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

11 June 2010

At a snail's pace...

I'm still moving slow around here.  Luckily there hasn't been too much to do around here the past few days. I was debating on if to show a pic of the 'ole ankle, but why in the world would you want to see the purpley bruised up mess.  It's gross.  It's looking better than yesterday, but still gross.  I'm still a bit bummed about not being able to work in the yard this week like I planned.  Crossing the fingers for next week though.  Glenn doesn't like that idea at all.

I have some errands that REALLY need to get done today so I'm trying to plan them with the quickest execution route so I'm not walking around too much.  It must be done today because there is NO way I will be leaving the house tomorrow and getting anywhere near town down the hill from the house.  It is Fun Days time again and I do not enjoy the mad house that it all becomes.  The wet 'n wild parade gets way out of hand and too many times parents get way out of control and start to push kids around to get at the fire dept's trucks during the water fights.  Insane.  There is no way that you can move around in town because of all the people.  And there is NO way you will find me anywhere near the rocky mountain oyster feed.  Beyond disgusting.
So we will wait patiently for the next weekend to enjoy the farmers market again.  Quiet and simple.  Just how it should be.
Remember good things come to those who wait.

On more happy things, there is one little one who is just pleased as punch that she can read
Green Eggs and Ham all by herself.
She even had to call Mom last night to read to her.
We will surely have to go get our own copy instead of borrowing from the library again.
Who knows why we never did that before with the other two peeps.
She is getting to be a "big" girl way too fast for me at times.

Case in point...
Brenna went out with the camera the other day to take pics of things she liked in the back yard.  It was very interesting to see things (many pics) that caught her eye and to see them at her level.  It's nice to sit back and let your little ones "show" you how they see things so you can appreciate their look on life.
It just never dawned on me that this is how she sees the little bucket of flowers.  Hopefully they will bloom more so she can have some more color to look at.

She's been my little nurse around here the past few days.  She doesn't let me make a move without being right next to me.  Just in case I need to lean on someone.  The stairs are off limits without her also.  She also makes sure I've been wearing my ankle brace for support.  It's helped some.
You gotta love that little sweet pea.  
Love that little freckle face.

So while I was sitting around the desk yesterday (as I was told to do), playing around with the yarn, I came up with these...
Just a couple of new hot pads to brighten up the kitchen.
I'm still trying to decide which circle is best as far as how many stitches you start with.  It's a bit of a dilemma you know because you want the circles to lay flat without having to fidget with them all the time. Once again there are lots of ideas running around my head.
It's a complete mess up there.  :)

I have to get some blanket time in some time this weekend though.  So I think all those random ideas will have to wait.  There's been alot of note taking going on here so I don't forget what I came up with.  It's tough getting all befumbled up there.

Well, must be off.  Things won't get done unless I started hobbling around you know.
Here's to a FAB weekend and to temps being a tad warmer.  :)  It's going to be in the 70's with sun!!
Woo Hoo!!!!!


  1. those hotpads are so lovely! you do beautiful crochet work :)

  2. I LOVE that hot pads, they are so much like summer-feeling. Great!

  3. I am so very glad that you have such lovely little "nurses"!
    Love the hot pads!
    Enjoy the sunny weekend:)

  4. LOVE your hotpads!! And your blanket looks like it will turn out very great :))

    Have a nice weekend!

  5. I like the hot pads, and Dr. Seuss is awesome.

  6. hi kar,
    i love your hot pads!!!! And your new blanket looks very summery!!!!
    Have a nice week my friend,
    big hugs Regina

  7. Love every picture you are showing here. The ripple blanket with the border (what a great idea, as making a ripple blanket, too, at the moment, I really will safe this idea for maybe prevent the border from curling and it looks so very pretty), your buckets full of flowers which would look wonderful in my garden, too, your hot pads in such gorgeous colours, love the combination of blue and white and red always again the most, and the most amazing becoming blanket, it´s making me wish to start a similar one right now and I had to safe your blog on bloglines in any case, simply because I am so much looking forward to see exactly this blanket when it is finished. (And for all the other reasons, too, of course, you are making such wonderful things and I don´t want to miss a single one from now on)
    Have a good time, I am glad I found your blog by fortune,