Saturday, August 15, 2009

august fifteen

Mack slept through the night last night. And slept in this morning. That's the Mack I know. This made me happy as I got good sleep, which was well needed. I really hope that his disastrous night last night was teething related and nothing more. I still feel absolutely tired, but I won't be able to recover fully from those lost hours of sleep.

I got enough sleep last night that I had a dream that I can remember. I had a dream that I was at a Habs Poker Tournament and I was sitting two seats away from Saku Koivu. Also there, that I remember in my dream was Alex Kovalev and Mike Komisarek... Oh, I almost had to check my camera when I woke up to see if I got any photographs with them, because I took pictures with them in my dream and it seemed SO real. I sometimes have dreams like that, where your dream is so real you actually think you were really there.... Oh, how I would love to actually go to a Habs poker tournment... That would be awesome.

Today we hung around the pool. We decided to stay in today at my step-brother-in-law's house as his wife is leaving tomorrow on a business trip and we wanted to spend some time with her before she left. I finished my Clapotis while sitting by the pool today.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've ever seen Jamie in a pool since we've been together. I can think of 1 time he came swimming at my parents house - but that was ONE time. I honestly cannot think of another time he was in the water.

Sean thought his cousin's goggles were really neat.

I took Mackie into the water after his nap this afternoon. At first he freaked out. I'm wondering if it's the same reason he freaked out in the bath? I comforted him and he eventually calmed down but it took some time. This wasn't good. I hope I can figure out what is causing him to freak out. The water today wasn't cold at all. It was bath warm, really. Very odd. Once he was calm though, he really clung to me. I think this is a cue that I really need to get him back into swimming lessons and back into the water on a regular basis now that his eczema is not bad anymore.

Caught a neat shot of Jamie diving into the pool.

And a neat one of my step-brother-in-law diving into the pool as well.

We brought our very first pepper from our garden to Mississauga with us, and we cut it up tonight for the salad with dinner. It was delicious. I can't tell you how much better with words, a fresh item from the garden is, than store bought. It just doesn't compare. Grown with love.

Clapotis! Needs to be blocked, but it's done!

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert (My Ravelry Project)
For: Myself
Yarn: Mirasol Hacho in Peacock Ripple (302)
Needle: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Size: One Size
Timeline: June 13th, 2009 - August 15th, 2009
Modifications: Followed pattern as published. (Though goofing in one part, that I had to tink afterwards, but that's a different story for another day)....
Opinion: It was super easy to knit and the pattern was very easy to memorize. It's a lengthy knit though, and considering this is my 2nd Clapotis knit, I don't think I will knit this one again.
Too many other patterns that I want to knit first.
Though, I definitely recommend everyone to knit it at least once.

After an early supper tonight, I went out with my sister-in-law to Michaels. The first one we got to, was closing in 5 minutes. Their website said 9pm. Apparently head office is aware of this and hasn't done anything to change the website (yet). She gave us directions to the next closest Michaels, which was open until 9pm, and we headed on our way. My sister-in-law was floored by Michaels. She had never been to one before. She was wondering why no one ever had introduced her to this store before. We definitely need a Michaels in Quebec, but I doubt we'll ever get one, unfortunately. I picked up a few things, and so did she. It was really nice hanging out with her and catching up just one-on-one.


Bea said...

Love garden fresh peppers. Love your clapotis, guess that needs to be on my knitting list. So happy for you that Mack slept through the night. Overall this sounds like SUCH a fun trip so far.

Amelah said...

OMG the picture of Jamie diving looks like he has no head! His hair blends into the background!!! Too Funny!!! Mark is like that too. In 7 years, he has come in the pool with me ONE time and Julie's, and it was later in the evening [dark outside].


Big Girl Feet said...

Wow your clapotis is gorgeous! I have to try that one again....
and Michaels is great! If you go again soon make sure you check online for coupons- they usually have them for up to 40% off one item or your whole purchase depending on the week! I usually end up there every weekend because of it, such a sucker for craft supplies- LOL!

Anonymous said...

Your clapotis looks great! I love that photo of it on you, although I still can't believe you're so into purple. :)

g-girl said...

yay for completing your first (and last!) clapotis! :) i'm sure the finish was well worth it.

dawn said...

Love the clapotis, and the pepper looks yummy!

Tara said...

I've never been to Michael's either! I SO need to check them out next time I'm in Ontario.