Thursday, May 31, 2012

Between the Dentist and Soccer

So we had some time to kill today.  My tooth has been bothering me for a few days (I think this is day 4).  Usually I'll have a twinge of pain for a day or two but then it subsides.  This has been lasting for far too long and the heat/cold sensitivity is enough to drive me around the bend.  It also has been getting progressively worse and since we were heading into the weekend (read - no dental office open), I decided to see if they could squeeze me in today to see what was up.  Well, the long and short of it is a 2 1/2 hour root canal that will be done the first week of July - unless they can squeeze me in sooner.  So for now, antibiotics and Advil to take care of the inflammation.  Oye Vey!!! I just hope the temperature sensation dissapates cuz that's just a real PITA!!! :(

Anyway - we had soccer at 6:30 so with only an hour to kill, we weren't going to go all the way home.  We decided to grab a picnic supper and head to McGuire Lake for a bit.  The sun was shining so we spent an hour or so walking around the lake and enjoying our dinner.  I cast on for another shawl and we took in the sites.  So lucky to live's really just sooooo beautiful.  Here's some shots of our afternoon! :)

On the crafty front - I purchased one of these today.....a Kromski Harp!  It is coming from Littleton, CO.  I cannot wait till it gets here and I really hope the gal fills out the papers correctly so that I don't have to pay duty on the sucker!! :(  She's only used it twice and I didn't get a screaming deal but cheaper than I could have purchased it buying retail.  I've had my eye on them for a while now and finally decided to take the plunge when I saw this resale come up on Ravelry.  I have some yarn already so I can't wait to give it a whirl.  I am in awe of what some of our guild ladies do, so I'm hoping to learn a few tricks.  I just like simple weaving - so hence the rigid heddle loom.  I'm not into a whole bunch of colorwork - just plain simple towels, scarves, etc.  Anyway, we'll see where this goes.  It's not like I need ANOTHER hobby - but I have wanted to try this for quite some time.  This one also comes with a built in warping board - which will be handy for warping my sock yarns before dyeing.  Who knows - perhaps I'll get into the self-striping yarns next!! They're all the rage!

Well, as always - thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've got a fun-filled weekend planned!  You know what I'll be doing!! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Changes to Blogger....

Sheesh - sometimes I don't know why the powers that be need to fix things that aren't broken.  They've taken a simple, easy-to-use product and made it all very confusing!! Good grief ...leave things ALONE!!!

Okay - rant over!!

So...what's been happening??  Well, I've been working on this:

This was a test knit for a gal in Germany!  I was a little late getting it in but it was actually a lot larger than I thought it would be.  It turned out really nicely and I absolutely love it! :)  The other item I worked on was this:

Yes, another shawl.  I love these little shawls - they're really more like shawlettes - I wear them more like a scarf!  They just dress up a turtleneck and do keep you warm.  Not maybe so perfect for the hot summer weather that's on the way but for spring and fall - they're just perfect.  I have started a new shawl so I'll throw some pics up once it's done.  It is a LARGE shawl though - so it might be awhile.

On another note, my Scentsy business is really taking off and this month I'll jump from Escential consultant, which is where you start out, right up to Lead consultant.  I skipped right over Certified and now I have a TEAM!! Sooo exciting - who would have thought that l'il ole me would have a "TEAM"!!! Anyway - I'm really enjoying the direction of this company and am excited to hear what's next.

Brayden has finally finished hockey (yes, by April...I'm DONE!) and has started soccer and flag football.  Football is new to him this year and he is really enjoying it.  He was also invited on a team of boys to play ball hockey in a tournament this weekend.  It looks to be quite the event!  Hopefully the boys will do well - but regardless, I know they'll have fun.

I started a new job last week - doing some administrative work for a real estate team based in Vernon.  I am super excited and so far am really loving the work.  It is only a few hours a day but just PERFECT for my lifestyle.  I get to work from home and other than always being a slave to my email to see if new work has is pretty cool! :)  Real estate... oh yeah....right up my alley!! :)

Anyway - that's about all for updates!! Thanks for stopping by......