Saturday, December 15, 2007

Graduation. Spinning. And More

Well, today was a big day for M. She graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education! She is going to make an incredible school teacher!! We are all so proud of her! After the commencement, we had a wonderful lunch with her family. Can you believe 2 weeks from today they will be husband and wife? I think they are now counting the hours!

I have been trying to do some spinning in the little bits of free time that I find throughout the day. I have my first two bobbins ready to ply, but have no clue how to do it. I need to line up a plying lesson!!

I was getting a little tired of the white wool, so I grabbed some roving I had gotten from Spunky Eclectic and decided to give it a whirl! It feels similar to the wool I was spinning, but having a little color mixed in is fun.

K is home and wanted to take a few fun 'artsy' pictures of me spinning. I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of it, but know I have a long way to go. I can't wait for another opportunity to get together with some of the spinners from the local guild and glean from their experience!

As per usual, K turned the camera on herself. (My kids have always enjoyed taking pictures of themselves.) Pretty sure she didn't think it would end up here!!

Remember Mr. Wonderful? Well, turns out there is a MS WONDERFUL! Whodda thunk?
Here are the things that I guess men would just LOVE to hear:

"It really doesn’t matter if you leave the toilet seat up, it makes it easier to clean."

"You don’t need a glass... just go ahead and drink right out of the carton."

"A new reversible drill. Oh honey, it is just what I needed!"

"Are you sure it’s ok to wash this shirt? You’ve only worn it for a couple of days."

"Don’t feel bad honey! I forgot it was our anniversary too!"

"You’re right, we don’t need directions. Maybe we’ll find a shortcut!"

Don’t worry about taking the trash out! I can use the exercise!

I guess I'll have to work on those!! (If I want to be Ms. Wonderful, that is!!)

And what would a family weekend be without gathering around the Mac?? I can honestly say that we watch very little TV. But we do spend a fair amount of time in front of a different screen. Probably watching Mac Commercials or learning the steps to the Souljaboy dance.

In unrelated news (but in the news nonetheless), I made another appearance in our local paper. Fortunately this time it was not for chasing llamas! A local writer did an article about the purses my friend Diane and I have made and sold to help Luba with her ministry in Russia. If you are interested, you can click here for a link to the article.

And Sumo? Well, he just wants in from the cold. We already have a good amount of snow on the ground, which means we will probably have a white Christmas, which is always nice. (And doesn't always happen!) Sumo actually enjoys the snow and loves to bury his face in it. But then he likes to come back in where it's warm and cozy. Yes, he has a tough life!!

Well, off for a family game of Settlers Of Catan. I hope I win!

Until Next Time.....


Leigh said...

oh. my. word.

I might not ever forgive you, marmie =P

A said...

The game which, indeed, you did win. Congrats, Mom. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Leigh said...

When does marmie NOT win? haha I think she cheats.

Janice said...

Hmmm... I resemble that remark!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Congratulations to M!! Can't wait for the wedding.

Janice, you're cheating again? Tsk. That's why I never play games with you. :-)

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

And K.L. - cute self-portrait!

rohanknitter said...

Well, congratulations to M - that is great! Only 2 wks till the wedding?!? Wow - I'll bet they are counting the hours. We were supposed to go to my nephew's wedding this weekend in Indy but we are totally snowed in--I sure hope you guys have better luck with the weather.
That's great that they did an article on the felted purses and their "purpose!"
Oh, and if Ms. Wonderful shows up around here, I'm gonna boot her out into the snow. ; )

Jknits said...

What a wild December you have going on. Sumo would be having a blast hear in Mass. today - lots of snow. The spinning looks great.

hakucho said...

First of all I want to let you know your Lasagna Soup was a BIG hit in my family...a keeper :)

Congrats to Mallory. Not long now...and good luck with all your final preparations.

Janice, that is a lovely newspaper article. You deserve the recognition for your ingenious fundraising :)

Stay warm and safe...we have our share of snow, too, as we are in the midst of a good old-fashioned nor'easter ;)

happy spinning....I'm virtually learning to spin right along side you. Got to soak it up through you because I doubt I'll ever have the chance to really give it a try ;)

Mitchypoo said...

Wow, you are famous now! Great article and great work!

Allison said...

Well now I know for sure that I'll never be Ms. Wonderful! Enjoy the wedding - I'm so excited for you!