Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving. Last night I learned that it is a good thing I married a man who makes a terrific pie crust, because I make a terrible crust! Jim was tired after a day at St. Luke's in Kansas City, so I decided to make my own crust for our pumpkin pie. BIG mistake. I ended up tossing the first ball of dough I rolled out, the second was passable but not great. At least I make a great turkey! We had a nice quiet day at home with NO company for a change. This evening we walked downtown for a small fireworks display sponsored by the downtown hotel. THe 3yo dd cried from the noise, but the other three loved it.

"Mommy, will you wipe my butt?" I'm so tired of hearing that. My 5yo just can't seem to wipe her own stinkin' bottom! We have told her she can't go to kindergarten in the fall if she doesn't wipe herself, but it's not a motivator for her. Blech.

I'm working on knitting a scarf for Christmas, and need to make my 3yo a poncho. I just can't find a look that I like whenever I start with a different yarn! I did buy some WoolEase at JoAnn's on Wednesday and a ball of Divine. I think the Divine will become a Christmas gift, not sure about the WoolEase.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Sunday, the day of rest (I think)

Well, I missed out on church this morning since our eldest still has blisters from the chicken pox. I did get some knitting done on my poncho, it's now about 75% done. I made my Dijon Ham and Cheese meal in a loaf at dh's request. Turned out well and 3 out of 4 kids ate it! Success!

I may try to make a few hats to give kids as Christmas gifts, at least they go quickly. I may need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby or Michaels (both about an hour away, which stinks) for more yarns. Oh, well. I'm also letting my kids drink a bunch of KoolAid Jammers to make those too cute purses out of the pouches for the teen step-neices.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Hats, Hats, Hats

I've finished some hats for the kids, as well as some baby things for gifts/donation to the maternity home.

The green hats are all acrylic for the girls. The one has a stip of eyelash for my wild girl). The black/red hat is Encore with 20% wool for ds; he picked the yarns to match his new winter coat.

The baby afghan and hat are for the local maternity home. And the lavender hat is a gift.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Chicken Pox is in the house!

Well, all four kids have the chicken pox. It makes for a miserable week, but at least it will only be one week instead of dragging it out for a month or more. G is broken out the worst and is upset aboutnot being able to make sales for his Cub Scout popcorn sale. If you're interested in buying popcorn on line and having it shipped directly to you, let me know.

Last week, G-Boy had his ENT followup in Kansas City. After the appt I had plenty of time to stop off and look at yarn and G-boy wanted a new hat to match his new winter coat. I had no clue as to where the LYS was in Independence, so I called a friend and asked her to look it up for me (she probably thought I was crazy). With my trusty map and the address in hand I found the LYS and got a taste of yarn heaven. DS picked out yarn for his new hat and I got to pick out some cotton chenille for face cloths (of course, deciding who shall get those face cloths will not be easy!).

I have actually gotten some needlework done. I've made some cute hats, finished a baby afghan and am working on more hats for the kids. My friend (the same one who found me the address of the LYS) has asked if I'd make matching hats for her twin nephews that are due in a couple of months. Can't say no to baby hats! I'll publish photos of my FO's soon, we'll see how well the kids cooperate since they're ill.

I got a lovely package from my Crochetville Secret Pal. A crocheted keyring, a too-cute fish tote bag that is seeing use already, and a cute little note holder. I hope my secret pal has gotten her final package.