Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Congratulations and Thank You

Congratulations to Tim for winning the movie line contest from Toy Story. That was fast! And a big thank you to mamma for her technical support with my blog template. You guys rock!

Here is the next movie line for you to ponder:

"I bet they ran. Like turkeys."

Good luck to all.

I've reached a point in the girlfriends swing coat pattern where I can't go any further without assistance, which makes tonight the perfect time for my knitting group. Granny Cheryl will guide me right through it. I'm so glad I switched knitting groups/locations, because this one is much more up my alley. Low key, everyone helping everyone else, no diva attitudes (unless you count mine-ha!) Tonight I'm going to pick up some Rowan Calmer in pink to knit up the Olympic Aura hat for Stephanie. You will look gorgeous in it, mon cherie.

Today after ZimDee's preschool I packed up the boys to go meet their dad for lunch. ZimDee woke up crying for his dad yesterday, and while his schedule was too busy to do anything then, he officially pencilled in his son for lunch today (gosh I love that guy). We met at the restaurant, and the Count immediately commented on how adorable both of the boys looked with their hand-knit hats on. (Their mother, on the other hand, was all rain and wind-swept, because sweet ZimDee has claimed the Noro Silk Garden hat for his own. I don't mind. Really I don't. Really.) (I'll just have to knit ANOTHER one for myself). Anyway, I came all prepared with baby food for Sproutie, which I fed to him throughout the meal. ZimDee was in great spirits and kept pointing out the fish in the big tank. Usually Sproutie and ZimDee are crying and wiggling and squirming in unison, and I have to leave the restaurant early in shame. But today they were in fine form. So fine, in fact, that a man came up to our table when he was leaving and made it a point to comment on how well-behaved the boys were, and that he was impressed. We thanked him for saying so. We also knew down in our hearts that it really depended on which day you caught us, whether the dog across the street barked three times or five times that morning, and how the planets were aligned as to how the boys would behave. In other words, it was purely by chance. But we will take the compliment, and thank you, random stranger, for taking the time to say something nice to parents who are more often frazzled than not.

5 comments:

Mom+Sis+Auntie said...

Every once in awhile I poke my head out of the basement to see what time of day it is bc with the lighting in there, sometimes you just cant tell.

YES. I am painting my basement and it is taking forever. Actually, it started out as a small trim-painting job, then I decided I had to paint the columns down there the same color. No problem. Then I decided to paint the doors (there are 5 of them) still no problem...but everything went to H E double L as I had to correct some paint on the walls that bled through the taping. The project grew even more when I discovered that the paint I corrected the trim paint with was a shade lighter than the actual walls. Plus I had to switch trim colors when we decided to go a different route with a little tile job on our make-shift bar. NOW I'M PAINTING THE ENTIRE BASEMENT!!

Whew--I dont have a blog so thanks for letting me share yours. This may also explain why no one has heard from me in the last week or so.

Ok so I considered not guessing the movie lines so you wouldnt think I come on here just for the movies (bc I'm not a knitter -- at least not at present time). BUT!!!
When I actually HEARD Lily T say it when I read it... I cant help it. Besides, I need more recipes to experiment with.

...Like Turkeys...makes me laugh every time: 9 to 5.

Love you,
ALH

Mom+Sis+Auntie said...

PS: I love everything you knit -- even the droopy poopy slippers. Man I laughed so hard when I saw that pic. Keep knitting girl!!

Luv2ReedGrandma said...

Ya, I liked the slippers too. They keep the feet warm, don't they? M/Sis/A, I knew you painted, but this was one big project, huh? It's nice to have a blog to write on when you don't write on your own, * :) * I love you both, GmaMa

Katrina said...

mSISa, this only proves that you need a blog of your own. Not that I mind sharing, because I don't, but you underestimate how entertaining yours would be.

And you sure are keeping me busy coming up with recipes as your prizes for correctly guessing the movie lines. Way to go!

And you are so a knitter. You might be on sabbatical at the moment, and you might not have taken it to the extreme like I have(obsess much?) but you do beautiful work. We learned to knit together, you and I. I think of you every time I pick up my needles.

I love you both very much, mommy and sissy. I wish we all lived next door to each other. *sigh*

Mom+Sis+Auntie said...

me too *sigh*