Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Mom Happy House

A calm has finally come over my house. The craziness of the Holidays has passed and lots of selfish and guilt free knitting is going on when I can fit it in. There are lots of things on the To-Do-List but I'm managing it all at a nice slower pace.
In the latest news Tiny's leg isn't broken anymore! We went to the doctors last week and the X-rays showed the bones have healed! He isn't supposed to be too active for the next few weeks but pretty soon we'll able to let him loose at the playground. That kids needs to burn some energy!
Oh and he is desperate for a hair cut.
The weather has been mild for the past few days. I've been so happy to fit in some nice long walks and jogs. Nothing makes me happier than a little exercise. Rudee appreciates it too.
I'm also planning on painting one of the walls in my house. Since we moved into our house 5 years ago we never touched up the paint job we did on one of the walls. It has been chipped and the kids have added a few of their own touches with crayons. I think I'm going to go with the color Dolphin Tale. I love the name of it.  Freddy says I can't pick a color by it's name, but I'm insisting it is the exact color I was thinking of for the past 5 years (in the picture above it is the very last color).
I had a case of knitters block the other night. I was very frustrated. I have been enjoying knitting my Spire, but I find it hard to work on and hold conversations with the kids. The pattern is simple, but the problem is I have to count each stitch so it is sometimes hard to count and talk at the same time. So I wanted to cast on something simple like a sweater. I dress so casual around the house and I wanted a light weight sweater I can wear all day. I couldn't decide if I should design one or just do a pattern.  I debated for two hours! That is precious knitting time.  Then I couldn't decide on the yarn. I have lots of yarn, but not enough for a sweater. Ugg. Finally I gathered my thoughts and decided to cast on another Ease Sweater. I am so glad I did. I am using Juniper Moon Farm yarn and it is so soft! It is lots of mindless knitting in a round, Perfect! I'm glad to be back on track.
Freddy had shoulder surgery one week ago today. He has been home recovering and will be home recovering for quite some time. I feel bad that he is uncomfortable and in pain, but I am really enjoying having him home so much. I am so enjoying having the house on a schedule. Our usual work schedules have us all over the place and now it is much calmer and I really enjoy it. I wish it could stay this way. I'm sure he is ready to be all healed up and back to driving and normal. But I'll take what I can get for now.
Before Freddy went into surgery we had found a used travel trailer that was for sale. We bought it!!! We have been looking for one for about two years now. We finally found one that had everything we wanted and for the right price. We really aren't that picky and if we just ordered a new one from the factory it would have everything we wanted except for the price tag.  So when we found a 2012 model that was just traded in we jumped on it and claimed it as our own. Now we are spending lots of time researching where we are going to go. We have lots of friends that camp and we are so excited to get away together.
I had to include some pictures of Rudee being her sweet self. She is such a good dog. I need to make an appointment to have her spayed. I have put that on the bottom of the priority list. First Tiny's broken leg needed to be healed, then Freddy's surgery, now Rudee's surgery.
One thing at a time around here :)
I also have to give a huge thank you to everyone for their support on my new Tidal Wave pattern. I can't believe the success I'm having with it. I am so excited to hear from all the people that are already making one for themselves. I can't wait to see some finished pictures.
Well that is what has been going on around here. I hope all is well with all of you.


TexWisGirl said...

glad tiny is healed and freddy is healing! rudee is a cutie.

karen said...

yay for an unbroken leg and boo to shoulder surgery. I hope he heals fast!! I can't knit and count and talk either :)

Hege said...

Love the colour on your Spire!
If I have to count while I knit and the kids (or hubby) startes talking to me, I begin to count out loud, and then they know tey have to wait until I'm done ;)

thecrazysheeplady said...

There's a camper plug in at the wool house! :-D

fjord girl said...

Even though there is a calm seems like there is lots of good stuff going on at your house. Good luck with your painting-I think it's always fun to change colors- your dog is too cute.

Deanna said...

Yippee that Tiny is all healed up...poor Freddy, so sorry for the surgery, but he will heal and then all will be right in your world. That Rudee is just the cutest with that cocked pics.

Kathleen said...

I always love the post holiday slow down and settling. The holidays are fun but it is nice to enjoy those quiet days of winter. The yarn is very pretty.

Creative Design said...

Wow, that's a blogful! Enjoyable reading and watching.


Debbie said...

rudee appears to be in slow down mode as you think he has enough toys?!?!

i am happy to hear that tiny is off the injured list.....

and that fast freddy is home keeping you company. i love having my hubs home every day!!