Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beautiful Sunday afternoon

So this weekend got off to a bang with the arrival of N and J. Unfortunately, EA was unable to join us, but it seems like she had a blast in ATL, so I'm happy. But I am feeling rather lonely these days, so I'll have to make some time to get together with her soon. But I enjoyed visiting with N and J immensely. I'm so happy that they're getting settled in NC, but I wish they hadn't had to move quite so far away.

I've almost finished the first of my pair of socks. It hasn't been as difficult as I envisioned it being. I think the next one will go quicker since I have the hang of the pattern now. I just have to finish working the instep, and shape the toe and I'm done with this one. But two nights in a row of staying up late, and I have no motivation to pick up the needles. All I want to do is curl up on the couch until I have to get ready for work. But perhaps the mood will strike before I have to get going. We shall see.

Other than that, there hasn't been much going on. So I think I'm going to get off of here for now, and spend some time with the family. TTFN

Monday, April 19, 2010

Beautiful Monday morning

Not a whole lot to add since Friday. We did luck up and get a very nice patio set for pretty cheap at the BX this weekend. I am going to miss the prices of things on base once our ID cards expire. But, that's okay. I'll just have to practice my skills at finding good sales in town. It's hard to believe that tomorrow is my birthday. 28 years old. Weird. Unfortunately, I got sucked into working because of inventory. Everyone is working tomorrow, so I wasn't able to get the day off after all. But hubby and I are going to spend some time together before I have to go to work. We're either going to go to the Shops at River Crossing and do some browsing at the stores, or we're going to hang out in town, and pick up some plants for the back yard. I think we're leaning more toward the plant idea, but we'll see. And the hubby is so sweet, he got me a stake yesterday to hang my strawberry planter on, so I'm anxious to get some strawberries growing.

I got another early start this morning, so I've been able to accomplish quite a bit already, and hope to get at least a few rows on my socks done today too. Little man woke up and wanted some sausage and OJ for breakfast, so he's munching away while playing Lego Indiana Jones - one of his favorite games. Kid is so busy playing I have to keep reminding him to stop and eat a little bit. But I try to cut him a break and let him play while he eats sometimes.

Just a few more days until N and J get here for their visit. I'm so excited. I can't wait to see my friends again. And I just found out that K is going to be in town this weekend too, but I don't know if she'll have time to meet up with us or not. I know when you're visiting like that, it's hard to make time for everyone that wants to see you. But we'll see how the weekend goes. The menu for this weekend is set. Spinach dip for starters, shish kabob and rice for dinner, and hummingbird cake and possibly homemade ice cream for desert. Can you tell we love entertaining? But anyways, I'm going to get off of here for now, and try to get some more done before I have to start getting ready.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Another week gone

Here it is Friday, and I can't figure out where the week has went. Of course, that probably has more to do with the fact that I literally slept through the first two days of the week than it does with time going by fast, but you know. I was down for the first part of this week with a UTI that had spread into my kidneys. But the doctor gave me some antibiotics, pain killers, and phenergan so I seriously slept all of Monday night, all day Tuesday and all night Tuesday night. But I'm feeling better now (still a few days worth left of antibiotics of course) and am starting to get my energy back, so it's all good. The only drawback is that I haven't gotten any work done on my knitting or other projects because once I was up and moving around, I HAD to start catching up on housework. Fun stuff. But I'm happy with where the house is for now - although I will have to do some more serious cleaning before my friends come in from NC next week. I've missed them terribly and CAN'T wait until they get here. Plus, BONUS, Tuesday is my birthday. So next week is going to be fun all around. Of course, I already got my present, the hubby usually doesn't make me wait when I know what I'm getting anyways, but we're still going to go out, just the two of us for lunch and some shopping. Mostly window shopping, but it'll be fun. On a side note, I actually was at work the other night, and I was checking out a customer - a young man - and he asked me how old I am. Less than a week away from my birthday, I just said, I'm 28 (will be in a few days, so what's it matter, right?). His response is, "Huh. I'm 25. You're 3 years older than me." I'm thinking, really? are you going anywhere with this, or do you just enjoy pointing out to women how much older than you they are. Hmmm, probably why you're not married yet. Of course that's still not as bad as the guy that swore I was either pregnant with twins or a rather large baby when I was 7 months pregnant, but that's not the point. Other than that, work is work. Still short staffed, but we're managing. We are having some problems with the two new cashiers - one more so than the other, but I'm not convinced yet that either of them will make it yet. On Wednesday night I was working, still feeling like crap - but hey a) short staffed, and b) can't afford to miss two shifts in a row if I don't have to. I'm running around setting tables, endcaps, all kinds of fixtures - and he's walking around the sales floor talking on his cell phone. You've got to be kidding me, right? So now I'm going to have to start being the bad guy at work, and I hate being the bad guy. But I don't know what else to do. Either you do your job, or I don't have time for you. Is that really so wrong? Probably - depending on the perspective, but that's what life hands us. Little man is same as always. Growing like a weed, and something new at every turn. Yesterday, I go to Nana's to pick him up from work, and he's speaking German. My kid is learning German. It only took us three years to get him speaking English. Of course I shouldn't be surprised. Right. These little guys amaze me at every turn. But that's my life in a nutshell this week. For now, I'm jumping off and picking up the knitting needles. TTYL

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Good morning world. It's a beautiful - but slightly chilly - weekend here. It's getting off to a long start after an 8 hour shift last night, and a rough nights sleep. We're puppy sitting for the parents, so for the weekend I have 3 dogs at my house and the 2 poms fight like tasmanian devils. No sooner did I start to drift off to sleep last night and they would start chasing each other in circles through the bedroom. Rather annoying to say the least. But it's only for one more night, and they always return the favor when we go out of town, so I'll survive.

I got to talk to my grandparents and my mom for a few minutes yesterday. GP is doing well after this last round of chemo. Still a little run down from it. And they shaved his head this time. His hair was getting so bad, he had GM go ahead and shave it. They sent me pictures after. It's weird to see him like that, but overall he looks good. And he saw the lung specialist after chemo, and he said it looks like he's getting a little better. But only time will tell.

Other than that, there hasn't been much going on. Little man is up and playing Lego Batman, and as soon as hubby wakes up, he's going to head to the range and do some shooting (as long as he doesn't sleep too much longer). As for me, I'm going to go start another load of laundry and pick my knitting needles back up. So far, I'm pretty happy with how the socks are turning out, but I haven't made it to the heel yet and, as I understand it, that's the hardest part to work. So we'll see how it goes. But I'm off for now. Talk to ya'll later.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring is HERE

You know I do try to write more often, but I just never seem to get around to it. Maybe one day I'll remember to make more time for blogging. Life has been full of many ups and downs lately. I found out last week that a sorority sister had passed away - reminding me that life is often too short, and to not let each day go to waste. And then through some unfortunate circumstances, I lost two of my co-workers - two of my friends. One resigned and one was let go. So, needless to say, it was a fairly emotional week. My store is so small that we develop these friendships and we become pretty close to each other. At least that's how I felt. One of the girls will no longer speak to me. But I shouldn't take it personally I suppose - she's not talking to anyone from BBV anymore. I spent almost all of last week crying between all the things that happened. It was unreal. I know how my mom talked about getting sick and wrung out when her company was going through lay offs, and how emotionally taxing it all was, but I didn't think I'd ever have to go through something like that. BB isn't a big company to just walk in and lay off ten people any given day - we don't even have 10 people on staff right now. But that's how it was. I went to sleep crying and woke up crying. It was insane. But I started doing better over the weekend. All I can do now is praise God that I still have my job, and pray that my friends find something soon.

On the family front - Little man has finally decided to be done with diapers. A few weeks ago I decided to cut out juice in an attempt to make it easier for him to tell when he needed to go - but I caved one morning while I was on the phone with Grandma and he was crying for a juice box. As soon as he finished his juice, he went and hid and used the bathroom in his pants. As the day wore on and I thought about it more, I decided to try another tactic. I gave him another juice with his dinner and took him straight to the bathroom as soon as he finished drinking it. He hasn't had an accident since. It's amazing to me that after all the fussing and fighting, it was that simple. But that's my little boy for you.

In other news, I'm just about finished up with the baby blanket I'm working on. And have a custom order through etsy to knock out after that - thank you SC. This particular blanket has to be one of my new favorite patterns. I can't wait to get it photographed and listed. I have a feeling it's going to be very popular. I am struggling to decide on a price for this one. A lot of yarn, and a lot of detail went into this one, so I want to charge a little more than I have been for baby blankets, but don't want to end up going too high. I just have to keep turning it around in my head. I'll figure it out when it's time to list it. I'm also going to try taking the photos for this one outside. I'm so unhappy with my listing photos, and really need to figure out my lighting issues. But we'll see how it goes.

For now, I think I'm going to get some laundry going and try to knock out the border on the blanket. Have a good one everyone.