Tuesday, June 02, 2009

june two :: 50 weeks old

Mack is 50 weeks old today.
Say what? His 1st birthday is in 2 weeks?
AHhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm not ready?

This morning from 9-10 am we had our weekly music class. These wonderful ladies (a duo musical group) will be the entertainment at Mack's 1st birthday party which is coming up sooner than I'd like. (I'm really not ready to have a 1 year old).

Mack, as always, had a fabulous time at music this morning. He loves playing with their puppets and is sad when we have to put them away. But after the puppets, out comes the musical instruments, which he likes equally as much.

I stopped at home to pick up my printer (since I need to see why it's still telling me that I have a paper jam) and I got that leftover SWS in the mail from the swap I did on Ravelry. I cannot wait to finish up my Queen Anne's Lace Scarf! Hopefully this yarn will be enough, and if not, I have that other skein that my ex-boyfriend's mother ordered for me from the USA.

I dropped off Mackenzie at my parents house and headed to work. First day back! Took me about half an hour to get to work. It's a long drive, but with no traffic at the time I leave, I don't mind it. Too bad that I can't knit while traveling there. I didn't end up doing the work that I will be doing now that I'm back at work, because one guy was on vacation this week and Frank (my manager - I say my manager because the store is equally mine & my husband's, but my husband runs the store as he knows more about the computer industry than I do) was alone in the store, and couldn't come back into the office to show me what I will be doing from now on. I understand what it is I will be doing, but I haven't ever done this job before, so there is a lot to learn. So instead, I took initiative and did receiving while Frank was with customers and apparently Jamie told me this evening that Frank was really impressed that I took it upon myself to take care of things that needed to get done, and it's going to be a really big help around the store. Frank is used to people being told 25 times what to do - and not someone "getting it" on the first time. Well, I want my store to do well - so I want to be fast & efficient, right? I don't want to be told 25 times how to do something. That's just not cool. Even though I'm "above" Frank if you will, I will still listen to him as he's been managing the store for longer than I've been there, so he knows what he's doing, and Jamie trusts him a lot. I'm glad we have good staff. That's really important. I'm really looking forward to meeting the other employees as well. I stayed for a couple of hours until there wasn't really anything more I could do, so I headed out.

Mack was still asleep from naptime at my parents house, so I came home instead of picking him up and did some stuff around the house. I worked in the garden a bit - planting those new Zucchini plants in the extended area of the garden, and also pot planted 3 pepper plants that needed to get into the earth. I didn't have the heart to throw them out, so we'll see if they will survive (they were a little too long in the house).

I didn't realize I had the dentist tomorrow, as usually they call me. My sister let me know today that we had the appointment tomorrow, but since I have plans, I decided to reschedule the dentist, and now I'm playing telephone tag with his secretary. Apparently the appointment was for me & Sean. (For Sean, it'll be his first appointment, so it's just to get him used to the idea of going to the dentist, it's not an actual check-up).

Tonight Jamie & I finished watching Damages Season 2. Woah! Loved Season 2 - not impressed with the way it ends. Not at all. I guess we'll see what happens next season. I like Glenn Close, so it's been a good show. While watching Damages, I worked on my Misty Garden scarf. I now have 41" of the scarf complete, and by the looks of it, I don't think I'll have enough yarn for for 59" unblocked. Maybe blocked I can get 59" plus. We'll see what happens!

Here's me modeling my Chevron Scarf. Now that I almost have my body back, I wanted to show it off! Gotta love sports bras and yoga pants. (So comfy!) I can't wait for the fall to wear my new scarf! Love it!


Bea said...

Sounds like a good day back to work! I didn't even know there was work to get back to.

Andrea said...

Not only are you looking fantastic, but the Chevron Scarf is great on you! I've always wanted to knit one but you know me, I would never finish it.

Congratulations on finishing yours!!

Bertha said...

That scarf came out so gorgeous, and whoa, you look smokin'! I am trying really hard to lose baby weight and am working out a lot which is good, but having trouble sticking to a diet, so I'm just maintaining...that's OK and better than gaining weight for sure, but I really want to lose! What kind of diet have you been following, low carb? low fat? I've got about 50 lbs to lose, sigh.

Caroline said...

I absolutely love your scarf. And you look fantastic! I really admire your discipline and determination.

I also can't believe Mack is almost a year old. I was going through pics a few days ago and found one I took of you and him at your house when he was only a few weeks old. He was tiny!

Kimber said...

Congrats on the weight loss - you rock! Lookin' good!

dawn said...

I love the Chevron scarf. What a great color combo.

Zonda said...

You look awesome! Congrats! Gosh, Mack 1 yr already! :)

Tracy said...

You're an inspiration - both in knitting and in getting into a healthy lifestyle! I enjoy reading your blog - I'm a mom and a (sometimes) knitter in Ottawa. I've wondered for a while why your blog is usually about a week behind (for example today is the 10th, and your blog is on June 2) - since you seem to blog everyday?

g-girl said...

well, sounds as though your first day on the job went well. :) you kook--i love that you posed with your chevron like in book! you are lookin' good!

Tara said...

Lookin' good, sweetie!