Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Well, we actually got to spend a weekend together as a family! It was wonderful! The kids were well behaved and we really enjoyed each others company. 
We went for a lovely walk around the Historic District downtown. The weather was a bit chilly and threatened rain, but it was fantastic! 
The last few weeks have been extremely stressful. It was so nice to have so time to spend together. 
With the new baby, HUGE project at work and stress with my husbands work situation, I sometimes feel that I float from one day to the next just trying to survive. 
To have the time to just be with them. Enjoying their company. I realized how big the older kids are getting. And, that I'm really proud of what incredible people they are becoming. 

I often think to myself that I really got lucky in the kid department. Of all the possible kids, I got the best of the lot! I can't wait to see how they turn out. On the other hand, I'd love to freeze time and just enjoy them as they are. 

The baby has decided that sleeping is for wussies. He refuses to nap and wakes up every half an hour or so all night. I'm hoping that this will pass soon. I don't think I've ever been this tired.

As far as knitting goes, I've finished a few projects. I finished a baby blanket for the baby that I thought was never going to be finished! I really am a small project knitter. I can't handle the commitment of a larger project. No sweaters for me I'm afraid! Now that it's blocked, I'm worried that it is too lacy for a boy's blanket.

I made some Owling mitts for a co-worker. They turned out great, but I was unhappy with the thumb. I think that a thumb gusset would have looked much better. The recipient isn't a knitter so I don't think she'll notice. I loved the pattern and I think I'll make another set soon.
I made about 15 wash cloths for teacher's gifts. They were pretty quick and easy using crochet. I packaged them with some soaps from Wolfe Farms. It made a nice package. I've received several happy comments from the the teachers. 

As a quick project, I knit a Starving Artist hat. It was incredibly fast to knit up. It is very warm. 
I've just cast on some socks and the Hogwarts Express Shawl. Also a couple of stuffed animals for the kids. 

I really needed that weekend. After a slump last week, I kinda thought I was losing my mind for a day or two. I'm feeling better though a good night's sleep would be appreciated!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One Step Forward Ten Steps Back

Well here we go again. About a year ago my husband lost his job. Guess what:
 IT HAPPENED AGAIN!! Except this time we don't have any savings!
Yep. I really don't know if I should laugh or cry.
At least I have a healthy family and marriage. I'm so thankful for that. I guess the rest will work out eventually. I'm really trying to keep a positive attitude.
You can't be sad when you see this adorable face! So at least I've got that going for me.