Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Here she is.... Dominique Kristine Quintana. Yeah, I know. I know. You were expecting a babe in arms, wrapped in a blanket that her Nana lovingly knit for her or at least a baby sweater or a layette. But here she is in her bathing suit for her first swim at her Tia Pat's house. This pic is one of my faves and this is my blog after all, so please bear with me.
As I write this, she is 16 months old. Can somebody please tell me how on Earth could I forget how active a kid that age can be? So yeah, I spend a lot of time helping her climb down from things. Like the toilet, kitchen chairs, the back of the sofa, you name it, she climbs up on it. (including me)
How is it that I'm actually able to write? She is sleeping in her crib. Woooo Hoooo! Why is that so remarkable?? Well, being the indulgent Nana that I am, let her sleep with me one cold winter's night (last year, mind you) when she had a tiny lil cold. She's been sleeping smack dab in the middle of the bed ever since. And let me tell you, there isn't enough room in that queen-sized bed for the Big Guy, a willful child who loves to sleep perpendicular to the grownups that are lucky enough to share it with her and yours truly. So yeah, I'm looking forward to slumbering without little feet in my back or little hands smacking me in the middle of the night. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Back from God knows where!

Wow, has it really been over a year??? My last post was in September 2009!
Geezus, what rock was I hiding out under??
Let me see... Dominique Kristine Quintana was born a month later and I have not been the same since!
Do I still knit? Yes. And I'm still casting on more than I am finishing. Has this "affliction" worsened? Unfortunately, yes. Have I knit anything for Dominique? Yes. How many items? NOT ENOUGH! As I sit here writing this, I am beginning to feel like a bad grandma. Plus my eyelids are getting heavy. After all it is a quarter to 1 AM.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Test run

A couple of days ago, my sister asked if i was going to have a baby blog so that friends and family would be able to view pictures of Summer's baby. I said "Oh yeah, I already have a blog, I may as well use that one."

Let's consider this a test run. I am going to post a picture into this post and see exactly how it works. Here goes!

And there she is... Aint she sweet??? But what if I have multiple pictures I want to post? Shall I just continue in this manner? Here goes another...
Okay i get the gist of it. So there's a toucan and a picture of my darling daughter.

Wow! I feel like a genius! So stay tuned for new episodes of "A Look into Lisa's World"

Making Ready for Baby

Okay, so it's been a hella long time since my last post. But here is a brief update...

Summer is due on Oct 9th. Today is September 29th. I am preparing to drive 11-1/2 hours in my little blue bullet to Fort Huachuca to spend some time with her before the little one arrives. I seriously hope she crosses her legs until I can actually arrive there and get at least semi-settled. I've been having nightmares of getting a call in the middle of the night and there's no way I can rush to her side, since she isn't even in California!

So I'm doing laundry, wondering what to pack and waiting for a check in the mail before I take off.

Here's to a safe trip, a speedy, easy labor and delivery for Summer and welcome to our world to the baby!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I can't believe it's been this long since I've posted to this blog! Let's see where I left off...

Yes, I remember now. I was saying that I was going to finish some ufos and would try my very best to stay focused on finishing the blanket I started for Summer's baby. Well, I can safely say that I have stayed knitting on that blanket and haven't put it aside to work on something else. But that doesn't mean it's done, either. It's coming along nicely, but unfortunately I haven't had much time to knit.

Opened the new gym in Exeter. Maybe "new" isn't the word for it. See, our bosses (the owners) purchased an existing gym in Exeter and are in the process of converting it to a Snap Fitness. (Like the one they own in Visalia) This has been a slow and painful process. In the meantime, I get to rise at 3:45 AM to be in Exeter by 5:00 AM to open the doors.

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Friday, April 3rd and I have decided to do something out of the ordinary for me. I am going to finish some projects that I started and cast aside when my ADD kicked in. I even went so far as to post a project on Ravelry. Yikes! I have to finish it now because it's out there for the world to see. (The knitting world anyway or maybe just the Chicks that use the site too. Or maybe just my sister, lol.)

Either way, it's a special project. I am knitting a baby blanket for my grandchild who will be entering this world sometime in October. Yes, I am going to be a grandmother. I guess I should have figured that having my children at a young age would also make me a grandmother at a young age as well. But it's all good. I guess not all grandmothers are the typical cookie-baking, stay-home-babysitting type. I'm definitely D none of the above.

4 days have passed and I did knit on the baby blanket. I also went on an urban hike with my sweetie and the dog, went out to the golf course (yay!) and putted and drove 100 balls, sucessfully avoided housework for countless hours and taught a couple of circuit training classes. Exactly how far did I get on the blanket? about 4 inches. At that rate, the kid might be able to take it to show and tell when he gets to the first grade. I have got to step it up! I'm off to knit.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh the Horror!

Busy, busy, busy. I'm very busy working and trying to play the greatest sport on earth. But some evil person has done his level best to take that away from me. Yes, someone stole my golf clubs from the trunk of my car. Along with my cart and two pairs of golf shoes, my sandals and my Adidas. I was so upset!

I still can't figure out exactly how. We do know that it happened the morning we left for Las Vegas. My car was in the driveway and not in the garage because we wanted Trudy to have room to run around, and Sean's car was right behind it. We were packing the car Thursday night and early Friday morning. I guess I popped the trunk to get something and didn't close it because my car shows no sign of forced entry. Hell, there is only one lock on the driver side door and that wasn't tampered with. I guess I should be thankful that I still have my car.

We know it happened Friday because Jess showed up to let Trudy run around sometime around 1 PM and he noticed that my trunk lid was up. He called my sister and asked if I would have left the trunk open for any reason and she said no. Well he shut the trunk and then never told me anything about it. It took me 'til Wednesday afternoon (right before my golf lesson) to realize they were gone.

It's not like they stole an expensive set -- it's the sentiment. I loved those pink Wilsons and my pink Adidas shoes and my Footjoy sandals and my pink golf balls. I love that I bought those clubs for myself when I was feeling so down in the dumps about my life and decided that I needed to get out. And I love the peace I feel when I'm out there on the course or the range. I love that I don't have to think about anything but the next stroke and where do I want the ball to go and what club to use.

As always, I look for the silver lining around every cloud and here it is. I do not, and I repeat, DO NOT miss that putter. It was a complete P.O.S. It's to blame for every missed putt I ever had. Also, I did get a hold of another set of clubs and shoes - - Summer's. Thank you baby!

Looking outside, I notice it's perfect golf weather! Gotta run!