Friday, December 08, 2006

hi all... I am glad to say that I am not upset anymore.. LOL Back to my normal jolly self. a bit disappointed, but not to bad. With the help of a fwe great mama's, I will be able to get some new dresses made up in no time.
Here are a couple pictures of the skinny scarves I have just knitted and crocheted. The 2 light blue ones are presents for a mama and her daughter. Cute!!! The dark one inbetween the light blue ones is a dark blue with yellow flecks in it. Very nice and stretchy. I still have to weave the ends in..
The green one and the orange ones on the end are the 2 crocheted ones. They double as belts, scarves, or whatever.. LOL Patterns out of some scarf book my DD just bought at Wal-Mart.. You can see a bit more detail in the up close picture. Still not great, but you get the idea...

We went to Courtneys choir concert last night.. All I can say is WOW!!! They were incredible for a group of 8th grade singers. While they all did great, I feel compelled to include a note about Sydney.. Courtneys friend who has the most incredible voice I think I have ever heard. You would have thought you were listening to Whitney Houston or Beyonce (sp??) or any of the other pop singers. She was just to much for words.. Standing ovation....

The band was really good too.. I was so impressed.. Courtney charmed everyone after the show. She and her other friend decided to pretend to sing with the microphone back stage while we were all out at the social stuffing our faces with all kinds of goodies.. LOL Out of no where we hear a Christmas song being sung out of nowhere.. We all go and look and there ...thinking they are on "Wanna be a rock star" are the 2 girls jamming out.. LOL It was just to HILARIOUS!!!

I have started a new Harry Potter scarf.. It isn't a traditional movie one, but same colors with a different stitch. Thanks for the instructions Michelle...
I will get pictures posted tomorrow of my progress. It isn't turning out exactly how I had hoped, but it is definately cute..

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Alright.. It is time to vent/cry/whine...

Have you ever had to remind yourself just how much you love your children??

Well, I am reminding myself of that very thing right now. And let me tell you a little story about a 4 almost 5 year old who is in severe trouble with her mother right now.

We had a meeting at the school today. It went well. She is doing great. Not as good as we had hoped, but still doing much better than she was. We came home and made chocolate chip cookies and macaroni & cheese.. When we finished eating lunch, I decided to start some dishes.. So I turned on Noggin and went about my business.. About 10 minutes later, Katie came into the kitchen with the most beautiful piece of fabric. I really didn't think much of it. I just figured it was some scraps from the dresses I was making for a friends little girl.. No biggie right?? WRONG!!!!!

I went into the livingroom to collect the lunch dishes and to my HORROR.. what do you think I found??? You got it!!! She had gotten my scissors and the 4 dresses off of the table.. Mind you that they were not in easy reach either.. I just can't believe that I didn't hear her.. Course, if you knew the sneaky little turd, you would understand why I didn't hear a thing. Clever as they come and naughty to boot.. But.. By looking at her delicate dainty face, you wouldn't ever guess what a little shit she is.. LOL Gotta love her though...

Anyway.. Back to the HORROR... There in the middle of the floor sat a god awful pile of cut up fabric. A wild assortment of scraps that were ~15 minutes prior~ the most beautiful dresses fit for the hippest little girl. I put so much time and love into those dresses and they are not even close to being fixable.. Not to mention that is was about $60.00 worth of fabric and trim. I will be able to cut it all up into quilt squares, but that isn't the point.. I do not have the money or fabric stash or time to remake 4 dresses..

How the heck do you tell someone that they are not getting the dresses you have promised them because YOU didn't watch your kid close enough and your kid is to naughty to be left alone long enough for you to get the dishes done???

Did I mention that I really do love my children??? I honestly do... But..... some days I would love to send them off to Gramma and let her deal with them... And let me say.. I would have been DEAD MEAT!!! had I ever done something that stupid.. 4 (almost 5) or not.. The worst part is.. Katie had to tell me the minute I walked into the room that the cat did it... So.. it isn't that she didn't know it was wrong, SHE KNEW!! You could tell just by looking at her that she was in trouble before I said a word... And the fact that she even thoguth to blame the cat for it.. LOL Tells me not only do I have a cute little girl, I also have one that is tooo smart for her own good. Clever isn't she..

Did I mention that I really do love my children.. LOL....

Well, I am off to email the recipient of the dresses. Cross your fingers she doesn't strangle me thru the phone with my own cord...
Your Hair Should Be Pink
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Okay, so here goes.. LOL My inner hair color is pink.. CAN YOU IMAGINE ME IN PINK!! Bleck.... Now, maybe burgandy I could live with, but definately not pink. Couldn't it have been green or maybe even purple.. Blue is good.. Orange would be awsome, but not pink.. :)
So I started another skinny scarf last night. Almost finished. I made it thin cause I didn't know how much yarn it would take. I will post pictures when it is done. I also have a sweater on the needles. Very cute, but turning out a bit bigger than i expected.. LOL But... that is what you get when you do not do a gauge swatch.. Who would have guessed right??? LOL
I am off to a meeting at the school for Katie (almost 5). We are hoping it goes well. She is making lots of progress, but being a bit slower in the learning processing, we have to constantly monitor her. I think she is doing fantastically. If we can just get past the "meany meaner" behavior to the pets, and the just plain naughty stuff, we will be good to go.. LOL
I am off.. Will let you know how it goes..