Friday, June 25, 2010

Miss My Mommy

...not just because I love her so, which I DO, but I tend to get SO MUCH more work done on all my projects when Nanny is here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Headed to CA

Very excited and nervous about leaving in an hour to head to the airport for my trip to CA. Flying out to interview tomorrow with several members of the executive team for a company looking to bring on board someone in Austin to head up their recruiting efforts.

We are excited to make it this far in the interview process and I'm looking forward to learning more about these guys, and the position, tomorrow.

Baby's First Steps

Reese has begun taking his first steps. His very first tentative ones were last Thursday evening, supposedly. I didn't see them so they don't count, do they? Ha ha. He took 3 steps on Saturday and Sunday found him trying to take more. He doesn't get more than about 3-5 steps at any given attempt but he keeps trying and will be running through the house in no time at all.

We're STILL working on getting those top two teeth. They are being a bit cantankerous. He has his 9 month well-baby check-up this week. I can't believe it is already here! My wee baby is growing up WAY TOO QUICKLY.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One-Eyed Monster & Most Expensive "Green Bag"

So my one-eyed monster knit up pretty quickly. I LOVE him! I've been wanting to knit him up for some time now. Making a toy for the baby seemed like a good excuse to create this fun little critter. Maybe when the baby doesn't want to play with him anymore, he can cheer me up at the office.

On the complete opposite end of "quick knits" is what my DH calls the "most expensive green bag in the world". I very much enjoy using my green bag as it holds SO much stuff. Wait. See? I can put even MORE in it! As great a bag as it is, however, I don't see my knitting up another one anytime soon. I lost count of how many shopping bags I used to make the thing and knitting with plastic bags is hard on the hands. All that said, this little gem took me forever to finish. (Okay, so I have some WIPs that have been on the needles even longer, but still...) Hubby lost track of how many hours I spent knitting my "green bag" hence his comment about its "real cost". You'd be amazed at how many goodies I can cram in this thing though!

(pix coming)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sad Goodbyes

Monday night we had to say goodbye to a precious part of our family. Ginger, our dog of almost 12 years passed away. We found a beautiful place in the yard to lay her to rest. We miss her so terribly but are at peace with the fact that she is no longer in pain.

God summoned a beast from the field and he said, "Behold man, created in my own image. Therefore, adore him. You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, accompany him wherever he may go...even into civilization. You shall be his companion, his ally, his slave.

To do these things, God said, I endow you with these instincts uncommon to other beasts. Faithfulness, Devotion and Understanding surpassing those of man himself. Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death. Lest it impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to the faults of man. Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the power of words. Let no fault of language cleave an accord beyond that of man with any other beast or even man with man. Speak to your master only with your mind and through your honest eyes. Walk by his side, sleep in his doorway, forage for him, ward off his enemies, carry his burdens, share his afflictions, love him and comfort him.

And in return for this, man will fulfill your needs and wants, which shall only be food, shelter and affection. So be silent and be a friend to man. Guide him through the perils along the way to the land that I have promised him. This shall be your destiny and your immortality."

So sayeth the Lord, and the dog heard and was content.

Sadly, we also lost a family member this night as well. Ginger will be greeted with a batch of chocolate gravy prepared by my great-aunt Pearl who decided it was time to go "home" at the age of 98. She, too, will be greatly missed.