Nov 24, 2010
Over the edge...
I need an intervention...
What do you think?
Yep, that's exactly what it looks like - a wine cozy...help!
Below, more fun with stash wool...
I really needed a break from socks!
Finn is modeling hubby's new hat, this is the first hat I've ever done in the round! But still afraid of circulars, I did it on double pointed needles which I'm comfortable with.
Today I attempted to make Mama Pea's Almond Cranberry Cake! This will be going to Thanksgiving Dinner at a friend's house tomorrow. Mine doesn't look nearly as beautiful as Mama Pea's, go check hers out and you will want to make it too! Not sure what happened other than I'm a great cook but a horrible baker... I felt like I needed a degree in rocket science to get it out of the pan! I will try it again, though, since I'm sure it will taste good (I snuck a chunk out of the bottom LOL) - I just need to work on aesthetics!
On to the BEST thing that has happened since we had the kids....
Hubby was promoted!
He has aced the test for this promotion twice a year, for the last several years, BUT... out of all the sailors eligible for promotion, only 1.9% were being advanced each year. This is no doubt due to the economy, many servicemembers are no longer getting "out" as usual, preferring to all stay in for the full 20 years! The pipeline thus has been clogged up with personnel that are normally lost through attrition. I found out late Sunday night that the results had been released, and a very tense 4 hours or so went by until I found out if he made it...he did! This had been the source of much stress because a couple of more years and he would have had to get out due to high year tenure. Now that he made it, he will no longer be in danger of this, and will now receive a retirement paycheck after he finishes serving 20 years... I can't tell you how much weight has been lifted off our shoulders with this one!
I am so happy for him, he works so hard and really deserves this!
This is truly a Thanksgiving we will remember even though we are all apart...and Homecoming + Christmas with family + this advancement? The will be the best Christmas EVER for our little family!
One more little Thanksgiving post set to go for tomorrow, but if you don't log on, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!