Saturday, March 8, 2008

Blog Lag

I haven't forgotten any of you, or this blog. I sorta feel like I have jet lag, but really, it's blog lag. It's sad indeed, that I've not posted for more than a week. I have no excuse, but to say that work is busy. I've gotten a break, and this weekend is a three-day weekend for me. I've been enjoying reading your blogs and commenting. I've seen some really nice yarn, and some really nice knitted items! You all rock!

Last weekend, on my day off, we took the kids to see a children's production of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." It was wonderful, and for a couple dollars more than the movies, they were able to experience live theatre, and eat their favorite foods (pizza, chicken nuggets, macaroni, salad-bar with only lettuce, croutons, tomatoes, cheese, and ranch dressing). At least they had chocolate chip cookies and ice-cream for dessert! It was a wonderful experience for them, and the actors and actresses came back on stage following the performance to answer questions from the audience, all dressed in the costumes. I'm glad to expose them to some culture, because we sometimes feel that we live in isolation. Isolation is good though, and I'm itching to take the canoe out on the local lake. That lake is less than 2 miles from my house. That's the isolation working in my favor! :)

Last night we had our group of friends over for our traditional Friday Night Bible Study - my hubby walked into the house with these in hand. He said, "I thought these would look nice on the table." I'm a blessed woman, indeed! Please, we just cut the ends before putting them in the vase. There is no arrangement of said flowers. I don't do that very well. I feel fortunate that I know about cutting the ends of the flowers, FPS! :) Hee Hee! Martha Stewart, I ain't. And I'm thankful for that too.

Also, take a peek at this beautiful vase/pot that my MIL and FIL gave me for Christmas! It was purchased in State College, PA at the local arts festival in July. State College is home to the PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS! The butterfly and flowers are actually part of the vase, and are painted in my favorite colors - yellow/blue. I have finally removed the snowmen from our living area (they abide in the attic during other seasons), with the hopes that Mother Spring will peek around the corner and banish the bad weather.

Don't forget to move that clock forward an hour tonight! What a welcome thing, even if it means losing an hour of sleep. The next post, I promise to show knitterly things....yarn, socks, something. I have been knitting....but it's been a slow go, and I've visited the frog pond a couple of times.....

AND (BIG AND), I've made our reservations for Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, and thankfully, managed to get the weekend off work! YEAH! Anyone else attending? It's spectular!


peaknits said...

Glad you are back and able to maybe kick up your feet a bit this weekend! The flowers are gorgeous!

I'm so excited about daylight savings too - any minute of late day sunlight I can grab up is a blessing!:)

Nell said...

Glad you're back. But don't think of your blog as a job. Even though we love to hear from you, that can be on your own terms.

Love the flowers!

monica said...

What a sweet and thoughtful husband, the flowers are beautiful.

I wish I could attend the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, one of these days I will make it.

KnittingMoose said...

Beautiful flowers, how lovely!

I hear you on the blog thing...sometimes I'm inspired to post, and sometimes not. I used to concern myself more about it, but now not so much. Just post when the mood strikes, we'll be here! :)