Thursday, June 14, 2007

What a busy day I had and other randomness

My goodness, I hit the floor running today. By 12:15 this afternoon I had been to the base and gotten my military ID card, to Kinkos for a passport photo, downtown to the passport office to file my application, had breakfast with my sweetie, to the tire place to get four new tires (because we had a flat on the way to the base), and to the health department to get a replacement for my birth certificate. All by 12:15! Whew. I didn't do that much the rest of the day, went to the grocery store, did some laundry and some knitting.

I didn't know this until today, but you can go into the Tulsa County Health Department Office at 3rd and Utica and walk out ten minutes later with a certified copy of your birth certificate. I figured it would take several weeks to get it, I was impressed.

When we were at dinner Saturday evening we noticed that the sky was turning black (all of the guys in the restaurant were fine, none were harmed) and we decided that it would be a good idea to get back home. When we got home we found this in our yard.



It's hard to tell in the picture, but this limb is about 20'long and was about 5" or 6" in diameter. Our dog was looking at us like "Whatever, I didn't have anything to do with it."

Madeline helped me bake some cookies for Bob, Brice and Brandon. She was very helpful and kept a very close watch to make sure they didn't burn.



I have finished the Market Squares Bag, well I haven't actually finished it, but I have finished knitting the body of the bag and have felted it, I just haven't figured out exactly what I want to do for straps. I am thinking about something using this cotton filler cord, purpley wool yarn and these four silvertone D rings.



I am still working on the Sweetheart Shorts. I have bound off one leg and I just have the other leg left to do. I will post a picture of them and the Market Squares bag when I get them done.

We have a new addition to our family, Emilia, this is not a very good picture, but you can see how sweet she is anyway.



I have started a blanket for her, I'm using the basic log cabin pattern, except I am going to make the blanket one big square instead of a bunch of little ones. The corners look a little wonky to me, but I think I can remedy that when I weave in my ends. Believe me, there are plenty of ends to weave. It is about 15" across right now so I still have a ways to go on it.

3 comments:

Marianne said...

Don't you just love days like that? I mean, getting an enormous amount of things accomplished and seeing that it's only a bit after noon and not 7pm (which would make more sense)...LOVE those days!
Baby blankie looking good, pretty colours.
Emilia is a beauty, welcome to the world little one, may your days be blessed with plenty of sunshine, and rain...must have the rainbows.. and may your dreams come true...you're definitely in for a good journey considering the family you've been born in to.
heh.
Jeeze, Madeline....how cute is that!

Julie said...

Whew, I'm tired just reading this!

Yes, you can tell how sweet Emilia is in that picture and the blanket is pretty sweet too.

kathy said...

Adorable little girl and adorable blanket!