Thursday, September 30, 2010

Getting Excited!

Tomorrow is Hills' due date. She is expecting her 1st baby. A girl. Hills is my daughter's good friend. And she is super sweet. Also very excited about her new baby girl!

My daughter and I have spent the last few months making sweet things for "Baby C." We've been so excited. I almost feel like Baby C is my granddaughter. That's how close my daughter and her friend were growing up. So sweet.

I was a little upset at the beginning of the month. When Hills' Baby Shower was. I wish I could have gone. But it was across the country. And I had work. I was just not able to go. But I did send all of my gifts with my daughter. And I got to talk to Hills.

Tomorrow is the "Big Day." But I highly doubt that Baby C will come tomorrow. First babies generally come late. But I'm very excited. Like I said, it's like I'm awaiting my granddaughter. I really wish that we lived closer. Especially since Hills has asked my husband and I to be grandparents to her little girl.

She's had a tough time. Hills is going through a rather difficult divorce. Her family has not been very supportive of her. And right now, she is pretty much on her own. What a strong woman. If you just read a little of her blog, you will know what I mean.

We're all so excited. And sending lots of prayers and good thoughts their way. I'm also counting the days until January. When they both come for a visit. I can't wait to meet Baby C. And to catch up with Hills.

Monday, September 27, 2010

King George

I've always been a fan of country music. And of George Strait. "King George." All of his music just reaches my soul. It makes me so happy. His music from the 80s was my favorite. But all of it, makes my days brighter. Do you have a favorite artist, type of music, time in history when the music really spoke to you? For me, it will always be King George.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

She Surprised Us

Our daughter surprised us today. She called this morning, which is pretty normal. And before she hung up, she told me to listen to the radio. There would be a surprise for my husband and I. I had not clue what it was.

As I listened to the radio, I started to get a little nervous. What was my daughter trying to tell us? Was she getting married? Was she expecting? All of the songs that were playing, they didn't help either.

But no. It was none of those things. I was somewhat relieved. But also a little disappointed. I'm ready to be a grandma! Until I heard her dedication. It was super sweet. Something special that she did for my husband and I. And I just want to tell her Thank you! It meant the world to both of us. We are so lucky to have you as our daughter. Your mom and dad are so proud of you. We love you more than you'll ever know!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Cover and Doily

Another cute Halloween pattern from Free Crochet. I'm thinking that this week's theme for the free pattern of the day, is Halloween. This one, I would definitely make. It's supposed to go over a candle holder. The glass bowl type that are sold at Wal-Mart. I really do enjoy this.

I'm going to make this. To put on my coffee table. I already have a similar glass bowl candle holder. It's painted though. No crochet. And it was a gift from my daughter. I think this would be nice to put there for the holiday.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lil' Boo Bear

Look at this adorable Halloween pattern from Free Crochet. The Lil' Boo Bear is today's free pattern. I'm going to admit it. I have about a dozen of these bears in my craft room. My daughter and I used to craft with them years ago. At least 20 years ago.

I have all the supplies I need to make this pattern, I think I'm going to sit down and make a few. I think they would look nice in my front window. With some lights, they would make some fun decorations! And essentially, they would be free. Because I have all the supplies in my Craft Room.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


My husband and I just got some bad news. About our good friend. Someone who was like family to us. He past away yesterday...

He had been battling cancer. And PHA. But recently, he had gotten a worse diagnosis. He fought a long battle. Never giving up. Until the disease was just too much for his body to take. Yesterday, he went with the Lord.

What a difficult time this is. For all of us. All of his loved ones. The people that knew how. The people that he inspired. Everyone. This is such a shock. And a loss. What a huge loss!

We had to call my daughter. Who is out of town. I know that she was taking it hard. But she was trying to be strong. This was a friend and a mentor for her. Someone that she had looked up to for years. For most of her life.

It's going to be a difficult time for everyone. Especially for his family. His children are slightly older than my daughter. It's going to be hard for them. The only comfort that we all have from his passing, is that he is no longer suffering. Rest in Peace.

Wee Winter Warmers

The Wee Winter Warmers is today's free pattern from Free Crochet. I'm always at a loss for baby boy presents. I think this is going to be a nice addition to my pattern collection. This is a nice and quick present to make for a Baby Shower. And a pattern that I think you should go download.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

State Fair and More

Today my husband and I went to the Fair. With our Car Club. It was a lot of fun. All of the cars were on display. And people really enjoying looking at them. The day was also really nice. The weather has been somewhat spotty lately. But today, it was a nice day.

We enjoyed lots of time with our friends. And we definitely enjoyed the sights and sounds. The Fair was scaled back this year. Due to the economy. But we still managed to enjoy ourselves. Even if 2 ice creams cost almost $15!

And after a full day at the fair, we went to our friends' jewelry store. They were having a big party. It's an annual party that they have. A BBQ included. Probably not the best time of year for it. But I did manage to win 2 door prizes. And again, we had fun.

To round out the day, my husband and I went to the Casino. Just to play a few machines. Nothing too crazy. We both took $20. We played. Ended up breaking even. And we also had dinner there. Right now, we are just getting home.

Now that I think about it, how did we do so much in 1 day? Especially since we didn't leave the Fair until almost 4pm. It amazes me how much we could get done. But it was a day full of fun and excitement! The only thing missing, was our daughter. Maybe next year she will get the chance to come. :)

Lacy Stars Afghan

This is today's free pattern from Free Crochet. The Lacy Stars Afghan. It's a pattern for a blanket made with squares. I really enjoy the colors, and the pattern. I'm just not sure about the mix of the two. I would like to make this in a more neutral pallet.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sugar Plum Scarf & Ski Band

What a pretty scarf from Free Crochet. This is today's free pattern of the day. And I really do like the stitch. There is also a headband to go with this scarf. But the scarf is definitely my favorite. I think that this pattern would make some nice gifts for the holidays.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunflowers Lap Warmer

To me, nothing says the end of Summer, beginning of Fall like sunflowers! Around here, there are fields and fields of sunflowers that are blooming. It's so beautiful! Free Crochet's free pattern today, is for this blanket. Who doesn't want beautiful sunflowers in their home? This is a project that I'll probably put off until winter. But something that I really want to get to.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We'll Never Forget

9/11. It brings back so many memories. 9 years ago, my daughter moved out of the house. She was 18 years old. And on her own. Away at college. The moment that we saw the events unfolding, all my husband and I could think about was our daughter. And her safety.

That was a difficult day. It took us hours to get in touch. I could tell she was scared. We were scared. Our entire world changed that day. We all became victims.

But today, is not about our feelings. Or what changed us that day. It's about the lives that were lost. The families who never got to say goodbye. The men and women who sacrificed their own lives, just to help others.

That's what today is about. Remembering. Not the horror of that day. But the lives that were lost. The joy that they brought to the world. All of those people who had to lose their lives. Promising lives that were cut short.

On this day, every year, I pray for those people. For the families. For all of the loved ones who still feel that void. I pray for them. We'll never forget the day and the events of 9/11. Let's not forget the innocent people that were also lost.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Frosted Flakes

Today is Wednesday. The tough day of the week for me. It's "early day" for our company. But it's the day that I seem to have more work to do. And no time to do it in. I'm on the go all day long. Most Wednesdays, I'm lucky to get 5 minutes to sit down.

That's were Frosted Flakes come in. They're my favorite cereal. I know, I must sound like a child. But between stacks of paperwork and going to drive, I eat a bowl. On Wednesdays. It's my snack/lunch. The only thing that get me through the day.

I'm telling you. Wednesdays might be "early day." But it's the day I work the hardest. It's the day we eat dinner the latest. And the day I usually fall asleep watching TV. At 8pm. Frosted Flakes, they definitely help me get through the day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Watch This...

Do you promise not to judge me? Ok, then I'll confess. I really like to watch I Didn't Know I was Pregnant. It's my guilty pleasure. One night a week, I sit there and wonder how it's possible to not know, that you are pregnant. Isn't that the craziest thing ever?

I try not to miss this show. I've been watching it for months. My daughter and I talk about it. And the stories still shock me. But this is good TV. I find it interesting. And what else are you going to watch? There's not much on, until the end of the month. When all of the shows start up again. So I watch my favorite summertime show. And I really enjoy it!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pearl's Cardigan

I came across this pattern at Lion Brand. There is something about it, that I really like. I'm not sure if it's the color, or the actual sweater. But I'd like to make it. In this rosy pink color. I enjoy crocheting clothing. But I haven't made myself anything in such a long time. This might just be that project, that I've been waiting for.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Driving South

What are you doing for the holiday weekend? My husband and I have decided to drive south. Just go spend a few days in the southern part of our state. No real plan or destination. Just a drive. And some time away from everything.

We have a few places that we want to stop. There is so much going on this weekend. Lots of festivals in the southern part of our state. I want to try and go to some of the Craft Fairs. And the Farmers' Markets. I think those will be the most fun.

I'm not sure what my husband has planned. Or where he'd like to visit. But there is so much to do this weekend. It makes me wish that the holiday weekend were more like 7 days, instead of 3.

I should probably get to packing. I don't really know what we're going to need. But we have to make stop at the store too. For snacks. No road trip is complete without them. This should be a fun and relaxing weekend. One that I'm very much looking forward to!