Saturday, November 10, 2007

Knitting Again

Here is a picture of my little pumpkin head wearing the hat I just finished for Hubby. I have finally accomplished something. I love these quick and easy short projects. I tried to get him to pose with it on and he was off to his computer in a flash. Hiding from the camera.

Here is project #2!!! I have finished another one. Can you believe it. This is the scarf I made for Grand baby Haylee. She is so cute in it. I tried to get her to pose and she kept taking it off. I have some more of the purple and plan on making her a hat to match. Right after I make her mommy a hat and scarf. I bought some Bernat Alpaca in Wheat and Natural. I can't wait to get started.

Well, I'm off to knit.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Frustrated Mom

There are times when being a parent is difficult. My 18 (almost 19) year old daughter was out with her friends Friday night. I'm OK with her spending the night with friends, but she needs to be home at by decent time on Saturday morning (with my car). Saturday is the day that I get the grocery shopping for the week ahead, done. It is very frustrating when I have to reschedule my day around her disregard for my time. I prefer to get my shopping done early so I can get back, clean house and get my chores done before to late in the day. I guess she doesn't understand that I have worked 40 hours and spent 10 traveling to and from my weekday job. Saturday is my home workday. I try to get things done so I can have Sunday to relax and refocus, before it starts all over again. Someday she will have her own family and home that she has to take care of. Maybe then she will look back and get it once and for all.
After all that frustration, she tells me she got a speeding ticket on Saturday morning. I just give up. I have been on her case about slowing down. I made her drive with her permit for 2 years, because she refused to listen to me about her driving. Well now guess what, she will have to pay her own ticket and cover the difference in the car insurance. Her only other option will be to get her own insurance and car or not drive. I am tempted to buy her a bike and bus pass for Christmas.
She is driving me crazy. I worry every time she leaves the driveway. I feel like she doesn't pay close enough attention, drives too fast and has no clue where she is. She calls me and give me streets and will ask how to get home. I don't remember feeling this way with our older daughter. I wish she would just be careful.