This was a recent grammar lesson in our house. I know that the misuse of this word really irritates a lot of people. I “used to” be one of those people, too (ie. I still totally am!). And then God thought it would be funny to give me two dyslexic children. I now try not to be so judgmental when I see my children and other people use the wrong form of this word, but it’s still hard for me.
A quick google search shows I am not the only one.
I wouldn’t be comfortable actually wearing my intolerance, though.
So they’re ya have it. Their isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see this word misused. If only people would listen to there grammar teachers better (wink, wink)!
If you ever make this mistake with me, I promise I won’t judge you….but I will silently correct you.
I know I am not supposed to like Mondays, but I do. I wasn’t always this weird. I think my love of Mondays began when I became a mom. When you have kids, the weekends can get long….really long….. with no focus or structure to the days….and it being my responsibility to provide activities for them to do. Pressure all day long….all weekend long. Oh, and my husband works weekends, so it is just me and the kids.
So, I welcome Mondays! A new week, with new focus! New ‘things to do’! Back to routine!
And it doesn’t hurt that Mondays are my husband’s “Fridays” at work so he has the next two days off.
This week’s To Do List:
- finish baby blanket (I’ve started and re-started this several times now!)
- knit ‘I will love you’ infinity scarf in new color
- design and knit a cowl
- blog everyday
- finish up most homeschool lessons of the year
- stick to my eating plan
- stick to my work out plan
- visit with a friend
- hang out with my sister
- start each morning with prayer
Do you like Mondays?
We got into owls a little bit this past year.
Of all the things Fiona leaves lying around the house, her drawings are my favorite. I love to see what is in that head of hers. She doesn’t express herself much with words – wait, I take that back – she doesn’t often express in words what she really cares and thinks about. There are a lot of words flying out of that mouth all day long, but her pictures tell me so much more.
Where the magic happens….
Introducing……The ‘I Will Love You’ Infinity Scarf! It is so pretty! The lacey stitch makes it very feminine. The color on this one is glacier, but as you know by now, I can make it for you in 29 different colors!
♥♥♥ I am in love with this scarf! ♥♥♥
I think it would be really pretty in fisherman, and really fun in grass or citron.
I will be very excited to make this again for someone.
The name ‘I Will Love You’ is taken from the song ‘If You Fall’ by my current favorite artist, JJ Heller. I tried to find a different artist from the ‘We Belong Together’ Infinity Scarf, but I kept coming back to JJ Heller and this particular song.
My daughter, Fiona, is the inspiration for me choosing this song. I will love her. Forever. No matter what.
My labels came! Now all my hand knit items will be branded with the Pate and Birdie name.
A second item has been added to my Fall 2013 Collection. Here it is as it was being created…
More (better) pictures to come………and a name for this Infinity Scarf will be announced soon!
My absolute favorite color is green. It always has been. When I was in 6th grade, I wrote a poem in Miss Davis’ Reading class called ‘Green’. Miss Davis liked it so much, she had it published in a children’s literary magazine. I think I even got my picture in the newspaper for it. I only remember a little bit of it now…..
Green is the color of the grass that grows,
The color of trees planted in rows,
The stems of a flower.
A butterfly’s wing,
And the crickets that sing.
Green is the…..
And that’s all I remember! Wish I still had that.
My love of green hasn’t changed over the past 30 years either. Especially olive green. That’s a long time to have one favorite color, isn’t it? My kids change their favorite color almost every week!
Fiona’s sweater was one of my favorite things to knit simply because I loved the color! It was a great pattern, too. I’m getting a little sad now that she is outgrowing it.
Since it was just St. Patrick’s Day (yay for Shamrock Shakes!) and since I am still working on that baby blanket (can’t wait to meet Baby Peter!), the color green has been on my mind a lot.
And it makes me oh-so-ready for SPRING! The yarn pictured above is called Grass. I’m loving knitting with it right now as the days are getting longer and the birds are singing loudly out my kitchen window.
What is your favorite color? Has it always been that color? Or does it change?
Here are the greens that will be offered this fall…
Bunny in a Field
(from our Jacksonville days when Fiona wouldn’t take the bunny costume off…..ever…..even in 90 degree weather)
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to everyone who checks back here frequently and even daily to see what I am up to! I am having a blast so far on my journey to Etsy shop ownership.
I, of course, love learning more about knitting and I have learned a ton by designing my own patterns. Everyday is a new knitting adventure for me!
Blogging is an extra creative outlet for me, too. Taking photos (I really want to get better at this), commenting on them, and then arranging it all is more fun than I could have imagined!
So, thank you for taking this journey with me!
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