Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FO: Buddha Sweater

Once I finished his sweater Clark decided he needed a matching one for his dog, Buddha.

Pattern: Webkinz Sweater Pattern
Needles: Size 8 bamboo
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Ranch Red
Modifications: made about an inch longer to cover his body more
Comments: very easy pattern. Boy and dog are both pleased

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The ABC's of Me

I saw this over at Jana’s blog and though it looked like fun.

A-Age: 39. I am having some issues with this.
B-Biggest Fear: going blind. When I was a child I was told that I would be blind by the time I was 16 and this has always stuck with me.
C-Current time: 4:05pm (yes I should be working)
D-Drink you last had: Diet Coke 
E-Easiest  person to talk to: My hubby
F-Favorite Song: Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House
G-Grossest Memory: picking up off the floor what I though was a string and realizing that it was a tapeworm from the cat.
olis of Fowlerville, Michigan (now with a Wal-Mart)
I-In Love With: of course my hubby and son. Also sports, Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup blizzard with chocolate ice cream from DQ, life (cheesy I know)
J-Jealous Of: those people who seem to have it all together (even though I know they probably don’t)
K-Killed Someone: would I really admit it if I did?
L-Longest Relationship: my DH. We will be together 16 years in August and married for 12 in November
M-Middle Name: Jay after my paternal great-grandfather and my mom’s cousin
N-Number of Siblings: 2. A sister and a brother both older
O-One Wish: to have enough money where I could quit my job and pursue my passions.
P-Person you last called: Hubby
Q-Question You’re Always Asked: I can’t think of one
R-Reason to live: my family
S-Song you last sang: I think it was Stay With Me by Sam Smith
T-Time you woke up: 6:45am
U-Underwear color: white (I am boring)
V-Vacation Destination: since we sold the cottage (boooo) we will probably be going to Traverse City for a long weekend at the end of August.
W-Worst Habit: overindulging in junk food
X—X-Rays you’ve had: my left arm twice, my right knee cap, many many dental x-rays over the years
Y-Your favorite food: chocolate
Z-Zodiac Sign:  Cancer (yes I am crab)

Monday, July 13, 2015

FO: Clark's Sweater

I am still trying to catch up on my finished object posts. Here is Clark's Sweater.

Needles: Bamboo size 8

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Ranch Red

Miscellaneous: 8 buttons

Modifications: made sleeves longer for his arms.

Comments: this was a very easy pattern. Clark loves it and wore it many times.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone and I cannot believe it is July already. Here is what is going on around these parts.

1) The closing on the house in the UP has happened and after 50 years it is no longer in our family's possession.

2) Last week Clark punched another kid at summer camp. We had another incident during the last week of school. He lost TV, IPad and XBox for the week and it seems like that has made an impression.

3) I am still feeling behind on life. I am trying to keep in mind that these things are self-imposed and not a matter of life and death.

4) We had a good 4th of July weekend. Clark saw his first fireworks show and loved it.

5) As of Tuesday I have a new car. Her name is Big Bertha and she is a 2008 Cadillac STS. It is nice to not have to worry about the car breaking down every time I get in it.

Here are some pictures for the week.

Taking Spider-man for a walk

Waiting for the fireworks to start

The newest member of the family Big Bertha.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Staycaton Edition

The topic for this week is 10 Favorite Things To Do On A Summer Staycation.

1) Go on a long drive
2) Spend time with family and friends
3) Take a nap
4) Eat a lot of takeout
5) Catch up on the DVR
6) Read while laying in bed
7) Play tourist
8) See a movie on a weekday afternoon
9) Hang out on the patio
10) Relax and enjoy

Monday, July 06, 2015

Books Read: June 2015

June was another good month for me in the book department. I finished 4 books for the month. I am still behind on the pace for 52 in 52 but I am not losing any more ground which I guess is a good thing.

1) Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway - Detective Sergeant Lucy Black must solve the mystery of a young girl found wondering in the woods covered in the blood and her connection to the missing daughter of a local real estate mogul. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The mystery was interesting enough to keep my attention and I will read the other books in the series.

2) The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow - Maria is a young girl who while working at Buckingham Palace falls under the spell of the young Prince of Wales. Of course no one believes her when she is sent to an asylum when sh is found to be pregnant. This was an excellent book. The story crosses back and forth from the past to present day which I normally do not like but this was done very well.

3) The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie - Anne goes to London looking for an adventure and finds herself sailing to South Africa chasing a diamond smuggler. This was the first non-Poirot Christie I have read and I did enjoy it. Although it was missing some of that humor of the Poirot stories.

4) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Rachel takes the same London commuter every day where she looks out the window and imagines the life a couple in one of the houses lives. One day when she sees something that changes everything her life takes a major change. This has been compared to Gone Girl and while I though t was good it was not that good in my opinion. However, it was a good mystery and I did enjoy it.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Adventure

So  I may have started a podcast.

The blog for the podcast is here.