Striped Toe Socks
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Good Bye 2008
To feel refreshed with my education and to have a renewed yearning for knowledge.
To feel like myself again.
To have deeper, more meaningful relationships, even when that means I have to pick up the phone to do it.
I hope to be better, stronger, happier, more at peace than I was this year. And I hope to worry about all those things a little less and just be happy with what I have, where I am.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Things I Wish I Had Done List-Update
~Presents, all purchased AND wrapped. Yay for me.
~House, mostly clean. This one is stalled due to the fact that I am a messy cook, so I know there will be last minute cleaning of the kitchen.
~Light, not up, husband still living. For now.
~Curtains, purchased (thanks Mom!) and up.
~Grocery list made, shopping this evening.
27 and one half hour to Christmas Go Time.
(No yarn or cameras have been purchased)
Monday, December 22, 2008
I liked it, a lot.
Don't get me wrong, it is full of angst. It is also full of sexy vampire hormone driven teenagers. Kind of hot. Really hot.
There was really good knit wear. Bella's mitten, that had already been in my queue, are movie dupe's.
I'd even see it again.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Can I blame the lack of Lexapro?
Or I am I just a spoiled child inside?
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thing I Wish I Already Had Dones
~Present for my FIL, plan, buy coffee at Boston Stoker today when out with Mom. (also tell Mom how good Madame Peanutbutterflies are and suggest she, we, have one)
~Purchase final touch to MILs gift, she reads this sometimes, so not talking about this one.
~Clean house, company clean.
~Decide what I'm making for Christmas Eve, make grocery list and go to store. Hey, Lisa, want to go to the store?
~Figure out what to get my niece.
~Purchase bottle of gin for Dad. J will most likely do this one.
~Wrap gifts, oh and find/purchase gift wrap or bags.
~Find (and put up) cheap curtains for kitchen.
~Kill husband if light fixture in kitchen is not installed by Wednesday.
~Talk self out of buying this camera. Damn it, the price went up!
~And this yarn.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
~J, who called half a dozen times throughout the day while he traveled. (love this!)
~Christmas with the whole family (except Camron, but I'll take what I can get) for the first time in years.
~My Dad, Mom and I are super close and my Dad is easy to overlook.
~All the technology that keeps us close to those we love. Whether it's planes to take us to them or phones so we can hear their voices, we are really blessed.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I liked Emily's heart today, so I thought I would find one of my own.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Huffman Historic Homes Tour
The only thing that I didn't enjoy was the over the top Christmas, and sometimes bizarre decorations throughout some of the homes. I understand trying to replicate the Victorian era style, but in many homes it was a distraction from the architecture, woodwork, and stained glass windows that I was most interested in.
The best part of the tour was the restoration of the closely knit community William Huffman intended when he founded this neighborhood in the 1800's.
St. Paul United Methodist Church (1883)
This church was used as a shelter during the 1913 flood.
My MIL, Mom and Dad
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday I woke up in a complete funk. I had a hair appointment, that had been scheduled months ago. I felt pretty bad spending that money, but it turned out to be good to get out. J spent that time going to my Mom's new office and fixing her computer, money in the pocket and after they were done, they did a little shopping together. I love that my Mom and husband love each other. We both came home in a more relaxed mood and settled in for a long nap. In the evening we baby sat Joy's twins. J did really well, despite his fleeing before diaper changing time.
Sunday we had lunch plans with our family at Dewey's Pizza. We were planning on a late lunch and arrived about two, only to discover Dewey's opens at 4pm on Sundays. We headed back to Kettering and went to El Torro instead. Alex brought his girlfriend, this is only the second time I've met her, but I like her, very cute and sweet. He's really happy with her and it makes me happy to see him this way. It was Knit Night, but this time on Far Hills. I was a little nervous about branching out, but I think it will be good. The first night went really well and the new location brought some new people. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.
The Christmas knitting needs to get kicked up a notch if I want it to be done by Christmas. So instead of working on any of it, I started a sweater for Molly. Does it count if I give it to her for Christmas?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Knitting With a Cloud
I hope she likes it.