Thursday, January 25, 2007

why don't you marry it?

things i love right now:
  • i couldn't get my clogs at farmway on monday, i ordered them that afternoon from zappos. they came the NEXT DAY people. and no charge for shipping. if that doesn't rock, i don't know what does.
  • smartwool socks-we're in a cold snap right now and my smartwool socks are keeping my piggies nice and warm. and they look great with my new clogs. AND i've got some smartwool ski socks (sorry, their website is so fancy i can't link to the sock itself)which i used on monday and i LOVELOVELOVE them
  • ginger chicken with peaches and onions- i made this last night on a last minute decision for the dinner and it couldn't have been easier or more delicious. and there were leftovers! i used fresh peaches as i couldn't find any frozen ones at the local market, and it turned out fine. i meant to add some roughly chopped garlic too, but totally forgot.
  • burts bees banana hand cream-when the weather gets rilly cold around here, it also gets rilly dry and if it weren't for this hand cream, my hands would surely shrivel up and fall off my body.


Monday, January 22, 2007

new specs

post skiing, no shower, in the middle of financial work for brian's business by the light of the imac.

today we went to one of our favorite places to spend money, farmway. i was hoping to buy some new black clogs with christmas money, but, alas, they did not have my size (so i bought them online because i don't want to wait until farmway got them in). i did buy a ton of smart wool socks (which are the only socks that can keep my feet warm with out making them sweat), some cool pumpkin colored pants from the bargain basement and a fleece hat (can never have enough fleece here in the winter)

we then went to the skiway-rory to a lesson, me to re-learn after 10 years of not being on skis (let alone not skiing very much before that!), brian and alix to play in the lodge while rory and i were schussing.

came home to find a message from the optical shop that my glasses were ready so i piled the kids back in the car to go get them because i RILLY wanted to get my new prescription-the old one made my eyes hurt.

and now i'm in the midst of doing brian's year end stuff, and then splitting our financial files so we have separate personal and business books (something we should have done when he started the business). once this is done i will have a huge monkey off my back.

with that stuff done, i should be able to catch up in communications-like calling kelly, which i should have done long LONG ago so we can meet in person, drink coffee and hopefully, knit. and the holiday cards. still. oy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


oh, for the days of nablopomo. when i posted almost every day.

i've had a million little ideas for this here blog flaoting around in my head and now i'm dizzy with them. hope to get them out of there soon-it's making me a little sick to my stomach.

as for the resolutions, been riding my bike on a trainer inside when i don't get a chance to run, eating a little less and i finished rory's socks! yahoo. now i'm working on a pair of socks for alix and then a pair for me.

and, um still working on the "holiday" cards folks. and will at this point include and better late than never note!

Monday, January 01, 2007

the resolution show

1. knit from what i've got, try not to buy more.

2. get regular exercise (already got this one going).

3. pick a problem area of the house to concentrate on cleaning up, weeding out and organizing each month. (hey, rome wasn't built in a day, especially by a working wife/mother of two)

4. return to better eating habits: not so much quantity, a little of the bad-for-you stuff, lots of the good-for you stuff (also already got this one going).

5. complete one knitting or otherwise creative project a month.

6. take more pictures (and hopefully get a new camera)

7. be happy!

happy 2007 to you and yours.