Friday, May 30, 2008

I'm Back Among the Living!

Well I went back to my dentist this morning because I am just tired of being in pain and apparently I am going to live. So far he has never lost a patient from wisdom tooth extraction even all four at once. He did feel the need to remind me that I was not 20 and therefore the healing process was slower. I really felt like testing that theory on his nose, because everyone person I have spoken to when ask how I'm doing and I say I still have what I feel is too much pain they respond with "...well you know it's different when your twenty" Thanks for that little tip.

So since have neglected you dear readers, I will try to make up for it with some pictures and FOs! Hoooray! Who doesn't love FO's on a Friday!

So here is the Big Easy Vest I made for hubby in size...too small.
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Here are the socks for hubby, basic top down pattern with 1 x 1 ribbing.
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The plants are still small in the vegetable garden but the flowers are growing, here is a rose that is called blue rose, but due to the Ph level in my soil it is not so blue.
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Here are some lilies and geraniums:
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And today it is going to be warm so what better treat than a strawberry, kiwi, watermelon slushy!
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Hope everyone is planning a wonderful weekend!
Happy Knitting.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Little Cheese to go with that Whine?

If you can't whine on your own blog, seriously where can you whine? So the dentist said that Sunday I would really feel "it" and yesterday I laughed because I had felt pretty bad already but was feeling good enough to go outside and keep hubby company while he painted the garage door and some shutters on the house. Yeah, well enough to watch paint dry, living on the edge I tell ya!

After sleep pretty much straight through the first 24 hours it was a little hard to sleep last night so I tossed and turned and did manage a little sleep only to be awaken by this unreasonable pain. So I got up and took the vicaden I had been avoiding and managing quite well on just the motrin so far.
I thouht it would help me sleep it didn't really. But, this morning I took my morning dose of motrin managed an oatmeal muffin and thought it was time to get out of the house. I quick ride to the bookstore and the farmers market should be okay. WRONG!

I was in so much pain, I thought I would die, hubby got me home where I took a vicaden and the afternoon dose of motrin together and promptly went to sleep.

I still feel groggy, I don't think I can knit, but I can't sleep either, so here I am! whining blogging.

No pictures though, I mean you really don't need to see me looking like an overgrown chipmunk.
But I am hoping for some FOs pictures tomorrow so stay tuned.

Happy Knitting

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Watch it Wiggle, See it Giggle

Hmmm, Jello and Jello pudding.
I had a very entertaining post all typed this morning to tell you about my adventure yesterday of having all four wisdom teeth removed. But just as I was about to hit the "publish" button the power went out, for now reason, it was a bright sunny morning no storms or anything. Needless to say I didn't really feel like being that clever as second time at six in the morning.

So I'm back 12 hours later to try again. If there is any way on this earth you are 40 something and can live with your wisdom teeth do it. If you are taking something like Boniva, my dentist says there isn't anything they can do for you so keep that in mind too.

I'm not taking Boniva, nor plan to, but boy it sure hurts. I am very sore today and still have some swelling despite the ice packs and warm salt water rinse.

Yesterday was rough but after two failed attempts at eating something I gave up and slept until this morning when I woke up having missed two doses of pain medication.

I didn't think I would be able to knit today but i have managed to come within an inch of the two decrease for sock mate. I had a great idea ( stolen from the Yarn Harlot borrowed from the Yarn Harlot's recent post to have the dentist pose with my sock mate, but by the time I got there yesterday morning after taking the necessary pre-procedure medications I didn't know my own name much less the ability to operate a point and shoot camera. Hubby wouldn't be caught dead asking another dude to pose with sock mate so that didn't happen. Just as well. I apparently needed help walking out of there yesterday as it was and so Hubby's hands were full.

So things are slow and mellow here this weekend is the bad part is I have missed two days of the biggest sale of the year at Knitting Sisters I think I will feel up to the ride tomorrow but I hope they have some yarn left!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dogs on Thursday

Can you believe it is time for Dogs on Thursday already? The girls have been behaving themselves and not getting into mischief and so I have to give you belly shots today.

Rub my belly!

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So I am still working on the sock, I am halfway down the foot so there is progress being made. But, I also have a a really good book I am reading right now and so it keeps pulling my attention away from the sock. The sock is not happy. It has rebelled by dropping it’s stitches off the needle when I am not looking and I can hear it snickering too.

The Tiger Lilies are blooming I just love their color!

I hope everyone is going to have a lovely weekend, I will probably sleep through it. And probably wont’ be able to post much for a day or two as I am having all four wisdom teeth removed Friday morning. So please forgive my absence for a few days, but I’ll be back.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

All in a Days Work

Did I say I wanted that sock finished by today? Hmm, well wanting is one thing I suppose, although I am about to turn the heel so I am very close to getting it done.
But this weekend was beautiful and I really only managed about an hours worth of knitting all weekend at least up until this point. I plan to go knit after I post this.

Yesterday, we enjoyed some time at the Farmers Market, we bought some mulch for the flower boxes which we put out today. And I bought a nice watermelon.

Today the hubby built me a box for cleaning my fleece. I think he did a nice job. I can shake plant material out of the fleece a little easier with this.

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We built some more flower/vegtable boxes today (I didn't get a picture of those yet.) and checked the progress of everything. The pink climbers in the back has started to bloom here is the first of the season.Sorry if it is a little blurry there was a breeze today.
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Here is what it looked like last year.
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The Tiger Lilies are just about ready too.
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In other news I have contacted Ashford regarding my problems with the spinning wheel and I am convinced it is not totally me. As I was able to spin on a different wheel (Kromski). The folks at Ashford have been extremely nice and helpful and are sending me replacement parts for free with advice on how to make certain adjustments.
I have nothing but good things to say about their customer service, they have been wonderful and I'm confident that with the new brakeband and springs I will be spinning away in no time.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

April Showers Bring May Thunderstorms!

Goodness we have had a lot of storms lately! But the bright side is very thing is fresh and green and smells so good, the roses, the jasmine the freshly cute grass.

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Just ask Lily...

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Or Molly...
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But Rosie says that grass is itchy!
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In knitting news, I am hoping to have the sock mate done by Sunday evening so I can start another Big Easy Vest for the hubby.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What a week! Whew!

I am waiting for the bell to ring, seriously when will it stop. I have been so busy and I can't seem to get everything done that I normally do or want to do.
I had a deadline at work this week, which isn't really a problem other than I have to get the report approved for I send it out and I always send it for approval several days ahead of time and inevidibly it comes back to me the day it is due with issues or some sort, they found something I didn't or they had some history on the case I had no way of knowing and now things have to be revised. Although this time wasn't as bad I did at least not have to stand at the fax machine this time at 5:15 trying to get it faxed out to the applicant. And I did learn a lot from this weeks experience I just wish other people didn't want until the last minute. But that is okay just something to remember when I am in charge! LOL.

It was nice at the beginning of the week so I took sock on a field trip at lunch time.

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I went outside to sit, but I needed to find a place where I wouldn't be bothered. So I went out behind our building there is a concrete sidewalk there, and a big green generator thing for the heating system so that wasn't running and then a huge field.
So I sat there because I figured no one would really be taking smoke breaks there and the shop guys grill out by the parking lot on their lunch break, which is cool but it was just a day when I wanted some peace and quiet and watch the clouds float by.
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We saw lots of clouds. Little did I know how much rain those clouds were leading to us! And hail!


And I got some more eggs from the farm this week with one really funny looking egg!
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It is a long skinny egg! LOL. We got a chuckle over it.
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I finished planting the peppers this week after work, hooray!
I hope they do well I have never planted chili peppers before. I planted them in a different bed than the bell peppers, I didn't want those hotties to be a bad influence on the bells.

I also planted some geraniums...
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While I was out planting I noticed this...
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It is the rose bush I gave my mother her last Mothers Day.
It blooms every year for Mothers day despite my having moved it twice. And it blooms through the second week of September which was her birthday. It grows up to the gutters on the house and it had orginally been planted by the front door, but it was taking over the front porch and grabbing everyone coming in the house. It now as a knice place out back with plenty of room to grow and no one will bother it. I am thinking of getting an arbor for it to grow along. I think it would like that.

So to all you Moms and anyone to cares for someone else even if they have four legs instead of two, Happy Mothers Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Charity Knitting and Helping a Scout Help Others

Charity projects of all charity projects. There is a young lady named Kaitlyn who hasn’t been knitting very long but has already found away to use her knitting to help others.
She is a girl scout and as many may know the scouts are a service organization and one of the highest awards you can receive is based on your service to others. That is whay Kaitlyn is doing through knitting.
Here is her website Knitted Cap Knitwork If you would like to help Kaitlyn other young people less fortunate and/or experience a major medical event in their lives, please knit a hat or two and send it on to her. One group of knitters got together and sent her a donation of 82 hats! So that’s a good start but I bet she could use more hats, or other items to donate to young people in need!

Knit on!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Busy Week

Seriously, I don't even know what happened to it. One day I was working the next day, weekend. Just like that. I haven't posted the things I wanted to when I wanted to, but I plan to make up for that.
Even though work has been busy, I got to leave early one day last week to go the retirement party of a former boss. It was a good time and got to chat with old friends (pictures coming soon).
Then this weekend we had a broken water pipe in the kitchen. I don't mean a leaky pipe I mean this thing had a hole in it! Much time and devotion was spent in that repair, but it is fixed and we can once again run water in the sink and wash dishes. Hooray!

The weather has been wonderful this week and the roses are loving it!

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The Star Jasmine will be blooming any day now.

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I planted some veggies too, these are in the early stages.
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It is hard to tell at this stage but those are bell peppers and tomatoes with merigolds.

Here is the raised garden which will soon hold cucumbers along with the Hosta.
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The girls are having a nice weekend.
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I don't have to come in now, do I?

Lily wants to know where the fleece went that mommy was skirting earlier.
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And I have been working on a new sock.
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For those you made in to maryland Sheep and Wool i hope it was as awesome and I thought it would be.

Happy Knitting