I remember Sundays as a kid.
The Old Man would watch 60 Minutes
and you knew that after that tick-tick-ticking ended--it was bedtime, and then when you woke up, it was Monday and school.
I hate Andy Rooney to this day because of this association.
Even though today isn't Sunday, it's one of those days.
It's the last day of my maternity leave.
I didn't think it would be that bad leaving my Moochie because I'm leaving him with Dr. Mad Scientist and all to watch during the day, but I'm really going to miss that little potatohead! (Moochie, not Dr. Mad Scientist--although I will miss seeing him so much. I think this is the most we've ever hung out as a couple since we got together!)
He's getting to some of the best parts of babyhood--he'll "talk" back to you now, he smiles when you do silly things (he's this
close to laughing!), and he'll even stick his tongue out at you when you stick yours out at him first.
Sigh. It went by so quick.
But I spent my last day making the week's lunch cookies.
Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. No real recipe. Just take your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, add two or three tablespoons of cocoa powder and also add peanut butter and chocolate chips. In my case, Acme was having a killer sale on Nestle baking morsels and I used the "swirled" chocolate and peanut butter chips.
I also tended to the new plants I bought at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show that Youngest Younger Sister and I went to on Thursday.
I caved and bought these beautiful primroses. They need a sunny cold window--just what I have! When it warms up I'll transplant them into a bigger pot and bring them outside.
I also ripped off a thing my Oldest Younger Sister, T. does. She takes succulent plants and puts them in teacups she finds at thrift stores.
Since we don't have thrift stores in northern New Jersey, I used a mug that T. gave me and planted a Kalanchoe succulent in it.
The mug features Rasputin her rat. She takes him on her cross-country adventures everytime she moves posing him at major landmarks/points of interest. You can see the St. Louis Arch in the background. He's like the Travelling Gnome, if he had bubonic plague.
I think I'll name the plant (because Youngest Younger Sister asked me what I was going to name it) Colin.
Finally, I caught up on some blogsurfing and discovered Miss T
(not to be confused with my sister T.) nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Flattering as it is, they normally die with me--I break the chain. But I've been meaning to highlight some of the nifty blogs I've been into reading lately, so what the hell. I'll do it this once.
But before I do--go check out Miss T's latest post where she interviews the author of a knitting comicbook--how wonderfully geeky!
So here's who I nominate for the Kreativ (spelling of the word Creative) Blogger Award:
1. Alisha's Photo A Day 2009
I follow her knitblog, but also enjoy this commitment she's taken on for 2009. I love how some of the most mundane photos are simply the best ones.
2. what you think on grows
Donna Lee's another knit-blogger and I love the calm serenity she exudes on her posts--even if she's wrist-deep in dental issues, she's always got a great outlook.
3. Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy
When I grow up, I wanna be just like Elizabeth. I love her designs (even if I can't knit colorwork to save my life). And creepily enough I realize I have a lot in common with her--scientist PhD husband, two boys with a decent gap between them...
4. Mom's knitting...again
I love Sarah's blog because she's not just a knitter--she's a real artist that has all ten of her toes in various artistic mediums.
5. Home is...
Wendy's not a knitter, but she's a homesteading thinker. When the apocalypse comes, I want to live next door to her! Plus she inspired me a couple years ago to plant my container potato.
6. Hey It's Free!
Ok, not a crafty or knit blog, but a great resource for free stuff. I've scored about five bags of free catfood just be keeping an eye on this site.
7. Knit Me a River
I simply love Sgeddes's handspun yarn. She's an inspiration for newbie spinners (although I don't think she qualifies as a newbie anymore). She's also got a pair of the most adorable pups with the best names! (I'm a sucker for themes!)
So there you go. Technically I'm supposed to go tell these people I've highlighted them, but I'm lazy. The fact I've done this much is amazing.
Wish me luck tomorrow!
Labels: Blogstalking, Moochie, Pot Garden, Work