Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ten on Tuesday...or Wednesday...

or whatever damn day this is.  I currently have a sinus infection that is making my sense of space and time rather wibbly wobbly. (jelly baby for you if you get the reference.... and that one too).

10 Things You Miss About Your Own House When You Go Away

1. our water- I drink a lot of water and typically from the tap. But apparently I'm somewhat of a water snob because I find the water a lot of places we go tastes...odd. Yeah, I'll go with odd.
2. my bed- especially now that we have the new memory foam bed.
3. the kids beds- you know ones that they will comfortablly sleep in so they don't end up in ours.
4. my leg pillow- I have to sleep with a pillow between my knees to prevent some rather annoying lower back pain. I really need to remember to bring one when we travel. There never seem to be enough pillows.
5. my tea supply- I try to bring some but will often run out. I like a rather distinct variety of teas and can't abide plain old Lipton.
6. our water pressure- I have a lot of hair and without some decent water pressure washing it can be a challenge.
7. the diaper sprayer- for the inevitable accident.
8. our cats- Though they are getting old and somewhat demanding and vocal in the dotage, I still love the little furballs.
9. wifi- (quasi) consistent and ready for me. 
10. whatever we've forgotten....because there is always something.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

What day is it?

Holidays always screw me up. I'm lucky I know what day of the week it is during a "normal" week, let alone one connected to a long weekend. I took a bit of a break of late for a few reasons. I'm up to my armpits in scenery at work. The oppressive heat has come back and kicked my MS into overdrive, making anything outside of the basic duties of living a luxury.

And Little Dude started Kindergarten. (!!!!)

I feel like I just yesterday I was posting about his birth and now he's a little man. Five years ago I introduced you to this:

And here he is now.

First day of Kindergarten and no tears. From either of us. And notice he's sporting some knitted duds. Here's a better look at his 'First Day' attire. The back pack is Lego Star Wars with Darth Vader and Stormtroopers. Lunch bag is Scooby Doo. (we like the classics)

Yes, I actually knitted something and got it done on time. The pattern is Boys Can Wear Pink by Kate Oates. The yarn is some recycled Tahki Cotton Classic from my frogged Kyoto sweater. And I've never knit for someone who appreciates it more. He picked out the pattern (Dude loves wearing ties) and the colors from what I had in my stash. I still need to duplicate stitch a skull and crossbones on the tie. I finished the sweater at 2am before school and it was still damp when we got up. I tossed it in the dryer while he had breakfast. I had pulled out a back up shirt in case I didn't finish on time. I stopped him and asked if he wanted to wear that one or the sweater and he yelled "MY TIE SWEATER"  all while dancing for joy. He got no less than 6 compliments on it during the walk inside. And what did I get for it??? Random attacks of kisses  and "Thank you Mom, I love my sweater." even days later. I think I'm going to have to knit a winter version too.

Forget trying to knit for my husband anymore. Little Dude knows how to thank a knitter. :)

As for the first (half) week of school. He did wonderful. No tears. He already has all the ladies charmed. I even ran into his teacher one morning after dropping him off and she said that he was doing fantastic. Little did she know she had a surprise waiting for her that morning. The evening before he drew pictures of all the new rules and brought them in to give to her. (Yeah, he's a sweetie) His first day included Art class, which thrilled him beyond measure. The brush doesn't fall too far from the bucket with this one. I think we will see some great things out of this kid this year.