Swing it our way. I can’t take anymore talking about finances tonight. I feel so woefully inept and get downright depressed when I hear the numbers. I bring in no money, therefore I feel I am the problem. Just yesterday I was feeling like I could do anything, and today, I feel like a used dishrag. Don’t ask me what that means, it’s just what my soul is identifying with.
It looks like our new cabinets will be a passing thought that was entertained for too long. WOE IS ME. I have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, running water, healthy kids, but just let me wallow in my pity for a little bit. If anyone has ideas on how I can make money while staying at home with my kids that don’t involve pyramid schemes, please feel free to share.
In other news…I finished my Mother-in-Law’s scarf. I REALLY love it. The more I knitted, the more I liked the color. It’s hard to part with it, but I don’t have a coat to go with it, so that makes it easier. I have been informed by her that she scored some Clinque stuff for me, so that sounds like a trade! Awesome! I did some edging that looks suspiciously familiar to things found in THIS book. Maybe that’s because I tried to use some of those ideas after the fact. I should’ve have done the edging and built the scarf up from there, but I didn’t know I wanted to until I was almost done with the length.
I decided to do the loops on only one side. My MIL wanted to add some bead work to the edging, and I thought it might be cool if she beaded the loops. I hope she likes it. I’ll get a picture and post it, should she add any touches of her own to it.
Guess who got invited to TWO Twilight parties? Within a week of each other? (Actually 6 days?) And guess who is going to both? Hey, a party is a party, and I’m looking forward to both. I am making a second set of Bella’s Mittens and my friend is paying me some $ to do so. I started the cuff last night, and finished the first mitten this afternoon. So excited. Soon, I will be able to get back to knitting for me, and squeeze some more art in there somewhere.
One of the best things about living in North Lawrence is being right on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route. I literally can sit in my driveway and watch the parade go by. When it’s over, just pick up the lawn chairs and go inside! No traffic, no fuss. However, if you have to go somewhere during the parade, you better be walking. Lots of people were out enjoying the sunshine. I got my first sunburn (on my shoulders) and first bug bite (on the back of my left arm) of the season. The girls and I had a great time. Lots of cute firemen. If you’re into that sort of thing. Not saying that I am. But when someone waves at you, it’s polite to wave back, right???
There’s your update. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!