Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, nothing ever goes according to plan around here.  I had cards done and knitting projects ready to show and they just didn't seem to make it past the camera.   I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately (and that is a major understatement!).  Lucky for me, when I had a mini nervous breakdown back on December 4th, my Mom was able to drop everything and fly back from Miami to help out.  Thanks Mom!

I am only working 2 days a week for the next while in hopes of getting enough of a handle on things to work full-time again while still managing everything at home.  That, of course, leads to the question of what do I do when I'm not at work?  Well, I clean my house...albeit I am a lousy housekeeper.  I sit and silence...with no one interrupting me.  And, I knit.

Although my mojo seemed to take a vacation during November and December, I was able to finish some knitting projects for Christmas presents.  This first one is the cowl that I made for Munchkin's teacher.  We love this woman...she is everything that today's teachers need to be.  Her expectations are high, but reasonable and she doesn't waffle on something once she has set it.  No pushing deadlines or excuses with this one...great lesson to learn in the 4th grade!  Anyway, this is the Munchkin modeling her teachers gift.

Next up is my little Rock Star modeling the same cowl that I made for her teacher only in a different yarn.  Two very different teachers and so I wanted it to be the same (because the pattern was quick and easy) but different.  I am told that both teachers loved them, so that makes me happy.  :)

As I was downloading all 197 pictures on my camera (some from last winter, gasp!) I noticed the shot we tried to get for giving to family for Christmas.  The girls had just come back from getting their hair cuts, and since it was slow that day they both got "princess makeup" done.  They looked very cute and totally picture worthy.  I whipped out the camera, they got in front of the tree and this is the best shot we got.

This shot about summarizes the kids these days.  The Rock Star is all sour puss and argumentative, while the Munchkin is so good and just trying to make everyone happy.  Sigh...these are the days of our lives....sigh.  LOL!

I have not been completely out of my scrap room these past 6 weeks, but I have been working on DT stuff for Paper Sundaes Challenges, so stay tuned for those!


snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful projects. I think everyone has a breakdown once in a while...especially when under +++stress. Take all the help you can get and do whatever brings those cortisol levels down. Take care...Lee-Ann :)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

So glad that you are taking some time for yourself, Danielle! I'm a lousy housekeeper too by the way lol... I'd rather do anything else! And I love my quiet time, which is why I'm up so late every night!

Beautiful cowls! I bet the teachers loved them!

Jenn Joncas said...

I'm glad you took the time when you needed it!!!! I can't believe how big the girls are getting!!! It's crazy to think we've been gone for almost 8 years already!! Definitely time for a visit!!
I'm also happy to hear you will be back at paper sundaes (: can't wait to see your beautiful cards!!


Jenn (:

Bananastamper said...

Wow, these are fantastic!!! Glad you were able to get them posted. I've missed you in blogland!

We should talk again about revisiting "stitch"....I knew there was something I had meant to ask you tonight.

See you Saturday!