No the title doesn't mean that I have stayed up late blogging . . . it means that its been a while since I have blogged and I don't have a good excuse either . . . haven't been sick . . . haven't been on vacation (I wish) . . . just have been plain lazy . . . so I hope that my friends and SP pals will forgive me this laspe! I promise not to make a habit of it. BTW . . . my camera is broken so no pics until I get a new one (hopefully for my b-day - hint hint hubby in case you are reading this) . . .
Before I tell you what I have been doing the last couple of weeks . . . I want to tell you about the surprise my knitting friends gave me yesterday (Sunday) . . . we had our usual CHAMPS get-together at the LYS and we were also celebrating Lynn's birthday (birthday was Oct 11 but she was out of State and this was the earliest we could all get together) . . . here we all are singing happy birthday to Lynn when those sly friends of mine also say my name also. . . boy was I surprised (I kind of forgot that my birthday is Wednesday- All Saint's Day - this is what happens when you have too much stuff going on in your life - you start losing brain cells) . . . and I not only had some yummy chocolate cake (which Julie's granddaughter Kaylee blew the candles out for we two old broads) I also got all kinds of other goodies . . . the group gave me a gift certificate to the LYS (which of course I had to use that day and still have some left to get more yarn - yahoo!) . . . Heather gave me the cutest tape measure, a set of snap hooks (for purse handles) and three skiens of white Lion's Brand Jamie Baby yarn (so I can make another cute sweater for my granddaughter-she emailed me the pattern today) and all of it was in a bag from the yarn shop "knitting arts" in Saratoga, CA (I have visited this store a number of times as it is only 10 minutes away from my favorite mother-in-law's home and LOVE IT!) . . . Devvy, the owner of the shop, also gave me a ton of yarn scraps for me to use on my scrapbooking pages (she knows us scrappers!) . . . Lynn also gave me the cutest fabric lamb orement and a coaster that says "did you say chocolate? I'm listening" which she brought back from Maine . . . I can't say it enough . . . THANK YOU GUYS!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
Now on to what I have been doing . . . which hasn't been much . . . let's see . . . at work we had an attorney from our firm sworn in as a judge . . . so we have been either completing her client's work before she left or continuing on with the matter now that she is gone . . . the last two weeks have just been exausting at work (working through lunch, staying late) . . . on the family front . . . my hubby completed the baby crib Thursday night and it is just beautiful . . . it is by far the best piece of furniture he has made yet (and he has made quit a few pieces) . . . this is a hobby that will hopefully keep him busy when he retires (I will publish pics soon) . . . the kids will be leaving Wichita on Friday (11/3) . . . Justin's last day in the Air Force is the third and they should be here by Monday (11/6) . . . weather permitting over the Rocky's (they are driving) . . . I can't wait to see and hold my granddaughter (can't wait to see my daughter either) . . . the kids are excited about coming back home . . . Justin will be attending college and Brooke will have to be the bread winner for a little while . . . and with family support they will be just fine . . . I have been busy with housework . . . practicing my songs for the christmas concert (BTW the hubby and I are singing in this year's community choir christmas concert - he sings bass and I sing alto) . . . church . . . a little scrapbooking . . . a little knitting . . . a little more scrapbooking . . . and just plain vegging out when I get the chance! I have to admit that I have been scrapbooking a lot lately (I am trying to finish up a couple of calendar gifts for family for christmas presents) . . . even though I did finally finish my first pair of socks and have almost finished a little (and I mean LITTLE) felted purse . . . just have to sew the handles on it . . . I haven't been doing much knitting . . . I will tell y'all in another blog (with pics) what I am knitting next . . . I have also been busy with the legal secretaries group I belong to (actually I am beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed) . . . . not only conducting meetings as prez . . . but attending meetings also . . . keeping members involved, etc . . . it will hopefully all calm down when the holiday's are over (ya right . . . I am such a dreamer!) . . .
So in a nut shell . . . that's what's been going on in my life lately . . . till later . . . ladybug kisses!!!!!!!