Yes, yes... I know. I am the single WORST blogger in the history of bloggers. It's been almost a month since I even logged on to my dashboard. Blogging is serious business apparently and I am much too scatterbrained and busy to remember to post daily. I am envious of the ladies who find the time to post on the regular. I always have the best intentions, but life ALWAYS comes first.
As you know, lately we've been dealing with a whole Mack truckload of life. Every weekend it's been a football game and/or a marching band competition. Last weekend saw us getting up at 1:45am to have our son to the high school by 2:45am for dress and head out for state semifinals and finals.
Getting up at 1:45am wasn't even the worst of what we had to go through. We were the first band to perform. It was 32F degrees (wind chill of 22F degrees), snowing, the field was slippery and wet, and the wind was blowing about 20mph for the entire day. Some students instruments had to be unfrozen from their hands. Skin was lost. The poor color guard girls were wearing what amounted to tissue paper. It was the most ridiculous conditions I have ever seen and I am still dumbfounded that the officials of the KMEA allowed the contest to continue.
I've been reading trying to make sure I hit my goal of 25 books for the year. I attempted a book that I read some great reviews about, but seriously.... all the nopes. I only managed to get about 100 pages in. It was just a difficult read and couldn't hold my interest.
When I wasn't reading, I was (and still am) working on a Margot & Iris Tunic for Ro. It is almost complete. I only have 4 rows on one arm and the other arm to finish. I'll need to get on this quick as I have some yarn coming in the mail for six projects I want to get done for Christmas. Yes, I know this is rather ambitious. Do not rain on my parade.
Did I also mention that we ripped up all the carpet from our living room? Yes, we did that. No, it doesn't look good. The beautiful hardwood is under there, but the previous carpet before the one we ripped up ... *sigh* ... well, it was GLUED DOWN. So we have a bunch of funky old glue and glued down padding just chillin'.