Friday, July 20, 2007

Where Did This Week Go?

We haven't done anything super exciting. Same old, same old - cleaning, laundry, playing with the kids, knitting, etc.

Jozie had an eye exam on Tuesday because she's been struggling to read and things don't seem to get any better no matter how much we practice. It's been mega frustrating for both of us. Her favorite thing to say is that things are getting foggy. So we took her in and ended up having to get her eyes dilated so the dr. could get the exact prescription. We haven't gotten to getting her glasses yet because Bob's been working a ton of hours this week and I don't have a car to go look. She is only going to have to wear them for reading and he said that her eyes still have a chance for improvement because she's still young and growing. So, hopefully this will help our reading situation. If it doesn't we will have to look into more drastic measures like therapy or something.

Bob has been trying to work as many hours as possible so we can put some money away in savings for our big move. I think he's only had like 1 or 2 days off in the last week. He leaves early in the morning and doesn't usually get home until late at night or early in the morning only to get up and do it all over again with only a couple of hours of sleep. Thankfully he doesn't do long stretches of driving. He generally keeps to the Chicago area. He quit his job at the academy a couple of weeks ago because it was getting way too stressful for all of us. You know it's gotta be bad at work when it overflows when he gets home and is nothing but crabby with everyone. When he said he was thinking about quitting he didn't have to ask me twice! So now he works full time driving bus and is a much better person to be around - despite the long hours!

We are still waiting for all of the paperwork to go through for our apartment in SD. I call a couple of times a week only to find out that almost every time I call they need more paperwork. It's almost like they are trying to draw this thing out for some reason. I'm starting to get angry! Can't these people see that I just want a place to live?!!?

My Honey bought me Ph0t0 Sh0w for a belated M0ther's Day gift. I am enjoying it almost as much as if not more than scrapbooking. There is not taping cutting involved plus I can add my own music. So get used to seeing my pictures in Photo Show format! There will be plenty more to come! :)

And, last but definitely not least, I have been honing my knitting skills lately on a new dishcloth! I found the pattern online and it's very easy, I'm just not very knitting savvy yet. I had to look up all the abbreviations on this wonderful site that Jaclyn gave to me and it took a couple of tries but here's a picture of the fruits of my labor! It started out a little on the loose side thus the fatter end but I figured things out within the first couple of rows and it came out pretty cute. I won't show a picture of the finished product because I kinda got excited and ended it a little soon. It's rectanglish and I should have made it longer. I didn't get much farther before I bound off and realized I should have measured it first. Oh well. It doesn't look too bad and it's plenty big for the kids to use when they start doing the dishes in our new home - we won't have an automatic dishwasher!

Jamie - I didn't realize I made my title so close to yours...oops...the power of suggestion! LOL

4 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

Good job!

Jodie said...

Aw you're so cute! Knitting! I don't think I'll ever have the patience for that. And I hold everyone who can knit or sew in high esteem. Good job. :) And good luck with the apartment stuff.

Jamie said...

Wow, must be the season of eye appointments! And moving. I sure hope those people will work with you and just get you a place! I HATE being in limbo! I like the colors of your dishcloth. I have yet to start knitting, yet really need some dish cloths! Maybe I'll check out that pattern!

Anonymous said...

YAY RISA!!! You make me proud :)

Good luck with all the moving stuff, and if there's anything that we could possibly help with way out here, let me know.