Monday, August 30, 2004

busy, busy, busy!

It has been a really busy three days!! Saturday at work sucked. I took care of a 22 year old girl who ended up dying (MVA). It can be so depressing, the things I see at work.
Sunday was OK, busy but better than Sat. When I got home, my family asked me how work was. My son asked "Did anyone die today?" Hubby started laughing and said that not too many kids can ask their mom that. Strange.

Homeschooling today- again arguing about math! Continued reading about the apache indians. Music consisted of Luc playing his dad's violin. We went to the music store to look at 3/4 violins and found out about lessons. I very longingly strummed the cello. I can't wait until someday I can take cello. I joked with hubby that we could be a quartet, with him & L playing violin, me cello, we will just have to get little baba to decide he likes the viola!!

Have gotten lots of knitting done over last three days- finished the bag part of the booga bag, just started the i cord tonight after the girls at knitty helped me figure it out!! Also most of the way done with the christmas present I am working on.

Finally got to take a visit to the LYS. I treated myself to 2 small skeins of self patterning sock yarn. I was wanting to try out a pair of socks and that yarn was just begging me to take it home and turn it into a beautiful pair of socks to be treasured!

Sunday morning, on the way to work, I saw the cutest little deer standing on the side of the road, just standing still, looking out at the road (towards me?) He was just beautiful and made me feel so happy~


Friday, August 27, 2004

bluebird

Well, I spent today at the hospital for a conference on intentional pediatric trauma. It was very informative but also very depressing! So, enough about that!

I got a lot of knitting done today- the bottom of my booga bag, and half of a Christmas present. I was really excited with my progress, so I had to stop on the way home from work and buy a few more skeins of yarn. I am going to knit a gray scarf for one of the snipers in the "sniper cozies" project (see zibboboisgood). I also got the yarn I originally wanted for a booga bag, but at the time they didn't have 3 skeins in the saye lot.

On the way home I got stopped in traffic for a few minutes and got to watch a little bluebird couple flying around playing. I always love it when I see bluebirds- it always feels like a little special blessing from God!!

I am feeling lately like I have an auditory sensory overload. It seems there is never just quiet. Of course a lot of that has to do with having two boys, but I really wish for solitude!! I read Mitten Strings For God, by Katrina Kenison, and Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh both tihs year. They are both books about simplifying your life and finding solitude. Something that I very much crave at this point in my life!!

I am going to try to figure out how to get pics onto this blog next week. Bear with me until I figure this stuff out!! Patti

Thursday, August 26, 2004

new!

Well, I am pretty new at all this internet stuff! But I thought I would try out a blog. Here goes!

My name is Patti, I am 34 years old, married to the greatest man on earth and mother of two terriffic boys! I am an operating room nurse by occupation. I love to read, scrapbook, knit, sew... I guess I am very into the domestic arts. Which is funny because I don't have a home right now! I am in the process of having a house built. So for now, my family is staying with my sister and her husband. It is very strange living with someone else and I am really looking forward to the completion of my new home, which is supposed to be done in November (end of, unfortunately!)

I am homeschooling my 10 year old son this year. This is a new venture for us, and is a bit difficult. Biggest problem is trying to keep my 1 year old occupied while we are trying to do school!

My oldest son is going to get a pet rabbit when we move into our new house, so we have joined the 4h rabbit club. It has been quite fun to learn about rabbits. We are hoping to adopt a mini rex, but will have to see who is needing a home when we are ready!