Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Routines and Pay it Forward Swap

This is the 2nd week of school and I'm still working on establishing a routine. I now have from 8:30 am to 11:15 am to myself from Mondays-Thursdays and so far not much accomplished. I can't believe this is the first time in 6 years that I've had that much alone time in one week unless hubby is off. Justice is in school full days now with 1.5 hour lunch break and he comes home for lunch. My days so far have consisted of running back and forth to the school, grocery shopping (alone) and dropping/picking up hubby from work so I can have the van and get all the other crap done. I have even been in bed by 9pm most evenings and I'm not sure if it is from the new school year starting or the anemia kicking my butt.

So, Collin had is first official day at kindergarten on Thursday and we made a deal, if he didn't cry he would get his Star Wars movies and he did great. The only tears that were shed were by me, I balled like a baby for an hour on Thursday after dropping him off. Poor hubby, he didn't think I'd take it that bad since I just had Justice in K the year before. It was funny yesterday when we dropped Collin off, it was the first day the whole class was together, 21 students and half of them were crying. Collin looked around and said "Mom I'm not going to cry and I'll see you at lunch" what a sweetie. I'll post pics later of the boys.

I have been getting some stuff done when it comes to my little business I'm working on. I've been trying out different dyeing techniques for some time now and have been working on different colorways and should have a bunch of listings on etsy before the end of the month. I didn't think I'd attach myself to any of my yarns but I've fell in love with many and have decided I should probably keep one of each for myself, hehe. Yarn HO!! I placed another big order today for more yarn and will be picking up more dye on the weekend when we go to Calgary and fingers crossed I just may be able to make my way to Make One Yarns, still haven't been there yet and I'm dyeing to get my hands on some Cascade and to bask in the glory of being in a real yarn store. Real yarn store, yes we have a yarn store here but they are still unwilling to get anything great in. It took them a year before stocking Malabrigo and I did inquire as to when they will be stocking the laceweight and their response "It is just to expensive and won't sell here in Lethbridge". Ugghh, that's what they said about Lorna's Laces, Cherry Tree Hill or just anything nice. Crap they haven't even brought anymore Trekking in since the first time they had it last year. ASSHATS! Sorry I'm just tired of seeing all that ribbon yarn/fun fur/and the wide variety of acrylics they choose to stock.

I did join the Harvest Sock Swap and sign ups close September 18 so pop on over and grab a spot. The best thing about this swap is no second sock syndrome, hehe. Since I was in a joining mood, I signed up for Secret of the Stole and those sign ups end October 7 so if you've missed MS3 like I did hurry, sign up.

Now I came across the Pay it Forward Swap on Kris' blog, the great gal I spoiled for the Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap and I signed up.

Here's the details as explained from blog to blog:

"Here is how it works! I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog..."

If you're interested, let me know by posting to this blog, and I'll start planning your project! This is just the best and I'm looking forward making some cool gifties.


Blogger Sallenlouise said...

I would love to do this Pay it Forward Swap! I will post it on my blog tomorrow! My main blog is ~A Stitch In Time~ I no longer use my blogger blog.
Ohhh, this will be so much fun!!!

11:47 p.m.  
Blogger Sallenlouise said...

I have my HSKS Trivia posted, you can check it out on My Blog.
Let's Win This Thing!!! Go Slytherins!!!

2:11 a.m.  
Blogger Sallenlouise said...

And one more time....lol!

Attention Slytherins
To all of you wonderful Slytherins that participate, if you post on my blog after you've completed the trivia and scavenger hunt, you will be entered to win a $10.00 gift certificate to The loopy Ewe. Also, I will send each of you a little token of my appreciation! ;) POST by Friday Evening!!! Sept 14, 2007.

Let's Play Slytherins!

7:40 a.m.  

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