Sunday, March 30, 2008

So what would you pack?

Ok you have 3 weeks away from home, you do not know if you will really get to leave the house other than a grocery store shopping, and you get to hold this little guy above all you want, WHAT would you pack for knitting?
Do I want to do small projects like hats and such?
More Socks?

The Oblique gets to stay home!! The knitting on it with following pattern and being able to lay it down fast, doesn't work for a Grammie who needs no interruptions while completing this. Just when I think I have settled on one thing another item pops to mind. I guess what ever goes in the suit case before the top slams down and locks.......... will be it. Maybe, I will be surprised when I open the suitcase in DC. LOL

Saturday, March 29, 2008

What Janice means

You are fair, honest, and logical.
You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem.
You are great at giving other people advice.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very intuitive and wise.
You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination.
You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy.
You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound.
It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly.
You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time.
Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very open.
You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person.
Ideas just flow from your mind.A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life.
You are very adaptable.You are friendly, charming, and warm.
You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat.
Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible.
But for the important things, you pull it together.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


"A woman has strengths that amaze me, she can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens, she holds happiness, love and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying. Cries when she's happy, and laughs when she's afraid, her love is unconditional, there's only one thing wrong with her and that is that sometimes she forgets what she is worth."

Monday, March 24, 2008

What Knitting?

I ask you, does this look like a 5 week old baby? I don't know what happens to them on the east coast but this baby looks ready for pre school. It appears I will be leaving next Monday for my trip to visit Jack. I was told the 31st. but have yet to see the ticket. I fly to LAX, then grab a red eye to DC. I was told to take a Valium and a shot of Jack Daniels so when I arrive at 7 am Tuesday I will be alert and ready for my Grammie duties. I will probably fall off the plane, stagger around looking for luggage, and smell like I spent the night in a jail somewhere getting sober. The baby will only cry when he sees me. "please Daddy this can't be MY Grammie" Or maybe worse, I will still be drunk from my big shot of Jack Daniels, I am not a good drinker. One shot could cover a week long nap for me!

It seems I knit, but have not got a thing to show for it. I was with Mother for 4 days and I don't know why I think I will have time to knit while with her. She is a full time job. Cooking, cleaning, doing her laundry, dressing her, undressing her. She can not even walk around the house alone any more. You must assist her doing everything now. I don't know how my brother does it. I give him a huge hug for his commitments to Mom. He is so good to her. The grand kids had fun, Grandson didn't want to come home. He drives the ATV around the property and loves it. Daughter rode with him. They all hiked, played in the snow there, dug around some old abandon sheds on the property and found some treasures to bring home with them. It was fun to wake up and have the kids around me all day. With limited luggage on airplanes now, I am thinking only thing I can take with me in the way of yarn and needles is sock yarn. I have one pair of socks on the needles and maybe will be packing two skeins of sock yarn to work on there. I don't know, I am trying to figure out this mid season clothes packing. Off to clean house, and run errands its that day of the week!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Its my blog and I will post more pictures of Jack

Alright!!! I have bedhead that can match my Grammies, and could you turn that flash off and outta my eyes please.
Do these sucky things come in assorted sizes? This one seems rather big! Hurry up Grammie I need your help with these improtant things. My trip is not going to happen on the 22nd. Am waiting to hear from son on date yet.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Help Me Decide

I need all the help I can get. Now Now, don't agree with that statement to fast. I am headed back east to Washington DC to meet one small man. His name is Jack. Son seems to think I should stay 2 months!!!! That request made me homesick before I even leave home. I can't imagine being gone that long. I will be playing the role of Grammie while the family settles back into going to work and such. I think we have settled on me being there 3 weeks. After all what woman wants her mother in law to live in her home for 2 months..... really.

Your duty, as my faith few readers, is to help me decide what knitting to pack. I haven't thought of clothes yet, there is never a problem there. BUT knitting must be thought out. Do I take the yarn I have for a Lady Eleanor Entrelac Shawl? Do I take yarn I have for another sweater? Do I take all the yarn, like in my wildest dreams I will complete one item while there? ohhhhhhh the stress of it all.. What yarn to pack!! I of course will take a pair of socks to work on the plane trip as they never argue with me over 5 little bamboo needles. But the big piece will have to go in suitcase. Now we must also remember that airlines are limiting large pieces to 1 suitcase or they charge. Alright the choice is up to you guys. I expect answers and not laughter here. This is serious stuff.