Friday, February 23, 2007


It's a busy day here...first we had a much-needed chiro appointment with Amy this morning, after we got about 3 inches of new snow last night on top of the two and a half feet we got last week. Then, house cleaning. Now-ish, a visit from my dear friend Colleen and her little guy Cael. Then, a sofa swap with the furniture store, due to the gi-normous hole (okay, it really isn't that big...only about the size of a nickel) in the back of our new leather sofa that was not okay with me (the store actually acted surprised at this fact! Granted, they offered us money back...but what if I want to put the sofa in the middle of a room? And, also? we paid good money for this sofa. It should NOT have a hole in it!). At least they left it for us to use all this week, otherwise I'd have been really annoyed. Later this evening, a sleepover for the middle boy here at the house. This week off has not been very relaxing, but school breaks rarely are. Just a time to catch up on all the house work, laundry and cleaning I don't get to while I work my #1 job.


Today was the deadline for my oldest son, Patrick, to have no protein in his urine by.

That did not happen.

I called the doctor's office this morning to apprise her of the disappointing fact, and had to leave a message. That was around 10:00 am or's now almost 2:00 and I haven't heard back from her. I realize she is busy, and we are not her only patient, for all I know, she may be in surgery or something...but, man, waiting to hear what she is going to tell us is rough. From what I understand, she'll have to do a kidney biopsy next, figure out exactly what sort of disease is going on in his kidneys, and then try to treat it. I'm trying to stay positive, and not borrow worry, but it isn't always that easy when it's your baby, is it? Even when that baby is, in fact, almost 14 years old. I'm giving her until around 4pm, then I will call again. And again, until I get through to her. This is kind of, I don't know, IMPORTANT!!

In knitting news, I am working feverishly on Rusted Root.

This was yesterday morning's progress, cast-on, and about six rounds. I knit most of the afternoon, and all evening while watching Grey's (one word--ohmigod!) and, voila!:

I am almost to the little decorative sleeve decreases. I am determined to have it finished by Vegas. And hoping, that Patrick's health issues won't impact the trip. I need a vacation, especially if I'm going to have to be strong for him due to this. I am drained and need to sleep, eat, recharge. Is it crazy that we are going to Vegas, and all I can think about doing is sleeping?

Monday, February 19, 2007

No excuse

There's no excuse for why I haven't been posting. Lazy. Stressed. Life. The usual.

I'll distract you from the dearth of recent, regular posts with gratuitous photos of: #1. A Birthday Bug (3 on Saturday!), #2. my new living room furniture. I will be 37 this year, and this is my first new-to-me living room furniture. Yay! and #3. Clapotis

The Bug had a great party on Saturday, just family and ice cream cake and pizza. Perfect.

The furniture is chocolate brown leather and I swear, it is like it was made in Heaven. So comfortable, and pretty too. I've bought a lot of things that are chocolate brown lately, in later years, this will be known as my chocolate brown phase, I suspect.

The Clapotis is Brooks Farm 4 Play bought at Rhinebeck this year. I want to get it done it time for Vegas...but I also want to make myself a Zephyr Style Rusted Root too. In Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, the putty color. Lots of knitting to do in the next 6 weeks. I am off all this week, February Break Rocks!, so that should help.

We are moving in June! This itty bitty house is just too itty bitty. So, we are off to a huge, 4 bedroom, two and half bath, fireplace, deck, two acre, nine month old house. Wow! Going from one toilet to three? It's like nirvana.

More chocolate brown...the summer highlights had to go and the only way to get rid of them completely? Go really dark. It's darker than it looks here, maybe too dark. I have to live with it a day or so to decide.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Late Silent Poetry Reading

Better late, than never...another poem from my favorite author of all time. This one, we actually used in our wedding ceremony.

I do not love Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I've Got Nothing For You Today