Monday, September 13, 2010

"Now I Know I Have a Heart, Cause I Can Feel It Breaking"

Does anyone know what movie that quote is from?

My heart is breaking today for my son, Henry.  My heart often breaks for Henry.

One of the toughest things about having triplets of the same gender, is when one is not as "good" at some things such as sports, school, music etc.  It's tough even when your kids aren't the same age but it is especially tough when they are in class together, they have the same peers and always feel they are part of a unit.  We want each of our boys to have their own path, their own interests, their own successes in life but now at this age, with both parents working full time, it is so damn hard to spread our time out over four kids.  We tend to sign the boys up for baseball together, we signed them up for band together, cub scouts, swimming - everything.  Sam and Charlie are holding their own with baseball but it is such a struggle for Henry.  So we are letting him drop out if he wants to.  He loves the game - but as a spectator.  He knows everything about baseball.  He's a walking baseball encyclopedia.

The kids have started at a new school this year - long story.  So far, they all seem to be adjusting fine.  Then today Henry told me something that has me concerned.  The boys have a project at school where they can work with a partner.  Sam and Charlie each have a partner but Henry told me today nobody wanted to be his partner.  I didn't know what to say.  I think for me personally, that is one of the things I find so hard about being a parent - not always knowing the right words to help ease their way.

So, my heart is breaking for my boy.  My sensitive, clever, hilarious, frustrating, hot tempered, creative, heart as big as Texas boy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blogger's Shame

It took me FOREVER to figure out how to post something new.  I've got an embarrassing case of blogger's shame!!!!  How am I ever going to figure out how to put pictures on this thing?

Maddie Moo and I went for a bike ride today.  She just learned how to ride a two wheeler this summer and today we rode to church and back - five miles round trip.  She did great.  It took us about 30 minutes to get there but not bad at all.  She is such a great kid if I do say so myself.

45 - yikes

delicious chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting.  Ole Bobaloo did a mighty fine job in the kitchen today.

I'm determined to make this year a turning point year.  Gotta get some things in order and maintain some peace in my mind.   I'm aiming for 46 and fabulous which means drop a few, save a few and purge a few too.

45 - here I go...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Knit Picky Knitter: Everything's Fine with Sandy Denny in the Backgrou...

Knit Picky Knitter: Everything's Fine with Sandy Denny in the Backgrou...: "I am one of the many who believe Sandy Denny to be the greatest British Folk singer of all time. I'll have to remember to listen to her mor..."

Everything's Fine with Sandy Denny in the Background

I am one of the many who believe Sandy Denny to be the greatest British Folk singer of all time.  I'll have to remember to listen to her more often. 

My Debbie Bliss Kirsty sweater is coming along nicely.  I do like moss stitch and it lays nice and flat.  Don't have to block it much.

Does anyone out there watch Doc Martin?  I have watched the entire first season on Netflix and I love it.  Wasn't sure I would  - the first episode was kind of iffy for me but now I'm hooked.  LOOOOOOOVE Netflix Instant View.  I can watch a bunch of my favorite British shows and get some new ones.  I never watch regular TV but I love me some Netflix.  Charlie (eldest son by three minutes) and I have watched the complete first season of Merlin.  LOVE it.  Netflix and knitting are a match made in heaven. 

I'm going to try to knit more with just music on in the background - Sandy Denny will be perfect. 

Knitting is such a passive thing.  Maybe if I could exercise while knitting I might exercise once in a while and not watch too much Netflix.  Maybe I could lose the "baby weight" I've been lugging around for 10 years.  Now it is becoming middle age weight.  Argh.

Forty-five tomorrow.  It is hitting me hard for some reason.  I was hoping to feel "45 and fabulous" but instead I'm feeling "45 and forgettable".  I must work on that.  I do believe that my 45-year-old hormones are putting me through the ringer though.  Must be perimenopause?????  Oh Joy! Rapture!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm a Blogging Newbie!

Hello big scary cyber space world.  I'm going out on a limb here and trying my hand at blogging.  This blog will be mostly about knitting, crochet, motherhood and all things I find amusing, irritating or curious.  Let's see how this goes.

I will try to figure out how to upload photos and fun graphics and make this visually appealing - but give me a little time.  Remember, I'm a newbie.

A little bit about me:

I'm a married mother of four rambunctious and hilarious kids.  Triplet boys - age 10 and a girl - age 6.  I work full-time as an outreach services librarian and I have been knitting for about 20 years and crocheting for about 6.

I have a crazy busy life and sometimes it seems to spin out of control but I always find time to knit.  I knit everywhere, whenever possible.  I am Knitting Knell (a children's book I gave to my daughter).  Just finished a Debbie Bliss sweater in Donegal Luxury Tweed and have started another of her patterns in a different color of the same yarn.  I have recently discovered Cecily Glowak MacDonald - love her patterns!!  Just finished one I bought on Ravelry and it turned out great.  I'll put more info on later.  Big fan of Rowan, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Classic Elite and Knit Picks.

Enough rambling for now.