Friday, October 07, 2005

The sacrifices I make...

I had a tough decision to make this morning - do I blog, or do I watch the last half of Napoleon Dynamite on HBO? Hmm...tough choice. But, since I love you all so much (and we have ND on DVD), here I am. Plus I got a little package from Knit Picks that I had to show off. They say that it will take 5-14 business days for their packages to arrive, and I swear that it takes them 14 to get to me. I'm almost tempted to spring for expedited shipping just because the wait is so excruciating! But then, I'm not buying any more yarn this year, so it won't be an issue for awhile, right? Yeah, right!

Here is a little yarn p*rn to start your day off right:

The purple and brown is Wool of the Andes which I am planning to use to make a Booga Bag. I was thinking of designing my own bag, but I've been hearing about the Booga Bag here and there and found the pattern yesterday on Nederlass's blog. S has been making a ton of these during our Monday night knitting sessions, and they're so cute, I have to have one.

The funky-looking yarn is Dancing sock yarn in the Tap colorway. I have to say that their colored sock yarn isn't necessarily my favorite color-wise, but we'll see how it turns out. It'll make cute socks for Sydney, if nothing else!

Here is a rear view of Spork, who has been flipped over to let the other side dry. She's a little crooked, but I love her anyway. We'll see how long it takes me to get around to the final finishing - sewing on the buckles and finishing the strap. I might knit up my gift Spork and do them both at once. I'm thinking of trying to machine sew the straps on using my mother-in-law's heavy-duty quilting machine, and she's out east for the next couple weeks, so I'll have to wait awhile anyway.

On to the kids... Sydney has totally adjusted to preschool and is loving it. She is happy now when she wakes up in the morning, and runs into the classroom to give the aide a big hug as soon as she gets there. I'm loving my free mornings, too, now that I don't have to feel guilty about abandoning my child at school anymore.

Owen, however, is not doing so well. I think his second bottom tooth is cutting, and this one is really bugging him. Or maybe he's going through a growth spurt. He has been waking up every hour (or two at the very most) all night for the past few nights, leaving me an exhausted wreck in the morning. Last night I tried cereal again, and he actually ate a bunch this time. He fell asleep around 7:45 and woke up really cranky an hour later. He kept trying to go back to sleep but couldn't quite get there. I was holding him and patting his back, and he just erupted with three HUGE barfs (now, he spits up a lot, but these were definitely the real thing). After I got him (and myself) cleaned up and changed, he went right to sleep and seemed quite comfortable for two hours, when he decided he needed to eat again... So, I'm not sure what happened. I'm wondering if he has a little bit of lactose intolerance or something. I mixed the cereal with formula, since I can't seem to motivate myself to pump just for cereal. Maybe I'll try switching to soy formula and see if that helps... I'm also going to try a mashed banana today and see if he goes for that. He is definitely old enough to start eating solids (he's officially six months old in four days), so we've got to figure something out.

Here is a funny little link my husband sent me the other day about kids and restaurants. This describes us perfectly every weekend when we try to go out for breakfast. For some reason, we keep going, despite it all!

And he just sent me this a few minutes ago. Read the description of the pants - very funny!

Yes, these are the kinds of things that get circulated around my husband's office. And you thought corporate insurance types were boring!


Blogger Lolly said...

Thanks for joining my Socktoberfest! I would love to hear more about how that KnitPicks Dancing yarn knits up. I like the colors alot :)

I will add you to the list tonight!

11:11 AM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Both you and Karen shaking it up a little with some Yarn Porn Friday!! Love that brown Knit Picks wool! You know, I wasn't sure that I liked the colors on Dancing so well when I first received it either, but after knitting it up, I really liked it. And like you said, even if you don't (like it), they will totally make great socks for Sydney. I'm so glad to hear that she's adjusted well to preschool! I can totally relate to your story about Owen and solids. Stinky had HUGE problems with food allergies, and it kind of sounds like Owen may be lactose intolerant, too. She was allergic to rice cereal!! Even with pumped breastmilk and all, she'd throw up and break out in major hives. She was also allergic to sweet potato, carrots and peas, too. We finally started with poi (mashed up taro) and gradually she outgrew those allergies. Unfortunately, she's still deathly allergic to peanut butter, but we have an EpiPen just in case. Which is no picnic, but at least she can eat everything else now. Sorry, kinda went off tangent there. :P I LOVE that link about kids and restaurants!! Every couple of months, DH and I get temporary amnesia and decide to give it another try...SOO CRAZY!!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Momma22wildfires said...

Once you get over the guilt, and your PreK kid can get over the newness, it turns out to be a wonderful thing for both of you. My daughter's been in prek since last summer and we both look forward to the time apart. Plus, like you, I pick her up at noon and it gives us the rest of the day together.

You'll have to let us know how you like the KP yarn. Believe it or not, I haven't ordered anything from them.

10:19 AM  
Blogger emmaggolly said...

I cannot believe that you could pull your way from ND....I love that movie! I enjoyed your blog very much. I was snooping around after your post on designing on Knitty. I too am really wondering how to get this off the ground. Plus, I couldn't help but post once I found that you have an OWEN....I have one too!...mine is 3. Good luck designing.

6:55 AM  

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