Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Just Like a Man

I forgot about my wedding anniversary. Yes that's right I complete lost track. For some reason I wrote it on the calendar, and seeing as I pretty much forgot it was September (I kept thinking I had another month somewhere) I almost blew it. But even though I started a little late I managed to pull out ahead. I got DH the collector's edition of Hoosiers, which may sound lame, but he's gonna love it. And I managed to find nice people to watch the munchkin so we can have a relaxed baby-free meal. Now the sad part is that we're goin to Red Lobster for "endless shrimp" and we'll probably eat until we're sick. Romantic, no? That's just the kind of sad people we are. The Endless shrimp thing usually runs during my B-day, na dwe've gone the last three years. And every year we come home and lay on the couch and moan like beached whales. It's amazing that we are as thin as we are. Of course that won't last for long. Lucky for me, breastfeeding has increased my metabolism ten-fold, so I may not bloat to badly.

Monday, September 26, 2005

A Box of Love

Again that mailman has gone above and beyond! :) He brought me the materials for some test knitting (this is my first time, I'm so excited) as well as a large box. Now I had no idea what the big box might contain. And low and behold, it was full of presents from my on-line knitting friends over at Indianaknits. What a bunch of sweethearts. There were sweaters and a blanket, a poncho and a few store bought outfits. Along with a gift certificate for a specially designed baby blanket. It was so sweet. I slowly opened each bundle and showed the item to Zoe, who was actually awake for the whole thing. I told that one day she will understand how wonderful this box is. Because one day she'll understand the work and love that goes into handmade items. It may sound cheesy, but my heart swelled from all the love that was in that box. This is why I knit. Thanks guys!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dreary Day

It's a dreary day around here. Lots of rain, little sun. It's a perfect day to curl up with a mug of tea and some knitting, but I promised DH I would get some school work done today. I am woefully behind. So I've been studying philosophy rather working on a pair of socks that calling my name. I also need to get some work done on an Irish hiking scarf I'm making for xmas. I'm woefully behind on my xmas knitting as well. So after dinner I may call it quits with the school work, and switch to knitting. I wonder if can talk DH into giving the munchkin her bath. I bet he'd only be interested if I was working on school work. Hmmm, I may just try it anyway. The two of them have been stuck to each other all day. It's really cute though.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Victory is mine! Bring me the finest bagels and muffins in all the land! Actually victory is partially mine and mostly belongs to my friend Courtney, who helped me fix my links. Thanks girl! But I am feeling quite good because I made another, different mistake after she left, but I figured this one out on my own. I guess I'm not as computer illiterate as I thought I was. I'm just so proud! now, I want to tinker so more. But I know better than that. I shouldn't push my luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pretty New Yarn

The mailman was very good to me today. Along with a new IN STYLE, and a present for the baby, he hand delivered a box of yarn. The black yarn will be used for the Broad Street Mittens from knitty.com, for my Dad. They will make putting outdoor xmas decorations up in the north woods much more enjoyable. The bright yarn is for Anouk, again from knitty, for the munchkin to wear for Thanksgiving. The orange is lighter than I hoped but I think it will turn out okay.
Speakingof the munchkin, here's a picture of the hat I made for her. It's the umbilical cord hat from Stitch 'N Bitch (the original) I really liked the pattern so, I may make up a few more before it gets cold. It was fast, easy and mindless. A nice break from more intricate projects.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Low Productivity

I don't know where the days go. Today, it took me about four hours to bundle up the baby, go to the grocery store, bring the food home, unpack it, and put it away. In between baby wanted to nurse. And I had a splitting headache and tried to eat some lunch to help (it didn't help). So I found myself shelving the canned goods while heating up dinner. How sad am I?

I also have to admit that I feel like such a bad mom. Every time DH comes looking for me chanting: honey I think she's hungry again. I just cringe. How can something so little eat so much?

I have squeezed some knitting in, not today, but recently. I finished a little pink hat for the munchkin, and I got some work done on as Irish hiking scarf this weekend (xmas present). I really need to finish a pair of kids socks for charity so I can send off the other pair and the hat that are waiting. Deadline for that is Oct 1st. And I have an envelope of washcloths waiting for postage for Katrina victims. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow. Maybe it will help me feel more productive.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bathing Beauty

Zoe had her first tub bath last night, and pretty much screamed the whole time. She's a very modest little girl, and hates to be naked. She fusses and screams whenever we change her. And the poor thing kept wriggling herself sideways in the tub. It couldn't have been comfortable. At least it didn't look comfortable. And to think that I would spend the whole day in the tub if only the hot water would hold out. She obviously has much to learn.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Plunge

Well, I've finally done it, started a real blog. It may take a few days to figure it all out, but I'm really excited to have taken this step. More to come, even some pictures.