Monday, September 10, 2012

In again...out again...Finnagin

In my house...and out again!
I've been doing a lot of suitcase stuffing, lately!  I just got back
Saturday afternoon from Scottsdale, AZ after being there for a
week "supervising and taxi-ing" 6 kids from 6 years to 21 years.
...yep, and you could say "it was TAXING to this old grandma"
It was fun...tho!
This was the calendar for where and when everyone needed to be...
a few extra things got added that weren't written in. 

This Pioneer "gal" (gps) was a great help, once I learned how she worked.
But, I couldn't have done without the Elijah and Zoey navigators who
gave me up to the minute guidance. 
I did get a few splashes in their backyard pool...this is Marz an me
with feet splashes.  Sorry, I didn't want to scare you with any pictures
of me in my suit-splashes. =P
Early morning/before school (6:30am) seminary for the teens...
Some last-minute shoe tying of the littles... before hopping out
to go to school.
Before bed snacks...
I visited several knit stores in the area.  This was one of my favorites...
Jessica Knits.   It was cozy inside...with  LOTS of fun yarns.  Very
friendly service too!
And...look at this WONDERFUL array of books!  There was a comfy chair
and couch to sit in while deciding what book(s) to choose.  Just to the right of
of the chair
was another area with a large 6 chair table for sitting and knitting. 
Yep, I started another sock project.  This one is to be toe-up using
Judy's Magic cast on. 
(ok...don't ask how many socks I've actually finished...)
Every knit store that I did visit had these labels on each shelf/section
of different yarn.  It would tell the type of yarn and it's weight.  But,
Jessica Knits also had the price, yardage and content of the yarn.  This
way the customer doesn't have to take a ball of yarn out to read the labels.
I found this to save lots of time...and I'm sure that it kept the balls of yarn
and the labels in NEW condition. 
I didn't have much time to knit while in Scottsdale.  I was in the car
driving LOTS.  And, when at home...I was working to keep them (and dogs) fed,
 keep things tidied up and keep the peace.  =)
This Wednesday night DH and I will be on the 
"red-eye" flight to New York to visit 2 daughters and
2 grandboys. I'm hoping to knit a bit, if there is some down time...but,
 who knows??...down-time could equal rest/veg time
One of the days we are in New York, DH and I will be going to a
Yankee baseball game.  Some really nice seats were bought for DH
for Father's Day/B-day/Christmas 2012.
We will be in NY for a week...then, DH flies home to Salt Lake City,
and I fly direct to Portland.  I will be going to another Fiber festival...


Linda said...

I've been doing the same thing as you! I just got back and think I'm here to stay for a little while! Grandkids are wonderful! I had to laugh at your pool comment. I got in my son's pool with the 5 year old grandson and he laughed at my swimsuit because it had a skirt! "Nana, you can't wear a dress in the pool!" Oh, well. He's not going to see me in a bikini!

Olga said...

Sounds like a whirlwind. It can be so much fun to visit grand kids, but it is always, always fun to visit yarn shops.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I once lived in AZ and loved going to the Scottsdale area to shop--as well as to visit quilt stores in the area. I really miss all those opportunities (despite the fact that I have plenty of fabric).
Enjoy your flight and having a wonderful time in NY.

Chatty Crone said...

I have done no traveling at all this summer - but my summer is gone - what did I do?

You look like you had a wonderful time.

I received a beautiful book from you today as winner of your give away - thank you so much.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

sounds like you are having a wonderful time! And good for you! Thanks for sharing your "itinerary" with us and enjoy your family time!

Sarah Craig said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading what you've been up to - but it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Enjoy NYC for me - check out the fabric stores if you haven't done it before. Just remember, the smaller and darker the store, the better the prices!

Love Of Quilts said...

What a wonderful time you much be having, enjoy it while you can its only once in a life time.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You sure do get around don't you? Good for you....I hope the fun just doesn't stop :)


renae said...

I sincerely admire your stamina. O to be young again.

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Michele said...

Wow you sure have been busy. I hope you really enjoy your time in my fair state.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy my dear!!

Barb N said...

How fun to get to spend time with your kids and grandkids! I'd love to go to the Yankee's game with you guys - aside from watching the game, people watching is the best! Have fun at the fiber fest.

Barb N said...

Ah, ha! You changed your header. Fun, fun.

quiltmom anna said...

Sounds like lots of fun- nothing better than spending time with family - I am sure your grand kids loved it.
Have fun at the Fiber festival.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Annie. They keep you running, don't they? I've done that routine as well, and although it's fatiguing, it gives amazing memories. Hope you find some stitching time soon.
best, nadia

Foolish Feathers said...

Wow! You look like you have been a busy gal! You recovered from the traveling though?

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Halloween! Hope all is well with you.