Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 Knit-Along!

My friend Moe and I do a KAL (knit-along) every year.  We've done shawls for the past two years but this year decided to do something really fun:

"Penny's Santa Hat" from the third season of "The Big Bang Theory."

She and I, along with our significant others, are big fans of TBBT.  And this hat is simply adorable....a two-tailed Santa hat with big pom-poms and some cabling to make it interesting.  

Both of us are casting on tonight in our respective homes.  We'll get a photo together when she visits me this winter sometime.  :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

For the Sake of Posterity

Hubby had to go to work today for 7AM, meaning that I was on duty for BOTH kids this morning.  Up early, showered and dressed.  Lunches made, kids up and eating breakfast without incident.  Kids were cheerful and compliant; no whining, arguing, fighting about whose turn it is to brush their teeth.  Even managed to start a load of laundry and get it in the dryer before I left, AND load the dishwasher.  Nothing forgotten, no second (or third!) trips into the house for forgotten glasses and snacks, or beloved Weegee the Blanket.  Hugs and kisses all around, drop-offs went well and I got to work at 9:03am.

Am I bragging?  No.  This post is just going to serve as a reminder.  That for all of the mornings that I've had a huge mess to contend with (baby poop, dog vomit) can't-find-my-left-sneaker crises, kids fighting over one looking at the other "funny", missing the bus, etc etc  that these mornings CAN and DO exist!  And that they should be relished whenever they show up, because baby, these are rare.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Rumblings's Monday Again.  Least favorite day of the week.  I stay up late every Sunday, trying to stretch out as much of the weekend as possible, but haven't been successful to stop Monday from coming.  So far, anyway.

Having a movie at work today.  It's a classic:  9 to 5, starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.  It's one of the first movies that I remember from when I was a kid.  Not that it's a kid movie...sheesh!  Tomorrow we're having a "beginner painting" class.  The description says that it's even for people who've never painted before.  Wish I didn't have an office full of paperwork to work on, it sounds like fun!

Last week I got to meet up with an old friend for coffee, and give her the sweater that I made for her daughter a few months back.  It was a bear sweater, and so sweet.  She promptly sent me photos of her daughter wearing it and it looks wonderful!  I don't take "commission requests" often and I've never accepted money for something that I made.  Knitting is a hobby for me and I'd hate for it to start feeling like work.  That being said, I really enjoyed this and may make another animal sweater someday!

Started my Christmas Knitting.  Yep....I'm that girl again this year.  It was SO nice to have it all out of the way two weeks before Christmas last year that I want to experience that calm again.  Right now on the needles:  a pair of adorable green cotton baby leggings for a little boy not yet born, a gray hoodie sweater for my oldest and a lace scarf that I'm making for charity.  Oh, and those damned, damned blue socks for myself that I started over a year ago.  I'm insistent on finishing those before starting another pair.

And this weekend....headed to Maine to visit Maureen and Sky.  We're even bringing Joey this time.  Joey loves to travel and he LOVES Maureen and Sky.  Looking forward to a few days away!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer's Inevitable End

Three weeks of summer left.  Then it's back to school, back to routine.  Shopping with Will, haircuts, summer homework assignments (that we forgot about) all this week.  Karate camp coming to an end, bedtime enforcement laziness grinding to a halt, etc etc etc.

Is it me, or do summers seem to get shorter as time marches on?