Sunday, January 18, 2009


Tangent #1:

Well, sometimes if you ask for something, you get it.

Last week we were the coldest place on earth. My yarn froze solid for four days. It is now back in the house, safe and warm, with no further signs of you know whats. On an even brighter note, I called the company that sold me the yarn that started all of this and they are sending me a replacement ball for free! So I am here to tell you that if you need affordable yarn and are a fan of natural fibers, call Knitpicks. Their customer service is second to none. It all starts when a friendly PERSON answers the phone, not a robot and ends with you, the customer not feeling frustrated and annoyed. Their birch knitting needles are beautiful and once you have held them in your hands, your cheapo Susan Bates and Boye needles that were just fine before all of a sudden are hopelessly inadequate.

I did find evidence of you know whats in a really expensive hand dyed hank of yarn that was in long term storage in my basement. When you eat my Fleece Artist, I get a little testy. I broke out the poison--I will let them have a week of the vapours and then I will take it out, but oh man was that upsetting!!!!

Tangent #2

Charlotte made up a song last week. It has been firmly stuck in my brain ever since.
(Sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Crackers crackers in my soup
Crackers crackers in my soup
Crackers crackers in my soup
Crackers crackers in my soup
(repeat until you run out of breath)

Don't come to my restaurant

I couldn't figure out where she got the last line from, but then I remembered:

It starts at the 3:00 minute mark. I watched this as a little girl and my parents sang it to me so of course I sing it to my kids now.

Tangent #3:

I updated my woefully ignored food blog last week. If you need a new lunch idea or are curious about my latest Handy Housewife Hint, head on over!

Tangent #4.

I am having a great time visiting with a friend who is visiting from Up North with her kids. Yesterday I took the boys to her hotel and we swam in the giant pool. (Char was a little under the weather, so she stayed home) Today we are taking our crew (My three and her four) to the giant indoor playground in my city.

Tangent #5.

This is a strange game that is oddly compelling. Emmett found it at the free game site he frequents. The music and graphics remind me of the Playstation Game Katamari Demacy, which is also strange and oddly compelling. Don't worry. The game is not violent and there are no inappropriate images or themes, so feel free to click on the link with kids in the room.

Games at - Doeo

Touch all of the Doeos quickly as you can.

Play this free game now!!

1 comment:

Tara said...

We had a great time seeing you again! The play land was awesome! It was so nice to let the kids loose and actually get to visit.