Sunday, June 29, 2008

Long Weekend (for me)

Jim had a class to go to on Saturday and Sunday. Leaving me to myself with Rebekah most of the day. I had a 4 day weekend to be able to take care of Rebekah. IE...Rebekah napping = Quality Knitting Time!! I finished clue 2 of Casablanca on Saturday night while watching Casablanca on DVD. I can't believe that I never watched the movie before.
This KAL is turning out out to be a delight to knit!! It just flows from the needles and it looks gorgeous. I don't even mind stopping to put the beads on.
Trying to block this thing out for pictures today was a little tough!!

I also did some work on Mystic Meadows, some people have finished this one and I'm still on I worked on the second clue!! I worked on the Goddess Anniversary shawl but after finishing clue 2 I decided that I hated the yarn that I was using for this KAL. As a result I frogged the whole thing and am going to start over tonight.

On Thursday, Julie came by to celebrate her birthday with us. We had cake and barbeque and a couple of fireworks. We had some fun playing on the trampoline too.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Father's Day Jim!!

We went to the Tiger Game on Sunday for Father's Day and Kids Run the Bases. Except for the 1 hour Rain Delay we had a great time. The Tigers won the game (with very little help from Todd Jones who almost lost the game as closer) there were 2 home runs. Rebekah loved it and was cheering and waving (although,not when Mom had the camera ready). It was a non knitting day and we really enjoyed the whole day and Jim got to run the bases with Rebekah. All in all, it was a great Father's Day for a great Father!!

It was a great day, but long. Rebekah loves her big brother and decided she had to watch TV with him. It's too cute to pass up!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mystic Meadows

I was able to get the first clue of Mystic Meadows finished finally. It seems that I don't have as much time to knit as I would like. The best time I have of knitting without interruption is at work between 1AM and 4 AM when patients are asleep (unless I'm in the ER or a patient is having problems). While patients ALWAYS come first...I still have more knitting time there than at home with a 20 month very active child!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Deep Funk

Ever have one of those days?? I had one a couple of days ago when I was face to face with a character assessment of me that totally floored me. First of all, I had no idea. Second, there were some inconsistencies in what had been documented. Third, Someone that I know has gossipping about me. I hate that most of all. Of all the things in this world Gossip is something i avoid, I don't gossip and I don't like it and it really hurts when I find out that I am the recipient of Gossip and then the fall out.

Anyhow, Now I have been confronted with this assessment and I have had to do some very hard thinking and praying about myself. I don't like that either...But I really believe that God has used this situation to shake me up out of my complacency and contentment and force me to face my own nature and confess some things and take care of my relationship with God.

This whole event has come on the heels of having a discussion with Jim about the same things! It looks like God decided to really give me the old 1, 2 (or take me out to the woodshed). It is enough that I haven't been able to pick up my knitting for 3 days and that's really something! Anyone who knows me is aware that I always have knitting with me. I spent the shift last night doing knitting...but a lot of praying.

I have a ways to go in dealing with my feelings and getting my relationship with Christ back in order. Until then...I will just press on.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Weekend Fun!

We had a busy weekend. Friday, we drove to Port Huron to pick up Chris. he's such a great Big Brother! Rebekah really loves him. Saturday was a day for cleaning around the house and buying a swing set from the neighbors. Rebekah loves it!!

Rebekah and Chris spent some time outside playing on the swing set and blowing bubbles. We are finally enjoying some beautiful weather in Michigan.

Jim surprised me last month with tickets to the Tom Petty concert at the Palace. We enjoyed an awesome concert. I have never been to concerts until I met Jim and am really enjoying getting caught up on my "Classic Rock" education. We had so much fun!! You'll have to take my word for it that this is Tom Petty...

While I was trying to locate my camera for the concert I found Jim's camera with some old pictures that I had forgotten about. These were taken about a year ago.

Finding these pictures was like finding a $20 bill in your coat pocket after it's been in storage all summer!! My little girl is growing up so quickly and I'm glad we have these pictures to keep track. Only 4 months and she will be 2. It hardly seems like I've been a Mom this long, but it seems like I've always been a Mom with Rebekah around. She is such a joy. Off to go play with my family now!!!