Saturday, December 8, 2018

Waaay Behind...

There is a reason I am not a food blogger. Even thoug usually, by this time in December, I have been so busy in the kitchen that I am posting pictures like this:

and this:

as I get ready for the annual Knitters' Christmas Party. This year, I have been busy snuggling the most content little guy I have ever met,

so I am way behind in the Christmas food parade! I have only barely started the candy, and there are almost no cookies baked. But since the 2018 Knitters' Christmas Party is this afternoon, I thought I would do some catching up last night, and...you know what they say about the best laid plans. Well, what do you think happens when the plans are last-minute and off the cuff? Right. Not food blog things, but ugly cookies. 

Sometimes two kinds of ugly cookies.

Perhaps I should wear an ugly sweater to the party to match the cookies. 

Yeah. Perhaps not. 

Anyway, today is the day, and the cookies are tasty (even if they are not as pretty as they could be), so I think I am ready to party! I hope that you have some fun things in the works for your weekend, and that your holiday plans are coming along well. If you are also behind, I feel your pain, and I am doubly thankful that you took a breather to read the blog.

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health! (That's what I'll be doing all afternoon with my knittahs! Wish you were here!)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Snuggle Up, Buttercup!

This has been a week of snuggling. Baby snuggles, because this guy is still so very fresh and new!

Kitty snuggles, because there was a problem in our gas lines that knocked out heat for our whole neighborhood!

Even Santa snuggles...because most of this week has been COLD and snowy! There have been many hand knits worn.

At the height of it, we lost our gas service for about 27 hours. Now that service is restored...and we have heat, hot showers and use of the oven again...I think I will spend the day thinking about Christmas baking and decorating. Maybe I will even put out a decoration or two before the day is done. !

Since I have not yet adorned anything but myself (see Santa necklace above) for the upcoming holidays, and I have barely started the parade of Christmas food and goodies, I am going to cut this short and post early. Perhaps a celebratory trip to the candy store and a craft fair are in order for the day! Oh, and maybe a stop in at Skyline Chili...mmmm, Skyline Chili. A trip to B.A. Sweetie's is not complete without a bumper of Chili on spaghetti!

Oh, and there will be knitting. Today is the 1st of December, and I have come up with more gifts to knit before the 25th! Knit Pam, knit! Oh, yes, I need a little Christmas! Right this very minute! What are your plans for this glorious December day? Whatever they are...

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!
The cats don't care what I do today...
as long as I sit down eventually!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Welcome to Our World!

So, last Thursday I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to our Pretty Knitty family. He was not due to arrive until Thanksgiving Day, so I was confident in working ahead for the blog, and I wrote a post about the anticipation. That post went live about 5 hours after his birth...not enough time to re-write the blog, and not very many pictures yet, so just the anticipation went live last Saturday.

This means that I really need to make up for lost time this week! After all, look what happened last Saturday!

A baby!  A brand-new little life came into our lives, and met his Pop Pop for the first time...

A new little life who makes this cute couple an adorable family...

A new little boy to snuggle and cuddle and kiss and spoil...

A new little man to watch football with the guys on Thanksgiving...

A new little Nugget to nestle into Gramma's hug...

So fresh and so new, but only small for a short time. Pardon me, friends, if the blog is short...I have so much snuggling (and baby knitting) to get to!

Welcome to the world, and the blog, our handsome new little Nugget of love.

I hope that your holiday was as lovely as mine,  and that your holiday shopping is well underway. Shop local today, friends!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health! (After all, Christmas is almost here!)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our porch to yours...

with baby snuggles!

If only I could bottle these, and carry them with me! 
Happy first Thanksgiving, little Nugget! 

I hope your day is full of your favorite things, and that your tummy is full of all the turkey and trimmings (if you like that sort of thing).

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Almost Turkey-Time!

Turkey Day is coming. So is my grandson. I do not know when exactly, that is largely up to him. No matter when that baby comes, though, I am hoping to have turkey ready for his parents on Thursday...or Friday...or Saturday...I mean, whenever they are ready for a meal!

There is nothing quite like the impending arrival of a baby to remind you who is really in control of it all. The mama is not in control.  The dada is not in control. The grandparents and the dog are certainly not in control. This timing is all up to that little guy, and the Big Guy. I am so thankful that God is in control, because my sense of timing really is not that good. 

Thank you God, for the promise of new life as we enter the holiday season. Thank you for creating people so full of love that it spills over until we create more people to love. Thank you that the love in our hearts is created with the capacity to multiply through children and grandchildren, never diminishing or running out. Thank you for loving us so much that you gave your one and only son to forgive our shortcomings, when human love is not enough to right a wrong or fill a void. You are a good, good Father, and I am thankful to be loved by you. Help me to love well, and by your example.

Watch over the parents-to-be and the newest additions to families all around us, and especially right now for my daughter and her son. Watch over labors and deliveries and new little lives as you bless us with more love than we can even imagine. Grant them health and hope and home-fires burning bright, because sometimes life here is hard...but it is always better with love. Thank you for love. 

I do not know what is in store for your holiday season, but I am fairly certain that mine will be full of baby snuggles (and dog cuddles and catonlap), and I am looking forward to it. Please forgive me if I seem distracted as I anticipate all of that. I promise that I am trying not to be a turkey as I wait!

Happy Thanksgiving Week to you, blog peeps, and on to the Christmas fun! I am excited to see your dinner on Facebook and Instagram, followed quickly by lights and trees.

Until then, thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!
Yes, the dog is wearing a sweater.
And yes, she is quite done being pregnant!