Monday, December 29, 2008

Keeping Warm

We went to Hohenzollern Castle today. It was amazingly beautiful. And freezing cold, as evidenced by this picture featuring 6 different hand knits (you can only see five, but I'm wearing hand knit socks), also a fleece sweatshirt and jacket that I sewed for the Monkey.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Monkey and I were going a little crazy, with the sun going down here at 4:30, so we took a little road trip. Piled in the car and visited the N.O. Aquarium. Ate biegnets. Sang along with Trogdor. Danced with buskers. Not a bad day to turn 32. It might be the darkest day of the year, but it is looking up.

Friday, December 12, 2008


It finally stopped raining Thursday night, so this morning I was able to shampoo smelly dog and acquired a large branch, broken off my neighbors tree. A firm believer in power tools, I used my skil saw to hack up a branch for my kitchen and stuck on a few fabric birds I made the other day using this pattern from Spool. I think it needs more birds, so if I'm feeling really brave I'll call a friend and see if she wants to have a bird party. I'll bring the stash.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Also, my dog stinks.

Totally Lost.My.Shit. on the phone with Lawyerguy yesterday.
It wasn't pretty.
For the first two months the deployment really wasn't bad at all. I had projects to do, visitors planned. Monkey and I went to Disneyworld. But it seems all my good ideas and projects took about two months to finish, and on a day where I had been sick for the last 6 weeks (not sleeping means you catch every single microbe to come along), it rained 4 inches preventing Monkey, the dog, or me from going outside, and a 15 time-zone move "somewhere within the next 10 months" looming heavily on my mind, Lawyerguy tactfully mentions "You sound a little stressed".

You think?

After much eye related leakage I was reminded that I need to get out of the house every single day (you forget this when you don't talk to grown-ups every day). So Monkey and I participated in a little retail therapy and came home with another Engine for his train set (Mavis-we needed a girl train) and flowers. Because a girl should remember to get herself flowers when she needs them.