Thursday, February 21, 2008

I have been tagged!!

I have been tagged by Barb! So, now it's my turn to play!!

You must post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details).

My middle name is Lynn.

L- Loving
Y - young at heart
N - naughty ;)
N - Nice

Ok, so now I have to tag 4 people. I will tag Dawn.

Well, unfortunately, I do not know 4 people with blogs, so I guess I will just tag Dawn. Thanks. :O)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rainy Days and Mondays...

Hey again,
Today is raining. So far this year we have had some rain to get the area back to "normal" then we had some fabulous weather, nice and sunny and comfortable. But, alas, all good things must come to an is raining today and will probably be all week. Oh well....

I have been involved in a few projects. I found out about a group that does afghans for returning service people that are wounded and recovering. They mainly distribute to Walter Reed Hospital but do go to a few others as well. I have so far knitted 2 rectangles for this charity and have more to go. I had to get "manly" yarn the other day. Never having bought manly yarn before, I had to consult several of my co-workers to make sure the yarn I got was "manly" enough and not to frufru... I love to do things for charity, especially our service people.

The kids are finally back in school today!!! (Doing the major mom happy dance!!) The four older kids had ski week off last week. Rah. It was nice not having to get up at 6:30 every morning. On Friday and Monday, my youngest also was off, so I actually got to sleep in....I made sure of this by closing the bedroom door and making sure my "labbie alarm clock" did not come in at 6:30 to wake me up! I love my labbies, but I also love my sleep.

I have made some progress on the baby sweater. I am very excited, I think it will be nice for the baby. I also got a 5 pound yarn skein of yellow to make a blanket for the baby as well. My dh's only comment was did I really have to super-size my yarn???

I am still working on my socks. I will be posting pictures soon, just to show that I really am working on them, and all the other projects as well!

So, stay dry and have a sparkling day!!!
Debi :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

Hey everyone hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! Has everyone come down from the sugar high yet??? My Valentine's Day was one of the nicest ones we have had in a while. Nothing spectacular just a good day! My dh came home and brought me flowers and chocolate.

Beautiful pink roses....and of course, my all time favorite, Peanut M&M's!!!

How great is that! We went to dinner with a few of the kids, Chinese food (again one of my favorites) then we just had a great evening as a family! How great is that! Like I said, it was one of the best Valentine's Days we have had in a while. I throughly enjoyed this evening.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and that you spent the day with the people who mean the most to you!
Debi :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

My how time has flown...

Well, it has been a bit since I have written. Sorry things have been crazy around here. After the crushing blow of the Patriots not winning the Super bowl, I had to re-group! It was a fabulous game and as usual, the commercials provided great entertainment!

I have begun knitting some baby things for a new baby in my dh's office. Since noone is sure whether or not it's a boy or a girl, I am going fairly neutral. I have started a sweater out of white baby yarn and time permitting, will add other items.

I have actually started my first pair of socks, on two circular needles!!! I am sooooo proud!!! They are really pretty, when I get a bit further, i will post an in progress picture. The hardest part is working with the thinner yarn. I have to get used to holding on to "air". :O)

We are still planning on leaving California and moving to Virginia in the summer. DH will be going to Alexandria next month to do house hunting and getting acquainted with Coast Guard Headquarters and the area. Hopefully he will find us a house. We would really love to buy our own house, but may end up waiting for a few months to check things out.

Four of my children are out of school next week for "Ski Week". Yes, they do ski in Northern California. My youngest does not have the week off, but on the up side for her, she does get out two weeks earlier than the High School kids. She is happy about this!

Well, that's about all for now. I spend alot of time on Ravelry. You can find me as craftymom5 and feel free to contact me or drop a line. I have joined several groups and am always looking for more. It's amazing the things I have learned and the people I have met.

So, until next time.
Debi :)