Monday, March 02, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

* This week I did not come running when Mike yelled that naked neighbor was really naked. I was not disappointed that I missed it and then happy when I caught the neighbor next to him trying to figure out what to wear.

*There is no way that the neighbors ever catch me naked. I do not run around in just my underwear because it is easier to nurse without clothes in the way.

*I do not justify this by saying that our blinds are better so they must not be able to see in. Nope not me!

*I did get irrationally happy when I found a tiny baby toilet on amazon tonight because there is no way that I am crazy enough to try Elimination Communication. There is no way that I spent 13$ on it because my arms get tired of supporting him when he is on the big toilet even though he is pretty fast with the going. He did not go in the big boy potty 7 times since Friday night.

* There is no way that I would let myself get anxious about a trip that isn't even for another two months at least. I didn't make Mike ask his mom if it was okay that I wash Joseph's diapers in her washer because that was something I was stressing about. I also wasn't stressing about the added cost of a seat for Joseph. Why is it not mandatory for everyone to have there own seat on a plane? The il's offered to pay for our tickets and I think they are pissed because of the added cost. I did not for one second feel just a bit spiteful once I realized that they can't say anything about it because if they did it would make it look like they don't care about his safety.

* I did not want to kill Mike when his mom asked why do you need three seats and he replied because Michelle wants Joseph in his own seat(he did correct himself and say well so do I). Thanks for throwing me under the bus!

*On Friday I did not walk all the way to the library in the cold after waiting for Mike(who was still working and never showed)to find that they closed 25min earlier and then I definitely did not get mad at Mike for working and leaving his phone on his desk.

*It was not me who burned the bottom of two meals this week no matter who you hear it from. I heard it was the stoves fault.

*I did not get on the website of a different loft community and start dreaming of moving there. I have the most amazing loft(I really do) and I have no idea of why I would want to move. Nope not me!

*I did not give up an almost new couch because my old one is so comfortable(read...has a hole the size of my ass in the center). Who wouldn't want a brand new looking, micro fiber, modern, slate blue sofa? I'm hoping my sister will love the couch that I didn't get.

*I'm not so silly to forget I had packed my camera or that Mike had to remind me after trying to take a picture of Joseph asleep in his carseat with my phone.

Until next week...

Friday, February 27, 2009

We have a sitter...

My normally good natured son is missing. Has anyone seen him? Whoever took him left this grouchy baby in his place that is only happy when he is naked. Seriously!
Good news is with all of this naked time he sat up all by himself and rolled over from front to back today. Of course it's the day my batteries are dead on my camera. I'll take pictures tomorrow..

My parents stopped by tonight without all of the kids. They dropped my sister off at the airport and then decided to come and see Joseph (I don't even lie to myself and pretend they are coming to see me). We had a great dinner, I seasoned pork ribs last night and Mike threw them in the oven before he left for work(fall off the bone good), sweet potato casserole and a salad.
Grandma gave Joseph a bath before she left. He was soo happy just crawling all over her and standing on her naked. I swear I'm raising a nudist!

I pulled out my swift tonight and frogged my bff socks. I think I just hate cables. I love how they look but just don't want to work on it. I re skeined the yarn(pain in the ass using a swift) and it is soaking in the sink right now getting the kinks out.
I'm working on a Curly Purly soaker and my Mom's sweater right now and have a shawl and the ribbing of a modified Bird in Hand mitten hibernating. I cast on for a Spring Beret that I wanted to raffle off but I'm just not loving it. I love cotton for dishcloths but hate it for hats. I need to rethink it.
I have two balls of the new Mini Mochi maybe I should make it into that adorable mitten pattern that just came out and raffle that instead? Hmmm?
I think I'll make the purless monkey sock for my next sock project.

*I'm gonna go knit instead of link anything..sorry!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Where did the week go? Well here goes...

* I most definitely did not only get out of my pajamas twice this week. Once to go grocery shopping and out to eat and then to go to Downtown Mardi Gras.

* I do not keep checking to see what new diapers they have listed. We do not have more diapers that we could go through in a week and I do not keep making myself repeat "we do not need anymore diapers". (is there anyway to block a website from yourself?)

* I did not get up on my soap box and send a friend a really nice because I care myspace message with the link to the little boy that was killed because he wasn't in a car seat message because she pulled up at my parents house with her itty bitty 7 yr old in the FRONT seat NOT belted in at all!

* There is no way I um had relations with my dear husband and then had some really strong signs of ovulation that evening. Babies 14 months apart would be crazy! (It took years to get Joseph and two rounds of Clomid so I'm really not holding my breath)

* I did not eat a whole Valentine's box of chocolate in three days even though I said that I don't want/like chocolate.

*I did not give my almost 5 month old a banana in his mesh feeder so that I could eat dinner in peace and I would never laugh at him when he got mad that I took it away.

* I did not take sneaky pictures of everyone when I got out of the bath. My baths are so short that no one would have time to do this.

* I did not prop Joseph up in the corner of the couch and then take a picture of him watching the Oscars just to put it on facebook.

Until next week...

Mardi Gras!

Saturday we woke up in a panic, it was light in our room and Joseph hadn't made a peep! I had laid Joseph down at 1am Saturday morning like normal expecting him to be up anywhere from 4-6am. It was 10:32am! I popped out of bed and ran to his pack and play, looked in and he was still sleeping. He kinda stirred so I reached in and picked him up. At that point I realized my boobs were sooo engorged. Odd, that's NEVER happened before. Thankfully I wasn't leaking, they were so engorged I asked Mike to feel them. He reached over and touched and then had to touch again, he then said "ouch those have got to hurt". He nursed for about 30minutes and then fell back asleep. My Mom and sister got here and I threw a pork loin into roast before I woke him up. They stayed for lunch, I made crunchy rice and roasted tomatoes, onions and garlic to go with the pork.

While they were here we noticed something was going on Downtown. Our bedroom/livingroom windows look out at the heart of Downtown Dallas so any activities we have a pretty good view. I got online to check it out and found out it was Mardi Gras. Joseph napped on Mike while I got ready then we layered him up and headed out. We had fun! I didn't get any pictures of the parade because it started after dark and we were kinda standing back aways. We stood in front of our other building, I was able to stand upon a ledge where I could see. Joseph fell asleep right as the parade started and slept through it all, two marching bands, an 18wheeler honking and a dozen fat men dressed as Elvis on loud mini motorcycles.

They had a stage set up with a band.

This was taken right before the sun went down. I think I got made fun of for taking pictures, Oh well..

I love this picture. It's my new favorite!

We had a great lazy weekend. I really need to write up a Not Me Monday post for tomorrow so check back soon for that!

Friday, February 20, 2009


It is 1am on Saturday morning and my baby just went to sleep. He is so my child! He goes to sleep anywhere from 12-1am and sleeps till 4-6am in his crib and then in bed with me until noon!

I have a load of diapers going right now. I washed, dried and then put our rugs down on a freshly vacuumed floor. Between me and the wienies I really need to vacuum three times a week but probably only do it twice a week. I know once Joseph starts getting mobile that will have to end. We have stained concrete floors and one big rug so I just use a stick vacuum, I have to empty it out a few times because it gets full of hair but so much easier than pulling the big vacuum out.

We installed Joseph's new car seat last weekend. After buying and returning the True Fit we went with the Britax Boulevard CS. We love it! I got a little weepy putting his Snug Ride in storage. I'm hoping that in the next few years we will get to use it again but if not I'll pass it down to a family member. I keep teasing my sister that Joseph is asking for cousins. Maybe he will get his wish.

I thought it was really cute at dinner on Wednesday the server(English was not his first language) asked us if this was our first and if we were excited(ok that was kinda odd). We said of yes and of course, he's the best ever! So then he asked something like so do you want a little girl(okay odd again)? I said I would love another little boy and Mike popped in with well maybe three or four more. I think Mike has had a harder time adjusting to having a baby and then with me being home with Joseph all day I sometimes wonder how much he enjoys Joseph and being a Dad. So I thought it was neat that he said he would like a few more. I'm not sure about being pregnant that many more times as that was really hard on me. I have no idea how my Mom did it. She had the nine of us and was pregnant another two times besides that.

Mike put up Joseph's shelves in his room last night. I bought him a few books the last time I was out, my sister gave him a few for Valentine's day and last weekend I picked through all the books at my parents and pull then ones out that had my name on them. The shelves look really good. I put a few of his toys up there that he is still to little for. Very cute! Funny thing is that he sleeps in the loft bedroom with us.

Joseph is working so hard at sitting up by himself. As sad as I am about him growing up he is getting to be sooo much fun. He giggle when I say I'm gonna get him. He is very ticklish!

My Mom is coming in the morning to visit, she is bringing donuts and is picking up wienie food at Costco for me. So I better get to bed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Not me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

* I did not just figure out how to post a big picture up there...I was not half a sleep when I posted last week.

*I did not order 7! more Good Mama diapers yesterday as my Valentine's gift, it was not all Mike's fault as he did not make me hit send.

*I did not put my poor baby in his new car seat just to take a picture of him even though he hates car seats.

*I did not forget to pull the belly pad up!

*I did not want to strangle Jack yesterday when learning it was his bath time he ran to the middle of my livingroom and proceeded to pee on this(that was on the floor because we were doing tummy time). My dogs are all very well behaved and would never do that!

*On the subject of dogs. My girls would never get in such a fight that one of them would reach up and bite Mike way too close to the valuables! Never! It did not draw blood and I did not laugh, not even a little.

*I did not think for a minute that when my Dad asked me to watch my two youngest sister yeah four more arms to hold Joseph and just maybe I would get to take a bath without Mike sitting in the bathroom with Joseph or it being 3am.

*When we got home from Walmart my sister did not tell me that my neighbor was home and then say shocked "and he's in his underwear" ala Friends- ugly naked guy. Except uh, not ugly.

*It's my job to cook tasty, nutritional meals while Mike works his butt of to buy diapers uh pay bills and I most definitely did not feed him and my sister some very oddly seasoned chicken legs Saturday.

Until next week.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Random Picture Challenge 6.0

13th folder, 3rd picture. Our little cabin in Ruidoso New Mexico. We went to get away on what would have been the due date of the baby I miscarried. It turned into a really good trip and I'm really glad we went. We would love to go back with Joseph one day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Not tagged

A few days ago I got a really nice email from Melissa, who I had never met before. She was having difficulties with the Soft Waves Ripple. I sent her the "corrections" and she was nice enough to let me know that they worked for her. YEAH! I was reading her blog and noticed a fun tag that she had gotten that had you open the 6th picture folder on your computer, and then take the 6th photo in that folder and blog about it. I of course had to see what my picture was and it is a new one, well not really new. Last weekend I transferred all of the pictures that my sister had of us on her flash drive to my computer. So here we go.

"Open the 6th picture folder on your computer, open the 6th photo and blog it. Write something about it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same."

Joseph is 330 minutes old here. We had been in our room about 150 minutes. My Mom is holding him and Jessica took the picture. Jessica had been at the hospital the night before while I was in labor but had to leave because she had to work the next morning, she ended up working really short shifts for the next few days. So this was the first time she saw him. I'm really thankful she had her camera, I have quite a few pictures from that morning but it is nice to have even more.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Not me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

This is my first week participating in Not me Monday. I've been following My Charming Kids for a few weeks now and she makes everything look like so much fun so here we go..

I did not spend almost 300$ on more cloth diapers, hit up the yarn store and go to Ikea even though our income tax check is being held hostage until Monday at H&R block..

I did not get grossed out when Mike told me the guy behind me at dinner took his dentures out and LICKED them... My god! I know we were not(really) at a 5 star restaurant but that should just be saved for when you are alone...

I did not give in and give Emory a super short hair do..Her ears do not look like a cocker spaniels...

I did not talk Mike into taking Joseph and my sisters to the bowling ally by himself so that I could take a long bath...

I'm sure I have plenty more things I didn't do this week but I think I am not going to sneak away and take a long bath with Harry Potter...

On a serious note... This family went through what I think is the worst thing that could happen to someone, they lost little Cora.. Please go leave them a little love.

Monday, February 02, 2009


I'm so on a roll with this blogging thing. I'm not sure why I have such a hard time thinking of posts. I have a million things I want to blog about and I sit down and my mind goes blank. Could it be that my pregnancy brain in lingering? Okay so I'm just gonna post about another pair of woollies.
Joseph's Bright Green Soaker Longies
Cascade 220 in Kermit the Frog Green
Size XLG~ knit in smaller needles so more like a lg
Started January 8 2009
Completed January 25 2009
Mods knit until the cuffs were 8 inches
Love how these fit! The legs took forever though, I think I had the body knit in two days.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


I've always loved sheep and goats even before I started appreciating them for their wool. So it wasn't really a surprise that I picked sheep for Joseph's kinda nursery theme. Our baby shower was lambs and we received a few sheepy gifts. I wanted to make Joseph a sheepy softie and when I found this on Ravelry I thought it couldn't be more perfect.
Joseph's Little Lamb
Bernat Softee Chunky Solids & Marls Taupe and Cream
Fuzzy Mitten Lamb
Completed August 26 2008
Mods knit in the round as much as possible

Here is my handsome boy on his sheepy that his Grandma gave him. This blanket is wonderful, my Mom wanted to give us a real sheepskin which really freaked me out. So we compromised with this snuggle wool.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Furry Children

I'm so proud of my wienies. I was worried that they would be snap at Joseph or be jealous. Instead they've been protective and loving. They have handled not going out as often and having their paws wipes off as well. They are the best!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So much to catch up on!

This last two days I've debated on how to show everything(well everything I took pics of) that I've made since I stopped blogging last January and I decided to just do it post by post in no order. So I'm going to start with one of my favorites and the first woolly that Joseph wore.
Joseph's Blue Crashes Soaker
100Purewool in Blues Crashes
Size Medium~big at birth~getting tight at 4 months
Curly Purly
Started July 17 2008
Completed July 25 2008
Re knitted the cuffs after taking the finished pictures, you can see that they are a lot smaller in the pictures where he is wearing it.
One of his last bottles when we had to supplement. I HATED it, so glad bfing worked out!

We had a great day today. I have the best baby ever. He sleep! As in we don't get out of bed until noon! Last night I seasoned a rack of ribs and wrapped them in foil/stuck them on a raised edge cookie sheet and put them in the refrigerator so that this morning Mike could put them in the stove on low(I have the best has the option to set it where it comes on by its self beats my stove in Irving that you had to set everything you cooked to the right so it didn't burn and then turn it half way so that it kinda cooked even). They cooked all day and then I made a batch of au gratin potatoes and some steamed snow peas. It was sooo good. Tomorrow is grocery day and that means we get to eat out! I think I want Mexican, nothing new there! I'm gonna go make me a snack and then go get back in bed beside Joseph and read a bit. I started the Harry Potter books the first of this month and I'm already on the 5th. I really like them so far, I just wish they were lighter. My main reading time is in the bath and nursing in bed and it really makes my arms ache to hold that big paper back book up for hours! Night!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This is what I have been doing on my really long break from blogging

January 26, 2008 38 weeks and 2 daysJoseph October 1st 2008 at 4:42am 8lbs 5oz 19.29 inches long My baby!

I still plan on this being a knitting blog...I just now have someone to knit for. Will be back soon.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I've been shopping

Ok so it has been forever since I posted last...Since then we have had three sick wienies, four wienies recovering from surgery, one totaled car, way to many days of working stressed out, two holidays, both of us sick(I think it was a super bug..I've never been so sick in my life), lots of sale shopping and a new camera(SQUEEEEEE).. I really need to spend sometime with the wienies since both Mike and I have been in bed for days so this is going to be short..Just thought that I would let the few people that read this know that I'm alive... So I will leave you with yarny goodness...

I found a wonderful lady on Ravelry that was selling part of her stash so that she could buy more(and the muggles think we are Worked great because I love what she didn't want anymore:) Thanks Sue!
Ravelry sock yarn buys

Most of the lys in the Dallas area had X-mas sales. Mike very nicely dropped me off at the door of the Shabby Sheep in Uptown for that one(not too crazy and for some reason not many people were grabbing sock yarn:0).. After that and then a stop by our favorite cafe Lucky's we decided to go the the Knitting Nook in NRH even though their sale wasn't until the next week. The ladies running the shop were lovely and they had a great selection.
Hands down the most fun was, some how I talked my friend Cindy into getting to my house by 3AM(she had to be up by 2AM!) so that we could make it to the Woolie Ewes annual sale...Woo hooo... We got in line by 4:15 and only had about 10 people ahead of us! It was FREEZING but we toughed it out... It was sooooo crazy but we both got what we came for:) So here is my haul for December...
X-Mas Sale Shopping
So for 2008~ more fuzzy feet, lots of Bird in Hand Mittens and The CPH!

Friday, November 02, 2007

This is why I am not a seamstress!

Ok this is so embarrassing. I finally got a day off and decided to pull out my sewing machine and start sewing my yellow star baby blanket. I had already cut both layers and the batting, tacked it down with pale yellow cotton embroidery thread so it was ready for the binding.

I even looked up directions online.

So it started out ok!But quickly took a turn for the worse.
My machine kept pulling the satin to the side. So on some sides I ran off and then had to go over them again. Then in some places I had 1/4 seam...sigh
I had small puckers!
I had parts where the machine wouldn't push the material through so it has bunched up stitches! The corners...oh the corners! Not an even one to be seen after the first kinda straight one...

Such a cute blanket but such awful binding...
I think I'm gonna leave it this way. You know the awful part is that I'm having to hold myself back from running to Jo-Anns to get more fabric, batting and binding to see if practice makes should really just go work on James' socks and the Bee shawl....Pictures of that maybe tomorrow(:

Mr Jack loves his toy that his Mama crocheted then fulled for him...