Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nothing much to report...

This coming month I will be starting on my master's degree in Humanities - I bought the cheapest text books at the university's bookstore and the rest on, saving about $50, even including shipping. I'm excited to finally do something I've waited over 20 years to do; I always wanted to keep going in school past my bachelor's but never had the time or money to do so until now.

I am currently working on Loes Hinse's Tuxedo jacket for the Stitch and Flip Jacket class on Pattern Review. I am almost afraid to even declare that since I have so many unfinished projects lurking around in various closets. I have some lovely blue houndstooth lightweight wool silk suiting for it and just need to hunker down and make the silly thing.
Today I rummaged around in the costume cave and found four big garbage bags full of clothes and cloth to donate...yippee! Tomorrow Jennifer and I are hitting IKEA in the morning to check out storage solutions. Sort of low-key mundane things going on this weekend, but that's okay. Here's the highlight - a budding rock star is in our midst!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

If only it were that easy...

The solstice is upon us and there's a tiny girl wanting to come into the world very soon. Her big sister Rosie showed us how it is going to happen. If only it were that easy, we'd all have babies. No one in the house got much sleep last night we're all so excited.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday Hijinx Aplenty

Rosie's class had a Holiday performance tonight. All the first and second graders got up on stage and sang several fun songs; one about a turkey that liked to tango, and another about a penguin named Polka Dot who liked to polka. Everyone was very well behaved!

Of course, for a parting shot, I leave you with this eye opener:
I just knew it!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Oh Suzani, Oh Don't You Cry for Me...

I found another suzani I had to have...I'm waiting for it to be shipped to me from Uzbekistan...Last time I got something from Uzbekistan my postman, who is from the Ukraine, looked at the package when he delivered it to me and wanted me to open it right away so he could see what it was.

Today has been a lazy Sunday for me. It snowed, then it rained, then snowed, then the rain won the fight for good. I hate it when the weather is on that cusp between the snow and rain; a few degrees on either side of the freezing point determines which will happen, I suppose. Hate that. Harumph!
Rosie came downstairs for while this morning, got out her camera and took a picture or two of Jynx, who is a total photo hog.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The End of Phase One

I sent my manuscript off to the publisher's today. In the midst of a snowstorm. Just as I was printing out the final chapters, I suddenly realized I couldn't drive myself to the Fedex drop off because I had foot surgery only two weeks ago and still can't drive my Mini Cooper (it's a stick shift)!!! So Linda graciously drove me around and around an industrial park a few miles down the road looking for the Fedex building. In a snow storm. It didn't help that snow had covered all the street signs in that area. We came home and celebrated by having fondue for dinner (which Rosie thought was disgusting). I so wish I could take a bath, but because of my foot I'm not allowed a good long soak for another two weeks or so, so a hot shower will have to suffice.
Now I can have a social life for a few weeks and enjoy the holidays. First I have to clean my art space - it's a hovel right now.
A parting shot of my most favorite flower - the Lotus Maculatus