Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Completed Knitting

10 Pairs of Socks
4 shawls
5 scarfs
27 mini socks - advent calendar size
1 pair of baby socks
1 baby hat
4 pairs of half socks
2 cowls
4 ornament socks

58 completed knitted items

Pretty good for a year that I had major dental work, chronic sinusitis, increase of hours at old job, additional hours of second job. Who knows what I will be able to accomplish when I am not sending so much time sick or at work!

Friday, December 19, 2008


I am definately overloaded. Too much to do at work. Going in early and staying late. I am starting to really count down the days!!! I am hoping the overwhelming work at the orange office will die down for Christmas as I want to make it to Christmas eve services.

On the up side today, it has been snowing all day and Mr80grit came and got me from work as I am too tired to drive. The down side is that I didn't get to take any cool pictures of said snow.

I must hurry to my knitting only a few more sleeps til Chrismas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It snowed...and snowed

Well it finally decided to snow yesterday and when it did ...WOW!

This was yesterday afternoon on my way home from work. Very pretty and with my new tires on the van, pretty easy to get around in. It snowed more this morning and more is expected the whole week.

On the knitting front, I have given up on trying to knit two socks on one needle. The pair of socks has been on the needles since October and it wasn't any fun for me to knit them so I put one of the socks on another 40" circular size 1 needle and have done quite a bit on both of the socks. I switched over at the heel flap start this morning and have done both heel flaps on both. The gusset is complete on one and the other is started. I am much happier! I do enjoy the longer circular needle to 4 dpns also.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A day of ups and downs

Today was a beautiful sunny day and I actually got to see a little bit only because Mr80grit's car had to have the water pump replaced. It died this morning so I left work to pick him up at the garage so that he could go back to work. On my way there I found out that a good friend of ours had died last night after months of pancreatic cancer. I was a relief to know that he has gone home but I will miss him dearly until I see him again. He was in his 80's and had been married a very long time to his beautiful wife. Every Sunday he wore a suit with a Flag pin. He was quick with a smile and a big hug.

This evening we were at one of the local grocery stores and ran into another older couple from church who were also good friends with Mr L. It was just what I needed. They always keep us on our toes. They are very fun and energetic! We had a ton of fun there at the store before we parted.

Then back to the restaurant that we have been eating at everyday but Sunday since last Friday. For more see here. We have sat in the 'bar' area at this restaurant each night and so the bartender has been our server. We have gotten to know him well and that has made the night very enjoyable. It is Mr80grit and I's unwritten rule that we try to make sure that our server no matter where we are has as much fun as we do. We usually don't go back anywhere that the servers are grumpy.

Work has been crummy recently and it makes me look forward to my new job even more. But things at old work should be calming down in two areas by the end of this week. So I am really looking forward to the weekend. Oh yeah- it is suppose to snow this weekend. Like always hoping for six feet (probably not the best thing to say today) oh feet?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Christmas Tree

Mr80grit and I set up our new Christmas tree yesterday after a wonderful afternoon nap. It is a fiber optic one and it is really pretty.

I made mini socks for our advent calendar this year and after we take out the goody we are now putting the sock on the tree.

Sometimes just laying them on the branch.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Christmas Meme

I grabbed this meme from Bea and added pictures I took on my way home. I am still fighting that awful cold but this was fun!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Usually wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial?
This year it is a artificial as we are putting in our bedroom which is cat free (helps with sleeping). It is a fiber optic one. But love the real ones.
3. When do you put up the tree?
As soon as we clean the corner in the bedroom, probably this weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down?
End of January or Valentines (we are that lazy)
5. Do you like eggnog?
Yes! We have a local dairy that makes it almost as good as our mom's. Both mom make different but good eggnog.
6. Favorite gift received as a
Toss up between my Winnie the Pooh at age 3 or the Snoopy at age 7.

7. Hardest people to buy for?
8. Easiest person to buy for?
My mom
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, it is one that my mom's mom made years ago. That is the main one. My mom has a collection of Nativity scenes and so do I.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mainly Mail them and then also send eCards to the same people.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A bright yellow sweater- looked like big bird.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Mumpet's Christmas Carole and White Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
All year long
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, but I was very sure that they didn't know each other.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Cherry Candy Canes.

16. Lights on the tree?
Yes, but only if Isabelle can't get to the tree as she eats the wires.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
What Child is this? Do you hear what I hear? Silent Night
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Stay in town, both sets of in laws live in Salt Lake Valley. But one year I would mind being at Disneyland, Disneyworld or on a cruise for Christmas.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Yes, but the cold medicine is messing with my brain.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Angel normal but sometimes a star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Both. Christmas eve at my mom's. Christmas Day at his mom's.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
People who forget what the season is really about and become grumpy.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
Red and Gold or Blue and Silver or Maroon with silver or gold, but normal just Red and Green
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

T'was the third day

of an awful cold that is bringing me down. In the past when I caught a cold it would hit hard and fast but this is dragging out. Just when I feel like I have turned the corner, it comes back and hits me again. Yuck! I can't stand feeling like I am in a tunnel. I can't hardly hear anything and can't keep a thought in my head for nuthin'. At least my co-workers are getting a chuckle at all this. So needless to say no knitting is being accomplished this week. I am off to bed to try to sleep this off! Maybe it will snow so at least I will have something pretty to look at!