Sunday, September 23, 2012

Two days in a row

At this point that is a record for me.  But I am making an effort these days to not only start things but finish them.  I didn't get much crocheting done yesterday and that's okay.  The hubby is off to his job for the day (only 4 more days of that and he's finished), so I didn't lolly-gag this morning.  I put a load of sheets in the wash and have the iPod up and cranked to keep the blood pumping.  Oh and there's coffee and lots of it.  I'm going to be productive today even if it kills me.  LOL

I have been seeing so many beautiful crocheted things on Pinterest lately and it sparked something I think I will try next after finishing the scarf for my friend in Wisconsin.  I have so many yarn balls of the most amazing colors and I need to use them!  I see them and I swear my heart and hands ACHE to create.  Do you ever feel that way?  Ache to be creative?  It's almost a palpable pain; like longing for someone.  I think that's how we know we are passionate - when that ache is present. 

Yesterday was quite blustery and I kept inside.  The horses didn't seem to mind the wind but I found it annoying.  This morning we woke up to very chilly temps and even frost on our steps.  The DH actually went down from a slip.  That's how we know the season has changed.  Our steps are very telling. 

My son wants to treat me to a trip to Savannah, GA in November.  Before he heads off to Afghanistan in December he is coming for a visit, so we have decided to combine trips.  I will fly to see him and spend a few days in Savannah.  He's going to give me a spa day!  We'll check out the sites for a couple of days and then we'll rent a car to drive to Ohio.  He'll fly back to Savannah after a visit with us.  I'm already looking forward to the trip! 

Well, the washer is singing so I need to get busy.  Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!  :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Gosh it's been a long time

Howdy! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post.  I saw that date and suddenly the passing of time hit me like a brick wall.  It's the end of September already.  Amazing.  Well, I hope to be back at the blogging now.  Apologies for my lapse.

September brings things I like; colors, cooler weather, and my birthday!  Not that I am anxious to be getting older, but who doesn't like getting all the birthday wishes?  We are already experiencing fall temperatures here in Southern Ohio.  The leaves are slowly turning.  Crops are being harvested.  Pumpkins are everywhere! 

The new job is going so well.  I absolutely LOVE it.  Finally I feel like I am in a place where I am needed and feel useful.  It's a great place to work and with luck I will be able to go from contract to hire. 

I have been crocheting scarves.  Not many because there are only so many hours in the day.  I finished up one I called a signature ranch scarf because I used that same drop stitch as in my blankets.  Here's a pic of it.

I really love the colors and the scarf is quite soft and feels like it would be super warm against the chilling wind.  Not to mention it will make you look good out and about!  I started another one only to have a friend of mine fall in love with it - so as soon as it's finished I'll be mailing it to her! I love it when someone tells me they want something I've made.  Makes my heart feel so good!!

We have the second half of the barn in.  Now the DH needs to start the roof.  We have the other half filled with our winter hay.  260+ bales fit nicely and it worked out great. I hope the roof goes as smoothly! 
Well, you're all caught up on my end.  I'm going to try and catch up with you gals!  Hope all is well.  I've missed you!