Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Time to update

I know it's been way too long.

First welcome to the newest member of the family – meet Kennedy. We had to put our old lab down and the girls just had to have a dog. They just bugged me 24/7 and 6 days later Kennedy joined us. So far they’ve done a great job taking care of her. She’s lab/hound mix from the pound…hopefully won’t be too big. Sure is cute and happy.

College Girl is home for the summer – working at the caterer and hanging out with REI Girl and I. Having another person in the house has made me wonder – when all the kids were home where did we put everything. Where did all this stuff come from? Every nook and cranny is filled with stuff!!

We did the Heaven Can Wait walk for Breast Cancer a few weekends ago. Over 3600 walkers – it was pretty impressive to see all the supporters and survivors.

I finished College Girls sweater – check it out here. I have a request to do another one. Good thing I enjoyed knitting it. It’s been awhile since I knit an adult sweater and now I’m motivated to knit something for me. Almost finished with the Ocean Socks too.

Work has been extremely stressful. Everyday has been challenging, but it looks like things will work out and I will keep my job. Good thing since unemployment would have meant losing my house. I’ve still got a long road ahead of me to catch up, but I will.

Central Oregon has been plagued by violent late afternoon thunderstorms the last week or so…my gosh has it rained. My garden likes it – but all the veggies need some sunshine or all those seeds will rot. It is predicted that summer will be returning soon. For Mother’s Day the girls arranged for some landscaper friends to clean up my front yard. I have huge Spruce trees and they make a real mess – there was probably 2 feet deep of needles under them – they hauled it all away and trimmed the trees, laid new landscaping rock and generally cleaned up. We now call it the Park. I can’t believe I live here. I even have a new planting bed. Another gardener friend has been sharing her rearranging garden with me…so by next summer I’ll have a new garden spot. Swell – something else to weed!

Haven’t been to Stitch and B*tch recently. Sorry ladies. Monday is one of the nights when the girls are both home – and we’re having too much fun together. So might be taking a summer break I guess.

So here’s to summer, a great garden and having kids and new puppies around!


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Having a "full house" can really keep you busy. Love the sweater for your daughter. Came out really nice. I keep trying to make sweaters for me ... but it's the body they have to cover that's the problem.

May your garden grow (too much rain is a problem here too) ...

Roxie said...

Yeah, the kid really makes that sweater look good!

Good thing you don't live on the top of the hill. Those lightening strikes can get doggone scary! And some of those windgusts act like they're gonna lift the house and shake it.

Kennedy is adorable! But, - hounds howl, you know. Just keep her happy, I guess, and she won't want to. Unless the moon is full and the coyotes are out . . .

Hooray for keeping the job! And hooray for landscaping help! Things sound pretty good. May tehy continue to remain so.

Colleen said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Have a great time with your girls and if you get a chance to stop by on a monday night we would love to see you other wise have a great summer and hopefully see you back at group after school starts.