Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wow, Such a Change

Pre-K Photo (Fall)

Pre-K Photo (Spring)

...and here I thought two photo shoots in one school year was just excessive. My cynical-leaning mind was just shouting, oh sure, more money for the photo companies. We never had two photos taken when I was a kid, etc, etc, etc... But wow, what a change I see here!! Right here before my eyes and I didn't even notice until I just placed these two photos side by side. Wow, Nora you really do look different! I'm a bit floored, actually. You look almost baby-ish in your Fall photo from 2013 and undeniably girl-ish in your Spring one from 2014. And it's not just your looks that are different. You're now much less reserved, less unsure, much MORE talkative and super inquisitive to boot!!! And, *sigh*, much less the little toddler/baby/tadpole you once were :'(

However, Nora, you are still my first little darling and nobody can EVER change that. Much love to you Little P!! You're the bestest!!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

40 before 40...a bit at a time

a new set of goals, though some remain the same...only adding when i think of things worthy

1. go on a spiritual retreat
2. knit my own socks
3. bake something, anything that's allergy-free
4. develop a daily yoga routine
5. finish crochet wip's
6. find a church and become a member
7. crochet myself a cardigan
8. renew wedding vows (10 yrs)
9. learn to paint
10. host mom/kid sleepover
11. visit Chicago again
12. buy a house
13. learn to use a sewing machine
14. create recipe book/box for my daughters
15. write new patterns for P&Co
16. host a game night
17. learn to play the violin
18. grow my own tomatoes
19. update my wardrobe a bit (okay, a LOT)
20. eat more family dinners at the table
21. have friends over for dinner once in a while
22. update music collection
23. adopt a dog 
24. get an instagram account

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Me & Nora Time

I recently sneaked in some time, just for me and my eldest girl. I am SO very happy that I did :) We spent some creative time together at our local pottery painting place.

Nora made a drippy cone and I made a few tiny treasures. I absolutely savored each minute that we spent. Our one-on-one is far too scarce.

It felt so good to reconnect with my girl. Especially since she is in school now. She is starting to become a part of this great, wide world. It's been a bit tough letting go.

Honestly though, she is doing so well. She makes me so proud every day. Still, it feels nice having her all to myself. Even for only an hour.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Giving Back

Little P and Company (that's me) is offering five original crochet patterns for FREE on Ravelry. Just click on the link, choose your fave and download it free of charge :) Don't have a Ravelry account? Signing up is free. However, if you like, I can post the patterns here as well. Just ask :) Here's what's up for grabs:

Honestly, I've been wanting to do this for quite some time and I'm so very glad that I did. It feels good giving back to the knitting/crocheting community that has given so much to me. I hope you'll consider stitching up one of your own. If you do, please share on Facebook or Ravelry!