She loves me, She really, really loves me . . .

Rachel is such a doll, she happened to have a extra ball of yarn jump into her basket in my favorite colors and decided that she had no choice but to bring it home and pass it on. I've already wound it into a cake, mmm cake, I know what I'll be knitting after my knee highs :D Man I love my friends. She also let me use her 25% off coupon at Borders, I forgot mine. I also had a 10% off day to use so I really got 35% on one book and 10% on the other. I used it on a book for my hubby cause he really wanted this book and was feeling down about some work crap, so I got it for him plus a new coffee mug from *$s for only $7.00. And I purchased for myself this, drool. I can't wait to knit from it.

Can't wait to meet Ms. Harlot :D



Can the Yarn Harlot Represent or what? I can't wait to see her on Wednesday. Are we there yet??? :D


Some update babbling...

Sorry to the few of you that check in here that I haven't been writing much. Life has been a bit crazy hectic lately. The Girls are trying to get back into their schedule and aren't really enjoying going back to it, but at the same time I think they might be and just don't want to admit it. We are hopefully getting a fence soon so that we can go out during the day when C4 is sleeping, maybe they'll sleep better then, and eventually C4 will want to be out there too.

I have been knitting, I had to rip back T's hat again and now I have a tangled mess because I'm trying to separate the strands, I had doubled up for the gloves. I need to get a swift so I can wind the other skeins of the Cascade 220 for the hat instead. I've also been working on my socks, they are taking forever to get to the toe decreases on the first one, I want to try and get it done and the 2nd started soon, I'm going to set a goal of April 4th to wear for the Yarn Harlot's arrival. Which means I should get knitting.

I love the weather we are having now, it is beautiful, a bit warm in our closed up room for sleep but I'll live with the way spring is turning out. I would have some pics of some of my flowers popping up through the ground but the camera is officially broken. *pout* I have to send it in.


A Birthday. . . .

Happy 3rd Birthday C1!!! How's it feel to be Three, no different than two huh, well just think your going to have cake and candles and presents soon, YEA you! :D Don't forget Mommy loves you.


I'm Home

And have no pictures to show for my fun. My new camera broke. *pout*


I am alive...

Sorry about the lack of quality posting, but busy, busy, busy. And not wanting to do all that is making me busy, procrastination, procrastination, procrastination. Hence being on right now, when I should be sewing. But I don't want to sew and I really dont even feel like knitting all that much, I'm just tired. So off to do what I dont want and T is just going to have to deal with the messiness of our kitchen.


More Snow...


Also I will be gone all next week so I'm going to be way behind on all my reading and mail. I'm going on a family vacation down to Mississippi for Gulf Wars an SCA event.


Meme thing

"To mark the tenth anniversary of World Book Day (in the UK), a survey has been conducted to find the ten books the nation cannot live without. Over 2000 people voted online, which resulted in the following top 100."

I'm bolding the ones I've read and italicizing the ones I'd like to read.

1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
2. Lord of the Rings, The, JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter Series, JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
6. Bible
7. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell
8. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
11. Little Women, Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22, Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
15. Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
19. The Time Travellers Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch, George Eliot
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald F Scott
23. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace, L.N Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia, C.S Lewis
34. Emma, Jane Austen
35. Persuasion, Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S.Lewis
37. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh, A A Milne
41. Animal Farm, George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving
45. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
47. Far from the Madden Crowd, Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
50. Atonement, Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
52. Dune, Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikrem Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon -
57. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
60. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
62. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
66. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
72. Dracula, Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses, James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal, Emil Zola
79. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession, A S Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Alborn
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection, Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
94. Watership Down, Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers, Alexander Dumas
98. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

I stole this from beadslut


My very own Thundersnow

So I'm changing diapers and such, my normal daily routine, and *FLASH*. Hey, what was that? Did another light bulb go out? No, it isnt any darker. Hey wait is that thunder I here, I thought we were in the middle of a snow storm.

Well needless to say, I honestly never thought I would get to witness such an event even though the YH had spoken of it just recently in Canada. Now I know I'm not that far from there, here in Wisconsin, but I still thought she was lucky and I would never experience such a thing. And yet here it was, Thundersnow.

Thank you YH for saying something about it so that when it did happen here I recognized it. We have a train track not to far away and if the children were screaming at the right level I might have missed it.


Now the lights are dimming slightly and going back, I hope the power stays on, our power company sucks. I've had more issues in my brand new home in the last 5 years keeping the power on than I did the many more years growing up in a partially over 100 year old farm house. Crazy.