Saturday, November 7, 2009

Well, I've recovered from the flu I had last week and so far (finger's crossed) nobody else in my family has even shown signs of symptoms yet. Pheewww!!
Onto some good news. I started working at Shoppers again here in Owen Sound. I already have BIG plans for my first paycheck. I was in fiber heaven today!! I took a very short walk across the river to my LYS Riverside Yarns here in Owen Sound (literally a 2 min walk from my work, this could be baaaad). I had always wanted to take a look in the store but just never got down there on my short visits home. They had quite a variety of yarns, but not near as much as Julie's store in Ancaster. Okay, on with the BIG plans here. LOL I will go back and treat myself to something yarnarifick at the store! What I really fell in love with though (and they don't sell it at the store) is Dream in Color Starry in Dusky Aurora. I'm thinking Ishbel in this colourway would be amazing. My other big plans for my paycheck (along with paying bills) is a bag of socks. I know, how fun eh? But I seem to be at an all time low of socks in my drawer right now. It's pretty bad and I need them for work.
Well, I'm off to bed now. I've worked everyday this week except Monday and I'm off this weekend (with mad amounts of laundry to take care of), hoooray!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November already?

We are settling into our new place in Owen Sound. It's taking some time but it is coming along. I can hardly believe it's already been a month since we've been here. It actually seems longer to me. It's been so rainy and miserable these days, I'm guessing that might have something to do with it. The knitting has been a slow go, although I did manage to get one of the monkey socks for Amanda done (I just need to graft the toe). I'm having a hard time finding my groove in the new place. I was down with the flu last week and didn't do much of anything, I was in bed for 3 full days with an on and off fever, headache, body ache and stupid cough. I'm feeling a little better now but I still have a cough, my chest hurts a little and I get tired easy, coming around though.

The girls had a good Halloween even though it was a chilly one Paisley went out as my Rock & Roll Vampire and Rowan as my little parrot. Although she wasn't very impressed with Halloween at first, Rowan even went to at least a dozen houses with the help of Ron and I. Paisley and my nephew Lucas could have went out a little longer then the little one's, but we called it a relatively short night.
Paisley seems to be adjusting nicely to her new school. It's just a little weird for me because I went there when I was in public school. She even has my french teacher as her teacher this year, only for the morning though because she teaches french in the afternoon. She has a different teacher for the afternoon but my brother had her when he went there, so strange. Most of the teachers that taught there when I was young are gone now but there are still a few. Paisley even met a little friend in her class who conveniently lives in our building and on the same floor, so we've had a few play dates to compensate for the crappy weather we've been having.
The picture at the top is a view from my balcony and it was taken only 2 weeks ago. There are no leaves on that poor tree now.
I got a job at Shopper's Drugmart again, I go in tomorrow. It'll be nice having some extra money with Christmas coming just around the corner (yes, I said it.......Christmas).
That's about all that is new right now. I'll will try and get on here and post more often!!!