Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

We never did have time to make Christmas cookies because of the power outage, so we passed the time this evening waiting for midnight, making cookies.

We've been watching a lot of Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown, so the acorn cookie cutter was a big hit. Tomorrow morning, we will be icing these babies!

It's 11:32pm and I have two kids yawning ar my side, and another quiet on the couch. I wonder if they will make it?

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

We hope you had a happy holiday

DD drew some really awesome pictures for Santa, so he was extra good to our family (grin).

DS2 actually stopped whining for a while.

Did I mention that I knit DS1 a hat while in MA?

DD loves all things pink.

Even the dog got in on the action.

What it was like

I'm going through the Christmas photos and found a bunch of pictures DH took from the aftermath of the windstorm that left us without power for 8 days. You can click on each to embiggen.

The streets were littered with branches and leaves:

Trees were down everywhere:

And what wasn't down, was laying atop a power line:

Roads were washed out:

Traffic lights were out, the city looked like a ghost town:

I hope it was empty:

What did we do to pass the time?
We ate out A LOT.
We found a McDonalds with the two P's: a playplace and power.
We visited with friends who let us stay for hours on end:

And we played A LOT of tic-tac-toe.

We made it through, and hope never to have to go through this again!

Catching up

Between the business travel and the power outage and the holiday, I am way behind on reading e-mails, reading blogs, and knitting. I still want to share with you a few completed objects from the business trip to Massachusetts:

These were knit on the flight cross country. I hope the hat fits, Dad!

Friday, December 22, 2006


DH just called to say the power has been restored. It may be a merry Christmas after all!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Still no power

Blogging from work, knitting by candlelight. Sure wish I had knit myself some of those fingerless gloves. :-(

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


A major storm hit the Pacific NorthWet late Thursday, and we have been without power ever since. Five long nights and five even longer days. It is so cold in our house that DH is allowing the dogs to come upstairs where we are all huddling by the heat of the gas fireplace in the evenings.

When you are without power, and heat, and decent light, you get a kick out of the strangest things. Last night it was the Dance of the Pillow, whereby the lab licked and rolled on my eldest son until he curled up in a fit of dog slobber, and the lab gained control of the pillow. DS slept hidden in his sleeping bag.

I am blogging from the Tully's at the bottom of the hill, which finally has power today. Maybe we will be next?

Please send warm, electric thoughts our way.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It's a big country...

especially to fly over. How big? One adult hat (reknit) and a Bathtime Blossoms washcloth. That's how big! Photos will have to wait until next week as I forgot the cable thingie.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Time flies...

...when you are having fun. And in the blink of an eye, bam, you are a year older. Thanks to all of my family and friends who sent birthday greetings and gifts. My SP9 sent a very special package with lots of goodies. Look at this lovely Schaeffer Anne:

My SP9 knows that I love the browns and pinks! I already sent you an email, SP9, but thank you again for thinking of me and sending such a nice birthday package!

Since I last posted, I knit a hat out of handspun merino/silk, and a scarf out of handspun biffle. They are not meant to match.

Each of these will be a holiday gift for someone special. The hat came out rather large, and I asked the recipient to do some special exercises to increase his brainage, but since that may not be feasible, I ripped the hat and re-cast on for something of normal size.