Thursday, December 27, 2007

Miscellaneous stuff

Well here it is, the 27th of December and all the packages have been opened and played with. We ventured out on the 26th to spend some gift certificates for the kids and now they are happy for the time being. Still working on my "Gingerbread Cottage" by CCN and hope to have that done, completed, finished in time for the New Year. I really want to start something with more brighter colors to it, so I'm going to go out on Saturday to my LNS and see what kind of Valentine's Day stuff they have in stock. Nothing else to report, except that Chris (DH) and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary on the 23rd. I STILL cannot believe it's been 15 years. Time has gone by so fast and I love him more now than I did when we first got married, if that's possible. I took a picture of my nieces and nephew with my kids at the in-law Christmas and hope to post that soon. The last picture of the "grandkids" was when my father-in-law took the picture and that was when Sam (my baby) was about 15-18 months old, so we were overdue for a new picture. Hopefully it has turned out alright. We desperately need a new camera, the 2.0 megapixel one is just not cutting it any longer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Stupid Ice Dams

Well 'tis the season for tons of ice and snow on our roof. Well husband did as good of a job as he could snow-raking the roof to get the snow and some of the ice off. BUT, my windows in my living room, bathroom and bedroom are leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be glad when the sun melts some of this crappy stuff off my roof!!. My husband went out over the weekend, on a ladder no less and chopped away at some of the ice and removed it. But with the thawing and refreezing of the stuff on the roof it................ well, just leaks into my house. I'm not a happy camper at this point but there is really nothing I (we) can do about it except just to keep the roof and gutters semi-ice free. But this is Wisconsin remember so the weather WILL change. Oh how I wish for either Spring to show up or move to someplace warmer........... a girl can dream, can't she??

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


The top picture is my WIP of "GingerBread Cottage" by CCN. In typical Milwaukee (or Wisconsin) fashion, we are having a snowstorm. The kids got an unexpected day off from school and are enjoying it with the neighbor kid. Nichole decided that today was a jammy kinda day so she is taking FULL advantage of it. We were supposed to get an ice storm but we will happily take the snow over ice anyday. It looks pretty but I don't want to shovel it so I'll leave that for my husband to do when he gets home from work. LOL

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Snowy Days in Milwaukee

I thought I would share a couple of pictures of the snow (so far this season) in my neighborhood. It looks so pretty but I wish it was warmer (like above freezing at least). The green house is mine. And nope, we don't have Christmas decorations on the house, no place to put them.

I'm about 1/2 done with a project called "Gingerbread Cottage" by Country Cottage Needleworks. I'm liking how it's turning out and hopefully I'll post a picture sometime over the weekend.