Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My fun... well.. I got the idea that I should maybe try the car seat in the car to see how it sits.... or fits for that matter. And my answer..... sh**.... it really doesn't fit all that well. Now one would think.. that the manufacturer of such a car when putting in the L.A.T.C.H. system would have thought about car seats and how they would fit? Family vehicle? It is like a mini, minivan... I don't get why the seat doesn't fit. So now... the challenge of return and exchange!!!! ooh the fun!! at least I didn't register it or throw out the box!!! And hopefully, pick #2 will fit. So, any of you expecting a new bundle.. try your car seat in the car.. before! yes before you go to bring baby home!!!! no last minute surprises that way! (I know mine wasn't last minute surprise... but we had to wait a month for this one to come from Sears catalogue order... not looking forward to another month wait... will have to see what happens there.) And I will admit.. it isn't all the cars fault either... the car seat is rather large in size... so I would say 50/50 blame...
Some days ya just think you should have given up on fuel economy and bought a minivan... but it makes me shudder at the thought.... (no offence intended for all you minivan mom's, I just make a lot of miles as you figure from reading my blog... and shudder at putting the fuel in a minivan)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here is the original damage pic. Ouch eh?
Here we had 4 sheets out of the bin.... 2 in the bottom ring.. and 2 one ring up. If you look close you can see a bit of sag on the poor bin from having 1/3 of those to rings out... glad it wasn't windier in the yard!
All done up... very little difference in shine.... Looks good.. at least I think so...
And the full pic. Happy bin!
Now.. this is the baby hat I made.. yesterday and this morning...
I would have finished it last night.. had I used my brain a little more and figured out the changes I had to make for knitting in the round before I started the crown decrease! I had to frog it back a bit and restart my decrease... It was not pretty!!!
I do think the finished product of the hat turned out nice anyways.... I think I will make one ribbed now... shorter maybe... this one seems very long... I am pondering what I want to do... :D
And below is the baby wash cloths I did while in Outlook and finished the second here at home.. but for the most part that was what I accomplished while we were away doing bins! LOL Those and the blue boucle sweater I guess....
This is the Car seat I picked up yesterday.... Very nice. Seems nice and light(for the sheer size of it). This should last baby the first full year... 5-30lbs instead of the rest of them that seem to come in at 5-22lbs... It's a good size anyways... I had to pull it out of the box and read the directions... and all that. Should be easy to install in the car.. or truck. (we are planning to stick to one base, as it seems it will be very easy to switch it from one vehicle to the other, and most travels will be in the car anyways!). I do want to put it in the car and see how it sits and everything, I also want to wash the cover..... It says to machine wash and hang dry.. so Mom.. here I come again! LOL I didn't realize it was also.. one of the new ones that is rated somehow for side impact. And it is good until December of 2014. So we have a few years to decide on the next baby :P
Well, that is it for now.. will keep you posted on any other excitement around here... I don't expect too much though!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today we got our car seat! I am very excited about that. It came from Sears catalogue. The girl carried it out to the car for me... so sweet! I was going to leave it for hubby to bring in... but, I wanted to see it. I wanted to know what it looked like, what the liner felt like. How heavy it was. All that good stuff. No pics of it yet.. will do them later. I like it. I hope hubby likes it when he sees it too! Now the only question is... do we get the second base for it? will see what happens when hubby gets home.
I have started a baby hat.. I should finish it sometime tonight.. I think.. if not tomorrow. Then I will have a crafty knit something for you to see!!! Now, isn't that exciting? LOL
I am back to my hat. Catch you all later!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
catch ya later!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
So that is one thing down... beets and carrots to go...
Been a crazy week... sorry to have neglected you all... However many you all are?
Monday I ran for parts(specifically - combine belts). I think our old girl said it was time to redo the whole belt system this year... hard to believe there would be any more different belts that we haven't changed. But apparently there is one or two... Monday, I had to go to the city because I had an appointment Tuesday morning... Well, I ran for parts in the morning... and actually got on the road... around 3 or 4 pm... then stopped at a friends... and it was to be a short quick cup of tea... LOL this friend knows who she is.... and it ended up being 3 hours!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! so much for a short stop, quick cup. :D That's ok though, we hadn't seen each other in person for a long time!!! So, I left at dusk from her place.. and got part way before I was driving in the dark... which is ok. I will say I hate the valley in the dark though... Just because there are a lot of driveways and such where deer like to stand... But anyways... I made it to the city in good time.. was there by 9. Had a rest... a visit with mom... then off to bed. Tuesday, got up went for my appointment. Then went and did the shopping I needed to get done. I got it done.. and it only took until 2pm.. sweet deal. Mom and I got to go home for a rest before supper. Then got a little visit with mom and dad in. Wednesday, I woke up with a picture in my head... will tell you about that in a minute... Anyways... Wednesday.. got up and visited with Mom for most the morning then decided I was getting a calling to check out a second hand kids store.. so we went...(I actually think it was Quiznos calling! YUMM). Mom found a pair of the cutest pink overalls... 12month size I thinks... but they roll up on the bottom so think they will get lots of wear(as long as our tech was right!). She also got a top to go with... I didn't find anything. I told her my pull wasn't for her to buy! LOL but the overalls are adorable... Then we ran to wal-mart. There is a Bernat pattern book I would love.... because there is a cape in it I want to make for my mom once these wrists ease. I really liked the cape and so did she when I showed her the pic. No luck. So, then off to Quiznos for lunch. Damn they make a good sandwich there!!! After lunch I took mom home. Then I headed for home. Stopped at Southey's Flaman dealer to ask a few questions and then headed the rest of the way home...I was to call mom when I got home.. funny thing was, I got in the door and got my bum to the toilet seat and the phone was ringing. Hubby needed a belt... so, off I ran. (forgot to call) Out to the farm with the belt.. out to the field.. stayed to visit a couple while he fixed.. then off I went. When I got home... I called mom...she wasn't panicked so... all was good. Thursday, I went to the farm. Drove them from one field to the other so they could move equipment. Then made lunch for us. Then I went to Wadena to deal with a few things... Samples, belt return, groceries and a quick stop to the bank. Then I got a call he needed a bearing... but ended up he ran for it. I came home from Wadena, had a rest then did up my dishes... peeled a whack of cucumbers.. then ground them in the meat grinder... then ground the onions that had been in my fridge.. since... Monday? or Sunday? can't remember... but long enough! So, I was dead tired... then made supper for Hubby and I, we had a shower and into bed. Long day!!! And today.. dishes are awaiting in the sink.... jars are waiting on the stove to be washed...grindings are awaiting draining...and canning into relish.. all good!
But this picture, I had a picture of the cutest little girl, hair in pigtails, dressed in overalls, dirty like she had been helping Daddy and holding a wrench that was almost as long as she was tall..... funniest part is I can completely see it happening..... She would have been Late 2's to 3 years old. Too cute!
And that's it... might let ya know how the relish goes later!! LOL
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So, what to do. I peeled my onions last night for relish.. I need to run them and the cucumbers through the grinder. Have yet to decide when exactly I want to do that.. If I do it today.. then I am making relish tomorrow. If parts are needed tomorrow..then relish wont get done and it will sit far longer than overnight.... as I have to be in the city for Tuesday A.M. Crazy life I know. I have beets, carrots and cabbage to deal with too... But do I tackle something there or do I clean out the baby room a bit more... so I have the stuff ready to go to the city with?
Don't know.. do know I need some breakfast... catch you all later!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Cabbage.. I was going to shred it today and I lost my get up and go after the chard.... Beautiful red potatoes.... ooh they are nice! And the tomatoes there behind are for My sis... my MIL sent them for me to take to the city for My sis.
Onions... oooh I forgot to put them out when the sun came around today.. dammit.. I meant for them to dry some... I guess we can hope for tomorrow!! And Pickling cucumbers... that will be relish within the next couple days!
Eating Cucumbers and Zucchini. Not too many monster Zuchs this year.. but they are still a really good size!!! Need to bake some cake!!!
Last but not least... Spaghetti Squash. Yummy... We didn't manage any acorn squash but I think we planted it too late in the season... next year they are getting planted earlier! And the corn... was too long and spindly. It did not produce a good ear. The ear looked good and the corn on it nice but it did not ripen.. again planted too late in the season I think.. and too much time for the corn in the green house.
Well, I thought I should do an inventory and see just what exactly I have for your darling baby.
So here it is so that you know too!
1 large fuzzy blanket
1 small fuzzy blanket
2 flannel receiving blankets
5 knitted receiving blankets
5 onesies - snaps down the front
1 pink & white osh kosh overall
1 gap hoodie
1 pink knit (fleece) overall set
3 onesies - snaps down front
1 onesie - no snaps down front
4 denim overalls
3 denim overalls
1 onesie - no snaps down front
1 denim dress
2 denim overalls
2 onesies - no snaps down front
3 piece tigger jogging set
1 onesie with snaps down front
1 short sleeve t-shirt
1 red fleece tigger overall
1 red/navy fleece tigger overall
5 short sleeve onesies - no snaps down front
1 denim overall
Please Note: Above numbers are subject to change at any time! lol
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Diaper bag, Loved it, thought it was very cute, very gender neutral.. (so Daddy can carry it too if need be).
Hooded towel and diaper change pad(nice soft one) and wash cloths to match..
Part of Daddy's first baby buy.... the socks are too cute.
T-shirt knit receiving blankets. I am going to make some flannel ones yet too but these will be so nice for wrapping baby up snug.
Diaper shirts.. think I should have gotten ones with the snaps down the front too but... will have a few of each. (Grandma's been shopping too)
Little nightie sleepers... good for kicking and changing diapers... Think I might like these.. but will see what happens...
And my cute, neutral outfit. Hat, bib, sleeper, footed pants and diaper shirt... very cute...
And that is about it... Grandma has shopped a bit more.... Lots of overalls and diaper shirts and a couple blankets and that.... LOL
-laundry(started and just need to put some away and carry one changing loads)
-Dishes(water is run, just need to finish breakfast)
-Sort out yarn/fabric to rubbermaid's
-Sort out Christmas sewing
-Clean up the above mentioned room for baby
-Clean out my closet
-Restore order to my drop and run home
-Sort the baby stuff I have made
-Knit, crochet or sew some baby things....
There are a few more but that is about all I can think of at the moment....
Oh, Sorry you didn't get any finished pictures of the bins... I would have loved to have a pic of all the bins we did... but.... LOL.. they were disappearing as fast as we could put them up! Which is all good..but the yard did look some how empty by the time we left... all that work and nothing to show... LOL! Except the farmers had their bins and would be happier!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Anyways, good to be home and I will be trying to get things ready for baby... so, if any of you are interested might be some pics come through of this or that. I haven't been knitting or crocheting much.. my wrists are temperamental(one day I wake they aren't so bad, next day I need my hubby to do up and undo my bra!). So, I have a whole washcloth and a half knit to show for my whole summer.
How did the rest of you do for crafting through the summer? Now that it feels more fallish... at least around here... How was your summer? Did you spent it at the lake? Doing home reno's? Crafting quietly in a favorite spot? Gardening? How did your garden turn out?
I have yet to get into my garden.... sounds like out of my 12 cabbage I am getting 2 giant ones...onions need to be pulled.. I haven't looked but I think my acorn squash was too late into the ground... my corn fell over because the stocks were week... and I guess we shall see what the rest has done once we get out there.
Talk to you all later!