Monday, December 19, 2005


Not that I've been oh so regular about posting this month, but I will off-line this week. We're going to the Woods for Xmas and I won't have computer access until next week. So Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a great holiday, and I'll be back soon to brag about all the knitting related gifts I receive (I hope). :)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Lesson Learned

Well, I've learned my lesson and it is: I have limits. I know it's earth shattering, right? After cramming for an exam until 1:30 last night, I slipped into over tired mode and laughed hysterically when Zoe threw up all over our bed. Then when the DH finally took her squirming and giggling into the family room, I slipped into what can only be called a coma. Truly he told me this morning that the munchkin was screaming her head off around 3:30, when he tried to come back to bed, and I had no clue. I don't think I even dreamed about her. So at any rate, I got up far too early for a cup of coffee and to review my notes, and had a little cry,because I was certain that I was going to fail this exam. Well, I made it through fairly well (I'm thinking low A or high B). But the lesson I learned is that I am cramming so much into such a small amount of time. I'm putting too much on my new Mommy shoulders. I need to make peace with my messy house. I need to take a day to get organized and do it in a way that I can keep up with. I need to think about cutting a class next semester. I don't want to kill myself to finish this degree and miss out on all the good stuff with the kid. When I got home after my exam and two errands, I was so happy to see her. She was ready to nurse and I got home just in time. She was all smiles, and my head was finally on straight, and it felt so good to be with her. Lately I've been so frantic that snuggling with her is too time consuming, but no more. My little pumpkin deserves to be snuggled and be with happy parents, even if we are a little sleep deprived. So at any rate that's my lesson of the day. Kind of a stop and smell the roses type of thing. Just insert baby where roses used to be. :P

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A break from Grey

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I had to take a break from the xmas knitting. Yesterday my fingers were flying and today I'm all thumbs. Not to mention that I won't use grey yarn fomonthses to come. Petrol's main color is grey, with an orange stripe, and the Irish hiking scarf is grey wool-ease. Ugh! My kingdom for wild color! I was thinking about working on Eris tonight, the red would do me good, but I don't know if I'm in the right frame of mind for all those wild cables. Maybe I'll pick up the MIL scarf, Crystal Palacchenillele, tulip colorway (bright fushia, orange and purple) It doesn't have to be finished for Xmasbecausese it isn't a present. But it would cure my grey mood. I'll have to see how the schoolwork goes. I'm trying to cram half the class into the last month. I don't want to be messing around with independent study while taking a full load on campus. Who knows if I'll be able to manage the full load and the munchkin. sighses* So much to think about, I'm better off not thinking. Hey look it's snowing. I'll try to focus on that for awhile.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Red Moahir scsarf for one of the Aunts
Close-up deatil, I love this pattern
So I didn't lie, I actually finished something. This is such an easy pattern, from the knit list. It knits up quickly on #10 needles. I made one of these last year for the MIL. This year my DH kept asking me: Is that a scarf for my mom? I told him three times, no this is for Nora, but I made one of these last year for your mom. And he would say: Oh, I knew that looked familair. He's clueless, but so cute. Now I'm working on an Irish Hiking Scarf for his Uncle, and a stocking for the munchkin. And my super secret project, Petrol in grey and orange for the hubbbie. He doesn't read this, so I can talk about it, but no pics until after he opens it. With my luck he'd see the progress in Iphoto and the surprise would be blown. It's really hard to finish something, when you can only knit it when someone else is at work. Usually I complain that he's not home, but now I want he to stay later. Hmmm. I just hope I finish it in time. So to that end I'm signing off to make the most of "naptime."

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Now that's an upper!

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

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Sure it's 4:00 in the morning, but this really perked me up. Just finished a red mohair scarf for xmas. That helps too, I like to feel accomplished. I'll post pics later. I'm going to try to take a nap. Of course now, will be the point when the munchkin wakes up hungry. Now that I'm tired of waiting for that last feeding. :P

Friday, December 02, 2005

Living Bob's Life

Everyday is the same, dinner time rolls around and I think: Where has the day gone? When the fussing becomes too much I start the Daddy countdown: how long until day comes home so I can hand you off. I love my munchkin, I really do, but the teething process has started only a week after sleeping through the night started, and no, she is no longer sleeping through the night. My xmas knitting progress has halted, and my schoolwork got kicked to the corner, and still, she cries and NOTHING gets done. We're back to fussing all night and almost complete unpredictability. And I was just cleared from the Mastitis... It's one thing after another, and I'm seriously starting to question my abililty to go back to school in January. I can't seem to fit in my independent study work now. Maybe it will be better with clear deadlines, or maybe my head will explode and I won't have to worry about it anymore. *sighes* It's just one of those days.