Thursday, April 19, 2007

Whatta Wednesday

I returned to work this week after seven weeks away on Maternity leave. I came back to a hornets nest of data and application restores, and have dove into those head first to make sure that the applications my department needs to function are actually available and operating the way they are supposed to.

The day flew by and before I knew it, it was the end of the day and my husband so lovingly reminded me that it was Wednesday and knitting night in Canton. Who was I to argue when he said he'd stay home with our daughter and I should go. As I'm nursing our 7 week old exclusively, he got to come along with me to Barnes and Nobles, for our S&B night out. I don't have pics of the project I'm working on right now but will try to get them posted soon. It's a pair of shorties for Tessa. I've done several projects for Garret, so it's time she gets something. Gotta try at least to be a fair mommy.

The pic on the left is the first soaker I made for Garret... Where it is I am not sure, as Tessa has probably taken off with it. That one will be listed soon on the mommy boards I think... it's perfect for a newborn and he didn't even get to wear it. He's still in the moss green and grey soaker but that too may only fit for so long.

Last week at S&B we were besieged by an army of maroon on a mission to take the inventory... and the beeps surrounded us and was enough to drive a person with a migrane over the edge... you ask did I have first hand experience on that - why yes I did. This week we had music too loud that was rather evil as it was close to putting us to sleep. I'm wondering if Barnes and Nobles secretly has it in for us.

I'm always envious as I watch the women with double pointed needles create such pretty socks, as I was surrounded with them this week - but presently I don't have the time, skill or attention to detail to learn how to do that. Instead my head is cluttered with server addresses, application settings, and defect severity levels. You can bet that some day I'll learn the real complicated stuff with sticks, but for now I'm very happy with my pegs. Speaking of that - I've put this (click the link to find out) on my birthday list and am hoping my hubby gets it for me. It should be small enough gauge and not leave huge gaps in my knitting like the knifty knitters do. I get around that by doubling up yarn or switching my stitches, but it would be nice to have something geared to a tighter knit.

I played with a feature on my cell phone that I've not used at all til this point - and am delighted with it, so without any further ado I share the youngest person hanging out at S&B in Canton this week...

My evening sadly ended with news I've been expecting but was hoping would wait a couple more months to come. My grandmother passed away... my thanks to the gals who hung out a little longer and made sure I got out to the car ok and that in my tears I didn't miss anything that needed to come home with Garret and I.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Busy busy busy!

It's been a while since I posted.

This was going to be my cloth diapering blog, but at this point I think it may just end up being my public blog.

Maternity leave is over - Monday I am back to work. I have enjoyed time with my children and Husband, but I am looking forward to getting back to breaking software for a living. While my husband stays home with the kids, it's not my reality. I like working. If I could combine snuggling my bitty baby with working I'd be happy.

To cap the time off we went to the Mystic Aquarium yesterday - oh what a fun day. It's not the largest place in the world, and some how thought it would be bigger than the Norwalk Maritime center - but it didn't seem so. It was however just what was needed for my family - time together without any stress.

The Beluga Whale's were HUGE to Tessa, and a bit overwhelming, however the Penguins were her buddies. We went to the lower observation level and were getting checked out by the lone penguin who was on sentry duty for the rest of the colony. They were African in origin, so our weather was not the nicest for them. It was a little chilly when we were there and they were all huddled together like pins from a bowling alley all lined up.

The Sea Lions frightened her - she didn't like the noises they made. The Aquariums however - oh those were fun and she loved the Sharks and kept telling Gaelon "Daddy I likey Sharks." Yes love they like you too - straight up needing no salt and pepper, please don't hit the glass.

Garret slept through much of it. He managed to let me know he was hungry in front of the Shark Tank, and I chuckled - what is it about them and eating? To our right was a pair of Seals who had fun playing and were wrestling for an audience, so I sat with my sweater up over his little head and hoped he'd eat in the midst of all the cacophony. Not only did he eat, but he gave me 3 truly foul diapers while we were there. Not the norm for him, but he wasn't unhappy about it, so I am not going to worry. We got 7 total for the day.

We weren't sure where we'd be off to when we left the driveway so of course I didn't bring my knitting. I have a set of wool shorties on the pegs right now. I will be finishing this as soon as I can, and getting it on him. He's growing so fast and is almost 11 pounds now. At 6 weeks old.
What can I say - Mama's Milk, it does a Garret Good!

My today - well I'm going to hopefully get more knitting done, have a lot of foul diapers from yesterday to wash (no brainer there) and I'll hopefully finish the knitting. Hair cut at about 11, and Tessa will be thrilled to come with me - my MIL does it for me. Once that's done, home to spend the day in bed nursing a little one who may have diarrhea. That and to clean my bedroom.

Enjoy your weekend - we're supposed to get a Nor'Easter, so by sunset we're going to have miserable weather. Thank god we got the family time yesterday.

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