Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Here's the good news!

I'm pregnant! We weren't trying, but we're being blessed anyway! I'm about 6 weeks along, so that puts me due in late January. I know, I keep getting the advice that I shouldn't tell too many people, just in case. Well, I have a big mouth. If something happens, I will let everyone know. But I had to share the good news!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I forgot I brought the camera with me yesterday, but realized I had it today, so here are these pictures. First, of my socks from my sockapaloooza pal:

Sorry it's not the best picture in the world, but they definitely look like the desert. They are lovely shades of teal, orange, rust, and burgundy, all muted. They are also very warm and comfy. Trust me, after a hard day, even when all you've done is sit on your bum, it's nice to have socks like these around your toes!

Next are the elephants I've done:

The red one was for a lady at work, and it's reminescent of her sorority. Their colors are red and white, and their mascot was an elephant. I also got paid $20 for this one (gotta love it when you get paid for fun!).

This pink elephant goes to my friend Kristen, who received the original grey elephant a few months back. She loved the standard elephant for her son, and decided it would be a great joke for her daughter to have a pink one. First of all, because her daughter's favorite color is pink (as much of a favorite as a two-year old can have) and secondly, because of the whole pink elephant/Dumbo/drunk thing. Go figure.

More good news coming...I promise. I'll try and post something on Saturday, after the family leaves. =0)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Good news

So, there is good news afoot. I know that there probably aren't THAT many people who read this, and yet I am SOOOO tempted to tell. I really shouldn't though, not until after Saturday. Hopefully when I get home today, I'll have enough energy to take some pics and tomorrow I can post them. We will be moving in about 2 months, which is encouraging, but we don't know where yet. Yesterday, my husband rescued a giant snapping turtle from the middle of the road. He put him back towards the creek in our neighborhood. I was proud.

In other news, there is no knitting currently, but there is some crocheting going on. I'm working on 2 more elephants, one in pink and one in red. The red one is for a woman at work (who's willing to pay-the red elephant is a mascot from her sorority) and the pink one is for a friend of mine. She thinks it'll be funny to have a pink elephant around her children. I love her like a sister, so of course she gets one.

I do have knitting to do; there is a baby blanket, sweater, booties and hat that must be accomplished by the shower in August. I'm going to go with this pattern for the blanket. I haven't decided yet for the sweater, booties and hat yet. I might just make it up as I go along. I think they'll be plain, since it's for a boy, and it's not my own child so I won't know his personality. I also think I'll work them in green, for something different. The blanket will be in blue. Everyone buys blue stuff for boys, so having something other than blue might be nice.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It seems like it's been forever.

Not since I last posted, but the past week seems like it took forever to get through. I have another week before I get a lovely 5 day weekend. I feel like there's so much to do, and I just have no energy to do anything. Maybe we'll get some answers next week when I head to the doctor. We're changing doctors and the first appointment with the new one should prove to be enlightening. The appointment is on Wednesday the 24th, and when I know more, I'll post more. But for now, it's a secret. =0)

Friday, May 05, 2006

Yay! I'm loved!

After a REALLY long day at work (we're talking 13 hours people), I got a lovely surprise when I got home. I found a package in the mail. It was my socks from a lovely lady in Arizona. I will post more later, after I've had time to take pictures. Thanks Sock Pal!

Thursday, May 04, 2006


I'm babysitting Friday night for a friend. That should be fun. I love her kids. The little girl is 2, and her baby brother is about 3 months. She insists on seeing MI:III on opening night, so they're dropping them off at our place while they go to the theater just down the road from us. It makes it convenient. I might be able to work on the elephants while they're there.

Right now, I'm so tired. I'm too tired to even knit. I want to curl up and take a nap. I think adults should have naptime too. Anyone want to start a piece of legislation for it?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I just got back from the post office. It was sent on time. How's that?! It's not everything I would have liked for it to be, but it's all the necessary items. I would have preferred to have picked up little things for my sockapalOOOza pal, and sent all of them as well. Oh well, who's to say I can't find little things now and send to her? I can always send more; I just couldn't send less. I also included a nice card and a letter. It's rare these days to send letters anymore; people just email. I miss handwritten letters.

I guess it's time for the next knitting project...what shall it be? Perhaps I'll post a poll and see what others think. I have a pair of Cigar gloves, a purple sweater, a mohair/wool sweater, baby items, and at least 2 crocheted elephants to do. I'm thinking I'm going to start on the baby things and elephants. I'm going to do one red and white elephant for a lady at work, and a pink and white elephant for my friend and her little girl. I think I'll just do two, one for each...I have plenty of yarn for it. I also found this pattern yesterday, and had to print it for more than the obvious reason. That's another story for another day...maybe tomorrow's storytime. =0)

Going, Going...

I blocked the socks last night. They're still a little damp, but by this afternoon when I go to the post office, they should be completely dry. They are lovely...unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of them last night, or this morning and I don't have my camera with me. You'll just have to wait to see them when my secret pal gets them!