Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sewing up September

This month just flew by, the girls went back to school, I got a year older, we went on a trip, and this morning someone was scraping the frost off their windshield. I have a feeling that winter is going to be here sooner than later. At least it is good handmade sock weather.

I finished the roving I got from the Loopy Ewe. It is the best yarn I have spun so far I think. I got about 348 yards of a fingering weight. I really like how it turned out. Not quite sure what it is going to be yet.

My friend, Linda, took a dyeing class on Saturday and inspired me to dye some roving. I decided I wanted to make something Christmasy so I split it in half and dyed half green and half red. I am still trying to decide if I want to mix it while I am spinning or spin the two colors separate and then ply them together. My husband thinks I should go with the latter. This is some Blue Faced Leicester that I got in Kansas earlier this year.

To end up this month I am hoping to being sewing the toe of this sock together sometime today. So hopefully a FO will be in my very near future.

Monday, September 29, 2008

T is for


Last weekend, I surprised the girls and picked them up from school around lunch time. I had the bags packed and we were off. Grandpa and Grandma P. were nice enough to let us come to Kansas to see this.

This being High School Musical on Ice. The girls loved it. Punkin sang and wiggled the whole time while Punkinbug was just in awe. They had lots of fun.

While the three children were spending the night with Grandpa and Grandma P. at the hotel Friday night, I was able to catch some football. Awesome Rose Hill Rocket football. See that number 53 (the second one from the left walking towards the center of the field), he is my nephew, who happens to be one of the captains of the football team this year. They won 56-26, the nephew didn't get to play in the fourth quarter due to the lead they had but it was fun seeing him play his senior year.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Saw this meme on Beverly's blog and had to steal it. So you get two posts from me in one day.

The rules:
A.) Go to Music Outfitters
B.) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year
C.) Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about)

1. Faith, George Michael
2. Need You Tonight, INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
5. Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns N' Roses
6. So Emotional, Whitney Houston
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
8. Could've Been, Tiffany9. Hands To Heaven, Breathe
10. Roll With It, Steve Winwood
11. One More Try, George Michael
12. Wishing Well, Terence Trent d'Arby
13. Anything For You, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine
14. The Flame, Cheap Trick
15. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, Billy Ocean
16. Seasons Change, Expose
17. Is This Love, Whitesnake
18. Wild, Wild West, Escape Club
19. Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
20. I'll Always Love You, Taylor Dayne
21. Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson
22. Shake Your Love, Debbie Gibson
23. Simply Irresistible, Robert Palmer
24. Hold On To The Nights, Richard Marx
25. Hungry Eyes, Eric Carnen26. Shattered Dreams, Johnny Hates Jazz
27. Father Figure, George Michael
28. Naught Girls (Need Love Too), Samantha Fox
29. A Groovy Kind Of Love, Phil Collins
30. Love Bites, Def Leppard
31. Endless Summer Nights, Richard Marx
32. Foolish Beat, Debbie Gibson
33. Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Whitney Houston
34. Angel, Aerosmith
35. Hazy Shade Of Winter, Bangles
36. The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
37. Don't Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
38. Make Me Lose Control, Eric Carnen
39. Red Red Wine, UB40
40. She's Like The Wind, Patric Swayze
41. Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi
42. Kokomo, Beach Boys
43. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That, Elton John
44. Together Forever, Rick Astley
45. Monkey, George Michael
46. Devil Inside, INXS
47. Should've Known Better, Richard Marx
48. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love, Chicago
49. The Loco-Motion, Kylie Minogue
50. What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield
51. Make It Real, Jets
52. What's On Your Mind, Information Society
53. Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dayne
54. Out Of The Blue, Debbie Gibson
55. Don't You Want Me, Jody Watley
56. Desire, U2
57. I Get Weak, Belinda Carlisle
58. Sign Your Name, Terence Trent d'Arby
59. I Want To Be Your Man, Roger
60. Girlfriend, Pebbles
61. Dirty Diana, Michael Jackson
62. 1-2-3, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
63. Mercedes Boy, Pebbles
64. Perfect World, Huey Lewis and the News
65. New Sensation, INXS
66. Catch Me (I'm Falling), Pretty Poison
67. If It Isn't Love, New Edition
68. Rocket 2 U, Jets
69. One Good Woman, Peter Cetera
70. Don't Be Cruel, Cheap Trick
71. Candle In The Wind, Elton John
72. Everything Your Heart Desires, Daryl Hall and John Oates
73. Say You Will , Foreigner
74. I Want Her, Keith Sweat
75. Pink Cadillac, Natalie Cole
76. Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
77. Electric Blue, Icehouse
78. The Valley Road, Bruce Hornsby and The Range
79. Don't Be Cruel, Bobby Brown
80. Always On My Mind, Pet Shop Boys
81. Piano In The Dark, Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito
82. When It's Love, Van Halen
83. Don't Shed A Tear, Paul Carrack
84. We'll Be Together, Sting
85. I Hate Myself For Loving You, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
86. I Don't Want To Live Without You, Foreigner
87. Nite And Day, Al B. Sure
88. Don't You Know What The Night Can Do, Steve Winwood
89. One Moment In Time, Whitney Houston
90. Can't Stay Away From You, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
91. Kissing A Fool, George Michael
92. Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Mellancamp
93. I Still Believe, Brenda K. Starr
94. I Found Someone, Cher
95. Never Tear Us Apart, INXS
96. Valerie, Steve Windwood
97. Just Like Paradise, David Lee Roth
98. Nothin' But A Good Time, Poison
99. Wait, White Lion
100. Prove Your Love, Taylor Dayne

Wow, seeing some of these songs really brought memories back. I may have to check iTunes to see if I can find some for my iPod.

S is for


A typical fall Sunday when the husband works, I get up. I make coffee. I drink coffee and chat for a few minutes with my friend Linda and get ready for church. Get the kids ready for church and off we go. We get home around 12:15, there is something great about living in a small town where the church is. Eat lunch.

Then I do a few minor tasks, then I sit, knit and watch football. I am sorry to say that I am not a Vikings fan. My Kansas blood just can't wrap my head around that one. Maybe someday though but don't hold your breath.

This is the pair I finished last weekend as I watched the Chiefs and the Patriots play. Sad to say the Chiefs lost, even though I am not so sad about Tom Brady being done for the year. I feel bad that he was injured I am just glad that I dont' have to listen to every sportscaster tell me how wonderful he is. No offense meant to Patriots or Brady fans.

Yesterday instead of watching football, I couldn't get the Chiefs game and the Colts were losing at the time to the Vikings, I decided to spin for a while. I forget how much I really enjoy it. I started this bobbin.

And I finished this one. I am hoping to get some more spinning time in today between laundry and other household chores.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

R is for


If you don't want to hear about what is bugging me than this probably isn't the post for you.

The State of Minnesota's drivers license requirements. They need a certified copy of my marriage license for my driver's license. The state of Iowa and the US government agrees that I am married to my husband so why isn't the copy from the church when I got married good enough???????

Stupid drug dealers and people that make illegal drugs out of cold medicine. Due to weird Minnesota law from the drivers license I just have this piece of paper for my ID, it doesn't have a Minnesota ID number therefore I was unable to buy some Advil Cold and Sinus medicine for my husband who was going to use it for the purpose that it was intended. To get over his cold. I think it is great that they are monitoring don't get me wrong. I just hate that it has gotten that it has to be monitored hence the stupid drug dealers that are interrupting my life.

On the annoying side also, why is it when I think I have the laundry and dishes done they are all piled up again. Explain to me how five people make such messes so quickly.

Why do little boys think that spilling water all over the bathroom floor is neat?

Why do little girls think that the world will end if they don't get to wear a hair barrette in their hair????

Why do shirts not iron themselves????

Why do not beds make themselves????

And last but not least, why does the big chain store that I have to go to for groceries have to quit carrying things that I like.

Okay my rant is over now.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Today was a Good Day (although a little sad)!!!!!!!!

Lunches were made.

Two little girls went to school.

One little boy, ate pizza, cookies and played with his friends.

A little knitting was accomplished, along with dishes, cookie baking, pizza making, kid picking upping, and being a little sad as I realize that my little girls are getting so big. Someone needs to remind kindergarten teachers that it is hard on moms so the sappy stuff that makes us cry is hitting below the belt. Even though I do appreciate that they think of us.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Q is for

Quiet voice. That would be the one that I ignored while making this. I should have known that it was going to be too big when I put my arm through the sleeve and it was almost to my elbow and I wasn't even done decreasing the sleeve. I just kept knitting though. Knitters denial we have all heard of it. I did a gauge swatch, I washed the gauge swatch, and I got gauge. Yes they do lie but that is ok. I have since frogged this mess and I plan on reknitting. It will not get the best of me. I am looking forward to reknitting this for some reason even though towards the end I was wondering if I was ever going to finish it.

I think I might have a little chef on my hands. Buddy helped make salsa the other day with me. We started with 60 tomatoes and ended up with 7 pints of salsa, even though one of them is now in the process of being eaten since hubby opened it last night. It is the first batch that the husband says was hot enough. I have been trying for three years to get out of him. Yay me.