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Yesterday was a No Spend Day

November 5th, 2006 at 04:04 pm

I didn't spend anything yesterday. I stayed home with 2 sick kids and the weather made up for not raining all summer. The river is actually starting to rise from linked puddles to trickle. I had never seen it so low in my life as it had gotten to. Had a huge storm with lots of thunder.

I forgot to mention on Friday when I went Christmas Looking, I also stopped at JoAnn's and got some yarn, and splurged a bit and got a set of the oval/rectangular hand looms from the Knifty Knitter product line. I already had the round ones from last year. This makes knitttng so much easier.

Yesterday I knit myself a new scarf that comes close to matching my new jacket. And today I started on a matching hat. I've been watching the second season of 24 on loan from a guy DH works with, so knitting justifies all the time staring at the tube, otherwise doing nothing. supposedly I can make mittens with these things, too but I have my doubts. I can see socks, but not how I'd make a thumb for mittens.

When I'm done with this, I will make DH a scarf. He wants one that is extra long. About the length of the one the fourth Dr. Who had if anyone knows what I'm talking about. That's not going to happen, but I will make him one that is longer than standard as he is very tall. I also want to make a blanket for my dad for Christmas. The largest of the looms is for making blankets and I think it will work well enough. We'll see. It'll be an adventure.

Today will be a no spend day, also. It stopped raining so I had some time to bring wood in without getting drenched. It is not near as cold as it had been, its in the 50's, so I may not even need to use the stove, but I'll have it ready the next time the weather drops again. I cleaned the stove out today, so its ready to go, too. The ashes had piled up quite high.

The kids are almost completely better, well enough to go to school tomorrow. There are only 3 days this week. Friday is veteran's day and the school has Thursday off, as well. It's going to be a long 4 day weekend. DH was originally supposed to be home during this time, but then he had to work the extra week, so its just me and Monstro and Destructo Girl, er...I mean, my lovely, sweet children, locked in a house for four days straight...I mean, enjoying each other's company without outside interference. Then two weeks later, repeat, only with a five day weekend. I may come out of this quite, quite insane. LOL But sanity is over-rated, or so I've heard.

Basketball practice starts on Tuesday for Rose, so she'll be active again, and that is always good. She tends to chub out a bit between sports seasons, then gets all "I'm so fat" about it. She's ten. I don't know where this is coming from. I don't say anything. Her dad doesn't. Probably some brat at school. I've tried to encourage her to run on the treadmill or use the gazelle between seasons, but I'm not going to push it. There's only a few weeks between seasons, and it goes away again with a week or two of hard practice. But she will always be like her dad and me, if she doesn't exercise 3 or 4 times a week, she'll put the weight on. That's just how our genetics work.

Well, I best get dinner started, oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and green something, either beans, or salad, or kohlrabi, or cucumbers. Not sure, on that, I'll have to see what the kids want. That and start on load 3 of dirty dishes, I kind of let that slide when we got sick, yuck. It was either cook meals or wash dishes and cooking meals was the better option, LOL. But then I ran out of stuff to cook in, so...off I go now.

4 Responses to “Yesterday was a No Spend Day”

  1. sarah Says:

    I used to have a Dr Who scarf in the correct colors and lengths and I loved it.

  2. yummy64 Says:

    A Tom Baker scarf.. woo hoo. I remember in high school some friends having those.

    I hear that the series is back. I have to figure out when I can catch it. My oh so helpful boss told me when it is on then ended it with the words "but it is over now". Gee thanks paraphrases what I said to him nicely.

    Seems everyone but me has the knitting needles out. 'Scuse me - see a crafty shopping trip coming up - I need yarn! Oh yeah, and a project to make. Yeah, that would help LMAO

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    The first season of the new Dr. Who is out on DVD. It is amazing. It is not like what I grew up with, anymore than the new Battlestar Galactica is like the old one, but it is still...amazing. The heart of it is still there, if not more heart, yet still has plenty of cheesiness. I believe they will broadcast the 2nd season on sci-fi channel on Fridays in March. Oh, and I think CTV has it, too. We get 3 Canadian channels in our county and I remember it being on one back when we still had cable. England gets the 3rd season when North America gets the second.

  4. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Here I thought I was the only Sci-Fi fiend on these blogs.Big Grin

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