Grandma Is Here

So my Mom arrived safely, and my kids are so happy to have Grandma here. She plays Uno with them and is planning to show them how to knit this week. She brought lots of Irish candy with her, I must have put on 10lbs in 4 days. I'm can't even show you pics of the candy as it is all gone!!!!! Hey, it was'nt just me who ate it, my 24 year old son came up and we had a candy party.

I have'nt been doing much posting with my Mom here, but I read all your blogs nearly everyday. As for knitting, I'm working on the Shadow Shawl every night because my Mom saw it, and wants to make sure I finish it in time for her to take back to Ireland with her. So everytime I go to get wool from my stash, she's there, and points to the shawl. She knows me too well.

Reading update, I finished Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, I really enjoyed rereading this book. I had read it in high school, loved it then, and was afraid I would'nt enjoy it this time, but I did.  Now I've started reading the first book in a trilogy by Posie Graeme-Evans, called The Innocent.          

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It takes place in the fifteenth century, in England and Europe, and revolves around the Kings and Queens of England. Besides mysteries, I love books on the royalty of England and Europe many centuries ago. Have a great day.

Missing In Action

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I've been in 2 days of meetings, longest 2 days of my life. Now I normally work from 7pm – 7am, so being at a meeting at 8am for 8 hours and on top of that to wear real clothes (not scrubs and crocs) is not a sight to behold. Good job there was lots of coffee, because by 5pm my feet hurt, my butt had widened by an inch or two from sitting in one place for 8 hours.

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Now the good news, my Mom flies in from Ireland tonight, she will be here for a month. I can't wait. It can be lonely, even though I have great friends here, when all your family lives so far away.I still have'nt finished her Shadow Shawl, but I'm 2/3 done.

               

Also finished  reading this book, it was the first time I have read anything by this author. It was a good book, now on to Wuthering Heights. Have a great day.

Happy International Webloggers Day

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I never knew there was such a day.

Books and more Books

I finished A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber, it was a quick, fun read. Here’s the next 2 books I’m going to read. Not sure which one I’m going to read first. Now if only I could knit and read at the same time.

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Summer break bliss is still here, grocery shopping with the kids was not the horror I imagined. I even wondered if they were really my kids. Time to bring them for a swim, they would spend hours in the water, it sure does tire them out. Have a great day.

Finito!!!

Finally finished my baby present. Just in time too, as the baby is due this week. They are having a girl.

     

Also finished The Da Vinci Code, I really enjoyed this book. My next book is a completely different one, but it involves 2 of my favorite hobbies, knitting socks and reading. It is called A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber, there is even a sock pattern in the book.

                   

I also think my Summer Break bliss could end today, as I’m about to go grocery shopping with my three kids. This could be the end of life as we know it!!!!!!

Bags, Bags, Bags!!!!

Finally finished the 2 felted bags, I'll have to try and felt them some more.

The first one, I used Booga Bag Pattern, but I made it wider and shorter. I used 3 skeins of Noro Kureyan 147A. It is for a co-worker.

    

The second bag, is The Little Coco Bag. I used Noro Kureyon 138A. This one is also for a co-worker. They chose the color and patterns. OK, back to getting my Shadow Shawl finished before my Mom flies in from Ireland. Have a great weekend. 

Lazy Days of Summer!!!!

First things first, check out my friend Scout's  new shop, she has the most fabulous hand painted yarn.

OK back to lazy days of summer, I must be crazy but I love summer break with the kids, no schedule, no practices to go to, etc. We just do things when we want. We have been swimming everyday, and of course I bring my knitting and books. I just finished two bags which I'm felting right now, hopefully I'll have pictures this week, and I am  also working on Shadow Shawl which once I got the first 50 rows done has turned out to be easier than I thought to knit. I've also joined the Summer of Socks which starts the end of the month, I think my first pair will be Dublin Bay using the "Million Dollar Baby" hand painted yarn.

                   

With regards to reading, I fininished Angels & Demons, I really enjoyed it. In fact I could'nt put it down, it was fast paced and kept ones interest. I could'nt even guess who the mastermind was behind the murders until near the end. I'm going to read The Da Vinci Code also by Dan Brown next.

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My kids are enjoying their reading too, which is surprising for my son who usually during the school year fights his nightly reading, but now they all hang out in the back yard after swimming and read for 30mins.

I know this Summer bliss will end any day now, it has only been the first 2 weeks of summer break. By next week they'll be fighting with each other, I'll constantly be hearing "he did it", "no, she did it", "I'm bored", but I can at least dream that it will last, can't I????

ANGELS & DEMONS

No I’m not talking about my kids, Angels & Demons by Dan Brown is the first book I’m going to read for the Summer Reading 2006.

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My kids joined their local library’s summer reading program too, so it looks like everyone will be reading. They get prizes for every hour of reading they do, so its a great incentive for them.