Friday, March 27, 2009
I went back to work this past week. Am has been working flat out and just left for Maryland for over a week. Maybe I will see him someday.?
Today, I got to slow down with the girls. We went on a simple errand to get some milk and juice. We walked enjoying the weather, Delaney skipping over the cracks in the sidewalk. Delaney builded some character by hoofing her own juice back home. On our way back up the hill, we reconnected with our neighbors. It seemed everyone was out enjoying the Spring after a long winter. I enjoyed our senior neighbor's company very much. Delaney explored her yard finding some crocuses and climbing some trees.
Haven't gotten much knitting done. Going back to work on the evening shift has really cramped my knitting output. It is crazy busy at this hospital!
Get to hang out with my mom (Mada) tomorrow before going to work. Can't wait to have all of the girls together.
Spring, I hope you are here to stay. I want to see my daffys.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Outgoing birthday present...
Incoming birthday present...early. Castle for the Princess, birdie for my Birdie.
We went to the Hebron maple festival yesterday. got maple kettle corn. all gone.
Missed the face painting, so did this at home.
Thanks to Debbie and Leah for these. (this was an unsolicited Princess pose, it is really amazing how she is hardwired for princess things, where did it come from????)
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
We've been quite busy. ..
Am celebrated his 36th birthday. I thought he was turning 35 (again, I guess). We went to the local brewery and I even enjoyed (if you could say that) a gluten-free Red Bridge. They had brewed my favorite –SWAK, aka sealed with a kiss. They infuse it with vanilla bean and some other magical ingredients. It is like dessert. I was thinking of cheating on the gluten-free, but thought better of it.
On Friday, we took an impromptu journey up to Vermont to visit a dear college friend's mom. She wanted to meet Einin, so off we went. We shared a lovely Thai lunch and walked around in Brattleboro. A nice adventure.
Delaney and I have also been doing a lot of sewing. This quilt is for another college friend who is expecting in May. She isn't finding out what sex the baby is, so yellow and green with hints of brown and blue. I am in love with all of Amy Butler's fabrics, so it was an easy decision where to look in the store. I was going to make the pattern more complicated, but with the shower around the corner, why make my life crazy?
Delaney and I have also been working on her kitty quilt. It has been a work in progress for a while; we are getting closer to the final product. As I was in the basement doing laundry, I stumbled over the fleeces from the in-laws. We will be sending them away to a wool mill in Minnesota to have them magically turned into a queen size quilt batt. (it is almost time for the spring sheering) I can just imagine the sweet dreams D will have sleeping under a quilt that she has helped me with and the fleece from her grandparents.
Some dear friends visited yesterday. After they got their serious baby fix, we topped off the day with a walk around the block and a Mexican dinner down the street. Ahh. I think I may turn into a nacho chip.
More walking and bike riding today for Delaney. We let our man, Baxter, run in a muddy field. Delaney also enjoyed the mud. I literally had to pour the water out of her froggy boots when we got home. We reconnected with some neighbors we hadn't seen since winter set in. After a good nap, she is recharged and raring to go. I think that we will be making glitter butterflies. We will see what the evening brings.
Monday, March 2, 2009
My brother in law started his employment as an athletic trainer/teacher at a private preppy high school this year. On our recent visit, I wore my Snail Hat. He got a kick out of it. He said that his kids haven't quite figured him out yet, and the Snail hat might add to his mystique. So… off I headed to the LYS to pick out something that was manly enough for him. I figured a nice navy blue – a bonus because blue is one of the school colors. Even bigger bonus: enough yarn for 2 hats. Now he and his trainer colleague can have matching hats. :o) He said he can't wait to sit next to his fellow trainer in the golf cart at the next outdoor sporting event and show off the hats. Tweedledee and Tweedledum. I can't wait for that picture. :o)