Friday, May 25, 2012

"You Make Me Very Happy"

Something my grandson said to me the other day... We were sitting out back blowing soap bubbles when I noticed he was running low on soap solution. So we went inside and I mixed up a batch of soap solution and added it to his bottle. We returned to bubble-blowing, and the new bubbles climbed higher and higher into the sky. Dear grandson turned to me and said "You make me very happy". I can't tell you how that simple phrase tugged at my heart. I wish we could all be 3 and enjoy the simple things in life. You make me very happy too, little man! I am visiting my sister this weekend, and I'm delivering the wedding afghan. Finally finished it and it's been sitting in the "stash" room until I could bring it down. I hope she likes it. Didn't bring any yarn down with me, but I'll be surfing the internet looking for some interesting patterns. I've decided to try bidding on a new job at my current place of employment. They posted a good job and it sounds like something I can do and I hope to hear that I can get an interview. I did hear there are a lot of other applicants. Keeping my fingers crossed. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

My own mother has passed away - she's gone nearly 20 years now. I think about her and hope that, as a mom myself, I am making her proud. I received some flowers from my husband, an Amazon gift certificate from my younger son and I'm anxiously awaiting my older son and his family to arrive for a visit. Anxiously because I am head over heels about my grandson. He is the sun in the sky, the stars at night and the air I breathe. I have at least 3 WIPs on the hook, and I seriously need to sit myself down and get busy turning them into finished pieces. One is a circular baby afghan, one is a block/square afghan, done as a big giant granny square, and one is another Angry Bird hat. That one is closest to the finished stage. It's all there - just need to sew on the eyes, mouth and eyebrows. Breakfast today on my Mother's Day was - TA DA! A hot fudge sundae. It's wasn't 8:00 am when I ate it, but nearly 10:00. Close to lunch time. Tonight I'm going to cook a couple of Perdue Oven Stuffer Roasters in the turkey fryer. They should be delicious. That, some mashed potatoes and gravy and a vegetable will make a great dinner. I will post some photos when I've finished up these pieces I'm working on.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Chilly Morning - And a New Crochet Project

Well, not totally new. I've begun another sweetheart ripple afghan. I finished the one for my niece.
My niece's afghan is beige and green frosted colors. I love the combination myself, but it doesn't highlight the heart pattern as much as it could have. My sister tells me, though, that these colors will be perfect for her daughter's living room. The new SR I started is in taupe and jonquil. It sounds like an odd combination, but I really like it. This one is for me, and won't be quite as large as the one I finished for my niece. I just received the Mother's Day gift I ordered for my daughter-in-law. It's a compact 7" size digital picture frame that she can keep on her desk at work. I love the frame I purchased for myself and I keep it on all the time in my living room. I love to look up and randomly catch sight of one of my favorite photos. For instance, at this very moment in time I'm viewing a photo of a sperm whale breaching the water. I shot this photo in October 2010 on a whale watching trip in Dominica. I'll never forget that trip - the sperm whales we encountered passed within feet of our boat. I could almost reach out and touch them. They passed underneath our boat and I was amazed at the size of these animals. The one closest to us must have been 25-30 feet in length. He (or she) rolled to its side when it came up beside the boat and looked at us as we peered over the side. Thrilling! I would love to be able to take a trip like that again. Well, back to the crocheting. I have, in fact, 3 WIPs in the works, so I really should sit down and decide which to do. Photos will be posted later.