Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Rain Rain Rain!

Whew!! Our week end was rather wet!!! I tell ya the rain came down from above in sheets!!! A lot of areas were flooded out. Thank God we only had some water in our basement but no damage. We lost phone service for over 24 hours cell phone and land line. The phone company had its basement flooded!! The firetrucks were there pumping water out.

I put a My Wish List on Amazon.com, but could not figure out how to post it on the blog, so if anyone can tell me how to get the link on here in case a secret sister/pal wants to see what I'd like please tell me!:)

My middle daughter is home sick, her asthma is giving her fits, she has bronchitis right now. I am sure she will be fine, she now has rested and got some breathing meds under her belt!
Better go start dinner!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Excitement Brewing!!

Oh my is it ever getting exciting. I heard from my Secret Pal from the Knitters Tea Swap and I received my Pal to spoil. I have been anxiously waiting for this!!! This is going to be soooo much fun!

I sent an email to them both today. I had some questions for my Pal to spoil. I want the box to be just right!!!:)

My Secret Pal emailed me some questions. I hope I answered everything she needed. In case she reads this again, and wants some more info.:) I collect ink pens from different places or companies, and love postcards. Anything that is local for you that I could not get in Kentucky is great also.

It is rainy and cool today, they say it will rain for the next few days. Sounds like tea time!!!LOL


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Busy Sunday

What a busy day. I stayed up too late Sat. night cleaning and putting away veggies I bought at the Farmers Market, so I was struggling getting up this morning. After church we ate with family before going back to the Youth service this evening. I had to stop buy Michaels for Nina's science project which is due tomorrow :( But of course I had to survey the yarn section while I was there! They had some real pretty cotton yarns for Fall!!!
There is no way we are finishing this project tonight!. The teacher didn't tell my dd that they were doing this assignment until they were about due. My dd had been ill and out for a week when she gave the assignment out. Guess I will be at the school in the morning to get more time.
I finished another cloth today it was a round one with ruffles. Kinda cute think I will make another. I will post pix later this week. I want to make a potholder to match.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bookmark # 1

Thread is not as easy as it looks to use. It can make some pretty things , but you have to know what you are doing I guess. I was just trying to do a little bit and after frogging so many times I ended up with this.

This is my first thread bookmark. It is the Yo Yo Boookmark pattern. It was fun to make and I hope my exchange partner likes it. I was lucky because purple is her favorite color too!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Here is my finished checkered dishcloth. It is my first knitted cloth. I thought I would never finish counting, especially since the kids always interrupted me!
I like the pattern though. Guess I need to try a different one next time!

Well another day of waiting around to see who my swap partners will be. I am so excited!
I have already been buying lil things for them. I am waiting to see if I am going to be able to be on the chocolate swap. I told her that if someone dropped out I am interested. I eat chocolate daily! Two of my four kiddos are lovers of chocolate too. My other dd tries to like it because it looks so good. My son just declares he doesn't like it!! I cannot imagine not liking such rich goodness!!
My friend from Atlanta sent me some Sees chocolate Christmas balls one year, Oh my they melted in my mouth!! Actually she sent them to my dh, but I ate them. LOL I can remember my mom and I stopping by to get some Godiva Chocolate after a shopping trip. It would be so hard to pick the one I wanted! Memories....

Better go for now.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


The Vanilla Chai is good. It has so many other subtle flavors infused in the tea I taste more cinnamon than vanilla though. I also purchased a white tea, which I had not tried before. It had a real nice flavor also. My hubby was not impressed, and stuck with his black tea! LOL
Things are getting exciting.
I have been reading the Knitters Tea Swap 2 Blog, and everyone there has such a varity of tea-tastes. I have not broaden my horizons yet. I love the names of some the teas they are mentioning! I like fruit teas, and smooth tasting teas. I drink green and black teas, heard they were good for your health. Even got my dh drinking black tea!! He likes it better than coffee, I love both! I have had Celestial Seasonings, Twinnings and of course Liptons. I am trying a new one I found today Vanilla Chai. I am trying it tonight.
Will have to see how it goes!!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Knitters Tea Swap 2

I joined the knitters tea swap2 and I got in just in time. It should be great with so many participants! I am looking forward to tying new teas and meeting a new pal! I usually drink Green Tea, Black Tea and Fruit Teas, but I was reading on the blog from the previous swap about other flavors I did not know existed. Vanilla..yum! that sounds good! Of course I may have to buy some equiptment or ask for instruction because around here there are not many loose tea places and I have never tried loose tea. I have always bought the bags! LOL
So I am looking forward to this and finding out who I am sending to and where they are from.

The girls had music lesson today ( flute and clarinet), and I was rushed to get them there, I had a site based meeting at their school, and the teachers were a bit chatty!
Must finish dinner

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bookmark Swap Survey

1. What genre of books do you enjoy most? (i.e. mystery, romance, horror, historical, biographies, autobiographies, fantasy, sci-fi, etc) Ooo I like long or short romance,
mystery, (or a combination of the two),Favorite Authors are: John grisham, VC Andrews, Jude Devereaux, Debbie Macomber and Stephen King.(Would like some Chrisitan Fiction Yada Yada Prayer group series)
2. What sort of bookmarks do you like best? (long, short, lacy/elegant, fun/cute, corner, tasselled, etc) All kinds
3. What are your favorite colors? Purples
4. Are there any colors you don't like? Brown unless it is with another color to brighten it up.
5. What sort of "theme'' would you like your bookmark to be? Doesn't matter 6. Are there any "themes'' that you wouldn't like?? Snakes or evil looking things
7. Can you send internationally? Sure!
8. If your partner wants to sen along extra goodies (like tea, candy, cocoa, etc), what do you enjoy? And is there anything you don't like/can't have?? Yum! I love tea, flav. coffees, candy and chocolate! (not dark unless associated with mint) I can have anything.9. What crafts are you going to use to make your bookmarks? knit or crochet, depends Is there a particular craft type you would like to receive? (knitted bookmarks, plastic canvas, etc) No, any would be great.
Good evening. I am so excited. I found this site last night for a Knitters Tea Swap 2. It sounded so cool! I got in on the last of the sign ins for this . It should be great, meeting new people with the same interest as myself.
My dd had me to buy her some yarn and a crochet needle tonight after church. She wants to try her hand at crocheting too. She has been knitting on a scarf all year! LOL She had a good birthday yesterday.
I guess I should be getting the school bags ready for tomorrow. It is picture day for three of mine so the outfits are laid out.
Until tomorrow!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Oh dear what a day! My dd had her 13th birthday today. I now have a teen. She wanted a party at a pool, but it is starting to get cool out. The indoor pool on Ft Knox may be an option. I will have to check into it. She already knew IF she had a party, it would be on a different day than her actual birthday.

She was happy with her presents as well. She loves Manga books and she got 3 of them. She stayed up and read one of them tonight.
I am getting sleepy and a little frazzled so I will go. Sunday school in the morning, so I need some shut eye!!! I have been trying to knit another dishclothtonight.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Oh dear. I neve made it to get the yarn!! The day was jammed packed. After the hair appt at 11:30. I went to fix dh's lunch before he went to cut the church's lawn. Then off to pick up the kids at school. Nina had Academic Team practice till 4:30 and then flute lessons at 5p.m. Breezy had clarinet at the same time. One of Nina's friends neede a ride home from practice, but the poor girl couldn't give me directions to her house. We drove around a while until she saw a familiar site!!
Now we had to tackle dinner and homework! Dinner was chicken from the supermarket andsome peas and carrots. The slow process of homework has not ended they have fallen asleep trying to finish. Nina fell asleep shortly after we arrived back home.

Guess I will try and wake them for bed now.LOL
Well, today I am going shopping for some autum yarn for a dishcloth exchange. I saw some real pretty yarn at Michaels and I plan to use my coupon!!
I made my first potholder, and I want to make some more. May use them as gifts for Christmas with a matching cloth. It went a lot faster crocheting the cloths instead of knitting them. Although I love the designs you can get by knitting!
I am in several exchanges for the fall and it is so exciting!!!

Maybe I can post pictures if I can possibly figure out my dh digital camera!LOL
Better go and get busy, I also have a hair appointment this morning. Perfect alone time under the dryer to get some knitting or crocheting done!!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Today is a beautiful day! My oldest dd which has been home sick for a week, has returned to school!!! Yea!!!! I know she will be tired when she gets home. She had mono and it will remain in her body for a while. I will have to encourage her to nap, as she is beginning the season of academic team practices and competition. It always tires me out if it doesn't her!!

I am crocheting a potholder to include with a dishcloth for an exchange I am in. It is so much fun to get things in the mail that are not bills! :)

I am in an ongoing Friendship Afghan exchange in Yarn Charm. It is casual and adding members monthly so it never ends! Pretty neat.

Better go and get ready to pick up the three youngest from school we have to visit the library before coming home.

Monday, September 04, 2006

The week end was a busy one. It sure was a nice gathering at my in laws 50th wedding anniversary celebration. All of their 10 children and their families were there and the kids sure had a blast!!!! Friends from far and near came and it was so nice.
We are all tired today, but it was well worth it!!!
Hopefully today I will get some things accomplished and get the kids things ready for school in the morning. This holiday gives us that extra day to recoop from the w/e!!!LOL

Friday, September 01, 2006

Busy day with the kid's stuff. I had to get my DD's class work that she had missed on this week. Plus this is fundraising week for the middle school and yours truely is in charge of that. So I have been walking the halls daily checking to see which student brought their money and order forms back to school.

My other dd had try outs for her Academic Team this afternoon.
Guess I need to check on dinner before getting ready for church tonight.