Sunday, March 16, 2008

Springtime springity spring spring spraaaang


Spring is totally on it's way! So happy.

Today Matt and I went to IKEA and bought rugs. IKEA is the place for rugs. We got lot of 'em, for a very good price. They are for our new house! New house! That's right, the house in Columbus. I got a nice deep blue rug and also a nice bright green rug. These will go in my office. Because in addition to having many, many closets, my new house has a little corner room full of windows which is waiting to be turned into my very own office/craft room. I hope none of my DC friends read this and get offended--I love you guys! But I'm ready to go home.

We're making lots of plans for the new house, and the move, and the future, the jobs and the changes, and blah blah blah. It's all very exciting. What else is going on here? The usual. Love weekends, hate weekdays, very, very, very busy. Maybe this busy.

My cousin and his wife just had their first baby, a little boy, and I have knitted him a Tomato Hat.

Now, hypothetically speaking, if you were to make the Tomato Hat, you'd want to print out this lovely free pattern in COLOR. Because maybe if you didn't, you would maybe waste a bunch of time wondering why the pattern said *K1, K9* around. You would be saying "that just means knitting! Knitting! What? What?................What?" Cause, you see, the leaves part of the hat is in stranded color work. And if you'd printed it in color it would have said *K1, K9* which, of course, would have suggested using two colors. I know, it should not have taken me a long time to figure that out. But it did! Anyway, I figured it out eventually, and here is the hat.

It will be too big for the baby, because he is brand-new fresh. But it's a 6-12 monther, so he can wear it in fall.

I'm trying to think of other things to tell you. It seems like there should be other things. I am on a serious immune system fortifying mission. I've been sick all winter. This is bullshit, and unusual, I am usually not sick. So I asked my friend Lily, who knows all about nutrition and natural remedies, to give me some tips. On my own, I've been drinking lots of green machine and C booster and eating lots of oranges and spinach and stuff. Among other things, Lily said:

"Make this: mix the juice of several lemons with a couple cups of water in a sauce pan. Set the heat to med/low. Add an inch or two of ginger either minced or grated, honey to taste and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Let simmer, but not really boil, until the flavors come together and it reaches full potency...depending one how much time you have, say 20 minutes. Sip until you sweat. This is amazingly therapuetic!"

I haven't tried it yet but I'll let you all know how it works out.

Later, buddy!


Chris said...

I can't wait for you to move back! It will be nice and springy when you get here too. Tell people I say Hi! I'll see you in a month or so.

Karen said...

Hooray Spring! Thanks for putting up some springy pictures. There is no green here yet....but I anticipate some shoots in about 2 weeks.

Cabbage said...

Give a bitch a sandwich!

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Matthew said...

i read it, and i'm OFFENDED!!!