Friday, July 28, 2006

nano nano

No, it's not Mork. Check out what my wonderful, amazing, thoughtful, and generous husband bought for me last night!

It's a 2GB iPod nano!!!! It holds 500 songs and 25,000 pictures. I already have 75 songs on it, and I can tell that unless I decide to be more discerning, I actually won't have enough space on it. I got an armband for it, so if it ever gets below 100F, I can go for walks and have music! Imagine that.

There's something I never knew before until just now. There's a really weird gross sound in the song "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas. If you've heard it, let me know in the comments.

We have a BBQ to attend tonight with some friends from Dan's work (all the cool people! I feel so popular!), and then tomorrow night is the family picnic for Moms Club. Yes, in this heat.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


I'm overdue for some knitting progress pictures, so here you go! The first is Pomatomus, knitted in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Seaside. It's very slow-going, I've finished the leg and just started the heel.

And this is my progress so far on Tempting II, which I'm knitting in TLC's Cotton Plus in Spruce. It's for the Sexy Knitters Club knitalong. It's supposed to be stretchy, but right now it looks impossibly tiny, I'm not sure it's ever going to fit me. So far I have 9 inches of the body, I need to knit 7 more inches before I can start the sleeves. It seems like it's taking me forever, but I need to remind myself that it's knit in the round. Every sweater I've made so far has been knit in pieces, so you knit the whole front, then the whole back, which get sewn together later.

Today I ordered yarn for the Big Sack Sweater from Stitch 'n Bitch. It calls for Rowanspun Chunky, which is discontinued, but I found it on ebay for a great price. I got the Fern shade, which is a deep olive green - yummy!

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Sorry, I haven't blogged recently. Lots of stuff going on, clients etc. but things seem to be slowing down now! I thought I'd post a quick picture. This is me and Mason (on the left) posing with my oldest friend Shana and her daughter Elise. Mason and Elise are about three weeks apart in age - her first, my third. Our moms were best friends growing up, how wacky is that? My mom is her godmother and her mom is mine.

This picture was taken at my grandma's 80th birthday party on Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota. We were just about to leave and go back home, Mason was at the end of his rope, so I'm surprised he wasn't screaming!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Not quite right

This is what the fourth of July is supposed to be like. But instead, it's eerily quiet. It doesn't feel like Independence day at all, actually. We're under a burn ban, and this year because of the drought, it extends to fireworks and charcoal grills. What's the 4th without fireworks and BBQ? This is the first year in a long time that we didn't buy a bunch of fireworks for the kids. Usually we brag about how we can shoot them off right in our own driveway because we're not in city limits. But not this year - there's not a pop to be heard anywhere.