Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dang I'm tired...

School's in, and I am certainly not getting enough sleep. Also, I have a student that farts a LOT, and I may have to resort to Vick's Vapo-Rub in my nostrils in order to survive. I'm not kidding.

In other news, Gina is having one fantastic contest in honor of two years of blogging. I don't really want to send you there, because I want to win. But if you go there and tell her I sent you, I have better chances of winning! :) Go Me!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

And so it begins...

Tonight, my four and a half year old daughter screamed at me, at the top of her little lungs, "I hate you, Mommy, I really, really hate you!"

I knew these days were coming, I just didn't think they would be here so soon. I also know that this was the first time of many. I just didn't know how much it would actually hurt to hear it. Maybe time numbs the feeling.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am a woman obsessed.

I finished New Moon this evening. I can't stop reading these books. I'm contemplating a run to Wal-Mart right this very minute to pick up Eclipse. What is wrong with me?????

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pictures coming

Someday. I actually was planning to put up a picture of the blanket I will never speak of again, but haven't been able to convince myself to actually photograph it.

The little one is at my parents' house this week - I'm free! I go back to work one week from today. Trying not to be sad about it. It will be good to be back to a scheduled kind of day. But I really, really hate getting up at 5:00am, and I really hate not being able to do what I like with my days. I need to win the lottery something serious...

In other news, I have now been bitten by the Twilight bug... I finished it Sunday afternoon, promptly went out and bought New Moon, and am on page 259. I never in my life thought I would enjoy these books, but after reading so much about them on other blogs, I thought I'd at least give the first one a try. Slurp - I'm sucked right in. Off to find out when exactly Edward is coming back to Bella...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stick a fork in it....

It's DONE!!! I am FINALLY finished with the corner-to-corner baby blanket from hell! I can not believe how long this thing took me. But when I look at all the teeney tiny stitches, I guess it makes sense. I don't even love how it turned out. Hopefully, my friend will, and I do believe it will serve its purpose in the colder weather.

In other news at Chez Sickbed, the little one has strep throat. When we got to the pediatrician's office this morning, she made a weird noise, and I looked over and she had both hands clamped over her little mouth. Luckily, there was a trash can RIGHT THERE and it came in quite handy. So we left with a prescription for amoxicillan, and hopefully she will be on the mend by this evening. Wish me luck. The drs parting advice for her was "don't breathe on mommy and daddy". Thanks, Doc - a little late for that.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


So, kid is still feverish. Probably making a trip to the doctor tomorrow, which means she won't go to school, which means no free day for me. Selfish mom that I am.

Anywhoo, to while away my hours as the nurse maid, I've been perusing all my favorite blogs. Rhi is having a contest - head on over if you want to. She's compiled a list of 75 books that all women should read, and I'm reposting it here. I'm bolding the ones I've read, italicizing the ones I intend to, and crossing out the ones I have no interest in. Here goes....

The Official List For the Rest of Us: Must Read Books for the Twenty or Thirty-Something Career Girl With an Active Social Life and Reality TV to Watch
Or: Read This, You Will Not Be Sorry

1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells
2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
3. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
4. The New Kings of Nonfiction, Ira Glass
5. Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek
6. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
7. Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris
8. Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kinglosver
9. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
10. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel
11. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, Fannie Flagg
12. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, Mark Dunn
13. Stupid and Contagious, Caprice Crane
14. Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
15. Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster
16. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Lois P. Frankel
17. I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies), Laurie Notaro
18. Running in Heels, Anna Maxted
19. She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb
20. Sushi for Beginners, Marian Keyes
21. Jemima J, Jane Green
22. Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin
23. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
25. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
26. The Gift of Fear, Gavin De Becker
27. Emma, Jane Austen
28. The Hours, Michael Cunningham
29. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
30. The Romance Reader, Pearl Abraham
31. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
32. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
33. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss
34. A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
35. Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky
36. Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life, Ilene Rosenzweig
37. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris
38. Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, Jennifer Baumgardner
39. The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
40. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search…, Elizabeth Gilbert
41. Bloodsucking Fiends, Christopher Moore
42. The World According to Mimi Smartypants, Mimi Smartypants
43. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank
44. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver
45. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
46. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
47. The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow, Opal Stanley Whitely
48. I Am America (And So Can You), Stephen Colbert
49. No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories, Miranda July
50. Shopgirl, Steve Martin
51. Marley and Me, John Grogan
52. The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
53. Into the Wild, John Krakauer
54. Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
55. Watermelon, Marian Keyes
56. Summer at Tiffany, Marjorie Hart
57. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
58. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, James Patterson
59. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
60. Remember Me? , Sophie Kinsella
61. Good in Bed, Jennifer Weiner
62. My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult
63. Everyone Worth Knowing, Lauren Weisenberger
64. A Season in Purgatory, Dominick Dunne
65. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
66. See Jane Date, Melissa Senate
67. Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
68. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
69. Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
70. He’s Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt
71. I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
72. The Department of Lost & Found, Alison Winn Scotch
73. Straight Up and Dirty, Stephanie Klein
74. The Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime, Mark Haddon
75. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

I didn't cross any off, because you never know what I'll feel like reading next, even if I think I won't want to read it. And yes, I truly intend to read all that I have italicized. I love to read almost as much, if not more, than I love to knit.

Sick kiddo

so we're home today. Pretty much stinks, because it's a beautiful day here and the humidity finally broke. But we're stuck inside. Bummer. Sometimes it's really hard to be the mom.

But, on a brighter note, I WILL finish the corner-to-corner baby blanket from hell today - woo hoo! Pictures forthcoming....

Wish me a feverless afternoon, please!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dish Rag Tag!

I just signed up - I think it sounds oh-so-fun. I just hope that I get my box early, so I can whip it out quick before school starts. If not, I'll just have to make do. Anyway, go visit Yarn Miracle and sign up! It caps at 300, so hurry!