Monday, May 24, 2010
It's Victoria Day here in Canada...aka...another day for the government officials and banking institutes to have a day off.
Nothing much planned for the week. I want to get some flowers planted in my barrels and treat myself to a few new perennials. John loves marigolds, so will fill a few planters with them.
Beautiful out there this afternoon...but hot. Looks to be a gorgeous week.
Haven't done any crocheting at all over the week-end. Might "frog" out the baby afghan I started and use a different pattern...one with less holes in it.
Heading to The Country Club for the buffet this evening with a few friends. We can afford the buffet...but to go out and order off the menu is a different story.
Our yard sale went quite well over the week-end. Got rid of a bunch of "treasures", but there's still so much that needs to go. We're thinking of having another one on the 5th of June...right after the seniors get their monthly paychecks. Maybe I can move some of this yarn "outta" here!!! I only sold 7 skeins (2 packages) on Saturday!! :(
Check out my flowering crab tree...she was just beautiful this year!!!
Need to get outside and enjoy some sunshine...have a great day!! ;)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Another beautiful day. Warm temps, light breeze and HOT sun! Wish there was just alittle more wind...which would keep those nasty black flies on the move and from biting!!
Here's a picture of that baby blanket I was telling you about. I didn't crochet again last night...sat in my chair and drifted off. I managed to stay awake for "Dancing With The Stars"..but it was down hill after that. I really do need to get focused....
John mowed the grass this morning ..and I managed to get a load of laundry on the line. Had to run a few errands...and now there's nothing planned for the next few days. We want to have a yard sale on Saturday--that is if the weather co-operates. Lord knows we have a ton of stuff to get rid of...and I just don't want to "GIVE" it away before trying to make a few dollars off the stuff.
I better get busy...it's the maid's day off.... ;)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I am soooo glad I got out of work early today. It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in Northern Ontario. Not a cloud in the sky and 75 degrees! And, it looks like it's going to be like this all week long. Hopefully, this will kill off those nasty black flies!!
Not much planned for the week...John has a doctor's appointment and Oggie goes to the "spa". Other than that...besides the routine house work...things should be pretty quiet around here...(if all goes well.)
I got a new lamp for my craft room...well, new to me...and it only cost 1.00 at one of the local thrift stores. (I just love a deal!!) There were several yard sales over the week-end....but I didn't bother going. I need to have one of my own--so I really don't need to buy more "treasures"!
Didn't pick the crochet hook up at all yesterday...sat in my chair and took a "snooze" last night. But there's always this afternoon...and I might sit out and enjoy some sunshine as well!! As soon as I get this baby blanket finished...I need to focus on some of my Christmas gifts. I can't believe it's already mid-May...
So...that's about all the news I have...nothing real earth shattering. Never-the-less...it's my life...and it's just the way I like it..(with a few exceptions.) ;)
Have a great afternoon!!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time sure does have a way of getting away from me. We've been "on the go" for the last few weeks...and now it's time to slow down....at least for a few days. Thank goodness I work...need to get some rest--some where along the line!!!
We just got back from a few days in Brockville. Went to see John's parents and did some "house hunting". Looked at a beautiful place with a great view of the St. Lawrence...but...it needs ALOT of updating and if someone where to build close by, it would just be another house on the block and the value would drop considerably. I'm sure one will show up that we "just can't live without"!!! Time will tell.
I don't think I ever shared a picture of my hot pink, rolled brim hat. I finished it quite some time ago. I love the color...nice and bright...my "happy hat". I'll stick it away with the others for future craft shows!!
I'm now working on a baby blanket...and I decided on the granny square pattern. I'm using TLC Yarn...soft and easy to work with. It's called Giggle...a variegated yarn in lovely colors of lilac, pink, blue, yellow and lime green. I'll share a picture later.
Better think about getting ready for work. Hope this finds you well! Enjoy your week-end...hope the sun shines!!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I see it's been awhile since I've been here...some times life just gets in the way!!
Happy Mother's Day! I certainly hope it's a day to remember. I'll hear from my youngest son...but my oldest lad seems to forget what day it is...and YES...I DO have a real issue with this. Do I need to say more???
Haven't been doing much crocheting the last few weeks. I started a baby blanket in TLC Baby--Giggle--a variegated yarn...but keep "frogging" it...as I'm not sure what pattern I want to use. I still have a few ideas floating around. If nothing else, I can always fall back on the traditional "granny square" pattern.
Sorry to cut this short...but I better get to work alittle earlier today...the busiest restaurant day of the year is Mother's Day. I thought there would be plenty of help scheduled...but, once again I'm wrong. Looks like I'm IT!!! People.....................
Have a GREAT day....I'm going to!! :)