week.
My dear husband (dh) has been sick for about a week now. He is pretty laid back normally and makes a terrible man-child sick patient. It works best if I leave him alone to munch on crackers by himself and his laptop. I'm not Nurse Rached, from "One Flew Out of the Cukoo's Nest, but I'm no Florence Nightengale either!
As if to make matters worse, my sweet, wonderful kids chose Sunday to play with matches, start a fire and make some nice holes in our new ottoman. It is less than a month old! Oh boy.

And then I saw the dining room table. The kids thought it would be a fun game to throw a fist sized rock at each other and use a little umbrella to block the throws! CRACK!!! Our glass table cover is broken... and good!

So the kids literally spent the day in their bedrooms. My son got all toys taken out of his room, his new Batman sheets were stripped from his bed. All stuffed animals (except one) got evacuated and he took about two naps that day.
My daughter was also punished for participating in this mess. She spent the day in her room and also took two naps. When there's nothing better to do you sleep, I guess!

My dh is still sick but on the mend and though I feel a little unwell,I have not crossed over to actually sick. Let's hope it stays that way.

I think that's all for now.
Tomorrow's another day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Just Kidding Around

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Image result for music note symbol And Mom and Dad Can Hardly Wait for School to Start Again...

This is my theme song! Two weeks off school seems like a great idea at the beginning but nearing the end of Christmas break it seems a bit excessive! Ha!
The kids had a great time and even though they got pretty restless at the end they were sad to see the break come to an end.

These two cuties were definitely a handful! Now that we are back in the routine of school things have calmed down a bit. But when it comes to my 8 year old daughter who thinks she is already a teenager... oh my goodness!
I have a hard time knowing how to handle a strong-willed opinionated, stubborn daughter!

I have not had any time this "vacation" to work on my crochet but I hope to get started again soon. I need to finish a baby blanket for a friend before I start any other projects. Any suggestions for what I should start next?

But first: this blanket is pretty neat. I am using a new stitch I learned called the "blanket stitch". It ends up looking very cool and a bit different from just a regular double crochet. I'll post a photo when I'm done with a short tutorial!
Until then; have a great day!