Thursday, January 10, 2013


Well hello there!  We've met before, right?  It's been a while...I believe the last time we had a halfway decent conversation was in 2012.  Hmmm...last year.  So how are things?  2013 treating you well?  We've been fairly busy. 

Aren't they cute?!
Number One Son is back at college now and registered for a new semester.  It was so wonderful having him home. We had his girlfriend visiting for a bit as well and she is a sweet girl....he picked a good one.  It's so interesting to watch their relationship.  Once minute they are picking on each other like siblings and the next they are bickering like an old married couple.  I also had the opportunity of meeting Number One's Girlfriend's mother, Rhonda, as well.  We got to spend a little time together and I now know why her daughter is so sweet.  Rhonda is an absolute delight and guess what?!?!  She plays with string and hooks and is now adding sticks to her repertoire....we might have a biscuit in training here folks! Rhonda is staying in the area for a bit, so we'll see.

Silly boys on New Year's.  I gave birth to the one in yellow, but I claim them all.

Number Two Son is back in school as well. I think he's having a bit of trouble getting back in the groove of things.  But he's trying.  Last night he was sitting at the island in the kitchen studying Physics...yikes!  I asked him how it was going and he said he wanted to back to last week.  He'll be getting his license soon and wants to get an after school job.  He told me his plan.  He wants to put 10% of his paycheck in a savings account that he doesn't touch and then some in an account to save for a senior trip.  I wish I had done that when I was his age.

I'm back at the old grind and since it's a new year, I am busier than all get out.  Tons to do and not enough time to do it in.  Car Guy is gearing up to start traveling again.  On the horizon are trips to Venezuela and Los Vegas. 

So that's what's been going on.  Hopefully things will settle back down a bit and I'll get into some sort or routine.  I don't know why that's been so difficult this year. Hope you are doing well and 2013 is treating you well so far!


  1. i know you loved having your eldest home! so glad the girlfriend is a sweet one...makes things much easier ;-)

  2. Good to see you and the kids.. looks like your son is well-liked by his friends.. that shows you what a good guy he is! Adorable girlfriend.. you are very lucky. And a nice mom, extra special! Don't work too hard.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. That's such good family news! It must have been wonderful to have them all home. Here's to a great 2013 for you all x

  4. I so wish I would have saved more money when I was younger. I was so stupid with money and am paying for it now. Good for him to have goals like that!

  5. I want it to be last week too! I am so sorry the holiday break is over and it's back to the grind stone.

    Love seeing the happy couple and I am so glad she is a sweetie, I've met a few who weren't [thank goodness they weren't around long].

    How nice there is another lover of fiber in the world!

    Oh, and guess what? We are suppose to be 75 on Sunday! SO WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS!!!

  6. Love that first pic!! I bet it was lovely having him home and meeting his girlfriend.

  7. Looks like you had a fun end of the year!

  8. I wondered where you were, Melissa! Glad to see it was good times that kept you away.

    I know what you mean about the new year bringing lots of busy-ness. Good luck to you and the fam on getting back into the swing of routine.

  9. thanks for the update, I was wondering! I love meeting my kids friends/significant others, so far I've liked who I've met!! I hope work slows down for you and isn't it great to meet another fiber lover????

  10. Ah I so relate to the back at work, it has been busy as all get out, I am doing two peoples job for two weeks and helping a guy who cannot use his writing hand at the moment, so I am his hands as well, gotta laugh at this stage because I am already tired and it's only the first week back of 51 more.....oh I could almost sob but will laugh instead.
    Happy Days Melissa. Your son and his 'girl' look so happy :)
    xxx Sandi

  11. Happy New year, friend! What a lovely family you have!