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March 2012

One week

Last Thursday we went out to dinner with family. While I was in the restroom, I heard a bit of a song I just couldn't place. So I took a video to record the sound so I could figure it out later. Then I promptly forgot all about it and went on with life as usual.

This morning I woke up with a song in my head, seemingly out of the blue, and by the time I got into the shower, I knew that it was a Pete Yorn song that I hadn't thought of in years and years. I looked it up on YouTube so I could hear it and then I remembered the song from the restaurant, played the video on my phone, and it was the same song.

Funny how your brain works on problems when you're not paying attention.

One week to Baby H. I have all kinds of thoughts on this, but no time to really think them. So hopefully my brain is working on it while I'm paying attention to other things.

The only shop update in March!

Well, howdy! I've been a busy bee, dyeing up yarns. I think they're right pretty and ready for spring knitting. I can't wait for you to see them!


I'm having Baby H two weeks Monday (unless he has another idea, obviously!), so this will be the only yarn shop update this month. It'll be on Tuesday, March 20th (first day of spring!), at 10am Eastern.

Let's knit an Aran

If all goes according to plan, I'll keep the shop open until March 31st. Sometime on that day, I'll change each listing to "Coming Soon," which means you'll still be able to look, but won't be able to buy until I can reopen.

Fingers crossed, I'll reopen sometime in mid- to late-April. We'll just have to see...

hardest button

We can't wait to meet him! You'll get to meet him too - just watch this space sometime the first two weeks of April.

La la la ... Sunday

Yesterday I went out in the back yard with V. The weather was perfect, with just a slight cool breeze.

V did lots of things.

She checked on and fixed up her Cat Lodge.

Fixing up Cat Lodge

She's hoping a stray cat will take up residence there so we can adopt him/her.

She blew bubbles.

Blowing bubbles

There was some chalk out there from the other day.

Pink chalk

So she drew on some trees and the fence.

Chalk cat drawing

The cat drawing is so that the stray cats will know to come use the Cat Lodge whenever they need a place to stay with a ball to play with, a soft mossy bed, shelter, and greens to eat. 

Cat Lodge

Today we're supposed to put a bowl of water out for them too.

While she did all that, I contemplated my baby belly. Which is huge. And three weeks to go.

Baby belly

Do you see my feet? Neither do I ...

And I knitted a pattern repeat on my socks.

Nutkin No 2

Then I had the idea that V should collect some pine cones so we could make bird feeders. But we don't have pine trees in our yard; we have sweetgum trees. So we used those with peanut butter and birdseed.

Sweetgum bird feeder

V says these will lure the birds to our yard, so that they will lure the cats, who will want to catch the birds for their meals when they stay in the Lodge.

After that we contemplated the violets peeking through the leaves at the very back of the yard. 


Just looking out back, I didn't think there was any color back there, but once I started looking I realized the violets are everywhere.

Happy Caturday!

As of Monday, I'll have 3 weeks to go. I keep trying to imagine what it's going to be like to be a family of four, but I really can't. We've been three for 6.5 years.

Here are Zasha and Roxy trying to nap within just mere inches of each other. About 30 seconds after I took this, Zasha left the room. They play so well together, it's hard for me to believe they don't show each other a lot of affection when they're not playing.

Happy Caturday

Lately, V has written her first poem and her first two songs. Here's her poem - you should know that she prides herself on being a sneaky sneakerson and swiping any candy she might find in the house - or anyone else's house!

so here we are,
my crimes long far,
i'm still at it today,
eatin' candy from
the kitchen, par-tay.

And then she drew a picture of herself sneaking candy from her grandmother's kitchen. One of her songs is about falling down and scraping her knee and the other one is about puking. I'd say that perhaps reading her Horrible Science books for a good 1-2 hours every night before she falls asleep has something to do with it, but that was pretty much her sense of humor before she got them. I never knew puke was so funny!

Just wait until she gets it from Baby H - we'll see what she thinks then! Ha!