Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Musings

1) I think I am getting sick. My head hurts, my throat hurts, my neck aches and I am coughing. It is now 8:30pm and I will be heading to bed very soon.

2) My son is so much like me. He never wants to do things but once he gets there he has a good time. Friday I signed him up for the Science Olympiad at school. He complained about going but he had a blast. Then on Saturday we went to a comedy magic show at the library and he said he was going to hate it. Again he had fun and was laughing.

3) Football season is almost over and I am so sad. I am not sure what I am going to do once there are no more games.

My brain just cannot come up with anything else right now so here are a few pictures for you. Have a great week.





Some Minecraft before bed







Bagels With a Buddy at school






Flying a paper airplane at the Science Olympiad






My current reading selection




A simple cabled hat for charity





My loves playing math games on the IPad

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a good weekend everyone!






Thursday, January 12, 2017

FO: Paved Boot Toppers



I am still working on finishing up my FO posts for 2016. This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Paved by Tin Can Knits
Needles: size 4 (3.5MM) and 6 (4.0MM)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Brown
Started: 4/9/16
Finished: 6/12/16
Modifications: none
Comments: I enjoyed the pattern. The cable rows killed my hands though. I would probably not knit cables with this yarn in the future.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Monday Musings

Here we are with the first Monday Musings for 2017. I cannot believe that the first week of the year has passed already. Here is what is going on around here.

1) Work is crazy busy. Actually it is probably a normal level of busy for this tie of year but being down 2 people means it is even crazier than usual.

2) I think my iron levels are low again. I am cold all the time, crazy tired and have foggy brain. I will be going to the doctor on Monday for my 3 month check in so I will find out then for sure.

3) It has been freezing around here. This has not helped with the issue above.

4) My knitting mojo feels like it is coming back. I want to knit all the things and have plans for a few projects. I am participating in Winter Camp through Ravelry again this year so I am hoping to earn a lot of points toward the prize draw.

5) I am still feeling very positive about this year. I am hoping the feeling sticks around for a long time.

Here are some pictures for you.

Staying up late, watching the Lions game, balancing a bottle of apple juice on your forehead like you do.
Rocking our new jammies the night before going back to school
Back to the grind
Pinterest win (One-Pot Creamy White Bean and Ham Tortelini soup)

Family movie night watching Muppets Most Wanted on hubby's new projection screen
He was running through the house like a madman.


Friday, January 06, 2017

Friday Funnies

Well I hope you all survived the first week of the year unscathed. Have a great weekend.






Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 Goals


I have decided to go pretty easy on myself this year and keep my goals pretty simple.

1) Read 52 books
2) Knit 52 preemie hats
3) Learn to crochet
4) Work out 3 days a week

My word for the year is Brave. I am tired of letting my self doubt and insecurities stop me from doing what I truly want to do. So I will try to set those aside and make the best happen in 2017. Until next time ....

Saturday, December 31, 2016

See Ya 2016

I am so so so glad to see this year come to an end. I failed miserably on my goals this year but I am honestly just glad that I made it through relatively unscathed. I am looking forward to 2017 and have a good feeling about the next year. I have not felt this positive going into a new year in a very long time.

Knitting wise I did knit a lot more in 2016 that I did i n 2015 - 6242 yards this year vs 3734 for last year. My Ravelry list of 2016 FOs is here. I managed to complete:

7 hats
2 shawls
3 pairs of socks
3 market bags
1 pair of boot toppers
3 toys
19 Christmas ornaments
23 preemie hats

My reading really took a hit this year. I only finished 32 books this year. That is the lowest number in a long time. The total number of pages was 10,373. For the year I finished:

1)    The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky (1/1-1/9/16: 295 pages) 
2)    Purl Up and Die: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton (1/9-1/15/16: 311 pages) 
3)    A Box of Darkness: The Story of a Marriage by Sally Ryder Brady (1/16-1/22/16: 240 pages
4)    Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (1/23-1/31/16: 323 pages) 
5)    The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald (1/31-2/14/16: 412 pages) 
6)    The Friendship Test by Elizabeth Noble (2/14-2/29/16: 437 pages) 
7)    The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah (3/1-3/7/16: 388 pages) 
8)    Blossom Street Brides: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber (3/7-3/15/16: 318 pages) 
9)    The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (3/16-3/31/16: 466 pages) 
10) On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah (4/1-4/7/16: 322 pages) 
11) Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber (4/8-4/15/16: 306 pages) 
12) An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi (4/15-4/22/16: 277 pages) 
13) Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick (4/22-4/29/16: 277 pages) 
14) The Cutting Season by Attica Locke (4/29-5/18/16: 374 pages) 
15) Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (5/19-5/26/16: 330 pages) 
16) Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney (5/27-6/2: 214 pages) 
17) My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt (6/3-6/7/2016: 163 pages) 
18) Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Hugette Clark and the Spending of an American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr (6/8-6/16/16: 359 pages) 
19) Carpool Confidential by Jessica Benson (6/17-7/6/16: 424 pages) 
20) Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist (7/7-7/31/16: 500 pages) 
21) Can’t Stop Believing: A Harmony Novel by Jodi Thomas (7/31-8/8/16: 297pages) 
22) Knit To Be Tied: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton (8/8-8/13/16: 256 pages) 
23) The Silence of the Llamas: A Black Sheep Knitting Mystery by Anne Canadeo (8/13-8/20/16: 296 pages) 
24) Tea With Jam and Dread: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (8/20-8/28/16: 217 pages) 
25) Killer Gourmet: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (8/28-9/8/16: 294 pages) 
26) Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum (9/9-9/17/16: 306 pages) 
27) The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood (9/18-9/25/16: 292 pages) 
28) Dark Witch: Book 1 of the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts (9/25-10/14/16: 342 
pages) 
29) Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber (10/15-10/22/16: 331 pages) 
30) The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards (10/23-11/16/16: 384 pages) 
31) The Irish Cottage Murder by Dicey Deere (11/17-11/28/16: 234 pages) 
32) Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross (11/29-12/9/16: 338 pages)

Onward and upward into the New Year. Until next time ....