Thursday, February 22, 2007

From Good to Bad and Back Again!


Today is my 46th birthday and I woke up feeling that it was going to be a good day until....I looked outside at the blinding snowstorm which ruined my plans to spend the day with my Grandmother - she lives in the city and the drive between here and there can be horrendous if the weather is bad. Oh well - it's still going to be a good day, right? Wrong - I called my husband to thank him for the cards he left for me this morning and guess what? His truck has broken down and won't move and he says it's the transmission. That's thousands of dollars - not to mention the $400 towing bill to get the truck to the mechanic. I got off the phone and thought - hmmm - this is not such a good day! I called my dad to thank him for the wonderful card he gave me and complained about Greg's truck. As I was talking to him, Greg called back and apparently it's some bearing that has broken in the drive shaft and not nearly as serious (or expensive) as a transmission. So it's back to being a good day! Phew! What a roller coaster in just about an hour? Did you know my husband used to be a funeral director - yup! - he was! And three years ago - quit his job and bought a dump truck. He loves his new job and I'm happy he's doing something that he loves! I always called him a redneck funeral director because he is nothing like what you'd expect a funeral director to be.

On the knitting front - I've been working on my husband's socks. These are the socks that I've torn out twice, despite the fact that I knew both times they weren't right. Now they are fine and fitting him perfectly - the colorway is called Handsome Devil - how appropriate for Greg! They are really more of a true burgundy than the picture. And....yes, this yarn is going to be making it's way to the Pick Up Sticks shelves! It's SKNITches! It should be here in April - fingers crossed! I should be finished one of the socks today - just a bit more toe to do. Greg says he's going to wear them with sandals in Florida - I say not while I'm around!

How exciting to have all the reader comments - keep commenting if you read my blog - it's fun to see that it gets read and actually, inspires me to write more!

Check out Pick Up Sticks today - there's a 10% off sale on everything to celebrate my birthday!

19 comments:

littlewat said...

Happy Birthday! My Birthday is on Monday the 26th. You'll never be as old a me. Good people are born in February eh? :) I am a lurker and enjoy reading your blog, especially the parts about Barclay. Keep up the good work.

janet said...

Those are some good-lookin' socks for your handsome devil. Having been born and raised in redneck country, I got a chuckle from the concept of a redneck funeral director. Makes me think of Plowboy on Men in Trees. I also got a giggle from the image of your hubby wearing the socks with sandals in Florida. We wore socks with Birkenstocks all the time in the Northwest, but here in Houston, you'd be laughed right out of town if you wore them with shorts, which is pretty much mandatory after the first of March. I imagine Florida would be about the same.

Roxanne said...

Happy Happy Birthday Connie! Wow on the snow too...it hasn't hit us yet in our neck of Ontario...and I hope it doesn't! Awesome socks too and I'm glad DH is happy driving a truck...DH and I moved out of Toronto to get away from the crazy commuting and so far, he seems happier too. Love changes like that.

Michelle said...

Happy happy birthday! Hope your day doesn't have any more bumps in it! It took my husband 2 hours to drive home this morning, from downtown to Richmond Hill. Snow sucks, but that picture you took of the trees sure looks pretty!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Hope the rest of you day goes well!!

Mia said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! ANd I always love snow on my birthday because it means I don't have to do anything. I am off to check the shop.

Sandra said...

Many Happy returns Connie!

Musclemom said...

Happy birthday Connie! Hope you're being taken somewhere nice for dinner tonight!
Thought you would like to know Lime and Violet mentioned your online shop AGAIN on their podcast which was published just yesterday. You are sooo famous!

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say Happy Birthday!!!!

Bea(weezil)

Lisa K. said...

Happy Birthday!

Ann said...

Love the colors of Handsome Devil & what a great idea to use the sock blocker as a measure - I am sure that will help! When will these sock blockers be available as I am dying to get a pair! Look at all the snow while we downunder is sweating in 40 deg. C heat!

Isobel said...

Connie - Happy Birthday, I know it started off a little rought, but hopefully you are having a wonderful birthday evening with the family. I love the socks and the colour way is delicious. Stay warm and safe, happy, happy, day.

FireDragon said...

Happy Birthday!

Karin said...

Happy birthday Connie! That is a pile of snow you have in TO, here in Bytown, there were only a few decorative flakes - maybe all the hot air on The Hill kept it away? Your DH's socks look great so far - and Snitches?! Take pity please, I'm still in student mode, but with working gal spending habits :)!

Suzanne B said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had a great day after the morning rollercoaster.

knittinginspirations said...

Many Happy returns Connie and hope your days goes on to be a special one after the not so good start. Thanks for sourcing such fabulous soft yarns for the sock club.

Monika said...

Happy Birthday, Connie!

gilraen said...

Happy Birthday, yesterday! And thanks for the lovely parcel that arrived today :)

Tina said...

Happy belated Birthday! Mine was a day before yours! I love these socks, the colours are great! Don't worry about them being displayed in sandals, be proud! In Germany lots of mean wear whit tennis socks in sandals. That's awful!!! ;-)))