Thursday, July 23, 2009

What will I do for a high chair? What has my life come to?

Adah is a couple of months away from needing a high chair, but I really want a Tripp Trapp. Coincidentally they are giving one away at Magic Beans. So this blog post is serving as another entry... They're giving stuff away for a month, so go check it out!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Does Mommy Love It - baby product review

Now that I'm a mom, I'm definitely looking for those must have items. I came across this blog:, which reviews various baby-related items. In fact they are giving away a Didymos wrap, which is my newest obsession. Here's hoping I win!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

TDF - stage 5 and Oscar

Well, today is the 5th stage of the Tour de France, but we're still on stage 3 (the time trial) on our DVR. I finally started spinning last night. I decided on some superwash merino from Tactile Fiber Arts that I bought at Bizarre Bazaar last year. Still can't find my camera cable or the card reader, so this is still a picture-less blog. Sorry! Just wanted to update on my Tour de Fleece progress.

In other news, Oscar just got back from a hike. Our regular dog walker wasn't working out because Oscar would come home and destroy stuff, so we had to find some way for him to get walked and get out some extra energy. Dog daycare doesn't work either since Oscar doesn't like other dogs and is aggresive towards him and the ones he's ok with he mostly ignores. Luckily I found a service on Craiglist that will take him on 2-3 hour hikes. For now he's going 1 day a week and I'm taking him to work 2 days a week (I only work 3 days/week). Today was his first hike and traning session (to get him to not be afraid of other dogs) and the report is that he did fabulously. He is currently hiked individually, with other handlers hiking 3 dogs at the same time and near him. Hopefully only 2 or 3 more hikes until he can join the rest of the group (which will be cheaper for us and means that he'll be better about other dogs). Yeah Oscar!!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tour de Fleece - stage 1

Watching the Tour de France right now on the brand new HD DVR. I have narrowed down what I want to spin to 3. But I can't start spinning it until I finish my Bath Design final project (which I am supposed to be doing now.) I have decided though that I want to knit EZ's February Baby Sweater with whatever I spin. Now I know what weight yarn to aim for (sport weight). I've spun before knowing what weight yarn I wanted, but this will be the first time I've ever spun anything with a specific project in mind.

I've been thinking that I should knit a baby sweater so that the adult-sized sweaters I make will improve. I have made several, but they're not the greatest, so hopefully working on a baby sweater with EZ's guidance I'll be able to improve my techniques.

Ok, have to work on my project. I have to present it on Monday, so after that spinning will start in earnest. In the meantime I'll be narrowing down my choices of what to spin and deciding exactly which one.

Back in the saddle again?

I've joined this year's Tour de Fleece hoping that it will jump-start this blog once again. I'll try to post every day or two on my progress.

We'll see how it goes. Looking forward to this year's Tour de France as well (we'll be watching on our new-to-us 30" HDTV!) Will there be as much scandal as last year? (Is that even possible?) Who will win since Team Astana and Tom Boonen (what an idiot) are out of the race? Should be interesting!

Anyway, the challenge for this year's Tour de Fleece is to spin from your stash. That shouldn't be a problem for me, since I buy way more than I spin. I just have to decide what to spin. I think my personal challenge is going to be to spin something from my stash that I think is really special (ie. I wanted to save until I thought I was a good spinner) and spin it into something usable. I also want to have an idea of what I am going to make out of the finished yarn. I'm looking forward to having more spinning blogs to read too!

Hopefully I'll find the cable to my camera so that I can post some pictures, otherwise this could become a very boring blog-resurrection.

See you soon!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

why hello old blog

remember me? I'm still here, just busy as usual. Plus I have a job that I like that keeps me busy, so there's not a lot of time to blog. But I'm going to work on it... In the meantime, read the twitter updates on the side - that I can manage since I can send them via text.

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

And so it begins!

One of my college roommates had a baby boy over the weekend! She's the first of at least 10 people we know having a baby this year. Three more are due in the next couple of weeks. Should be an exciting year!!!

Unfortunately no one told us about the plan to have a baby in '08. Oh well!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Watch out for things picked by monkey's

Because they are very expensive. And if you've been reading the price list thinking everything was around $4 per ounce and buy 4 ounces of tea picked by monkey's, you end up with a bill of $70 at the tea store (I bought some other, more reasonably priced tea too).

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Holy moly there was just an earthquake - the first one I've really felt since we moved here. And boy did it scare the living daylights out of me. There was swaying and shaking and what did I do - um, just stood there. I'm definitely going to have to work on that... Oh, and if you're wondering, the dog is not good at predicting earthquakes.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Birthday present numero uno

Isaac's mom paid for my haircut at a fabulous salon. I love it! Thanks!