Sunday, December 11, 2005
Rylie is now 5 years old and learning quite a bit in gymnastics. She is taught at the West Virginia Gymnastics Center. Rylie is now doing one handed cartwheels, the balance beam, and even starting on the parallel bars. She is shown here working on the balance beam and sitting with her gold medal. I am so proud of her!
Posted by geekymamaw at 8:16 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Knitting is just not the same without my new Ipod Nano. I listen to some great blues, a podcast, or an audiobook while I am working away on my latest project. Driving to work is now much less boring. This little beauty also holds all my photos, contacts, and calendar appointments. I have it skinned with an ice blue case and protective cover over the screen. Unfortunately the screen scratches way too easily without some protection. I don't always like to have earphones on, so i got this great iHome clock radio external speakers. The sound is suprisingly fantastic and full. It even has a sleep timer so my audiobooks can read me to sleep. These two products are a thumbs up in my opinion!
Posted by geekymamaw at 7:47 PM
Monday, October 17, 2005
Rylie is now in Kindergarten. She is doing well and is rewarded each day with a "Bull Smiley" if she behaves and is respectful to her friends and teachers. When she accumulates 10 "bull smileys" she can invite anyone she choses for a special lunch in her classroom. I had the privilege of being her guest today in the "Lunch Munch" program. I visited her school, teachers and even got to watch them play on the playground. I really loved spending the time with her.
Posted by geekymamaw at 3:44 PM
Sunday, October 09, 2005
After much work, painting, cleaning, etc, I can now say one room of our multiroom makeover is done. Have a look! This guest room used to be a family room until Bill and I transformed it. We are also repainting and remodeling the living room, dining room, "mamaw's sewing room", and the new family room, formerly the "basement". More pics will be coming. One thing I did learn from all the painting with my loving husband of 30 years.....never again. The marriage did survive, but we had a couple of rough weeks. We love each other, just don't let us paint together. Why the trouble you ask? Well look at it this way......I am a bit picky with the details in any paint situation, and my wonderful husband is a type B, easy going , and ok with that big drip on the wall person. If we could just meet in the middle, painting might not be so traumatic. We don't dare wallpaper. That was a "never again" task from the 80's.
Posted by geekymamaw at 8:10 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
We just returned from a trip to Amish Lancaster PA. I have to tell you, I have never seen finer quilting. The stitches are amazing. I am inspired to finish the two quilts I have on the hoops. I won't let myself start a new one until then. Lancaster County has so much to see. The shopping is unbelievable with all the outlet stores. Some of the best Amish shopping was in the little towns of Intercourse and Bird in Hand. (Yes, I know the names are strange). We toured an Amish farm and saw two incredible musical plays, "Ruth", and, " Psalms of David". I have been to Broadway, but this tops anything I have ever seen. I am now back to work to pay for all the money I spent. It was a worthwhile trip I must say.
Posted by geekymamaw at 6:43 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Our latest Mamaw-Rylie craft fun is to make miniature things from everyday items in the house. Rylie and I love to go to Barnes and Noble to get ideas. I found a book from American Girl called "Tiny Treasures". We learned how to make tables, wedding cakes, beds for our miniature world. Rylie is crafty like her Mamaw. Note: the toys are from McDonalds Star Wars collection.
Posted by geekymamaw at 6:44 PM
Sunday, July 03, 2005
I discovered podcasts as the newest way to listen to audio from the net. Think of it as TIVO for the internet audio. I am listenening to Mike and Evo on one of their Slice of Sci Fi podcasts as I write this. They are discussing the newest scifi shows coming out. Check out www.dragonpage.com and download a podcast. You just click on the downloaded podcast to listen. There are a few podiobooks currently offered on this page. I like the Pocket and Pendant story. New episodes each week. If you have a PDA or mp3 player, dump your downloaded podcast into it and listen to it on your way to work. I really like this stuff and it's free. To find other podcasts, just do a Google search for "podcasts"
Posted by geekymamaw at 5:11 PM
Saturday, July 02, 2005
I just turned 50 years old and thought I would usher in the next half century with a unique blog containing information on my many interests. Over the past 50 years, I find my interests mainly fall into four catagories: Being a "Mamaw", science fiction, knitting and needlework, and of course, computers. There is just nothing better than listening to a science fiction serial podcast on my Sony Th55 PDA while knitting a sweater for my grandaughter. Unless, maybe it is watching episodes of Stargate SG1 with a steaming cup of gourmet hazelnut coffee while quilting on my latest creation.
Posted by geekymamaw at 2:05 PM