Monday, December 31, 2007

Nanny, nanny, boo, boo

Although I think I am old enough to be their mother, when I grow up I want to be a skilled knitter like Peggy over at Chasing Bunny, to be able to spit out FOs and spin like Roseanne over at Possesed to Knit and to be able to do it all like Lori over at From the Wool Room.

So, I've started by making my own Wool Room. I've moved all my fiber, yarn, knitting/spinning books, spinning wheels and such to "my room." Which is good, because I've been on the war path, which is common for this time of year, to get the house in order and to keep it that way. Typically I am not upstairs, but now that I am Jordan is going to be forced to keep his room straight since it is the first thing I see when I come up the stairs. The stairs, Emma Belle's room and the upstairs bathroom will also follow suit. They will be cleaned and stay that way!!!!! Aaron's room is in the basement. Verily rarely do I have need to go down there, Thank God!!!! Everytime I do I alert my other family members to come searching for me if I do not return shortly. And if I don't to call the search and rescue team and alert Hazmat. The only reason I ever go into his area of the basement is to reset the wireless router when we lose the internet upstairs. This too WILL BE CLEAN. AND WILL STAY THAT WAY. If not then I'm going to clean their rooms and charge 'em $20 an hour. One way to make yarn/fiber money, huh?

Anyways, back to the subject, my Wool Room. I love it. My own little place of solitude, my haven, my respite. However, now everyone wants to come to my room to watch movies, take naps or, Good Lord, of all things ---- Communicate!!!!!

Aaron came up the other day, laid on the bed and starting to take a nap. I asked him why in the world did he do that, he could nap in his bed (germ city) or even in mine and his Daddy's bed downstairs, that I had made this room for me. He said, "But momma, it isn't that we want to do things in other rooms, we want to be near you." Even though he is 29, how does I momma refute that?

Here are various pictures of MY Wool Room including a picture of my wool closet and of my view looking out the door of the overlook into the living room. I really gotta paint the room though. Not in my color scheme.






































I'm still in Tomten Hell although, I have finished the body, the hood is complete and kitchenerd together and I'm partly though the should of one of the arms. I gotta get this thing finished!!!! Tomorrow is the first and the Spring Shawl Surprice KAL begins. It is also the beginning of A Loose Knit Group's getting a jump on Christmas/gift knitting. Although there is no deadline with that group, I am so anxious to get started I'm almost afraid that the theme for January, mittens/gloves, will take all my time. Gosh, I gotta learn to manage my time better.

Yesterday Emma Belle and I went to see Enchanted. We enjoyed it so much we want to go back. Of course, much to my surpise the orignial Elphaba - Idina Menzel, is in the movie and they showed the Wicked billboard a couple times when Gizelle and the Prince first enter Time Square. So besides really enjoying the movie I got a little "Wicked" thrill. Which, by the way, January 12th myself, Emma Belle, Sara and Emma's mother Tabitha and I are heading to Cincinnatti to see the touring group of Wicked. Yeah, when I get into something I really get into it.

On the way home Emma Belle asked me to pray with her over an issue. Then she said, "Gammy, can I pray for you?" When I said, "Sure, what are you going to pray about for me?" She stated, "That you won't be mean to Gampy and about your attitude." Ouch!!!!!! I guess my cleaning war path had spilled over. Later that night I corrected her about something and she said, "If you are going to act like that I'm not going to pray for you any more. AND when you act like that you are lying to Jesus because we prayed that you wouldn't act like that anymore." I think she may need a little instruction as to the purpose of prayer. And before you begin thinking I'm some kind of witch. I am not mean, I'm just surrounded by stupid people!!!! (Just Kidding, please keep your cards & letters to yourself.)


I'll leave you with some Emma Belle pictures. Her trying out her new Heeleys, her new guitar and with a friend, Chloe, from church.











13 comments:

Sonya said...

It sounds like you and Emma had a great time over Christmas break. I have told Tab, that it is very hard to have an extremely bright child. Tab will have to stay on her toes.

P.S. I wish I could have a wool room...

Teresa said...

Your room looks wonderful! I have parts of three different rooms which is great but I prefer when it is all in one room. Have fun.

loribird said...

What a great room - a fantastic gift to yourself (now you know you'll have to set the Clean Room example, doncha?) Congratulations on carving out your own creative space; may it serve you well in the new year!

Valerie said...

That's an awesome room! I can't wait until we get a two bedroom apartment. Grim thinks it will be a computer/gaming room, but boy is he in for a shock. -=giggle=-

Emma is too adorable. She says the cutest/wittiest things!

Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

The room is going to be great! Is that TWO spinning wheels I see??
I'm just green with envy.

Opal said...

What a grand room! I see numerous creative wonders being produced there. :)

Roseann said...

I love the pictures of Emma Belle and her friend. I especially like the pictures of your wool room. I have a room and wool all around the house, your pictures are quite motivational. I wonder how much more effecient I would be if my stash were better organized. Happy New Year!

m.o.M. said...

Your very own room! Lucky, lucky you!

Arianwen said...

I love your wool room it is really neat! I have a little room that stores all my yarn and fabric but this is the year that Oriana gets her own bedroom so I have a lot of stuff to use up! Hope you have a great new year!

Agnès said...

Thank you for the very nice post you left on my blog.
Have a good afternoon. In France, it's late 11.30 pm and now I am going to bed.
bye bye
Agnès

Tabitha said...

LUCKY!!!! I want a "me" room! I guess I wouldn't have much in it, but that would be fine with me :) Just me in a room with peace and quiet would be wonderful! It looks great, so cozy!
I can't wait to see Wicked, Emma has already informed me of our seating arrangements and that I shouldn't be scared of the big dragon :) She also let Ava know she is just too little to go, so sorry, she said...little stinker!

Peggy said...

The room look fantastic! Aren't kids funny? mine do the same need-to-be-in-mommy's-sight thing too, but they are a bit younger!

Kay Karen said...

I've been in knitting ennui myself, but I wasn't sure why, either - maybe it is overKAL? However, I got to looking at your Wool Room and I'm so incredibly jazzed that I want to ditch work & go finish mine! May have to knock down a couple of walls to shoehorn in all the stash, though. Thanks for the uplift! - Kay