Monday, May 21, 2012

oopsy.....only a bit behind!

I love when a post gets so far away from me :) I posted the first 3 pictures on Friday morning intending to get a post up before the weekend or at least Saturday morning while I was sipping coffee at my leisure....ummm obviously didn't happen since here it is Monday morning and I am back at work! Oh well, what can I say. So onward with this post!

Let's back up a bit, Daughter of mine flew out on Thursday night to go up to her Dad's for a month. Let me tell you, that is a tough thing. I have been a single Mom since 2001 and my boys have all left home so it's been Katlyn and I for the last few years. We generally just hangout at home with each of us doing our own thing in separate rooms for the most part and our condo is a quiet place, but I can always hear her giggling at whatever she is watching or reading, kind of a background noise really, but it's always there. With her gone, the quiet is crazy quiet!  Fortunately I have Kid who will bark at outside noises and whine when Prue is sitting up on the table out of his reach.  Anyway we (the dogs and I) are not used to her being gone!  Not to mention that I usually bring Max to work with me and Kid stays home during the day with her and now they have to adjust to staying home by themselves for the next month. I did go and buy them each a new Kong toy to fill with treats and help with the aloneness.  Neither has separation anxiety that I can tell though and they haven't been too bad, but again it's only been 1 day (Friday) that they were home all day! Kid is notorious for getting into my yarn whenever we leave the house and so I have had to puppy proof all yarn spots, but he is awesomely puppy pad trained and I know there are none of "those" surprises waiting when I get home!  I am also making my outside time count, so if I need to go to the store for something I try to do it on the way home, so I am not coming and going.  Crap, this is my future!  When she moves out this is what I will be doing forever.........I need friends, too bad I am socially inept and hate people!

Ok so there it is, a long, long story about life at this moment in time, now on with the show!  Friday progressed nicely on Katlyn's bag and got the body of it all done and then remembered that she asked for a bit of siding, so did some measuring and hoping that I can get is worked up properly, becasue this yarn does not ripout easily! 
Friday progress
I planned on running into JoAnn's on my way home from the airport (saving gas AND the dogs anxiety) if I was done early enough, wasn't sure if security would let me wait at the gate with her until boarding (they did, yay!) I just went into pick up another skein for her bag, but figured so long as I was there I would wander a tiny minute in the yarn section.  Now I have stopped buying yarn unless I have an immediate need for it (haha, an actually project I am working on, because I ALWAYS have a need!!) but I was walking along the back wall just looking and found this:
Oh the colors are gorgeous!
Red Heart Super Saver in Peruvian Print

Yes it's SS and a bit stiff, but the colors in this just make me do a crazy happy dance!  No really, I have some mad love for these yarn and want to go buy all on the shelf and hoard the crap out of it!  I have done nothing with it yet other then rescue it from Kid who found it in my bag and ripped the label off.....puppies, you know I love them!  I am thinking squares though and I have a turquoise that matches to edge them in, I think I will work one up tonight and see how it comes out.  It will make a great throw in my living room since the colors work perfectly in there!
Saturday night I could be found here at the table working on the strap to Katlyn's bag with a Mike's Hard Lemonade....way too sweet I never actually finished it, switched to water to cut the sugar!
Tasty but sugar overload!
Sunday spent cleaning as normal, vacuum, laundry and the balcony.  Swept the balcony of leaves from the surrounding trees, which seriously I filled the kitchen trashcan with them, craziness!  I have to clean them up before vacuuming because I have a certain puppy who thinks leaves are great fun to play with and brings then in the house!
Certain puppy!  notice the leaves already falling again!
I was reading Lucy's blog and saw her pretty rose and stopped working on the strap and grabbed some yarn and whipped one up.  Super easy and super cute too!
Rose I made.
Sitting outside with yarn and hook, I love it!
Strap in progress
And there it is, a very wordy post with lots of pictures!  I am hoping that my week will be filled with lots of projects going and finished, I want to get started on a dress for Brooke as a birthday present, so that's next on the hook.  I left the pattern at home but will get a picture after work to show off!

Listening to:  Sexyback by Justin Timberlake
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