Monday, February 11, 2008
The other day I came home with a sweater for Spencer. It is a nice combo of beige, brown and orange, and matches a plaid flannel shirt I also picked up - can you tell I'm Canadian, eh? Phil really liked the retro look and feel of the cardigan and asked that I make a similar one for him - a request he has been making of me for years - "please, make me a sweater". So I decided to make one for him, but for the life of me can't find a pattern for anything similar. I think I am just going to have to be creative, find a close pattern and add all the elements myself. Wish me luck unless you know where I can find a good pattern for something like this.
Our friends Ed and Elizabeth along with their daughter Frances, hosted a Chili and Cinnamon Bun cook-off at their new home today. It was a blast and eventhough my vegetarian chili did not take 1st prize we still had a fabulous time. The boys spent most of their time playing in Franny's room (there was even a 'playing doctor incident, but they actually were playing physician and Franny was checking their ears, eyes, etc.....think I am still safe from the other doctor for a while) and Cordelia schmoozed the crowd and reigned over the festivities from her perch on the fireplace.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Yesterday it was raining, last night it snowed, school was closed today so we were all home. Blossom, being a fluffy, furry puppy thought the snow was great and she, Winston and yes, even Ranger the Dane, had a great time playing outside. Amazingly enough, neither of the boys wanted to play outside, but spent the day playing with a box that was delivered yesterday. A simple box was transformed into their personal cave/house/club after being decorated lovingly with crayons and markers.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Phil and I have always arranged our schedules so that one of us is home while the other is working. To that end, I stay home with the kids in the morning and go to work in the afternoon. I drive about 25mins to get to work, and pass many farms on the way. I was going to snap a picture of a cow and go into a whole thing about the meat processing industry and fast food after watching Fast Food Nation this morning, but lo-and-behold, the cows were too smart to be out in the rain. So, basically this is what I see everyday on my way to work minus the usual herds of bovines. By the way, I am totally going veggie again - I was for 15 years and only starting eating a little meat in the last few years. Cordelia is a bit of a carnivore, but the boys really only like salami and bacon and Phil is currently off meat too so it shouldn't be much of an issue.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I have vowed to start a Project 365 of my own. My friend Kris (Share and Enjoy) and my husband Phil (Philanthropologist) have already started theirs. However, with the demise of our camera at X-Mas, I am left with nothing but my camera phone, so please excuse the quality.
After maligning the cats in a recent (and lost) post, I feel I must make it up to them, Odin the Kitten in particular, by making him Day 1.
Odin is a half Norwegian Forest Cat/Half Barn cat that we adopted when we adopted Winston the Great Pyr. He is now about 5 months old. How can you not love a face like this....
In my quest to make the blog more visually appealing, I somehow deleted all my old posts...at least I can't find them. Not to worry - there were only three posts and the cats complained that they were horribly misrepresented in one of them. Fresh start then....