Oiy! What a Week! What a rotten blogger!
When last I wrote I was off to make lasagna and head off to Vermont to drop Matt off. I did both – the trip was fine, I miss him already, and the lasagna was for a surprise birthday dinner for my Mom. It was definately a surprise as her birthday was Friday and we had the party on Monday night because my cousin was still here. He is more a brother than a cousin as his Mom (My Mom’s sister) passed away when he was 6 and he spent most of his young life with us. I went off to work on Monday morning, arriving at around 8:30 – received a call from the school nurse at 10:30 and was home by noon! My poor Em has just been so sick! 😦 Got her home, filled her with some nice hot soup, tucked her into the couch with the afghan and the remote and prepared for the surprise party. Mom was very surprised, the lasagna was great – Hooray for Monday night! I saw my cousin off on Tuesday morning, went to work and left at 11:30 to bring ALL THREE of my daughters to the doctor. Lyss (my 16 yr old) had a hive-like rash and was terribly itchy (dr’s office was thinking it could be a strep symptom since Emily already had it) and we took the youngest just to get her tested – – because you KNOW if I hadn’t I’d be there TODAY! lol Waiting on test results……
Wednesday was work from home day and today was work from work day 😉 lol I have Jury duty tomorrow. I get the impression that I’m well liked, as I get called as often as possible and I usually get picked! I really am praying that it won’t be a long case if I am picked again as I have NOTHING accomplished at all for Christmas. My knitting time is almost non-existent as is my baking time and shopping time etc. etc. etc.
On a positive note – – I GOT MY BED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a day early! We assembled it in about two hours and I woke up this morning without the severe morning back pain I’ve had for years and years and years! I don’t expect it to be a cure, but what a difference already! I’ll keep you posted 🙂 Now I have to find a duvet cover for my new, fluffy warm down comforter and curtains ! My daughters all wanted to try out the controls – I was afraid that I wouldn’t get to sleep in it myself 😉
This weekend is for decorating! The girls are so much help and SO MUCH fun that it never seems like work. I will miss Matt being here to help pick out the tree – he just LOVED doing that and he always found a good one for us. Carving pumpkins was awful without him too. He is the artistic one in the family and we could always count on him for something totally unique. The girls stepped up to the plate and did a great job, but it was sad to see only three pumpkins on the stoop. I told him that next year he would HAVE to make sure he carved one!
Ok, back to the knitting topic… I joined the “Naked Stix by 2006” KAL with the GREATEST of intentions. I can honestly say IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN unless the “frog” king comes to my house! I wanted to surprise my daughters with their own “Babes” because they loved the first one I made SO MUCH!, I have a couple of people that would absolutely LOVE fingerless mitts for Christmas and I have NO TIME TO KNIT. Ok, well I have short spurts of time to knit here and there, waiting in offices and maybe tomorrow for Jury Duty, just not ENOUGH time. I can’t keep my eyes open at night when I finally sit in a chair – I fell asleep with another one of the little Buddy Bears in my hands last night, watching the 10 O’Clock news!