Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday, November 22, 2008

I'll post the "gettin' stuff done" post later.
Look at my beautiful boy.







Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008--Knitting Day

Here's what is on the cards for me today:

GOOD THINGS TO DO EVERY DAY:
drink tea instead of soda
drink copious amounts of water every day
eat healthy

keep a food journal online--oh, geez, I haven't been doing this!
meditate
lift weights
core work
ride bike
walk dog
garden
knit

sew
read
talk to three people I love today


A.M. Routine

1. make coffee

2. unload dishwasher

3. check laundry

4. open blinds

5. hit the hot spots

6. prep dinner

7. make lunch and breakfast

8. take vitamins

9. meditate fifteen minutes


P.M. Routine

1. put out hot spots
2. Kitchen:

Empty trash

Shine sink

Lay out clean dishcloths

Start dishwasher

Check menu plan and see if anything needs to be thawed, prepped

3. Purse and bag: clean out, ready for next day
4. Check calendar for next days activities
5. Set out clothes for tomorrow: exercise and work
6. Brush and floss teeth/skin care



Weekly: I haven't done Monday's stuff so I am leaving it on here "to do"

Monday: Dust/mirrors/doors/zone

Tuesday: sweep/vacuum/zone

Weekly Craft: Tuesday: Knitting Day

Zone Work: kitchen, pantry, laundry room--so far I have cleaned the pantry today.
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As today is Knitting Day, I took pictures of all the projects I have on the needles and some of the things I have finished recently.

First, the Finished Objects:
A sweater for Hank, heavily modified from this pattern:

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A little neckwarmer, my own pattern, using a partial skein of a beautiful handpaint:

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A pair of snowman mittens:

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And a beret, which got away from me before I could photograph it!
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And, now for the projects in progress:

Some form of the Elizabethan Jacket, or vest, may change the pattern, well, anyway, it's the inspiration for "something":

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The man's socks, from the Lion Brand striped socks pattern, heavily modified by me:

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A bunch of fingerless mitts:
Here is one in progress:


And more yarn to make more fingerless mitts--and what a bargain--the yarn was on sale (SWS) for $1.50 a skein. Each skein makes a pair of mitts. And just a few hours to knit each pair.

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And Kristen Patay's "Winter Wonder Cloths", of which I have finished one, but plan to make all of them, maybe multiples. They are soooo cute!

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Baby Surprise Jacket:

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I also updated my Ravelry projects.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Real Life

Real life is not always getting to do the things you want to do because you have to go to WORK! Yesterday there was not a post because I had a rip-roaring night in NICU, and was too pooped to do anything but go to bed. I slept ALLLL day, and had just enough time to shower before the family came over for dinner. Hubby made the most excellent spaghetti. I just ate and enjoyed my wonderful family, both equally as much, before running off to work. So no, nothing got done around the house. I took care of myself and hubby took care of everything around the house--GASP!--he even did some laundry, bless him!
Last night I was in charge, and oh, it was nice and smoothly quiet the first few hours, but from 10 pm to change of shift, things were VERY busy. I hardly sat down for ten hours. God bless my coworkers for helping out or I never would have finished. As it was it was 830 before I left.
Our youngest son moved to our house this weekend. It's only for a few months while he saves money to buy a house and we are not only glad to have him around but also glad to be able to help him. He is such a sweet and entertaining person to have around. Unfortunately, the house is in a bit of disarray, we'll have to have some kind of a system for organization in the refrigerator; I was quite dismayed when I looked in there this morning. The garage, my cra(P)ft room, the weight room and the guest room are in various stages of chaos. Hopefully we will all work together tonight and get things in order.
After I sleep today, I intend to try to make up for Sunday and also do Monday's chores.

A.M. Routine

1. make coffee

2. unload dishwasher

3. check laundry

4. open blinds

5. hit the hot spots

6. prep dinner

7. make lunch and breakfast

8. take vitamins

9. meditate fifteen minutes


Zone Cleaning:

Zone 3: kitchen, laundry, pantry--cleaned laundry room except floor

Weekly Cleaning:

Sunday: weekly review/paperwork/family/cooking/trash and recyclables--need to decide what "weekly review" means now. Previously it meant that I went through all loose papers and acted on them, made a list of things to do and decided what projects were to be done the coming up week. Hmm.

Monday: Dust/mirrors/doors

Weekly Craft:

Sunday: Family Day

Monday: Scrapbooking Day, Gardening Day--made a 3x5 card for November gardening chores

Yearly Zone:

November/December: guest room, projects room--hopefully new shelves in projects room closet soon

P.M. Routine

1. put out hot spots
2. Kitchen:

Empty trash

Shine sink

Lay out clean dishcloths

Start dishwasher

Check menu plan and see if anything needs to be thawed, prepped

3. Purse and bag: clean out, ready for next day
4. Check calendar for next days activities
5. Set out clothes for tomorrow: exercise and work
6. Brush and floss teeth/skin care


I have bolded the things I will do, and I will update later today.