The one where we step

outside the box a little today.  We went to Mass with Babydaddy and Babymama and Harper this morning.  Been a long time since I sat through a service and I got a little squirmy, but my heart felt nourished, it was good.  We had lunch with Babymama and Babydaddy, not so relaxing, Harper wasn’t a happy camper for most of the time, but it didn’t help that the service was soooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  Two hours from the time we sat down to the time we settled up our check.  Usually, Mr. Iknead and I would have been history had we been by ourselves, but when you’re with a group, it’s more difficult.  At least I was on my best behavior and didn’t get too bent out of shape.  Maybe the Mass was working or something.

Here’s the official first half of the Leaf Lace Socks and the beginning of the second:ial

I have no idea why I can’t rotate these pics, but in the grand scheme of things, meh.

Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.  Proverb found in many cultures



The one where I’m sure that everyone

is suffering from an overdose of my precious granddaughters, but here’s one I couldn’t not share.


How sweet is her tutu?  It was a baby shower gift and of course, I had to reverse engineer it immediately and am planning a run to Hobby Lobby to procure materials for it, for a pearl and twine bracelet I saw on Pinterest, with a quick run down the yarn aisle just to see if anything new is there, then then maybe a basket or three, and don’t forget to look for sheep related doodads and ……………….. you get the picture, don’t you.  Yes, I do love Hobby Lobby, why oh why would you ask?

Mr. Iknead and I are back home from our field trip to DeQueen and thankfully have finished the packing and moving of my mom and dad’s things since their house has been sold and we are to close on 05/02.  Other than a small meltdown Tuesday morning with some tears and sniffling every once in a while, it went very smoothly and wasn’t at all as traumatic as I thought it would be.  I think though that I really started letting go when Daddy died last July, home is supposed to be where your loved ones are and after he passed away, well, it just didn’t feel like home.  We moved my mom here to Little Rock last August so there really hasn’t been anything keeping me rooted to my hometown for quite a while.

I have no new Susannah pictures at the moment, guess I’ll have to check Lindsey’s facebook to get some new ones.  Have I mentioned that she’s talking up a storm and that she repeats everything she hears?  When she says Bebe (that’s what she calls me), I crumble.  Her second birthday is coming up May 15, can’t believe it’s been two years and now we’re looking forward to October for her new brother or sister.  My life is excellent!

The most important question in the world is, “Why is the child crying?”  Alice Walker



The one where we finished with the old house


We finally finished going through the old house and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.

Here’s a new pic of Harper. Isn’t she beautiful ?
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By words the mind is winged Aristophanes



The one where I reached grandma

nirvana these past few days.  Mr. Iknead and I had both our grandbabies over the weekend.  The Papoose is fascinated with Baby Harper; she was very nurturing (for an almost two year old), wanted to hold her and help change her, it was really sweet.  Now, how it’s going to be when her new brother or sister comes along in October we don’t know, hopefully she’ll be at least a little accustomed to having a baby around.

Do I have the most precious babies on the planet?

We are truly blessed!

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.  Paul McCartney



The one where I’m back

at work after being off sick for two weeks. I’ve never, ever been away from work for this long, except for maternity leave many, many, many moons ago. Overall, I’m glad to be back, I mean, really, how much Martha Stewart and Paula Deen can one take? The cause of this unintentional “vacation” was a bad flare of my ischemic colitis, the worst ever. This has been a chronic thing for me, but it’s becoming more and more difficult for me to manage and it’s been taking me a lot longer to bounce back when I do have an attack. But, I’m feeling better, am back at work, and am going to try to take an easy walk when I get home. Looking forward to that.

A couple of hours later….I got an easy 45 minute walk in after work, it felt terrific. I think I’m hooked on endorphins, I can definitely tell a difference in my mood/attitude for the better when I get some exercise.

Here’s a look at my two precious baby girls together for the first time –

Susannah and Harper getting acquainted. This picture makes my heart sing.
Kind words do not cost much. the never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their on image on men’s souls and a beautiful imjage it is. Blaise Pascal

The one where the baby watch

To say that the past week has been over the top excitement wise would be putting it lightly. Baby Harper arrived
At 3:30 pm Thursday, 3-29-11, weighing in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 1/2 in. She gave us quite a scare, dropping her heart rate and was delivered thru emergency c-section. Beautiful and pink and screaming her head off. Baby mama and baby are fine, learning their way around breast feeding and learning the magic of sleep for baby mama and baby daddy. So, it’s all good, right?

Now the second part of the excitement:
Saturday morning, I had a severe flare of an old problem. I have ischemic colitis and got really sick really fast so I got an up close and personal view of the inside of an ambulance. I’m in the hospital still, on full colon rest (for the uninitiated, that means nothing to eat or drink – 5 days now) but the good news is that I get to keep me colon for now. Like I said – it’s all good!

Sorry no baby pics, posting from my iPhone. I’ll get baby daddy to post when he comes to see me today.

It’s all good.