Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The directions are written, typed and saved to disk - that was my biggest hurdle in this whole process of getting an entry into the contest.
Here is a pair of baby booties I couldn't resist doing to put with Kate's baby shower gift. They came out so tiny that I don't know if ANY baby could wear them, but they were cute all the same. These are crocheted out of the Baby Teri to match the blankie.
And finally, the completed baby blanket for Kate. It came out very cool and will most definitely keep this pattern handy for other babes who come along.
Things not complete from list: No mockup for internet deal completed, no repairs done, and no brunch with friends as Bill came down with that nasty stuff that's going around on Sunday morning. So he pretty much stayed low all day and left me to do my thing. There just are not enough hours in the day, especially when we decided we needed to work at the shop on Saturday after all. THAT was not on my list. :)
Friday, February 22, 2008
1. Weave in ends of baby blanket that got blocked last night.
2. Finish extra little something I hope to put into the baby gift bag.
3. Finish up proto-type for a wonderful internet deal.
4. Ship out a repair I had to get done.
5. Attend a baby shower Sunday for DN.
6. Go to brunch Sunday with friends.
7. (secretly wish I were on that cruise with my sis and her DH)
8. Catch our daughter, whose birthday is today, at SOME point this weekend to give her a little gift. She's sounding swamped today with getting cake orders done and of course going on a date with her DH.
9. And Bill wants me to TRY and at least start my knitting contest entry. He truly believes I can have it completed and shipped off by the beginning of March. Does that man have faith in me or what? That's MY man!
10. Stay AWAY from the computer unless it is to crop photos. :)
I will see you all on Monday! I will miss seeing you, but you know I'll be checking up on YOU come Monday morning!
All who stop by have a SUPER weekend and stay safe and warm. :)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Was this kid entertaining or WHAT? There were a close second to him, but for now we really like that Texas boy, Jason.
Girls are on tonight!!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Recipe For Karen
3 parts Craftiness
2 parts Daring
1 part Laughter
Splash of Desire
Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice
......making marvelous headway on the baby shower gift for my DN this coming weekend. It is absolutely the cooooooshiest blankie ever. And again I'm so glad I didn't eBay this yarn away. Made of double stranded Red Heart Baby Teri in Lemon Ice (I think).
...... celebrating a milestone coming in DD#1's life this week, I couldn't resist putting up one of my favorite pictures of her when she was a toddler. Little does she know that this puts a milestone in my own life.
And look at the little clone who is HER DD#1. This is a photo at about the same age as her mom's photo above. Did I mention, C L O N E???? DGD is now in 1st grade and not only looks like her mother, but acts like her, too. Good stuff.
Monday, February 18, 2008
A & H ham it up for me as grandpa gives them a ride on the forklife. Then Hunter got interested when they started to lift all the grocery store sign paper.......... Abby is still smiling for the camera. What a gal!
When they got done riding, all we could hear up front was Hunter shouting at the top of his voice, "Grandpa!!! That was AWESOME!!!!!" Oh, to be four years old again. Made our day. It was a fabulous day and through all the fun, we got a lot of work done, too.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Here sits my computer, tuned into Yahoo! Music Jukebox - ahhhhhh, smooth jazzzzzzzzzz......
Here sits my phone, my list of what I would like to accomplish today, and my most favorite license plate I ever got to have. To be honest, a BMW is not the best winter vehicle, but it was sure fun to own that old girl for awhile! And of course my photo of Tyler in Bill's robe when he was 3 years old and cuter than a bugs ear. Precious.
And here you see my stash of knock-off Jelly Bellies........... shhhhhhh :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
For those of you who don't know the history of 'us' over the past four years, and wonder why I seem obsessed with blogging Bill's activities........ just know this is CELEBRATION blogging. This is singing for joy on my part that no matter what ever happens in our lives now, we have our real Bill back, better than ever, full of life and more motivated than we've ever seen him. Yes, more motivated than even his insurance years! "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific!" Season will be thankful I spelled 'terrific' correctly and not how she said it as a 3 year old!
I am grateful for all of your prayers through these last few years. Onward and upward!
I SHALL knit tonight!!!! (Hope there's some L&O-CI on TV)
Saturday, February 09, 2008
....and a view from my regular desk to my data desk.......
And the grand finale is Billy's office! We haven't moved his real stuff in here yet, but look at that old map that was left IN the wall! And he poly'd up all his walls and shelves - it is absolutely gorgeous.
Bill poured a little concrete to fix an area in the shop and he put mirrors up in all the bathrooms and is starting to lay vinyl in the girl's bathroom. We've been at it since 7 this morning, so it's time to call it a day and maybe even............ KNIT???????????? Who knows! Yeeee HAAAAA
Friday, February 08, 2008
1. No injuries in the move (to humans anyway)
2. Movers did an excellent job - both crews
3. Telephones only down for 3/4 of a work day
4. Hard working employees who really kicked it up a notch
5. Electricians had everything hooked up and ready by late afternoon today!!! That was a rough one, but they did great.
6. And to top it off, picked up the desktop for home that had to be repaired and they were able to retrieve all of our photos that were stored on it! Yes, I was overwhelmed and had to shed a tear of joy. Quite unexpected. Thank you to the Computer Magician! (also our new biz neighbor)
Tomorrow I will tackle my office, which hasn't been touched. I want to move my own computers, printers and files. I want to move Bill's computer myself also. Maybe Sunday will bring a shopping trip to Best Buy to find a good wireless internet deal so all three of the salesmen can utilize the 'waves'. :) Any suggestions?
All in all, moving is exhausting, but the upgrade in surroundings has been well worth the aches and pains. Onward and upward!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Bill to left again, still observing..............
Thank goodness for people who specialize in this type of move.
Little Heidi goes today, too. She works hard making things pretty, too. (But not as pretty as her big sister does, but don't tell her that because she doesn't ever break down either.)
The big format one-color goes today, too. He weighs over two ton also and needs special attention from this special crew of men.
Moving updates.... heavy movers have had postponements/cancellations due to weather, so we will be talking to them this morning as they are itching to pay their workers to work, not stand around looking handsome. LOL I understand that theory. So we will keep you updated on whether or not things will speed up around here with the heavy stuff or not. Employees aren't going to be happy, but I'm not here to make them happy or comfortable this week. OOOOOO, did Karen just get bossy there? Moving is never fun, so we just have to make the best of what opportunities this weather may be presenting to us. Bad for some, but may be awesome for our move.
Negotiations have started now for real with my notebooks. Price has been agreed on, colors will be great, and I get to keep my brand on them. Now what could be better than that?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I put 3 more notebooks up on Etsy - please check them out. I haven't done any purses lately as it seems to be a winter item and until I can come up with a good summer idea, that will probably hault for now. Still working on getting the bags into retail on the east coast tho. Not giving up on that opportunity! If that comes about, then I'll be back at the bags hard and heavy.
Dear Shawna will be back tomorrow to help move some more, even tho it is her day off at daycare. What a trooper she is. Season works too many jobs the way it is, so I will leave her alone. :) What's up with my daughters anyway? Don't they know what a day OFF means? God bless them both.
Yep, watched the Super Bowl up till after half-time, then I nodded off and missed the rest. Happy I made it through to see Tom Petty though. We really enjoyed his performance!
We have found a great deal on some used desks so I don't have to move the behemoths from here. I'm sure that MADD Dads will appreciate a few extra desks for their operation coming in here. Now all our things will match in every office and with bigger desks, that means I can hide more IN my desk instead of sitting on top of it all the time! HA I will post pix once we get in there and will also post some before photos too, just so you can all see the work and elbow grease that's been put into it all.