Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Crawling out from the depths of ......

Oh man, sorry I've been MIA, but I woke up on New Years Day with a head cold/flu that really knocked me out :(

I spent my much anticipated 3-day holiday in my jammies and robe! I thought it was bad enough my 4-day Christmas break had me stormed in with a blizzard but surely I'd make good use of the next break. Not so much.

I did, however manage to crochet some scarves for upcoming birthday gifts :)

I used fluffy, soft homespun yarn and a fairly large crochet hook. I knew I didn't have the gusto to go to the basement and paint, but at least I felt somewhat creative doing something as I just sat there.

Oh, did I mention what Dale gave me for Christmas??? It's a Kuerig Platinum coffee maker!

When I first opened it, I thought....'oh-oh, we've dated too long now, he's giving me kitchen appliances' but after I opened it and used it, I LOVE IT! (Ignore the messy background in my pics today!)
It came with 12 little cups of individual coffee/tea blends. Even a Hot Chocolate! I've also got the metal filter which allows me to use my own coffee and that will save $$. Those little cups are awful handy though!

I'm back at work and quite swamped this time of year. Many of our farmers defer their checks so on the first of January, I'm usually busy, busy, busy getting them paid. This year, writing $2 million in checks with a bad cold, a.k.a. THICK FOG is rather difficult. Sure hope I don't mess anything up. Yikes!

I'm hoping to wrap things up here today and get over to visit your blogs soon. I've missed you all!

Happy New Year!
Darla

17 comments:

Jackie said...

I have a Keurig and I love mine as well.A little noisy but oh so wonderful:) I order my cups online , let me know if you need a link..

Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi Darla,I feel a lot that you this sick one.. terrible coincidence I am also with a fort catches flu and sore throat and nor the pajamas I remove.. I only want to be to see Tv hugged in a hot blanket.
Super beautiful the scarf.. I love crochet... I love done things the hand.. it's has a love touch.
Now pleased me a hot chocolate of yours plans new.. ahahahaha
xoxo
yasmin

All My Yesterdays said...

Oh Darla, I'm so glad you're back and hopefully feeling much better, What a rotten time to be sick! Love how you spent your time though and love your new gift from hubby..sweet guy! ok. get back to being you and I'll check here again soon.
Have a great week.

Mary said...

I have a Keurig too!! I love it!!! I order my cups online from Coffee Cow. My favorite is Emeril's!!! It is so nice to have a fresh cup at your fingertips isn't it.

I hope you are feeling better - and the scarves are wonderful. I have not knitted much lately, I think I need to pull my yarn out!!

Wishing you a blessed New Year!!

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back Darla!! Like your Keurig!!

Diane said...

Wow, Darla, alot of the bloggers have been ill these last couple of weeks--I hope you're feeling better. I love the scarves--I use to crochet a long time ago--very relaxing.

Micki said...

eurgh these illnesses do get about don't they? I was ill for the whole of the Christmas holidays *yuck*!!
Hope your feeling much better soon.

Micki x

Mana Moon Studios said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I do hope you feel better very soon! The new coffee maker is fabulous (my in-laws have one and love it) and the scarves are adorable!
♥Sharon

Renee said...

I am glad you have crawled out of that sick hole, yucky place to be.

No I haven't received anything yet, but now I am looking forward to it.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Kelly said...

Bleh...i was sick over the holidays too. Such a yucky feeling...and then always double the work to catch up on as you try to get over it. Keep feeling better.
The scarves are lovely.

luthien said...

awww... so sorry about the attack of the bug :( glad you are back in action ... and with a vengeance too! them scarves are superb! i miss scarf days :)))

Nicola said...

Hi Darla sorry to hear you have been ill, i have missed you! The scarves are wonderful and will make great presents, hope you are feeling back to normal soon!
x

Jackie said...

Here You go http://www.coffeeicon.com/,I order from here. Quick shipping and good prices:)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh I know the feeling...I am still not quite 100% yet...urggg

Serena said...

Darla, I'm so sorry to read you have been sick. However, I LOVE those scarves you made and congratulations on your Keurig! I hope you feel much, much better real soon ~ xo

Julie-ann Bowden said...

These scarfs and you're painting are both very beautiful. So versatile, even more impressed now!

Hope you pick up quickly! Sorry you have been under the weather,Mmm! I have just realized this is as double meaning,lol!
Seriously so pleased you are back!

Hugs!

Julie

Jo said...

That Keurig looks awesome! I keep thinking that if I had one of those I would cut my caffeine intake by quite a bit. One good cup, rather than half a pot to myself! ;)

And you managed to crochet those lovely scarves while you were sick!?! You go, girl!!