Friday, September 28, 2007

He gets me/Eye Candy Friday

While we were watching the Dodger game earlier this week, B asked if I could take him to last nights game. He had seen the advertisement for it and they were giving away Dodger blankets. Unfortunately I had plans and was not going to be able to plus it was a school night and they had enough trouble the last time we tried that. While he was walking up to bed, he says, "I know, you could just knit me a Dodger blanket."

A couple of weeks ago Hubby was out of town for the weekend. I decided to take the boys hiking. While B was eating his snack he said, "Here mom, take a bite it is soooooo good, oh wait, take a picture first"

want some

He knows me so well.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just one of those days

Have you ever had one of those days that at the time you think is just a horrible day and then after you have time to look back, was actually kind of funny?

Yesterday was one of those days for me. See my car battery decided that it had enough and was not going to work for me anymore. Not really a big deal, but when you are running late to take your child to speech therapy, speech therapy in which your child actually wants to go to, the crying child puts a little damper on things.

After calling the speech teacher to let her know that K wasn't going to be there and then calling Hubby to let him know what was going on, I went to the garage to jump the car. While my head was under the hood of the car was when I realized that the hydraulics that hold the hood open no longer worked. I have a nice little bump to prove it. I ended up going ghetto and holding the hood open with a broom, yes I did.

While I was on my way to exchange the battery I called Hubby again and during the conversation he asked if I wanted him to take care of everything. I think I was in my driveway before I even said yes.

Needless to say I have a new battery and bat in my trunk. Not that the bat is all unusual for me especially with softball. But I have a special bat in my trunk, you know in case I need to hold the hood of my car open.

And now for another fo.





They are the Entrelac Socks from IK. Click on the pic for a bigger view and more info.

Oh and if I would have changed the battery when I initially thought that it was about to go last month, none of this would have happened. But then I wouldn't have had an excuse for the second glass of wine last night.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

This was taken at the Santa Ana Zoo a few weeks ago.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I got the green light

You would think that the kids being in school means that I would get so much done. How wrong was I. I feel that I get so much less done now. I mean everyday I have a list of things to do and I swear I only get half of them done. I know my time management skills are lacking, but man.

Anyway, I went to the doctor last Friday and the good news is that my ankles are "aligned very nice and symmetrically" the bad news is that I have a slight strain and may have some scar tissue built up between my bones from a bad sprain I had fifteen years ago. The doctor said that I can resume regular activity as long as I wear a brace and/or tape the ankle for the next three to four weeks and if it doesn't get better by then, then we will have to look into other methods. So far, so good. I have not gone on any runs yet, but I did play soccer last week and I was good afterwards.

I have also been working on theses.

dani's poms

They are Pomatomus' worked from the toe up and are going to be for my sister.

Also here is another fo that I finally took pictures of. For more details click on any of the pics.

elegant ribbed socks3

elegant ribbed socks1

elegant ribbed socks2

They are a modified version of Elegant Ribbed Stockings by Ann Bud.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I realize that I haven't been very good about posting pics of my fo's lately, in fact I haven't' been really good about posting lately. A lot has been going on. The kids starting school, I hurt my ankle (again), college football season starting, and me just needing to come to terms with some issues.

So where do I start. That last post where K looked like he was going to kick my you know what on the first day of school. It turns out that he loves, I mean loves his teacher. He actually went up to her on the second day of school and gave her a hug. My little boy, the one who cried if we saw his other teachers at the store went and gave his teacher a hug. If that is not saying something, I don't know what will.

College has been a little all consuming. We went to the season opener and tailgated all day, and I do mean all day. The game didn't start until after seven and we were there at O'dark hundred. I don't know if you know this, but on that particular day (September 1) we were going through a heat wave over here in Southern California.

Good thing my mom brought some misters. The kiddos played with those all day and kept everyone cool. I guess on the good side, our team did win the game.

Now for my ankle. I have been having some problems with it for a while, probably about ten months or so. While I was playing soccer a couple of weeks ago, there was a little "pop" during the game and it felt like the ankle was on fire. Fortunately there was no swelling and I was able to walk, but the ankle has been giving me more problems than normal.

I went to the urgent care a couple of days later and the doctor basically told me to rest and wear a brace for a couple of days, which did absolutely nothing to make it better. My ankle would still pop while in the brace even if I was just walking around the house. Fortunately, I had a follow-up appointment with my primary and she referred me to a specialist which I will see tomorrow. Hopefully I will just need a little cortisone shot and all will be better, I can't stand not being able to go running and exercise.

Now for the fo.


They are my Peekaboo Rib Socks. Worked from the toe up.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Go K!

Today is K's first day of pre-k. I thought that he was going to have some difficulties when I dropped him off because when I took him to his class to meet his teacher last week he clung to me and cried a little when we were in the class.

Today when we were getting ready he was a tad fussy as you can see in the pic below.

the boys first day of pre school

Today's pic is the one on the far right. Doesn't he look excited?

When I dropped him off he found his cubby, put his snack in the cubby, turned, gave me a kiss, and was on his way.

You go K!

Now the only thing left is for me to decide what I am going to do with all this free time.