Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Okay, maybe not driving *you* nuts, but the poor guy downstairs who had to come tell me to be quiet.
"Oh gosh yes", I am too loud.
Here I've been for the last two years, thinking my building was so quiet, and it isn't. It's just that *I* am the noisy one.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm diligently working on my second mystery sock. Well, I don't know how diligently. It sure is taking me a long time to finish it and I won't let myself start something new until that is done. In the meantime, my new sock yarn is just sitting there looking sad and lonely and lovely. Sigh.
So, the Little Guy does not like to have his hair washed, and as of late, he doesn't like to take a nap either. Last weekend, he lay in his crib chatting away to himself, refusing to sleep. Gigi went in and told him, "If you don't take a nap, I'm going to take you downstairs right now to wash your hair". Apparantly, this had worked a few days earlier.
Apparantly, it was never to work again. The Little Guy stood up in his crib and started jumping up and down. "Yay! Wash my hair! Wash my hair! Yay!"
Gigi was shocked, but she picked him up and took him downstairs. She laid him down on the kitchen counter and as soon as the water hit his head, his whole little body tensed up. He pursed his lips real tight, squeezed his eyes shut, and whimpered a little bit. But he did not cry or kick and scream like he usually does.
Gigi said it was like he was thinking in his little head, "I'll SHOW YOU!"
No nap that day. I'm not sure how naptime has gone since then. Gigi, care to comment?
Friday, December 12, 2008
I opened up the box and found these (yes, it's a horrible picture...and yes, I am wearing gnome pajama pants)!Some rain boots from my friend, Jenn! I have been wanting some boots like this. In fact, just a couple days ago I saw a bunch of rain boots outside Practical Goods on Randolph Avenue and thought about how I really needed to get some rain boots. (Click on the word "practical" above. I think it is funny that that particular website had the best description I could find of the store)
I have a vague memory of telling Jenn this summer that I wanted some boots, and perhaps she mentioned she had an extra pair. Or maybe I am making that up in my head to explain the sudden and unexpected arrival of rain boots on my doorstep. I really don't know! She didn't include a note, so I am left to my own speculation.
Regardless of why she sent them, I am very excited! Thank you Jenn! I can't wait for the next rain storm!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This year, not so much. Perhaps...okay, no perhaps about it, I DEFINITELY should not have waited until after my Arabic dance class and lunch to go. I didn't get there until nearly 2:00, and it was so crowded I immediately wanted to leave. No amount of crafty goodness can make me want to hang out in a large crowd.
Lucky for me, the first booth I came to was for Fiery Lion Designs. I finally got my necklace!
I have been wanting something from them since I first saw them at the St. Paul Craftstravanza two years ago, but have always held back because I've been trying to be frugal. This was sort of a "job well done" gift to myself for paying off my debt.
My one other purchases was this pair of earrings from Falling Forward.
I thought they were lovely, and a steal at $9.
Then I just had to get out of there. I escaped to Target, where things were much more relaxed. Next year, I will go first thing Saturday morning, dance class or no.
I'll try to take some better pictures when there is some natural light in my apartment!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I've just been so busy lately. No time to post.
To make matters even worse, I missed my blogiversary. Yup. I started this blog a year ago on October 26, 2007. I missed it by a lot.
So, let's go back in time and see how it all started, shall we?
My First Blog Post
Gigi says perhaps she will do some guest blogging! I hope she does!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Yup. He saw Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the first time last night. The fun version with Burl Ives as a singing snowman and the Island of Misfit Toys. It was so cute to listen to a 2 1/2 year old describe it.
He did not mention Santa Claus.
Also this morning, we got some information about the state's budget deficit. This worries me, being that I work at a public institution (the largest in the state for that matter). No, I'm not worried about losing my job. I'm worried about all the students here. After all, I work in the financial aid office and I see how much of a struggle it is for many students to pay tuition as it is. With such a shortfall, what will the impact be on these students?
I'll try to focus on good things, like the fact that the No Coast Craft-o-Rama is this weekend. I myself have recently come out of a personal budget deficit, and plan to (frugally) reward myself with some goodies this weekend. I'll post about it on Monday.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The pattern us just a simple garter-rib stitch. I used a German Twisted Cast-on, a Strong Heel (can't find a decent link explaining this), and a rounded toe. Done on two circular needles (Addi Size 1). The yarn is Cinnamon's Dye Pot. The label said Cinnamon's Dye Pot Kona Fingering. The colorway is wineberries.
This yarn was a gift from a fellow Raveler. I sent her something from my stash and she surprised me with this lovely yarn. Very soft! I wish the socks were for me!