Sunday, November 26, 2006

Package arrives.

Look @ all the goodies my Secret Pal sent me! There was even a surprise for Jake. This is a pic of all my stuff, minus the chocolate bar.
*Note to self......Take pictures immediately to save embarrassment of how quickly I eat chocolate.

My favorite are these hand made stitch markers. How cute are these little guys??? I love anything pumpkin and these are no exception. See below....I am already putting them to good use:)

Strawberry Fields Forever.....My Pal is from Liverpool!

Thanks so much for everything!! I can't wait to make the SKB....and the trivial pursuit pillow....and all the fantastic patterns from the mag. I love the postcards too. My brother travels quite a bit so I have a nice collection and these will definitely fit right in. You are very thoughtful to include my son also. You made the day for both of us!

***click on the pictures for a closer look;)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

San Diego Artisan's Rock!

So this is what we brought back from San Diego. Isn't it beautiful? I absolutely love the color combination.
We purchased this from Lowery's in Old Towne San Diego. The artists work on site and you can custom order anything your little heart desires. Mando & I love it so much we are going to buy another the next time we are down there.

It was only a day trip, but we still had quite a bit of traffic on our way down. Very surprising being "Black" Friday and all. I really thought we would miss the crowds, but I guess we weren't the only ones who wanted to get out of town and away from the mobs of shoppers.

The day was really nice with the exception of the chocolate milk incident. Let's just say when a kid tells you he's gonna throw up, take his word for it. Anyway, the Boy is fine and we're home now...And my gorgeous light is up, so I'm a happy camper!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!

Is there such a thing as too much turkey???

Here's a turkey dishcloth for Lily.. We will be celebrating @ Grandma's house.

Pilgrim Jake with a paper turkey and lastly a turkey sourdough loaf from Boudin's bakery.

Happy Holiday Everyone and good luck to those brave souls that are shopping on Friday.

We're off to San Diego for the day Friday! ummmm Margarita's @ Old Towne Cafe.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

When a threat should remain just that, a threat.

When good Mom's go bad.

Okay, so here's the deal.

I spend a good 30 to 40 minutes at least, trying to cut Jake's hair. He won't sit still, he squirms & wiggles. He complains constantly from start to finish. "I'm itchy, are you done yet, I want to see...." You get the picture.
So, after numerous threats. They go back about 2 or 3 years. I followed through. I swore over and over again, cursing under my breath, that if he did not sit still & let me finish I would shave it all off. Well I did it and here is the end result. Some before & after pics.

The good news - He has a ton of hair & it does grow VERY quickly. So, fingers crossed I will be doing haircut negotiations in about a month or so. It's super easy to wash & hassle free on school mornings!

The bad news - He looked at himself in the mirror and muttered "I look ridiculous". No lie, those were his actual words. AND he got a "Sad Gram" for screaming and throwing paper towels @ a student who reportedly called him 'Baldy' the first day he sported his new look to school.

Well, time heals all wounds & we have all adjusted to my lapse in judgment. I can only hope I have scarred him enough to sit still for the NEXT haircut.........

-Mando thinks we should start calling him Butch!

Get down with Toe Ups!

This is a still shot of my very Happy Feet. They are sooo very comfy and I am relieved to report I was not afflicted with "One Sock-Itis"! I have enough yarn left over to eventually knit up a pair for Jakey. (He has already asked for them). So now I'm thinking about a Christmas pair. Socks that Rock has great colors and I'm dying to check out the Etsy shops, but alas, Etsy has been down for repairs all weekend;(

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Toe Up

First attempt @ Toe Up Socks and what da ya know, they actually fit! Nothing fancy, but ahhh yes, sweet success. And, "Hello..." Look at me go. Do you see the second sock resting beautifully on the needles?
That's right.
I will not be stopped by "One Sock-itis"!
I have thrown down the gauntlet.
A 'Pair' of socks or Nothing at all!!!!
I have taken a photo, I have blogged it, I'm on a mission from God.

Okay, not really.

Wow, I really had a moment there.

Enough fan fare. Off to complete sock.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Grey's Anatomy = Grey Shrug....

I can see the finish line!

One or two more rows for the trim maybe. I'm not happy with the sleeves. I think I will frog it & space the shells farther apart, because right now it is very "bell" shaped.
All in all it's turning out okay, seeing as I didn't even come close to using the recommended yarn. Mine version is closer to cardigan than a shrug, but I still like it:)

Now about Grey's.
Here is what I loved about the last episode.
Callie"s response to George. "Quit chasing me.......Unless your ready to catch me" I really like Callie more & more. I also loved that Izzie is back. She's back with her all her quirkiness, self doubt, intelligence and charm. I swear I cry every episode she is in. I love how "in tune" she is with human emotion. I love that Dr. Bailey caught Christina writing on the know the Sh!t us gonna hit the fan! and lastly I love that Alex is showing interest in ObGyn....I still want him to be a "Good" guy.

What I hated about the show.
Nacy Pants Mc Bitchy Butt! What a @%&*!
I hate that George stood there like an idiot & let Callie walk away.
I hate that McDreamy needs "time alone" gag.....
and I really hate that McSteamy's clothes stayed on the entire episode.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Boil, boil, toil & trouble!

Happy Halloween!

Here is Jakey in the school literacy parade. He won for most creative. The children were supposed to dress as a character from their favorite book & Jakey was Los Chimichangos from "Skippy Jon Jones". It was very cute to see all the kids in costumes.
The two goblins here are Jake & his cousin Jayson. Jakey lasted about 1 minute in that plastic alien mask, before he put it on top of his head! He was so sweaty! Jayson was soooo cute as a T-rex. We had a house full, Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Anna, Uncle Gene, Cousins Sharlene, Alexis, Neveah, Tim, Analiese, Alex, Jayson and our neighbors Fernando, Diana & Cristian. I honestly don't know how they all fit in my house!! I made lasagna & Italian wedding soup...yumm. We all had such a great time and the kiddo's wore us out trick or treating! It seems that more and more people are out every year. We even ran out of candy & had to make a quick run for more.
This here was my treat! Pumpkin Beer. Soooo Gooood!

Well, another Halloween has come and gone. Now to start thinking about Thanksgiving. I will be obsessed with the Food network this month. I feel like I have put on 10 pounds just thinking about all the goodies to bake & cook.