Monday, July 31, 2006

wow. it's been a really long time since i've posted and i do apologize.

it wasn't until yesterday that our dsl was finally turned on. it was supposed to be on the 19th...but there was some mistake. apparently. i do not understand though. they just had to turn. it. on. there was no service call from a technician. i did not have to wait around the house from 8am to 12pm or 1pm to 6pm. nothing. just suddenly the light was green and i could get on. ah, the mysteries of life.

but now that all that is taken care of, i feel settled in to our new apartment. we are only a few miles away but it feels much further. we even went back to visit our "old life" this weekend. it hadn't changed much.

i'll post more later, i'm still low on energy these days. 4 months and counting...

i just went down for the mail. my secret pal is the best. thank you, thank you! i can't post pictures yet. we got a new camera and i haven't figured out how to connect it to the computer (or even found the cords). will do soon when i can. but i can say that the lace pattern was a really thoughtful touch. and it's nothing for grandma. it's so cute. everything was perfect.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

my life has been really hectic lately and posting has been at the bottom of the list. my new job is still new after a month. i love it there and am really enjoying the flexibility of a part-time job. but at the moment, with moving, i don't seem to have enough time for anything. of course they joys of being pregnant don't help with any of that. yes, i said it. we're having a baby! i never new i could be so happy! and at the same time feel so miserable. there are so many things that "they" never tell you about pregnancy. do you know i woke up the other day with red spots all around my eyes? do you know what that looks like? it's kind of the raccoon look but worse. i looked sickly. thank god that only lasted a couple of days. i don't have enough make-up to cover that up all the time!

now is the time to really get into my knitting and make all the baby things i've always wanted to. if anyone has any great baby patterns, please pass them my way.

and, because, i don't want to slip off track with SP8. here are some answers for you, my wonderful SP!

1) What is your favorite season of the year? Spring; because everything blooms and begins again.
2) Where is your favorite vacation spot? Oh my. This is hard because there is nowhere (yet) that I've returned to...wait, that's not true. But I think it would have to be Italy.
3) If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? Thailand.
4) If you could pick any job, and be paid well, what would it be? Ha! Travel writer.
5) If you were going on vacation for 1 week, and had to take ONLY one project with you, what would it be? Baby pants or sweater.
6) If you won a shopping spree to your favorite Yarn shop, what would you get? A how to dye yarn kit (no chemicals, au naturale).

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Poem on Writer's Almanac This Morning

Bathrooms by Elisabeth Kuhn

The condo I just bought has two. Some houses
had three. What to do with them all? Use one?
Turn the others into extra closets?
Reserve one for guests? There are none
I'd invite. I talk too much to too
many people all day. On conference
weekends I have to talk Sundays too,
and when I close my door, I want silence.

Back home we were seven. Our bathroom the only
room we could lock in a house without keys.
We'd sit, read, dream, alone, not lonely,
until testy banging disturbed our peace.
Then we'd sigh, flush, put down our text,
and turn our sanctuary over to the next.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

have you seen it yet? you can get free tickets to an inconvenient truth here

aren't these the cutest shoes? since i made the commitment to forgo leather, it has been very difficult to find good shoes. but i saw these yesterday and couldn't resist!

have you heard of infixes?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

happy 4th of july everyone!

not much to report. but my secret pal finally received my package! and i think she really liked it. makes me so happy!