(originally posted 1/15/07 on blogger)
If anyone is reading this blog (or the lack of one, as it would seem), I apologize for the lack of new content. From Thanksgiving until now, our family has been really, really busy. In the middle of preparing for and celebrating the holidays, we’ve been homeschooling. My 13-year-old son is working in much more difficult classes than my 5-year-old son, so my brain is jumping back and forth from 1st grade math to Geometry; counting money & tying shoestrings to scientific notation & European history.
Then my lovely husband presented us with our Christmas gift… a vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL! So needless to say, we’ve been busy getting ready for it. We went (road trip!), we saw, we rode, we were thrilled, amazed & awe-inspired… and we had a BLAST!!! I shot approximately 1,500 pictures with my Nikon D70s and took some video too. I have a lot to go through, plus we have to get back into the homeschooling groove and our normal daily routine. However, right now, we are all quite exhausted, so we are going to use the first part of this week to rest and relax (or take a vacation from our vacation, in other words!
Knitting update: I finished the wavy scarf for Granny on time for a Christmas gift and I have pictures that I will post eventually. It ended up being two shades of purple because I didn’t check the dye lot when I bought another skein on a different day. Granny didn’t notice it, so I didn’t say anything!
I started a Lion Brand Homespun scarf for my 5-year-old which is charcoal gray with candy apple red stripes and it’s looking nice. Although, I honestly don’t know if he’ll ever need to use it with the nice weather we’ve been having all winter. Mid-60s to mid-70s most of the time! I will take pictures of my progress soon and post them. Also, during our ride down to FL (about 1,000 miles), I attempted to knit in the car, and I was successful! I had a bunch of light yellow baby yarn from Ollie’s that was a buck a skein, so I took one to FL with me and a pattern for a baby hat on size 3 & 6 straight needles. Never done a hat before… should be interesting.
I loved being in Florida, especially the gorgeous weather, flora and fauna all around, but it sure is good to be home!