Saturday, February 23, 2008


Well, I did it. Instead of taking a nap Friday afternoon, that I really, really wanted, I went up into the attic and inventoried and labelled all those tubs. I don't have as much junk as I feared but boy does DH! I did find that I have three or four boxes of what my brother calls TLPS (trinkets and little pieces of sh%%). These are generally gifts from the women in the family-little statues, vases etc, that are cute but that I'm not interested in having out or no longer want to have out. Next up for the attic: go through these boxes and either donate them to the fairy godmother or give them away at work.

Today Baby T got his monthly picture made. Oh, it was too cute and so hard to decide on the pose. Then the boys and I had coffee with Dad. I love having coffee with Dad but it is harder with two boys. Red is all over the place and half the time I'm nursing Baby T so it's hard to wrangle him. Oh well, I'm sure the men at the coffee shop enjoy the show!

After we got home Baby T was asleep and DH and Red were playing with some popits so I snuck off to the library. I even read Mary Englebreit's Home Companion while I was there. V. enjoyable trip.

Red is off to spend the night with my parents-he loves to go over there. I really appreciate my mom taking him like she does. He loves it, Dad loves it, She loves it and I get to clean house and sometimes even sew!

Friday, February 22, 2008

FOs and ToDos

Well, I finished all my UFOs from last year: bamboo
socks, DH's scarf, and the cardigan. I am especially
proud of that last one!

Updates on my ToDos:
1. clean one of Mom's closets a month-havent even
started this one.
2. blog my projects-doing better on this one.
3. sleep with DH-we're in the same room now at least.
4. teach DS#1 to talk-Have contacted ECI and now
waiting for an appt.
5. craft more-As soon as I find out where I can buy
more spare time.
6. fill in the front flowerbed-LawnGuy is working on
this one.
7. organize my attic-hoping to start this one this
8. organize my homedesk-done!
9. organize my closet-soon
10. work on the baby books for *both* sons-I've
started this one. I put in the new teeth for Baby T
as well as his rolling over and his first belly laugh.

Well, at least there is progress there. I started a
quicky knit project. I bought one of those Sushi
Wallet Kits a long while ago and I found it again this
week, after finishing the cardigan. I've knit the
wallet and two sushis. I want to knit all the sushis
before I felt everything. Just need a little time!

BTW, if anyone knows where I can buy spare time I
would appreciate it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I finished my Romantic Cardigan yesterday. Ties crocheted and sewn on. All loose ends tucked away. I tried it on several of the girls at work so I could see it on someone. V. chuffed.

Then last night I was folding some clothes and had Baby T on the floor near me. He looked like he was about to roll over and I said "Dude, you nearly did it." He gave me a look that said "What, this?" and over he rolled! From back to front. I was so excited! My baby is growing so fast!

So a finished sweater. That's nice. A new milestone for my baby? Even better!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


It is an absolutely beautiful ThankGodI'mAlive kinda
day outside. And I'm stuck inside working.

I haven't worked on my sweater or other projects this
weekend. I did manage to get most of my laundry done
before I came into work. I'll just have one load of
towels and blankies to fold when I get home.

The boyos are spending the afternoon with my parents
and all four seemed v. happy to see me scoot out the

I'm stopping off on the way home to see my preemie
niece who grows more gorgeous daily!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Not until you do your homework missy!

Still haven't finished my sweater. I've woven in some
ends and crocheted one of the ties but that's it.
I've also knit a swatch of Elann Sonata on some size 6
Denise needles. The yarn is a lovely gold colour and
I hope to knit a sweater from Big Girl Knits out of
it. Unfortunately the colour is currently sold out on
Elann so it will have to wait for a while.

I'm having to work today (a Saturday) for
reasons that I won't go into right now. One of my
coworkers told me to bring my knitting-and I did-
along with my crochet sweater, some noro for DH's hat,
and the tea towel I need to do for my sister.


I am not letting myself do anything "fun" until I
finish my work. So, really, I guess I shouldn't even be blogging!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nearly there!

Honestly, if I could get thirty minutes free I would be done with the sweater. Another thirty and I would have all the ends woven in attractively. So close!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Getting closer!

Yesterday I made it through about a quarter of row 5 on the border on the sweater! I would have done more but I was starting to get impatient and cross and I had a ton of housework I wanted to do. Will work on it during lunch today.

Yesterday I did four loads of laundry, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, washed all of the baby bottles AND sterilized them, cleared off my dresser and cleared off my desk. The last is a minor miracle because it has been covered in junk since the day I moved it into my bedroom. Now I would like to ruthlessly go through all my bookshelves, go through my closet and move my sewing and craft stuff out of the kitchen. Maybe even put the sewing machine up on my desk so I can use it more often. Crazy!

DH also reminded me that we need to get moving on the attic. He wants us to put up some insulating panels to see if it helps with our AC bill this summer. I want to go through our storage tubs up there. I have some clothes that I would love to wear up there as well as some things for the boyos and they are all in numerous matching grey tubs. I have one outfit that I bought for Red but it was the wrong size and season so he never wore it. It would be PERFECT for Baby T and I would like him to wear it for his picture in two weeks!

ETA: I just realized that I accomplished one of my goals for the year! #8 on the list is organize my homedesk and I did it! Now I just need to finish plotting with the yard guy. . .

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Well, we went out to dinner last night. And I distinguished myself by breaking my wine glass within five seconds of sitting down. It looked like it still had soap on it so I was wiping it with my napkin. I was really embarrassed. It was a fantastic dinner and DH let me splurge and get a $50 bottle of gigondas wine. It was just as good as I had read. It was a wonderful anniversary dinner.

I'm still crocheting away on my cardigan. I'm nearly finished with row 4 of the border-one more to go. Then I have six rows of border on each of the sleeves. The end is nigh and I will be v. proud and relieved to be finished with this project.

ETA: Miss Potter is a wonderful movie. If you havent seen it yet you should!

Friday, February 08, 2008


Yippee! My meeting for my consulting job (that I hate) was cancelled so I am FREE this afternoon. I plan to stop by the library and get my Miss Potter dvd and sit and crochet until it's time to pick up my sons. Am v. happy about it. After my consult job has it's big pow-wow in April I am going to quit that job. I dont have the time for it and dont want to do it anymore. It's stressful just thinking about it.

Tomorrow night DH and I are going to our favorite restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. My DM is going to babysit both boys so we can go. I am even going to have a glass of wine!

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Well, I finished the multidirectional scarf for DH today while at the dentist. I was getting my permanent crown for my root canal. My dentist enjoyed me referring to the scarf as my Root Canal Scarf. I've also been logging in some time on my crochet project. One of my cowokers and I are attending an online class this week so I have been bringing the Romantic Cardigan along with me. I finished the body and started on the border. Today during class I need to count how many stitches I've picked up so I can see if I have enough to follow the pattern. This is the first garment I've ever crocheted and I will be v.v. glad when it is finished.


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!