Friday, August 21, 2009


I haven't posted in 20 days? Seriously?? Yikes!

Things have been a bit crazy on this end. After the vacation in the Finger Lakes, the kids and I headed to Buffalo for a week of family time. I managed to work while the kids played, and even had some fun myself! I was able to catch up with one of my best friends (who has a little girl who is 1), for lunch and then again the next day to hang out and again have lunch. It was so great to see her and the baby, who I hadn't seen since last august. Funny how some friends, you just fall back into the same time with, like no time at all has passed. It was awesome.

Then, there was the TKGA/CGOA Summer Knit and Crochet Show, which was fantastic! I had a ball, met a lot of great people, including a few people I know from Ravelry, and just had a yarny good time. I got a lot of great compliments on my yarn, and made a really good profit. I didn't make it to Sock Summit, but my yarn was there. Still waiting on hearing how it did, but I can't imagine how busy the shops are sorting out whose yarn sold, and packing it up. Craziness!

Seth is currently sick, with a double ear infection. And he has tubes in his ears, so they are just draining bloody goo all over the place. Pretty nasty, and he's been a bit cranky. Took him in to the doc yesterday, after the day care provider noticed the blood, and he's back on antibiotics. We're holding off on the Ora.pred for the moment (he's wheezing again too), but may need that in the next few days. Fun times. You know it's rough on a kid, when the doc is looking at the history of prescriptions, and he is impressed that Seth made it a month and a half since his last course. 6 weeks! It seems like he's always on antibiotics, the poor kid. Better get some stuff done while he sleeps... More later! Still need to post about the colonoscopy, more weeks from the CSA, and all of the goodies coming from our garden!

Saturday, August 01, 2009


I love vacations! This week has been so much fun! We're in Canandaigua, at my uncle's place. Last time we were here, is when I took the HPT that came up positive after my IVF cycle. So it holds a lot of good memories for me.

We've done nearly everything I can think of. The beach, the New York Wine and Culinary Center, shopping, wine drinking, relaxing, reading, spent some time with my MIL/FIL, and my SIL, and spent some time just relaxing. I got to take a nap, which I really needed. And I got to spend Tuesday in a chair. Getting my newest tattoo!! Here it is:

The pink ribbon is for my Aunt Debbie, who passed away last year from a 12+ year battle with breast cancer. The cherry blossoms are there because they are one of my favorite flowers, and we have several cherry trees in my yard that bloom every year. Love living in DC for that. If we ever move back to Buffalo/Rochester, I'll have that to remind me of our time in DC. And if we're in DC forever, I can see them year round. I got this done at Lady Luck Tattoo in Canandaigua, NY. Tom was the artist, and what he came up with is so much better than I had ever imagined. I love that there are some buds, and some petals falling- life and death. Just perfect.

My DH also spent a little time in the chair, getting his first tattoo on Thursday. Here it is:

Nice and simple, just our names. In a triangle, because he's kind of a math geek. He loves lines and angles.

Other than that, I've been reading A LOT. I finished the first two Twilight books, and am 150 plus pages into the third book. I came with the first, and bought the second, third and fourth here. Because I couldn't wait. SO addicting.