Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shawl, Mr. Bug, the Wild Man and Dr's...

First things first...the "orangina" shawl. The yarn is, well, hideous for lack of a better term. That said, it is doing a decent job of this shawl for my MIL. She'll love it even though the color just screams "don't shoot!" For my first shawl and my first try at lace it's not bad. When the shawl is done and blocked, it should redeem itself but for's the Orangina Shawl.

Say hello to Mr. Bug! It's the wild mans very first crafty project and he is so proud of himself! He calls it his "Buggabugga." So cute. I'm so proud of him. He's been doing really well at his playgroup on Tuesdays. He loves Miss Lizzy and the other kids and it gives me a much needed break. We are on to the letter C next week! Hopefully he continues to thrive there.

Isn't he just adorable??? This is the handknit sweater his Memere' brought back from Ireland for him. It is just a tad too big but really, who cares?! He looks so handsome in it. He loves posing for me so I slipped it on him the other day and we went outside for some photo fun! Some of the pictures I took I'm going to blow up and frame. He's been such a good boy lately. Of course with the cooler weather we are able to be more active outside and we've been walking more. We have some amazing walking paths in the woods behind the property and I totally forgot they were there. I loved to play on them when I was a kid growing up here. Granted much is overgrown but new paths have emerged and it's still just as much fun. He talks up a storm when we are out there. We've also been reading a lot together. He loves his books and doesn't much care what I'm reading to him as long as he can read along with me. He does have his favorites like Dora and Diego but also likes How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and his Maisy flap book. All good as far as I'm concerned!

No more news on the FIL front. He is back in the hospital and is waiting to see where he is going to go next. No news is good news in his case! We'll probably hear something tonight or tomorrow as to when they are going to move him. He ended up with a private room this time which is a boon to my poor MIL. They have privacy! She can spread out a little and try to be more comfortable.

I finally had my annual visit to the Doc's office this afternoon. All is good. Considering I feel like I'm sliding down the brakedown lane! I have a touch of "wear and tear" on my right knee and some more in the joints of my thumbs from knitting. He wants me to try glucosamine. I also need to get some bloodwork done sometime in the next month for cholesterol and blood glucose. Anyway, apparently I'm in good health with no lumps or bumps or other unpleasantness despite how I've been feeling lately. He was happy that I seem to be losing some weight and encouraged me to continue doing what I've been doing. It's nice to know I can keep eating the baked goods as long as I walk them off!

I hear my little man calling...must run!

Ciao and happy knitting!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey,

    What a handsome young man - gonna break some hearts later!

    Tell him that I think his buggabugga is absolutely awesome!



Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris