Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Road Trip

Ok, maybe it wasn't an honest-to-goodness road trip, but we did throw the girls in the van a couple weeks ago to go get some new summer clothes and groceries in Plattsburgh. We pulled in shortly after noon and stopped at the traffice light on the main drag. Dailaesse started bouncing around in the back of the van, excitedly screaming for us to look at the cute little doggy in the car next to us. Bran was driving and I was knitting. The car was on Bran's side. He turned and looked and his face got beet red. He told Dailaesse it wasn't a dog and asked her to please look forward. I had no idea what was going on so like an idiot, I looked over too. Bran was right, it wasn't a cute little doggy in the car next to us. It was a young guy in a sporty yellow car with a blond laying in his lap. Dear Lord.

The light FINALLY turned green and we continued on down the road to Sam's Club. We pulled in and the girls hopped out of the van. This is what was in the car a couple spots over from us...

It was an interesting day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011


This year Dailaesse asked to go back to school. After the horrid experience we had at our Catholic school the only other option was public school. We got her all registered and I asked the principal if I could volunteer on the playground or something so I could be there to check in with her every day. That ended up landing me a paid position on the playground ground every day with the Kindergarten and 5th grade classes. Let me give you an example of how entertaining this has been...

Just before Easter break I was walking the Kindergarten class down to lunch. They were all excited about their upcoming vacations.

Kid 1: I'm going to Disney!

Me: How exciting! That's awesome!

Kid 1: Yeah. But I have to go on a plane. I've never been on one. I'm a little nervous.

Me: There's nothing to it. It's just like sitting in your living room chair.

Kid 2: I'm going to Washington D.C. for vacation.

Me: That will be lots of fun!

Kid 2: Yeah.

Me: Will you drive or fly?

Kid 2: Fly. We never drive.

Me: You should talk to Kid 1 and tell him what it's like so he won't be so nervous. Have you been to Washington before?

Kid 2: Yeah. We go lots.

Me: Do you have family there?

Kid 2: No. My grandpa and grandma live there.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Squares

We started a KAL at the store for the Great American Aran Afghan squares. We were originally going to meet the first Sunday of each month but we've been having so much fun that it's turned in to a weekly gig. Here are my pre-blocked squares so far:

Ann Strong

Suzanne Atkinson

Hanna Burns

Julie H. Levy

Georgia Vincent

I'll have to beg you to forgive the crappy cell phone pics. They really are much more gorgeous IRL. :-)

Today I worked a couple rows on the newest I have OTN. I can't wait to show that one as a finished square as it will complete my first row. One of the ladies at the store started working on the cable border and brought that in with her today. I wasn't so sure that I would use that border but seeing it today is making me re-think that.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pardon Me...

While I blow the dust off this blog...
I'll be back tomorrow with knitting news.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Random Thoughts from a Slacker Blog Owner

I was reminded yesterday that I used to blog. So here I am blowing off the dust and starting up yet again.

Can I wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year? My feeling is that since it's still January and I've not blogged yet this year it's still legal.

I'm still knitting even though I've not been blogging. I have lots of pictures to post of past projects and I'm getting ready to begin a knit a long with the girls at Adirondack Yarns for the Great American Aran Afghan. Very psyched to be getting a little push on this one. I've been wanting to knit it for years and haven't. Accountability is a great motivator for me. Want to join in the fun?

I started working at school for an hour and a half each day back in September. I leaned over to cut meatloaf for a Kindergarten student last week and she told me I should cover my armpit. I was thankful I had shaved.

I have discovered Kindle for Droid. I'm exhausted from staying up all night reading. I've really missed it. So far I've read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I just downloaded The Girl who Played with Fire last night. If you've not jumped on the bandwagon for this series I highly suggest you do.