Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

10 Best Moments of the Year
1. Getting our new house all done!!
2. Making new friend
3. Spending more time with family
4. Blogging more
5. Spending more time with old friends
6. Knitting more
7. Learning how to knit socks
8. Having my hysterectomy!!
9. Getting Joey in preschool!
10. Always my family!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Manic Monday

If you were at a friend’s house for a holiday dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do? Well, I would think that none of my friends would have a cockroach problem, but ya never know what comes in food these days, so I would just not eat the salad, and politely tell her alone what I found in the salad!! But, hey in some country's that is a delicacy!! lol
If you could put anyone you know on Prozac, who would you choose? My son Joey!!! He goes from the time he gets up, till his head hits the pillow, and I wish I could have half his energy!!
How do you feel about public displays of affection? As long as it is in good taste, and no one is offended, I don't have a problems with it. But, one time at a mall my husband and I saw these two young kids, no more than 15 or 16, literally doing it in the booth at the food court!! Dan went and told them to stop, cause it was just out of control!! That's going to far!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Sreaming Masses' Meme
1. What is a nickname a former (or present) lover gave you? Honey Bun
2. How do you style your hair? If you just would say "cut" what style is it? A wedge cut
3. What's your least favorite Christmas song? Grandma got run over by a Reindeer
4. How many colors are you wearing now? 2
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert? extrovert, I like people
6. What was the last book you read? Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
7. What's one piece of fiction that changed your life? The book that I just read, Twenty Wishes, cause it made me start a list of my own wishes, and strive for them!! Kinda like a bucket list!
8. If you are attracted to someone who is already in a relationship (or married), what might do you do? Well, ya know there are a lot of attractive men out there, but I have the most attractive, so not a problem for me, I'm very happy with the attractive man I have!
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently? No I'm doing good right now!
10. What's your favorite dessert? Red Velvet Cake
11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About a good hour!
12. Name one website that you visit daily. Why do you read it? Crafty Carole's blog cause we seem to have so much in common, and love to hear about her day!
13. What was your last job before either you are at home or at another job?? Worked at Stewart & Stevenson as a Receptionist/Secretary
14. Do you like to clean? Not really but it has to be done!
15. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Jingle Bell
16. What's the last movie you saw? Madagascar 2, I likes the first one better.
17. Pirates or Ninjas? Pirate
18. What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do everyday? Laundry, I absolutely hate it!! About a thank less job!!
19. Best time of your life? When Kayleigh was born!!
20. What are you most looking forward to in the coming year? Going on our beach vacation!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Nine

Saturday 9: Holiday Cheer
1. Does the holiday season stress you out? If yes, how do you cope? It can sometimes, I try to get things done early, and have been able to do that this year!! I enjoy it so much more when I'm not stressed. I told the kids today, now that they are out of school for the holidays, NO STRESS, or your going to spend it in your rooms reading!!! lol
2. Are you ever so busy in December that you have to force yourself to chill? Some times, I had a really busy week last week, but this week is good and just doing the things that I want to do!
3. Do you sleep well at this time of year? I never sleep great, so it does not make any difference.
4. Have you ever taken a sleigh ride? If yes, tell us about it. Yes, Kayleigh and I took one in Central Park while we were in NYC!!! Oh how I miss that place this time of year!! Nothing like New York City during Christmas!!!
5. Do you live close to the parts of your family you spend the holidays with? We are closer to my husbands family, but I would like to be close to my brother so that we could get together over the holidays!!
6. What will you have for Christmas dinner? Turkey and all the fixin's!! I'm cooking!!
7. Do you diet after the holidays? I do, have to get rid of the!!
8. What’s the best part of the season for you? Just being with my family and decorating and doing things with the kids and making traditions!
9. How many generations of your family get together during the holidays? Well, it is just going to be us, so just 2!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Fun

Friday Fun: Holiday Edition

1. Did you do the so fun Black Friday shopping? Did you get any really good deals? Yes I did, I got up at 3:30 am with my MIL and we got some really great deals. The best deal was a pair of Croc Lighting McQueen Shoes/Slippers for Joey that were regularly $20 and I got them for $4.99!! Got some great deals at Kohl's too!! ( But today, I got a great deal for me!! lol a pair of black boots that were reg. $70.00 for $20.00!!! woo hoo for me!!)
2. Does your family do gifts for everyone or do you draw names? We draw names on my husbands side, cause with 6 kids and all the spouses we would go broke!!! We all buy for the kids though........cause isn't that what it's all about??
3. About how many people do you have to gift this year? Oh man, to many to mention here.......a lot!! But, all done!!
4. How about that big holiday meal? That can get pricey so how do you save some money and still put on a great meal? I am cooking the holiday meal this year, and love doing it! I save by buying things early and saving the small stuff for last. I also buy a lot of things in bulk from Sam's Club, and that helps. If everyone shows up we should have a small crowd, around 8!
5. What are your top 5 tips for saving money this year on gifts? 1.) Shop early 2.) Catch sales 3.) Plan what you are going to buy ahead of time! 4.) Shop on Black Friday, you really can get some good deals!! 5.) Remember that you don't have to give to every person you know, and home made gifts are great too!!

Hope to post some over the weekend, need to put up the pictures of some things I have been making and pictures of Brittany's program!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Have you ever returned an item to a store for a refund after having used it? I can't say that I have done this, not that I remember. I do know people that!!

You are going out for the evening. If your partner objects to what you are wearing, would you change your clothing? Well, this is an easy answer, Dan never objects to anything I am wearing!! I always have makeup on and my hair done and always look nice when I leave the house, so I guess he just assumes that I will be dressed right!! lol

What item that you don’t currently possess would you most like to have in your home? I would love a new dinning room set. I love the new tables and chairs where they sit up higher off the ground. Just something more updated and not so country looking like I have now! That will be soon though. We have a new Ashley Furniture store opening soon!!!

Now for some happenings today....... Joey had his Christmas program at his school today, and was just the cutie!! I just loved the reindeer antlers and their red noses!! Here is a pic of the little party after the program.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday Thunks
1. Do you like waffles? Yes I do, with fresh Strawberry's!
2. Name 3 things that is within your reach right now, excluding anything to do with your computer/laptop: A glass of water, my check book, and a phone.
3. Do you hang laundry out on a line outside? I use to do this all the time, and then only the things that I don't like to shrink in the dryer, but my new house does not have a clothes all the stuff that I don't put in the dryer gets hung up on a bar in the laundry room. Miss sheets out on the line!!!
4. Loss of vision, ability to speak or hearing - which do you choose? (you have to choose one....): I would say speak, because you can still communicate and I would still want to hear things and see things! But, some days the lack of hearing with 3 kids could be a good thing too!! lol
5. On a scale from 1 - 10, how are your computer skills? around a 5, there is a lot I need to learn yet!
6. Do you volunteer or donate to anything around the holidays? We always give to the NYC Ronald McDonald House this time of year
7. If a person receives a DUI while in government office, should he lose his/her position? Yes, because what kinda morals his he teaching if he gets away with it, the rest of us could lose our jobs!!
8. Do you take vitamins? I do!
9. Do you wear fingernail polish? Yes I do, just got my nail done yesterday, red with snowmen on them!! Cute!
10. If every flower in the world only grew into one color, which color would you want? Well, my favorite color is red, so I would have to pick that, but I would think that would get boring after a while.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

'10 Favorite Holiday Songs'
1. Little Drummer Boy
2. Carol of the Bells (Dan's Favorite when I sing it lol)
3. What Child is This
4. Jingle Bell Rock
5. Joy to The World
6. Frosty the Snowman
7. Silent Night
8. Ave Maria
9. Winter Wonderland
10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
A lot of these songs are songs that I love to sing and sang with a Sweet Adaline group that I belonged to years back at Christmas time!! Fun times!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

What is the most expensive meal you've ever eaten? It was at this fancy restaurant that Dan and I went to for I think our 15 wedding anniversary, I can't remember the name of the place ( it went out of business...wonder why??) .......but, it cost like $150.00, and we got like nothing on our plate!! We both ordered Fillet Mignon and we each got 2 that were about the size of a golf ball, and garlic potato's, and a salad, and a glass of wine!! That's it! LOL
What is the fastest speed you've ever traveled in a car? Well.....I would guess back in the day, like 110!!! I'm still a lead foot, but getting better. Hard to drive slow when you live where there is nothing for miles and miles, and ya just want to get to!
What is the highest building you've ever been to the top floor of? Top of the Empire State Building!
Just wanted to share a strange thing that happened at our house today!! We had winds come out of no where that gusted up to over 80 miles per hour, and it just took up our trampoline and blew it right over our cinder block 6ft. fence and it headed east like it was a tumble weed, and went through the 3 empty lots east of us and up and over the cinder block fence at the house at the end of our street, and into his back yard and crashed!!!! Nothing but the trampoline was hurt thank goodness!! But, the trampoline was only about 4 months old and had not even been used that much, and now it is in pieces from here to our neighbors house. I went down to his house to make sure nothing happened, and he said.....NO!! Who would have ever thought that would happen?? Guess the kids will be getting a new trampoline for Christmas......and this time anchor it in the ground somehow!! And, we are suppose to get snow tomorrow......ugh!!! And, I was hoping it was going to be a good week!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday 9

1. How long do you sleep each night? About 7 hours on a good night.
2. Do you fall asleep easily? No, I have always had a hard time falling asleep. I solve all the worlds problems at that time.......LOL!
3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed? No can't say I do.
4. Do you listen to music or use “white noise” to sleep? No, I think it would make it harder for me to fall asleep, cause I would listen to!
5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times? Once I get to sleep, I sleep through the night.
6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed? Oh yes, nothing like sleeping in my bed!
7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up? Yes
8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep? Yes I do, but does not help me fall asleep.
9. Do you/have you slept with pets? My little dog Buddy sleeps on the bottom of the bed on my robe! He has to have something of mine to sleep on, or he won't sleep on the bed.......silly dog!

Friday, December 5, 2008

1. Snow: Glad we don't have any!! But, I do miss it every now and then at Christmas!
2. I'm looking forward to: Decorating the house for Christmas this weekend. Putting up the lights and tree, and all my Collector Christmas Houses!!
3. December is the best Month ever!
4. One of my favorite old TV shows is: Little House on the Prairie.
5. I'm done with: Trying to give people advice when they ask for it, and then don't take it or even try!! You know who you are.........LOL!!
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is: Decorating, Baking, and spending time with my family!! Love watching the kids this time of year!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to, Going out to dinner and have to go to Wally World to shop for a birthday present for a few people,tomorrow my plans include going shopping for the perfect tree and putting the lights up, and decorating the house and Sunday, I want to go to Church and finish up the house and start some Christmas baking, hope to get some home made fudge done!
Will try and take some pics of the house once it is all decorated! Will try and post them next week.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just wanted to tell everyone that reads my blog Happy Thanksgiving!! To those that don't have a great weekend. I will not be posting anything until Monday, we will be out of town! Be safe and talk to ya soon!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

10 on Tuesday

1. To be home with my family!
2. Have all my Christmas shopping done early!
3. Have time to do all the baking I want to do!
4. Everyone to be happy and healthy!
5. don't think that will happen here in the desert!!
6. Wii Fit!
7. A new camera!
8. A Cockatoo, I ask for one every
9. Harmony circular needles!!
10. A Spa Day!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What was the first thing you thought when you looked at yourself in the mirror today? Wow, my hair is a mess, must have tossed and turned all night.
Do you have a recurring nightmare? Well I would not call it a nightmare, but a bad recurring dream, so yes I do!
If so, explain: It is always the same thing, I am a senior in high school, and I can't find my locker, and get frantic cause I'm going to be late for class, and then I find the locker, and don't know the combination to the lock. I never get past that point.........just always ends with me frantically trying to figure out the combination to the lock so I can get to class!!! I know weird!! LOL
List three foods you can’t stand: Liver, Brussel Sprouts, and any kinda hard or gummy candy! Except for Candy Canes, and I don't eat them, just let them melt in my hot chocolate!!! Yummy!!
Ok ya'll that's all I got for today!!! Got some knitting to get done, and found some really pretty Christmas cloths at Kris Knits blog, here is the link to see them
She has the prettiest cloths and I want to make up as many of these as I can for gifts for teachers along with some bath stuff from Bath and Body Works, think they will like it! So, off to knitting, have 4 teachers to take care of this year!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Dreaming of You
1. What did you dream about last night? I don't remember what I dreamt last night.
2. Do you often have nightmares? Some times, but not often. Just a recurring dream.
3. Do you have any special talents? I can sing and
4. Who is the most talent person that you know? My friend Sandy as she can knit anything and makes beautiful things!
5. What did you watch on TV last? Lipstick Jungle
6. Is there a new TV show that you would recommend? No new ones right now.
7. Who was the last person you phoned and why? Joe, to tell him that the movie the girls wanted to go see what no longer there, and we would have to go another time when a girly movie was out!
8. Who was the last person who phoned you and why? Dan to tell me that he was on his way home from work!
9. What was the last snail mail letter that you received? I got a Halloween card from Tiffy with pictures of Lexie!! Was a cute card that she made, she is also a talented person!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Halloween Pics better late then

Here are some pictures from Halloween. The girls had to decorate pumpkins for school. They both got 3rd place and were so proud of their pumpkins! Also, here are some pics of them dressed up for Halloween. We went to our church for some trick or treating, they had a thing going called the Sweet Spot, and gave away 1 pound of candy to every kids that went. They also had hotdogs and sodas for everyone too! It was a great turn out! Then we took them around our neighborhood, and they got plenty of candy!! Now to just stay out of it......LOL

OK, all I am changing some things on my blog so I can keep up with it more and spend more time writing and sharing with everyone! I want to try and post something everyday.......weekends when I can! I still will add some knitting off and on and things going on in our Family! I have some pics that I need to put on here from Halloween.........ugh and it is already But, better late than never!! Here is a new thing that I will try to be doing on Fridays!! Have a great day all!

Friday Fill-Ins for Nov. 20th 2008

1. The last band I saw live was: Oh my, like forever ago, I think like May 2000 and it was Clay Walker at a American Cancer event hosted in memory of Kayleigh, was a great night!
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is: Is spending time with family and going shopping with my Mother In Law and Sister's In Laws the day after!! We get up at like 3 in the morning and hit the stores, and shop till we can't stand it any more and go home and Rob, Dan's brother will have home made Turkey Enchiladas ready to eat!! We have so much fun doing this!!! I have not been able to do this for quite a few years, and missed it while we were in Farmington!
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is: Almost done, I am trying to get better at getting it done early as I have some gifts that have to go to people that don't live near me, and we will be getting together with them over Thanksgiving, so will have that all done and delivered then!!
4. Thoughts of decorating my house for Christmas fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear: Less clothes right now, as I hate the cold weather and having to bundle up, and I hate socks and shoes!! lol
6. Bagpipes: Reminds me of my Dad.....he hated them, and I think the music from them is just awesome, I love them!!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to: going out to eat and going shopping with Allie for a birthday present she needs for a party she is going to tomorrow, tomorrow my plans include: driving to Lubbock with Joey and Brittany, dropping them at my Mother In Laws, and going to get my hair done WooT!! and doing a little shopping, and Sunday, I want to: spend the day in, but will get up and go to early church at 8:45am and then I have a baby shower to go to for Tiffany across the street!! Then coming home and chilling with the family and watching some football!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

I just had to take a picture of my hibiscus with the double blooms in one bud!! I have never seen this before and thought it was really cool!! Like! This is one of my favorite ones, and I love the colors of the blooms on this plant. Not the best picture, but you can still see the double bloom in one bud. Going to Lubbock for a couple of days over the Labor Day weekend, so won't be posting for a few days. Will take some pictures of the house and a few of family in Lubbock to post for next week! Happy knitting over the long weekend all, I plan on getting some done and get caught up on my KALS!! Have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mid May Cloth

Here is the Mid May KAL Cloth. This one was a challenge for me as I had to pay attention to what I was doing. There was a lot to the pattern, and some new stitches that I have not done or put together before. This one is called "Every Day Any Day" and again is designed by Sue Schaefer. It is a pretty cloth and one that I plan on making more of. I saw one that someone else made in the striping yarn and it was really pretty, so think I will get some of that for the next one! 10 cloths done and 14 more to go!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Pretty Hibiscus

We had to landscape our yard when we bought the house, so we bought all kinds of plants and one of my favorites is the Hibiscus. Well, we bought a lot of plants so a few were put in pots and they are on my front porch. This one was so full of blooms one day that I just had to get a picture of it. I think it had like 8 to 10 blooms on it. Normally they only have about 3, so was happy to see so many on this one. The other one is a new kind of Hibiscus and the flowers are so big, I plan on getting a few more of these next year!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

May KAL Cloth

Here is the KAL Cloth for the beginning of May. It is really a pretty one. The name of this cloth is "Wedding Rings" The Designer is Kathleen Brundise. It is a really pretty cloth. Wish I knew someone that was getting married, this would be a nice addition to the gift, but guess this one is just going in the drawer with the other dish cloths. Unless someone lets me know they want!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Joey's First Day of School

Well it is finally here, my last one is going off to school!! Joey is now in Preschool 2 days a week! What am I going to do with all that free time??? I think getting some knitting done, and some Mom time will be top of the list!! He is such a ham! He loved his first day and did fairly well with being away from Mom for the 1st time.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mid-April Cloth

Wow it has been forever since I have posted a blog. Where does the time go??? Soooo much has been going on over the summer, mostly working in our yard trying to get that done, and a much needed surgery and now that that is all done, and kids are in school, maybe I can get this updated and spend more time blogging!!!! Well here is the Mid-April cloth. It is really a pretty one and my Sister-in-law Joy is the proud owner of it! The name for this one is "Dots within Strips" and was designed by one of my favorite people Sue Schaefer!! I really liked the colors that were chosen for this one too!! I am hoping that in the next week or two to get the rest of the pictures up of the cloth's that are done and start adding some more things about me and my family!! Pics of our new house and things going on in my world!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Baby Blanket!!

I finally got the Baby Blanket done. It took me forever to get it done, but wanted to get it done before I started another project. To many UFO's on the needles and wanted to free them up:)

I used a little Crochet boarder around it to finish it up. I really like how it turned out. Now on to the scarf that I have been wanting to do for so long!!!! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April Dishcloth KAL

Here is the April Dishcloth KAL. This one was also created by Lindy and is called, "The Meadow". Thanks Lindy great job!! It is the perfect spring cloth. I would never have thought of using bobbles for flowers, that was a great idea. The bobbles were easy for me, I have done them before. I am finally all caught up on the challenge and have all my cloths on my blog!!! :) I can't wait for the April Mid-Month cloth to start. Always wanting something new to start. I am still moving along on the baby blanket. I should have it all done in the next few days. I am going to Florida for a little chill time with my husband, so want to get it done and start the scarf that I have been wanting to do, and plan on taking that with off to work on the baby blanket. I will post pics as soon as I get it done!! 7 cloths done..........17 more to go!!!

Mid March Dishcloth KAL

Here is the March mid-month dishcloth KAL. It is a fun one. I have made a few of these in the past. They are Illusion cloths. This one is of a Bunny for Easter. In the first picture you can only see the blue and white stripes, but in the second picture taken at more of a horizonal level, you can see the picture. These are always a lot of fun. Thanks Cheryl for the pattern!! Ok that is 6 cloths down and 18 more to go. I am having so much fun with this challenge!! Almost have the baby blanket done so I can start on the scarf that I want to do.

March Dishcloth KAL

This is the beginning of March Dishcloth KAL and it was really a great one. This cloth was designed by a very talented young lady, her name is Lindy. This cloth is called "The Empty Tomb" and is for easter time! I am a little behind getting this posted. Thanks Lindy for the great pattern!! Go check out her blog and look at all the things she makes. Well that is 5 cloths down and 19 more to go!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I have entered a contest. I don't do these very often, but thought it would be fun. Go and check it out of you want to enter......go to Have fun!! Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Other Projects

Here are some pictures of some other things that I have been working on. The baby blanket is about 3/4 of the way done. The pattern is from a dishcloth pattern that I got from Sue Shaefer's Harvest Moon Designs. It is called Easter Grass and instead of casting on 40 I cast on 160. I am using size 10 1/2 needles and Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Light Purple. It is really turning out pretty, I want to crochet a white border around it to finish it up. I promised my DH that I would not cast on anything else except KAL's until I get this blanket done!!! Ugh am I crazy?? So I am knitting like a crazy woman trying to get it done!! ( I have to cast on my first pair of socks!!! ) Also, I am knitting little baby wash cloths to go along with the blanket as a gift to a friend that is having a baby! Well off to work on the baby sock yarn is just sitting here waiting to be cast on!!! lol

Feb. Mid Month KAL

Here is the Feb. Mid Month KAL. The name of it is "Finders Keepers" and is designed by one of my favorite people Sue Shaefer, and the link to her site is here on my blog. It is "Harvest Moon Designs" and she has wonderful patterns for sale, and some free ones also. Thank you Sue for this wonderful pattern for us all to knit this month, I love it. I was not to thrilled with the colors we were to use......"Verde Green & Mauve" but love the pattern. I posted 2 pictures of the cloth 1 up close so you could see the little windows in the pattern, and the other of the full cloth. I will make this one again with different colors. Maybe a solid and a ombre!! I am so glad this is a short month, because that means the next KAL starts on Saturday!!!! I am ready to start!! 4 down and 20 to go........I am keeping up with this challenge!!

Feb. Dishcloth KAL

Here is my dishcloth for the beginning Feb. It is a picture of a Valentine Candy Box. I did it in Peaches and Cream "Rose Pink" I think it turned out really pretty. My girls really like this one. I think they would swipe it if I had not told them that I needed to take a picture of it first. I don't think they know I finally did!!!!!!!!!! So it is neatly tucked away in my dishcloth drawer.

So now I have 3 done and 3 posted and 21 more to go!! I am also working on some baby cloths and a baby blanket that I will post pics of later. I also go some sock yarn that I ordered the other day, and can't wait to cast on for my first pair of socks :)

Feb. Mid Month Dishcloth

Here is the Jan Mid Month Dishcloth KAL that we did. It is really pretty and is a pattern that I will use again!! I knitted it with Peaches and Cream "Daisy Ombre" The pattern is called " Diamond on Lace". I am going to give this one to my Mother in Law for her new kitchen. They just bought a 100 year old farm house in Texas, and re-did the whole inside of it, so thought it might go with her kitchen and yellow is her favorite color. 2 down and 22 more to go!! Other than not getting them on my blog until now, I did get them done on time, and as they were posted!!

Football KAL Cloth

Well I finally got my pictures taken so that I can post them here. This is a picture of the first cloth that we were to do in Jan. It is a picture of a football........and I knitted it while watching!! I knit it up with Peaches & Cream "Ecru". We were to use a tan or brown, but I had not ordered the pre-packs that Flo made up for us, so used what I had out of my stash!! I think it turned out pretty good. One down and 23 more to go!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

New Blog, New Year!!

Well I finally did it, I created a blog. Now I can post pictures of my finished KAL's and everyone can see that I am keeping up with the challenge that I signed up for!! I also want to post things that I want to do this learn to knit socks, and get other knitted project done!
Hope to keep up with this and have fun with it also.