Saturday, October 25, 2014

Five on Friday (on Saturday)

Yesterday was a horrible day so I went to bed with Clark and did not get the chance to post. With Halloween being next Friday the post will probably be delayed as well. So without further ado here is what has been happening around here this week.

1) So after saying I was having a better attitude at work my new boss pulls some serious BS yesterday on me and threw that out the window. I just want to get through the holidays and then I will probably start job hunting in 2015. It is really sad how one person can come in and ruin what was a very good thing.

2) We went to the cider mill on Sunday for our annual visit. After having cider and donuts we walked around for awhile which is when Clark decided he wanted a hot dog. The hubby bought him one - it was $6. Crazy.

3) The road I take to work has been closed this week. This has doubled my commute since my normal detour is also under construction. I would never make it in a city that has real traffic.

4) I am getting old and crabby. I sit by a 24 year old and a 26 year old and their conversations make my ears bleed and head hurt.

5) There is a saying that you can't exercise your way out of a bad diet. I am starting to believe that. I have only worked out 2 days this month but have been eating petty well and I am losing (small losses but losses none the less). When I was working out 5 days a week and eating badly I would gain weight. Some of that may have been muscle but not all of it.

Here are some pictures from the week:












My handsome guys waiting for cider and donuts












Clark and a 1440 lb pumpkin












Yummy!












This boy has alot of stuffed dogs












Storytime before bed











Riding the penny horse at Meijer












I cannot remember the last time I saw gas less than $3 - it must be election season!































Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Roof is on Fire Edition


The topic for this week is 10 Things You Would Save if Your House Was on Fire. This is assuming that all people and animals are out and safe.

1) Time permitting my grandparents secretary
2) The box of keepsakes in Clark’s closet
3) The painting done by my hubby’s uncle
4) My laptop
5) My purse
6) My iPad
7) The important documents in our filing cabinet
8) My jewelry box
9) Our wedding DVD
10) Clark’s favorite stuffed dogs

Monday, October 20, 2014

FO: Spa Set #1

I am really far behind on posting my FOs. I finished these back in the middle of August. Oh well better late than never right?














Patterns: Garter Drop Stitch Ensemble, Lace Columns Square and Summer Splash
Needles: size 6 bamboo
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream in Crown Jewels Ombre
Modifications: None
Comments: I really enjoyed these patterns. They were all easy to memorize but manage to keep your interest. These will be going in my Etsy shop once I get off my booty and get it open.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone.  I cannot believe that it is already the middle of October. Here are 5 random things from this week.

1) I am trying to have a better attitude at work. I may not like my new boss but I cannot let that get me down.

2) I am really enjoying the new show How to Get Away with Murder. I have only watched the first 2 episodes but it is good so far.

3) I have already come up with my theme for 2015 - Just Do It Already. I am going to start this philosophy now. There are so many things that I am holding back from doing so I need to just let go and do them.

4) I am actually contemplating Christmas gifts already. I may even buy some of Clark's gifts before December. I do not recognize myself.

5) I love my hubby but he did something to my car and now my dashboard does not light up. Coming home from knit night Wednesday was an adventure.

Here are some photos from the week












Playing Chutes and Ladders












This thing woke me up from the other bedroom at 5:30am Saturday morning. The boys - who were sleeping right under it - did not stir.












He still loves his Little Tykes car even though he is way to big for it.













Fall colors on my way home
 











I love this old tree

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Weekend Edition


I have not done one of these in awhile. The topic for this week is 10 Things You Did Over the Weekend.

1) Knit on my shawl design
2) Watched football
3) Watched some shows off the DVR
4) Took Clark to the library
5) Caught up on emails
6) Made pancakes for breakfast
7) Watched Air Buddies with Clark
8) Did 4 loads of laundry
9) Cleaned the house
10) Finished a book

Until next time ....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

September Fitness Check In

Again it is almost the middle of the month before I am posting this. Of course there is not much to tell so this will be quick.

Fitness: I only worked out for 335 minutes of the 690 I wanted to do.

Weight: I managed to somehow lose 4 pounds in the month. I lost inches on my neck, arm and bust while everything else remained the same.

Food: she is still my biggest temptress.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Five on Friday

Here is what is going on this week.

1) I am finally getting over my cold. Of course now my DH is coming down with it. I am hoping it will skip little man.

2) I have been dealing with some major pain on the left side of my body. It maybe time to break down and go to the doctor.

3) Clark wants to be an astronaut for Halloween. I found some DIY instructions online but I think I am going to take the lazy mommy way out and buy one. It will cost about the same and this way I don't have to stress over it.

4) It has been very cold in the mornings. I may have to break down and turn on the heat soon.

5) I still feel a bit like I am running around and not accomplishing anything. I need to focus but I am finding it difficult.

Here are some pictures from the week












And he is out like a light










Watching the Spartans beat the Cornhuskers while knitting a sock












Having a sick/work from home day












I hate this traffic circle












They're not hand knit but I love my purple fuzzy socks












Yeah hockey's back! Go Wings!














It always seems so magical to see the moon during the day.

Until next time ....