Saturday, June 28, 2008

Things always love to go wrong at the same time. Late last night we get a call from MIL, dad fell off a ladder while spraying bees in the house eaves. Broke his arm, no cast , too swollen and a surgeon must look monday and see about bolts and pins. Most people break the arm bone from shoulder to elbow straight across..not dad, he broke it right in half the long way. It must have been when he bounced *gotta smile cause otherwise it's time for another shot of liquor!* Hubby got upset as one reason we moved here was to help out, dad has inner ear issues so should never have been up on the ladder to begin with, and we are going over tomorrow anyway to change the outside light the bees could have waited a day, or we would have even gone over today for that. But dad has learned now the hard way about asking for help. I understand the man is just 59 and feels young but, k enough o that!

The sun is finally out. yeah! trying out a new drummer in a bit this evening. Been crazy busy at work the past few weeks so am happy for my friday to finally be here. Got the liquor cabinet reloaded and plan on making a few sedona airport margaritas. Aside from the bug bite i have on my cheek (which makes me look like hubby beat me up) all else is well.

My new sock yarn i dyed up is knitting along fairly cool, will try and post a pic soon! i hear loud bass music, must fix a drink and go be busy!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

another day another two dollars (and dishcloth q #3)

Boring, not much knitting, just work! I am working on the new STR sock, my first toe up. Not sure yet if i am doing it right, lol! Off to get ready for work, sigh it is hubbys thursday? my tuesday (concerning work). I see all these fiber festivals, fairs etc. I am wanting to make some girlfriends into spinning/knitting who also would love to go play at these! I got invited again to a girls night but they are just drunk fests and dancing, not my thing. Someday maybe!! (the friends not the drunkfest)

The Q : Well now that Summer has OFFICIALLY begun.. what do you do to beat the heat? A nice tall glass of lemonade? Frozen Coffee? A dip in the pool? What's your favorite way to keep cool this summer as things heat up?

K, after growing up in humid new england then having many many years in hawaii i have not been hit by huge heat in WA state as of yet. Our home is also located next to a lake with almost 200 foot trees behind the home that keep things a bit aside from a fan? And maybe extra iced tea or coffee....that's about it. boring i know!


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Monday, June 16, 2008

stuff and a dishcloth question...(#2)

The kids had a blast at the water park and all, completely sunburned! the day ended up a beautiful one. Not to jinx anything but this is looking like day 3 for gorgeous!!! (loving it, as is the garden!) I can hear my neighbor starting to do our yard. Sadly i have so much crap to do and hubby just hates doing the lawn. he also travels wuite a bit and for this reason our neighbor cuts and edges our lawn twice a month. he does not want to take any money from us but i have insisted on it. Our lawn takes a good 2-3 hours to do and i appreciate it. Gives him gas and beer money! He actually this year opened his own business doing lawn care and is really good at it, i have sent a few of my clients his way already and hapy to do so! Daughter just got home from school and is officially a junior (yikes) and starts college in a week (double yikes!) full time come fall for elec engineer. My smart cookie!

Well, question number 2 for the summer dish cloth swap!

Q:Share with us how you know that summer has truly 'arrived', or something that signifies the start of Summer in your world.

When the french doors can be left open and the furnace can be turned off! The garden is growing and i want ot don my shorts again! The sun tea is "perking" and salads look like heaven for dinner!

Friday, June 13, 2008

wild waves, stepmonsters, cupcakes and contest pimping

hi all, it has been a crazy CRAZY week! Busy busy, lots of bridal parties coming through, good for me business wise, bad on my wrist and chiropractor would have a fieldday with me!
Tomorrow hubby is dropping the group of kids off at the water park for the day. A belated birthday for daughter. It is supposed to be near 70ish..oooooh! I had told her it needed to be out of the 50's to go.Sadly one of the kids has a stepmother, or more appropriately stepmonster who is a beast. Hubby got handed the phone and she hmmed and hawed for the longest time basiclly just asking if he was staying there all day. now these kids are all 16 and in a week start college courses towards their AA. (Hellooooo!)Anyway hubby lost patience with her as we had just walked in the door and he had just started eating his dinner. Sadly the boy is not going, he is daughters boyfriends best friend. He has been placed in the middle of a complicated three way parental divorce twist where the stepmonster wears the pants and all fear the reap of her bitching so just give in. (ok, sorry rant is done now!)
Must go bake cupcakes in a moment, waiting for my second child to show up for the slumber party.


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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a quickie

Mom made it off last night. Was questionable as we had a big storm come in, seriously the mtns 30 minutes away got dumped on with snow while folks down the road are still without power and the high school got closed today due to the lack of power/limbs on the roads. We were lucky and only had winds....hmmm, a high of 56 is expected. Such a weird summer so far! I am in the midst of a couple of projects mostly knitting but did enjoy some beading earring fun this weekend.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

summer dishcloth swap q's!

k, first off business wise: i do not have any favorite dishcloth/washcloth patterns but prefer the ones to be about 7 inches (or so). I am pretty mellow!

now for the q's! (sorry, mom and i have been out today and had so much fun! i just assembled the 5 pairs of earrings i created at the bead shop and am relaxing with a tom collins, thanks goodness tomorrow is my sunday and sadly she flies out tomorrow night, boo hoo!)

1. Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long? Knit, for just over 2 years now. Am addicted and love all aspects from dying to spinning as well! I cannot crochet to save my life!

2. Do you enjoy using metal, wooden, or some other kind of needle\hook? I prefer wooden but then have only tried one addi needle, liked it just beyond my funding to complete a set. love the harmonies!

3. What are your favorite types of yarn? Any you just can't stand? i love trying new yarns, more the indie style and made from odd or differnet fibers. Do not care for eyelash or un natural fibers.

4. When it comes to cotton, are there any brands you'd love to try and haven't? cannot think of any off the top of my head, the lesser known than what you'd find at joannes.

5. When you make Dishcloths, do you use them yourself, or tend to give them as gifts? we use them daily in the home. as washcloths though, only ones we own!

6. Do you have a favorite color? Any that you dislike? not huge on neons, love greens, blues purples and earthy ones best!

7. What color(s) (if any!) are your kitchen and bath decorated in? daughters bath is kind of green where as ours is an ice blue.

8. What are your favorite scents around the house? not into florals, more fruity and vanilla type.

9. What is your very favorite thing about summer? warmth and things growing! love to be outside and having lived for over a dozen years in hawaii then moving to northern washington miss it some.

10. What is your least favorite thing about summer? when it ends and humidity.

11. Do you use soap or body wash in the shower?soap, love handmade natural soaps.

12. What scents do you enjoy in the bath? again, fruity or light tropical florals.

13. What is your favorite dishcloth pattern? i do not have any one fav pattern, truly.

14. What sort of treats do you enjoy? Sweet or Salty?both, (lol, depending on the time of the month) i do not eat much in the way of sugar or white flour, love dark choc and nuts though! i'm a granols girl.

15. Imagine today is one of the hottest days of the year - what do you do to keep cool? Or are you one of those folks who loves the hot weather? i would be in the woods hiking in the cool cover of the forst canopy than camping out. or out on a boat!

16. What sorts of hobbies do you enjoy besides knitting or crocheting? photography, dying, spinning, scrapbooking, hiking, backpacking,kayacking, scuba, reading, cooking gardening, crafting

17. Do you collect anything (besides yarn!)sea turtles, mermaids, dragonflies

18. Are you on Ravelry? If so, share your ID! i am turtlemoon

19. Do you have any allergies?just bees, but i am sensitive to strong florals.

20. Do you have any pets? one poor old girl, golden retriever and a stray stalker kitty who adopted us a year ago.(calico)

Friday, June 6, 2008

it's friday ... and goals and such!

So....yeah friday! mom's visit has been nice, although what the he??? Snow last night in our mtns! Yikes! the broccoli seeds are loving the cooler weather though. At least something is! Took mom to the spa today and she got her massage, facial and pedi, so she was feeling mellow, then we headed out for the end of happy hour at anthonys! Was nice, so i type to you with a mellow slight buzz as my last two days have been hectic crazy at work! Just 2 pedis and an eyelash extension touch up tomorrow then off for a few days!

my summer knitting goals:

1. to keep up with my STR socks
2. to finish my shawl
3. to work on at least 1 sweater productively
4. to become a better spinner on the wheel!

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