My new crush...
My Christmas eReader - the Kindle from Amazon.com. I love it so much, I want to marry it. I bucked the eReader trend until my daughter lost my Twilight book this fall - I wanted to refresh my memory, so I downloaded it onto my Ipod from Barnes and Noble - and I am hooked. How sneaky is this? I can read anywhere. As in, during eye bleeding office meetings, the ridiculous line for swimming lesson sign up, while waiting in my car, in line for afterschool pick up - ack! I realize, a book is probably okay in the last two situations, but the office meeting, notsomuch. I can download books onto my Kindle and on my Kindle app via iTunes, so doubly fun, I can be toting a book at all times. And it saves my place in a pinch, allows me to add notes (since I often dog-ear pages to come back to a quote and then, for the life of me, I don't remember what touched me in the moment), it has a simple little browser, I can e-mail pdf's to myself (hello, knitting patterns on-the-go). It's altogether too fun, and being a bit of a gadet whore - it's a perfect marriage. Loving another gadet. Don't worry ipod touch, you are still my BFF.
The Raglan Sweater - Erica Knight
And then because I do also knit, I have to show off the finished sweater and hat for my nephew-to-be. He is due to debut on or about January 22. I can't wait. My kids have been the first and only grandkids forever, I have some spoilage to catch up on. This little sweater was a pain in my arse. If I thought I hated seaming, this is my proof. Blah! The little hat, however, was fun to whip up - and since we are mostly Packer fans, it fits. My sister, Jack's mommy, is a Bears fan...but they still suck last I checked (do you know da Yooper's).
Before I am outed :: yes, I was a Bear fan when Jim McMahon played for them and thay won the Super Bowl when I was in the 9th grade - that was more than 20 years ago, so I don't think it counts.