Time for the sporadic post. I haven't got much today. I finished the teacher gifts. Yay. Well, have to block them tonight and get them wrapped for the party at school on Friday. Bah, plenty of time.
I finally finished a sock. Weeee. First one since September. The really blows my mind that it has been that long. I did immediately cast on for the second, so at least I'm staying in character there.
This picture is a couple days old. I'm just shy of the heel. The astute out there might have noticed that the first was done toe-up and the second is going cuff down. All of a sudden, I'm out of love with the toe-ups. Fortunately with the short row heel, you can't really tell which direction the thing was knit in. Works for me. Its nice to be finishing socks again.
My swiss cheese like memory doesn't actually remember when this happened, but more than likely it was Thursday after picking them up due to the early closing.
Yes, Kat was wearing short short sleeves in December, during a snow/sleet storm. I did get her to concede to wearing a sweater at least. They were both playing different Reader Rabbit titles. Good thing we have multiple computers in the house! The little laptop is mine and the larger one belongs to mom. It seems to have relocated to my room to keep the monkeys from fighting over mine. I might be relegating mine to the twins anyway as there is the prospect of a new MacBook on the horizon. Time will tell.
It's been busy since then. Friday my office had a holiday party for all our children. I brought the monkeys in with me on the train and then the ferry. They had an adventure! There was a magician elf who did face painting and even Santa made an appearance to hand out age specific presents to the kids. Moms/dads RSVP'ed for the youngin's with their ages/sex to make that magic happen. There was pizza, cookies, fruit snacks, and lots of juice to be had. By 2:30 that afternoon, the kids were so sugared up that they were running around the periphery of the office. They had a blast! I finally got them home at 5. Kat crashed on the train and I had trouble waking her for our stop. Eventually she roused. I think the threat that I'd leave her princess painting present on the train if she didn't did the trick in the end.
Last night was the holiday party for the grownups. We had it at a nice place on Wall Street near South Street (extremely convenient to the ferry). The food was great. They had DJ's, and an open bar. Good times. I didn't make it home until almost 11. The technology group is having a gathering at an bar tomorrow night. Looks like I'll miss the SnB one more week as I doubt the folks will let me out a third night this week ;) Oh well. I got home last night to find mom playing the Xbox. He he.
Finally, I saw this meme on Nancy's blog.
If your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be?
Here’s how it works:
1. open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod)
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every section, type the song that’s playing
5. next section — press the next button
6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool
Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin
first day at school:
Hello, I love you - The Doors
falling in love:
Celebration Day - Led
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Walk on Water - Aerosmith
That's All - Genesis
All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2
Penny Lane - The Beatles
To Each His Dulcinea - Man of La Mancha sountrack
getting back together:
Bad - U2
Break on Through - The Doors
birth of child:
We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
Miracle Drug - U2
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own - U2
We Said Hello, Goodbye - Phil Collins
Consider yourself tagged if you wish.