Friday, May 22, 2009

Wild Friday Night

I tell you, the excitement never stops around here! This is how we are entertaining ourselves tonight!
Jim is painting my toenails! I have been asking Jim to do this for the past few years, as I have become more dependent on my reading glasses. He has always rolled his eyes and walked away. Until tonight! He still rolled his eyes, but the first coat is on and we are about to head back to the kitchen to put on the second coat. Isn't he wonderful?! And so many of you never get to see this sensitive side of Jim!!  We have a wedding to go to tomorrow and I planned to wear a pair of open toed high heeled shoes, so I wanted my toenails to be painted. The hot pink nail polish matches the pink jacket I will wear with my dressy black capri pants and a white shirt. 

Time-out: Jim is ready to do Coat #2.

I'm back and I think 2 coats will do it. Jim has survived and I think he would do it again.

I had today off from school, and got lots of errands done. Now I am ready for a long Memorial Day weekend with no real "chores". Although I'm sure we will find lots to do.

Speaking of weddings, Tucker is in a wedding this weekend. Watch future blog entries for a photo of him in a tux!

Here is a photo that Corey sent us from a small adventure that he and a few of his teammate went on. 

They are in a place called Rattlesnake Gulf, somewhere near Syracuse. For those of you who are unsure as to which one is Corey, he is the one in the middle. I think Corey may be moving into his new apartment this weekend. If you want his new address, e-mail me or leave a comment, and as soon as I know that information, I will pass it on to you. 

I haven't given you any knitting news lately, and I know that you were probably worried that I had broken my arms or something. Well, nothing is further from the truth. Instead, I've had a couple of projects in progress. I have Jim's sweater, which is all knitted, and now the  pieces just need to be sewn together and I may put that on my "Things to Do" list for this weekend. I started Tucker's sweater but decided that I needed to do a quick, easy project before I got serious about the sweater. So I went up to the Yarn Room and found some yarn that I bought in Iowa last summer while on RAGBRAI. The yarn is made from corn and it came with a pattern to make a mesh-like market bag. It was a quick and easy pattern and I have completed the knitting and now need to buy a sturdy cording to serve as the strap. I could put that purchase on my list for this weekend also and then I would have lots to show. I have gotten some knitting done on a pair of socks that I cannot even remember when I started, but I only knit on them when I want a small, easy, portable project. I knit on the second of the 2 socks while waiting for the oil in my car to be changed this morning and earlier this week at the PTA meeting. I will post photos of these projects in the near future.

I hope you have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and don't forget to pause and remember those who gave their lives for our country.

Hope all is well. Peace.

1 comment:

Brother Bob said...

Jim- what are you thinking!!!?? This is going to have serious repercussions! I've taken the easy way out and just pay for Joanie to have a pedicure! The money spent is well worth it and then SHE OWES me! For example she helped me split wood for 7 hours today! A toe-nail painting is nothing without a pedicure, according to Joanie, so save your time, effort, and if you do succumb to this act of husbandry weakness, please have the courtesy to NOT publish your valiant efforts for MY wife to see.
Thanks for sharing...NOT!!