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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday Thoughts - Sending out some Love

Remember yesterday how I posted that awesome picture about some "free shit"? 

Here's your announcement.

See that pile of knitted objects?  They're all things without a home.  I have more than enough scarves, hats, wraps, etc than I will ever need and I'm beginning to suspect my family members of becoming slightly suspicious at my enthusiasm for gifting them another scarf in place of whatever was on their wishlist.  And the majority of them are from patterns published with the caveat you cannot sell them for profit, thus eliminating them from a potential item for the Etsy shop that I always think about starting but never do.

So I'm passing on the love.  The knitted love.  Each week, at some point, I'll try to remember to post a picture of some knitted item that needs a new home.  The first person to make a donation to a charity and claim it, will get it.  Just message me - on FB, leave a comment, text me, or email me and we'll exchange the necessary info and I'll do my best to get it in the post for you.  I'm not going to pick a charity for you to donate to (although I'm partial to World Vision at the moment), or an amount, and I'll take your word for it that you've donated. 

First up:

A "wingspan" scarf.  It's approximately 48" long, and Noro wool, which means hand wash and dry flat please.  Noro is a brand if you're not a yarnie.  You could use it as a fun scarf, or a garland in your house, either way it's bright and pretty...although not quite as neon-y bright as in this picture (I didn't edit this at all).  And unused in this house.  Give it a home?
I need a home!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...with one swear.

I know this is supposed to be wordless, but I've been working on a big decision the past week or so and I think I may be ready to announce it tomorrow.  It's not life-changing, just little change, but here's a hint: (excuse the profanity)

Monday, March 17, 2014

May or May Not Monday

I may or may not be wearing a flowered dress with pink and black plaid pajama pants because it's too cold for said sleeveless dress without fleece pants, but said dress is the only item in my closet clean that's got green on it.  My daughter is staunchly refusing to wear green, as it is clearly not pink or leopard print.  Happy St Patricks Day.

I may or may not have eaten so much crappy food on our mini vacation the first week of March that all I want is a big helping of broccoli.  Ice cream sounds repugnant, cookies sound awful, and I took one bite of my caramel brownie last night before handing it over to my husband.

I may or may not be fighting a ridiculous urge to re-decorate our entire house.  Again.  *shakes fist at Pinterest*  And I have an Ikea trip coming up.  This does not bode well.

I may or may not have tried to air dry laundry this morning out back and had to go out three separate times to pick up the drying rack which had blown over.  I am putting off cleaning out our dryer vents because I may or may not be afraid of the creepy crawlies living under our house where the vent ducts are.

I may or may not have broken down and bought four pairs of fingernail clippers at the grocery store this morning because I cannot find any pairs at home.  I know we have several.  They're just missing and I'm tired of searching for them.

Be sure to join in the conversation with your own May or May Not Monday and own up to your shortcomings.  Confession is good for the soul and there are no judgey faces here!  And check out Kate's May or May Not Monday while you're at it!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Follow Me Friday - Dinnertime

New month - new Follow Me Friday!  I missed last Friday because we were out of town.  But I polled my friends and it's been determined that this month's goal is to eat every dinner that takes place at home around the dinner table.

I don't know why this is so hard for me.  Ok, well I do.  I'm lazy.  And I'd rather sit in front of the tv, curled up on the couch than take the extra time to set the table.  Plus, the cat litter boxes are in the same room.  That's not very appealing.  But, we put up a wall of sorts between the table and the cat boxes, so at least we can't see them and the table is protected from the litter dust for the most part.

The first two weeks of this were actually fairly easy.  We ate out a few times at the beginning of the month and then we were out of town for five days.  So it's really just been two days then a long break, then this week. 

I've noticed that dinner takes a lot less time for DH and I to eat and a lot longer for our toddler.  She's not distracted by whatever is on the screen, so she's not automatically eating.  She's grown much MUCH pickier about what she'll eat and is distracted every few seconds by something else.  The computer screen saver came on!  The cat walked by!  A bird flew past the sliding glass back door! 

All of this adds up to more frustration for me.  I appreciate that it gets us away from the television, but to be honest, this sort of sucks with a child at this age.  And our dining room is awkwardly set up so I feel somewhat claustrophobic with the dvd book cases, the tea/coffee cart, the desk, the catbox area, and the dining room table with its six mismatched chairs in there. 

I'll give it the rest of the month, then we'll see if it's a habit I'll keep or re-visit in another few months with an older child.