Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Adventure

So  I may have started a podcast.


The blog for the podcast is here.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Five on Friday

Here we are at the end of another week. Here is what is happening around here.

1) We finished up kindergarten and are ready to move onto first grade. I can hardly believe it.

2) Today is my 39th birthday.

3) I took the day off, had all 3 meals out, went to JoAnn and took 2 naps.

4) Clark is having a great time at camp but I am not enjoying spending almost $200 a week for childcare again.

5) The closing on the house up north is Monday. This is very bittersweet - it is like losing my grandparents and mom again.

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks.













 Having ice cream on a warm Saturday afternoon












Last lunch of kindergarten












At the bus stop on the last day of school












Happy Fathers Day












Birthday selfie with little man












Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Summer Edition




 The topic for this week is 10 Things on Your 2015 Summer Bucket List.

1) Having a picnic
2) Taking a short weekend trip (right now the plan is Mackinac Island)
3) Swimming in my dad’s pool
4) Play put-put with the boys
6) Going to the zoo with Clark’s summer camp
7) Eating strawberry shortcake (this one may have already happened over the weekend but there is always room for more)
8) Enjoy our more relaxed morning and bed routines
9) Go for more walks after dinner
10) Celebrate my 39th birthday next week

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Try Not to Swear Edition


Our topic for the week is10 Words You Use as Substitutes for Swear Words for Those Times When It's Not Appropriate to Swear. Now I used to swear like a sailor (I did work with Teamsters at the time) but have had to stop since having Clark so I have quite a few substitutes.

1) Fudge ripple
2) Flipping
3) Crud
4) Crapola
5) Heck
6) Cheese and rice
7) H-E-Double Hockey Sticks
8) Ding Dong (not really a substitute for a swear word but we try not to say stupid)
9) Fracking
10) Holy Moly

Monday, June 08, 2015

FO: Spa Set #3

I have quite a backlog of FO posts to write. First up is my Spa Set #3.















Pattern: none

Needles: size 6 bamboo

Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream in Yellow

Modfications: none

Comments: I used the Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting for the cable patterns. I used the Mock Gull Stitch, Elongated Cable, Cable and Braid and Staggered Cables. I plan to write these up and publish them for free on Ravelry at some point.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone and I cannot believe it is June already.  Here is what is going on in my world.

1) I am participating in Stash Dash this year. I decided to do the 3K. With two blankets on the needles I should hopefully manage to compete the task.

2) I managed to pass up ice cream on Monday and cake on Wednesday. I am very proud of this.

3) My knitting mojo is back and I am happy. The timing could not be better considering item #1 on the list.

4) My birthday is coming up at the end of the month. I am not dealing well with this being the last one in this decade.

5) The closing on the house up north is scheduled for the 29th. This was my mom's birthday so the irony is not lost on me.

Here are some pictures from the last two weeks.












Memorial Day parade selfie













My little model












Blowing bubbles between rain storms












June 1st and this is the temp - WTF?


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Music Edition


Our topic for this week is the First 10 Songs That Play on Your Favorite Pandora Station. Since I do not have one I am using the last songs played on my favorite local radio station – 96.3 WDVD.

1) Mr Jones – Counting Crows
2) Story of My Life – One Direction
3) Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
4) Centuries – Fall Out Boy
5) Over You – Daughtry
6) Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
7) Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
8) Earned it – The Weeknd
9) Who Will Save Your Soul – Jewel
10) Budapest – George Ezra

A pretty interesting mix - that is why I like the station.