Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend update

Wow, it was a long weekend!  Mariah & I had great plans for Saturday.  We were going to go to the big farmer's market in Kankakee.  It's right across from the library so of course we were then going to go to the library for awhile. Then we were going to do a little shopping and then go to the park and have a picnic.  You know what they say - want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans!

I woke Mariah up at 8am and she looked at me and said - just a few more hours, Mom!  I laughed and let her go back to sleep for awhile.  About a half hour later she wandered out into the livingroom.  She said she wanted 'squares' (which, for those who don't speak Mariah is Quaker Oatmeal Squares - she claims they help her focus and must have a bowl, dry, next to her while she's doing homework too).  I was in the kitchen and started fixing it and telling her to get dressed and ready.  She went back in the bedroom while I fixed her cereal and milk.  She came back out and said that her sheets and floor were all yucky.  I went to see what she was talking about and while she was pointing to the spot on the floor and the sheets I saw the vomit all down her back.  Yuck!  End of plans!  Rich had left at 5am for a scrap job and by the time he got home the farmer's market & library were both closed.  Oh well, there's always next week!  Mariah's better and that's all that counts.

I got some stitching done this week.  My Chubby Frankenstein Nutcracker is about half done.  I think 1 more round of threads will do it!

I also started on a ruffled hooded cape for myself.  I'm using the same yarn that I used for the fall scarf I made.  It's almost like suede and very soft.  I'm hoping to have it done by the end of October (or maybe sooner!) so I may not get to wear it this year.

Well, that was my weekend.  And how was YOURS?

Friday, September 16, 2011

I love my mailman!

The mailman was so nice to me today!  He brought me a package that I bought from a friend in DC who does auctions for a living.  She found a couple of great finds and I bought them rather than making her go to the hassle of putting them on Ebay.

The item inside the bubble wrap is a surprise for a friend!

I also got a package from a crochet I did on Ravelry.  My partner made me a beautiful carrier for my Literati.  She also included a gorgeous skein of yarn, a notepad, buttons, cross stitch kit and a package of labels to sew on my crocheted items.

I've been crocheting up a storm and have done a number of Halloween items that are for an exchange and also for sale in my Etsy shop.  I finished this tissue box cover last night & made a 2nd one for Mariah.  She loves the spiders!

Well, back to my math and stitching on an ornament!  And how was YOUR day?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grandpa, we'll miss you!

It's been a long couple of weeks.  Grandpa passed away shortly after midnight on Sept. 1.  His funeral was Tuesday.  Mariah handled it pretty well.  We only had one real problem.  My brother, Kevin, is a minister and he performed the service  At the beginning he asked if anyone wanted to come up and share their memories of Grandpa.  Since he was 96, there were a lot of memories!  Anyway, Mariah was determined that she was going to get up and tell everyone all about her grandpa.  She had told me prior to the service that she wanted to do this and I had discussed it with Mom & Tony beforehand.  We had her tell all of us what whe wanted everyone to know and she was pretty shy about it.  We decided that it would be the same if she got up to talk during the service.  So when the time came, I told her that she was too young and I wanted her to stay with me.  She got so upset that I ended up taking her into the nursery and rocking her to calm her down.  Bad Mom moment!!!

I had my finals all last week too.  I've gotten my grade for my Teaching as a Professio class and I got 250/250 points on my final paper.  My final grade was 97% !  A!  Now I'm just waiting on my Biology grade.  This unit started on Monday.  I have Elementary Math and Diversity in the Classroom.  So far, so good!

I've had several cross stitch and crochet finishes in the last 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, I can't show any pictures because they are all for exchanges and haven't been received yet.  As soon as they are, I will post them!

And how was YOUR day?