Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And that is that as they say.

I'm bowing out of TDF2012. I just can't deal with it right now on top of everything else. Still I hope everyone has as much fun as I did last year.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Because I've not talked about him before...

..but I'm just as proud of him as my other kids, my oldest (26), wrote another song. He's posted it so go have a listen and let him know what you think of it. Even if you're not a fan of the show I think it's a beautiful song.


(His wife did the artwork)

Monday, June 18, 2012

A reason to celebrate

Andy, the middle one and 17, got a summer internship with the library today. He's been volunteering there for several months now and was recommended for the job by his boss. This is some very good news in the midst of the panic we are feeling at being unemployed for four straight months now. We seriously have been cutting back just to stay afloat. $120 a month for food and paper goods for a family of four with pets is not a simple thing to deal with, so tonight we dine on a couple $5 pizza's from Little Caesar's (at least I hope they are no more than that with walk in), a soda and ice cream for dessert. Tonight we eat like KINGS! Well, maybe not kings, but when you've been eating like we have these past few months, it feels like a royal meal.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

I'm trying really hard to get my heart set on tdf this year. It's hard though with all the stuff that's happened and is still happening around here.

Teams joined: SHERlocked, Into the Whirled, Tardis, Stashbusters, and Peloton. I might join Hopelessly Overcommitted but it seems to me that by the time you get to the point you should join that one you are all ready doing to much in everything else.

Spinning: ITW's Doctor Who series. Snow Angles with an Ood x2, Mercy Hartigane, Bigger on the Inside, and Children of Time. Also, Pickin and Spinnin's Doctorin' Up the Tardis. Some undyed baby alpaca for "John's Sweater."

Goals: To spin and post every day.

Training: I have GOT to get the kids year end portfolios completed and sent out before the 30th of this month.
Organize my stash and figure out what I want to spin.
Decide on what teams I'll be spinning for.
Pre draft fiber before it gets too bloody hot to do it.

Mix and freeze: 28 batches of bread, 4 batches of rolls, 6 batches pie crust, 3 batches granola bars, 2 batches cookies, and 4 batches of pizza dough to freeze. Baggie up: 4 batches muffin mixes, 4 batches 'hamburger helper' mixes, and 2 cake mixes. Plan 93 meals and pre-make anything I can that I haven't all ready thought of so I'll have as little food prep going on in July as I can.

Get the house in a state of cleanliness that would let me ignore it, for the most part, for the month. Yikes!

Plan viewing list:
Sherlock series 1 and 2 (re-watch)
Sherlock Holmes movies 1 and 2 (re-watch)
My Little Pony (gods help me)
River Monsters (re-watch)
What ever Agatha Chrisie movies are on netflix (re-watch)
Stargate SG-1 (re-watch)
Stargate Atlantis (re-watch)
Doctor Who- last season (re-watch)
Doctor horrible (re-watch)
Living planet series
Serenity/firefly (re-watch)
Star Wars trilogy (originals) (re-watch)
Star Trek (original) (re-watch)


Find some interest in doing any of the above.