Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Having a lovely birthday
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Well, we managed to get our tree all set up with some lights (both white lights and some giant colorful bulbs as well). Monkey has been rather underwhelmed with the entire decorating experience, although he has seen fit to remove a couple of stray plastic ornaments that didn't suit his aesthetic.
But, he LOVES taking a nap on the extra strand of lights...they are just warm enough to make a nice cozy electric cat nest. As long as he doesn't try to eat the lights we'll be good.
FYI, I'll be out of town (and away from blogging) for the next couple of days for a business trip. Wish me luck - it'll be COLD - far colder than my wardrobe will reasonably permit. Brrr.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Newsflash: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
I've been sick for 7+ days (couldn't even get up for several days in a row). First it was the flu, and now bronchitis and if I'm extremely unlucky it'll turn into pneumonia. Currently I'm on karma's bad side--last weekend someone hit my car while it was parked in front of my house. Clearly the work of a drunk driver. Sigh. On to happier topics.
I had a really fantastic time in London with KB in London. I did lots of touristy stuff, both on my own and with KB including:
- Kensington Palace - including Princess Diana memorial dandelion sculptures
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Hampton Court Palace - including gardens and hedge maze (lifelong dream realized)
- A couple of fun Rick Steves walking tours
- seeing the latest Shepard Fairey exhibit
- London Bridge & the Tower of London
- high tea at the Orangery - highly recommended
We also got to meet Debbie Stoller who headlined the event, and a photo of us knitting even made it into the IKL (I Knit London) html newstetter! We're like, so famous ;-)
KB with Debbie
They gave us the most adorable knitting needles with cat heads as a charity knitting thank you - so freaking cute!
There was also a poetry reading where an older chap in an intricately handknit vest read a hilarious and touching poem he had written about his daughter's knitting.
KB, thanks for being such a wonderful host. London, thanks for just being so fabulous!