Friday, August 15, 2008

Life is hard... or, am I getting older?

This has been a hard summer for me. Is hard the right word? Stressful, yes. Feel like I'm getting older? DEFINITELY!!!

First my cat, then I get sick and take like what feels forever to get better. Then my dad gets sick again--but he's better now--WOOT. Then, my husband's father passes away suddenly 10 days ago... then we find a suspicious mass in my breast--not cancer--WOOT. then a friend goes in the hospital with chest pains--he's good now--whew. I'm definitely good and full with the ups and downs.

usually I love summer. usually my birthdays don't bother me. I'm not so sure about this one. I think I'm definitely feeling my age and those of the loved ones around me.

I love autumn more, hopefully it is easier on my heart.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

SP Question of the Week #10

What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?

hmmm... what event would they give out medals for beginning lots of new projects, seeing lots of finishes in your lifetime, having all the materials you could want and the endurance? but just not the time apparently...

opening ceremonies count? the pentathalong? steeplechase?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Rain Garden '08 update

check out these rain garden photos! and my buddy, isn't (s) he awesome? this is the second year of my rain garden... and all the rain this year, has made it extra special.

it is performing exceptionally well. it can take a 2" rain without overflowing. unfortunately, we've seen a lot of the 4" in variety this year.

the neighbor kids love all the butterflies and caterpillars. we do too! and I saw one of the cats batting at one the other day also.

its always active around here.

check out that red cardinal flower. wow!!
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my favorites in the spring garden

In anticipation of some upcoming photos... let me show you some of my favorites in the spring garden. I love these little guys. they are called fritillarias. or checkered lilies. I would like them everywhere. and, I'm working on it.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

and, once again, I score!

Look at this LOOT! My secret pal, only identified as from Massachusetts.... sent this huge box of awesome goodies to my door. 4 skeins of handdyed sock yarn, a needle holder, SOAK, OLIVE GREEN worsted weight yarn, a pattern in my que, with yarn to go with it, candles, a Vogue specifically on green, spa girly stuff, tea, burt's bees and cookies. Where do I start? Thanks Secret Pal. I hope you have a great weekend! I am, I am going to be going through my goodies!
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