January LTP!

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January LTP!
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Tue, 01-01-2013 - 11:17am

Congrats to Angie, who won for December! Good work! (It pays to check in before going out to celebrate, hee hee.)

And so begins our chatty thread for January 2013! (Gotta type and write it to get used to the new digit at the end.) Whoever posts last before midnight Eastern on January 31st is our next winner.

Now chat away! :)

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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 4:42pm
Hooray for a delay that lets you get computer time! ;) Sometimes cancellations or late starts make for more relaxed days. That happened a couple weeks ago for preschool and then today was like a playgroup since one teacher was away. The change wasn't a bad thing to me. :)

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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 7:45pm
Ruth~glad your parents are settling in at their new place. Hope your son and grands were able to visit. Becca~So sorry to hear about the uninvited virus that came to your house. Cindy~So glad to hear that Julia's lungs are clear. Hope the potty training process continues to move forward. As for us.....we settled on my family home yesterday....yay! Now the fun of getting things completed at our rental really kicks into gear. We have been enjoying the last few warm days....windows open in January?....I love it. The kiddos have been in reading moods which I would never discourage. ;) We also spent some time at the horse rescue. Busy days....but I wouldn't trade them.

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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 7:46pm
Today included a walk to the library but was otherwise mostly a day to relax at home. Hubby didn't feel well overnight and stayed home from work to rest, so it turned out to be almost like a weekend in the middle of the week!

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 8:40am

Hi all.  Sorry I've been MIA lately.  Dh and I just got back from a quick 4 day trip to Florida to check out the little house where his parents are now wintering.  Nice temps there, 80 and sunny.  Dh and I kayaked which was great fun, went to the beach, and went to an outdoor festival.  The rest of the time I sat outside and read.  :)

Yesterday my ds flew back to Hawaii after spending almost 2 months at home so have been helping him get ready for his trip.  Now that I've cried, he's so many miles away,  I'm ready to get busy, lol.

My daughter is leaving today to visit a friend 2.5 hours away at college for the weekend.  I'm trying to finish knitting her scarf before she leaves this afternoon.

I'm still going to the chiropractor 2x a week, my back is much better, slowly improving.

My dd now goes too, her leg was hurting her, turns out she has a herniated disc...and had been playing volleyball on it!  The sports Dr had diagnosed tight hamstrings.  My Dr said if it had burst we would be talking surgery.

I've been reading a lot but way behind on my reviews here.  Hope to read back and catch up on all your news and posts here!

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 12:29pm

The Florida trip sounds like a lot of fun. I'm glad you were able to get away and that your back interfere with the kayaking opportunity. :)

I hope the busyness helps with the adjustment to having your son so far away again. Are you going to use his residence in Hawaii as an excuse for a vacation there? ;)

I'm so glad your daughter doesn't need surgery for her injury and you learned the proper treatment in time!

Happy reading and knitting!

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 12:35pm

I did a little research online last night and ended up taking apart my practice knitting to avoid the careless added stitches in practically every row. I had a similar problem when trying crochet but hadn't checked to see what was causing it. This time I'm trying to be smarter about learning a new skill. ;)

I'm not sure if my leftover yarn will be enough to make a decent-sized kitchen cloth or pot holder, but I might as well make sure I've got knit stitch down before tackling purl. Thank goodness for YouTube videos, I say!

I need to do some catch-up reading today because I stuck with computer activities and knitting yesterday, never getting my book off the nightstand to read (tsk tsk). I'm tired this morning, so if Ben refuses an offer to go to playgroup this morning, I may just curl up with my book and some tea to relax. :)

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 4:41pm
I didn't know you were knitting too! I used size 50 needles (25mm) for this scarf project, they are huge! Very easy to work with and see mistakes... also used chunky yarn and two strands together although 3-4 strands can be used, Did only knit stitch so very easy. Hope you get to relax!
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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:01am
Sorry to hear your hubby isn't feeling well, but yay for it feeling like a weekend in the middle of the week. Did you get any good books at the library?

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:05am
Sounds like a wonderful Florida trip! I love reading outside when the weather is nice. Sorry to hear your DS had to go back to Hawaii....great that he could spend almost 2 months at home. Hope you were able to get the scarf done and your dd has a great time this weekend. Whew, glad your dr. was able to diagnose your dd before it burst! Very scary. Glad you are back! :)

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:08am
yay for learning a new skill. I love knitting, but it did take me a bit to get the hang of it. I love YouTube videos too....I still use them when knitting or crocheting. I am learning Tunisian stitches now. So easy and a few stitches look like knitted stitches. Hope you can curl up with your book today!

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