Thursday, May 16, 2013
Since it's May, it must be time for my yearly stressed out crazy woman rash. Last year I had it for weeks and weeks. It started with strep throat that would not end for one kid and took hold with a crow in mourning. In my yard. Who would not shut up and made loud crow noises day and night for weeks. Or A week. I forget. But I remember the rash. And now I have it again.
So I have tried to stop/slow down/have more fun/ignore the stress. We will see how I feel and/or look tomorrow morning....I went out for an ice cream cone and it was good. But I felt sad that the migrant worker type lady who helped us spoke beautiful fluent English. And she is scooping ice cream.
Also I ordered that adorable bunny kit. Available here but they sell out fast, so hurry if that Liberty of London dressed bunny speaks to you. I missed out the last go round....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The last few weeks have been crazy. It was announced a big deal was coming to town, the next day my daughter came down with the chicken pox, then I left for a conference while the husband worked to get ready for the visit - all. weekend. long.
I think there was a lot of tv viewing on Miss chicken pox's part, but everyone survived. Also I learned American parents are horrified when they hear your child has the chicken pox. They practically ask to see your child's yellow card. European parents are not. They don't have such a vaccine and still think chicken pox is normal and not something to be talked about it the same voice usually reserved for the plague, or locusts, or other things that indicate the end of the world is upon us.
I have two big events in the works. They are not going off without a lot of annoyance. I was ready to smack a certain man with a foreign accent yesterday over passes yesterday. Ha ha, no I don't think I should have to buy a case of Maker's Mark to give anyone for a pass. Seriously!
And then we have the news. I am a news junkie. A serious news junkie. Yesterday was a full day for that here. I think I will haul the sewing machine out to recover from news overload. And maybe time will slow down.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A friend gave me this hat in a cute little tube kit. It was sort of a devil to knit as my hands don't like cotton yarn as much as they once did.
I plan to send it to some friends in NC who go to a lot of Pride parades. It might be just the thing for their toddler/preschooler to wear!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Secretary Kerry Speaks With Reporter En Route to Rome, a photo by U.S. Department of State on Flickr.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This little shop sells Topponcino's and a few more sweet items for small babies. I especially like the soft grasping toys
Clutch balls are nice, handmade ones found here
A set of first blocks
A book of babies
A baby to toddler chair which I love
and of course a mobile
and an Ergo, and a supply of cloth diapers for things other than diapering. Then there are clothes. Montessori infant teachers are big on soft clothes, like this charming number from Hanna Andersson. I personally don't think babies have any business wearing leopard, sequins, or real shoes of any kind...but that is just me.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
How I love these bright baby booties. I used some KnitPicks sock yarn a neighbor gifted me.
Hopefully they will be a hit at the baby shower...to balance out the actual gift which is milk storage baggies...not so fun but oh so useful.