Thursday, August 30, 2007

Time to Knit!

My poor baby boy has been sick the last few days so I'm off from work to stay with him until he's well. I came home from school on Tuesday all excited because Rob finally got the ok to go back to work after his hand surgery. I walked in the door and he said to go feel Ryan because he thought he seemed hot. Hot! That was an understatement! He had a fever of 103. So, we tylenoled and saw the dr. Wed. morning only to learn he has a very slight ear infection but that it was probably a virus causing the temp so we're to wait it out. If it lasts longer than 3-4 days we're to bring him back. Since Rob already told work he'd be back after 2 weeks off, I'm home with the babe. He's quite cranky but when the meds are working he's bearable and we're coloring and having fun. I gave him tylenol about 1 am to help him sleep but I'm waiting to give more to see if the fever is gone. Fingers crossed!

On a good note, since I'm home, I can KNIT!!! I finished the books that I really wanted to read. I still have 6 (ahh!) that people have loaned me that I need to read, I'm just not motivated right now. I really want to work more on Ryan's Christmas stocking. It's pretty long and I've been doing a few rows at a time. I'd like to get more done on the main sock. All the decorations are done in i-cord and sewn on. I'll see if I can post a picture of the pattern I'm using. I plan on changing it slightly - maybe not so many decorations.

Here's the link:
and here is the picture: it's not working right now - I'll publish it later.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Right now I lack motivation. To do anything. Sad. I think the first week of school is kicking me in the pants - I come home and at least it's not like Monday or Tuesday when I was completely exhausted, but today I feel good, yet I don't feel like doing a darn thing. Rob's in bed, Ryan's in bed, I'm doing nothing. I don't want to read. I don't want to knit. I don't want to clean. I don't want to do laundry. I don't want to do school work. I hate feeling like this but can't seem to motivate myself to do anything. Hopefully this is just temporary because I have a whole lot of things on my TO DO LIST!!! I'm thinking once this first week is over and things settle down a bit, I'll get some motivation back and can get some things done.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I'm Learning!

This blogging stuff is all new to me, fun, but new. I finally figured out how to add a couple of things. Now if I could just figure out how to add links. I also want to add buttons that you can click and go to the exchanges I participate in. I also want to add percentage thingys to my knitting to show how far I am on each project. Off to explore blogger and see what more I can learn tonight. :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

It's the Weekend - Woo Hoo!

I am so happy that Friday is here and I have 2 full days of freedom. Tonight I'm going to do a bit of reading and then tomorrow it's on to some of my knitting. I want to try to get another 20 rows done on Ryan's stocking - I figure a little bit at a time. I also found out about another exchange today and am debating if I should join or not. I LOVE these exchanges - it's so much fun to make something for someone who truly appreciates yarn and what you can create with it. My hubby doesn't get it; neither do most family/friends. I have a friend whom I made a shawl for and she loves it and wears it often during the winter - I always get a happy smile on my face when I see her wearing it as it was my first one and I'm very proud of it. I just need to decide if I have the time to do 2 exchanges this fall. The one I've already signed up for is a Christmas exchange and I know what I'm doing for it - I just need to get everything together. Might need to start working on that this weekend and then decide on the other. I'll post some pictures of my knitting later on.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

No Time

I have no time for my favorite things right now. We started inservice yesterday so I've been at school all day and when I get home I'm just beat. Tonight I actually had a burst of energy and Ryan and I had some fun and then read a book together before bedtime. It was great! I really have a lot of knitting I want to get done: Ryan's other mitten, Ryan's hat, my scarf, my hat, Ryan's Christmas stocking, and dishcloths for my sister. Yikes! Hopefully things will settle down and once I get into the swing of things I'll have a bit more energy and get knitting again.

I also have a bunch of books that I need to read. A friend has lent me 5 books (yikes!) - 2 need to be returned so I need to get those read. Another friend loaned me a book that I need to read and return. I have until September 13 to finish my book for book club - it's a book that sounded stupid to me, but I guess I have to go with the flow and read it. After 1 page I am not impressed so it should be fun to get through. I also have a book I had on reserve from the library and am anxious to get reading. Oh, and there's the book our principal asked us to read during the summer which of course, I didn't get through (it didn't catch my interest right away). Too much to do. Too much to do. Hopefully time will be my friend again soon.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Back to School

On Tuesday I have to go back to school. Last year I had a class that was, well, hard. Individually they were wonderful kids, but as a group, yikes! I was counting down the days left before Christmas break - sad! This summer I have really relaxed, enjoyed, done stuff for me, as well as stuff for Rob & Ryan. I feel ready to go back to school because I know I'll have a good class this year. I just get such anxiety at the beginning of every school year. I literally make myself sick. Yech! My biggest thing this year is leaving Ryan. During the summer he went to daycare 2 days a week - it was really nice for him because he gets a bit shy and really needs the interaction with other kids. Plus, he loves it there, so he had a great time. It was also nice for me for dr. appointments, cleaning, and me time. It was a good thing for both of us. But he was my main focus this summer - he grew so much and I loved being here to see it. I'm so sad to have to leave him every day now. I'm going to miss him so much!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Knitting, Knitting, Knitting

This summer has been so wonderful. I have had tons of fun with my son, Ryan. We went swimming, to gymnastics, read, played, slept :) - it was great. I also had tons of time to knit. I've made a tote for an exchange, a few dishcloths, 3 little over the shoulder bags, a pair of mittens, a hat, and I'm currently working on a pair of mittens and hat for Ryan. I'm hoping to have them done before I go back to work next week. We'll see.

Friday, August 3, 2007

First Post

I've decided to take the plunge into the world of blogging. I'll ramble about my beautiful son, what I'm currently reading, and my knitting. Maybe a bit more as well. Enjoy.