Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I try to take time each day to appreciate all that I have, but sometimes I get this past month.

I am so thankful for:

- my beautiful child

- my wonderful, hard headed, strong willed husband

- my loving and supportive parents

- my niece, nephew, brother and sister in law

I am grateful to have friends, both in person and in cyberspace, who encourage me and keep me sane.

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends if you celebrate Thanksgiving. If you don't, enjoy your family this weekend!

My niece, Megan, took this picture last time she was up visiting. She's quite the photographer! (she even won an award when she was in high school - I'm a proud aunt!)

Monday, November 20, 2006

While the cat's away

The mice will play!

My boss is at a conference today, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to update the old blog. (but no pictures!)

I've finally come to the realization that life NEVER slows down when you have a child, work, try to keep a home, and have a very needy husband.

Since I posted last I have:

- been to San Diego twice

- finished my first pair of socks (yeah!)

- finished the front, back, and first sleeve of the Moss Rib Stitch Pullover

- frogged the Summer Cardigan

- cast on a new project

- finished up my surprise package for

Sue and Isabelle

- been to numerous playdates and birthday parties, gymnastics, and Pioneer Kids

I'm really looking forward to the long Thanksgiving weekend. I desperately need some down time. My niece and her boyfriend are driving up from San Diego and will stay at my parents house for the weekend. Noey is so excited to see Megan she can hardly stand it!

I'm hoping to get in a little Christmas shopping this weekend too. I have done none to date. (and that is stressing me out too) My niece and I used to always get up at the crack of dawn and be at the mall when the doors opened at 6:00am on the day after Thanksgiving. That was our holiday tradition. We'd shop for hours on end, and knock out all the gifts in one day. Since Noey was born we haven't been able to that. My mom has offered to watch Noey, but I don't know if she'll let me take Megan away from her for a couple of hours.