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Sunday, December 30, 2007

December Knitting...all thanks to stress!




Delaney's first Calorimetry was from a vintage cotton yarn, so another is in the works for a winter version. Until then, she does like this one!




Vicky gets an Edgar Ascot...or scarf-let either way I ran out of yarn!




Garrett's knee socks are coming along...but they weren't done by Christmas time.




My Malabrigo skein has become a fantastic hat! Thank you Lela, I love it!



Mountain Colors Edgar...this is for ME! I will be making a hat and mitts to match, but they will come later.

Belated MEME: GROSS posting

Ah...although it may have seemed I was ignoring being tagged (Thank you Wendy!) I was really just trying to think of the 8 things I would need to share. This isn't going to be easy, but here goes!

1) Most of my Gross postings will come back to this main fact: I have lost the majority of my sense of smell. The Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist tells me it is probably due to a virus, but I find that is usually the culprit when doctors just don't know.

2) Like Wendy, I wake up with some nasty post nasal gunk, but mine never seems to go away. My nasal cavities tend to become infected easily unless I keep it as clear as possible.

3) Breathing through my nose is asking me to suffocate. I'm sorry if I snore...really!

4) I usually get the job of cleaning the fridge, toilets, cat box (we only have one when the temps are below zero), and or any other sticky job...remember I won't smell it until the job is done...if at all.

5) I can't stand bumps. Any bump tends to attract my fingernails, so I always try to keep a band-aide with me.

6) Crud, I need 3 more. Hmmm...well, guess who gets to clean up if the kids or the animals gets sick? You know why right?

7) There are certain smells which are still 'there' for me. Unfortunately they aren't normal smells. I know when someone has been drinking, smoking (yes, that too), working in the shop, and if you got cut while in the shop. Electrical wiring is also a smell I catch, but I can't say it is one I want to smell while on a trip!

8) Once I start scratching, it is hard to stop. In this winter dry weather, I don't even want to think about it!

OH my, now I need to tag 3 people. Hmmm...well, I hope Grammieknits, Luvs2knit, tuabella will play!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Our Tree!


As Garrett is recovering from his wisdom teeth extraction, Delaney and her dad went up onto the switchbacks to get our Christmas tree. Once it was here, we placed it in the family room...which meant the table had to be moved first. (Garrett and I took care of that.) The kids decorated it up with lights and their ornaments, while I contributed the gold beads. As we applied the finishing touches, both kids were thinking about next year when Garrett will be away at college. OH my, we will have to get more decorations for him at the after Christmas sales!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last Week was the CMR Wrestling Classic

So my family spent Friday through Sunday in Great Falls. Friday was full of excitement as schools from all over Montana came together so their wrestlers could see who would be the best of the many different classes. Not all of our CJI wrestlers could be on the mat, but Garrett, Bradley, and Ian were. Garrett wrestled 135, Bradley was at 119, and Ian began his wrestling career as a heavy weight. This was a tough place to have as your first match ever. My photos will be forthcoming!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Friday's Feast

I"m off to a Wrestling Meet first thing Friday, so I'll post this late Thursday Evening. Perhaps we could find the mean of my last late post and this early post?



Appetizer
Make up a word and give us its definition.

My word will be Crat. It is most useful when the wrestler crams their opponent to the mat.

Soup
What is currently your favorite song?

Any song which covers up the humming of my classroom's florescent lights. I can't stand that sound!


Salad
What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year?

I wish for healthy parents...that would make my Christmas perfect.

Main Course
Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.

Cinnamon and Vanilla...they remind me of baking with Great Grandma Rosie. I miss you!

Dessert
Who is someone on television that you feel probably shouldn’t be, and why?

We should all work to make the world a better place...I just don't understand Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.


Enjoy the feast! And Go Hawks!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Hot Chocolate!

This Cocoa Swap looks like it should be a great way to bring a smile to my face. My dd will enjoy getting everything all together also.

Belated Friday's Feast

Appetizer
What was the last game you purchased?

Othello! I even picked up one for my classroom AND another for a gift later. I love that game.

Soup
Name something in which you don’t believe.

I do not believe a person's mathematical ability has anything to do with their ancestors. I understand there are many people in the world who would like to blame their parents for a calculating error, but genetics just can't determine a students ability, or lack of ability, to do math.

Salad
If you could choose a celebrity to be your boss, who would you pick?

Trac Atkins...I just heard his interview on Crook and Chase...he seems honest in his answers.

Main Course
What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?

Don't step too close to the edge of the earth...you really can fall off. Recently my world seems to have blown up, BUT it is up to me to climb back on, tighten the straps, and hold on through the buzzer. (NRA is on in Las Vegas...yep, we aren't down there! Let the bull riding begin.)

Dessert
Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.

Hmmm...I had always dreamed this would be a bathroom with a huge tub, candles, boston fern, and a kitty cat. Recently I have begun thinking a rocking chair and my knitting would be all I need to relax. Oh, perhaps some tea too!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Quiz!

You Are a Snowman

Friendly and fun, you enjoy bringing holiday cheer to everyone you know!