After lunch I dropped Jamie off at home and went to my parents house to watch the movie Georgia Rule as my mom & sister hadn't seen it yet. I watched it not that long ago (within the last 2 months or so). I worked on my Thrummed Mitten - progress picture tomorrow, and I think the last mitten will be done very soon!
Showing our true Habs pride - I dressed Sean in Habs gear today. I'm going to the game tomorrow night with my sister, they're playing Tampa Bay. My mom has Habs slippers for Sean to wear when he's over there (for when I forget to bring slippers - he walks better in slippers) and he was all decked out in Habs gear today. Someone once asked me (and I can't remember if I responded) why I call the Montreal Canadiens the "Habs"... well - there is a reason why every Montrealer/hockey fan calls our beloved Montreal Canadiens the "Habs"... "Habs is an abbreviation of "les habitants," the informal name given to the original settlers of New France, dating back to the 17th Century. So it's a natural fit for the The Montreal Canadiens, established in 1909 and marketed as a French-Canadian hockey team. Having said that, the nickname might have been the result of an error. According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was Tex Rickard, owner of Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants." Not true. The distinctive C-wrapped-around-H logo stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien." Quote is from here.
I am leaving the boxing day sale on until Sunday, January 6th, 2008, as there are a few people still out of town from the holidays whom have asked me to extend it! So there are a few more days to benefit from my 15% off everything sale (excluding sock club kits). Also - there are a few spots left in January's sock club - so if you are still interested - now's your chance! I don't have to tell you how awesome the sock clubs are - those whom have participated know!! Not only do you get yarn, you get a pattern, stitch markers and maybe even some extra fun surprises! Last chance to get a kit hand dyed by Perfect Day Yarns & a pattern by none other than Mona Schmidt!
Progress pictures tomorrow. I'm too tired to take any now. Sean got up last night twice in the middle of the night, once just after 2 am and again at about 5:30 am - tonight - I'm NOT giving in. It's been a roller coaster of sleeping in our house, and the kid has to learn that his crib is where he sleeps - not in my bed. Some nights I am just too tired to fight him.... which is not good. As much as I LOVE sleeping & cuddling with him - I need to actually get sleep (and not sleep with one eye open) and he needs to learn that his bed is his.... I also need to figure out how to get him to go to sleep at night either still awake or sleepy - and not always in my arms..... this is getting to bed rediculous.