Tuesday, April 26

  Always the Optomist

Just when I thought the end was in sight...

Jeffrey (the 3 year old) has pneumonia. He's pretty sick and his asthma is just complicating everything. I'll be gone from blogging (again) for at least a few days and with how the last 24 hours have been, I can pretty much gurantee there will be no knitting.

Serenity now!
 

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Wednesday, April 20

  Just a quick post...

The boys and I are on the mend; thank you for all of the well wishes. We all still need the nebulizers and Steven is still on antibiotics for his ear infection but I think the end is in sight. At least I hope so!

What a beautiful day! I truly am a spring and summer girl. It is so awesome for the boys and I to be able to go outside without bundling up. Today, they are wearing shorts and golf shirts while I am wearing cropped pants and a sleeveless shirt. LOVE IT!

In my brief absence, I have been thinking about my next knitting project. I think I need a break from the poncho thing. Afterall, I did spend all of that time on La Chica, only to end up frogging it. Here's the thing... I am not normally a summer knitter. I think the idea of knitting something to wear when it's hot out is a bit of a turn off. Myabe I should start knitting things instead... felted bags, coffee cozies... what else? There HAS to be more than that. Any suggestions?

In other news, Steven (the 4 1/2 year old) just learned how to snap his fingers and is feeling quite proud of himself. Here is a picture of the little dude displaying his newly developed ability. (Imagine snapping sound here)
 

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Saturday, April 16

  Temporary Leave of Absence

Nothing on the knitting front to report. Right now my life is consumed with allergy and asthma meds, nebulizers and more for the boys and I. That's right, spring is in full swing in Chester County and it's being taken out on us. Once all of the wheezing and sneezing stops, I will be back to blogging and knitting.

Achoo! :-(

**Update 4/18- Add a double ear infection and antibiotics to that list.**
 

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Monday, April 11

 

I have an announcement to make... La Chica and I have parted ways. She just wasn't the right poncho for me. There are two reasons for this decision- A) I'm a perfectionist. I made a few mistakes that stood out (to me) like a sore thumb and couldn't see past them. B) I'm a very symetrical person. Because she is knitted in one long rectangle, the back does not match the front when it is being worn. I want to make something that I will love and enjoy wearing, but I just wasn't feeling it with La Chica. Anyway, I had finished her on Thursday afternoon and decided to frog her while at Stitch~n~Bitch that night. Since this was my first time frogging a completed project, Jackie supervised and assisted as I turned my first poncho into two large balls of yarn. The rest of my time was spent drinking coffee (of course) , reading US Weekly magazine (Is Britney Spears pregnant?) and attaching the i-cord to the carmel macchiato booga bag! I LOVE it, Lisa!!! In fact, I love it soooo much that I am going to make one after I finish my third attempt at a poncho. Thanks to Rosie, I found another pattern for a poncho that I fell in love with- I am hoping to start it some time this week.

 

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Thursday, April 7

  Stitch~n~Bitch

Tonight is Stitch~n~Bitch. Yay!!! I will be bringing La Chica to fringe and finish. I am also bringing the carmel macchiato booga bag so my knitting friends can help me attach the i-cord. While I'm capable of following the booga directions, I'm also capable of making mistakes and I don't want to take any chances on the bag Lisa (the girl who does not blog) made for me. Anyway, I will post pictures of the finished projects tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day!
 

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Tuesday, April 5

  American Idol

I was bored while watching American Idol tonight and jokingly started writing a review to email to my neighbor Maria. When Steve read it he suggested I post it on my blog. I thought it was a good idea so here is the censored, politically correct version.

*Please keep in mind this is only my opinion.*

Tonight's theme was musicals/show tunes. It was totally lame and boring, which is why I started writing the review in the first place. Secondly I think that Paula is on something! LOL Seriously, last week I really thought she was drunk; she had that vacant look in her eyes. Anyway, now onto the contestants. They are listed in the order in which they perfomed.

Scott Savol
"Impossible Dream"- Not good. His days are numbered.

Constantine Maroulis
"My Funny Valentine"- I can't give an opinion on his performance because I am so blinded by how much I can't stand him.

Carrie Underwood
"Hello Young Lovers"- I didn't like the song, but she sang very well and she is still my pick to win.

Vonzell Solomon
"People"- She sang VERY well. She is becoming a strong contender in this competition.

Anthony Fedorov
"Climb Every Mountain"- Yeah. His days are even more numbered than Scott's.

Nikko Smith
"One Hand, One Heart"- Annoys me because I don't like how he does so many runs throughout the song. Overall, he's not bad but he's just not my style.

Anwar Robinson
"If Ever I would Leave You"- I have been disappointed with him over the last few weeks, but I was very pleased with his performance tonight. It's the best he's sounded in awhile.

Bo Bice
"Corner of the Sky"- LOVE him! Obviously, musicals aren't his nitch but he pulled it together and still sounded decent.

Nadia Turner
"As Long as He Needs Me"- She hasn't sounded this good since before the Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time" fiasco.

My final thoughts on the show; B-O-R-I-N-G!!! Aside from that, I can't predict the bottom 3 but I will say that Scott and Anthony definitely deserve to be in the bottom 2.
 

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Friday, April 1

 

I have a confession to make... I have not knitted since Sunday. I know, La Chica should have already been finished and my next project SHOULD be well under way... whatever virus I had this week not only robbed me of my voice and energy, but also took away my will to knit. Just seeing those words written out in this blog entry make me shudder. But seriously, all I have had the energy for is sleeping, shuttling the kids to/from school and laying on the couch to watch all of my favorite shows. Anyway, I'm definitely on the mend but am still feeling kind of drained. I imagine we'll be pretty cooped up over the weekend with all of the rain that's being predicted, so hopefully between that and the sleeping in/napping I'll be doing (hint, hint Steve) I'll be knitting again by Sunday.

I may not have any knitting progress to show, but I do have a story for you; a comical one at that. I let the boys outside for a little while today to play. While I was supervising them, I kept my cell phone with me in case anyone called. Anyway, when it was time to bring the kids inside, Jeffrey threw a HUGE temper tantrum by throwing himself down on the ground and kicking and screaming. Fun! So I put my phone down on the back bumper of my car to pick him up and carry him into the house. Can you see where this is going? Yeah, so later when I had to leave to take the boys to story time, I didn't realize that my phone was still on the bumper. I went all the way to school, the pharmacy, the supermarket and back home without my phone, thinking I left it at the house. So when I got home, I sarted looking for it and when I couldn't find it or hear it ringing anywhere in the house, the garage or outside, I started to put two and two together. I got in the car and began retracing my path; I thought for sure I'd find it near the house, but I actually found it on the road outside of my development! I can't believe it stayed on the bumper for so long! Unfortunately, it had been run over at LEAST one time but for the most part it still worked. It's making some funky sounds, and there are some puncture marks and major scrapes on the back of it and on the battery. Fortunately, I was able to get my phone numbers out of it before I turned it off. Thank goodness I have insurance on it, although this will be my second claim in a year. This is what happens when you spend 95% of your time with children under the age of five. Your brain gets fried... and apparently, so does your cell phone!

 

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