Friday, November 30, 2007

Monkey Days


This is my favorite dust collector (as the giver/husband so fondly calls it) and when Thanksmas and Christmas decorating begins, Monkey gets a lovely - St. Lucia inspired - halo of greenery (no candles please). This tiny little ring of plastic and wire is one of my most loved decorations. I know that when monkey gets his halo, it won't be long before friends and family take a moment to relax, eat, and smile.

That sounded corny. All I really care about is the vacation from work and presents.

Cheers.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Softball Joe


There are a couple things that make working at my "real job" difficult - yarn and an unfinished project (UFO's to some). I can think of nothing better than a cup o' Joe with double cream and a couple cones of the most chocolatey softball cotton yarn, well maybe toss in a gluten-free almond scone from Whole Foods. I am finishing up the last few wash towels for the show on Saturday with my best mom. After Saturday, I am officially concentrating on Christmas and making my home a warm and welcoming haven from the cold, blustery weather that is sure to come.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Smooth Texture


This is a dish from the dollar bin at our local discount store. I never appreciated it as anything more than a flat vessel until I took this picture.
It reminds me of how one can appear so smooth and cool on the outside, but when you get up really close and see all the cracks and bumps, you realize that inside can be deeply troubled.

That said, I am sad today.

Tomorrow will be better.

And the next, even better.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gluten Free Weaver

Thought I should elaborate on two things:
1. I am gluten free, as a result of a Celiac disease diagnosis, since January 2003 while pregnant with my first child. Gluten free food has come a long way in a short 4 years.
and
2. In college, I started weaving. I own my own loom and if I didn't have a full time job - weaving would take place. Unfortunately, the loom is dusty and lonely for the time being.

One Handed Momma


The morning after Oscar was born, he was in my arms while I was buttering my gluten free toast. I should have realized that my days of two useable arms and hands were over. Sam, now 4 and a half, wasn't the same. Although he loved to snuggle, I don't remember doing things while holding him. I guess the difference now is that I choose to still do tasks and not just sit and hold the baby.
Today, I cut a banana for Oscar and took out the garbage - all one handed.
One thing I can't do one-handed, is crochet. Crochet has become my new love. My favorite thing about my childrens' bedtime, is the hour I get after it to crochet and watch 'adult' programs on tv (reality tv included). I hope to bring you pics and more stories of my love for yarn and my two boys.