Saturday, September 07, 2013

so many things

Well now I have many have been things going on lately I'm not sure where to go with this post.  The weather here is hot so a lot of pool time, but a bit hot for too much handling of yarn.  I of course am reading a lot.  Trying to keep up with all the book I actually have on my Kindle.  Which is near impossible!  I have gone over my Amazon wish list and cut off books that I wasn't a fan of the writing.  I like that you can read the first chapters in order to get a better feel for the writing, even though that doesn't always work.  I have purchased 2 books of late that I just couldn't finish.  I read the synopsis, I read the first chapters before purchasing and yet the books fell apart horribly.  I really tried to get through them both, but just not going to happen.  I actually feel a bit guilty not finishing a book once I start it, but I damn, life is too short to read bad books.  Anyway...enough of that, let's move on to yarn and things.
I have a bag full of squares, miscellaneous squares that I had gotten from a square exchange, years ago and a few that I had sampled up.  They have been bagged up for a good long time and really needed something done with them.  Idea...let's make a bag for my daily work stuff.  Grabbed a skein of pink yarn (just a random color) and started with a single crochet around all the squares I had chosen.  Hopefully it will turn out ok.  I will be lining it as well in order for it to hold it's shape better and so that small items don't drop out.  It is going to be a wild & colorful creation!
new bag
Katlyn's phone case turned out cute, well at least I think so...she isn't overjoyed with it, but she does use it.

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So pool time includes poll drinks!  Yes indeedy!  Hot days, cold drinks in the pool, usually accompanied by a book while relaxing in the water!
poolside drinking
Home time with the pets.  Katlyn went out to sushi with my Sister and brought home a bit of leftovers.  While chatting with me and finishing off the bits of fish (yuck) Kid decided he needed to try some!  So Kid got a taste with chopsticks.
Kid uses chopsticks
The girl and I finally made it to the closest Barnes and Noble to us these days.  Gotta love a bookstore and the smell of new books!
So. Many. Books.
Christopher, Alysha and Brooke came down last weekend for a visit!  We had a great time...at the mall, in the pool, at the store, out to eat.  Just fun all around!
I like when I have visitors!
We bought new poolside cups that amused the heck out of us! 
My fancy cup!
Hanging out in the pool, on a dolphin!
happiness in a pool
Christopher also picked up his new puppy while he was visiting.  Brooke was quite pleased!
new puppy - Navi
So shopping was adventurous and prosperous!  Alysha and Chris bought me a new 46" smart TV...oh yeah baby!  It is awesome....really just so much happiness in a TV!!  Getting it home was the adventure because there were 5 of us...in Christopher's car, which is an Acura TL...not an SUV.  good thing I live fairly close to the store!  
new television!
Alysha asked for a phone case in purple, black and white, really the least I could do...of course I had already planned and bought the yarn for it, but still.
phone case
Home Goods on Monday...Alysha wanted to visit and buy a feeding dish for Navi that she had seen on a previous visit to the store near her.  They have some very cool stuff in that store, I mean come on, who doesn't need a ceramic head planter??
shouldn't everyone have one?
Brooke is now in Kindergarten and so smart and of course most adorable!
my pretty princess
I got Christopher's taco chicken finished for him to hang in his car!  Even managed to include the T-Rex charm!
taco chicken for Christopher
Got Alysha's phone case finished up, she chose a button and used it happily.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished product though and had to have her send a shot to me.  It really is not crooked, not sue what's up with the picture she took! 
Alysha's case
And for the final bit of the weekend...we got a new bunny.  Pet store + Katlyn + Brooke = no hope of bunny escape for me!  But seriously though...look at that face!
Merlin
That's it, yes a bit much, but that's what's up!

Listening to:  Le Disko by Shiny Toy guns
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