Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's That Time of the Month

No! This isn't about that time of the month. It's the time of the month when a blog update is due. (Be quiet! I know daily blogging with gorgeous photos is preferable, but I'm not super woman like Turtlegirl!)

Life is...OK. We are still working on getting the house back together, but it's a far sight better than it was a month ago. We still have the ceiling in the family room to paint, and daughter still is not completely moved back into her own bathroom, but it's coming along. It didn't help that I had to be away the first week of the month or that I have been knocked down with a nasty cold the second week of January. That tends to put one behind in those things that need doing around the house.

I do have some bittersweet news. Patti and Rebel had to find a new home. I'm sad that they are gone. They are such good sheep and so pretty. I'm happy to say they are living on the farm with our friends Shea and Jim. I know the sheep are much happier there with plenty of space to run around and new sheep friends. I'm also confident knowing Shea will loves these little guys and take good care of them.

I've been doing some knitting, but daughter absconded with my camera for her advancded digital imaging class, so no photos. I completed a pair of Peekaboo mittens using some Cestari yarn that husband gave me for Christmas several years ago. Here's a Ravelry link to the pattern. These came in quite handy last week when it was so cold here.

I'm still working on the Serenity blanket. It's getting pretty big now, so I'm only doing 2-4 rounds per night on it. There's just not much time between dinner time and bed time to do anything.

I cast on a pair of Fetching mitts for daughter yesterday and am almost done with the first one. She loves black, so I'm using some black Encore for her mitts. These should be done by the weekend.

My other project is planning a tea party for daughter for her upcoming 16th birthday. Anyone have any good recipes? I must have pigs in a blanket (her favorite party food), cake of some kind (probably a home made chocolate cake), and possibly chicken salad (bought from the local deli) in puff pastry shells. We're planning for a small, intimate gathering of her closest girl friends.