Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Victim #2

Victim #2 has succumbed to the dreaded flu. My son finally recovered and has been up and about today. Now my hubby is sick. My hubby who has asthma as well, and is requiring breathing treatments every 2 hrs, flu meds every 4hrs, and frequent checks to be sure he's "ok". Yes he's one of those men, that are dying when they are sick, especially when he has his very own "personal nurse" at home.

On the Xmas shopping front, I'm almost done. I was able to manage to get out for a few hours yesterday and get all but one bought and packaged up. I'll have to "borrow' the hubby's truck tomorrow to pick up one very large gift that wouldn't fit in my van.

This ray of sunshine arrived at my door today.
I think it's screaming to become a shawl or wrap.

I doubt I'll have time to knit or blog over the next week, so Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, etc, etc, etc.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

1 week left!!!!!

There's only one week left until Christmas and I am not done. I'm starting to feel pressured. I need to shop. Thank the good Lord I decided against knitting gifts. So why am I pressured?? One week should be enough time to hit the stores and finish shopping....true, however I have a sick child at home. The flu bug has hit, despite the good old flu shot. My son, also has asthma, so we have to watch him closely to be sure his asthma isn't triggered when he is sick. If it does, he'll receive breathing treatments every 2 hours and maybe a course of steroids. Needless to say, I will be by his side all day watching him closely. In addition, if one child has it, it will surely make the rounds to the other 3, as well as Mom, Dad and Grandma. I'd planned to shop all day today and finish...yea right. But alas my plans were dashed.

On the knitting front, the essential stripe is coming along. I should join and begin working in the round today, if I'm able to knit between being Nurse and Mommy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Back in the saddle again

We're back from our weekend getaway. We did nothing but read,
and relax.

When we returned, the xmas lights went up.

Today I started my new job. I think this is going to be a very good move for me. One thing I will have more time for is knitting. Here's my progress on the essential stripe. So far, I like the way it's coming together.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


We are finally on our way for our 3 day cruise. I'm very happy to get away relax and unwind.
Hopefully, knitting progress when I return. I'm taking 2 projects. The essential stripe and vintage velvet. I'm trying my best to resist adding more projects to the suitcase, we'll see. I have 12 hours to think about it before we head out.
Back on Monday!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Just a quick note

To thank my secret pal Shelley. I received your final package and thanks so much. It's been on my wish list for a while and I can't wait to start using it. Thanks for all of the great gifts you've sent. They all were perfect.

I've been busy with my last week of work, trying to clean up and such. I'm off this week and I'm hoping to get a lot of knitting time in, after Christmas shopping.
Here's what I've been working on, the vintage velvet scarf. I should finish today and felt it tonight. I'm ready to start a big project as soon as I'm done.

Anyway, more later....I just scanned the new knitty, I see some things that will go on my to make list....