Look where we are at!! Tied for first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the Conference. Though, we're FIRST (clinched!!) in the NorthEast DIVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO HABS GO! We beat Buffalo tonight 3-1. ONE game left on Saturday night, Habs vs. Toronto, and I'm going!!! And we have a child-free night too! Sean's sleeping at my parents house. I also get first dibs on Playoff tickets this year, as last time we made the playoffs my brother got to go. So providing it's not on a Tuesday night (my sister has classes on Tuesdays) then I'll be going to the first playoff game that we have tickets to (since we share season tickets with a family friend), with my sister. GO HABS GO. (And sorry mom, there will be knitting at the habs playoff game. Knitting got them to the playoffs, knitting will be at the playoffs!)
Sean's rain boots look so cute next to mine. I finally took the tags off of them, and put them out. He even has the matching yellow rain coat and yellow rain hat. Oh, I want one rain day! (With warmer weather of course, as his rain coat is not good in the cold winter weather!) He's going to look so super cute in his rain coat! I can just picture it.
I pulled out a new type of sippy cup for Sean today. We've had them a while, but I wasn't sure if he was ready for it yet. It's the one with the straw that goes all the way to the bottom. At first he looked at it, like "what is this mom?" but then tried it out. He still tries to hold it like a bottle, tilting it upwards. But that doesn't work, as nothing comes out, as the straw picks up from the bottom obviously. So we're working on getting him to use it like a cup and not a bottle.
Sean was hanging out with Jazz this afternoon. Jazz decided that he wanted to take over Sean's couch though, so Sean got the floor. He didn't seem to mind though.
I finally put up the magnetic board in Sean's room. I'd gotten it on sale at Walmart a while back, and finally took it out of the trunk of my car! I had also pulled out the magnetic alphabet (made by Rose Art), for Sean to play with. I have 2 boxes of the alphabet and 1 box of number (for math) but the numbers will remain sealed until we start teaching him numbers. We're working with alphabet first. (Above is not even one box of letters). (I think there are 50 letters per box, so almost the alphabet twice). (I guess some letters are just not as popular as others?!)
So Sean's big boy room is coming along and we should have the crib we're borrowing soon. (Which will go in the corner of the room where the play house is/hamper).
So I finally moved my planted seeds over to larger pot thingies. (Not sure what they're called?) They're the type of pots that you can plant with the pot right into the ground. (I like that idea!) Anyhow, above are my Sweetie Tomatoes (tiny tomatoes, like cherry tomatoes). Now, let me show you what else is going on with my planting, and then I have a few questions for anyone with gardening experience.To the left in the picture above, is my San Marzano Tomatoes (Italian) and to the right, Bush Beefsteak Tomatoes. (Before I transferred them).
Above is to the left my Early Calwonder Peppers, and to the right my Mini Bell Peppers. The Calwonders takes 8-10 weeks before frost is gone, but I think I planted them 2 weeks late (we'll see what happens), and the other peppers (along with my tomatoes) are 6-8 weeks before last frost.
I also transferred my Mini Bell Peppers to the larger pot things. Now, for my questions:
- I had 6 starters for each type of seed I planted. Was this too much? (As you can see above, 6 each).
- In each "starter" jiffy greenhouse thing, pellet I think it was called? I planted 3 seeds, as the instructions for the greenhouse recommended. Was this too much for 1 little pellet of earth? Cuz now, 3 are sprouting in most cases.
- I've got them in these little pots. They fit in the palm of my hand. I was told they can be transplanted into the ground in these, that I don't have to take them out. I plan on adding some earth to each little pot in the next few days. Now, will they last 6 more weeks (until about Victoria Day weekend, which is known as "planting" weekend here in Canada (if I'm not mistaken), (third weekend in May, it's a long weekend), in these little pots, or will they grow a LOT larger that I'll have to transplant them into something else??
Can you tell I'm new to gardening? Right now, that's all my questions. If I think of any more, I'll be sure to ask. I plan on planting my 4-5 week seeds in about 2 weeks from now, when it's just about a month or a month and a bit before our long weekend in May, when gardens are generally started! I'm hoping the snow melts soon enough, so that we can a) map out where the garden is going to go, and also, figure out where the boundaries of the fence we're putting up, will go. We're fencing in the backyard. (Today, I got a heart attack, I was sitting in the den watching TV, talking on the phone to Jamie's cousin, and a man walked through my backyard. Turns out he was with Hydro Quebec - but still!!!
Gum. Someone else's nasty chewed gum. On. my. fave. pair. of. pants. I AM SO MAD. This happened on Sunday night when we went out for dinner. Not really sure how it ended up in TWO spots on my pants (and on the bottom of my shoes). It's fucking nasty. I googled it, and was told to put the pants in the freezer to harden the gum so it'll come off easy. Yeah, my pants spent Sunday night until today (THURSDAY!) in the freezer. Just to be safe. LOL. Yeah, the gum won't come off. What do I do? I am NOT throwing out these pants. They're my fave. (And very dirty right now from wearing them). LOL. They're sooooo comfy. They are not even maternity pants, and I'm able to wear them throughout my entire pregnancy. That's how awesome they are. Just the best. And I only have ONE pair. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to put them alone in my machine machine, in case the gum gets stuck, we're finally about the sell (this month) the washer & dryer that came with this house, and put in our own (which have been sitting in our garage since we moved in), and I don't want to ruin the machines. I just want to get the gum out of my pants.
Tonight we went to a shiva house for Jamie's dad's best friend's father. A man that I actually met. Jamie's dad's best friend and is also really good friends with her sister I've met millions of times over the last 6 years almost. (In 2 months, Jamie and I have been together 6 years! Maybe Mack will be born on our 6 year anniversary?!) Anyhow, they live in British Columbia now, so the shiva was held at a hotel nearby. We'll be going on Saturday afternoon so that Sean can play with Zoe, who is almost 19 months old. Sean got to play with her this evening, and they had a blast! Sean's the same height as her! He's sooo tall! They were so cute hugging each other and chasing each other! Maybe Sean likes older women - LOL. They're actually living in the USA now, in Florida. (It's Zoe's great-grandfather who passed away, Jamie's dad's best friend's daughter). But since Zoe has been bored cooped up in a hotel, we've been invited for lunch on Saturday so that Zoe has some fun. That was really nice of them! But it'll give us the opportunity to hang out with them longer. Mandi, Zoe's mom is due the week before me! June 30th is her due date! She doesn't know the sex, and doesn't want to find out. That's kind of exciting! (I would NOT be able to do that).
Sean said his first TWO SYLLABLE word tonight! HOCKEY! Jamie and I both heard it - and we just about died!!! It was sooooooooo cute. We taught him well. Now I've got to work on GO HABS GO!!
May's Sock Club Kits are now available for sale chez Robyn's Nest. You will be receiving a skein of sock yarn handpainted by Jennifer of NYS Farms, VanCalCar Acres Sheep Farm. You will be getting an exclusive colorway that you won't be able to get anywhere else. The pattern is from an outside source, by Adrienne of Knitting in the Belly-button of California. And of course, stitch markers to match made by me, and extra goodies - as always! :)
I got some new products in stock today, which I am very excited about. I will be listing them over the weekend, so come and check back for details!
- Knit and Purl Mama
- I am a 30-something mom who knits, and takes pictures, a lot. I am a mother to 3 adorable boys, Sean (Dec 2006), Mackenzie (June 2008) & Quentin (Nov 2010). This is my journey through motherhood, photography, the books I read, life in general and knitting, of course. Oh, and other crafts too!
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