Sunday, August 21, 2005

Welcome

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my new blog. I'm so excited to have my own space! I've been reading several blogs for quite some time now and I keep thinking about how much fun it would be to have one too. So here it is.

I plan to post often but with 3 kids it might be hit or miss. School starts back in just a few short weeks and then things will be even crazier around here. I know, I know...the school year is suppose to return a sense of normalcy to life right? Wrong! When I decided to stay home with the kids life was quiet. Too much so. My 2 oldest were painfully shy and not interested in going anywhere or doing anything. I use to dream of the day when I would be running the kids all over. I felt deprived of a busy life. I made work for myself. Instead of the bus, I drove the kids to and from school. For the 2 years my husband worked out of town that meant 4 trips to and from school per day. Sure there was the occasional trip to the grocery store or a field trip for school, but still I felt empty. Some days I wonder what the hell I was thinking!!! My husband is working back in town now so he takes my son to school in the morning but that still leaves 3 trips to and from for drop offs and pickups. My son plays football. Go ahead...send you condolences. There's always way more away games than home games. Did I mention that I have a 2 year old? Did I mention that some of the fields are without fences? Do you know how fast a 2 year old can run? Until recently my daughter was in dance class. Although this was only once a week it was at dinner time. Ok, not a normal family dinner time...our dinner time. You know, the one you have when you have a son who plays football. I no longer feel deprived. I cherish the days that the baby is sleeping when it's time to pick my son up from school so I have an excuse to have my husband go out instead. I love my kids. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that they are much more social now. It's amazing to see how they've grown from the shy little people they once were. And I am much more content than I was a few years ago. I no longer make work for myself and I look forward to summer vacation just as much as bedtime.

So what do I do after the kids go to bed and I've worked on cleaning up after the hurricane that blows through our house everyday? I knit. Big stuff, little stuff, easy stuff and intricate stuff. Bags, sweaters, mittens, gloves, scarves, shawls, socks and clogs. Lots of socks and clogs. Since we've already covered the 3 kids thing, you are correct in assuming that I don't have much time to actually shop for yarn. I buy lots of stuff online. All the yarn your heart desires. Drop it in your online basket, insert credit card and voila...a few days to a week later there it is. Sitting on your front steps. As if that isn't bad enough, about a year ago the most amazing new yarn store opened only 10 minutes from me. As you all know, there's nothing like being able to actually see and touch yarn in person. Needless to say, I don't buy as much yarn online as I once did. Sue is as wonderful as her store. She's recently moved from her first small location to a much larger building with a coffee bar, comfy chairs and lots more room for the beautiful fibers she carries. I hope this signals booming business. I don't get to visit her as often as I'd like to so the time I do get to spend there is precious. If you're ever in Lake Placid be sure to stop in and see her! You'll be glad you did, I promise!

Oh!!! I have exciting news!!! The one and only Yarn Harlot will be visiting Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid, NY on Monday, September 26th at 7pm. As soon as I heard I informed my husband and kids that I would be off duty that night. Can you believe this??? I'm still in shock! Stephanie is going to be only 10 minutes from my house! I was so bummed when I wasn't able to make the 2 hour drives to see her when she was in NY or VT before. But now! Must. See. Stephanie. I'm thrilled! Obviously not speechless, but definitely thrilled.

Wow, I never thought when I sat down to start this post that I'd have so much to say. I thought it would be awkward and I'd hear crickets chirping in the background. If you've made it this far you are a gem and I look forward to seeing you again soon. ;-)

2 comments:

Virtuella said...

Hi!!!
Congratulations!!!

Virtuella
Norway

http://virtuella.blogdrive.com

Lori said...

Kerry,
Congrats on your blog! I, too am a new blogger, isn't it fun?
Happy blogging!