Hey all! Holy shoot. What a year it has been so far.
I know I mentioned earlier my absence here has been due to illness. That barely even begins to describe our year so far. After I posted Xavier I was sure the next week or two I would be back up to feeling better. Boy was I wrong. At this point I am finishing up illness #8 and round 4 of antibiotics since January. Crazy, right? I am never sick. I think it has been 4 years since I was last sick. I can barely believe it, this has been one of the worst years of my life. I have decided at this point I should just call in sick for all of 2013 and try again in 2014.
Not only have I been sick, but the whole fam has been. We put Peanut in Montessori school 2 days a week beginning in the end of January so that I could hopefully get a little more done. Having a 2 year old makes getting most anything done a bit of a challenge. He had never been sick going in to Montessori and at this point I think he has had more things than I have this year. Unfortunately those illnesses have been passed to both Mr Danger and I as well. I am all for teaching the 2 year old sharing, but not this kind of sharing. I was actually getting more work done before Montessori school when we were all healthy.
So, here we are in May, Mr Danger has used up 75% of his sick time for the year already, and I am still sick. Fun times. Definitely does not make one feel like blogging, I mean, do any of you really want to hear about dr's visits, crazy technicolored snotty noses, barfing, a cranky toddler, and the latest round of antibiotics we're all on? I don't even want to hear about these things.
I have heard from many folks that the whole family gets sick for a month or two when kids go to school/daycare for the first time. But with P getting something weekly, and me bi-weekly since January, we decided to pull P from school and try again later once he is a bit bigger and has better sanitation skills (you know, like not putting everything in your mouth). Either that or he is going to be the boy in the bubble. We haven't decided which yet.
But I have to say I have missed blogging. Mr Danger surprised me with an iPad Mini as a Mothers Day gift yesterday and it has inspired me to get a post up. It is awfully handy since it is so little, which makes it easy to say, take out on the deck with me and get some words down for a post while P plays (like I am doing now). You have to use every moment you can get with an active 2 year old around!
So, I am here, I am alive, and I have a few things I am working on to share with you all. I am not moving very quickly though, I think my new motto has become, "I'll get to it when I get to it." Terrible, I know, but what do you do when you keep getting one thing after another to the point where you are not over the first thing and coming down with something else? I don't know about everyone else, but apparently I get a bad attitude.
Ok, that's all I got for now. I'll be back when the 2 year old and the sick allow.
Whaaaaaa???!!! No blog posts forever, and then 2 in ONE DAY? I know, I know. But I just had to wish my special little Peanut a very happy second birthday.
This little guy, y'all....this little guy is amazing. I have been having the best time with him recently. He is definitely 2, he throws a tantrum with the best of them, but holy cow the good moments (of which there are many, many more than tantrum-y moments) are so good it makes up for the 2-year-old moments exponentially. Look at this face! This was dinner tonight, enjoying a red velvet cake cupcake:
Here he is on his 1st birthday, experiencing a cupcake for the first time...
...and newborn in the hospital on his first day! (No cupcakes as of yet here...)
Happy Birthday Presley! We feel so thankful every day that you picked our family.
Hey all! I know, I have dissappeared off the face of the planet. I have been sick all but about 1 week since I last posted to tell you I was sick. Right now it is an ear infection that I have had for weeks and wont go away. I will tell you more later, but I am just not feeling up to posting too much yet.
I just wanted to stop in and let you know that through my over 2 month plague I do have a pattern ready to go for you. I was going to wait until I was completely back on my feet, but it has been over 6 months since my last pattern release, so I wanted to get it out to you asap.
So, that's all for now, I will get a new pattern up on Thursday morning. But for now, I am going to crawl back in my hole of sick...
I know, I know, I am a little late in my New Year wishes. I came down with the awful flu bug that is going around Saturday before New Year's and ran a fever from Saturday to Friday and finally started feeling better yesterday. So, I sort of missed the New Year, since I was in a sick-y induced fog, and am just now getting my new year's resolutions, goals and plans figured out. Actually I was filing some papers and getting my office in this house all organized over the weekend, since it hadn't happened yet since our move, and realized as I was sorting I missed an entire year and thought last year was 2011. Scary, right?
So anyway, Happy New Year every one! I hope 2013 turns into an awesome year for you all.
More blogging soon, I mean it this time.
I am sure you have all been as overwhelmed by the news of the school shooting in Connecticut on Friday as Mr Danger and I have been. Though I am trying to listen to the news as little as possible since I end up in tears every time I hear anything, from what little I do hear it sounds like every one in this country and beyond has been feeling like we do.
I was contacted over the weekend by a group on Ravelry that has started the 600 Monsters Strong project. Their goal is to get at least 600 monsters made to give to the kids affected by the shooting in Connecticut. You guys, this is amazing. They asked if I would be willing to do something to help their group by either giving away patterns or discounting a couple of my patterns. I let them pick which they wanted and they decided on a $4 discount on both my Penelope and Daphne and Delilah patterns, which makes them $2 each. So, I set up a coupon code for Ravelry, and holy cupcakes if I have not had over 600 downloads just on my 2 patterns (2 of the many, many approved options) since then. I tell you what, knitters are just the most amazing group of people. From my guess they are going to have many, many times more than 600 monsters for these kids.
If you are feeling like me and want to feel like you can do something to help out these kids and families, go check out the 600 Monsters group and get involved. You can get the discount code there (it only works on Ravelry, I am not doing it on etsy since I would have to refund each order and with so many coming in I am completely overwhelmed just with Ravelry downloads which I don't have to do anything for. Pretty much any and all questions have been asked and answered in the 600 Monsters group so go dig around there if you need something answered). Seriously, this is so amazing I can't get over it. I have pulled out my needles to get started on a couple monsters. I don't do this very often, but please if you knit, go make a monster or two to give to this amazing project. It doesn't have to be one of my patterns either, there are many free options on the approved list.
Thanks guys, you are the best!