February LTP!

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 5:43pm

Congrats to Karyn, our first winner of 2013! Anyone else besides me forget it was the last night of the month? ;)

Here's your cool blinkie, Karyn. (If you're still having issues setting your preferences, send me a private message (or email becca_carter@yahoo.ca) and I'll see if I can walk you through it. I'm finally error-free on that side of things, so I want to help everyone out if they need it!)

Now on to February! Whoever posts last before midnight Eastern on the 28th will be our next winner!

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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 11:37pm
We were away for the afternoon, seeing the ILs since MIL's birthday was on Wednesday. I really should have taken my knitting out of my purse, but instead I just sat around chatting and watching the boys play. I also ate too many cookies since it's hard to say No to the ILs! Supper at McDonald's because we would be late coming home anyway. (Tim was really excited to get a toy with supper, hee hee.)

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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 11:30pm
Hi! Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 7:32am
I just popped in quick to say hi. Now I must go feed my poor furbabies before they glare holes into the back of my head. ;) Have a nice weekend!


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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 7:31am

Congratulations Karyn!


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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 6:18pm
You know the weather is milder when the cat wants outside for hours at a time. Lately he perches on top of the car and just watches what's going on in the neighbourhood. Very cute!

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 6:16pm
Not much else happening with us today. I finally found the fibre tablets the pediatrician recommends for Tim - we've used them since mid-November but it's been harder and harder to locate them, so I grabbed all three large bottles on the shelf at the last grocery store I checked. Now we're stocked up for a while and I might remember to use them as well - one gram of fibre per chewable tablet is an easy way to add to the dietary intake.

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 6:14pm
Hubby's getting a new camera, so he sold his old one and I sent it off today to a buyer in Connecticut, who will hopefully be as happy with his purchase as Hubby with the newer model. :)

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 6:12pm
Ben had a speech assessment this morning with our local therapist, the same one who was so great with Tim (plus she was one of my fellow students in the introductory sign language course in the fall). She'll call us to set up one-on-one sessions in April. He's not having trouble making any of the sounds he should know, just seems to be unsure what words should have the ones she calls "noisy sounds." We'll work with him at home and maybe he'll learn enough in the two months that he won't need therapy. If he does, we know that we have an excellent teacher for him. ;)

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 5:59pm

Angie, no library books for me on Wednesday, just kids' books. The one I like from this bunch has two Beatrix Potter stories in one book and a CD included. This edition must have come out around the same time as the movie Miss Potter (which I liked) since it's the main actors of the movie narrating the stories. The other books are just so-so in my opinion but the boys seem to like them.

I did return Private Justice on Tuesday, at the city library. I found the rest of that series at the same time, so I have Shadow of Doubt now and will see if I can wait until I finish a couple more on my unwritten to-read list. If not, it will get back to the library that much sooner and I'll grab the third!

I grabbed a free Kindle book recently that's about Tunisian crochet. I thought that sounded pretty neat, to be able to achieve the look with a different method. I haven't converted the book file to ePub yet for my Nook, but it's nice to have it. Now I also know I can check YouTube to see how it's done, not just read about it. (Like sign language, I think stitching is best taught visually!)

Hope you had a great Friday with all the things in your schedule. Give those horses some love for me next time, 'kay? :) (I watched one of the Flicka movies while I was sick last week and it reminded me how much I love watching horses. I should pay attention for equestrian competitions on TV like my mum does...)

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 5:49pm

Karyn, I just started knitting on Monday. I've wanted to learn for a while, especially when I began crochet and thought a single hook was unbalanced and knitting with two needles sounded better in my mind. (I'm weird, just go with it.)

I'm really enjoying it so far, though the first evening was frustrating. Kinda like the first crochet lesson where I just couldn't seem to get it. By the next day, knitting made sense. I did have to take apart the work from the second night because there were careless stitches leading to larger and larger rows, but videos and tips online were helpful again. Now I think I could tackle crochet in a smarter way, too. ;)

I'll probably need longer needles for a scarf project, but I guess the small ones are good for smaller projects, so that's why there's such a variety in sizes available? It would be fun to make baby hats at some point. Maybe I could be one of those talented ladies who make those items and donate them to the local hospital! Other than that, I'm hoping for some practical items for myself and gifts for others. Hopefully most of the potential recipients would appreciate homemade as much as I do. :)

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