September 18, 2005

Sunday, sunday, sunday

It's a quiet Sunday morning here at Chez Yarn Pig. Everyone's asleep except for me and the dog. Rob's sleeping hard after a few less than stellar nights of solid sleep, Kruz is sleeping again after his 5am call for room service and the cats, well, they're sleeping again because that's just what they do. In fact, the photo below from yesterday afternoon was more sleeping.
Napping buddies

Rob & I will have Kruz until Monday night when his parents return from their trip to California for a friend's wedding. I have to say, he's a good kid. He's willing to watch SportsCenter with Rob, lets his auntie tickle him and generally stays put. Although that may be going away too quickly.
Kruz with College Game Day

See this photo? He started at Point A (Minnie Mouse) and ended up at Point B (under the table). He's scooting backwards or rolling over to where he wants to go. He's pushing himself up on his knees and toes and it won't be long before it all comes together and he's crawling. Yikes! The cats won't be safe then!

Not that Tribble will let him too close. As long as he's reasonably quiet, she's OK with his presence. If he's crying for lack of A) a dry diaper, B) food in his baby buddha belly or C) painless tooth cutting, then she's wandering around growling and avoiding him.

---Later in the morning---

Everyone's up now and had their breakfast. Football is on the tube and the guys have their beverage of choice.

Last Sunday we were on the road to Tri-Cities to meet up with Rob's extended family. Nice drive, good food, great people. The kids had a nice time with family (that's them with Rob's mom below).Kids with Gramma Bonnie

They slept on the way home and we *had* to get the pictures of them sleeping.
Sean SleepingErin completely zonked

Did I knit? You betcha.

Well, the Colts are now playing and I've got a sweater to cast on as a gift for Khylie's 3rd birthday.

Oh! Almost forgot! Stay off the roads

Erin now has a driver's permit. Beware.

September 15, 2005

Quick update

Weight: down and only 0.8 more pounds to go before I reach my 10% goal.
Hair: Cut, pictures will be posted later.
Knitting: almost done with the baby blanket ruffle, but will be setting it aside to work on a sweater for niece Khylie's 3rd birthday.
Job: still working despite the layoff currently underway, will continue to work as a search for a buyer for our facility gets going and will hopefully continue to work after the sale.
Family: fun with the Woolbright clan in Tri-Cities, pictures to come!
Reading: Nora Roberts, of course.

September 06, 2005


It's a little heavy on the pics so be forewarned!

First up, the hoodie, she is done!

6 skeins of Bernat Denim Style, pattern from the Fall 2005 FC Easy Knitting. A seventh skein is waiting for the decision by Erin whether she wants the kangaroo pocket or not.

The dog, she is groomed! Before, she was definitely cute but motley. See?

Her hair was getting matted, she was growling at every little movement because of the matted hair and she was annoyed and annoying.

But now? Now she's as cute as a puppy.

Look at that face! Don't you just want to cuddle her and throw her frisbee endlessly or until she decides she's had enough?

And last, but not least . . . the Kruz man!
Kruz has discovered his toes in the last few weeks and shoves them in his mouth often. He's rolling over and pushing himself up on his arms, he's ticklish and man, this little guy kills me! Reminds me of all the fun I had when the girls were this little and I got to spend time with them and build on my status as favorite Auntie. (Sorry, Kim, how 'bout I claim favorite in-state Auntie?)

He's online!

The husband has decided to blog!

Been trying to get him to do it now for a while and he's finally decided to give it a shot. Be sure to drop by and encourage him.

Not a surprise to my family, I'm sure

You are Julian of Norwich! It's all about God, to
you. You're convinced that the world has a
happy ending. Everyone else is convinced that
you're a closet hippie, but you love them

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September 01, 2005

Give a little bit

As I read the stories coming out in the aftermath of Katrina, I'm increasing grateful for the area I live in. We don't have hurricanes, earthquakes are rare, tornados even more so. Yes, I have an active volcano in my backyard, but I don't have to endure feet of snow in the winter, high humidity in the summer, bugs the size of birds whether flying or crawling. The Northwest is known, and perhaps reviled in places, for the constant rain in fall, winter and spring, but it's cleansing, we're green nearly year-round and it smells good.

But when things happen to make you grateful for what you still have while others have lost everything but their lives, you want to do what you can.

All around the blog, people are urging others to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Do it.

And then go a step further and head to your local Red Cross and donate - time, blood, plasma, blood products.

What am I doing? I have an appointment Sunday in the Apheresis unit to donate platelets and other blood products. I go on average once every 2-3 months. I was just there in mid-August and I'm stepping up again. And I'll schedule my next appointment while I'm there.

Give thanks for what you still have. And then give what you have.