Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ARRGGHH!

It's just one of those days. Well weeks. Let me tell you why.

So the keyboard is still on the fritz, the homerow is persnickety and works when it wants to. I have been begging my husband to get a new one but he is holding out for a freebie - my father-in-law used to work for IBM and has loads of computer equipment. The problem is that Tim never remembers to get a new keyboard when he sees his dad. I am going a little mental over the whole thing. He just took Kendall to Wal-Mart to spent her birthday money (I have a 15 year old - ARRGGHH!) and she is going to try to get him to buy a new one.

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Pretty 15-year-old (ARRGGHH!) Kendall models a Ruffle scarf

The plumbing is still horrific. Plumbing is expensive. I miss my bathtub. At some point I have to get downstairs and move around most of the basement and remove a huge chunk of the basement ceiling so that I can figure out what is wrong and what needs to be done (Tim can't get down the steps with his broken leg, so I get to be Bob Villa on this one). But luckily my dad used to work as a pipefitter and my father-in-law knows a thing or two about plumbing, so this won't be as costly as it could be.

I have a job interview on Monday. That is all I am going to say. I don't want to jinx things somehow. I know that this is a good thing, but it is also quite stress-inducing. I am nervous.

I was weeding a particularly thistley patch in my garden today that I have been meaning to get to since the beginning of summer and I got stung on the back of the neck by a wasp! I've been stung by plenty of bees, but never a wasp - it hurt a whole heck of a lot more! He didn't want to go away, either, he just kept walking around on my shoulders taunting me. His beady little eyes kept telling me that he wanted to sting me again and again and again. He was wasp evil incarnate.

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My evil wasp was not nearly this cute.

On a happier note, I have taken up my knitting again. The legwarmers are in hibernation - I will finish them sometime, just not now. I have been working on the Fair Isle Rapids scarf that I started a few months ago in an attempt to learn colorwork. It's going ok. My knitting is too loose in some spots, too tight in others, and there are some wonky looking stitches here and there. But I am only done with 1-1/2 repeats of the 12, so I have a little time to figure out a better technique.

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Earlier days - not even one repeat completed in this picture.

And I made a super delicious dinner, Bourbon Chicken from a recipe on Recipezaar. It was easy and my picky Collin ate it up with a smile on his face! The baby was quite impressed as well, as evidenced by the jumping dance he did every time he took a new bite. And it didn't stick to the old iron frying pan, which was just the right size for the recipe. Can you tell that I am in love with my pan?

So that's the scoop.

1 comment:

noble pig said...

You definitely a lot going on! Wow!

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