For Sandy's Saturday Sky Watchers, another Bright Blue Sky in my life this morning, and a little jealous thought for those who are flying in that plane up high... Now, can't you tell I need a vacation?
530 miles, that is the distance I drove this weekend to visit family and attend one of our nieces' Baby Shower. My kids were awful during the road trip, fighting and screaming all the way, but it was still nice to jump out of our daily routine for a little while. Only dark spot on the picture, Mr Tricotine had to stay behind and work... Darn Tax Season!
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Now, despite my (weak) efforts, I came back home 1 lbs 5 heavier! Baby Showers are not diet friendly, as you might know... Although I managed to skip the cake, those tiny tuna sandwishes got me... And then the French Toast and Pancake for breakfast at the Motel the next morning... Oh well, I guess a little indulge is good for the soul, right? I only wonder how come it takes so long to lose a single pound when it only takes a little weakness to add 1.5 ?!!
I need to return to soup/salad regimen, and to exercise...
On the Knitting side, I have runned behind my schedule and I was not able to give my knitted presents for the new Baby at the Shower. I didn't show up empty handed of course, but obviously everybody was expecting some Knits - as I have always done for the other babies in the family... It is flattering for my knitting but it made me feel quite embarassed... The due date is in a month so I still have time to catch up and send a package before the birth. On my needles, a Baby Blanket, a Sweater/Hat & Booties Layette set...
This was one of my favorite candy (OK, one of my favs) when I was a child, and these Kinder Surprise Eggs are still very popular in Europe, and all year long.
Made (by Ferrero) of chocolate milk with a thin coat of white chocolate in the inside, they are delicious... really! But the Magic is in the toy hidden inside. Nothing fancy, but these eggs are attractive because of the effect of surprise I guess. My Mom sent some eggs for my kids and they are very excited to get to play with the little toys.
Recycling Idea: Filled with few beads, I use the emptly plastic containers as rattles, to fill stuffed animals I knit or crochet. You will understand that I keep them preciously!
I wonder why these eggs are not available in the US though...
Yesterday, I was told (thank you, Liz) that American cows don’t “MOOH”, they “MOO”! I didn’t know - French Cows go “MEUH”, with an ‘h’ at the end… So, I guess my first Cow was mooing in Frenglish!
To make it right - "when you are in Roma, you do like Romans" - and to make Mr Tricotine stop laughing at my mistake, I have modified the instructions to make that Cow of mine to low the old English way... MOO!
I thought that after posting here about that badly damaged magazine I got in the mail, it would only be fair to also mention now that only 5 days after reporting the incident to Creative Knitting Magazine's Publishers, I received today a replacement issue, and nicely protected in an enveloppe.
It is nice to see that some peoples still know what professionalism means!
I also got the Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2007 issue and those Summer tops to knit are just to die for! There is also a cute little Piggie and a little Lamb to Crochet, page 40 & 42...