Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby Development Quiz: Test Your Baby's Cognitive Development

Here's the quiz link: View >>

This question (and answers) totally cracks me up:
Is there nothing that a kid won't stick in her mouth? Once Baby passes her first half-birthday, everything ends up soaked in saliva. Why?
  • As taste buds are developing, your baby's natural hunger takes over
  • Your child marks her territory with spit; this is her way of making her presence in your household known
  • She is orally fixated and needs infant counseling
  • This is how she explores the world around her; using her senses helps her learn about herself and her environment

Hat attack (hat 2)

I finished my second hat last night (here's the previous post) and mailed it off this morning. I still can't believe I'm not dead nor have I heard from my assassin (I suppose potential assassin at this point). 

Here's the finished hat:

Hat #2

And here's S modeling the hat for me:

Stephen in Hat

Monday, September 22, 2008

September Procrastination Challenge

Does anyone else think it's nice that I didn't join this until near the end of September?
All the same, here are the goals I'd like to accomplish this month that will help in organizing everything:
  • Baby-proof the house (well, a first pass, surely he'll quickly learn to get through all my careful proofing).
  • Organize the downstairs yarn stash.
  • Clean and organize the nursery so I can finally find onesies in the morning for S.
Edited to add where I found the contest (I forgot to do that). I found it here.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I could survive for 38 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

I am a little unclear on how I could not click on this link, take this quiz, and then post it to the blog (and then misspell velociraptor even though it's in the link and have to edit my post). Also, I am a wimp.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hat Attack

I joined hat attack
Let me start by kind of explaining the rules. It's a round-robin game. Everyone knits the same hat and mails it do their downstream partner. The person downstream from you is your victim and the upstream person is your assassin. If you're killed (you receive a finished hat in the mail), you mail your unfinished hat to your assassin and your previous victim becomes their victim. 
So I mailed off my hat this morning (I made us stop at the post office on the way to work). I'm ridiculously proud of myself for finishing the hat. Now I just have to wait and see if I get a hat in the mail. (or rather, when I get a hat in the mail, maybe I can take someone else out first).

Here's a picture of the hat (plus the weapons used to build said hat):
Hat + weapons

And, I learned a valuable lesson. No matter how proud you are that you completed your hat, if it's late, your husband does not want to get up to take a picture of you in said hat. So, here's a picture of me looking like a dork (in my pajamas) modeling the hat. 
Me looking like a dork

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall Swap Question #2

What ‘cold weather’ project are you looking forward to making the most the autumn?

I want to make some sweaters for my son. And, of course, his first Christmas stocking.

Monday, September 8, 2008

This American Life

Each time I hear "This American Life" I wish I was interesting enough to be on it.  My sister and I had this discussion once, imagine what the writers could do with some of the events our lives like:

"Remember when we had a toilet in our front yard?"
"Or the vacation I ruined by not being allowed to bring that brown dress?" (really, and I don't remember the dress)
(or Martha's favorite): "The whole year you wore spandex."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Falling For Ewe Question of the Week

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?

I guess my favorite part of autumn is the weather. I love the colors (I'm from Florida so I'm not used to seasons yet!) and I can leave my windows open at home to let in cool air.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Six-month visit

Stephen had his 6-month well-baby check-up and shots yesterday. Here are his stats:

17 lbs 12 oz (50th percentile)
44 cm head (56th percentile)
27 inches long (74th percentile)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yarn Stash

I started organizing my yarn stash. I started with the upstairs stash. Pictured above are three of the plastic boxes that the organization went into (there's only one more box and it's unsorted yarn - things I didn't bother to put on ravelry, scraps, etc). So far I've stashed about 80 different skeins of yarn and that totals approximately 22,700 yards of yarn. 
Unfortunately I haven't done any of the downstairs yarn. My goal is to convince myself to use up some of the stashed yarn instead of buying more. Or maybe I'll just be embarrassed by the total yardage in the end.