Sunday, January 28, 2007


Diane made a comment on my blog post, with the picture of the guys around the xmas ,tree about us looking like something out of the "Sound of Music" if we were all wearing the outfits that Michael brought us from The Congo. Almost fell off my chair laughing because 1, It is one of my favorite movies and 2, she is so right!!! BTW- he didn't just purchase the bits out of the same print- no , he bought the fabbie- and then had a tailor sew everything. Insane. LOL

Four things about this weekend.

1, I am still sick, have new symptoms, old symptoms- BLECH!!!

2, I pulled myself together and packed and addressed a bunch of stuff so that I can take it to the post office on Monday. Don't get excited there is nothing for you- it is all boring stuff :-(

3, Patrick is now taller than me- I am officially, for the first time in 16 years the shortest person in the house. Or, does the dog count ?

4, I baked cookies. I do love my children.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Lovely presents

Here are a few pix of some lovely bits for you all to enjoy- I hope! The beautiful "R" fob is my PIF from Carol. I is stunning and I may have to run out some time this week and buy a new pair of scissors to match it. The orange sock is the first of a pair intended for my sister. The yarn is "butterfly" from Opal but I think it looks kind of like a calico cat. My sister is a definite "cat person". Plus she looks good in orange.

The blue socks are my first pair with cables. They took me forever- not just because of the cables , but because I wasn't doing anything- you know the story. And my swift!!!!!! Check it out. My mom sent a huge box with all sorts of lovelies. The swift- which I have been longing for.Also in the box were some blue earrings and a matching necklace, some blue flowered embroidery Ginghers , which I am addicted to.. plus a measuring tape with a Pinochio nose. I am feeling very lucky.

For Ann

Hi -Ann in Berkeley . Can you leave me your email address ? I would love to get in touch with you, we can chat about yarn- maybe do some exchanging , if your husband doesn't find anything for you in Munich. I was born in Berkeley- it's one of my favorite places :-)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm baaaack!

Hi ,
I am, hopefully, back. In a nutshell- Alexander was sick, I was sick, my mom came, my mom went, Michael came, we went on vacation, I got sick again, Michael left.. and I am still sick- but getting better and feel like I can sit at the computer for a few minutes again.
The picture is of my "men" putting up the Xmas tree. Alexander's shirt is from the Congo. Michael brought each of the boys a shirt and shorts , a shirt for himself and a Congo style dress for me. All out of the same material. Pretty scary and funny. I meant to take a picture of all of us together dressed in our finery- I will try and remember the next time Michael is home. Give everyone a good laugh!

Many thanks and apologies to those who wrote emails, snail mails,comments and cards, also to those who called and to those who kept us in their thoughts through what was a very Dark December for me. Even if I didn't write you back,and I probably didn't, I very much appreciated every communication. Things are looking up and if I ever get rid of this cold/bronchitis thing I will be cruisin' again.
I did not manage to stitch anything- including Carol's neighborhood ,but I will get that back at some point in the RR and get it done. I have knit one sock since November. Thats it! I sent no Xmas cards- mailed no presents- sent no ecards- again apologies. I will try to do better throughout the year. I am also going to try and visit everyones blogs over the next few days. Hope to hear from you soon.