Thursday, August 30, 2007
PLEASE keep me up to date if anyone wants anything out of this list - we'll do our best. I'm still in shock - HOW COOL!
p.s. And me being a glutton for punishment signed up for another Beth Moore journey across town starting in September. But that one I get to do with my daughter. How cool is that!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
And low and behold, Tyler's old roommate Brian (some of you will remember him as the cow on Halloween) stopped over with their new baby Saturday. Here is Brian and Carter, who is two months old. He is such a proud papa - of course we offered to babysit when they need. Talk about a baby that is ALL boy!
Here sits the rest of my knitted dishcloths. Three are done, one needs ends woven in. Carole, I hope you can use these!!!!!
Decided to order the color I tried subbing in the Icelandic Shawl as they had been out when I originally ordered. The blue in the picture of yarn I posted earlier just bothered me. They e-mailed me this weekend saying the medium gray was available now, so I'm on hold till that comes in. Which is fine.
I need to think of something to knit in red, for the women's heart disease awareness. Any ideas on something that would be simple and I could give away?
The weekend was terrific. Along with babies and soccer, we did go to the State Fair and had a riot!!!!! We enjoyed the Nebraska Lottery booth where I got to show that an old lady CAN play Guitar Hero and beat the youngin's once in awhile. I got 2 free scratch off lottery tickets just for playing the way I did! WoooooHOOOOOO We have never really gone alone without small children, and we have to say that evaluating all we did on our drive home, we have one heck of a great time. :)
Hope all of you are doing good.
Friday, August 24, 2007
I have no photos to show, but there are two more dishcloths done (cables on one, jack-o-lantern on the other), the front of the doll/baby dress is finished, and the first 8 rows of the Icelandic shawl is complete as of this morning. The special needles I ordered for the shawl came yesterday, but I ordered a set that is too short so had to re-order the correct ones. Senior moment? Nah, couldn't be that. :) I was hoping to have a dedicated set for this project.
The best part of all this is the shawl. I am so glad that the encouragement came and I took the plunge. Sitting there and working on it keeps my mind focused on the giftee (Abby) and her future. Wonderful prayer time, hopeful wishing time and just plain happy thinking time. It takes an average of a half hour per row right now (this will be lacey) so that means there's been more than 4 hours put into it already. But Bill and I discussed it and when there is someone so precious to be doing it for, the time is nothing. We are both excited to see this project's progress. (Shhh, Season - don't you tell her one thing about this.)
Here's hoping everyone has a safe and fun weekend!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Have to have one with the old lady in it...........
And those grandma melting eyes.
Holy mackerel, is he his mother's son or what!
Monday, August 20, 2007
p.s. Tuesday is Abby's first day of school as a FIRST GRADER @ LCS!!!!! YIKES!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Here is #4. Just couldn't wait for the August mid-month pattern to come out today, so just HAD to start one last night. This was from April, diamonds ya know. :) Got the first clue (9 rows) done on the one released today. I have to say, it's looking fancy already!
Going to start actually attending (in person) the Lincoln Knitting Guild, and not just watching everything go by on the internet. Meeting is Saturday at noon and I will even get to learn something new, a technique I've read about, but never knew how to even attempt it. So no pressure here, huh? New group, new people, new technique, all by myself.......... hmmmmmmmmm. Gotta live up to my motto I guess. Try something new every day (if possible).
And I've taken the plunge on a 15 year goal, Lord willing I live that long to finish it. After showing my sister the pattern this week, and just getting the right amount of encouragement AND a price for materials I could NOT pass up, I am now committed to it. I will share once everything arrives and a good start has been made. Just know for me, this is huge. Not just a square dishcloth. More to come on this topic hopefully in September.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Bill's just being silly. But they got a clean tank out of all the hard work they did for the camera.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A lot of fun had by all - thank you so very very much.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Can you tell this is a dolphin? Bill guessed it was a beaver - go figure. :)
p.s. Bill isn't happy the turtles didn't make it onto the blog. :( I don't see him taking their pictures either!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
This frog doesn't have a name, he's just the weirdest thing ever. Looks actually like a big pile of you know what. Here he is trying to balance between the water and the rock parts of his tank.
Next is the White Striped Gecko that Bill adopted. The pet store
didn't think they could sell him because he dropped his tail. As you can see, he is becoming well adjusted and growing a tail back.
Here is Bill with his pride and joy, Soapy. Soapy is a Blue-Tongued Australian Skink. This critter has grown so much in the last three months, I should have recorded it better.
Soapy (Raegan named this one)
As we go up the stairs and into the naturally lit world, we come to the two parakeets, Blade and Sky. These are absolutely beautiful birds and I love 'em. Sky is the blue one (duh) and the noisiest of the two. We sit and make fun of them talking to each other because they sound like an old married couple.
Next we wander outside to the back yard and find the pond full of koi, none of which are named. This photo doesn't do them justice as there are some rather large ones in there, but we couldn't lure them out with food for this shot, just the littler ones.
We only had one water lily out showing off today.
And of course, what's better than a nap on the bank, or anywhere for that matter on a Sunday afternoon.
There you have it, the 'Zant Zoo.