I got some great mail today. First, I received a package from Rhoda in the mail:
Sean got a Silly Monkey shirt, since that's what I call him. My Monkey.
She also sent a toy for Mack, some gum for me, and a skein of No Two Snowflakes yarn in the colorway That's Hot. I love it all! Thank you so much Rhoda! You really didn't have to send anything. My friends are just too generous!
I got my 2nd installment of the Vesper Sock Club. One more to go for the 3 month membership.
This colorway is called Shout Out Loud. It's fabulous too! I have no hatred at all towards any of the skeins from this club so far. All of them rock. Glad I joined.
And I also received some yarn that I helped someone destash. I received in the mail, Lana Grossa Meilenweit Color 5030 and Zen Yarn Garden Tea Cups which is 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Tencel. It feels super soft. I love it. I got a really good deal on someone else's destash. No complaints!
So I got a new swift. My old one had surgery about 3 times and I got fed up with it. It finally broke a 4th time, and I wasn't able to fix it. I still have it, but it's pretty much a goner. Damn it! So I ordered a Plastic & Metal one from Paradise Fibers.
And it can be angled in any direction from top to bottom, it can do a complete 90 degree position change. Above, I have it on a 45 degree angle.
And here I have it on a 90 degree angle. I just love it. I love that it's flexible. I love that I can fit it into my purse too! It folds up SUPER tiny:
I got a LOT of work done today. Sean was getting cranky around 1:30 pm so at 1:50 pm I put him in his crib (he hadn't had his afternoon milk yet, but I didn't want to give it to him in the crib) and he passed out around 2pm. He napped until about 5:45 pm. Mack also napped almost all afternoon besides getting up once to feed. He slept the entire afternoon in his swing. This was great, as I got a lot of orders packed and they're ready to be mailed now. I'm glad that Sean is now getting on a schedule of napping in the afternoon. He's a much more pleasant child when he's fully rested. I find it's very important for his well being to have a nap, and get the rest that he needs. They say that in their first to second year (from age one to two) that they should be sleeping 12 hours at night, and still getting a nap during the day for a total of 14-15 hours of sleep.
This evening I took the boys and went to dinner with my in-laws and step-sister-in-law and her husband & their daughter. Jamie couldn't come with us, as he had to prepare himself today for a colonoscopy appointment tomorrow. Remember I told you that there was a waiting list for this procedure for April of 2009? Well, my dad has a connection at the hospital and Jamie got an appointment for tomorrow. We've known about it for just under a week. Turns out that it was supposed to be my grandmother's appointment, but she doesn't want a man doing the test for her, so my dad called his "contact" and got them to switch the appointment over to Jamie and my grandmother will see a female doctor instead. I don't blame her for wanting a woman to do the test for her. Especially that kind of test. I'm also glad that I don't have to get that test done for another bunch of years. Jamie's only going to get it done now because of the history in his family on his mom's side with the colon.
Jamie and I caught up on Big Brother 10 tonight. We're still behind on tonight's episode, but we caught up on Sunday & last night's episode. Not sure yet who I like and want to win....
Must make more knitting time.
Still looking out for the 5000th commenter. We're getting close. Thought I'd let you know!!!