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20 March 2009

Daydreaming and crocheting in the sun!!!!

Well, this week sure has been BUSY!!!  We finished with Em's tests yesterday.  She said she felt that the test over all was easy and she didn't have a problem with it.  She even said she thought it was fun taking the tests!  I know she can be a bit messed up once in a while.  :)  It was hard waking up earlier in the mornings just to make sure we left on time to make it to the testing center with time to spare so we could go over the days announcements ,etc.  It was also fun to see some of the other homeschooling families that we see on a regular basis and chat with them about "stuff" and how things have gone so far this year.  It was also great to hear about the wonderful things happening in our state's legislature that will improve our homeschooling laws where we live.  We really do have an awesome group working for us to make sure we can educate our kids properly, in a safe loving environment.   Thank You to everyone that works so hard for all of us!!!  :)

Well, on a different note, the other day after dinner I could not resist going out on the deck and soaking up some sun while working on my bag.  But before I started on the most important crochet time, I started daydreaming about when we can get up in the hills and start frolicking around like little mountain goats.  It will be wonderful to get up in the fresh breezes, hearing the wind in the trees, listening for birds, looking for bugs and just taking our little sweet time hiking around.  Let's not forget watching for critters that may be in area.  We have only come near an elk one time near Stanley Lake a few years back.  Other than that, no excitement.  But we still keep an ear and eye out for anything.  You just never know.  I just love the little meadow pictured below in the summer time because it turns blue from all the Lupines that bloom in June/July.  AWESOME!!!
Enough of the daydreaming.  Hiking will come soon enough.  :)
Please don't get frightened by the pale legs that are attached to the really pretty red socks below.  I do need to get out in the sun a bit.  But I couldn't resist wearing my favorite homemade socks.  Favorite color too I must add.  
So I gathered everything one would need while sunning and crocheting out on the deck in the beautiful weather we had the other day.  Big cup of lemonade, tools of the trade, Ipod, the bag, and the phone.  Not sure why I had the phone being I had the ringer turned off.  Don't ask!  :)  The girls were running around the yard squealing and making a bit of noise, which drives me a bit nuts sometimes.  I still don't understand the need or reason for running around squealing about nothing in particular, other than to irritate parents and neighbors.  Sometimes I wonder what the neighbors think when the girls are out just making noise.  I have to remind the girls that others may be out in their yard to enjoy themselves and they didn't come out to hear the crazy whacked out "calls" of the two little birds tearing around our yard.  So the Ipod is needed so that I am not continually asking little peeps to tone it down a bit.  I figure that if I can hear them above where I have the music turn to, then I will remind them.  Nothing like jamming to your favorite tunes while sunning and crocheting!
Here is the progress from two days ago while out in the sun.  I had finished the increasing and was making my way up the side of the bag.  I will have to take another pic sometime today to show the progress since then.  I am really liking this bag!  It is going to be awesome because it will hold a lot of yarn for whatever project I choose next.  I am going to line it first though.  So hopefully that won't take to long to finish so that this beauty can be used.
I must be running now.  I have got to get to Bowling!  We have some friends meeting us.  It will be nice to go and have some fun after the hard work Em and I had the past few days.  Well, at least I need to go and have fun.  Em apparently had fun while testing remember.  Issues!!

Go and have a FAbuLosO weekend everyone!  And keep on creating!  I will be surrounding myself with more yarn.  Like you didn't know that!  LOL!!!  70 degrees here today so I see more sunning on the deck later this afternoon!!  WooHoo!!!

Toodles Noodles!!   xxxxx


  1. I think I'm falling in love with that bag, Kar. It's going to be so awesome.

    We used to go fishing and camping at Stanley Lake all the time when I was growing up. It was one of my dad's favorite place. Mentioning it reminds me of all the fun we used to have fishing. Even at 50 years old he insisted on baiting my hook and cleaning my fish. I was always his little girl. I really miss him.

    Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. We had some warm weather the other day and I simply loved it, we took full advantage of it and hiked the river. Aww...Lupines, I love seeing them blooming on the sides of the road when we go up North. We don't have them around here.
    Enjoy your weekend Kar.

  3. Hi there did a bit of crocheting in the summer sun last weekend and hoping to do more. I am loving the bag and can't wait to see it finished and full of scrummy yarn and projects. Am counting the days till my tutorial day on 3 apr when I hope to be able to get on and do some flowers. Have a great weekend Dev x

  4. Glad the tests went well and that you are enjoying some nice weather. Cute socks! I am anxious to see the new bag. It looks very colorful. Perfect for Spring! Have a great weekend! Liz

  5. First off, I'm still curious about how the cookies came out. I've been thinking about those cookies and a recipe I saw for chocolate banana chip cookies (apparently they have chocolate chips and banana chips!).

    That bag is AMAZING! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Have a great weekend. :-)

  6. Hello Kar..been a weeny while since I found time to say helloo, i do pop to your blog most days to catch up but not always enough minute to be wordy.
    The bag is looking absolutely stunning, it really is! Its making me want to make another one just for the sheer fun of making bright circular stripes...Im gonna do a round cushion next I think, basically the bag without the sides, just to get me some stripy round action!
    You're lucky having such warm weather, its sunny here but still cold, still needing coats on....we're packing a picnic lunch to take to the river today, I shall have my crochet with me of course...have a great weeekend
    ooodddles of tooodly-noodles to you

  7. Oh I feel blessed to have kid approval! That's what counts because they know what they like! :-) Here are two places for cute butterflies (although I have seen plenty):

    1. http://www.yarncat.com/GirlyHat_ButterflyPin.html
    2. http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/crochet-butterfly.html (this is the one I used)

    I've been teaching for 11 years, all of which have been with 5th graders. Once upon a time I thought I wanted to teach kindergarten, but I now realize that although each grade is special the key is finding the right one for you. If any changes are made, I suspect it would only be older ones like at a community college or something, but for now it's 5th grade. Spring fever has already hit though...oh boy! :-)

    Can't wait to see more cookie pictures. Yummm...