Sunday, August 22


Something unprecedented happened to me on Friday (August) the 13th. I went to The Cheesecake Factory and I didn't want cheesecake! I still can't believe it. I thought very carefully about it, and thinking that I'd soon regret not having any, I ordered a piece "to go" with the intention of having it for dessert on Saturday. I did have it, but I really didn't enjoy it the way I thought I would. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I actually enjoyed the Dairy Queen Brownie Blizzard I had the next day more then the cheesecake! What is wrong with me? Could it be that I am tired of The Cheesecake Factory? I think there needs to be an investigation into this matter.

Steve and I are trying to go out together at least once a month for “date night”. We’ve been having a good time with it this summer, but our babysitters are off to college as of the 28th, so now we find ourselves once again looking for babysitters. Anyway, on the same night as The Cheesecake Factory, we also went to a movie. We saw Spiderman 2 again; this time in King of Prussia on the IMAX screen. WOW... I’m thinking that I never want to see a non-IMAX movie in the theater ever again!

My friend Lisa taught me how to purl and also a different, much faster way to knit. While I was in New Jersey this past weekend visiting with her, I found an adorable yarn store called Knitty Knotty in Westmont, near Haddonfield. I think I have become a yarn snob as a result. There were so many beautiful handspun, hand painted yarns that I now find myself frowning upon some of the yarn I already own. I realize that I just need to use what I have and then I can start buying more premium yarns from the great yarn stores that Chesco Stitch~n~Bitch has been telling me about. My only wish is to have more time to devote to knitting.

In other news, I am an official college student again. Classes start a week from tomorrow and I am taking my placement test and choosing my first class on Wednesday. I’m beginning to feel discouraged though, because I am only taking a class or two at a time and I fear (at that rate) I won’t finish my undergraduate degree until I’m 40. (I’m 26 now.) My ultimate goal is to have my Master’s degree by 40. Is it possible if I’m only going part time? Time will tell.

Insomnia struck me again several times this week. I’ve been trying everything, from drinking herbal tea to counting backwards from 200. I’ve also completely given up drinking caffeine after 12pm in an attempt to solve the problem, to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions, they’d be GREATLY appreciated. Maybe I just need a vacation.

Quote O’ the Day-
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sunday, August 15


I had issues with insomnia last night. I went to bed around 11:30 and couldn't fall asleep until after 6:30 this morning. Fortunately, my husband was good enough to get up with the boys so I could get a few hours of sleep. I think my problem is that I think and worry too much. Some of my closest friends have been going through a lot lately; from difficult pregnancies or marital problems to sick parents and the death of a loved one. It has really been a rough couple of months for them, and I feel so helpless. I know I shouldn’t take on their problems as my own, but I just hurt for them. Anyway, my point is that because I was up all night, I am too tired to write about everything I wanted to write about. There are so many things; Jim McGreevy, The Cheesecake Factory, registering for courses and some interesting knitting stuff to name a few. I hope to find time in the next couple of days. Until then, sleep beckons! (Hopefully :-))

Quote O’ the Day-
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.
~Marsha Norman


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Friday, August 6


Thanks to Chesco Stitch~n~Bitch for a much needed night out on Tuesday! My "Allie" purse is still far from being finished, but knitting with all of you the other night really motivated me to continue with it the rest of this week. I am eagerly looking forward to the next night out in September.

This week was thankfully quiet. I am enjoying these last few weeks before the madness starts again in September. I have planned some little day trips with the boys to help break up the next few weeks. Today, my neighbors and I took all of our kids to Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore, PA. We had a great time seeing and petting animals, looking at tractors and farm equipment, etc. (AND it was free!) Of course, my boys loved the stinky pigs the best, but my favorite part of the farm was The Butterfly House. It's a beautiful, screened in garden that houses many different species of butterflies. A butterfly actually landed on my shoulder! I was feeling honored and quite proud of myself, until a 17 year old kid (that works there) told me it's very common for butterflies in a communtiy such as this one, to land on people. I, however, am choosing to ignore that little twerp and view it as a sign of good luck. :-)

Quote O' the Day-
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun. And find your shoulder to light on. To bring you luck, happiness and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond. ~An Irish Blessing


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Tuesday, August 3


Not many people know this about me, but one of my favorite things to do online is look up quotes. I think what I love best about reading them is that I often find ones that perfectly say what I can not put into words. For instance, lately I have been wondering why some friends come and go throughout our lives. Today I found a quote that helped me understand...

"Maybe not all friendships have to be saved. Maybe we're just meant to spend a certain part of our lives with certain people and then move on." ~Unknown

I have decided that posting quotes is going to become a regular part of my blog. Some may seem random, some will go along with the theme of the post and some will go along with the mood I'm in. If anyone has any quotes they'd like to share, please either post them as a comment or email them to me at


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