Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The girl is crafty like ice is cold!

I recently had an old old* pal get in contact with me who I hadn't seen in oh.. close to 15 years. Our kids used to play together when they were wee. In fact they are only 9 months apart. Of course she went on to have 2 more and I opted for dogs. Bad ones. See?

Anyways.. she had the occasion to come to town and we hooked up for an afternoon of catching up. Which entailed laying on my new bed and picking up right where we left off. Funny thing friendship, the true ones really hold on. We fell back into familiar patterns and it was like we were in junior high. Facebook can be used for good see?

I have been having real sleep problems lately. I have excellent sleep hygiene so am a little stressed about it. I picked up some melatonin this weekend, and haven't quite found the right dosage yet. The search continues. Any good remedies? Speak up!

We also picked up a new coffee system. You know how much I LOVE my coffee, but after about um.. 3 or 4 years of pulling my own shots, I am tired of it**. So we went with the system we had been looking at before buying our last one. We weren't convinced it would still be around but it is and OMG. Where have you been all my life Tassimo? What with your perfect cup of coffee and teas, and hot chocolate and lattes and espressos and..


I have also been knitting like a crazy woman. Well duh. Finished a sweater. Gave it to Miss Morgan (who seriously? I have GOT TO STOP KNITTING FOR) who wore like it was made for her. Cause apparently it was. The bonus? She has a pink Malabrigo sweater FOR MEEE!!!!

A HUGE shawl. Huge as in big ass yarn. Took 2 days. Silly fast.

Random shot of Henry the bear as I was testing out the simple drive on my camera.

Bed report: Like laying in a cloud. Enough said.

*not that we are old.. we have been friends for a REALLY LONG TIME ok? NOT OLD.
**lazy FTW!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ain't no rest for the wicked

and money don't grow on trees..
I got bills to pay
I got mouths to feed
ain't nothing in this world for free.

Please Cage the Elephant. You have dominated my mind for many many days.

In other making sense news..

Best. Breakfast. EVER.

1/3 cup quick oats
1 honeycrisp* apple, peeled, cut up.
a mess of cinnamon
splenda to taste (dude or use sugar, I don't care)
enough water to make a soupy mixture.

Nuke for 2 minutes. Splash with milk.. die from goodness.

The bed is here and it is pretty freaking amazing. We did notice that our old feather pillows really have no support now though. Actually when we were at Sleep Country they had these AWESOME latex pillows that were springy amazing. We went looking for them this weekend and I ended up ordering some from The Sears. They should be here Friday. They were on sale. SALE!

I am so super excited. I WON SOMETHING!!! I won a book! From Lemondrop and it's all about/by my favourite MMA fighter.. Forrest Griffin. I never win stuff. How exciting!

In knitting news, I have finished my goblin cardigan, but it needs a block. And whipped out a cute quick little hat. Slouchy! I think it needs a button or 2.

Also, Pickles.. yup still a pest. Max, still a geezer. Max didn't even wake up when the doorbell rang on Halloween. He is sure slowing down. :(

And finally.. this picture cracks me up (like Morgan says) so there.

*I love fall apples. I can't find Pink Ladies right now, but there are other yumtacular options.