Friday, February 29, 2008

so it's friday?!

So much for catching up...anyway who cares it's FRIDAY!!! Love me some Friday, snowed again last night about 3" so the drive up was less than fun (35 mph!!) for the last 7 miles no fun!

Tonight I get together with the knit chicks!! Going to GingeRootz, I've never been, and I'm a tad scared because I am such a fussy eater (though you'd never know to look at me!)...but one of my mountains to climb is to try new and different and hopefully heathier foods.

So I'm going to summerize last weekend...TOO MUCH FUN...but it took me until Wednesday to feel normal and I was so tired last night I missed a retirement party for a former co-worker:(

This weekend is a bit more layed back, both the kids have "Solo and Ensemble" tomorrow, then the boys are going snowmobiling and Claire and I will hang which I am so looking forward to. Sunday they are calling for rain and get this 38 degrees! But we have a ton of snow so I worry about flooding, and then next week no day above freezing, can you say ICE!

Needless to say there will be some serious knitting going on at my house...


Monday, February 25, 2008

playing catch-up

Let's see, we survived "the storm" and the artic cold that followed, we voted in our primary and I spent this last weekend with some friends I've had for over 20 years and today I'm tired! So I will go into detail but not today...probably tomorrow...

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Yikes is right, it is 28 degrees outside and it's freezing rain, poor Buster went out to do his wees and could hardly stand up to get the job done she is glare ice out there! The forecast is actually calling for about 10" of snow and blowing snow we may just get a snow day out of this, even Me!

Now normally I would hunker down and just stay home knit, do laundry, tidy up, watch me a little Jane Austen but today? NOOOO I have to pick up Claire from her sleep over and get some provisions (milk...)because I couldn't be bothered to do it yesterday when the weather was completely winter cumuppance (sp??) as they say. So I'm thinking shop first then go get Claire because well let's just leave it at that's probably the best way to go.

Had a "lovely" convo with BD* last night, honestly that man is getting crazier the older he gets I could go into it but it may start a riot IF anyone actually ever starts reading what I write~

Had to rip out Nick's first completed sock as it was too short, his feet must be growing now I have to go into the bowels of the Yarn Harlots blog and find that tutorial before I end up ripping the whole bloody thing out.


*Big Daddy=my father~

Friday, February 15, 2008

love thursday or friday in this case

So I read on another blog about "love thursday" so I decided to let it be known what I love...

I love my kids so much at times it physically hurts and just typing that my eyes are watering a bit. I love my husband even when he acts like his dad, and I say it's a good thing I love you when I'm not really liking you much now.

I love my house, my job and my dog. I love a snowstorm when I can be at home watching it but NOT when I'm driving home in it.

I love a good bar burger with krinkle kut fries, heinz ketchup and lots of pickles with a good cold beer. I love knitting (goes w/o saying)on a snowy night, while sitting with the fam and British comedies on tv.

I love reading and a good movie usually British too;)

and as much as I love my job I absolutely love Friday nights with no plans but knitting and a nice glass or so of wine...


Thursday, February 14, 2008

random thoughts

So today is VD, Bruce came through with some loverly red roses, and if I had any kind of tech savy I'd show you...that is one of my resolutions, to get one of the kids to get me on board with getting this thing lookin' groovy.

So our primary is Tuesday, which means the phone is ringing and the tv is full of political ads, so I went and bought Claire "Across the Universe" because she loves the Beatles and she thought it would be cool to have lived in the 60's. I tried telling her it wasn't as cool as she thought, even though I was quite young then (being born in '63). So she watched it, bawled her eyes out, declared it weird but definately her new favorite film and also quite glad she didn't live in the '60's "I'll stay where I am, thank-you very much" were her exact words.

Well, got some more snow today, driving on the highway of death wasn't as bad as it could have been, but honestly some people must just have a death wish. Appleton only got 6" so it's doable, and since this is the first winter in a long time we've had any snow my peeps are very happy.

What else...tomorrow's FRIDAY!! For that I am grateful. This weekend Bruce and Nick are going winter camping, Claire has a birthday/sleepover on Saturday, which means it's just me and Buster the wonder Boston Terrier to watch British comedies, knit and drink some wine:)


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

no longer on the fence

So yesterday the college I work for hosted the next first lady of the US, yep, Michelle Obama! She was awsome, inspirational and my BS meter didn't go off once, to boot the man himself is scheduled to appear at UWGB (my alma mater)on Friday and I have a ticket!!!

Let me tell you I have never been so excited by a candidate EVER, I just hope the creeps in Washington don't get him down.

So I guess they say some snow is coming...we'll the past it mostly just misses us so I'm totally not concerned.


Sunday, February 10, 2008


Just finished the taxes!! Oh happy dance I almost feel like snoopy when he dances. So hopefully I didn't make any mistakes and have the irs come knocking at my door, my only defence would be that it would be an honest mistake not a i'm hiding a bag of loot that i'm not reporting mistake. so that's done not i just need to put all the info in a folder and file it away and keep it forever. time to do the laundry and work on nick's sock.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

crap or get off the pot

So all my peeps are gone for the day, and I've decided I need to de-clutter, there is no reason in the entire world for me to keep every issue of Real Simple (just in case) or any other magazine that's laying around here that I haven't looked at in 14 years so out they all go, actually I'm going to post them on "free cycle" first and IF I have no takers they go out to the recycling bin on Tuesday. Next all the paper and crap I need to slim down my possessions in order to slim down my body so I'm going to take a deep breath shut out my inner pack rat and pitch! There just "saying it out loud" makes it all the more doable.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

spreading the "love"

So you may or may not know just how much I LOVE my kids...a LOT...maybe too much...yep my lovely Claire has contracted the dreaded para-influenza A from me:( found out from the nurse at work that that is what I had which turned into a sinus infection, so I am on the monster antibiotics which will turn into a yeast infection (got that covered too).

Still trying to catch up at work, will get there tomorrow.

Ashley's socks are done! Started Nick's 2nd pair and plan on getting that 2nd norwegian mitten done soon too. But this weekend is reserved for decluttering...getting rid of all my back issues of magazines (not even going to look)just pitching them...I have got to get our bedroom in order!!

I will be posting my decluttering on free cycle and IF no one claims it, it goes to recycling next Tuesday.

Well, that's it for now.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Snowy Saturday

Well, another snowy Saturday. Claire's off shopping with her favorite cousin, Bruce and Nick are off snowmobiling and I just got home from a lovely lunch and movie, Attonement, LOVED it!

Will probably finish Claire's socks tonight and get going on Ashley's second one.

I've decided to write this blog for me and IF anyone ever happens to read it I'll be shocked, I still have to get the kids to show me how to do the pics and we'll see where this takes us.:)