Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Freakin' Dog?!

Those of you who have read or seen The Golden Compass, you know what a Daemon is... For those who haven't, it is sort of a dimension of your soul that lives outside your body and is a constant companion, never able to be more than a few yards from you. Each person's daemon reflects their personality, so I took the wee test and came up with a dog?! Known for obedience? Pah! What do y'all think?

And take it yourselves, k? I wanna know if there are any fellow blind followers out there!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Because I Can't Trash The Organic Produce

I baked some squash for Christmas dinner that turned out horrible: flavorless and stringy. So we had more than our normal amount of leftover squash in the fridge. I googled up " 'leftover squash' soup recipe" and came up with this quickie little recipe. And wow, what a difference some coconut milk, curry paste, a 1/4 cup of sugar, and a blender makes!

Hmmm, those ingredients could prolly make dirt taste better, huh?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Suzie's Santa Sweatshop

My husband makes fun of me because every year I decide to make way too many handcrafted gifts for the holidays, and end up working my little fingers to the bone during the month of December. So what do I decide to do this year? Knit a sweater for each and every employee at the company I work for...

Um, okay, well there are only six of us, and yeah I knit them teeny tiny ornament sweaters, but they are REAL sweaters and would keep a tiny stick figure very warm!

And don't forget the beading...

Good friends and family, pipe up with your favorite colors if you'd like one of these! Quick before my fingers fall off!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Vacay Recap

So we did make it back from vacation/sick leave! Sorry to leave all three of you hanging, we were only sick for 24 hours! Aside from the aforementioned illness the trip was lovely. It was warm and sunny in the beginning so we got to do some hiking...

Even lil' Tank Boy put in his fair share of foot travel!

And then it snowed! And before and after bouts of illness we all got out on some cross country skis!

Some parts were more exciting than others...

And for those of you in the know, The Hub's site has many more (and most likely better) pictures of all of the fun parts of the vacation! But alas, he won't let me link it here...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

All of a Sudden I Don't Feel So Well...

Two things:

I highly recommend forgetting one's glasses on the hotel night stand when one sprints to the bathroom to be sick.

Food service plastic drink pitchers make an excellent barf bucket, you can hang your nose outside and avoid the smell of your own sick.

Crawling back to bed now...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Two FO's... Finally!

So I finally finished up two knitting projects that had been hanging around for far too long! Sheldon the turtle had been waiting around for eyes for at least two weeks, poor babe. Here he is enjoying the scenery from our back porch...

showing off his alluring curvaceous figure...

and gettin' in some quality tanning time au naturel!

The Superbaby Rockabilly Sweater finally got its weaving in done, whew! (AND buttons sewn on!) That took far longer than I imagined, it seems to be the biggest drawback to colorwork, huh? But wowzers, I really like it! How long d'ya think it would take to create an adult size o' inferno?

Hope y'all are staying warm n cozy, I personally am loving the Christmas music on the stereo, fire in the woodstove, and fuzzy slippers on my feet! For all you Tank Boy fans out there I've got some great baby shots that I'll try to get posted asap.