Monday, April 19, 2010

Time flies

How time flies! It has been a week since my last blog, way too long.
The weekend was fantastic. DH and I went to visit our son and future daughter in law. It is a long drive almost 5 hours for a short visit but I had not been up to visit in almost a year and had not seen him since Christmas. I could not have asked for a better girl for my son to marry and he better treat her right.
Due to the long car ride I got a lot of knitting done. I finished up Hedera sock #1 and got 13 of 15 repeats done on the foot. I am making them toe-up rather than top down. I had started Secret Garden from Blue Moon Fiber Arts switched to a finer yarn rather than the med weight and the pattern is working out well. I want to get the hedera's done soon as that is my favorite pattern for socks at the moment. I also need to finish a small shawl I started soon so I can think about making a summer top. I am a rather monogamous knitter and get anxious if too many projects are going at one time.
As for my Monday at work it was a Monday. Tomorrow working a woman's day out event. Over 3,000 are expected the good thing about that is I get to wear jeans.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


My weekend is coming to an end and I am so beat. the good side of the is I got some yard work done. The front bed is now finished and waiting for my spring flowers to be planted. I started this bed last summer and it never got finished not my fault really. Bad weather and a very long delay on my top soil that was not too great, made it difficult to finish so I bought many bags of top soil, added them then built a second level of decorative block.
I had to rip back a pair of Socks that Rock Sock Club socks. They were way too big. I am trying to use size "0" needles to see if they will make them small without having to decrease the amt of stitches and redo the pattern. I love the patten I may have to try a different yarn one that is finer. The STR yarn is med weight and I am not fond of that weight but I so love the color of the yarn. More on that later.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Most days I think I have the best job in the world. I work with breast cancer patients. I often get asked if I find my job depressing and the answer is no I find myself so amazed by the wonderful people I meet. However there are some days that my job just stinks and today was one of them. Someone I care about is going to leave this world sooner rather than later and mostly death is not a bad thing to me due to my beliefs but she should be health and happy and being driven nuts because of her kids not fighting for her life that she is not ready or willing to say good bye to. I think medicine is a wonderful thing I have been involved in the medical field in one form or other for 30 years. Today modern medicine is not enough and I wish it was!
I also feel very sad for the miners in WV and their families. My husbands family had been coal miners and we only barely understand the heart break and fear they must be going through. My thoughts are with all of them.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

Today has been an awesome day. I could have been depressed that my kids are not home for Easter but instead of being down JR (hubby) and I decided to go hiking and have a picnic after church today. I fried some boneless chicken thighs, made a broccoli salad and a fruit type salad. Baked off some cookies.
We hiked the Ash cave rim trail not long but a bit more rustic. I was surprised that it was not as difficult as the last time I did it. I am trying to build up my stamina and strength to do the Grandma Gatewood walk in the Hocking Hills it is 12 miles. I am planning on having a back MRI again in the near future as it is bothering me a bit.
I am rising some biscuit of the sourdough variety for dinner just a snack really.
The drive up to hike is about an hour so I knit on my Hedera sock I am half way finished the cuff. Tonight I will be working on the toe of my Secret Garden sock.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcome to my world

My first dyslexic post. I am a compulsive knitter, love to cook and hike. If I had my way I would live up in the blue ridge mountains or at least the Hocking Hills. I would be outside hiking most days even though I am over weight and out of shape.
I am currently knitting Hedra Socks by CookieA those are me in the car riding socks and I am getting ready to start the The Secret Garden Sock from the Rockin Sock Club.