Not your children…except that one…

Not your children…except that one…

November 27, 2010 by Maire in Wanderings / 0 Comments

It’s that time of year. We braved the mall yesterday, and did quite a bit of Christmas shopping. The adults aren’t quite so difficult to shop for once you start tweaking onto them.  It’s the kids. You’d think that the kids would be easy to shop for…when I was their age, I wanted half the […]

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Pretending to be grown up

Pretending to be grown up

November 26, 2010 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

Welcome to my home: This is what I came home to last Sunday.  We had spent most of the weekend cleaning, and Robin had decided to finish the job while I was at work.  He also cooked dinner (stir-fry), and we cleaned up afterwards. The kitchen is still in pretty good shape.  We’re trying to […]

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Keeping a long colour change

Keeping a long colour change

November 22, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

This may not be news to anyone who reads my blog, but I’m almost done Robin’s shiny happy socks.  The biggest challenge?  Making sure that the long colour gradation didn’t change abruptly after the heel. You see, I didn’t do an afterthought heel, or a contrast heel…I just knit the heel.  On sock #1, it […]

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Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?

Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?

November 20, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

We are totally exhausted. Today was spent in preparation for Christmas.  We got up early and started cleaning the main floor of the house.  Most of the counters are clean, the floor is scrubbed…even the table is almost prepared.  I even have a very sweet husband making my dinner in the kitchen (Yay!  Meatlog! …er…Meatloaf….). […]

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An army of what, now?

An army of what, now?

November 19, 2010 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

So, we went to the mall to get someone some new pants and wound up in the Christmas section. Yeah.  That one went out on Twitter with a caption of “If you complain once more, you’ll meet an army of *me*”.  Though the “me” was misspelt.  Dratted predictive text. But yes…we found pants.  Pants are […]

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Poultry on Parade

Poultry on Parade

November 17, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Just a quick one…Last night’s dinner: Don’t you think he’d look great in a music video, maybe dancing around to a tune by Peter Gabriel?  I sure thought so. Dinner was surprisingly healthy: Chicken, a salad, and veggies.  Tasty! More than halfway done sock #2 of Robin’s Beer Socks.  Going fairly fast now that I’m […]

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Tights

Tights

November 14, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

It has now reached *that* time of year.  The time of year when the cute little slender girls are decked out in cute little swing coats, with their cute knitwear that’s meant to look bulky so that they look tiny.  It’s a fashion that never seems to go out of style, and why should it? […]

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November 12, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I have to admit that I was a bit alarmed that Hallowe’en wasn’t even over yet when the stores started to put out their Christmas displays.  I guess it just goes to show how the commercial world moves.  I thought it was gauche to put up such store displays before American Thanksgiving, but I guess […]

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Food Rules

Food Rules

November 9, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 4 Comments

This was last night’s dinner: a home-made chili from scratch.  The only things that did not come in my produce box this week were an onion from my veggie drawer, spices, the beans, the ground sirloin, and a wee little bit of starch to thicken the juices slightly. When I say ‘my produce box’, I mean that […]

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Should’ve done that yesterday

Should’ve done that yesterday

November 8, 2010 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I finally managed to squeak a little time to take a few photographs, and very quickly came to the realization that maybe, just maybe, I should have gotten my rear in gear a little sooner.  On a less overcast day, perhaps.  But, things being as they are, I tromped out to the patio and set […]

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