Monday, March 17, 2008

Heh Heh, She Said Keister!



Hello there! You'd think with all the sick, sitting-around-the-house I've been doing, I'd of gotten to the blog update sooner! Not so! The pesky thing about sickness is that it demands an astonishing number of hours of sleep. During good useable daylight hours! The nerve!

So despite the mind crushing sinus infection I've been enjoying, I muscled my way through my very first solo road trip since the Tankster arrived. I drove up to Tahoe for a bit of skiing, outlet shopping and (mainly) a baby shower, yay! It was such a great experience. That teeny tiny taste of your former life, that not only puts a spring in your step, but also shows how much you miss your family in two short days! (Remind me to show you the sparkly red patent leather ballet flats I got at 65% off!!)

Before the trip I'd been furiously knitting away at this...



...for the baby shower, but alas, it was still one sleeve and a collar shy of complete. But the baby still has another month before he's scheduled to arrive, so I might still make the REAL timeline! Lets hope...

This weekend I was finally feeling well enough to attempt the least athletic of all outdoor endeavors, gardening. Evidently our garden got sick of waiting for us to clean up last year's litter...



and was doing its best to make due!

Today was a funny day, as it was St. Patrick's Day, but also our weekly playgroup's early Easter celebration too. (Or Fecund Rites of Spring, for the un-Jesusy among us, like me.) So there was much green wearing, yet also the egg dye...



And the egg hunt! Notice Tank Boy clutching a found egg here. I was so proud of him, he even actually found one all on his own!



I can't express how cool this play group is, it is held at a completely enclosed playground with areas of both shade and sun, there is a pond nearby with very curious, mostly friendly, ducks and geese, and it is run by a local gramma who brings not only toys and buckets, but also a (relatively healthy) snack for all the kids! Today she also brought all the egg dye, towels, and paper bags to decorate for "baskets". I don't know of anywhere else, big city or small town, that has such a nice amenity! It makes us both very happy.



Happy Patric Keaster Day!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Suzie,

I told people at work that I did not do Easter, as I instead celebrated the solstice! Or other pagan events nearby! So when you said "Or Fecund Rites of Spring, for the un-Jesusy among us, like me", it really struck home! And this is what I will tell them tomorrow...its actually "Fecund Rites of Spring"! Thank you,
Love, Teresa

Anonymous said...

Dear Suzie,

Fresh from Adams Ribs, we found your lengthy blog addition! And its great. Hope the health improvements last forever, with or without the selenium/magnesium combo! Your local playground reminds me of where I take Joey, Aiden and Lydia (and sometimes Millie) near our house at the beach...often local people drop in and cherish the kids as we do. Tankster swinging looks just like Aiden swinging in the same kind of swing seat as we have at the Edgewater beach playground. And your kniting! Grandma Mary Farkas is just beaming at your (assumedly) inherited talents!
Love,
Dad

Anonymous said...

Funny, you talk of green but no evidence in the photos! I'm just itchin' to pinch those cheeks!---Lisa

Robert said...

knitting, gardening, travelling, festivals...wow, someone's been a busy Hulahooper!! It looks so bloody pleasant out there...when can we come visit? ;)