Sunday, July 29, 2007

My day!

Today is my birthday! It was a fun day filled with all the people I love around me (of course, they all weren't there), doing stuff I love to do! I'm very lucky! It was a really great year and I'm thinking this next one is going to be pretty fabulous too!

(I just signed in on my MSN page and in a very big brother way, there was a graphic that said Happy Birthday Megan! Fun to see, but man, these computers do know everything...)

Friday, July 27, 2007

A bad day for pets

With a title like that, you know this isn't a cheery knitting entry.

First, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Miss Destiny. But she lived a long life, happy life with Rebecca. She was well loved and will be missed.
Here's Hailey last year modeling a baby hat I made.

Second, there was a little bit of trauma for Hailey and my mom this morning. Hailey, my parents miniature Schnauzer, got out of the house this morning. And Hailey, being the wild puppy at heart took off for the neighbors backyard. My mother followed her, calling her name, but Hailey simply ignored her, off in her own little adventure. However, despite her young spirit, Hailey is getting up there in years and her eye sight isn't what it used to be. She just didn't see the pool and walked straight off the patio into the deep end. My mother just stopped, waiting to see if Hailey knew how to swim like our other dog. She didn't. She just continued to sink deeper and deeper. My mother took off her shoes and glasses and jumped into the deep in after her. She fished her out of the bottom of the pool and put her on the patio. My mom then swam to the shallow end and climbed up the stairs and out of the pool.

While standing there, dripping wet and a little shaken, my mom (and probably Hailey too) realized her neighbor was sitting in her kitchen (in full view of the pool), drinking coffee and watching t.v. She knocked on the door and needless to say, the idiot neighbor was a bit startled to see my mom standing there dripping wet. When she opened to door to see if everything was alright, my mom informed her that no, everything was not alright. She needed to be a responsible pool owner and keep her gate shut - heaven forbid another dog or worse - a child - wanders back there and falls into the pool.

Back at the homestead, they (mom and the dog) were both upset over the ordeal. My mother lost her cell phone in the process as it was in her pocket during the rescue mission. Later in the day, Hailey was so grateful of my moms heroic actions, that she bought my mom a nice Italian coffee drip machine.

Moral of the story: if you own a pool, don't be a fu#$ing moron. Be responsible and keep the gate latched!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

An annoying discovery...

Just as I was getting ready to download the pictures I took of yarn for Cousin Henry's baby sweater (don't worry Cousin Mike, I wouldn't put him in "that pink thing") I realized that the new hubby took the cord that connects my camera to the computer with him on his trip (he uses it to charge his phone through the computer). Very annoying.
So that means no pictures of:
  • Henry's yarn
  • Stitch and Pitch tomorrow night with Mara
  • the new project I was starting to take with me to the game

I guess there will be a big ol' picture entry next week!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

So close....

Thank you Rebecca for the photo.

I thought I was almost finished with my wrap. I was on the last skein and finally decided to get out the measuring tape to check my progress. And that's when I discovered it -I was still 11 inches from the end! I could have sworn I pulled out all the yarn for the wrap and put in my bag. Hoping my gauge wasn't horribly off, I went back into the craft closet hoping there was another skein of project yarn hiding somewhere. Luckily there was! Unfortunately, that means I'm not as close to the end as I thought I was, but at least I have enough yarn to finish! On the bright side, while I was rummaging through the craft closet, I discovered several skeins of fabulous yarn I forgot I had! Now I need to find a project for them!

P.S. Happy birthday Sarah!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


I have a confession on this Harry Potter final book day:

I've never read any of the Harry Potter books. Seen the movies, never read the books.

I also ran into a UPS delivery lady today and she said they are ONLY delivering Harry Potter books today. I thought that was a little extreme.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What I read on my summer vacation

While I was on vacation I read a great book: Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen. She is a fabulous author who is also a journalist (I have a thing for journalists who write books). This book is about two sisters who live in NYC. One is a social worker in the Bronx, the other is a t.v. journalist for a national t.v. show. Quindlen also writes about the city so well, it's practically the third main character. It makes me want to go back to NYC and stroll along the sidewalks. I highly recommend this book. It's a fun, entertaining read that also tugs at the heartstrings. It also went well with the many, many pina colada's I drank pool/beach side while reading.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Catching up

It's seems I've been pretty busy lately (well...actually lazy to be honest) and I haven't been into blogging. I'm taking a cue from Mara and just catching up on a few things.

1. My wrap is almost finished (and yet still no picture....)

2. Triathlon training has kicked into high gear and while I'm generally pretty sore every other day, I'm loving it.

3. I'm happy it's birthday month!

4. I'm excited to for this week's SKG meeting where I'm on a panel about blogging (meaning I actually have to blog a little more!)

5. Today is our one month wedding anniversary. We went out to Moxie's to celebrate (cheesy I know, but it was fun!)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Cameron's Sweater

Cameron is finally big enough to wear the sweater I made for her! It's from One Skein and judging from the look on her face, I think she likes it! Or she's getting ready to cry... I'm not sure. I'm thinking she's happy because she is just a sweet, adorable, happy baby! Next up, a sweater for Henry who is scheduled to make his debut into the world on my birthday! Time for more baby knitting!
P.S. I finally posted some of my favorite pics of the wedding on my wedding web site! Check it out!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Back to the real world

I wish I could say that in all the time that's passed since my last blog, I was on my honeymoon in the Bahamas, but sadly, that only lasted a week. Since then, I've been working on re-entry into the real world. While the blogging (and sadly the knitting too) hasn't been a top priority lately (honestly, I've been lazy), it's time to get back to business as usual - only that I'm married now! So while I dig back into the knitting bag, here are just a few pics from the trip!

A view of the Atlantis Resort with an afternoon storm brewing in the background.

One of many, many tropical, fruity drinks I consumed beach side, poolside, casino side, bar side...

Me playing with the dolphins at Dolphin Encounters -a fun, fabulous place!

A very, very large and ugly fish in the aquariums at the resort. I just couldn't resist the photo opp.

Dinner at The Fathoms at the resort. It was like a dinner show sitting in front of the huge window on the aquarium.