Sunday, December 23, 2007

Heinz Hall Christmas Postcard

Merry Christmas from the POPS!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Bday, INBA!

My baby is 6 today! Whoa...

He had his party last weekend. I have a double chocolate (that gene came from me) cake on the cooling rack. He is so proud to be 6! Very cute.

It has been busy around Chez Mayhem. Parties and Pageants and Concerts and still I managed to get Accupuncture on my shoulder yesterday! I am very pleased and I think in combination with the Neuro-muscular massage, I may quit complaining about how much my shoulder hurts-Without Surgery!!!!!!!!!! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. *big grin*

We saw the sun yesterday. ALL DAY!! I couldn't figure out why it was so bright and light at 7:30 am... it was that elusive sun-thing that we hadn't seen in weeks! Boy, what a nice change. Of course, today we are back to the thick grey clouds and it will be gross from dawn to dusk... but we saw the sun YESTERDAY!!

Ok, that is my little update. I still haven't written the Christmas letter...but I have the pictures, stamps and labels... close counts? No? Alright, gotta go, then.

Monday, December 10, 2007


It was the Mister's Friday off, so he and INBA built a snow man. The snow that fell that morning was perfect packing snow.
Nothing like making a snow man that is twice your size!
This guy was even taller than the Mister!!
Great snowman snow.
The snow is pretty much gone now. It has been raining and 40 degrees.
Friday night, the MIL came and got the kids. The Mister and I went out to dinner and Saturday we went out to Lunch and to a matinee performance of "This Wonderful Life."
Really good! The MIL gave the Mister the tickets for his birthday (which is next month) because "It's a Wonderful Life" is his favorite movie, ever. Lucky me to be his wife and obligatory date! And man, is it weird to be without the kids for 24 hours.
Of course, they don't miss us. Grandma takes them to movies and sugars them up and lets them stay up late watching tv. Awwww, do we have to go home?!?!?
I felted the Mother of the Pea-with-one-more-in-the-pod's bag... but I wrapped it up to send without taking a picture. OOPS. It is awesome, though... trust me. Her bday is Wednesday.
I am car-less today. The Mister's car is in the shop (maybe alternator issues or worse, some mysterious electrical issues) and he took my car to go to work. I am homebound, unable to go mail my package to her. Geesh, the first time in a LONG time that I am on the ball and ready to be on time! Thank goodness that it is the thought that counts.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

What It Takes

To get me to blog is apparently a toothless king.
That would be INBA who is the 2nd King in the Kindergarten Christmas Pageant next week. I knit him a pretend crown in Knit Picks Merino Style crocus. We hot glued some plastic gems on to make it really sparkly.I say toothless because last Friday he lost his first tooth and Monday the second. Oh, and please notice the fabulous frog sweater (olympics 2006) that fits him perfectly now and will inevitably be passed to a nephew next winter.
Back to the tooth for a moment.
The tooth fairy forgot to come pick up his tooth Friday night. I wasn't home to call her because I was at my knitting group at Borders. Borders was open until MIDNIGHT!! I got home later than usual and went straight to bed. No time to call the toothfairy. oops.
He was not happy.
Tooth fairy came Saturday night.

Here is my progress on my Jamaica Bear. I just need to seam and stuff. There is plenty of time for you to make one, too. I need it by January 5. It is quick and just uses left overs. Easy Peasy, as the kids say, and a good cause.

Mother of the Pea (with another in the pod) bag unfelted. It is a Bully Woolies bag, Santa Fe kit. I just need to felt it (today) and send it off for her birthday on Wednesday. My friends are all moving off into the next age demographic!! Yikes. 35-44!?!?!? I know plenty of nice people that are 40+, I just don't know if I am ready to be lumped in there, yet. I still feel 25. I do realize that I am soooo not in tune with a 25 year old in the year 2007. Still, admitting it is another story. Anyway, this is for her birthday- once I felt it.

Girl fix hat... for my niece for Christmas to go with this book.
I forget what the yarn was, but it is pink... and it is a wool/microfiber blend, so it is soft.
I got a little carried away with the i-cord, so it has two knots and I really like it.
It is many pinks, did I mention that? Girl fix.
The Noro Aurora scarf for 2nd Grade teacher. You can kinda see the glint of the metallic wraps. I am not really happy about parting with this scarf.
SPARKLY. Want to keep SPARKLY for myself.

SPARKLY party lace scarf for Kindergarten teacher.
But I am not so lacey, so SPARKLY may leave peacefully.

Otherwise, the holidays are steam rolling through. My rum balls are maturing (festering :) to be handed out, maybe next week. My shopping is pretty much complete, my knitting is nearly so. It is snowing again and I actually hope that the weather man is wrong and it won't turn to rain and warm up into the 40s this weekend. The boys have way too much fun for it to go away. And, it is so much more pretty to look at than the dead grey ground.