Thursday, May 31, 2007


It is not officially summer but it sure feels like it. I have been busy for the couple of weeks working outside. Going to the nursery for plants, weeding, turning the soild, trimming my bushes, planting flowers in the beds and in the pots. That is such hard work and it has been so hot, I don't understand why I have not lost a ton of weight!!! I still need to add topsoil to the vegetable bed and plant my tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini. It is a small bed so I put my herbs in pots. Lots of basil, some mint, thyme, and italian parsley. I still need to get some rosemary and some cilantro.

It has been very hot here and my pool is not open and I don't know when my dh will have time to open it so I got my little pumpkin a new kiddie pool and filled it up for her. She really loves playing in it and it gave me a little free time to play with the dirt. Hopefully, I can get the veggies in the ground tomorrow. I am getting a late start this year.

At last a picture of my hot pink beauty. It is the half moon shawl from the Lion Brand Website. I finished it a couple of weeks ago but did not get a chance to post it until now. I made it with LB Woolease and it is really warm. I won't be wearing it anytime soon but I LOVE it. Originally, I was going to give it as a gift. It is just too nice to give away to someone that cannot appreciate the labor of love put into it. My dd was drooling and hinting but did not give in. I will probably make her one in the future. My next project is a multi colored ripple for a ripple along. When finished it will go on my couch in the TV room. The yarn has been bought and so far I love the colors.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Friday & Memorial Day

I have been very busy this week. My daughter has been home for the past 6 weeks due to a medical problem. Most of this time she has been blue and in pain. But last week, mama mia, she snapped out of it and has been keeping me on the go. We have spent many hours pulling weeds, digging up plants, shopping in the garden stores. Every bone in my body hurts! But it has been fun. My little pumpkin has been tagging along as our little helper. She is so cute I just can't stand it. Today we are going up to the outlets at Woodbury Commons and then making pizza on the grill for dinner. Have you ever tried that. It is easy, tasty and fun! Sunday, my family will be coming by for a BBQ. That means I have to food shop and clean on Saturday. Monday, I am meeting my bff's for breakfast and then I hope to relax and maybe start my ripple blanket.

I finished my half moon shawl. I wish I had a picture to show you. It came out so beautiful, I just love it. I was going to give it as a gift but this one is going to be a gift for me. I used Lions Woolease Chunky in deep rose. I can't wait to wear it, but it is just too hot now. I am hoping to take it with me when I go down the shore for those cool ocean breezes.

Have a great weekend everyone. Hope to have some pictures soon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Quick Update

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day. Mine was a little strange but nice. My sister decided to cook dinner for us on Saturday because my brother could not come on Sunday and we all usually hang out together on holidays like this. This worked out good for my daughter (I thought) because she could then spend time with her in-laws on Sunday. Of course, I ate too much and drank too much (as usual). Sunday woke up feeling like crap! Stayed in my pj's all day, watched TV, cleaned out my closet. But since we all got together the day before, it did not feel like Mother's Day. We did not do the big breakfast thing and I was pretty much feeling sorry for myself :( But my husband surprised me and redeemed himself. And got me this beautiful necklace and bracelet. This may sound crazy, but I was a little disappointed. !! Don't get me wrong, I love it and him for feeling I deserve it. But I felt that something was missing. I think I would have preferred a big fuss, breakfast and maybe a smaller gift.
Nah, I'll just keep what I got!!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

No Place Like Home

We are home and we had a great time. We spent 7 days on the beach doing nothing. I am almost done with a book I started on the plane. We took a walk every morning,ate nothing but fresh fish and vegtables, drank rum and that's about it. On Thursday, I told my dh, "Why don't we do something today?" and he replied, "why, do we have to?" Well, of course we don't have to! So, nothing but beach, no shopping, no sight seeing, no crochet, no internet, very little tv and no phone! Very relaxing. I wish I had tons of pics to share, but on my first day, after taking tons of pics, I noticed an error message on my camera. NO MEMORY CARD!!!! Oh well.
We spent a few days visiting my sil in Orlando, FL before we came home. It was very nice, since we don't get to see her very often. Then back home. Can't wait to sleep on my own bed, with my own pillows. But when I wake up, where's the beach!!!

But there's no place like home!!!