Monday, July 24, 2006

Long Overdue

Here's a long overdue post from me. Some questions posed by the folks at Secrect Pal 8

1. What is your favorite season of the year and why?

Fall is my favorite season. The weather is great not too hot or cold, and I love to see the trees turn color.

2. Summer is hot. What do you knit in Summer?

I do socks and hats.

3. If money was no object.....what would you buy at the LYS?

Probably some cashmere
4. What are some activities that have become family traditions for your family?

Here's a silly one: we go out on New Years Day to the mall and buy all the calendars we need for the year at half price. It started out as a joke when we first got married but we do it every year so I guess it's a tradition now.

5. What is the weather right now?

Hot and a little muggy but pleasant because it's sunny and not raining!

That's it for the questions.

Not much else going on. Promise to post in a couple of days.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


House is the only TV program that I make it a point never to miss. Unfortunately, I didn't discover the show until this, it's second season. So when DD (she is as addicted to this show as I am) and I saw the first season in the local Best Buy, on DVD, we grabbed it. We've been enjoying catching up with our favorite characters, seeing how the developed over time. Best of all is the quality mother daughter time we are getting as a result. If you haven't checked out House yet you can find it on Fox on Tuesday nights at 8 and again at 9. (they're running two episodes through the summer)

Disaster on sock two today. I accidentally pulled out one of the working needles and have to frog back to get it right again. ARGHH! The universe doesn't want this pair done. I'm working it very slowly due to lack of time these days, which I think makes it twice as frustrating when I have a set back.

DS got back to school basically OK. He had a day when he went a little haywire at school, but that is typical for him the day after he gets back. I wish we could find a way to transition him better but there doesn't seem to be anyway but time. I will speak to the psychologist and the case manager at school to see if anything can be done.

On the kitchen front we looked at tiles today and think we found what we want, or at least have it nailed down to two different ones. Now I have to get this coordinated with my contractor as one tile place said lay the tiles after the cabinets are done and another said do it before. I have to ask what he usually does. We are going with porcelain tiles in a sort of beige color. I'll try to post a picture when we make up our minds on which one we're going to use.

Friday, July 07, 2006

As promised pictures of my kitchen as it is now prior to the renovation. We are now scheduled to start at the end of August beginning of September. Posted by Picasa

Note the total lack of counter space Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Short Update

Not much knitting getting done lately. DS is home from school and I've been busy with him and a thousand things around the house. DS is doing well I'm happy to say, cooperative and in a good mood the whole time he's been home. Not necessarily a given for a kid like him (he has autism and a few other problems which is why he goes to a special school away from home. No school here could meet his needs). I'm proud of him. Tonight we took him out for his 16th birthday, and had cake and presents. Tomorrow is a family BBQ in his honor as well.

The Kitchen cabinets have finally been ordered now we have to schedule with the contractor. I will post some before photos sometime this week so you can see how rotten my kitchen looks now and why I desperately need a new one.

Sock 2 of the Lorna's Laces pair is now in the middle of the heel flap. (I'm usually faster than this but as I said there's not been much knitting going on around here) I hope to be done with the heel this weekend which will put the two socks even. Then I'll start switching off between them till they're both done.