Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Finally

I finished something. Yes I'm in complete denial that today is December 13

Monday, December 4, 2017

So freaking close

And then I discovered I screwed up way back with placement and had to undo two days of work. So I pulled it out (painfully mind you) and set it back up -the correct way this time. Ugh!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Adorable (test video)





Yeah it worked! I think anyway I can see it. Its from the Dominican College (local college) and their fall festival fundraiser.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Picture catch up

Its been almost a month! Seriously with this whole back to school thing back in swing it like non stop around here. So to catch up- pictures!

 Bubba boy has been skritched

Murph has become jealous

My kids may have lost their marbles (what little they had) BTW from left to right is Ang, MJ and Kris

Getting lots of tomatoes even with the number the squirrels are eating.

Pumpkin cookies. Kris made these. She likes to bake to bad shes not such a big fan of cleaning up after. Then again I completely understand that.

Thriftbooks.com got me again. The pile of books i have to read is crazy I really need to get going on that. Also stopped into Barnes and Nobles. Turns out perfect timing. When a paperback version comes out the hard cover gets reduced. I paid less for Harper Lee's book in hard cover then what they were charging for the paperback.

Of course there was decorating


MJ's little village.




The arms on the tree actually "grab".  They move  open and close.


Framed my knitted doily.  Need to change the background. The paper I put is shifting even though its glued down.


Went out to check on the garden today and one of my parsley plants was covered in "Parsley Worms" aka black swallowtail caterpillars.  They love parsley. So we read all about them and these guys (counted 9) will most likely winter over. I didn't have the heart to evict them. I have already harvested plenty of parsley this year so I don't mind that much.


More has happened just didn't take pictures. I really need to get better at that.

=)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

15!!


As of 7:19 pm my Kris is now 15!! This girl is amazing and I am so proud of her.


Shes not a fan of cake so she asks for brownies, gooey ones.


Aaaannnnd my attempt to get a picture with the kids. Its hard someone is always making some sort of face.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Day


First out the door today was Ang my 8th grader


Then my MJ sniff sniff. He went off to kindergarten.
Then went my two off to high school. Kris is in 10th and Dillon is now in 11th! Holy *(*& 

School was pretty much the same across the board. How was school? - fine. Learn anything? - no

Busing on the other hand. The middle school pm busing was basically FUBAR with over 30 kids left behind without a bus and who knows how many one the wrong bus. I had to pick Ang up from school.
I was told the wrong times for Mj and he was a little late but it is the first day and a child was missing from our stop. I can not even imagine.  Not shockingly I could not get in touch with transportation to fix Ang's problem. They just had it loop back to the main menu. Its not rocket science here people.

Anyway. I was a complete wreck all day until all of my babies were home. Not sure if tomorrow will be any better. To all the school districts out there - these problems with transportation is the reason why so many parents drive in their kids. This year they are encouraging parents to use the bus system but yet its so f*&^ing messed up. We are seriously thinking about driving Mj in. I walked my kids to school in Long Island for this exact reason. At least Ang is old enough to help herself. Mj is 5 and still trying to remember my name.UGH!!!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

One day I'll learn

So today I woke thinking that it was a nice day and nothing was planned maybe I should block and wash the knitting that has built up.


This is what was in the Lowe's 5 gallon bucket I use. Its a lot. 3 shawls, 1 cowl, a scarf, several hats, almost all of my socks and a bunch of little things.

Ok and 1 not so little thing. My knitted doily that almost 2 feet across

Blocking pic


ornaments I made last year and just never washed. Still need to stiffen them.

The hats and socks are down in the laundry room drying. They were just washed nothing new to show. I KNew there was a lot but boy was there. It took me hours just to get everything washed and what needed to be pinned out pinned out. Only two things that were drying on my bed (the ceiling fan helps a ton to speed things up) were not dry so they are now in my closed closet. A certain furry little girl loves to lay on the knitting. In fact the moment i opened my door that is exactly what she did the little stinker.