I'm still here! School just started, and I am trying to get into a routine now that my baby is in kindergarten (photo of my youngest three below...). I am hoping to get more of a regular blogging schedule down (don't laugh). I've been doing scads of reading and resting from our very busy summer. Soooo looking forward to my favorite AUTUMN!!!! Read: pumpkin ale, stews, apply yumminess....I could go on. Just love love love this season.
Anyone still reading out there??? Would love to hear from you!
Our summer is flying by! We went to an awesome family reunion in Atlanta last week, met new family members & reconnected with some folks I hadn't seen in a decade! My children were introduced to the fine food from The Varsity (I love their onion rings so much!). Lukas and the other 3 enjoyed their first frosted oranges.
We had an exciting weekend of the final Harry Potter movie (sob) & birthday fun. My baby turned 5 this past weekend! Kindergarten here he comes!!!
I'm taking this boy to the dentist today. Well, I'm taking both boys so I am trying to steel my nerves for the visit. I really like our new dental practice but still have my own dental anxiety. Lukas is really looking forward to going because he knows he will get a prize at the end from the dentist. However he didn't understand why he couldn't just wear his pj's to the dentist. I better get my mindless knitting project ready (must keep hands busy to calm my mind)...
Did that get your attention? Someone around here has been losing teeth right and left & the tooth fairy is running low on cash...lol! It's really hard to get Timothy to slow down for even a second to snap a photo but I was determined last night. Crappy iphone photo but there it is. He's in second grade this year and growing like a weed! I sent him to school today wearing major flood pants (do they even call them that anymore?!). I was looking for my seam ripper just to quickly make them longer but of course I didn't find it until after he left. Oh well, I'll do it tonight!
Well, ye olde blog is looking a tad dusty from lack of use. This is my blogiversary month (7 years), & I've been harboring serious thoughts of just deleting the whole thing but can't bring myself to do it...yet. Anywho, the whole facebook thing seems to have changed blogging for me since I feel like everyone has already heard whatever I think about posting. I do love reading other people's blogs especially the crafty ones. I adore Ravelry too as my knitting queue grows and grows with all the patterns I want to knit. Goodreads is another time suck where my list of books to read expands (see list link on left side of my blog). Sometimes I wish that I were like Martha Stewart and required only 4 hours of sleep (or something like that).
Here's something I haven't shared with the world at large yet...I'm helping with a little 3rd grade knitting club at my kiddos' school. Thankfully I am not *in charge* but simply show up to help. They meet once a week after school for an hour. It's fun! So far we've taught them the knit stitch and they are working on squares that will be sewn into a baby blanket that will be donated to a local hospital. The goal of the group is to make little baby hats that will be donated to Save the Children foundation's Caps for Good. I've made one so far, but one teacher has made at least 7 as of last week. Ta da... Caps for Good #1 Originally uploaded by iMagiNe cReAtiVe nAme hERe
(Apparently I am rusty at inserting photos since I can't figure out how to format photos again on typepad...sigh)
Both of my girls are knitters now (yay for new converts!) and are also helping with the club and making squares and hats. It's such a small thing to do but those wee caps can make such a difference! There's a Ravelry group too so all you knitters out there go make a cap! If you are a local knitter, please feel free to give your caps to me and they can be sent with the ones our little school club makes. Thanks!