I took the day off

Maybe I’ll get a chance to catch up on some blog reading? Because I haven’t been doing much lately… you know, trying to take care of things around here.

I finished the lace project! Look here (ravelry link).

Today is the boyo’s birthday, but he had a small party yesterday. The girls were relatively unfazed.
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gracie, zuzu

They actually liked having a small gang of boys around. At one point the boys were all playing the wii, engaging the dogs in things like jumping up, then the dogs started playing with each other, then they got loud like they do, and out of nowhere it was dog fight. One boy ran out the door and slammed it shut, one jumped on top of another on the chair and the two ran upstairs, mine just stood there saying “guys, it’s ok”, and I broke the beasts apart. I think it’s a b1tchy sister competetive thing, and it takes pulling them apart and keeping them from getting back into it to break it off. Then two seconds later they are normal and liking each other. Gave the boys a scare!

Still pulling vegetables out of the ground… I don’t know what kind of carrots we planted… most of them are short, but none so far are as monstrously wide as this one…

Finally got a picture of this beast doing its usual thing,
it is not dead… it also likes to “swim” vertically.

We are looking ahead to the death of the toyota truck and thinking maybe a minivan. Anybody have one they love? Why?

It has been grey and dreary around here. Here’s the view from the front,
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This is in the process of being re-sided, seen here a year or two ago. We call it the giant bird bath because it nearly always has water on it… at least until it has ice and then snow.

The only things on the needles right now are two sweaters for dh… I think I’m going to start the Montego Bay scarf. I need something relatively mindless… and having the silk through my fingers is nothing to complain about!

11 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Julie said,

    November 10, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    I took today off too. I was hoping to catch up on blog reading as well, and maybe even get in a post of my own. Didn’t happen; I have one hour left before I have to leave to teach a class. Where does the time go?

    I love your completed lace project!

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    kmkat said,

    November 10, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

    You should check Consumer Reports for their evaluations of minivans. It will help you avoid lemons and perhaps find the perfect one.

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    Chris said,

    November 10, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

    Belated happy birthday to the boyo!

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    Emily said,

    November 11, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

    A day off sounds wonderful; I’m thinking about one this week or next! Maybe it’s the time change and the darkness, but I’m just dragging in the evenings.

    Happy Birthday, Boyo!

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    mollybee said,

    November 11, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    Holly Mutant Carrots and Mentally Challenged Gold Fish, Batman!

    (And a snog to those cute pups!)

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    Sara said,

    November 12, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    your veggies are so much better than mine… mine all died this year.

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    Miss T said,

    November 13, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    Cute dogs! Also check Car Talk. Good advice to be had there: http://cartalk.com/menus/info.html

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    Lucia said,

    November 16, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    We’ve had a Plymouth Voyager for the last 12 years that’s worked pretty well for us on the whole. Of course Chrysler has stopped making Plymouths, but I think they still make Caravans, basically the same van.

    Our neighbors have had a couple of Siennas and been quite happy with them.

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    Carolfog said,

    November 17, 2008 @ 11:34 am

    Wow! That is one freaky lookin carrot! Get it an agent and see if you can get it a role in a Hollywood horror movie!

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    keri said,

    November 17, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

    Ooh a day off sounds lovely – something about this time change has just thrown me off completely and I could really use one.

    That sure is a big carrot! =)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

    Hey there – catching up on your blog a month late. So you finally gave me the push I needed to join (or ask to be invited to join) ravelry! Thanks! Nice carrot, by the way…

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