Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Since March!

I mean really, How long should one girl put off posting a blog entry? Definitely not this long! Well, anyway I'm back, hoping to post a bit more often :)

Where shall we begin . . .

Homestead

Not much productive going on around homestead. There is a massive list of things we NEED to be doing but aren't. I tried planting some flowers on the porch and even got some seeds started for bell peppers, and tomatoes but all have failed, The flowers got roasted on the porch, It was a combination of the Oklahoma Heat sneaking up on us and me not watering them properly. The seeds I'd planted with big plans of transplanting them to either the ground or bigger containers. But that never happened and like the flowers they roasted as well :( I'm disappointed, I should have taken better care of all and now I'm SO jealous of everyone who has successfully grown veggies so far. There were a lot of other things going on so maybe I expected too much of myself. Maybe I will try next year or maybe I can do something still this year but I don't know.

Yesterday Jake and I went through and organized our movie collection and got rid of ones we didn't want anymore and made a master list so we know what we do have without digging through the cabinet for them.

We also finally got our bedding on our bed that we'd bought at Ikea way back in february! Now I need to get some curtains in there that match and get some decor hung in there. It really needs to be painted in there too eventually.


I also found a cute little house shaped shelf at a garage sale for $2. It was brown and I brought it home and spray painted it black and hung it in the dinning room. It works out perfect for my cherished teddies which was what I was hoping to use it for.


Things we need to do: I have some shelves I need to spray paint for the bedroom, make or buy curtains for bedroom, clean out clutter from behind door in bedroom, de-clutter the girls room again, major things are new floor in dinning room or rug and painting kitchen (been dreaming about this one forever) also want to paint the dinning room table and chairs to match since they don't.

Family

Mom has a Dr.'s appointment at the end of the month after she has a pet scan. I'm praying that the cancer has stayed away. Her health hasn't been so great. She's been having trouble with Neuropathy in her feet. The Dr. got her on meds for that and it helps a little but she just can't stand on her feet for too long or they start to swell.

Jake (hubs) has been off work an on work-mans comp for several months now. I can't even remember when they put him on it. At Michelin if your on light duty for more than 90 days they put you on WC. We made the necessary cut backs on some bills and aren't feeling the financial crunch too badly, which we're thankful for. The scary part is that the two Dr.'s he's been to haven't found anything wrong. So now we're playing the waiting game on them to tell us what is next.

Ashley finished up summer school a few weeks ago. She is finally washing her hair and showering good enough for me not to have to stand over her while she's in there. Thank goodness! I was beginning to think it was never going to happen. She did finish her preemie hat that she was knitting on her knitting loom. Her first ever loomed project! So excited. For a summer project I let her pick out some yarn and she has started her a beach bag.



Abbey is getting taller and more clever everyday. She goes potty completely by herself now and dresses herself. I signed her up for the 3 year old program at Chickasaw head-start I'm hoping she get's in. I've been told they have a waiting list.

As a family we've started to get a bit healthier. I've added more veggies and fruits to our meal times and snacks and we've started to walk together as a family in the evening. We really enjoy that. We also bought the "Just Dance" game for the wii and we've been having a bit of fun playing that.

Last month we also had Day Camp with CampFire. It was a fun day! The kids got to do archery, nature, build bug houses, and make ice cream in a bag. We had a good turn out. It was a hot day!


Knitting

WIP (On the Needles) right now I have a Shawl, my first one ever. I've heard that until you block a shawl you can't really tell how pretty they are going to be. I hope mine turns out nicely. I also have a table runner for our dinning room table going and a sweater for me called Margot :)

The Shawl I'm knitting is Revontuli


The sweater I'm knitting for myself is Margot.


OTN (off the needles) I just finished up a pair of socks for a very dear friend of mines birthday. several weeks ago I'd finished up a pair of socks for myself. A scarf for my Mom, Bella Mittens for Ashley and a log cabin dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting and a hat for the girls.

My Socks were a plain vanilla sock pattern knit on 3mm and knit up in some hand dyed sock yarn that was given to me by a friend.

The pattern I used for Mom's scarf is one I bought at Gourmet yarn co.


Dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting Book




Bella's Mittens is a pattern a lady designed to replicate the mittens worn by bella in the movie Twilight.
The hat I knit for the girls was the pattern Chevron

Not sure what projects I have coming up, I'm itching to start another pair of socks and knit more dishcloths.

Well I guess that about covers it for this time.
Thank you for stopping by &

Until Next time . . .

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Nice knitting finishes! You have been busy. It's true about shawls - they tend to look like blobs on the needles. They "bloom" during blocking and you can really see how beautiful it is then.

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