Friday, March 24, 2006

Alrighty then....

Well, now that I have finally gotten my settings so that my blog looks like a real person wrote it, now I will do a little catching up.

I am currently at my friend's house in Germany and will keep this short. Rachael has now taught me (in the process there of) to knit socks. So soon I will have photos of that too.

Today, Michael and Rick went to Media Markt and got me an MP3 player so I can listen to German books on disc. So hopefully it will help me with my German. I am really moving into the computer age.

We are off to go celebrate Michael's Birthday with Mexican food.
One last try and then I will give it over to DH

Let us see if now there are spaces in my blog writing

Let's try this again

OK now let's try this whole mess again

Let's see if there are spaces now

Thank You RACHAEL!!!!!!!!

You are my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You for fixing my composing issue. You are 'the Bomb'

Now there are spaces in my writing.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I made it!!!!

Today is the first I have had my house back completely since last Tuesday. We made it through the Retirement, the House Guests, the Open House, and Rick being sick with a really BAD cold (fevers, sinus', the whole deal). I am exhausted, and so is he. We spent most of yesterday at Langley AFB trying to finish his out-processing. So today starts all my catching up here at home. Must admit though that the house looks great. Should stay looking great since the dogs are gone until we come home from Europe, and the kids will be here this weekend, but I will have time to clean up after they leave. So that should translate into coming home to a totally clean house in 4wks.
************I must say I am soooooooooooooooo ready for this vacation. I think there will be quite a bit of just kicking back and kicking around on this trip. Nothing great and spectacular, just regrouping, and getting our minds around the future a bit.
************One of the things we looked at yesterday was an RV that an AF guy is selling because he is PCS-ing to Austrailia! Our timing could be better but not by much, he is getting antsy and is coming down on his price. As long as Rick has a job we can afford to do it. That would be so cool.
*********** Time for me to run away and get some work done...go figure.

Monday, March 06, 2006

OK here are the knitting pics...

Yes, I think I finally have a handle of doing the picture part of this blogging stuff, just can't get the silly paragraph breaks to occure. Will have to see how you have yours set up when I come visit Rachael.

I just love these scarves...they are quick and easy and look so fun.

Then there is the famous "Bucket Cozy"...every bucket should have one!! Soon they will be all the rage.

The felt bag is how they look 'before' felting.

I am currently working on a snuggle shawl, but no pics as it is on round needles and I don't want to take it off. Must say though it is growing by leaps and bounds. One of these days you will have to teach me to make socks Rachael.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Weekend Update....It has been busy

Here they are...I hope the pictures of the new 'step up Library' in our family room.
My DH did such a great job designing and then building these. We have only partially filled them at this point, as he still has lots of books to bring home from the office post retirement. has been a busy weekend with trying to get the house in order, since it will start filling up on Tues. and then won't empty until next Monday or Tues. Plus Matt brought a cold/crud thing here with him, and Rich caught much the same thing from his girlfriend and her needless to say Mom/Nurse was quite busy for the last 2 days. I am looking forward to work tonight so I can just sit and knit for a while.
I think I will start a new topic to show off my knitting pics as I am not really sure if I can post them on this one too and not mess up the format. I already have difficulty getting my posts to look right. Can't seem to get the paragraph breaks to show up.