Look what came in the post today from my very tasteful sister-in-law and brother-in-law! Thanks S&E!!!
You’ll remember my enthused gushing about Columbus and Jeni’s ice cream – now I can try my hand at recreating the incredible salty caramel ice cream or the goat’s cheese and sour cherry ice cream from Jeni’s. LOL now to get my hands on an ice cream machine….. and once I do – who’s game for coming over to help me eat it up?
One of my new year’s resolutions was to finish up the 12 WIPs I had languishing at the end of 2011. A couple years ago a friend and I set ourselves a challenge to finish a WIP every month – one FO (finished object) A Month – hence FOAM. We decided to resurrect the challenge with a group of friends and so far so good! I’ve got on FO for January under my belt (it’s super secret squirrelly knitting so no photos for a couple weeks) but plan for at least a few more. And since I haven’t posted any knitting pics yet for Jan, here’s a new little project – this time in pink (not for me, but a gift). The yarn is A Verb For Keeping Warm Metamorphosis – a mixture of merino and silk – in the colourway Sugar Jets from Cookie A’s 2011 Sock Club. Not my colour but it will make a lovely gift.
I had my OBY appointment this morning – I’ve discovered a trick to the whole waiting malarkey. Show up at least 30 minutes early. Apparently they have a number of patients that are allocated a certain time slot – if you show up early then you get seen first. Today I was 20 minutes early and was seen only 15 minutes after my allotted time. I think if I’d been there 30 minutes early I would have been seen bang on time. As it was the whole thing only took me 1 hour and 20 minutes instead of the usual 4. So far all is good with Blueberry – estimated weight is 2.5kg (5lbs 8oz). My OBY keeps commenting that her size is average, and tacking on ‘good for natural delivery’. She’s in the right position, head down body to the side. Now just to make sure the little one stays put until after the 30th January – since my doctor will be heading off for Chinese New Year vacation come the 20th of January…. as will almost all the doctors at the hospital. Fingers (and legs!) well and truly crossed.
My other two fur babies are getting more and more comfy and relaxed around each other. This is them the other night on the sofa, just chillaxin’.
And lest you think Deuce doesn’t snuggle with papa – he does too. Since the great belly protrusion means my lap is no longer very comfy for him he’s been cozying up to DH. Off to see the Hollywood version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Can’t wait! Daniel Craig is so much closer to the Mikael Blomkvist in my mind’s eye.