Growing too fast!

•August 25, 2009 • 3 Comments

Josie has cut her third tooth!

It’s the second tooth (bicuspid I think?) on her right side. So now she’s got the two little tombstones on the bottom jaw, and one on the top.

I’m excited and kinda sad at the same time – it means my little bubba is getting big 😦


OMG hot.

•August 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Spinning. Struggling, because my hands are sweaty. See above.

•August 22, 2009 • 2 Comments

And in response to Jeanne’s request, I present bub photos. Prepare to be cutified.

most recent photo I have published anywhere

What the hell – here’s a link to my Flickr photoset for Jo. Enjoy. 😉

Monogamous Knitting

•August 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Now that I have finished Josie’s dress, I am going to knit only on K’s surprise. Nothing else.

Erm. Probably.

Feeling crappy by proxy today. Le sigh.


•August 19, 2009 • 2 Comments

There’s still a blog here 😉

Lessee. I’ve now been married for 10 years. Bub is 9.5 months old. I’ve learned to spin (on my very own wheel, no less). I’m still quietly knitting away, doing my own thing. My mom was here for 2.5 months to visit/help, that was so awesome. I’m now trying to get used to spending the days on my own again.

Trying to sort the garden out, which is an uphill battle and no mistake.

Tomorrow I’ve got to meet with one of the new overlords at work to find out if I’ll be doing some stuff part-time from home. I’m definitely not returning to full-time work – that doesn’t fit in with my family plan.

I’m trying more and more to be a social being… not really easy with bub and with my natural antisocial tendencies. Working on it though.

It’s hard to summarize my life with a few bullet points.

Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow.

Sweet, sweet failure.

•March 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I tried to make a berry banana bread today, but failed. Instead I got a delicious pudding-esque dessert. Here is my recipe for those who might be interested in replicating my failbread:

Spicy Berry Banana Pudding

2 medium bananas (close to overripe)
1/2 c buttermilk
1 egg
1 t vanilla essence
1/2 c applesauce
1 1/2c wholemeal self raising flour
1 t mixed spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, etc)
1 c mixed frozen berries (or fresh if you have them)
brown sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease some kind of baking dish or cake tin, loaf tin, whatevs.

Mix all wet ingredients. Add flour and mixed spice, mix well. Stir through berries. Pour into prepared cooking implement and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake until it looks done, or about 30 minutes.

I expected bread, but it was a lot more moist than bread should be, and was utterly delicious with greek honeyed yogurt. Om nom nom.

And now, in case you’re not interested in delicious desserts, I leave you with a photo of a super-hot guy in a kilt. No need to thank me.

OMG I has baby!

•March 3, 2009 • 2 Comments

Ok, so like, I had this baby about 4 months ago. Cute, huh? 😉