Monday, January 30, 2006

My best daydream

So I've foung it, my dream house. While trapped under a sleepy baby, I scanned the the internet, and I've found the best web site ever: real estate in Europe, most importantly France. So I thought I'd share my day dreams with you all. I can just see me curled up in an armchair knitting in the afternoon sun with a mug of tea nearby. Hmmmmmm......

Thursday, January 26, 2006

30 at 30

I've been meaning to post this list for awhile, but the Munchkin and school has taken up a lot of time. So here is my New Year's Manifesto. Since I turned 30 on New Year's Day, I decided rather than setting typical resolutions I would choose 30 things I've always wanted or meant to do. So here I go, and these are in no particular order:
1. Do shoulderstand
2. Do King Pigeon
3. Do headstand
4. Knit a sweater for myself (Eris?)
5. Lose 20 pounds
6. Make a perfect cheese souffle
7. Finish my herb garden (tea garden)
8. Set up my cutting garden
9. Lower my cholesterol
10. Finish NANOWRIMO
11. Enter 3 writing contests
12. Join the church choir
13. Do the Cropwalk
14. Get more Blog savvy
15. Make 12 items for the Ocoze Huyaku Project
16. Set up a recycling center in the garage
17. Increase my tomato crop
18. Get through "Cracking the coconut"
19. Get through my French country cookbook
20. Finish Zoe's baby book
21. Put up the outdoor Xmas lights
22. Read Wuthering Heights
23. Read Swann's Way
24. Watch more hockey
25. Read Anna Karinina
26. read Madame Bovary
27. Master Whole grain bread
28. Use up the farmer's cheese in my freezer (there's tons)
29. Get Zoe into a real routine
30. Go to the farmer's market more often

And as if 30 weren't enough, I'll be conquering my fear of Math this year. By Xmas I have to get through at least one semester of calculus. Lord help me.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Spring already?

I walked across campus with out my jacket today. The grass was green, the squirrels were playing and the birds were making a racket. The Quad was hopping! But wait isn't January? I could have sworn the semester just started, but it feels as though it's drawing to a close. Go figure. I guess I'm just grumpy. Three hours of math will do that. Oh, wait! There's more, probably another hour of math homework. Why does Science have to be so linked with Math? I bet I could do Organic chemistry with out Calculus. Do you dare me?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

So I went a little picture crazy, But it had been so long, and a blog just isn't fun without pictures. So....
This is a scarf for my MIL , but the yardage isn't right for the pattern, so it's about to be ripped out. The picture isn't very good, because there is a pattern and a row of bobbles on the end. Of course due to the nature of bright variegated chenille, the pattern isn't very obvious in person either. But MIL likes it an she paid for the yarn so...
This is Petrol otherwise known as DH's xmas present. But I found out that some of my measurements were off, so I have more to do before I finish, including ripping out the CO edge to continue up the back. I could kick myself, so that too has gone to the side for a night or two.
This is actually just Lion Brand Homespun that I had left over. But the gauge works for the new cover sweater, and I love ballet wraps....
But here is something exciting: my first toe up sock (first successful one). And now that I got my provisional stitches untwisted, I love this method. Now I have 'take with me knitting" which is a must.
And finally this is Koigu I forgot I had, so Clapotis here I come! Except that I'm trying to hold out until the vest is done. I don't want DH's head to explode. Anyone else running in multile directions?

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Curse you stomach bug

Ok, no pictures yet, or real interesting posting for that matter. The munchkin got a stomach bug, and has been very ill. It's an odd feeling to watch your four month old choke her way through the stomach flu. Poor thing got all red and weepy. And it killed me to sit there and watch. I know it has to run it's course, but oh, it killed me. So far today she's been holding Pedialyte down, and so far a little milk. Fingers crossed. We go back to the Doc tomorrow, but more importantly I hope she's perkier tomorrow. She spent most of this evenign screaming because she was hungry. I don't blame her, but I couldn't give her too much too fast. Ah, the joys of motherhood. I would rather be sick myself than watch her go through it. Now I know how my Mom felt when I was so sick as a baby. Sorry Mom!

Monday, January 02, 2006

I'm back

Well, I'm back from Wisconsin, and not a moment too soon. It was a very emotional holiday, on top of which I got a second case of mastitis and a round of food poisoning. To top it off I turned thirty. So I'm happy to be back home and I'm trying to get back to normal. I'll be putting some pictures of the munchkin tomorrow, and maybe I'll even get a little knitting done tonight, after some unpacking. I'm so glad to be home.