Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Really...where does the time go? (Picture Heavy)

Wow, a whole month went by and not a single post from me. Rest assured, I've been keeping busy though. March Break was spent up in Owen Sound, I got to hang out with my sister and mom while Paisley got to play with her cousin Lucas and also got practise in for when she becomes a big sister, she was holding and feeding her little cousin Reece (who just turned 3 months) all week long.
My birthday came and went on the 17th of March. Spent a quite weekend with Ron at home, which was nice. The day before my birthday, we went out to Rhonda's place and Ron made everyone dinner, shish-kabobs and rice (one of my faves) man were they ever tasty. I was also given my birthday gifts too. I got some new yummy sock yarn (Lorna's Laces) and I absolutely love the colourway. I think I may have found a pattern too! I also received "Itty-bitty Hats" by Susan B. Anderson from Rhonda and Valerie gave me 6 balls of yarn to make a blanket for baby, she recommended the pinwheel blanket as she made it a few months ago for a friend who was expecting, so I think this yarn also has a pattern to go with it. :-) Thanks again Ladies for the wonderful gifts. Ron & Paisley bought me a compact digital camera as their present I have my Canon digital SLR, but I really wanted something I could just slide in my pocket for walks to the park in the summer and also especially for at the hospital when I have baby I just didn't want to lug in my huge-ass camera for the birth-day. Shoppers had a wicked special the week before Easter on Olympus FE-220's (in blue) for $88 and couldn't pass up on that deal.
Good Friday was spent with my parents and brother, they came up for a visit and brought me a birthday cake and money card since they missed my actual birthday. I'm putting the money away for a new stroller-car set combo. Easter weekend was a strange one. Ron was working and out west and Paisley spent Sat-Sun at Rhonda's because I was working the whole weekend. Late Saturday evening I got a call from my sister wondering what I was up to and she came from Owen Sound with her kids for an unexpected visit. It was nice to see her though because I was feeling kind of lonely with Ron & Paisley not being home. She ended up staying until Tuesday afternoon so we had a really nice visit. Then Ron came home that evening (a day early) and unexpectedly and that was a nice surprise too. I miss him oodles when he's gone, so a day early was okay with me.

I have been knitting! On the weekend before my birthday, I was going through some old patterns at Rhonda's and fell in love with an old Beehive for Barins pattern, it's just a simple Crossover sweater for baby. Rhonda happened to have some Lilac coloured baby yarn that she so kindly offered to me for the project and I got started right way. It's all finished now, I just want to give it a wash and possibly iron the decorative edging on it so it lies nice and flat (damn acrylic!!) I also knit up Sartjee's Bootees with left over yarn and I was working on a hat, but it has come out too big so I think I'm going to have to frog it and restart with less stitches arrgg, and for the second time. I'm taking a break from it right now and trying to finish up Paisley's Top Down sweater. I also have a few other things on the needles like the Easy Baby Cardigan for a friend at work, but I have put it down for the moment. I've been getting side tracked very easily these days and startitis is really bad!! Don't mind the pictures of my work as they are not great shots, I was in a hurry and just wanted to get a picture of them up here.

I'm now over 30 weeks pregnant so this past weekend was my last weekend at work, I'm down to less then 10 weeks (65 days) until my due date. It's crazy how fast time flies. Now that I'm going to be home every weekend and most importantly when Ron is home, we have some major spring cleaning to start doing. Paisley wants to switch rooms and go into the room that is currently our spare/toy/knitting room and give baby her old room. I'll be moving the knitting stuff over to baby's room I think, I'll need the closet space in Paisley room. I also have boxes and boxes of girls clothes to go through and will be deciding what to keep and what to give away. It's going to be busy and I loathe organizing, it's always been my weak thing. So wish me luck!!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Good luck! I LOVE those booties.s I wish they had them for big girls

Rhonda said...

The booties turned out great!.

Samantha said...

I love the booties. Great stuff for your birthday! A little advise on the car seat thing ... its a little more money, but go with the Graco Safe Seat (NOT SnugRide). It rear faces until 30lbs and 32" rather than 22lbs and 29" ... not that you are going to be carrying around a 30lb baby in it, but Ethan is still in his, and my cousin was able to use it for her son until he was 14 months old. Its easy to use and easy to install. The matching strollers are a dream to push around too. I don't have it, but I've pushed it around Sears and Toys R Us. I would have bought the stroller too except we didn't need a stroller at that point in time. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

I'm finally catching up on my blog reading - so sad I missed your birthday. Happy belated girl. Hope you had a good one.

Great birthday loot!