Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just my thoughts

Yesterday was a busy day. I didn't get anything done that I had originally planned to do. I spent my day running around preparing for the winter storm they are now warning us will come tomorrow. We now have a generator. So, for a few hours each day we will have a few modern day conveniences. We have a brisket, a pork roast, and some chicken that we can either grill or smoke for hot food. I pulled all of the camping gear from the shop so we can now also heat up hot chocolate, and cook on the Coleman burner.

I am praying that we will not have ice to deal with in our area. That always seems to be devastating to an area. I don't mind the snow, but I really don't want to deal with ice. They are predicting if we get the expected ice accumulation before the additional snow accumulation some residents will be without power for days.

One year ago today we had an ice storm and some area residents were without power for more than 2 weeks. We were fortunate since we were only without power no more than a few minutes during that storm. God is good to us! He keeps us in all things.

Today I have double duty here in the house, since I didn't get anything done yesterday as far as household daily chores go. Yuck! Who likes housework? Not me! I try to clean two rooms each day, in addition to a daily cleaning of the kitchen and dining area, so that I don't have two full days of nothing but house cleaning and laundry. When I tackle a few small cleaning tasks each day it doesn't seem so over whelming and it helps me stay on top of things that need to be done. Actually, tackling a few small tasks each day in everything, not just housekeeping, helps me accomplish more as a whole than if I just go through life hap-hazardly. How about you? Do you try to do a little each day or do you try to tackle it all at once?

Well, I am off to the daily drudge to see if I can get caught up in the house, so when the winter weather is here and hubby is stranded at home, I can do some things that I really want to do, like knit, spend some quality time with DH, and read a book I have been trying to find time to read since before Christmas.

Hope you have a GREAT day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Football and the Superbowl

What can I say? I have always been for both the Colts and the Saints. Archie Manning is my favorite all time quarterback and Peyton (his son) is now quarterback for the Colts. It is strange to say, but I will be happy no matter who wins the Superbowl, but I am pulling for the Colts. I would love to see Peyton win another Superbowl. He has all the luck. First Superbowl he played was against the NY Giants, where Eli (his brother) is quarterback. The Colts wons. I felt bad for Eli, but I was glad for Peyton, this year, it is a sort of the same for me.

Prissy loves her Colts sweater that I knit up for her. She will wear it Superbowl Sunday to support her team (like she really cares).

I think I will make myself a Colts beanie. Oh well... enough about football.

I am working on a Valentine Day hat for babies. I am almost to the crown decrease. I will post pictures below in a bit.

Still thinking about Superbowl Sunday, so I guess I have not said enough about football after all. ::giggle::

Now I am thinking about the food we will eat on Superbowl Sunday. We usually snack around all day. I am thinking about baking some football shaped sugar cookies and decorating them like footballs with browm and white chocolate icing. I always have trouble with my cut outs keeping their shape during baking. I wonder what I am doing worng. Maybe I will bake test batch tomorrow and see if I can get it all worked out.

Well, I better get my house cleaning chores for today completed, so I can run my errands and come home to cuddle up in a nice comfy chair, with a cup of hot chocolate and knit while a watch a good movie, or a mediocre movie, or maybe even a bad movie, who knows. Maybe I should subscribe to Net Flix, but I am concerned it will be just the same as the premium movie chanels on demand where there is never anything available that I want to see.

If anyone is actually reading this besides me, I hope you have a GREAT day and accomplish something big today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

First REAL sale on Etsy!!

This morning I awoke to a sale on Etsy! I sold a really cute headband that I made. She really paid! I have "sold" other items but the buyer was a No Pay, which was really frustrating. Oh well...

Today will be filled with house cleaning, errands, and finally cooking dinner. Anyone have a great new recipe that we could try here at the Vaught residence? I love to cook and am always loking for something new to have for dinner. We are such creatures of habit that we fall into a rut sometimes and have the same few meals over and over, and over, well you get my drift.

Wow!! What a great start for such a dreary day. The weather is just gloomy today. It is what I call an Eeyore Day.

Thanks for dropping in. Leave a comment and let me know how you are doing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Today I am working on a banner for my Etsy shop, which is proving more difficult than I had expected. Oh well...

I finished the beanie in the photos below and am ready to put my new dog sweater design on the needles. I can hardly wait to get this sweater going. Valentines Day will be here before I know it and Little Miss Priss wants a new sweater.

I am procrastinating putting an irish sweater on the needles for DH, not because I don't want to make the sweater, but because I know once I get it started, I won't want to work on anything else until it is completely finished and ready for him to wear. I have so many things running through my head that I nee to get some of the designs out before my brain hits overload and crashes.

Off to Photoshop and more tutorials...

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My FIRST ever blog post...

I am working on a new design for a dog sweater. The pattern will be avalable for purchase in my ETSY shop very soon. I am also working on some dish cloth designs, and a couple of baby items.

I am excited to post my first blog and hopefully I will get the hang of this VERY soon.

I would like for this blog to be a community where you want to come, sit down, relax, have a cup of your favorite drink, and hang out for a while. Please let me hear from you. What are you working on? What are you excited about working on next?