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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dog Days

Just another day in the life here at Chez Things....

What a good doggie :).

Thursday, April 17, 2008


My friend and I have come to the conclusion that laundry is never done, it is just reduced. The hamper may have fewer items of clothes at any given time but is never empty for longer than 5 minutes, not to mention the 8 gajillion random, mateless dirty socks I pick up on any given day (and how on earth do they end up on the dining room table??). But I fondly remember the days that it was really done, just the Husband and I with empty baskets, folded and put away clothes, and no loads that have been in the washer for a day or 2 before I remember them and need to re-wash them because they stink. Sigh. Those days will come again someday, but really, the price for them will be awfully high. The trade off for never-finished laundry is sticky hugs and wet kisses, chubby fistfuls of dandelions and random weeds backed up by radiant smiles of joy at giving a fabulous gift, construction paper love notes and sleepy cold morning snuggles under the covers. All the sudden, I don't mind the never ending laundry so much, because I wouldn't trade the source of all that laundry for anything in the world.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Good Day

Today has been a great day.

Check this out to see picture of the kiddos in Ethiopia actually holding the yarn I sent to them in their own hands and making crafts. It just brought tears to my eyes to see them actually using it, half a world away, making crosses and loving the Lord and life in general. Thanks to the folks who shared yarn to be sent to those sweet children, I hope you are blessed by the pics like I was.

Next on my good day list is my super yarn score from Gina!! She had a little old photo caption contest and I won-woo hoo! I had good subject matter to work with-go see. I'll wait. So, I won a bag of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk-yummmmmmmmmmmmmm. Part Alpaca, part silk, ALL soft!!!!!!!! What to make, what to make.....lace shawl? throw? a few scarves? Feel free to share ideas.

Finally, it is a beautiful day outside, Spring everywhere with loads of flowers popping out and the grass is green green green! I love Spring! It hold such promise of new life and so much excitement for getting outside and shedding old icky Winter. Things really aren't quite as bleak and dead as they seem mid-January, thank goodness! We have a little extra excitement going on around here as we are still working on some Big Things so it's even better (which should be ready to be shared soon, btw). The Husband's new job is still going great, the older Things are doing great in school and the youngest Thing is just getting cuter and sweeter every day. Plus, the farmer that lives behind our house just drove by on his big blue tractor hauling a hay filled trailer of kids. Does it get any better than that? I didn't think so either :) Life is good. Hope your day is great, too!

(ps-to you knitters, MagKnits is no more!! I was really surprised b/c just the other day, literally, they had new April patterns up. Just thought I'd pass that on!)

(pps-gee, in re-reading my post I see could've retitled it "it's all about me"-how nice, so glad I could share with you my self absorption-maybe "The Post In Which My Horn Tooteth" would sound more fancy....)