Friday, February 24, 2006

OK, maybe not so 'on my feet again'

Well, here I thought I was doing better, but after going to work on Tues and having not one but two co-workers coughing and hacking all over the place, I have now managed to aquire a sore throat/head cold, which is really a pain.

I tried to go to work, today, but was not successful, so I think it is back to bed for me, and then out for Dim Sum with DH and two friends. Guess that means I will be Designated that is anything new.

Maybe even a bit of knitting for me today. That would be nice, especially since lately I am always cold, and I happen to be working on a a nice wooly shawl.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Back on my Feet again

Yes, I was a bit under the weather...not so awfully bad though. Enough that as of today I am officially 4lbs lighter. Just could not eat anything. So it was Tea, toast, and water for me. That is ok in a way though, since it has helped me jumpt start back into my Nurtrisystem program. Just so you all know that I am aiming for 20lbs down from where I am as of today (we won't scare you with that number) by my 40th Birthday in Mid May. It is a lofty goal, but I think I am game for it.
Yes, Rachael, there may be some more clothes coming your way with this trip in March....
The Olypics are keeping Rick busy in front of the TV, but he did finish the book shelves, and I have painted the back walls, so as of this afternoon I will begin filling them. Systematically of course:)
My knitting is coming along well, and as long as there is still some of my special yarn from Karstadt to be had, all will be well, if not, then I will tear out what I have and re-approach in a different way.
I really do have photos, but DH has not down-loaded them off the camera yet (wants to wait until I have put some books in the shelves and get pictures of that too), so he says.
Well, I am off to do some book organizing, and shelving.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

And so begin the Olympics...

Well, here we are at the beginning of the Olympics, and I have now undertaken my first reasonably large knitting project -
let's hope I can finish it before the end of the Olympics.
Life has been a bit busy, but I think it will settle for a little while for the next few weeks. Hours at Coldwater Creek are decreasing (apparently this is normal for this time of the year), and that is OK. So I am now back to working 3 nights per week on my private duty case (this means more knitting time).
When chatting with a dear freind of mine we referred to being bitten by the Knitting Beast as having a tryst with the Knitting Gods...oh how right she was. I am sure I will again go back to my old stand-by of Counted Cross day soon. I must admit that making things that are very usable and wearable, and complete-able in short periods of time - in comparison to my BAP's in cross stitch.
We are definitely in the throws of planning Rick's Transitions out of the Air Force after 28yrs. Yes, 28yrs!!! So now he will have to find his way in the civilian world. We have no idea yet what is in store for us. We hope maybe some time in Germany (other than the 30day holiday after his ceremony), or possibly a move to Oklahoma for him to complete his PhD in History, and then there is always the possibility of us staying here in VA while he works with a crew of folks he worked with previously - which would include lots of travel (goody goody). We just have to have faith in what is meant to be and what will be best for both of us, as well as the boys.
As for the boys at this time...Rich has finally gotten a job working as a Waiter at a restaraunt called Smokey Bones (greates BBQ you will ever taste); they are also affiliated with Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Hopefully he is getting his act together for college this coming fall, but who knows. We can only do so much, and since his Mother is not all into him going to college who knows what will really happen.
Josh is doing his Model UN 'thing' this coming week. I really hope he follows his instincts and goes for International Relations and Photography for college. He has grown up so much over the past 2yrs. We are both so proud of him. He has really come into his own and made a spot for himself.
Matt...well he just keeps plugging along. He has now gotten his music composition soft ware and will be busy with that this coming weekend since his brothers won't be around to bother him.

Thanks for listening to my rambling. I guess this blog thing is a good idea. Maybe tomorrow or this coming week I will post pics of my Knitting progress so far.

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Weekend is here

Now that the weekend is almost upon me, I look back and see that I have not gotten much accomplished over the past week. Although, I did manage to work my way into the world of 'blogging', so I guess that is pretty good. I have also been working on my bucket (to be decorated) for work. Will post a picture as soon as I have one to post. I have also been knitting and reading.
I think today will be a house day though, I have already begun the laundry process and am going to tackle emptying and re-organizing my container/storage pantry. If I really make good progress I may even end up doing the food pantry as well. A bit of swiffering, and maybe even a good vacuuming will get done too. Then I can sit down and knit tonight after dinner.
The boys arrive tonight - the younger 2. The older one will arrive sometime tomorrow after the girlfriend's surprise birthday celebration at her grandmother's here in VA Beach.
Preparations are beginning for the whole retirement process (ceremony- party- then travel). Looks like we will be departing for Germany on or about the 19th/20th of March and return home on or about the 13th of April. It will probably be good for me to blog here when things get a bit crazy.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Well, I have made it to blogging...

Hi All,
I think I have broken into the whole blogging thing, and hope to find my way around over the coming days. I guess it is kind of nice way to keep up on life and let my friends know what is happening in my world.
Life is what you make make it GREAT!!!!