Friday, February 29, 2008
This morning I had a 10 a.m. appointment to get my hair fixed. AND. I. JUST. LOVE. IT.
I should have gone to my friend in the first place, she totally would have given me what I wanted. I'm loving my new style, and it will be great to maintain. (Jamie thinks it's just a *tad* too short, but he got over it already). And my hair actually has style now!
Sean is 61 weeks old today. And he loves his new Junior Dust Buster. Yes, it actually picks up dirt. He went around our den cleaning the carpets. Which is good, because he usually gets goldfish crumbs all over the den. (Look at my new 'do - isn't it just great??!) (I feel great with it!)
Sean ate a cereal bar in the car (he loves the apple cinnamon one by Heinz). It was all over his face. After finishing the bar, he passed out. He looked so cute, I had to take a picture, of course.
Today while at Winners with my mother, I found this AWESOME On The Go Lounger. I can't begin to tell you how awesome it is. You know how many times this would have come in handy with Sean? So many times we went somewhere and I needed "somewhere" to put him down before he could sit up and be on his own, and didn't want to take the Bumbo or his Bouncer chair with me? (Neither of which were easily transportable!) This On The Go Lounger is absolutely fantastic. It folds up like a camping chair does and goes into the tiny little bag that you can carry on your shoulder! (Holds babies up to 22 lbs). (Basically I'd use it until the baby can sit on his own, and doesn't need to be in a chair anymore). I can't wait for baby boy number 2 to come so that I can use it! (Actually there are a few things that I got for baby boy number 2 that I'm excited to use!)
Today I got up to row 39 of 114 on the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I'm really enjoying knitting it up - and it gives me a tiny break on the Blankie Project. But don't get me wrong, I have many squares to go on the Blankie, and will be picking it up shortly.
Tomorrow is March 1st. March will be the month I start my "Slow Month". I will stop shopping for 1 month. (Food, medical attention/medication, and business expenses are allowed, as well as any regular bills for the month (heat/phone line/electricity, etc). Though, for food, I will NOT be going crazy, and I will absolutely try to use what I have first, before going out to the grocery store. I will be announcing my 1000 post contest tomorrow on my blog as well. So stay tuned for the details. Are you doing a "Slow Month" as well? If you are - let me know - and if you want to - join me in this challenge! This month I will be tackling a bunch of things around the house that need attention (like unpacking the last 3 boxes in my office, and catching up on a few movies on my PVR) instead of shopping! Join me, will you?
Don't forget that March's Sock Club is on sale until the end of the weekend - and Cascade Yarns are on sale until until the end of tonight, February 29th at 20% off. If you missed my post yesterday, I have some great new products up in the shop, in my Notions Section - go on - check it out!
ps- Does anyone have the Fall 2004 Interweave Knits? If so, please let me know!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
1. Your child might start having temper tantrums. (Sometimes if he doesn't get what he wants).
2. Your child may not want to wear clothes! (Yep, he likes to pull off his clothes and sometimes even his diaper! He's gotten his diaper off too!)
3. Your child is learning to feed himself. (He's very interested in trying to feed himself and gets angry if he wants to do it himself and you do it for him).
I received a prize from Heather's Contest. Originally I'd won some Mohair, but since I cannot knit with Mohair, she sent me some Regia (perfect for Sean's blankie project!), some stitch markers (tiny pink ones) as well as a candle, and some Organic Food (Never seen it before, but looks interesting!) Thanks you so much Heather!
I thought I would be able to go ONE week without doing laundry. On Sunday I finished putting away ALL the laundry, and thought that maybe I could get through the week without touching any. Yeah. Freaking. Right. Impossible. Not with a kid. Not possible at all. Laundry must get done. Laundry is always going! It's impossible to get away from it!
Late afternoon Angela came by and we went knitting tonight with the West Island Knits. We were 7 ladies strong tonight, it was a lot of fun. Great to get out of the house for a couple of hours as well, and knit a few rows! (On the Baby Surprise Jacket). I'm on row 28 of 114.... it's growing, and I'm sure I'll have a progress picture for you this weekend.
I've got some new stuff up in the shop! There's a new section in Notions called Nancy's Knit Knacks Products. Nancy has some GREAT stuff that I just had to carry in the shop! First we have the Learn to Spin Kit. Also we have the Electronic Row Counter. Also in addition to the shop we have ID Tags for your Circular Needles (for Organizing them for easy access!) in two different sets: Large and Small. We now have DP WIP Tubes and DPN Storage Tubes. Don't forget that March's Sock Club is on sale until the weekend - and Cascade Yarns are on sale until until tomorrow, February 29th at 20% off.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
My mom took Sean on some errands this morning before bringing him back home, and I actually got a lot of tidying up done in the half an hour that I had before he came home. Stuff that I'd been meaning to do for a while now, but don't ever get the chance to because of Sean being in my arms, or him not letting me do things.
This afternoon we were sitting in the den and Sean bit my arm (with my shirt still on). He bit so hard it made me scream - and then cry. Wow - did it hurt. I think my scream & crying scared Sean because he started to bawl himself. I hope that my screaming & crying taught him a lesson to never bite me again. There is now a mark on my right arm close to my elbow that developed into a bruise a few hours later. (This evening he bit me on the shoulder again, but this time not as hard - and it's not the first time he's bitten me recently). Suggestions that I've gotten are to bite him back (obviously not as hard, but enough so he gets the point) when he bites me again. However, I don't feel comfortable in doing so. I'm not for violence/abuse. I really am not sure what to do in order to get him to stop biting me. Has anyone had this issue? What did you do?
After he bit me, I took him up to my bed - gave him a bottle - and we both passed out until Jamie got home from work at 5:30pm. He watched Sean so I could take a shower (something that is difficult for me to do while Sean's awake - he does NOT like being confined to the playpen) and then we ate dinner and then left to the Shiva house for Jamie's best friend (for the mourning of his father).
We got home not too late, watched a little bit of TV, finally got Sean to sleep, and now I'm going to crash myself. (Can barely keep me eyes open). I've been really tired lately, it's nuts. I'm hoping to get some knitting done tomorrow - but if I don't get any knitting done during the day, I have the West Island Knit Night tomorrow night, so I will be able to get some knitting done there, should I not get any done during the day.
Today was just a very emotional day, and I honestly can't wait to wake up fresh tomorrow. Will give you some pictures tomorrow too. I know - two days in a row with no pictures. Today was just not a good day for taking pictures, and I didn't take a single photo yesterday either. Tomorrow, tomorrow.... the sun will come out tomorrow.... it's just another day away....
Bet your bottom dollar
There'll be sun!
Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!
When I'm stuck a day
I just stick out my chin
The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya Tomorrow!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This evening after watching some TV on the couch (Habs played an excellent game! We beat Atlanta 5-1). It was our first game with Carey Price as our number 1 goalie since getting rid of Cristobal Huet before the trade deadline. Let's hope that the Price is right. We took in return for Huet, 2nd round draft picks for the 2009-2010 season, which happens to be the Habs' 100th year. The All Star Game is in Montreal that year, as well as as the draft picks are here in Montreal. I just learned that the Habs joined the league December 4th, 1909 and their first game ever was January 5th, 1910.
I'm about to go take Sean up to bed, and I think I might just fall asleep myself. Zonked. No knitting was done today - maybe tomorrow! Nothing else exciting to report for today. Tomorrow morning we have Jamie's best friend's (best man at our wedding) dad's funeral, so my mother will be taking Sean to his music class and unfortunately I will not be going to my swimming class tomorrow, I don't think I will make it back in time.
Monday, February 25, 2008
But, made a HUGE mess on the floor, which I luckily got to sweep up! (Sand goes into the garbage once swept up - and not back into the sandbox as kids do end up tasting the sand sometimes).
Then this afternoon we went shopping with my mother & sister. Which was supposed to be window shopping. Me in a mall = bad! I picked up a cute onesie for the baby, a pair of PJs for Sean (Joe boxer!) amongst some books and toys for Sean. One toy I picked up, he already has (I wasn't sure if it was exactly the same) but it is, so it's going back shortly to the store. Hubby has been telling me that my pink purse (pictured above here on Sean's stroller) is FILTHY (yep, it has been to hockey games and play dates, etc and gets tossed around....) so I picked up a cute little bag (yes, I have a purse fetish)! and a new wallet (as mine is busting apart and fading...)
Sean loves playing with this drum in our Wednesday music class, so I've found him one today while at Winners. He's been banging away at it since we got home.
I'm all signed up to take Kate Gilbert's class on Two Toe Up Socks on One Circular Needle on Sunday April 20th, 2008 from 10 am until 4 pm. There's spots for 6, so now there's at least 5 left. I'm VERY excited to finally learn 2 socks on 1 circ, AS well as toe-up! It's a double whammy!
21 Weeks Pregnant, Take 2. All decked out in Habs gear. (No game on tonight though). I still feel like my belly is bigger than 21 weeks though.... but who knows.
I think this one above (the plain white one) is definitely too girly for baby boy number 2....
These are my knitting badges acquired so far. For details, of their explanation, and to get your own, visit here. It's a fun & neat site!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
This afternoon we chilled on the couch, watched some TV and when Jamie went to go visit his mom (in the hospital), I gave Sean a bath, and then got him down for a nap. (Jamie's mom is doing better - she just had some surgery to fix something from a past surgery from 2005 and had some complications after leaving the hospital about a week ago - she's doing better and is in better spirits today). If I wasn't pregnant, I'd have dropped off Sean at my parents and gone with - but being pregnant, the place to avoid is the hospital. Jamie's mom totally understood why I didn't come. I can't risk picking up a germ/virus/bug.
I've been working on the Baby Surprise Jacket all day, and I love the way it's coming out. I'm currently on row 23 (of 114). I still have a LONG way to go - but it's coming along nicely. And I really like the way the Lorna's Laces Sport is coming out on the US4 needles. It's a great knit!
I've been doing a LOT of thinking, and I'm going to be talking to my OB at my next appointment about what his thoughts on inducing are. What I'm thinking is that because I have a child already, and I need to make arrangements for him while I'm at the hospital, AND I'd like my doctor to actually deliver baby number 2 - (as he did Sean - and as he delivered me!!! Yes, My OB delivered me almost 27 years ago...!) that I'd like him to be the one again. I'm hoping that somewhere around 38 weeks, he'll induce me when he's on duty at the hospital. (Unless (knock on wood) baby number 2 is breech and I have to have a scheduled C-section - then that's another story). But I do want to find out what his thoughts on induction are. What is also going through my mind is that with Sean, near the end, I was 10-12 lbs swollen in water weight. I could not see my ankles anymore, and it was hard to walk on them. This time around, if this happen again, I've got a toddler to care for, and this wouldn't be fun. So I'm wondering if I have any chance to be induced - should this be my wish... it's not fun when you're uncomfortable at the end of your pregnancy. I certainly remember - and I wasn't induced last time - I actually had my water break "naturally".... Anyhow - any of you - my readers - been induced? Did you request it? Was it your doctor's choice? Was it because you were late? Was it because of medical reasons? I'm curious.
This evening I watched a bit of the Oscars as well as Big Brother (with Jamie - we watch it together) and knit. Sean's finally in bed, and I'm going to go hop into a nice hot shower & hit the sack. We've got our class early tomorrow morning, and I'm finding it harder and harder as the weeks go by to actually get out of bed!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This afternoon Jamie & I caught up on Thursday's episode of Survivor, had some lunch, hung out, and I ran an errand mid-afternoon to the Pharmacy to pick up my missed package at the post office. It was a delivery for Robyn's Nest - and I will be sharing the details of that package hopefully tomorrow. I got a new (awesome) product in stock, and I'm very excited. Speaking of Robyn's Nest - don't forget that the March Sock Club kits (which are AWESOME by the way - handpainter Shelby (who just had a baby boy this past week - Congrats!) and designer Angela are working hard for you!) Also, all Cascade yarns are on sale until the end of February, which ends in less than a week! Take advantage of 20% off! Don't forget to check out our super cute Duck DPN holders - in stock now!
This evening I went to the Habs game with my sister. Tonight there was a ceremoney before the game, in honor of Bob Gainey. They retired his number, 23. He won 5 Stanley Cups with the Habs during his 1972-1989 Career with the Habs. He played in 1160 regular season games, scored 239 goals, and registered 263 assists. He is now currently the General Manager of the Habs. The guy has been through a lot. In 1995, he lost his wife Cathy to Brain Cancer. And on December 8th, 2006, Gainey's 25 year-old daughter Laura went missing when she was swept overboard while sailing in the in the North Atlantic.
The Habs lost tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets - 3-0. Though, there I was in the stands, still enjoying the game, knitting. I cast on for a Baby Surprise Jacket for baby boy number 2. I'm already 8 rows in, on the first night of knitting it. It's started off with 160 stitches, so it's a LOT of knitting! I'm using Lorna's Laces Sport Multi that I got on ebay eons ago - so I'm stash busting! It's the Devon colorway - which is a bunch of shades of blue - I think it will look very nice on a baby boy, and I like so far, the way the yarn is coming out as it's knitted in long rows.
Oh, and my sister was knitting tonight too. Her scarf is coming along fabulously. Her scarf is now way longer than 4 remote controls - LOL - as she describes on her blog! Go on over & check it out!
28 more posts til 1,000! (Less than a month!) I will be posting the contest details on March 1st, 2008 so stay tuned.
ps- Yes I know, I've been to 2 Habs games this week, and 3 Habs games this month. Next month cools down with only 1 game to attend, which I'm going with my mother, and I'm trying to convince my brother to take me to the last game of the season (they're his tickets that night) against Toronto in April. (Not only is it against Toronto, but it's the last game of the year, and apparently high in demand... so I've already started begging!) (Maybe he wants a pair of hand knit socks in exchange??) But otherwise, the March game is my last game of the regular season, and then I have to fight for play off tickets - since they'll be somehow split up - not sure how yet. Maybe I'll be lucky and get to go - but as of now we're one of the top teams in our division, so we're in a playoff spot right now! GO HABS GO!
Friday, February 22, 2008
This afternoon I ran some errands with my mother, and one of them was to get Sean, finally, a haircut. The hubby has been bugging me for over a month now to get his haircut. I was hearing it from everyone that he needed one. I just wasn't ready - even today - still wasn't ready. The hair that came off today, was the hair he was born with.... and now... it's gone. Forever. But, I admit, it was bad. Wearing a hat (as it's winter) doesn't help either. It flattens it out, and is just not good for his hair situation. If it was summer, I'd probably let it still grow, as it's beautiful after the bath, all curly, and controlled (and it stays that way). It's the winter hat that messes with the situation, and it's not good at all.
He got to watch the movie Cars while he got his hair cut. She started with the razor because his hair was so long.
But, he was unsure of it, as it was making noise, so the razor was used very quickly while we tried to distract him.
Yep, he hates the Razor. He let us know. That was one unhappy camper for the first part of the cut.
But he sat very well when she finished his hair with the scissors. He was a real trooper. I'm very proud of him. I'm actually very proud of myself. Yes, I was nervous the ENTIRE time he was getting his hair cut, but I realized today that it was VERY needed. The girl who cut his hair, said that the way his hair is, it will definitely 100% curl once it grows back, so I don't have to worry about losing the blonde curls. Phew! That was one of my worries. But he definitely has his father's hair. That's for sure.
They even gave us a certificate for his very first hair cut. It's going straight into his baby book.
He even knows what to do with the brush. For a few days now, when you give him his brush (or mine), it goes to the head, and he tries to brush it! It's very cute.
Sean is now 60 weeks old. On Thursday, he's 14 months old. Besides distinguishing Mama & Dada, he can say "Up", "Down", "Hot" (as of last night) and he shakes his head no when you say "No"... He gives you his feet when you either want to put socks or shoes on him (he knows where they go). He knows that the phone you put to your ear. And as above, that a brush is for the hair. He chases after the cats calling them "Juice" (one of our cats is named Zeus), and that's what he calls them. (The other one is Jazz, but I "yell" at Zeus more for the dumb things he does, so her hears Zeus' name more often). What else?? He's just my big boy now! I can't believe he's already almost 14 months old.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The other day I found this at Walmart. It's a Frog Holder for Shampoo & Body Wash for Sean's bathtime. It's great. And Adorable. One of the cutest purchases I've made in a while!
Tonight I went with Jamie to the Habs game. It was a GREAT game even though we lost in the end. It was just a really well played game. Of course I got some knitting done, I worked on Sean's blankie.
I've uploaded some DPN holders into the shop. Aren't they great?? They are available for 5 inch, 6 inch and 8 inch DPNs. They come either with white or silver cord & aren't they just cute? They make great gifts!
Sean's sleeping at my parents house tonight & I'm sleeping in tomorrow! I am positive there was a bunch of other things I wanted to talk about today - but I am just simply zonked. Tomorrow after I pick up Sean I'm doing some errands with my mother for the afternoon.
Almost every. last. piece. of laundry is done. By tomorrow I should be laundry free for about at least week. That would be nice.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I think the boys will one day kill me, but I got them matching outfits. (Sorry boys!) I thought they were super cute. And of course they will have to wear them at the same time. I also have matching sleepers (pjs) that I can't wait for them both to fit into! Aww, so cute.
I received the yarn for the February Sock club, (which went out in the mail already), and Tammy, who dyed the yarn & designed the pattern for the February Sock club sent me a skein of her 3ply Chaos from her Etsy shop (this skein is not the sock club yarn - but another colorway from her shop). It's gorgeous! Stunning. I love the colorway (white, pink, purple & black). Thank you Tammy for the nice gift!
I also received my prize from Erin's contest. I won a lace book & yarn. She also sent me a notebook & some pretty stitch markers. Thank you so much Erin - I love it all. I can't wait to start knitting lace!
In the mail, I also got a pattern from Nadine that she got me at her local LYS, and she also sent me a book for Sean as well a mouse finger puppet. Totally cute. Thank you so much Nadine.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I was sooooooooo zonked this morning that we didn't make it to swim class. (I won't miss out on tomorrow's class that's for sure, but we didn't make it to class this morning). Instead we did laundry. There is still a load in the washing machine right now, (and about 2 more loads to go) but every. last. piece. of the six loads I have done are 100% done AND folded. By tomorrow, every last piece of laundry should be done. For once. No idea how it piled up - but it certainly doesn't end. I'm hoping for at least a one week break from laundry, if that is at all possible. From tomorrow until next Wednesday once I'm finished the last two loads.
This afternoon we took Sean to the UltraSound. Bad mistake. My mom was a bit sick and so she didn't end up babysitting him, but the hospital was definitely not a place for a kit who just wanted to run around and touch everything. Ugh!
So, they still think the baby is small. So the hospital has me on record for my due date (A new one!) of Monday, July 7th, 2008. So, as of yesterday, I was only 20 weeks pregnant, not 23 weeks. Whatever. It's all good. They did confirm again, that it is indeed another boy. I saw his "goods".... they were there! As well as all 1o fingers & 10 toes. I got to see his little heart beating, and it was really neat! And tiny! Sean was fascinated by what the UltraSound technician was doing but was still restless.
So baby boy likes to look at us.... he did so 4 weeks ago. I still think he looks like an alien!
Above, apparently is a three quarter length pic of baby boy. Almost all his body. No idea what we're looking at - but okay. I'll take the UltraSound technician's word....!
And here is a profile shot of him. I'm honestly debating doing the 4d Ultra Sound now in about 7-8 weeks only because of these pretty unclear photos. We'll see. It's pretty pricey, and I am not sure if we should really do it. I know that it wasn't 100% worth it with Sean because I waited too long and he barely had enough room to move in my belly and it was hard to see his face. Maybe I'll do it around 27-28 weeks with baby boy. We'll see come April/May.
So my due date of July 7th, 2008 makes me 20 weeks pregnant and 1 day today as I mentioned above. Here's my belly shot that I didn't feel like doing last night, as I was zonked beyond belief. Look everyone, my hair is DOWN! No pony tail. Wore it this way ALL day! Be proud.
In the mail today, I got a letter from Kimberly-Clark, who owns Huggies. I had written them a letter to help them with their product, as I had a batch of diapers that the sticky fastener had fallen off when trying to use them. In return for letting them know about the faulty batch, (I sent them the tabs with the code on them) they sent me a voucher for a free package of diapers, as well as some rebate coupons. That was very nice of them. Speaking of diapers, I will be doing my Pampers review shortly, I'm almost done testing out the Pampers Cruisers as well as the Baby Dry that I am reviewing. Stay tuned for the review. I should have time this weekend to write it up. (As well as a mini book review on the book I recently finished, but forgot to review!)
Also in the mail today, my Spring Interweave Knits finally arrived! I know some of my American friends have owned the issue for a week or just over a week now... I can't believe how long it took to get to me!This evening I called Blockbusters to see if they had a Playstation 2 game in stock. I have been looking for it 2nd Hand, but Blockbusters apparently has it BRAND NEW for cheaper thatn I've seen it 2nd hand! The girl told me they had it in stock, and so I went to go get it. When I got there, the girl was like "Oh I couldn't find in on the shelves, but I know we have it in stock because the manager did inventory on the weekend and it's an up-to-date inventory". She told me to come back tomorrow and see the manager, who is the only person who knows where it would be. I asked her to call him to find out, since I had come out to their store and all that jazz. She told me she could not call her manager because it was his birthday. What the FUCK? Come on! I am sorry, if you are a manager, and your store is open, you should expect calls from time to time from your employees with questions, etc. I know whenever I've worked retail, etc, my manger was ALWAYS available by phone should I need to ask them something. Anyhow, I'll be going by tomorrow on the way home from our class to speak to this manager about his employee and the rude attitude she gave me. You DO NOT tell a customer over the phone that you have something in stock unless you're 100% sure you have it in stock, because when they show up, they expect to get it... What poor customer service there. I'm hoping he knows where it is, otherwise I'll be really upset.
Not a stitch got knit today. Tomorrow, I promise. Not only is Angela coming over in the afternoon, but I've got the NDG Knit Night tomorrow night! YEY knitting time!
Monday, February 18, 2008
This morning we painted "Snow Scenes" with Q-tips and some white paint on black paper. As you can see, today, Sean is right-handed, though some of his paintings in the past were done left-handed. Not sure what hand this kid will write with... maybe he'll be ambidextrous!
My serious little artiste at work. (Yes, there is white paint under his chin and there is a lot more under there you can't see - thankfully NONE went into the mouth today, but it's non-toxic paint mixed with soap water today, so it wouldn't have been that bad had he gotten any in the mouth).
Sean's interpretation of a "Snow Scene"... Montreal in February, at night. I think it's wonderful.
While my sister did a return at a store in the local mall, I decided to check out Payless and see if they had any size 6 infant shoes for Sean. He's in size 5 now, but I always keep my eye out for great deals for the next size he'll be in (whether it's for shoes, clothing, etc.) At Payless they still had their buy 1 get another half off sale, and I found Sean 2 pairs of shoes. (The cutest things ever). I also found a bunch of shoes I liked (that were all on major sale, plus buy one get the 2nd half off...) so I took them, and I'll try them on here at home, and decide if I'm going to keep them, etc. I am going to fix my fave pair of sneakers (the sole is busted), and I finally bought Shoe Goo today to fix it. I'll let you know how that works. If not, I was in need of new sneakers.
Again, look at the smile on this kid! Seriously! I just love it. And usually I have a very happy kid.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
However, I do have to say that when he was getting up at 4 am to let me know that his diaper was full, that I was on my way to bed. Somewhere before midnight last night, I got the urge to clean & organize. I started out with a few things in my office (still about 3 boxes left to unpack of stationary stuff, supplies (craft & office), etc.... and then moved onto my "Yarn Room" (where I store my Robyn's Nest inventory etc. I have a storage unit in there, I finally put my boxes of knitting needles in there on the shelves for easy access, as well as the soak products neatly in order, and also finally took out my sewing machine (I have my sewing table in the corner in my Yarn Room). I also discovered there is no plug in there, so I'll have to run an extention cord into the room from the main basement room when I will sew. (Have not yet in the new house). (Even though I have curtains to finish hemming for the basement....) (That will probably get done when I'm nesting in a bunch of weeks from now- LOL)... Anyhow, I'm SUPER happy with the cleaning & organizing I got done, but I still have a lot on my list to do. I had boxes piling up in my office's ensuite powder room/laundry room, and I stacked them by size in the yarn room under the shelving unit where I have storage space. I use them for shipping when the items don't fit into bubble envelopes, but they were taking up a lot of unnecesary space in my bathroom. Little things like that. And before I knew it, it was almost 4 am.... and Sean was crying with a full diaper. Poor kid.
We fell asleep in my bed, and he got up for the day (and wanted to play) at 7:08 am. Since Jamie let me sleep in yesterday, I took Sean to the den. I half slept on the couch while Sean played for about 2 hours. Finally we went upstairs, he ran around my bedroom for a bit taking things off my night table, and off Jamie's night table as well, and then finally asked for a bottle. He drank it and passed out in my arms. We napped until almost 12:30 pm. (Much needed for me!)
We got up and Jamie made us French Toast on Challah, it was absolutely fabulously delicious, better than on regular bread. After brunch, I met my sister at Canadian Tire to pick up a few items. The main item I was there for, is Shoe Goo, to fix my fave pair of sneakers, which the website said they had in stock, but alas, when I got there, nothing. I did manage to get some specialized light bulbs that I needed, and found paper towel on sale, and as well, the re-useable water cooler that I bought recently (Jan 17th) was now on sale. Then I went with my sister to a grocery store near the Canadian Tire to take advantage of the last day of the sale on those pizzas (from yesterday). I love them. They are soooo good. They didn't have any of the ones that you got for free when you buy 2 of the other kind, but they said if I bought them, I could pick them up tomorrow or this week with a rain check. So I got a raincheck, bought the tomato pizzas, and will go back sometime this week (no rush) to pick up the Casa di Mama pizzas that Jamie likes. I think it will be a long time before I will ever be able to get pizzas for $2.98 each! Really good pizzas too! I think the girl at the cash thought I was nuts for the amount of pizzas I bought today. (About 16 of them....!)
Came home, and did a few things around the house, including hanging my diplomas in my office (I had been meaning to hang them up on the wall!), had one of those tomato pizzas, and then headed off to the West Island Knit Night. It was a lot of fun tonight & we were 6 members strong tonight, including my sister whom I convinced to come out knitting! Tonight, it was myself, my sister, Madeleine, Corinne, Julia & Eugenie. I ended up running into an old friend there, she was having dinner with her (very good looking brother - LOL - I'm still allowed to look - right?) and her husband and their 2 year old daughter. In talking with her it turns out she's pregnant too - due in July! Our babies will be days apart! I am excited to find out if they are having a girl or a boy (they don't know yet). She gave me her card (though I have her on my friends list on facebook) and maybe we'll do lunch sometime soon. Very excited to know someone else who will have a baby near when I'm having a baby! Play group!! I smell play group! Anyhow, I got a square on Sean's blankie finished tonight (I'll count out what number that square is tomorrow...) and we had some really good laughs tonight.
Just waiting for my washer load to finish so I can transfer it to the dryer then hit the pillow for the night. Tomorrow I have class with Sean & then some errands to run in the afternoon.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I'm ADDICTED (or maybe it's pregnancy cravings) to Ristorante Pomodori Pizza. Only the one with the tomatos on it. Mmmmm! So much so that I went out and bought like 12 boxes of them. (They were on sale for buy 2 for 8.98$ and get one Casa di Mama pizza for free. In the end, that worked out to just under 3$ per pizza. This worked out perfectly, because I heart thin crust and Jamie loves thick, and the Ristorante ones are thin for me and the free Casa ones are thick crust. What a good score. Now, we have some quick dinners for nights where I either don't want to cook - or we've got to be somewhere and don't have the time to cook! The pizza tonight, TOTALLY hit the spot. Fulfilled my craving!
However, this pair of pliers is at it's death bed unfortunately. The handle is not fixable, and so I'll have to get my hands on another pair. Rest in Peace my poor trustworthy pliers.
While out today at the grocery store I got my hands on a copy of Good Things for kids. It's a Martha Stewart publication, and I believe it's quarterly, (Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall), and have an older issue in my bookcase. I love it. Such creative ideas. So happy I now have a kid to want to use the ideas with! There are some great ideas in there. I can't wait until Sean's old enough to craft with me!
Here is the video called Les peaux de lièvres. more than 700 intarsia panels were knitted by Montreal tricoteuses (OK tricoteurs too probably) to make this video. Here is Tricot Machine's My Space Page. The duo are from Montreal, Quebec. How f-ing cool is that???
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