Gomer goes back to Jersey

Gomer has headed back to Jersey. I was very sad to see him leave. Unfortunatly, having 4 horses was too much for the field to sustain and Gome eats a lot of hay and grain. The field was reseeded this spring and the horses may need to stay off of it for most of the summer. So Gome was loaded onto the trailer and hit the road back to Jersey…G’bye St. Gomez, I am going to miss you!
This picture was taken last fall when Hazel was just a puppy, I was hoping to get one of them nose to nose.

Master Carter

My little boy. The youngest. The one who will always be my baby. I know there will come a time when he will hate when I call him my “little boy” but I will do it anyway.
This little guy can make me laugh. The other day he climbed onto the sofa next to me, put his little hands around my upper arms and started to squeeze. “Mom, this feels like blubber. You know, like a walrus.” Thanks kid. I am really hoping that they were talking about the walrus in Kindergarten.
Carter will turn 6 on Thursday and he VERY excited. He thinks he is getting a dirt bike. I have told him several times that there is no way he is going to get a dirt bike, I like my neighbors too much.

Friends

Don’t you just love it when a project is complete. This project started on Facebook with a “make something homemade for a friend”. The first five people to respond would receive something made by me. No virtual gifts allowed. It could be homemade cookies or something doodled and there was no guarantee that you will like it. I was really excited about this. Fortunately or unfortunately, depends on how you look at it only 3 people responded. The fun part for me was to make something for 3 friends from high school that I have not seen in over 20 years. We were friends in school but had no contact since then. It has been a lot of fun chatting, we have all changed a lot. We grew up. We are wives and moms. Priorities have changed. Some are strong Christians, some not so much. Marriages have failed. One is losing a child. I am grateful to have them back in my life even if it is only with small phrases and comments through the week. I hope she likes the scarf I have made for her. It is Alpaca wool and so very soft.

Hazel…Then

I took this picture right after we got Hazel. This is what I refer to as the Honeymoon Period. She is cute, cuddly and so sweet. Really, what is cuter than a Golden Retriever puppy.
How is it that such cute, cuddly puppies grow up to be 80lbs of destruction. We adopted Hazel because we have such a wonderful golden named Martha, and we thought she needed a companion. Hazel is such a pest that that if she is in the garage, Martha will go lay on the deck. Martha looks at us with eyes saying “what did I do to deserve this? I thought I was a good dog”.
Now I fully admit, that like kids the more you have the less one on one time you have with each individual child/dog. But I really felt that Martha needed a friend. She was becoming obsessed with me. Had to be everywhere I was, and I mean everywhere. Enter Hazel. Talk about high maintenance. I guess like with childbirth we have selective amnesia.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

For Today, March 29th, 2009

Outside the window…It is dark. When I look out the window all I see is my reflection.

I am thinking…It is really late, I need to go to bed but I am not. It is quiet and my children are in bed and I want some down time.

I am thankful for…That it did not rain today and I was able to take the dogs outside to run.

From the kitchen..It is clean. I did not have to cook dinner tonight and am grateful for leftovers.

I am wearing…My favorite wool sweater, yard pants and slippers.

I am creating…My website. I am not an old dog but I am amazed at how “confused” I have gotten on a few applications.

I am going…A little crazy.

I am reading…The Shack. The jury is still out on it. I am thinking that I raised the bar too high on this book.

I am hoping..That I will get a clearer idea about the new job I have started.

I am hearing..My dog Martha snoring.

Around the house…I have a lot to do. Lots of UFO’s and cleaning from a weekend of company.

One of my favorite things….To go to a yarn store and see and feel all the yarns. to be inspired by the colors.

A few plans for the rest of the week…I have 2 doctor appointments…YUCK!

My Little Loom

My neighbor has made me this wonderful little loom. It is so easy to use and portable. I have made several scarves on it using chenille for one and wool for the others. I lightly felted the wool ones and gave them away. I seem to give most everything I make away to friends. Right now I am working on a scarf for a friend on Facebook. The yarn is something that I picked up at Michael’s, Alpaca and acrylic. I will not be able to felt it becuase of the acrylic content but I am hoping that they will full up nicely. It is amazing how fast it is. Warping is fast also. I like that. If something takes to long I tend to lose interest. I think that comes from having kids running around and having a limited amount of time to complete a project. Right now this project has been sitting unfinished for about a week, I started it at my son’s soccer practice and I think I had better finish it. I think the reason it is not finished is becuase I have lost interest in the pattern and the look it is creating. I want to weave something else.