Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spin Me Right Round!

This month has been crazy busy! I have been busting my butt trying to get this business off the ground, with limited time. While trying to finish up with Varsity Bowling, candy bar sales, and planning another fundraiser! Needless, to say I have been struggling with the business. That is because I just didn't spend enough time at it. Its hard to sell something when no one knows you sell it. I know with this larger then life personality... LOL! I guess I should be yelling from the roof tops... So if you hear something on the wind... its just me!

I haven't even had time to do any crafts or anything remotely resembling homesteading in the last couple weeks. I can say that I have been organizing all of my yarn stash. What a mess that had become... It looks so much nicer now. I will get pictures soon! I still have ends to tie in and blankets to start and dish clothes to knit. I haven't even had time to look and see what I need to start for Christmas. It's almost March and I have no plans yet.... Hope to not have another year of mad dash crocheting. Oh, well! It creates character, Right? Right? LOL!

My oldest baby turns 18 tomorrow. I'm not sure how I feel about that.... Not that I feel old or where did my life go... No its more like where did her life go, did she learn everything that she was suppose to, is she ready, will she be alright? We have been working on all the paperwork and everything university related for the last two months. She will be living on campus 9 hours away from me. She is such a momma's girl. We both think that she will be able to grow more being off. What if my baby needs me. You know they say that motherhood is the hardest thing you can do, but they never said that it was like rip your heart out and stomp on it hard. I guess it's just been easy up till now. We have never had any of the teenage rebellion, we are a very close knit family. I know I'm rambling... sorry. I've just been at a junction. I have to appear that it's not bothering me and that I'm super happy, so that she will be able to do what it is she wants to do. Even though I feel sick to my stomach every time I think of it. I still say that every parent needs a guide to follow.... a help line even, that will walk you through this and tell you its alright! 1-800 parents help line this is Yart how may help you with today's dilemma? LOL! Again sorry for rambling... I just really needed to get that out there.  I do feel better putting it down in print.

Grim, goes in on Tuesday for his surgery! Doctors, insurance companies, & medical rentals, OH MY! Once its done he will be finally on his way to recovery! No more pain, more strength and a return to previous activities! Yeah!! He will be home with me for 16 weeks total... I love having him home... He is my playmate... LOL! I know it sounds wrong but with him being my best friend, I enjoy his company! For the first 4 weeks his left arm will be completely immobile  Then he will have 12 weeks of therapy.

As you can see I've been over here spinning plates! I haven't dropped any so I'm fairly proud of myself! :) Now if I just add more to what's going on by getting the business going, I would be thrilled! 

~Insert sales Pitch~ We have a great deal for March if you interested you can click on the link in the sidebar or you can just click here. Or if you would like to host a party, I would love to have you as my first on-line party! It would be a lot of fun!

**When I went back and read what I wrote it might sound like I was complaining a bit... I'm not.... I love my life and all the crazy upside down things that happen. I really am looking for a couple more plates to spin... I don't think I would be happy if life was predictable and smooth.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tha gaol agam ort

Nope not Gibberish.... Scot-Gaelic for "I love you"

Yes, I love all of you that come to my blog and leave me comments or even just come to see what I've written! I love showing off my accomplishments. A couple years ago all I could do was a double crochet and knitting really was a lost art for me... LOL! I love being able to share my new found wisdom when it comes to homesteading.... ( I know I'll get back to it soon... Promise) And I love being able to share new things that  I've found. So with that being said... I want to share with you my newest love!

James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, he is the hero in Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" Series! The funny part is the actor that plays Mr. Gold on the show Once upon a time, was said to make a wonderful Murtagh, who is another character in the book... I am so intrigued by Mr. Gold that's actually why I started reading the book.... And since fallen head over heels in love with the main character! Ach, Jamie, Tha gaol agam ort! LOL!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moss stitch afghan ~ Done

Well, here it is! The Moss Stitch Afghan...

I'm happy to say that I'm done with it! It will eventually go into the vintage travel trailer that we don't have yet. I know I'm planning way to far in advance. But I needed to get this done before I tired of looking at all that yarn and gave it away.

It ended up being narrower then I had originally planned. Boy o Boy, its warm though. I love heavy blankets, they make cold weather a blessing.

It is wide enough to cover one person.... Or wrap around two at the campfire!

It was suppose to cover a queen sized bed! That's all right now its a throw.

Trouble is I ran out of yarn... I mean I still have quite a bit but not enough to continue making rows of this length! So I guess I will becoming creative once again and find a use for the rest of the scraps!!!


Monday, February 4, 2013

19 years

Today marks 19 years of marriage! Grim and I have been together for 24, but 19 years ago he said I guess! We eloped! So we ended up getting married in a hall way by a justice of the peace that didn't bother to tell us anything. After the do you take this woman, blah, blah, blah.... Grim said I guess, not realizing that he was suppose to say I do... I still laugh about that all these years later!

We have had our ups and downs. We have been the happiest and the saddest with each other. We have faced demons and accepted grace from the gods! We are better together then we are apart. Then again we have been together longer then either of us were alive apart... Isn't that funny. I met Grim when I was 18 and he was 19. Time flies when your not paying any attention, doesn't it?

So to my wonderful husband, Happy Anniversary! May we have a 1000 more!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Special

This months special is if you spend $31 you can get a Keep-It Caddy for $5. We have lots of patterns to choose from! If you're interested in you can click on the picture or click here