Drawing a Blank

Not sure what to write about today? I worked and we were quite busy. Two emergencies came in and luckily we were able to treat them, but it is stressful.
Anyway, I’ve been making progress on my striped socks & I like how they are turning out. That’s all I got ☺


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I Try…

Well, I missed posting yesterday so once again, I fail at blogging. Oh well, no sense in beating myself up for something I choose to do 🙂
Yesterday was kind of a crappy day for me as I worked in the morning. It was pretty slow at first but then we had an emergency come in while I was talking to one of my co-workers. I didn’t even realize the dog had come in until one of my other co-workers told me. Even though it didn’t change what was done to the dog, nor would things have gone faster, but I really feel like I dropped the ball. I hate it when I feel that way.
At any rate I try to focus on the fact that each day is a chance to start fresh…so here’s to tomorrow!
P.S. Working at a vet clinic really puts hair on your chest! 😉

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I and planned to write a real post about something tonight, but I am far too tired for it. *sigh* Hopefully I’ll be up for it tomorrow as the kids are out of school on Friday ☺


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I couldn’t remember if I had talked about this before, but I am also on Instagram. You can find my page here: https://www.instagram.com/bethblueknits/ .  I don’t post a lot, but thought I would share.


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Meet Bernadette

This is our dog Bernadette, or Berni, for short. She is a Bernese Mountain Dog-Poodle mix born October of 2015. Hubby has always wanted a Bernese Mountain Dog & while I have seen many Bernese pups which are always the SWEETEST dogs, they are also prone to many health issues. So even though he repeatedly has said he wants to get one, I have always said “no”. But then, one of his employees sent a picture of a Bernese-Poodle mix & he was smitten. I agreed to getting her because, as a mix, she will hopefully have fewer problems than her purebred father. So Berni became our family Christmas present. Tumbleweed was initially wondering what the heck this little puff ball was that was barking at her, but she warmed up to her pretty quick. It seemed that Berni helped invigorate Tumbles in her old age, but there’s only so far the clock can turn back. In April of 2016 we had to euthanized Tumbleweed after she fell down the stairs. She helped teach Berni how to be our dog.
Here’s Berni after her first grooming:

I think she was embarrassed to be naked! Here she is playing with her “cousin” (my brothers in-laws dog) Nova in Illinois last summer:

Last December we got 2 guinea pigs named Baby Snowball & Freeda (I’ll write more about them later). Bernie is so gentle with them, she’s never chased or tried to bite them, but she is SUPER jealous when they get attention. She pretty much likes to do this:

That’s Snowball on my lap with Berni reminding me how cute she is.



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Movie time

Today was mostly a lazy day in our house, but we did got to see “Thor: Ragnarok”. It was really good! There was a good blending of humor & action so if you get a chance to see it, I would recommend it!


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More socks!

When one finishes a pair of socks, it is only natural to immediately cast on for a new pair. Back in April, my family made a trip to Hawaii, our first to the lovely islands.

I brought along a pair of socks to finish & another skein to start another pair. I wanted something kind of tropical so I brought Malabrigo sock in Arco Iris & picked a simple eyelet pattern from a baby sweater. These have been my purse knitting since then. I finished them on Halloween & I’m very pleased with how they turned out! Here is the link to the project on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/bethblue/sock-recipe-a-good-plain-sock-5

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