Dear Beloved Family, It seems there've been some requests for direct updates from me…so while the Lady is off drinking her weird, hot dark water, and grumbling about "I didn't sign up to be a maid" while picking up soft, nice smelling things off the floor, I thought I'd dash off a quick note to let you know how I'm … Read More
…looks like this. And by "porn," of course, I mean, that which causes technological euphoria, and a light tingling sensation in the mouse hand. Meet my new Airport Extreme, with an emphasis on the "X". After nearly a month of dealing with a third party that shall go unamed (Netgear), and being told: "We cannot help you," I bit the … Read More
I present the before: …and the after: Awwwwww. Her so cute! I don't know about you, but this knitting stuff is mildly…addictive? To put it…mildly. So it's President's Day, and I'm actually going to take most of the day off. Right on! Just a few little work things to do, then I'm going to join millions of other Americans in … Read More
I present, my first felted project: Oh for cute! Seriously. I'm in love. In love with this tiny, super cute purse. My heart is a flutter. The only reason i decided to learn to knit was because of this. I remember thinking (in a high-pitched, somehow unplaceable yet distinct accent): "For to have me make like bag?" So thanks to … Read More
So Cole has started writing a series of "books" at school, and has been talking about it a lot over the past few weeks. Finally, on Friday, he brought one of them home: Very good collection of stories about how bad you can get messed up if you do things like: a) try to outrun a train in your car, … Read More
Dear Family, How are you all? Well? I thoroughly enjoyed the Powerpoint you sent to my host family. Nice to see the kids. Your weather seems a bit nicer than what we are currently having. And speaking of weather, it seems that when the temperature drops to a certain level, the Lady no longer feels the need to take me … Read More
That my kitchen was remodeled for a show on the DIY network. I got an e-mail from one of the producers this morning, with this link. It seems our little kitchen made the cover of one of their books. There's another book (and Jon Sauer, if you're reading, you might find this of interest) called Weekend Bathroom Makeovers, as well, … Read More
"Wanna hear some of the new catch phrases I'm working on? I'm gonna start saying 'eureka' more often…you know, when I'm excited about something."
"It’s sort of a cross between Arlo Guthrie, Barney the Dinosaur, and Bob Dylan." Said last night, in the bathtub, while describing a video clip of a comedian singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" he’d seen on Youtube.com. He’s 7. I love this kid.
It looked so dang good before I had to go and think for one second I understood the concept of transferring your work to the double pointed needles of death (got that little expression from reading a really entertaining blog called Crazy Aunt Purl. Check it out!) All I can do now is wait, and patiently hope that my supremely talented ecology professor/knitter/neighbor … Read More