Seems that 2010 has ushered in a new season of bloggless living. Most blogs I follow are very scarce with posts this year. I assume it is because most of my blogging buddies are now busy moms. Others are entering into new changes in their lives. Still I wonder if this is a sign of a bigger drop in internet blogging in general. Every movement must peak and then wane. MySpace was all the rage a few years back but is now considered the Maury Povich of social networking while Facebook is now on top... which I predict it will pop sometime very very soon. What will the next tech venture be? Is Twitter still growing? I don't know I never got into that one.
Anyhow, kids and family are what keep me busy. That and a house. We are currently trying to spruce up our yard. The previous owners left it to die in the dry summers over the past two years. There's nothing left for grass. We've even lost a few large bushes to the drought. Now we have a yard full of weeds, dead bushes and Texas oaks that need trimming. For just the basic overhaul it's $2000. I know, I obviously need to be a landscaper. The good news is that we just figured out our taxes and are getting some money back... lots of money. That First Time Homebuyers Credit never felt so good. After paying off a few things we should have the money to do the project with a few upgrades but still... damn that's a lot of money!
As for my knitting and the Ravelry Olympics I did fairly well. I finished 4 cowls out of the 7. Some took more time and concentration than I had. Right now I am working on a project that my parent's dog tried to eat just before Christmas. I have brought it back from the knitting dead and have been able to salvage just enough yarn to finish it off. Damn that Bart! I am also still working on the Beep Beep Blanket for Hunter. He just turned two yesterday. Crazy how in two years they can be so grown up. He's talking up a storm and saying different phrases. He runs like the wind and finally learned to hop with both feet in the air. This week he started to live life pacifier free and he's also working on his second week in a big boy bed with no side rail! Next month I swear the man will be driving. Out next big task is potty training. Like any good nerd I refuse to start in on the process until I've read a book on the subject. So this might not start until the summer.
The painting of the house continues, although depending on what is left over from the refund we might just break and hire out the rest of the job. I can only do so much painting before I go crazy. We really only need someone to do the hall/staircase and the guest bathroom. Everything else is fine or can wait.
Ugh. That's it for now... just wanted to check in and let you all know that we are here just busy living life. I promise to check in again soon.
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