who knows

I am never satisfied with the way this thing looks. So, probably everytime you look at it... it's different colors. Lucky you, you get variety. Sorry me, I can't find anything I like.

Soo.. Nothing really to update on. All we have left to fix on the trailer is the well, replacing the drains and floors. So, we should be move in by my anniversary (March 24). *fingers crossed. I'm excited to be in my own place again!! I've forgotten what its like to live on our own. If I remember... it was pretty much boring. :D hah. Anyways.



happy flowers and project updates

DAFFODILS!!!! Oh, they make my heart sing! They actually are really special to me! When Robin and I were dating he told me he had a surprise for me, but we would have to go hunt for it. So, we hop in his car and ride. The whole time Robin is being really sweet and romantic and he pulls over on the side of the road, cuts the lights off and asks me not to get outside of the car. In the moonlight I see him jumping all around this open field. I had no idea what he was doing, but he looked so cute doing it. I half thought he had lost his mind. When he came back to the car he had a HUGE fistful of wild daffodils. To this day, whenever I pass that spot on the road I can't help but smile, and the same with daffodils. :)

Annnnnd FINALLY I took some pictures of the projects I'm working on!! It's blanket time as you can see! The pretty colorful one (pink,blue, purple & green) is for baby Autumn (due in approx 90 days.) It's huge, I know. I used a normal sized pattern.. and didn't think to scale it down. Oh well, she'll have it for a long time. lol. And the other is a soild granny squares. I'm creating one very large granny square in my color scheme, then I will outline it will little granny squares in the same scheme. Who's excited? Me. Now, if only they didn't take so long to make. Honestly... blankets are tedious. I don't see how I'm going to find the energy to make them to sell.. I hope I get motivated.

Speaking of selling... I have an etsy account and store set up to put my handmade projects for sale. I plan on posting crocheted things, maybe some jewelry and maybe some paintings... who knows. I guess what ever strikes me or what ever nifty things I can dream up. Please, check it out!!


the month i never can spell

oh, feburary. febrary. febaurary. damn it. see what I mean. I seriously HAVE to look at a calendar for this. February. Thank you calendar. :)
What have I been up to you ask? Well for that, there are lists. And we all love lists.. right?
1. I'm still brewing a child in my tummy. She's more lively lately and the other day she was moving around so much I thought I was going to pass out. (Not really pass out.. but I was having trouble walking. :)) It's really hard for me to grasp that in oh, 14 weeks I'll have a little baby in my arms who is a part of me. It blows my mind. When I look in the mirror and see my getting huge belly, I can't help but think about how when I was in high school I really wanted this part of my life to come true, but never ever thought it would. *sigh* So, here's to dreams I never put much faith in, but came true anyways.

2. Speaking of baby, I'm still crocheting Autumn's baby blanket. It's coming along, but I keep putting it up for a while then getting it back out. I haven't worked on it since last week, but I think it will be ok if I take my time with it. It's turning out really cute, but it is waaaay to big. I didn't follow a baby pattern. *shrug* oh well. She will be warm for a long time with this one. Maybe, it will be something she will keep for a long time. I hope so.

3. I'm also working on an afghan for our soon to be living room. I've started two different designs... the first was just single crochet squares (40 single chains by 40 rows) for some odd reason, the 2 that I did looked more like rectangles than squares. Soo.. then I found a basic solid granny square pattern and I've started to make a bunch of those then, I will join them together. The colors I've got picked out are purple, green and blue then a yarn that is all those together.

4. Robin and I are still working on our trailer. It's been our little project since July of last year and trust me I am so ready to be finished with it. We have completely redone this trailer. We gutted an entire bathroom and had to start over, including the sub-floor. When I think about all the work that has been put in to the trailer, I can't help but get a headache. For something so small, it has taken a really long time. Here's what we've done.
-LIVING ROOM: Painted. Ripped out a non working gas fire place/book case. Added a new light fixture. Painted ceiling. Will replace floor.
-KITCHEN: Gutted everything. Added new cabinets and new layout. New counter tops, pulls, backsplash, stove and frig. Painted. Added beadboard and chairrail. Replaced non-working light fixtures with new ones. Will replace floors.
-BEDROOM: Painted. Added Crown Molding. Framed windows with trim. Added new light fixture. Will replace floors.
-BR BATH: Completed Unfinished drywall and painted. Added vanity countertop. Will add toilet and floors.
-GUEST BATH: Completely gutted from ceiling to floor. Everything replaced. Ceiling, walls, floors, tub, vanity. Expanded tub area to fit jet tub (I can't wait to USE that!!!). Added tile board around shower. Will replace floors and add a new toilet.
-OFFICE: Painted. Cased window. Added crown molding.
-BABY ROOM: Not finished yet. (Don't get me started. I'm due in less than 3 months and my baby room hasn't even got a stitch of paint on the walls. It makes me want to cry.)
-PANTRY & LAUNDRY ROOM: Unfinished drywall completed and painted. Added molding. Will add floors.
And, we've yet to start on the porch, but we're going to completly re-do it too. It's screened in (well, not really cause all of if is ripped and dry rotted... you get the idea) and we plan on opening it up. We also plan on adding some landscaping to make everything look better.
SO, when will we be done with it? Who knows. When we first started I said I wanted to be in it by Thanksgiving. Maybe I will be in in befrore thanksgiving this year. *sigh*

That's really all that's happened in my life lately. That I can think of right now, but my eyes are getting droopy. And I'm sure as soon as I get in the bed I will work on some more granny squares.. ;)