Wednesday, January 31, 2007
For my first knitting project, I've started on a little hat for Daphne. It's looking kinda sloppy, but I guess it's OK considering I have no idea what I'm doing. The friends I'm meeting are pros, so I hope to get some tips.
In non-craft related news, it snowed here today. But it was just that lame really wet snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground. This weather is crazy. I would wish for spring, except a wish for spring is a wish for summer to be closer.
It is the last day of January, and I failed once again to make a pie.
PS. I still sorta like Ratt.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The baby is doing great. I took her to a play group yesterday at my neighbor's house, and she had a great time. If I can learn to relax a little and let go of some of my germophobic angst, I will have fun too. The other moms were nice and there was soup and cookies.
Kev is recording a cool song. His new bass guitar and his trumpet are really making a difference in the sound of the PPHPHB. I can't wait until he is ready to record a song that features the melodica. He should do it soon while I am in my groove.
There are a whole bunch of robins in my back yard. Very unusual.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Here is my second embroidery project: a western-ish bird shirt to wear next time I go to Fort Worth. I haven't ruled out stiching on the back, or maybe even BeDazzling it a little, but I need to think about it. Perhaps I should stick with a "less is more" philosophy when it comes to embellishing my clothes.
Anyway, if you want to do something that is REALLY easy and very relaxing, this may be the craft for you. I recommend the book "Sublime Stitching" by Jenny Hart if you're interested. It's on Amazon, and she has a cool website - you can Google her.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
In a nutshell, here is what's going on:
Daphne is getting her two bottom teeth. She has been ever-so-slightly crankier than usual, so it hasn't been too bad. She was having a little trouble sleeping, but that seems to have stopped. The best part of her teething is that she keeps us entertained with funny teething faces like the one in the last picture. Otherwise, she is doing great and is getting big and is more and more fun to hang out with every day.
For Christmas, I got some cool DVDs, including Sesame Street Old School which is episodes from the first few seasons of Sesame Street as well as classic cuts from the show. They are GREAT, and for some reason, the Peanut loves them. We can actually sit down and have a nice meal these days as long as we put her in her seat and turn on some classic Sesame Street. You can see in the first picture...she is absolutely glued to the tube. She gets really excited when Bert comes on (she has a Bert puppet) and starts squealing and sitting up straight. It's funny. I also got DVDs of the Electric Company, School House Rock, and Rocky and Bullwinkle. This is great because maybe it means I will never have to watch Dora or the Wiggles or whatever else the kids today watch. (I'll admit, I don't mind Curious George though.)
I have become obsessed with arts and crafts. My latest endeavor is hand-embroidery. I made this little bird t-shirt for Daphne last weekend, and I'm working on a sort of western-style shirt for me. I am also attempting to crochet a sweater for Daphne, but I am not too sure it is going to turn out looking much like a sweater. We'll see. I have discovered that there is a whole sub-culture of people out there who like to make stuff. They have clubs and get together and make stuff and have lots of fun doing so. I bet none of them have 7 month old babies though. Speaking of babies, guess who just woke up. Her nap totalled 18 minutes. Sigh.
Will try to blog more later. Hope you are all doing OK and having a good New Year so far. I'll leave you with a funny teething face photo. Please enjoy.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Here is another tip: Listen to a band called The Trust (formerly Herbie Hinkle Ensemble) from Louisville, KY. They are really great. I am not just saying that because my cousin is the drummer.
"Taxi" is the song I like best. It is one of the 24 songs on my iPod.
I pretty much never have time to blog lately. I will try to blog more.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
PS. I don't really think I'm cool. But my iPod is.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Well, the holidays are finally over. I hope all of you had a safe and happy Christmas/New Year. We had a great time in New York with Kev's family. I think the highlights for me were hearing Kev's dad sing at church, and the whole family watching Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and seeing the Peanut get to know her daddy's family better. She was so good on the trip. Now that we're back, I have to entertain her on my own. I'm afraid she's in for a little post-holiday let-down.
Usually, I have post holiday letdown too, but I don't think I will this year. Yesterday was Chritmas-tree-taking-down Day, which usually makes me cry, but not this year. I am glad to have the living room back and most of the clutter picked up. Friday, I am letting the baby spend the day with G-ma and G-pa while I clean the house and cook up some delicious jambalaya.
I am hoping that once I get the house back in order, I can find some time to play with my Christmas presents. I have so much fun stuff to do, just very little free time to do it. I've been working on figuring out all the features of my camera, so there will be new pictures on the Peanut Gallery soon...maybe tonight after dinner I can post some from our trip. I have sewing projects to do, more t-shirts I want to make, bird songs to learn, and...guess what...Kev gave me a BeDazzler! So I have things to BeDazzle too. You better watch out if I'm your secret Santa next year!
No New Years resolutions for me this year. I decided to quit trying (and failing) to be some kind of Super-Mom, and just do the best I can, and enjoy my little baby, because she is not so little anymore. We've already had to retire her Gymini and her baby bath tub. She keeps saying Dada, and today, she pulled herself up to standing at one of her new toys! It goes by too fast. I will say that the good part is that she is SO much easier to deal with these days. The meltdown is a very rare occurence.
OK, time to go do something productive while the Peanut naps. I am looking forward to everybody getting back into the habit of blogging.
Oh yeah, in NY we saw a cool hawk, and it even snowed a little bit one day. No snow in Dallas after all.