Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Check this out, same view as earlier this morning. It's been snowing non-stop since 6:30. There is a almost a foot on the ground now and the city is eerily silent. It is asolutely gorgeous out there! I can't believe it.
Standing at the window, grinning. Planning my next trip out.
Me, I'm excited, strapping on my gators and planning a solitary walk through town. Jacob has been at the firestation since the wee hours (traffic accidents and downed powerlines will keep him busy all day long) and Gus, ironically, is in Alabama spending a fun-filled weekend with his Granna & Pap.
So I'm all left to my own devices to have my very own powder day. If a foot falls, I will put on the teles and ski to town. I will. Stopping whatever traffic there is along the way.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Merry Christmas season, everyone!
I had a good day, full of sales, compliments and even some special orders. Feeling quite like the entrepreneur these days. Give me a basket full of scrap wool and some needles and I make money....
Well, I'm a bit full of myself right now. But it was fun. I'll do it again.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I'm waiting for carpel-tunnel (spelling?) to set in, but so far all I suffer from is a hearty aversion to knitting...understandably so, I like to think...I knit whenever there is a spell/break/pause/opportunity...it doesn't just border on obsession, no it wades right into it...I'm have a daily quota and I can't let it go...people give me extra space whenever I pull out the knitting needles...
Wish and pray for me that at least some of them will sell...otherwise you all - regardless of your size and parent-status - will receive tiny booties for future birthdays and Christmases...
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
They almost cuddled, he got so cozy, all for one candy cane (he did get two in a return appearance that made Santa laugh). This kid is definitely made of sugar and spice and all things so nice...
We'll see you this weekend, Santa! In Switzerland, Santa comes on December 6, and brings the nice kids tangerines, a grittibaenz (sweet bread), candy and nuts,while his sidekick "Schmutzli" - who bares a striking resemblance to the Grim Reaper - sacks the bad kids in a large burlap bag and takes them to the forest...what happens to them there is subject to much conjecture of Swiss parents whenever faced with an onery child. I myself, was terrified all through my childhood of having to go live with Schmutzli in a sort-of-elf-run-labor-camp-for-bad-kids, despite the fact that I never saw Schmutzli ever sack anyone)
I'm pretty sure, Gus isn't worried. Not one bit.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
PS: Thank you for all the wonderful meals, laundry service, goat specials, baths, walks, assorted garage adventures, diaper changes, rook games, dominos matches, putting up with surly almost loosers and intermitten temper tantrums, take-home food packages, Granna's special dinner rolls, many many wonderful and toughtful early Christmas presents and many more little and big things to plentiful to remember all at once.
We are very grateful for family.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Nine sets down (in 10 days), 11 more to go...let's just say I'm a very well informed (thanks to NPR and Netflix documentaries) stay-at-home mom with a tell-tale knitters hunch and a nervous twitch in my hands.
One stitch at a time - or as per Gus' favorite book - I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Those red bumps (a preview of an almost certain fate for Gus in 12 years or so, since both of his parents had a solid case of acne during their respective teenage years) have spread all over his cheeks (all four of them) down his legs and on his arms. Still our doctor says there is nothing to worry about, simply apply some topical calming cremes and keep it all clean and it will once again give way to that rosy, smooth skin, Momma is so fond of...