Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blanket started

As I said I would I started the Etsy blanket order last night.  I miscounted the first try and was about 16 inches too wide.  Don't ask me how I did that - I really don't know.  But now it's coming along real well and is just a tad wider than she asked for.  I figure that's not a bad thing.  Better to be bigger than too small.  I am keeping a log of how many hours I work on it.  I'm curious to know how long this blanket will take me in hours. 

No word on the job yet.  I'm still hopeful.  Yesterday I was very anxious and didn't get much done.  I hope today is better for me. 

The DH managed to install one of the 8 foot gates.  He's waiting for concrete to set before he installs the second one.  He's going to buy some boards today and will start actually putting them where he can on his own. 

Does everyone have plans for the 4th?  Right now we do not, but family has invited us to their bbq so we might do that.  I hate that it falls in the middle of the week.  I have to work before and after and I don't get paid for the holiday.  Bummer.  But it breaks up the week and that's a nice thought.  We might decide to do absolutely nothing.  I'm good at that.  Haha! 

Awhile back I was cutting up red and yellow peppers for a salad.  I kept some of the yellow pepper seeds and recently tossed them into an empty pot filled with new potting soil.  Over the weekend I noticed I had little plants coming up!  I'm rather excited about this.  I have a horrible brown thumb and find the less I touch plants the better they are.  I would love to have a garden next year, but I don't think I can manage one if I am still working, so perhaps that's something to think about once I am fully retired.  Ah, just the sound of that makes me smile.  I find some days it's really hard to get out the door to work.  Don't get me wrong - I enjoy working and enjoy the income - but really I would prefer to be a stay at home wife.  I truly think I could crochet for 8 hours a day and feel amazing about it.  Too bad that's not possible right now.

Okay, back to the grind stone!  Hope everyone has a great day!! 


  1. Sometimes when I am at home I wish I could be at work. Then when I am at work I wish to be at home. I think leaving for work is the hardest and I really do love my job. Hope you hear really great news today.

  2. I was a SAHM at one point and I loved it! I wish I could again but for now, it's my lot to work. Thankfully work is now going to be closer to home. Can't wait to see your blanket! I so want to get back to crocheting and knitting! I have some beautiful yarns that call for me to make them into something lovely!

    I have to work before and after the 4th as well. It's my little one's b-day so we'll do something fun for her. Don't know what yet, may let her pick what she wants to do.

    Have a great week!