Friday, March 11, 2016

Why I love Fridays

Most people love Fridays, because it signifies the end of the work week. Fortunately for me, I don't work on Fridays-So Thursday is the end of my work week.

I love Fridays because I get to stay home. Even if it's a day of scrubbing stove tops, washing dishes and clothes, vacuuming: I am still not at work. Anna is usually here on Fridays to keep me company (she works from home on Thursdays and Fridays). But she's out for a walk, so all is quiet right now.

I love this particular Friday because my pork roast smells awfully good in my crock pot.

I used my crock pot all the time when I was a SAHM, and always got to smell my meal throughout the day. Coming home from work and smelling that dinner is done is awesome, but not quite as good as your meal cooking while you are doing other productive things at home.

I love this Friday because it is warm. My phone says 52 degrees on the way to a high of 59 today. It's sunny and beautiful. This is especially meaningful since our furnace went out 2 nights ago. Our landlord (Yes, we are still renting. We have to come up with about $7000 to buy a house, so if anyone has a couple grand laying around they aren't using, please let me know) sent a guy over yesterday, who had to "order the part" would "see us tomorrow" and "at least it's not 20 below". Yes, but 25 overnight with frost on the ground make for a cold house. Walmart had heaters on clearance for $15
My house has 2 of these now. Probably good to have some just in case anyway.

, and my landlord's wife brought over 3 more (including 2 of the oil radiator looking ones that I was hoping our Walmart had, and doesn't)
The landlord contribution.

so we were in good shape last night and this morning. And now the doors and windows that don't have plastic wrap on them are open. Welcome to Wisconsin!

Still working on various knitting projects. I think I will knit a pretty dishcloth for my tea swap partner. I was very excited to be in the spring swap, but I messed up and didn't fill the form in on time (even though I posted to the forum in time. Such a bummer.) so I have the card swap and tea swap again this month. It's probably a good thing, as it's so hard to knit something for someone to wear when A)You don't know the person and B)They might hate it and not appreciate it, and I hate that more than anything.

So, off to do another load of laundry. Then I'm going to peruse my cotton yarn and see what I can come up with. And time to get Nick in about an hour and a half.

Hoping you are having as lovely a Friday as I am :)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ch-Ch-Ch Changes....

(A little Bowie...RIP)

So a few new things since I last left you on a snow day that really wasn't all that bad, but hey! I'll take em as I can get em! I started a new job at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. I am very excited to come back to Colleges. It's a much smaller campus than Fox, so that has taken some getting used to. I miss the high school kids, but I really love my job. I gave up an 8 minute drive each way for a 50 minute drive each way, so I'd better enjoy it.

We are also looking to buy a house, and working on getting money together, getting credit in order, etc. I am currently in love with this one:

510A OAK STREET Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54494

Hopefully it will still be on the market when we get everything in order. I told Brian that I want some land if I can't have this house-I don't want to get live in the city otherwise. (Yes I am picky, but I feel like I should be allowed to be).

Knitting, I'm working on slippers for my cousin (Yes, it's red heart. Which is why they are putt-putting along):

hexipuffs, socks that are randomly picked up and now a doll dress. I am using Guppie from Willow Yarns. It's soft, but very breaky. I am glad I am not making a big project with it, because it is driving me a little crazy. Twice I've had to cut and start anew.

I started doing swaps in the Tiny Owls group on Ravelry, which is fun. A tea swap and now a spring swap, so I will have a new project to knit for my partner. It gives me something to focus on, and I've been lacking focus lately.  I wanted to show off the lovely tea swap I received last month:

Otherwise, excitement in Rapids as the boat show AND the Home and Garden show are at the Rapids Mall on the same weekend!!!  I'm hoping it doesn't infringe on the traffic to the thrift store. And I wonder if they canceled the indoor farm market, or if there is room for all that action.

That's pretty much it. Hoping to finish most of the doll dress tonight (and make some enchiladas for dinner! Mmmmm)