Monday, February 28, 2011

Wabbit's new friend, Bart the Bear

Woodland Wabbit has a new friend. Bart the Bear. He's a mellow little fellow, but keeps inquiring about his lack of pants. I never thought bears were concerned with such things. Wabbit says he's "metro".

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Woodland Wabbit

Introducing Woodland Wabbit, seen here hanging out in his natural habitat. He is Little Boy's sullen new little friend. He is born from the Anything Animals Pattern found at Petite Purls , designed byRachel Borello Carroll.

He has assimilated quite well into our household, taking time to bond with the Spooky Cat.

Perusing our CD collection. Contemplating contemporary music.

And enjoying an outing to the ever popular cultural destination - Target.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hours in the day... Days in the week...

There are not enough hours in the day to do everything. Granted, working and commuting takes up 50 or so hours of my week right off the bat.

Taking 2 classes this semester is challenging, but definitely do-able. I am managing to stay organized and get everything turned in and doing a quality job of the work, so I am very pleased with that accomplishment. I am getting into the groove of it and that helps. It's been a long time since I was in University and for the record folks, it is not like riding a bike.

I am taking my knitting to work with me now. I'm such a geek. I knit in the break room over lunch. The cool part is that one of my co-workers wants me to teach her to knit. I've always wanted to teach someone to knit, but alas, I was meant to birth only boys. Also, another co-worker is now bringing her crochet to work on, too. It's the Kool Kids Krafty Klub.

I want to learn about dying my own yarn. I don't want to get into the spinning thing, at least right now, maybe someday. I think it would be fun to mess with colouring the yarn, but I have to figure out where to squeeze that in. I still have a household to maintain, children to take care of, books to read, movies to watch, places to go, things to do, oh yeah, thrift stores, Hubby and I want to start going to estate sales, I have 2 half finished quilts just sitting there, housework to do, dogs to walk.......ARRRRRRRRGH!!! I want, I want, I want, I want!!!!

I want to learn how to dye my own yarn. Maybe with plants....?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Book #2 - Whip It - Shauna Cross

Yup , same book as the movie, but the movie was based on the book that was actually called Derby Girl before the movie, which is a much better title.


So, Derby Girl. I initially picked this book up at a thrift store for a friend that loves roller derby. I thought it might be fun for her to read and then wound up reading it myself. It is a pretty cute book. Fun feel good story, in a rebellious kind of way. It is based in Texas and talks of things that are distinctively Texan - BBQ, Blue Bell Ice cream, UT Austin and Beauty Pageants. I think it is supposed to be young adult, but it does have some adult subject matter. Super easy read.

I have not watched the movie yet. We do have it recorded on the DVR, but I wanted to finish the book first. I'm done! Gonna pass it along, now.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book #1 Freedom - Jonathan Franzen

This was an excellent book. I highly recommend it. It is a stout 562 pages, but worth the read. Hubby read and told me once I started I wouldn't be able to put it down. He was right.

It does get a tiny bit draggy in the middle, but that doesn't last long. It is just a great commentary on the modern family. All the more interesting when you consider it is written by a man, so it has a male perspective quality. Especially since about have the story is told by the wife.

BTW, we did not read it because it was an Oprah book. Just had to state that for the record.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Thrift Store Score

Hubby wins the prize this week for thrift store gold. He found this CD. It is Mozart done by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra with traditional Egyptian music interspersed. There is some singing in Arabic as well on several of the tracks. The effect is very interesting. Soothing sounds of Mozart with a "what the heck is this" component. Well done!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day

Day four of the Texas deep freeze. We added 6 inches of snow to the ice we already had. Another snow day for the family.

My poor Rosemary.

What ever shall we do??

Reading.... with tea.

And some scratch Sweet rolls.

Worked on another knitting project. Gloves for Hubby. (more to come)

A nice fire in the fireplace. Some good music to listen to. Worked on my classwork. A lovely quiet day was had by all.

But, I'm ready for it to warm up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Warm woolies, just in time, too...

It is really, really, really cold here right now!!! It doesn't ever get this cold here.

I made up a little pair of mittens for the Little Boy, just because I like to knit mittens. Nothing fancy, but he likes them. He showed them to his teacher and told her "my Mama" and pointed to me. Poor teacher didn't have a clue what he was talking about, but I did. He watched me make them. And wore one around the house while #2 was under construction. Cute! To me anyway.

So, then I thought about a hat to match. I like the beanie. A little too big, though. If I do this one again I'll make it a couple inches shorter. I like the decreases, they look pretty cool. All in all, not bad for a couple days work. Little Boy likes them.
Did I mention how cold it is here?