Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
I LOVED being at the beach-we had great weather and got to do all of our favorite things-bike rides, beach, pool, eat, shop, eat some more. Thing 3 ate the requisite amount of sand and got sand in EVERY available crevice (and even some unavailable ones) and the older girls got to go on a pony ride so they had a blast. I didn't get tons of knitting done because I honestly just didn't feel like it and for us, vacation is completely a "have a good time" time so we don't really do much that we don't want to do that week. (Ok, well, I don't really WANT to change diapers and cook dinners or make sure everyone is sunscreened constantly and clean sand out of cracks but there are some limits to the "it's vacation!" justification clause, particularly for Mom) I did do a lot of reading about knitting and reading my knitting mysteries though so it was like I knit vicariously through that. I also made some plans for my retirement to Hilton Head and where on the island I will open up my yarn shop and how I will make a killing off of all the richie golf widows-mwah hah hah hah!! It's all coming together....can I retire at 35?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
That's right, the Husband now has pink eye too and OH. MY. GOSH. You would think he was dying. He doesn't do well with illness in general and kind of has a wee tendency to be the slightest bit of a wimp about it (insert phrase "not that there's anything wrong with that..." to make it seem like I am not in any way being critical of this characteristic), but this has kicked it up to a whole new level of infantile behavior. He also has HUGE issues with anyone or anything touching his eyes so NOT a good mix. I literally have to sit on him to put his drops in his eyes and to his credit, he has gotten better about this. Now he only shouts a little when each drop goes in and then blinks uncontrollably whereas before he literally lurched forward thereby rocketing me off of him, jerked his head side to side and made weird squalling noises. Oh, they grow up so fast! I do love him very much and I do feel for him because this pink eye thing has been torturous for me as well. However, I have had it for several days now and have just gone about life as normal (well, despite the continual desire to pluck my eyes from their sockets and hurl them into the abyss), mostly due in part to the fact that I have worn contact lenses for the last 20 years so I am quite used to putting things in my eye, using eye drops and just general eye annoyances that occur on a routine basis when my contacts dry out, etc. So I am trying to drum up some extra sympathy for him-not real successful with that so far but I'll keep trying-after all, he hung in there for endless MONTHS of my nonstop, all day barfing with all 3 of our children so I guess I'll give him a couple days to pretend he's dying. However, NO ONE ELSE in this family can show up with this (Thing 3 has just gotten over it) either before or during vacation-I will just not have it! You hear that pink eye? I'm talkin' to YOU! Get on outta here!
3 days till Hilton Head...
ETA: New Knitty is up-yikes. Lace knickers, hole-in-the-neck tank, ill-fitting Noro tankvest-really?
Sunday, June 10, 2007
And a Sick Object:
No, I am not posting a picture of it, but I have pink eye and some sort of achy, sinus torture going on. I am grouchy about it and irritable and have been unable to post lately because of feeling like garbage and being in that "week before we go on vacation" stress mode. Sometimes I wonder if going on vacation is worth it with little ones-not because it is not fun, but the herculean effort involved sometimes negates the warm fuzzies associated with vacation. However, we always have a fantastic time once we get there so we will press on, sick or not!! I've got my knitting projects planned, my Summer Interweave Knits and Summer Vogue Knitting as well as my 3 knitting novels-any bets on how much I ACTUALLY do? I like to pretend I will have lots of quiet relaxing time-hahahahahahaha. Hmmm, maybe I should have listed myself under Silly Objects.
5 days till Hilton Head-the countdown begins....