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The uber-super-great news:
My New Zealand friend is over halfway through her dozen chemo treatments, and she had some tests done which show the chemo is working! whoo-hooo! (although actually, I’m pretty much 99% sure it’s the hats.)
…to say that I am sorry I haven't been able to respond to several new commenters here in the last few days. I love seeing comments (as do most bloggers) but unfortunately, what with being in Chicago for my niece's wedding over the weekend, flying home on Monday, and then DH's APPENDECTOMY yesterday — well, I just haven't found the time to respond.
Wowsers, it's been an eventful couple of months at my house. At my NEW house, of course — where I'd say we are about 2/3 unpacked by now.
I'm estimating it will take until December to get the rest unpacked and put away, donated, recycled, or thrown away. Way back in the beginning, I said this was going to be a year-long project. We first went out househunting with the realtor on December 29th, so at this point I'm still sticking with my original estimate. (Although I keep hearing from people about how they have boxes still to unpack from moves that were three years ago.)
OK, OK — in between freaking out about carpet, flooring, paint, and drywall demolition, I sneaked off for a little fun.
June 3 was the second annual "I Can Has Cheezburger" night at the Mariner's ball game in Seattle. And I was there. Oh, yes. And so was the New York Times, who decided to not only publish my (thankfully unidentified) picture right smack at the beginning, but also quote me.
(Yeah, Lady Gaga got that line from me. It's OK, we're soul sisters.)
For me, the last few weeks have been all about NEW HOUSE and especially, FRESH PAINT.
Up to now, most of it has been pretty no-brainer stuff. For instance, I chose which bedroom is going to be the studio: one of them is half a foot bigger, and has a much larger closet. That was easy.
What can I say? It's been 2.5 weeks since I last posted anything. What kind of far-fetched
excuse reason can I come up with this time?
How about this one? it's because we're moving!
The interwebs is a fascinating and amazing time-waster, especially on cleaning day…
Don't ask how I got there, but today I found myself reading this psychology paper from UIUC. It had a description of an interesting set of psychological experiments wherein college students were "primed" with certain social concepts, such as politeness or rudeness, and their subsequent actions were analyzed to see if the priming had any effect.
We've spent the past two weekends putting new laminate flooring down in the kitchen and family room. The house has been in complete disarray. The animals are freaked out, and if we want to watch TV, we have to go in the guest bedroom.
Found out about this today from Linda, and thought I'd pass it along. Knitters need pins for those shawls, right? And, uh, earrings to wear under hats, and rings and bracelets to wear while you knit, and watches to tell you when it's time to go yarn shopping…
A portion of an email I recently received from a person I went to engineering school with, who found me online –
… remember that you liked to knit. It was one of your many odd/charming features!
It’s billed as "Extreme Sheep LED Art".
It’s supposed to be a promotion for Samsung’s LED TV’s, although the connection seems tenuous to me.
The video’s creators (The Baaa-Studs) say, "We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display. Of sorts."
Last week, I wrote about some great things I am fortunate to have in my life: DH, yarn, a specific cat.
This week, I have even more great things to write about: specifically,
Ben and Jerry's "Cake Batter" ice cream some really fabulous, generous knitters and blog readers, not to mention family and friends! My heartfelt thanks to all of you — some of whom I have never even met! You all blew right through the $121 fundraising goal: now the Cat Adoption Team has almost $200 OVER $200! to help with the food bank, or finding homes for homeless felines.
Yes, both of you already know my ffffoooo… ffooorrrr… my birthday is this week. (Turns out it’s a bigger mental milestone than I thought it would be, actually.)
Thankfully, I already have a lot of great things in my life. My DH is first and foremost — then there’s a hutch full of yarn, and my beloved Morgan kitteh.
One of the cold hard truths I learned when I quit the engineering job and started setting my own schedule was this:
You can’t get anything done on the days when DH is home.
Ooopsie. Did I forget to mention that there is more stuff about our New Zealand trip over at other-blog.com?
Maybe I did.
DH doesn’t want comments enabled over there though, because he is convinced that certain co-workers will post work stuff on it just to bug him. I may enable comments on my posts, if I can manage it.
Here is what it looks like from my office window and my backyard these days:
And here is the yoke to my top-down raglan sweater so far.
With all this snow, and everything being cancelled, you might think I’d have gotten a bit more knitting done, wouldn’t you?
I admit I don’t really have a focus to this post (when do I ever?) but I felt a need to kind of throw an update out there before the big Holiday Weekend. I have been doing some stuff — really, I have. And here’s some pictures to prove it.
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Hey, we’re back from our trip to [Sasquatch->] over the Memorial Day Weekend. And it was an interesting weekend.
(BTW, this post really does include something pretty interesting about sock heels too, although that bit’s way at the end. Just skip down there if you must.)
What a week it has been. I had a birthday, so I took a few days off — DH had the flu, so he did too. Is it just me, or is it darned near impossible to get anything done when your husband is home? So, not much posting going on.