Wednesday, May 30, 2007
All we need is the railing and the steps and we can eat outside again! We eat outside almost every nite in the summer and I've been really missing it-well, not the splinters, death defying railing and nausea-inducing swaying of the old deck, just the being outside part. The new deck is sway-free and splinter-free and also half the size of the old one which is actually way better-the old one was TOO big and just an eyesore. The Hubby has done a FANTASTIC job-give him a shout out in the comments!!
In other news, Thing 2 has been very sick-her fever topped out at 105 (yes, that's right) on Monday-of course a holiday when the doctor's office was closed as per the usual way we like to roll here at Chez Things. We thought it was a reaction to her immunizations and all we could do was keep her fever down with meds but by yesterday she was all scratchy throated and it turns out it is strep. She's a tough cookie, though-she did not complain and when she was drugged up and her fever was down, she was out playing with Thing 1 just like nothing was wrong! Our doctor, who is a great man, let me bring her after the office had "officially" closed yesterday (did I mention he is a great man??) and after just one dose of her antibiotics and ibuprofen, she was up and at it again. And I even got in some knitting time at the doctor's office! All's well that ends well, right?
Finally, Thing 1 is out of school for the summer and we are looking for fun adventures to do this summer-any suggestions?
Saturday, May 26, 2007
This is my sampler square made of different types of stitch patterns including seed stitch, cross hatch, and a sidewaysish cabley thingy. It pulls in sitting there but can be stretched out fine for blankie fittage.
All these squares are knit from Elsebeth Lavold Angora in a burnt Orange/Rust color which I had in my stash and it is VERY soft and squooshy and I just want to snuggle my squares-but that would be kind of weird.....I guess............right?
These are coming along just fine-only a bazillion more to go...(and by bazillion I mean 11 but it seems like a lot when time is limited by squalling babies, deck building, sick kids (Thing 2 has some nasty virus), school awards ceremonies (Thing 1 is now OFFICIALLY a second grader-woot!), and the bane of my existence....laundry. I hate laundry.
(Note to self: Look into nudist colony. Think of all the savings!! Detergent, water, money, time.... What's with all the clothes wearing anyway? Oh right, to cover the stretch marks...never mind)Finally, I leave you with a picture of part of my Mother's Day gift (I'm a little behind in my pictures...and everything else in my life) from my beautiful Things 1, 2, and 3 (and a wee bit of help from the Hubby)-2 skeins of Regia Bamboo that is INCREDIBLY soft and a sheepy tape measure whose tail is the tape which retracts when you squeeze his tummy and which I have been wanting for years so it worked out well when Thing 1 broke my other regular, non-cute tape measure 2 days before Mother's Day (she thought of it on her own, though-I've trained her well, young Jedi!). They TOTALLY spoiled me this year-I also got a gorgeous 14K white gold Mother's Necklace with real stones (i.e. not colored glass and one of which is a diamond-go Thing 2 with your birthstone!), lovely flowers and a super duper lunch out. Hmmm, I think I'll keep this job, even if it does involve laundry.....
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
My husband sent me this breaking news. Make sure to check out the labeled picture carefully and watch the slideshow to get the full story. The Hubby's comment in response to this story was "I think it answers a lot of questions, and solves a lot of problems!"
He just doesn't understand.
Excuse me, I have to go get my snorting, shedding, house-peeing, tooting dog off of the table-again.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I bet you didn't know that building a new deck cures sibling rivalry, banishes bad attitudes, completes housework, and induces great napping in tiny babies. It's my daydream-I can think what I want.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I'm off to try and get another square started myself. I caught myself feeling badly because I haven't done as many squares as some others but then I realized that it really is meant to be something that helps everyone heal whether we do that by knitting 100 squares or 1 square, doing complicated squares or simple squares, using fancy yarn or plain yarn. A healing square is a healing square and each one is unique and that's the point-it's not a competition or a requirement to knit so many squares. (ok, now the word square is starting to look and sound weird to me-does that ever happen to you when you keep using a word? squaresquaresquare-how 'bout now?Anyhoo...) I'm proud to be a part of the community of knitters who've come together to support Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!
Friday, May 11, 2007
And this!!:My yarn for the mitered square baby blankie (well, some just came up from my basement but that's not really important-I just wanted to put in one of each color to get a good feel for the color combo-and a fun picture) I'm a few stripes into my first mitered square and I CAN'T STOP!! (And thank you wonderful super-fast eBay sellers who got my yarn to me in record time-I only bought it on Tuesday-woohoo!) Off to knit, no time for blogging-have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
How do you like my picture? I know you have been terribly exhausted lately because I keep getting you up real early to feed me and stuff so I decided to write your blog entry for today. I sure have seen you do a lot of running around the house lately-why do you keep putting all our clothes and the rugs and sheets and towels that that new pug peed on in that big metal noisy monster? It's so rattly!! Anyway, I enjoyed chewing on your fancy yarn today-thanks for letting me do that while you made some orange yarn thing. You've been making lots of orange thingys lately-what are they? I saw my big sister, I think you call her Thing 2, making something with 2 pointy sticks and some string-she seems to be getting good at that! I much prefer drooling on it. It gets all nice and slimy that way. I have had lots of fun riding in the van on our 100 trips we've been taking every day-it feels like we live in that thing this week! Whee! Especially yesterday's trips in all that cold, crazy rain. It's nice to have a little change of scenery I think-do you? I like to listen to the music you play, too. Especially the music at home-that funny ringing noise that comes from that little box with the voices in it. It seems to ring like that a LOT though and now whenever that ringing music plays, you shout "who is it NOW?!" That's funny--I didn't know you could talk to music boxes! It must be so much fun to be a mommy. You get to stay up late, get up early, you never have to take naps, you get to make all your own food AND stuff for daddy and my big sisters, you can play with big rattly toys, you get to drive the car all day, you get to take the doggies outside a bunch of times-so many fun things. It's hard being a baby sometimes-I just have to hang out all day, play with my stuff, take naps, and make cute smiley faces at people. They seem to like it. Well, I hope you don't mind me using the computer for a little bit-I just wanted to say hi and thanks for being my mom. See you at 5 in the morning!