Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grateful Wednesday


What a gorgeous day - smack in the middle of the week I have off to enjoy with my two little girls. Tutti and I dropped off the eldest for summer school and were off for a nice long walk - we saw a tiny little bunny just nestled in a yard. He was frozen and scared - and honestly, in my pre-kid days I would have scooped him up in my hat for a round of Animal Doctor at home, but with little ones of my own - what if this little guy was sick, or better yet, his mama was just out getting breakfast? He was a sweet little thing and the rest of the walk Tutti kept saying "where'd the bunny go?" I am hopeful that she will be the kid who finds little squirrels and chipmunks to befriend - I grew up in the country and my mom always said - "if Stacey finds a stray anything...give her the day and it'll be her pet." Bet you can guess what I wanted to be when I grew up? Vet school just seemed awfully daunting when it was time to go to school - so I now try to rehabilitate a whole 'nother group of animals :P

So I digress. I am also grateful for the hot sun today - feels so good on the shoulders. We admired so much green grass and flowers on our walk - it is just summerlicious. I was grateful for the sleepy face in the rearview mirror on the way home, the smell of toddler noggin - it's like sandbox and sunscreen eau de toilet, her telling me "here ya go mama" when I lifted her out of the car. Now Tutti is napping so the eldest and I can play some Wii - so from simple pleasures to high tech competition. I'm grateful my 7-year-old is so darn video game savvy, and that Wii requires some calorie burning after that great ice cream she and I had after lunch.

I'm also grateful for time away from my munchkins. My dh and I saw Ocean's 13 last night. Egads, the actors are a delight - this group of thespians just begs you to hang out with them. So we did for a couple of hours. The quirky music is fun. Another winner. The drawback of a mid-week tryst to the movies is tickets = $17, 1 small popcorn and large soda to share = $8.50 and sitter = $25. So $51 later, it thankfully was a great movie, wait, I mean priceless.

I am also grateful that cbknits saw fit to tempt me to head over to Cider Moon today since they are restocking earlier than I was expecting. Thanks Christine!! I couldn't help but put some Asbury Park and Jackie O. Glacier in my cart - now to place the order...I am a damned yarn collector! But isn't this hat sweet? I can see this little beanie on my daughter or sister - or if I can keep with the hideous process of growing my hair out...maybe even me.

I am finally grateful for the wonderful comments I receive. I am giddy at the growing number of commenters - hurray! It is like a little present each time I get a new one - and today the pal I have been gifting through SP10 left me a comment! Love a new friend! Thank you Ericka - you sound like too much fun!

And what do you say Knitting Bandit? Let's just call the whole thing off? Frogging is for sissies. Maybe tomorrow I'll drink a protein shake and feel strong enough to rip back that doggone sock.

pesky frogpond candidate...
can you see where my dilemma lies? Love that grape ape Yarntini!


Blogger Tina said...

It was great to read your happy, warm post today. This hasn't been my day, by any stretch (for one thing, it's cold and rainy here), but I felt the corners of my mouth turning up as I read. Thanks!

2:07 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Nice post!! Can't wait to see your Cider Moon yarn in person. I'm living vicariously through you.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

OMG! These are gorgeous! You just inspired me to go break out my grape ape and wind into a pretty cake for Summer of Socks. I think I just may copy you:)

8:24 PM  
Blogger Firemanshunny said...

I like those jaywalkers! The stripes are so nice. Why frog them??

8:59 PM  
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8:59 PM  
Blogger Knitting in Pink said...

I was wondering too, why frog them? Do they not fit, like Jaywalkers tend to?

9:20 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

The heel on the sock is a little baggy-saggy - so maybe I just need to rip back the heel - I'm so chicken!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

It's a gorgeous sock! But that yarn will be pretty with anything. Love it!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Seeing Ocean's 13 will definitely be part of my weekend (which will be spent in Wisconsin, though sadly not in Madison). The red-carpet premiere was right here in Chicago!

I love the Yarntini socks -- too bad about the heel. Can you just tink and reformulate a bit?

7:50 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

can't remember last time I was out in the movie!!!!

My sis also wanted to be vet, but after Mom bought her one vet book - she gave up - not a clean job!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous susan b anderson said...

I love the socks, too. Are you sure about that heel? Thanks for the sweet post. Your daughter is beautiful and she looks like a lot of fun. I miss having a baby around.

6:29 PM  

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