Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wow!! 4 days off...What will I do???

I have already kind of wasted one of them. But in a good way. Went to my Physical Therapy, and got groceries (lots of fruit and veges). Talked to some friends and started going through some of my paperwork that has been taking over my world. I also spent over an hour trying to make a plane reservation using my 'free' ticket for a trip guessed it!!!! GERMANY!!!!!
My neice is going to be an exchange student in Koeln (Cologne) in the fall. So I will go over and visit my good friend Rachael, and maybe even be able to get together with Viv as well until DH shows 4 days later. Then we will take Holly south to Garmische. We all visited there in 2003 on family vacation and she would like to return.
I must say the free ticket is extrememly expensive time wise. I am so used to making my own arrangements that it was difficult trying to be patient with a real person and getting her to do all the things that I usually do when getting my 'perfect ticket'.

So I guess the next few days will be more organizing, some cleaning, and hopefully some knitting and such. Will be sure to keep you all up to date.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

It Never Fails...

Been home from vacation for two weeks and have just today finally gotten some stuff done here around the house. A bit of cleaning and laundry and totally cleaned and rearranged our master bed room. Let me tell you it was sorely in need of cleaning and clearing out. I must admit though I did not make it into the closet. Maybe tomorrow with that. Tomorrow should be the vacuuming and cleaning of the rest of the house and then maybe a bit of fun stuff like going to the beach. We shall see

I must admit living near the beach (with in 15min drive) is not all it is cracked up to be. When you own a home and live and work in the area, when you finally have some free time, you have to do all the stuff that has to be done around the house instead of going off and having fun. I have decided it is better to visit the beach, you get a lot more enjoyment out of it.

DH and I are now ready to sit and relax a bit and have some dinner. I guess we shall pop in a DVD (maybe Buffy) and just veg a bit.

Catch you all later

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ahhh Vacation...

I tell you it is truly amazing what you ca accomplish while on vacation - away from your own home, that is. I have entered quite a few of my loose floss items on my organizational software. If I had known I would get so much done I would have brought more. I do have some of my Cross Stitch patterns with me, so I guess I can work on getting those into the software as well.
I have also made reasonable progress on my knitted top, the one that I was all the way up to the arm-holes (past the decreases and heading into the straight part) when I decided to measure it against a knitted top I already own and saw that it was about 1.5 to 2 inches bigger in width and decided to FROG the whole thing and start over. I must say though I am pretty glad that I did because my tenstion is much better on this try.
We met the lovliest couple while here at the campground, she from Germany and he from the US. Although they only just moved back to the US 3yrs ago after living in Germany for 30yrs. We have had dinner with them (we just happened to have brought brat wurst with us) and then they had us over to make S'Mores over the campfire, so now this evening, we will grill here at our site and enjoy their company one last evening before we pull up stakes and leave tomorrow morning. They have a dog about Misty's age and the two of them love to run and play together.
The down side of vacation is that after spending much time effort and energy on putting his Wed night class presentation together, this morning much to his dismay and consternation Rick's computer has again decided to CRASH. I feel so badly for him. Hopefully when we get home tomorrow he will be able to restore it all in time for class. He did not bring his boot disk with him.
So any way...I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!!!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Believe it or not...I am still here

Yes, I am still around, although life has been quite busy these days. Which leads me to why I am able to post today...I am on vacation!!! 4.5 days of nothing but hanging out at the campground 10miles from anything. So I figured this would be a good time to catch up on my blog.
I am still knitting, and working (at both CWC and my private duty nursing job), and trying to bring a bit of organization into my life. I have even gone so far as to bring some of my organizational tasks here on vacation. You see, when my computer had to be wiped out even though we saved my Needlework Organization software, I had unfortunately not backed up all my progress in someplace save-able. So now I have to start all over again. Some of the project diary parts I will have to come up with from memory. That will be tough.
Anyway, I think I am up for the challenge. I want to know what I have, and what I can maybe sell. I am positive there are things I will either never get to, or have no intention of getting to at this point. So I may as well try to get a bit of my investment back.
Since I am not a big writer, I will close this at this time, and will do my best to keep up a bit better in the future.