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Been Awhile……. November 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — mintlatte @ 8:35 am

Well y’all since last time I was here There have been a multitude of birthdays.  I have reached the glorious age of 35. I know that I am 35 because I have my entire family to remind me of how old I am.  Age is so….meaningless.. to me that often I have no idea how old I am.  It used to be a problem, (like when I was 27 for some odd three years) but now I have an instant mnemonic device.  I had my son JUST before I turned 30, so when he turned one, I turned 31 and so on… anyway, he just turned five, which I guess made 35 inevitable for me.

I finally got my hands on Mason Dixon Knitting, but you would think I tortured my dear hubby, making him buy a SPECIFIC knitting book.  Actually it was no big deal till he paid for it, then he was like $xx.xx for a book?????? Sigh.  That’s why I saved it for a birthday present.  But no spirit dampening… I love this book it is beautiful and simple and country charming not country kitschy or tacky.

Also as proof the world is a bit nuts, I made my mom get me new trash cans 🙂 Our old outdoor big trash cans had exceeded the limits of several applications of duct tape, so after dragging a can to the curb, and seeing a line of trash behind me, I decided it was time for new ones.  I was only deterred by the fact that the cans would not fit in either of our cars.  The dilemma was easily solved by making this my birthday request.  So nice to have cans with lids that stay on delivered to the door, and hubby and I are both happier….now really how often can you make two people happy with one wacky present.

There has been some knitting… just no pictures.  One project is a Christmas present… since people occasionally wind their way to the blog, I have to not post Christmas presents, which might make for a boring season, but I promise I will try to keep up a "little" Oh and there is Ravelry, I can post there, so if you are a fiber fanatic, you may have to just keep up with my knitting on Ravelry.  Public is still away and I presume the waiting list at this point will last further than Christmas 🙂

I did make a cute diagonal garter stitch scarf, and a matching hat, these are for DS’s school, like all schools always on the quest for funding 🙂 They do a craft sale with items donated from parents every year.  I made stuff for last years but missed the sale, I made less for this years, but plan on making the sale…. hopefully….Pictures soon though, plus these babies were a serious bargain….. and I must take proper room to gloat 🙂

Anyhoo,  the biggest conundrum of all, work is swamped.  I support two teams of engineers, one has been busy all year, one …not so much… now though both are jumping and I am well…busy.  Very busy.  I have brought work home, fielded calls from frantic engineers on Saturdays, planned travel for a bazillion people over the Thanksgiving weekend (I really think not much would suck like business travel over thanksgiving weekend) anyway, all will be home for the holiday only if air travel goddesses smile happily upon them.  For my sake, as the travel planner, I really hope the air travel goddesses are VERY happy… and Bush’s stupid express lane idea works… (is it just me or will there still be a limited number of gates at airports and other things of finite resources, of which was air space ever one?) Was airspace really the hold up??? Might be, but I am skeptical of all fantastic government ideas these days….kind of like how I am skeptical of ghosts or aliens, lets face it good ideas from the government are probably just as rare 🙂

Somewhere in all the muddle we also hosted the quarterly or semi quarterly b-day party for hubby’s side of the family.  I suppose I could find things to whine about (hey it’s family..when is there not something you could whine about 🙂 but considering how many people that means these days things went remarkably well.  The kids did not fight, in fact they entertained themselves VERY well (maybe because there were video games involved) even the little ones 🙂 With so many space was at a premium, but oddly enough our house always seems to hold everyone.  Strangely enough for a while I was having moving thoughts.  1. that pretty much makes me certifiably insane. 2. DH, DD, and DS would not even consider it. but I got over it, it is only really a short time of the year that the drive is this bad, and after all, I do love my 1960 house 🙂

This week is Thanksgiving, so I get two days off of work (YAY) and we will be decorating for the Christmas season 🙂 Anyway, I expect I will have time somewhere in there to force someone to model my scarf and hat and get pictures up 🙂

Wow, long winded AND no pictures………sorry y’all…..

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