The continuing drama...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Finished objects

First, there is the Yosemite sweater.

Then there are the tomatoes. These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago, but they turned red the other day and we had our first harvest of 5 yesterday.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Garden, 2008 version

Here's the state of the garden as of last week:

And here are the tomato plants. I think they're twice as tall as they were this time last year and the leaves smell fantastic!

And my baby watching the plants grow...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Long overdue - project updates!

This is my second Lace Ribbon Scarf from The yarn is Numma Numma Toasty in Red Raspberry Jam. And of course now that I have a beautiful new scarf it's 90 degrees...

And here is my Yosemite sweater also from Knitty. It just needs the collar and sleeves. And it looks beautiful with my pj bottoms!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tomatoes and a hot tomato...

We have tomatoes! Here is our plant and pictures of the first 2 grape tomatoes and the first 3 cherry tomatoes.

And a hot one wearing my new Tomato scoop-neck tee from the book No Sheep for You by goddess Amy Singer and knit in Shine Worsted Bachelor Button and Wisteria. Hot!

Bird yoga lesson

Here is Cory demonstrating some yoga moves.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Happy Museum Friday

I had yesterday off and S. left work early and we went to the Field Museum. We saw the new Dinosaurs exhibit that talks about all the new research and what they have learned about dinosaurs recently. There was a lot about the proof that birds are dinosaurs, but we already knew that. Then we saw the Ancient Americas exhibit and Evolving Planet. It was a great day to be downtown and pretty quiet at the museum.

Here is S. getting attacked by a Pterodactyl and a picture of the "Terror Bird".

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Spring has sprung! (Finally...)

We went to the Morton Arboretum today on the second day of my April weekend off! What a beautiful day. There is nothing I can say that can't be said in pictures, so without further ado...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shoe woes

Wow, it's been awhile since I posted. Happy birthday eve to me! This week has been murder - 6 days in a row - but I'm doubly looking forward to my 4 days in a row off. I need to get a side job as a shoe tester, is there such a thing? I bought hideously expensive Danskos which were great working in an office but hell for an 8 hour shift. Is there anything that's comfortable for 8 hours except gym shoes and flip flops (neither of which I can wear to work, or course)? Yesterday I wore these cute sandals because the straps worked around all the millions of blisters on my feet, but then they gave me blisters on my pinkies. It also got so cold yesterday in the afternoon so my feet were freezing going home. I'm only wearing my ugly cork clogs all weekend in Galena, I swear.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Change is in the air

Happy first day of meteorological (it's okay to fix my spelling) Spring! Today is my last day of work - a big Hallelujah! And this morning I saw my first robin pulling into the driveway at work, and then when I parked my car there is a big tree in front of it and it was full of robins. Amazing!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I just don't know...

I put up the ticker for Harry Potter book 7 on the sidebar and it links to, but I'm just not sure. I'm trying to not overthink it and let the book speak for itself. I do think, though, that Dumbledore is really dead no matter what certain person that lives in my house thinks and that both Harry and Voldemort find their end in the final chapter. Neither one can survive without the other. Mark my words. We will revisit this topic mid-August.

I'm trying to fix the ticker - it keeps spazzing out. Really, I'm not trying to direct your attention to it, I swear.