Knitting. Reading. Watching. Loving.

Note to the Wee Lass: If you don’t wear the new petal-pink scarf Mommy is currently knitting for you, you are in so, so, soooo much trouble – a world of trouble. I know you think the first one I lovingly crafted for you is too itchy (and hello, you couldn’t be more wrong about…

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Learning Français the Marc Jacobs way

It only took a week, but I’ve finally figured out which way my New Year’s Resolutions will be “trending” in 2012. Faithful readers might recall that I was considering two paths: The pile-your-plate-so-high-you-can-barely-see-over-it method, à la The Happiness Project, and the lean and mean, keep it simple Zen Habits approach. And the winner is: Zen…

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Crafting vicariously through my daughter

Last weekend, in an effort to round-out the Wee Lass’s Xmas situation (she’s getting her very first bike and a Molly McIntire doll, plus a few major goodies from her Uncle Tony, who’s flying in from AZ on Saturday), Hubby and I popped by our local BJ’s to try to find a few smaller, less-pricey…

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I’m Harvest Festival-ing again this year

It sort of snuck up on me and bit me in the bum, but the annual Harvest Festival fundraiser for the Wee Lass’s school is taking place THIS WEEKEND. As in six days from now. As in: Sunday, 10 | 16, from 11 to 4 It’s held in the “Market Oval” in front of the…

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I want the mama-sized version of these bumper-pad pants

Jesus. Between shoving furniture up and down staircases during the big home-office re-org, and thwacking myself hard on the shins with my trusty tennis racket, my legs are a total disaster. Sure, it’s finally looking good here in Momover Central. And my backhand has improved. Yay! But I’m black and blue from hip to toe…

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Visual proof that I am, in fact, knitting

Oh my. There is a waaaaaaay too much horrible stuff happening in the world at the moment. I’m afraid to turn on the TV, or flip through the news on my iPad, and I literally can’t get this un-cheery Clash song out of my head. All the more reason why I’m happy to be having…

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Knittin’ while I’m sittin’ is fun + fashiony

I think I’ve mentioned a few million times that I’ve developed a nasty little driving phobia? To the extent that I never get behind the wheel of our sleek silver wheels? Well, until we get back to Joisy and I take some lessons (and/or get hypnotized, because I already have my license, it’s the fear…

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Sometimes it totally pays to be a mini-hoarder

Right now, when I should be destroying my Sunday morning by diving in to a writing assignment (When. Will. It. Ever. End.), I’m instead rousting around in my stashes of amazing girly stuff for anything related to my obsession du jour: Knitting. I used to take knitting lessons as a kid. But I don’t know…

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