Saturday, October 23, 2010

thrift finds

today was church rummage sale day.... one of the local larger moravian churches and the largest local UCC church... happy day for me
Rosetti purse for me.. Originally I thought I'd use it for the handles but I think I'll use it as a purse for a while. Spent a whopping 50¢ for it.

A tri-fold Nine west wallet that DD will take for 50¢.

Quite a few books for the oldest two children (and a later tongue lashing from the youngest that I brought him none) 50¢ each

Shot glasses for my nephew-in-law for Christmas in the shape of beer mugs.

Pampered Chef patriotic heart cookie mold $1

At the second sale:

A great hamper (ok the color is garish, but the hamper is GREAT!) I'll probably paint it

Putter practice for my brother from the kids for Christmas

Gingerbread bath soap flakes to use as a little gift

note card stationery

krups mini espresso maker $1 even if it doesn't work, it was worth the gamble

2 pearl necklaces $1 each... gonna have them checked out Monday to see if the pearls are real or not... they are heavy necklaces though. Interestingly enough, the second one has a
cool clasp.. it goes into the last pearl. You can see the entry for the clasp in the picture.

DD and I went to the thrill the world at the local Y tonight sponsored by Pennsylvania Youth Theater. Couldn't convince her to join the dancing though.. maybe next year. It was amazing the people that were dressed up!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

and the verdict is.....

strep throat.. my poor daughter. I hope we got it in time before she shares with the rest of the family.

Monday, October 04, 2010

what we've been up to

DD is sick today

Saturday was DS 2's family birthday party
Celtic Classic

mom's party

I made the cookies and breads... Wood River Village made the little yummo cheesecakes. My SIL got the cake at a local to there bakery.

I made the empanadas: spinach, corn, roquefort walnut and celery, and egg and cheese. Wood River Village made the little sandwiches (quite tasty) and the fruit and veggie trays. We all had such a great time.

Great Wolf Lodge was a blast. DH and DD had the most fun. The little boys and I got a bit waterlogged... plus I was exhausted from school. We 3 were in bed Friday night before 9. The adventurers stayed in the park until it closed. We were back in the park Sat AM when it opened. It's a fun place, but I'm not a huge fan of being wet all day. A few hours is enough for me. Then I like to be warm and dry! The weather outside was cool and rainy, much like yesterday and today!

I've actually finished a knitted project

My Socks
Pattern: from 2009 Pattern a day Knitting calendar
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight
Amount: 2 skeins
Colorway: 05 paprika
Purchased at: Joannes Fabric and Crafts
Needle: US2
Recipient: ME :)

I haven't knit a stitch since Labor Day though.... school is REALLY usurping ALL my time. I'm lucky to get 4 hours of sleep a night.

.....and a friend I found on our house

not for the faint of heart

One of my grad professors posted this on facebook and I want it in a spot I'll be able to find it easily. It's the physiology of singing and completely fascinating unless you're grossed out beware before you click play!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

happy birthday pablo

My baby turned 6 today at 12:16 PM.... it seems like yesterday that he was born!

He wanted THIS cake... told me exactly how to make it... so I had to oblige.
It was the perfect day for comfort food... after all the appetizers... veggie chili, cornbread casserole and mac and cheese... yum

off to do some school work. Yes that's where I've been... I' still alive, just no time for anything but work ... so sad!