Friday, December 21, 2007

Dark and Gloomy day

Here it is the 21'st of Dec . My son os another year older and my hubby's birthday is in 2 days.School gets out today for Christmas break and Mary is happy, she and Rob are playing UO online. She seems to enjoy it.Not to many hand made gifts this year, just can't keep at the knitting for some reason. Maybe it's because we have all had the nasty stomach bug going around. Hpefully 2008 will be better. We will see about being better at blogging too. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

Monday, November 12, 2007

just another day

Well here it is almost the middle of November, and we are getting ready for breakfast with santa this weekend. Things have been pretty slow here. Mary and I did ok at the wool and sheep festival in Sept. I picked up some lovely Blackberry Ridge hand painted merino and
Mary got some soft camel colored rovings . also her bike helmet. She has taken some pictures of Spazy and Archie, our cats. I am trying to get her to post them here , we will see what happens. I'll try to be better about posting. Namaste

Saturday, September 08, 2007

festival time

Here it is Saturday September 8, and we are going to the sheep and wool festival in Jefferson . Mary has said she will go with me . I think we will have a good time. I am looking for a spindle of my own. Karen from the retreat mention should would be there so we will see she hasd some great looking ones before. Looking for some new places to get yarn and such too.
I think one reason Mary is going is because I said would stop and get her a bike helmet plus some more fleece.I am looking forward to going we leave at 9:30 am. More when we get back.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Last day of freedom

Today is Labor Day, last day of freedom for Mary , back to school tomorrow, she came back Saturday night.and seemed to be happy to be home. Janet walked her legs off, and she has great pictures of ocean and Max and Jimmy and Max, Hopefully we will get more out of her when she fully recovers.
Knitting wise, I am still working on Sarah's afghan and Mary's poncho, I have a few more things I like to start the bath mat from the Mason Dixon Book, some socks, and a sweater coat. That should take a year to do the way I knit lately. Going to The Sheep and Wool fesitival next weekend, I am hoping to get some Blackberry Ridge yarn and a spindle for myself.
Oh yes, Max is a long haired dachund that Janet rescueed. and Jimmy is her significant other.
Taking a break now, need a nap before doing some last minute school shopping.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

august 16 , 14 years

Well I am not doing a too good of a job blogging, since it is already the middle of August, much has happen . with Rob moving back home.Nice to have him home. Mary has gone to Washington to spend some time with her Aunt. First time flying, seems she enjoys it. The wool and sheep festival is Sept 8-10, I am planning to be there.A little out of order,
G-ma has been to the hospital again, she appears to be better. Our 14 th anniversary is today , we went out to breakfast this morning. will see what the day brings.
signing off for now


Saturday, June 02, 2007

At Last June

well here it is the 2nd of June, already skipped all of May. Mary's brithday is tommorow a teenager , here in our mist, she is all ready acting the part. Not much knitting done I keep frogging things that I start .,Mary is still spinning though, she is doing well.
Read the Yarn Harlot,her oldest is now 18 , If I remember correctly, Stephanie will hit 40 on the 14th. And me ,well I hit 50 on the 7th.School gets out then too here. Hopes to be a good summer. I am driving more again, so watch out I may run you over!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The end of April

Looks like it 's getting to be a bad habit , not blogging, almost like my knitting.
This weekend is the midwest alpaca festival in Madison and I still don't know if I am going . Hopefully I will it' s not expensive 4.75 for parkingand I saw something about the seminars are free , don't quote me, Hoping Kim Ogle will be there . Mary picked up a spindle and some roving the last time we were at Susan's fiber, and I am hoping to get another spindle there . Kim 's brother makes some beautiful ones . Well thats all for now

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March came in like a Lion

Well here it is the ides of march it's been windy out and there is a promise of rain and snow mixed together. We had a little problem with G-Ma about 2 weeks ago, she woke up in her room at the nursing home and threaten to kill her roomate. Some new medication and taking care of a severe UTI cleared things up. She is again her happy self.
Other news Mary didn't make it to the solo ensemble contest due to bad weather , we had a blizzard that weekend. She will play with the 6th graders May 6,Everything seems quite for awhile, Knitting wise I gotta get up off my duff and get going. Really want to take a nother trip toSusan's if I can. well thats all for now. bbl

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mid week blues

Here it is Feb .21 and I haven't kept my promise for posting, things have been a little crazy around here. We are finally out of the deep freeze and have had some decent weather for a change. with that comes cleaning the yard of all those doggie presents, sigh yuck,
Mary has solo-enesemble this weekend, and Chucks back a work, Cathy is doing well , she seems happy to be here.Haven't heard from Sarah in awhile hope things are ok with her, I miss her. wish she was closer than Texas, we are going to get Robs car in order here.ther than that things are pretty quiet. Knitting is slow still working on socks, and Sarah's afghan and Mary's poncho. Well try to keep posting.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Quiet times

Well here it is Feb 10, and i have been on for awhile, News : we have a new boarder , who happens to be a good friend, makes things alot easier. In the process of sorting out G-mas stuff, you wouldn't believe some of the things we have found.She was hidding things all over the place.
The knitting retreat went well and I learnt some new techiniques,Hazel was a delight , she had the whole room in awe when she showed as some of the shawls she had knitted .She also knitted a pair of socks in last than a day . I can only hope to do as well as she does when I am her age.
Hubby has been off this week, vacation ,good thing too one of his ribs have been popping out of place and it has been colder than heck minus 35. They even called school off, made Mary happy.
well I promise to be more regular and thanks Rose for commenting, let me know how to send a message back, I had trouble at your web site. Everyone have a good week and I'll let you how things go around here.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I could say a few things about headpains. all of them unprintable,migraines aren't just headaches they have a whole host of other symptoms that goes with them as well. I have had this particular beastie going what 5 days now, sheesh, and I am going to the knitting retreat in Columbus if i have to puke all the way there. At least they aren't contagious.i know when i am getting a bad one when my right hand becomes as cold as ice and my left hand is hot.then rhe lightening starts for my eyes, colorful to say the least then goes the tummy and then the pain hits., yes I know I am whining but ahhhhh!!!! !@#$%^&*()_ enough said getting ready to go to the retrreat tomorrow gotta find my needles. will be back Sunday

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday Morning Surprise

I just got off the phone with Hazel Carter,she is going to be my roommate for the knitting retreat in Columbus. She is English and lives in Middleton I believe.Sounds like for an interesting time. She is the instructor in the lace classes.Now I am getting nervous.Must look for needles,and a row counter.Looks like a trip to the LYS.Will write soon

Saturday, January 20, 2007

saturday blues

Here we are in the freezing cold, yes , I know it's January in Wisconsin, but I am dreaming of a nice soft spring day in May, the mud is gone and everything is nice and green. School will soon be out and WAIT a minute this is the year I hit a milestone OH yes number 50 birthday hmmm.Well i think i had better get back to the Knitting there is an awful lot to do,

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Well we finally recieved some snow yesterday, it had been a weird winter with the warm temperatures and green grass, especially for Wisconsin. Healthwise most of the family has a cold. and Sarah, there in Texas has this nasty creeping crud stuff.had since last Wednesday. Hopefully she is over it by now. G-ma is happy at the nursing home, although she has has a few moments, she is best kept busy. Mary is doing well , her Clarinet teacher has asked her to play in the church's talent show , we'll see how that goes,
Knitting news , signed for the retreat from Suann's Fiber show , picked up some yarn and still have way too many UFO's on my needles,

About Me

Married to DH for 19 years, have 3 children 35, 32 and 18, 2 cats and a dog.