"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

12 March 2009

Happy day and packages in the mail !!!!!!

Well, today seems to be going a bit better.  Even though I can still here "water" somewhere.  The leak detector will be here tomorrow, not today.  I was wrong.  :{  (deep breath & find my happy place)  :)  I have my Itunes cranked while typing which seems to be helping.  And yes, the stereo is on (when I'm not on here) so there is happy music playing while getting things done.  And so I can't hear the faint sound of "you know what".  And we are not dealing with any "you know what" in the house.   :}  And Monday was rough also with it being the day we lost my DAD 6 years ago.  Very somber day.  Love and miss you Daddy, ALOT!!!!

Yesterday I had to make a trip to the library with the girls to get more books and there was a "present" there for me that I had put on hold.  I wasn't so sure how good this book would be but to say the least I was VERY pleasantly surprised.  Way to go Jan Eaton.  I now have my own copy being held at the local bookstore so that I can buy it this weekend.  YEAH!!!  Trust me, get this book.  It is well worth it.  Em got so excited looking through it.  Yes, pee your pants excited.  Like mother, like daughter!!  LOL!!!!!!  They are just like me until they do something wrong.  hehe!  :)
After lessons today the girls sat down to make some "springy" crafty decorations.  They are making puffy, cottony clouds with rainbow streams hanging from the bottom.  They want to make something else to go with them but I'm not aloud to take pics until it is all finished.  Drama you know.  All about the presentation.  And yes, they are wearing summer dresses.  It is still very cold out but you can't tell them that.  They just keep telling me that "we are inside where it's warm".  It's their new stuff they picked out this weekend when we went for a quick trip to the store to use up their gift cards from Christmas.  They were holding off using them until spring things came out.  They were happy with their loot. Can't tell they have a bit of cabin fever can you.
Well, the best thing about today was when the long awaited for packages ARRIVED!!!  I was dancing, after I shut the door.  For one, I don't want the neighbors thinking I have totally lost it and two, if I fall and hurt myself I don't want to be stuck outside.  :)  I would be so embarrassed that I would have to pack and move.
So first the books.  I LOVE THEM!!!  I can not wait to get going on my bag, finish it and start on a project from one of these lovelies.  I think I will make something for the girls being I have been a bit of a project hog lately for things all for myself.  Here's the list:  (left to right, top to bottom)

1. Patchwork Afghans thru the year
afghans made from grannies!  How awesome is that!

2. Casual to Classic fashions to crochet
Love the red kimono jackety thing on the front.  I WILL make that for myself!

3.  Top-sy Turvy
The cutest little springy sweaters for girls.  The patterns are sized for both girls.  Nice being it is getting hard to find patterns for Em's size now.  

4.  Crochet Cardigans
Love the green one on the front!  And the long white one shown on the inside!

5.  Crochet Shrugs
All of them are too cute!  Yes, I love the green one on the front. 

6.  Fun Time Bath Mitts
They are too cute!  And the girls are debating on which one they want first.  They want them all made but at least that isn't being demanded all at once.
And yes finally, (I know you have been waiting) the yarn I picked out for my BAG!!!   I am so loving them right now.  Yes, I am pee'ing my pants, listening to my Itunes, typing like a mad woman with a HUGE smile on my face!!!  (I haven't done that all week, smile you know)  I was a little worried about not being able to hold the lovelies in my hand and seeing the colors first.  But I am loving them!!  WOOHOO!!!! I am dancing and jigging in my chair!  It doesn't take much to make me happy as one could tell.  :)  It's a mix of Red Heart Creme de la Creme and Lion Brand Cotton.  I just sat and stared at all the lovely colors when I pulled them out of the box.  Simple minds.  AWESOME!!!!
I can't believe that I am finished typing this already.  With the music loud in my ears and typing, it reminds me of when I used to work at night at a trucking company putting bills into the system.  Headphones on, volume up and typing up a storm to stick to my 2500 bills a night average.  I don't miss the work at all, but having music in my ears for 8 hours straight is not bad.  Especially when it is my Ipod fill with my most FAV songs in the world ever.  Now I remember why I couldn't stand that place.  They always tried to screw me out of my incentive pay EVERY month because I would hit the most bills per hour and 98% or more accuracy.  They would be out at least $500 or more because of that.  BAD MEMORIES!!!  
Finding my happy place, deep breath and listen to my happy music while dancing in my chair.  I'm okay now.  Whew !  Close one.  I don't want high blood pressure problems.  I'm still a young pup you know.  :)

So anyhoo, I must go get the girls going on the second phase of the decorations so that I can sit and supervise while adding the last 3 rows on the ripple and then start the edging.  Don't worry my little bag, I'm nearly finished so I can get going with all your beautiful colors!!  Yes, I am not all together at times.  But at least I am happy 99.9% of the time.  That is all that matters.  Especially where the family is concerned.  :)  Remember:
True so True!!!!!  I do remind everyone of that every once in a while.  :)

Alright, I'm done.  Everybody go and have a FANTABULOUS rest of the day.  Turn up your favorite music and dance your little tail off !!  I said so!  :)  hehe.

Toodles Noodles!!!!


  1. oh my gosh I hadn't thought of checkign with the library to see if they had the Jan Eaton afghan ripple book... I'm so excited to go now!

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That's all I can say. Everything is awesome (except the water issue but we're going to ignore that today, right?).

  3. I am soooo jealous! I want the crochet cardi, shrug, bath mitts, the yarn - all of it!! Why can't I have parcels like that?! Glad your day was so much better today, you sound (i know I can't hear you...) very much happier!

  4. Yummy! If those were my yarns they would be covered in drool. They are gorgeous

  5. Hey Kar!
    I'm lovin' those girls in their summer dresses! I'm longing for MY SUMMER DRESSES!
    All your new yarn and books look super ~ duper FUN! Can't wait to see the bag!
    So glad you are 99.9% HAPPY ~~~ ME TOO!
    Like you said, If Mama Ain't ....

  6. I know you experienced some sad moments over the loss of your father, but you always know that his memory lives on in your heart! :-)

    You have definitely got to be a happy camper. You've got some great books and great yarn colors. I ordered some yarn for the first time recently and the Vanna Baby wasn't what I expected, but it's still so nice. I wish you well in your treasures!

    By the way, are you home schooling your kids?

  7. That's quite alright. I like long posts! :-)

    My cousin has been homeschooled for years. She's now in the 10th grade. They have this network of parents where she lives and now that the kids are taking advanced classes, the parent that has expertise in that area teaches that class, so the engineer dad teaches math, etc. The kids rotate in the homes and sometimes they go other places. There are definitely benefits to homeschooling.

    I have a friend who taught public school for four years and now is a social worker. Now that she and her husband have a little one and all of her siblings do too, they're pressuring her to homeschool all of them. The closer the kids get to school age, the more I see the wheels in her head turning.

    About the Vanna yarn. The problem was that I was making a baby poncho and if you use that yarn for that, it's more like a winter coat! I finally went to Michael's (the disadvantage of living in a small town is that there is no place to shop for special things like yarn so you purchase blindly online) and purchased some Baby Soft yarn by Lion Brand. I'm going to start it this evening, so keep checking my blog. In the meantime, give me some suggestions on how to best use my Vanna Baby. I bought 2 skeins of lamb (off-white), 1 skein each of bluebell, pink poodle, sweet pea, and duckie. I'll post a picture of it on a new post for you!

    Thanks and see I'm just as long-winded!


  8. I must say, I am dancing to your tunes right now and they are quite nice. I am reading this in Kansas City in the computer room at the Embassey Suites hotel. Long story, but it is late and I am so happy to read all about the nice things going on at Kar's Down Home Bliss. Can't wait to be home myself. Soon. Love the yarn. That is going to be a great bag. Can't wait to see it. I am thinking about the new Lion Brand Yarn Crochet along. If I do it, it will be my first. But I love the sweater and would need lots of encouragement to complete a project like that. We'll see. Have a great day! Liz

  9. Hi Kar
    Wonderful colours you've choosen for your bag.
    What's the name of the wool?
    Have a nice weekend!!!
    Hugs Regina

  10. Hi Kar ..good to see you round at mine pop round often ... which page is the ripple you did on some look similar i cant wait to start but have to get my head round using a pattern Kieren x x