Monday, March 29, 2010

Charmed Ramblings

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:: I finished a sweater this weekend. It is called "Charming" and it was my third attempt at making a sweater I would wear with this lovely yarn. Third time was definitely the 'charm'... second day in a row that I have been wearing it.
:: I am giving up coffee. Between a week of really bad left breast pain, and the ringing in my ears being louder than ever, it is time to give it up.
:: There is a birthday in the house!! Guess who's seven tomorrow?!?
:: Kit #3 is done and kit #4 starts today.
:: I can see the finish line of this mass kit making experiment. Thank goodness.
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:: Apparently, my family says I say "oh goodness" when I don't know what else to say. And my Dad say he likes it because his Grandpa (my Great Grandpa) did it too.
:: How in the world does my Dad remember things like that?
:: I keep thinking I will have time to work on a piece of jewelry, but kit making is draining me. I must must must make time for it.
:: I need to get back on a running schedule. I feel like a sloth and think I am extra plump in these photos. (Trust me, I picked good ones, on purpose.)
:: It isn't about the number on the scale, it is about how you feel. I feel like crud.
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:: Lots of birds chirping today. Lots.
:: The say it is gonna be 80 this weekend! Happy Easter!!
:: I like it when Jacob walks around the house laughing to himself and when I ask him about it, he laughs his way through telling me some random scene in Toy Story 1. What pre-teen does that?
:: Oh, no Twisted Tuesday tomorrow... it is a party day. See random thought above having you guess who is turning seven.
:: Where is the ibuprofen, this coffee thing is going to be difficult.


Lindsey said...

Let me know if you want some chai tea or something to ease you away from the caffeine! I hope this change helps you feel better. And tomorrow--I kept thinking the 30th was later in the week, eek!

Lorelei said...

you are brave to quit drinking coffee. I'd offer to do it with you but I'm afraid I might die without it.

good luck!

Kerry said...

Thanks Lindsey, I might hit you up on that! Someone on FB told me about called teecino that is caffine free as is brewed like coffee. You can mix it in with coffee to ween off. I wonder is Wegmans has it?

My coffee habit isn't that bad. I brew a small pot each morning, about 30ounces, for Ron and me. We each have a cup and there is usually some left over. So, hopefully, withdrawl isn't too bad. Besides, I never was a big coffee drinker until after Lauren was born.

Karen Beth said...

Good luck with departing from coffee! I would have such a hard time with that. That is a beautiful sweater! I can't wait to see your next kit. Have fun partying!

Christine said...

Ugh. Good luck with the coffee thing. I only drink one cup a day, but you'd have to pry that from my cold, dead hands before I'd give it up. I *did* give up diet Coke as a daily beverage, though, because of issues you describe.

Also, the Jacob-laughing-randomly thing? My pre-teen does it too, although it's a different movie.

Hope the rest of the kit-making goes smoothly (and quickly!).

Carmen Isaacs said...

Oh I love your sweater. Are you willing to tell where you got the pattern and what yarn you used?

Yvette said...

'crud' I love that word and I haven't heard it (read it) in such a long time, I had a little giggle.

Kerry said...

Thanks Ladies!

The yarn for the sweater is "Twisted" in the color way "Corbie" from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. And the pattern is "Chevron Lace Cardigan" and you can get it here:

Cindy said...

Kerry, I applaud you for giving up coffee. I started drinking it again after a year and a half break, so I know it can be done! And I love chai tea too.
Your sweater is so pretty..I can see why you've worn it twice already!
I keep forgetting that Lauren and Randy have the same b-day...there will be lots of celebrating here too. I can't believe she'll be 7 already! I remember when she was turning 4. :-)

Anonymous said...

Good for you with the coffee thing, Kerry. I stopped drinking coffee because I was beginning to show an allergic reaction to it. Too anxious and was breaking out in rashes. But there is a coffee substitute that is sold in health stores called Pero. I drink it every day. It's not too great by itself but I add irish creme creamer and it's pretty darn good.

Kellie C.

Shaiha said...

The third time is a charm! I love the sweater.

My husband recently cut way back on his coffee. I have been turning him onto tea. I have way too much of it because I will get bored with one and buy another. If you would like some varieties, I would be happy to send you some.