Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Catching up on everything

Wow has it really been this long since I blogged! Sorry! Anyhow, so much has been going on that I guess I really didnt have time to write. We went home to Oregon to visit for ten days and it was wonderful to see everyone. At times I got very frustrated with my family, but then I remembered I didnt have to live near them anymore, so it made it all easier. Needless to say the visit was too short and I miss them all dearly once again. After returning from Oregon we got ready for another big move. We had only lived in Minnesota for about 14 months, and we were now heading for Virginia. We are all very excited about this move. The weather will be much more agreeable, and we will once again be close to the beach and mountains. We will also be close to Washington DC and all it affords.

So now, I have been in Richmond for almost three weeks, and it has been unseasonably HOT. As long as you stay inside you dont notice, but I need to drive my kids to and from school. We are currently living in temporary coorporate housing about 25 mins from where we are buying, and where the kids go to school, so I am in the car for about 2 hours a day. Back and forth and back and forth. Gas is so darn expensive or I would use my air conditioning. But without air, I am spending about 2o bucks a day on gas. YUCK! We close on the house this week and should get our belongings on Monday, so it looks like this is the last week of driving. YEAH!

Because my kids are all in school all day, and my husband is working, and I have no house to do anything in. (we are in a furnished apartment). I have been working on a few UFO's. Ideally I would have none, but we all have them. So, the first one I need to finish is a set of cross stitch placemats for my sister in law. I told her two years ago I would make them for her for her birthday, and I had one and a quarter done. Boy do I suck. The thing is, the tendenitous in my hands and wrists got really bad and made it very painful to work on them. The funny thing is, that is why she didnt make them for herself. It is also the reason I have a few other UFO's, that I want done by Christmas. They are cross stitch stockings for our family. I got two of them done, and was almost done with the third, and then started having problems. So after finishing the placemats, they are my next priority. I also have a knit bag/tote/purse, that I started last July on the plane ride from Oregon to Minnesota. It is a nice navy color in the Lambs pride cotton. I absolutely love how it feels. It really is and easy pattern, it is just a rectangle, but for some reason I still havent finished it. I also have a sock, yes just one, I have the other to do also, but only one is on needles. I got about half way and then stopped. I really want to finish it, as I love handknit socks, but I just havent gotten around to it. So many projects, so little time. I also have that new to me, but old brother knitting machine that I got a year ago that I have yet to use. My sister is expecting a little girl in January and I would love to knit her a sweater or something on it. I also want to knit her some booties and a blanket and maybe even some felt slippers/booties to use up some wool ends that I have. Of course these arent UFOs, just dreams. As I complete projects I will try to add picutres. Of course I still need to upack and set up the house and restart my business and such, but I am superwoman you know so it should be easy.
TTFN, Miki