Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

10 traits you look for in a romantic interest

Back to 10 on Tuesday Sorry but I didn't limit it to 10. I'm not looking either... just think these things are really important and I hope I fulfill them as well. Here they are in no particular order:

1. sense of humor
2. sensitive
3. honest
4. compassionate
4. intelligent
5. responsible
6. loyalty
7. hardworker
8. self-starter
9 handyman
10. understanding
11. loving
12. accepting
13. non-judgemental
14. positive attitude
15. dependable
16. kind
17. respectful
18. open minded
19. loves partner for the person they are
20. communicative

Thursday, August 20, 2009

doing the congo line

These are the cicada shells we found at the kids' school on Tuesday... kind of puts them in a cute light, no?

Yesterday I popped to the thrift store. It wasn't a very fibery day but I was lucky enough to find myself some nice pants on the cheap. $10 for 3 pairs of lined pants... linen Ralph Lauren, recycled wool Eddie Bauer and wool the Limited.... oh happy day
Also I got a banana republic wool/silk/cotton/cashmere blend sweater for me and a couple of sweaters to frog.

Today was a hit though. to frog: 3 100% cashmere, 1 cashmere blend and 1 100% wool
To wear for me Sebastian Cooper cotton/cashmere blend v neck, Express silk/cashmere blend crew neck, Talbots 100% merino turtleneck, JCrew lambswool funky sweater
for DH: Old Navy linen/cotton vest
for DD: banana republic turtleneck silk.nylon/viscose/cotton/wool/cashmere/lycra blend

All of this $40....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

katydid or didn't??

we came home last night to find this guarding the back door:

DD found it intriguing and it was high enough that she wasn't scared so I did a bit of a photo shoot on it.

Today when we were leaving the open house at the kids' school we found cicada shells... tmrw I have a date with the camera for them... quite interesting.

I actually have knitting pictures to post... old knitting but knitting nonetheless

DHs father's day socks:

Pattern: Herringbone Rib Socks by Kristi Schueler Interweave Knits, Winter 2008
Knitting Daily Free Patterns
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sockotta Stripes effect
Colorway: 605
Needle: US2
Made for: DH Father's Day 2009

I started thes on the way to the airport and finished them about 2 weeks later with only a few meters to spare of yarn. I was very nervous about having enough to finish these.

Two lizard ridge blocks:


I've also done a few more squares on the way afghan... actually I think I have 1 complete and 1 partial to go... now on to blocking

We had some fun in the kitchen with a book that my SIL's mother sent to the kids Snack Art: eat what you create published by teacher Created Materials. Written by Elizabeth Meahl (is that a pun?) illustrated by Barb Lorseydl... Thank you Betty if you're reading this. I owe you lots of news!

The olive ant

and a healthy skateboard. This was a HUGE hit... I think we'll be using this book LOTS :-)

DD went with me to school on Monday to help me set up my rooms. She cut letters with the diecutter and helped with the bulletin boards. It was really a fun day for both of us. I can't believe they start school tmrw! Where did the summer go????

It's late, I'm tired and have a big day ahead of me!

Hopefully more very soon!

Thursday, August 06, 2009


we went to Musikfest yesterday... the 2 older children and I... they had fun on the bungee jumping trampolines and the little go carts. DD did some arts and crafts made an elephant mask and they both entered a coloring concert with PNC bank. DS played a new game in the Playstation place that hasn't even been released in the stores yet... and now I can't remember the name of it.

Anyway, I took the plunge and got a henna tattoo by a woman named Emily Webb... I figured it was painless and temporary so no one would be immortally angry with me.

and here it is..... on my ankle

School starts for my kids in less than 2 weeks... how can that be? Where did the summer go? I start on the 24th with classes starting on the 26th...

The kids finished up swim lessons today.... I'm thinking of looking into a winter league for DD.. she's loving the strokes...

And i had a meeting of sockers... two colleagues came over to for me to start them on sock knitting on Tuesday afternoon... Oh what fun that was... loved it! Keep at it girls.

off for more coffee......