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

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tender Baby Buns...

Little man just went down for his nap and I'm finally able to sit down for a minute. We went to the beach this morning and he had a blast! He chased crabs, rocks, seaweed, seagulls, and waves...pretty much anything that moved! The tide was out and hadn't turned yet so we had plenty of time to climb around on the rocks and look at everything. We took a pee break (well, I did) and he was wonderful walking up to the bathrooms with me. After that we settled in for some serious rock sorting and throwing. We were there almost 2 hrs. The only problem I had was discovering that leaving an active 2 yr old in a salt water soaked swimmee diaper is really NOT the best thing in the world for tender buns. It never even occurred to me that he was doing himself any harm. His little buns are so raw, I winced. It helped that I had a gallon of water in the car so I could rinse him off. I also remembered to bring his powder so it helped a little on the drive home. After lunch at McD's, it was off to bed so I could strip him down and butter him up. Much butter was needed due to said affliction of baby buns. :( Poor little really hurts him. So for the rest of the day, each diaper change will be accompanied by butt cream. Seriously, how could I have missed the abrasive salt water issue! Duh, I guess being born and raised near the ocean didn't have much affect on me.

The market bag is being renamed the "dreaded market bag." It's never ending like the hubby sweater! I keep going and going, much like the Energizer bunny, yet little forward progress is being made and less and less yarn is available to finish the project. It doesn't help that yesterday I purchased 2 luscious skeins of Noro Kureyon and immediately got sidetracked with another pair of socks. I am looking forward to making worsted weight socks for the winter! Of course this first pair will have to be for myself - just in case any errors arise that I need to correct in the next pair! Let's add more to the project list, shall we??? I wish I knew someone that would hire me to knit stuff for their magazines. At least I would have a mandatory deadline to meet and could work with some amazing yarns. Ahh, well.

Surprisingly, I'm still researching the yarn store idea. We've nailed down a name and have decided to stake out our local Hannaford and Shaws and do a demographic study for feasibility. On a negative note, the one and only store in town that offered any kind of decent yarn is fazing out all their yarny stuff. They are mainly a quilting store, and a damn fine one at that, but they haven't been able to sell much yarn. They carried Noro Kureyon, Cascade 220 & others, Araucania sock yarn, Diva, and some beautiful hand dyed stuff. I slyly asked why they decided to do away with that part of their business and they said people were more interested in finding *gasp* Red Heart or Lion Brand! Come on! You don't find that stuff at a place selling quality yarns. Go to Walmart people! Anyway, I started thinking maybe my hometown wasn't such a great place to do a yarn start-up. But then hubby came through with this: "Kathie's isn't a yarn store either and is not even 1% of her focus so she dosen't educate the customer of what is out there or what can be done with said "nice quality" yarns. She pushes off such sales as she dosen't want or need that part of the don't go by just her "cheap" customers that are mostly shopping at a QUILT store." Makes sense, right?? I am no longer disheartened. Hubby's words simply reinforced my determination to ... see it through? ... soldier on?? ... in any case, I'm determined to forge ahead - yeah, that's it!

As nice as it is sharing my day with y'all, I'm hearing the call of the "dreaded market bag." Will I finish? Will I have enough yarn? or, Will I succumb to the siren call of Noro Kureyon 124 D and knit socks instead? (Don't worry, I haven't forgotten the hubby sweater...grrrrrrr).

Happy knitting! ;)

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Books on Tap for 2011

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  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
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  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
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  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
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  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
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  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
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  • 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
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  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
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  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
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  • 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
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