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Finally Done

no show men's/boy's sock

no-show mens/boys sock

Womens no-show sock / Peds

womens/girls no-show sock / Peds

I’m finally done with those dratted no-show wool-blend, socks that I’ve been trying to knit up for my son per his request. Trying to take notes and making up a pattern is no fun but now that I’m done, I feel very accomplished. One more thing I can knock off my list! In my mind, it shouldn’t have been so complicated but with everything in the world to distract me and all the unravelling I did… I’m just glad I’m done with the pair.

I also included some pictures of a pair of no-show socks for women that I completed some time ago for my daughter but I think I’m going to rework the pattern so that the toe is smoother like my son’s. Here we go again…

When do I get a pair for myself? I guess after I do the family’s first. ha-ha-ha…

womens/girls no-show sock / Peds, view of heel

view of the heel of the no-show sock / Peds


Our Pets

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my two lovely ladies, Alice and Olivia

I love animals and I love watching animal videos on YouTube. Both my daughter and son are the same way. My husband on the other hand, is not an animal lover and does not care for the cute animal vids at all. So the three of us will snicker and giggle and then, overwhelmed with curiosity, he deigns to look over, only to find us crowded over my iPhone over another animal vid. Hahaha.

What’s funnier about this is that somehow we got this man to agree to letting us have not one but TWO dogs! Admittedly, before we got Alice and Olivia, we had our Choochie (AKA Akuma) a sweet, adorable yet feisty Malti-Poo who had died and left a huge and gaping hole in our hearts, even in the heart of the one non-lover. Even my husband was won over by that little guy.

Six months after his death, somehow we ended up with two puppies. Two, little puppies, I thought I was crazy but our 70ish neighbor didn’t want the two split up. They were sisters and he insisted they stay together. And the kids, they really needed the dogs, something to love that would love them back.

When my son was very young, he was deathly afraid of dogs. In my opinion, a child should never be that afraid of animals. So I started working on my husband when my son was about two about the need to have a dog and when he turned eight, we finally got our Choochinator (AKA Choochie, AKA Akuma -he was only six pounds, by the way). That was a huge stepping stone for our son. He quickly got over his fear of dogs and now, he is crazy for any kind of dog/animal just like his mom and sister.

So now it’s been about a year and a half since we got the two girls and we are all, and by all I mean all four of us, in love with the girls. Alice is the feisty runner, and Olivia is the obedient, bundle of nerves and I would not have it any other way.


My Mental Korean Dramas

I’ve always known I was a little egocentric, but the other day, I surprised even myself.  They all say that there can only be one Queen in the house and if there’s another girl in that said house, there’s gonna be a fight for first, and let me tell you right now, it’s true.  I really do try to be a good mother to both my daughter and son, but it’s so hard!  And not in the way you’re thinking either!  The girl is a ‘tween…  need I say more?  I’m soooo annoyed even now, just thinking about it!  LOL!  I really shouldn’t be because she’s Just-Like-Me, but that’s exactly why I think I’m so annoyed!!  But that’s just a little theory I have about my “condition”.

So here’s the story…  We were all at my cousin’s house after dinner when as soon as our asses touched down around the coffee table, she (my daughter) just started in on an endless stream of chatter about nothing in particular (in my very supreme opinion, that is) and would not shut up nor would she stop hogging center stage!  I seriously could not get two words in before she’d cut me off mid-breath and start again!  Oh… My… God, that got my blood pumpin’ hard!  I started getting annoyed and began to give her my “death ray” expression hoping that would silence the non-stop chatter but NO, she noted, then Ignored my look and kept right on going, totally undeterred!  (I think I may need to work on Laser Eyes instead, I may have heard that it works better…)  My mental conversation to myself conducted in a high-pitched, highly offended tone was, “But I’m Queen Bee, and I’m always Queen Bee where ever I go!!!  What the hell is going on?  I’m so confused!  Why the hell is she not shuttin’ up?  I have such interesting things to say and this girl is not letting me say all those witty little tid-bits I have to bestow on my public’s listening ears!!!”  I was getting more and more frustrated when I forced myself to get a grip and take a mental step back.  I had to laugh, I was competing with my own daughter for the spotlight!  Oh geez…  I’m trying sooo hard to hang on to my position as Queen F’ing Bee but I think soon, it may be ripped forcefully from my Aged Hands.  Why can’t I just be asked to Gracefully hand over the scepter?  I’m thinking I may have to make some plans to oust the Junior Just-Like-Me Bee…  hehe…he…he…  No, really, I might just have to do that….  ^^ !


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