Sunday, January 4, 2009


ES's socks are coming along nicely. I am almost finished! I don't know if he will get another pair any time soon, but I might do another pair if he wears these very often.

Not much knitting is getting done around here. It seems like all I do anymore is go to work or come home and go to bed. It was nice to have the last four months off in a sense. Now I'm back to two jobs and I have to get adjusted to that again.

Tomorrow is the start of the 5 am days, school for C, and the late nights getting home from work. I'm afraid the knitting is going to be taking the hit. It could be the spinning though. I have only touch my wheel twice in the past week and have only spun less than a quarter of a bobbin. The desire is there, just not the endurance to sit there after a full day's work and lack of sleep.

ES bought an electric blanket last week. I have never owned an electric blanket and now I wonder how I survived so long without one. I l-o-v-e my electric blanket. It is so nice to turn the pre-heat button on about half an hour before heading to bed. Then when I go up and climb in bed it is nice and toasty already. My feet haven't been as cold and that is really, really nice.

Tonight ES, C and I sat around the dining-room table playing 13. It was fun. At least once every couple of weeks we get the cards out and play Nertz(?) and now 13. It is a good way for us to find out what is happening in C's life and to let him know we are people too, not just his "parental units". Although it would be nice if someone else besides C could win! He always seems to win, no matter which game we play.

I find I have been enjoying the morning walks of Cleo, our family dog. We take the path and walk for about 15 minutes through the trees near the creek. Sometimes I watch the cardinals or watch the deer, always I watch the sun and the trees. It is interesting to see the same tree in different lights and seasons.

Thanks for reading my rambling today. Happy knitting and spinning.


nertzfan said...

Hi, I found your blog post through a search for “Nertz”. It is cool to see others that know about the game. I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to let you know about, the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information there and you can also find out how to play Nertz online there. I hope you will check it out. Feel free to join and also let your friends and family know. Thanks

Aubrey said...

We played nertz last night. Till after midnight. We were waiting for E to break 100 (which he finally did when I was laughing to hard to play). Love ya!

LDSVenus said...

I do understand the not having time, went back to work this week after being off for 1 1/2 weeks for the holdiays. Sigh. I have to be up at 5:40 in the morning so I can get out to my car and let it warm up, scrape off the frost and get to work by 8. I take about 45 min in the morning to put on my face and get dressed :P. Then I have to make my lunch and get out to the car and get going before the 7:30 school traffic gets going. I like it better on the days I don't have to be there until 9:30 :P. Take it easy on the week ends and get some extra z's.