Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snowed in!

It has been so long since we've had a good old fashioned snow day. We were suppose to be at a hockey game about an hour north but the school has cancelled and so here we sit. All but 1 of us is still in their pajamas and we're watching lots of television in front of the fireplace. Tom decided it was a good day to go ice fishing with a friend so he'll be spending the night there. I don't need to worry about him getting home in the dark during an official blizzard.

I'm off to get another cup of hot chocolate and watch the snow pile up on the back deck as the wind whips around. Have a great weekend everyone!

Quick Gifts?

I made 2 sets of Annette's Bulky Mittens for gifts for Jim to take to school. They are YUMMY! One pair is chocolate and pink and the other is black and grey. They are made with Ella Rae Kamelsoft (75% Merino Wool and 25% Camel) and Classic Elite Fresco (Alpaca). So soft and warm! Now I need to cast on a pair for me!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let the games begin...

As is normal for hockey season, other things tend to slow down. Sorry I haven't posted lately but I've been having so darn much fun with hockey this year.

Chris and Tom are BOTH playing for the high school JV and Varsity teams this year which has been an incredible change for us parents. The school bus takes them to and from practice every day after school. When they have "early" practice, they get home at the same time as me... "late" practice means they are home by 7. We actually have entire evenings together! There's time for homework, television/knitting and just general hanging out. It is wonderful! Of course as wonderful as this sounds, keep in mind that games are twice a week so Tuesday's and Friday's we are watching our favorite hockey players in games that get us home anywhere between 10 pm and midnight. Uff-da ;-) The boys arrive home 45-60 minutes later after heading to their locker room to put away their gear and then bus back to the high school

Have I mentioned another great part of HS hockey? They have a locker room - all their smelly gear stays at the RINK! Aaaaaaah