Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Can't a girl getta shower 'round here?

I stay home one day a week to clean and catch up on house stuff. The other 6 days are filled with activities, errands etc...but I allow myself a day to just get up, stay in PJs and clean. Since I just pop out of bed and start cleaning, it's pointless to shower first thing, so I usually wait till the Buggernut is down for a nap. Today, however, I felt particularly nasty after scuubbing floors on my hands and knees and cleaning bathrooms. So, I decided to set the Nut up with a coloring book and crayons and take a 5 minute shower. *5* Minutes. That's all I was gone. In 5 minutes, all but 3 windows in the house...which she can't reach...were covered in blue crayon. But, not JUST the windows...the windowsills, the walls next to the windows, one blind slat, and her desk. I didn't know whether or not to be more upset about the people that gift my 2 year old child faux-Crayola non-washable crayons, or me for actually not just throwing out the faux-Crayola non-washable crayons and instead putting them in the crayon bin, or the Nut for choosing that particular faux-Crayola non-washable crayon to color all over the place. Needless to say, after an hour long date with Mr. Clean and his Magic Eraser (read: chemical filled miracle worker), the crayon was gone and all the faux-Crayola non-washable crayons were in the trash. And now, a plea on behalf of all the parents of young children in America....PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ADAM spend the extra 20 cents and buy the kid real Crayola washable crayons!


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Friday, January 26, 2007

Grateful Friday

This has been an awesome week really...I got a lot done and I'm pretty much caught up with everything around here finally. Now I can start on big projects like shredding mounds of paperwork from last year, preparing the taxes, cleaning the closets etc...can we say OCD?

I'm grateful for lots this week:
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Ours will be filled to the goes in for some work, work meetings, flag football, and filling a shift and training at Rescue. See you next week!


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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tink's Fingerless Mitts

Wristwarmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Recipient: Cheri
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha Color #109 Light Pink - 2 balls
Needles: Clover 8" Size 6 Circs, Clover Bamboo Size 6 DPNs
Modifications: I made these longer than the ones I made before. I added a 16 row repeat to make these fall well below the wrist. The pattern is written so that the warmer ends just below the wrist bone...I wanted to lengthen these so I did order 2 balls but only used about 1 1/2.
***These are super soft and I love the way they fit. I'm definitely making a pair for me soon!
I sent a few extra goodies in Cheri's package. She is the lovey that made the last 2 banners for my blog so I wanted to hook her up. We'll see if she post pics of the other things in her package on her blog soon! ENJOY Cheri. I hope these keep you nice and warm!


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My lil' critter

Lil' Critter Hat
Courtesy of Sara
Yarn: Hand dyed 100% Peruvian Wool from "The Shop that Shall Not Be Named"
Needles: Size 8 Peace Fleece Birch...a gift from Anne
Model: The Buggernut

This hat was so fast. I finished it in a few hours...including the seaming! Love it!

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Grateful Friday

  1. The Mister and I seemed to have dodged the puke bug. Knock on wood.
  2. The Buggernut is feeling much better. Any parent will tell you how hard it is to watch your child be so sick and not be able to "fix"'s a helpless feeling. I am grateful today that she is feeling well and is starting to eat normal stuff again.
  3. Talking to my sister for insane amounts of time this week. It's really become a bit of an addiction. I'm so looking forward to flying up to see her in a month and a half.
  4. My pink Chuck Taylors
  5. The white hydrangea that is blooming in a pot on my dining room table. It reminds me of Nantucket in the summertime.
  6. Rainy days
  7. Jack Bauer...yumma yum.
  8. Having a husband who works incredibly hard and was my rock this week.
  9. Meeting my aunt for breakfast tomorrow at Wildflower. It will probably be one of the last times we get to do this since she moves in a few months. I love my alone girl talk time with her.
  10. This yarn I saw this morning at Scout's blog...I'm going to order the pink and brown colorway in the bulky Louet...yummmmm...
Have a super weekend!


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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Dah blahs

I've got a case...a bad case of the blahs. The Buggernut got the stomach flu this weekend so I've been gagging...okay cleaning, for days with it in the back of my mind that I might also be the recipient as well. YUCK.
I still haven't downloaded pictures from Christmas yet, my house is a mess, I need to go grocery shopping and to Target but can't leave the house yet because Bug is JUST starting to eat again. I feel so behind.
On the knitting front, I did finish Cheri's wristwarmers yesterday and they are FAB. I made them about 2 inches longer than the ones I made before. I like them a lot better. So, once I download the 151 pictures from Christmas and take new pics of these, I promise to post them....don't hold your breath. ;) And Cheri, I promise I kept them far away from all nasty bugs and washed my hands about 50 times before I even touched them. Me no passy le germs.

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

My Resolution

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Lovingly care for my chia pet.

Get your resolution here.

Can someone tell me if this means my hair or a real chia pet?

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Comments left on my blog...

Okay I'm having issues with the comments section of my template so if you want to leave a comment you have to go to the main blog page and click on the number next to the title of the post you want to leave a comment under. It will let you leave a comment that way. If you just click on the post and try to leave a comment under "Leave A Reply" it won't allow you to and will come up with a POSTDATA error. So until I can get this figured out please use the main page next to the title to leave me a comment....oh and if you are HTML god/goddess and can figure out what the heck I need to change in my template that would rock my socks off too. ;)

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To Tinkalicious for the new Knitalicious header! Is she the Bizomb or what?

I PROMISE I will download some pics this week from Christmas and knitting progress. I've been busy trying to get my habitat back into order and cleaning like a crazy person. I guess that's what happens when you don't clean for a month because the Christmas decs mask the house goo.

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XM Station 818 - Flight 26

podcast love


The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer


Fringe, Mad Men, Man vs. Wild


Vegan Yummy


Coffee with soy milk


Every moment of my day is exercise..hello, I chase after a 4 year old!


Clapotis, Donyales Socks, Highly Regarded Mitts, Berry Hill Mitts, Philadelphia Eagles Broadripples

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