Thursday, February 19, 2009


You should love free, too! I stumbled upon this great blog - Mamasaysmine. She has lots of good tips and giveaways... Did I say giveaways? Yup. Get your little self on over there and enter her contest for a $10 Starbucks gift card to help get you the rest of the way through February. And you have my permission not to share it with anyone.

(And no, I didn't take this photo. It's just random. But cute.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love (the flowers)

To me. From DH. (Sorry for the photo quality - Blackberry at work.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So Many Crafty People...

I just stumbled upon this at oneprettything (which led me to craftstylish). First, this is really clever. If you love hats but don't want to knit them, you can still have a handmade hat! And if you have sweaters that you no longer wear, there you go - you don't have to feel guilty about them wasting space in your closet. And maybe you're really lucky and you live some place cold and people actually do donate real wool sweaters to thrift shops so that you can go buy them and make these really cool hats. So send me a couple of sweaters...

You really need to visit oneprettything. Lots of unique items and ideas.

Mmm. A month since my last post. Meant to wish you Happy Thanksgiving. Short and sweet on our end. Well, I was in bed sick on Wednesday, and much of Friday. Did get have this great fun on Thanksgiving, though.

Get the Captain Morgan stance? Who knew that after I promised .50 cents a log I'd wind up owing $13.00? I thought maybe 5 bucks at the most. Guess the boy's built for choppin' wood. Works for me.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Pronunciation: \ri-ˈvərb, ˈrē-ˌ\
Function: noun
Etymology: short for reverberation
Date: 1953: an electronically produced echo effect in recorded music ; also : a device for producing reverb
I don't know if he's echoing, but he's definitely got something going on. This is Pastor Ryan. This is Reverb.

Get addicted, like I have, to Ryan's blog. He's different. He's cool. He has lots of, um, I don't know how to describe his photos. Love them. He's got a cute little kid and a cute wife. A full life. Tattoos. He doesn't mince words. He's a man of God. He's funny. And he'll put you off milk for a while.

I leave you with one of my favorite things. I love windows.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Fun Shoot

Oh wow - what a gorgeous day for a shoot. DS's first shoot. It was a "fun shoot," with about 15 or so kids between about 10 yrs old and 18 yrs old. Here's DS, loaded for bear. (Well, it's not loaded, 'cause you never load it until you're ready to shoot, and it wasn't for bear - it was for clay targets. But you get the picture.)

The kids had a blast. There were bronze, silver and gold medals for shooting, and 3 huge trophies awarded for Sportsmanship, Safety, and Team Building. DS won the trophy for Team Building. But I have to say, every kid there deserved a trophy. They were super safe, and everyone tried to encourage everyone else. But guess who won the Team Building trophy! Yeah! DS! A bronze for shooting and the Team Building trophy. He's a great kid. They have the best coach ever, too.

Got a little - emphasis on little - knitting done while I was there, between shots. My LSU Jaywalker scarf, inspired by TurtleGirl.

The color's just a bit off - couldn't get it just right. Of course it's purple and gold, Lorna's Laces sock, snared from Knits by Nana. I like the alternating pools & stripes.

But I'm sooooo sloooooww. I win the limbo of slow. You know, how slow can you go. Me. I win.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Summer - Where has it gone? (If you're in Texas, it's still hangin' around...)

SUMMER is for...
It's birthdays (here's the purse DD gave me).

DH and DS gave me a gift certificate to one of my LYS's - where the heck do I start with that? Maybe I'll pick up in the middle of those Great American Afgan classes...

It's tons of birthdays, actually. Me. Husband's niece's husband. FIL. SIL. Great nephews (2 of them). Friends (quite a few - Cathy, I love you!). Co-workers.

When I was a kid, no one had an August birthday except me. I thought it was strange that only I should have a birthday during the summer. Now everyone does.

I've only just starting knitting again. I had a rotator cuff repair in July. Oh, honey, it hurts. I'd rather have a baby, any day. My doctor starts physical therapy the day after surgery, and I've been at it 3 days a week since then. And at home. So now I can knit and I don't know what to knit first. Or rather, what to finish first. The denim bag for DH? The school-colors scarf for soccer this winter? Start the tank top I never got around to? How about finishing that Noni bag I started ages ago?

My intentions are good. I spend oodles of time on Ravelry looking for just the right pattern to inspire me. I have to stop looking. I'm overwhelmed.

So instead, I spend time wishing I could be organized. Like this.

Or this.