Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Catching up

I've been a little neglectful. I've had posts written in my head, but never managed to get them into the computer. So - what's been up. The zucchini plant is producing like mad. My first pepper seems to have progressed only so far, then died. I do have another pepper growing and a deal with a co-worker to trade zucchini for peppers. By the way, I have become that person who pawns zucchinis off on everyone. I don't think I'll have to resort to sneaking them onto the neighbor's porch as I seem to have a good outlet for them at work. Had the R1 picnic last week. Lots of people, great to see friends. I really like the other wives. Only bad part was when some of the women got nostalgic for the days when their kids were infants. That was hard for me because I'll never "remember when" like that. Side note - very impressed that two of the firemen brought their infants all by themselves! Anyway - cried on the way home, got a hot fudge sundae to indulge myself. Doesn't heal the pain, but it is something that feels good. The porch will be poured this Friday. Halle-freakin-lujah. I've started knitting the Lace Capelet from Vogue Knitting that I saw and had to have. I should definitely have it done for the R1 dinner dance the end of September. If I work diligently, I may have it done for my boss's wedding on the 13th. We leave in just over a week for the UCONN v. Michigan game. My knitting project for that will be the boneyard shawl. I saw it on someone else's blog and said "I want that. In that color." It's mostly straight stockinette, just with some increases and the occasional garter row, so it should be a good thing to knit in the truck. And - realized this week - it's the BONEYARD shawl. Could it be more fitting? After all - UCONN's team is the HUSKIES! Get it - dog bone, boneyard....
So I will be back to parish hunting soon. Taking a breather after my painful experience with the watermelon story. Mass is not supposed to make you cry, so I'll be moving on, keep trying until I find the good fit.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Where are my watermelons

I went to Mass this morning. Usually it's a very even keel experience. Not so today. As part of his sermon, the priest talked about how in 1st grade, his teacher (a nun) had them all plant in a garden. He was given watermelon seeds to plant. They weren't doing anything. He cried, the nun asked why - and so on. She tells him to pray for the watermelons to go. Next day there are watermelons on his section of the garden. Moral of the story - pray and you shall receive. Well, where the fuck are my watermelons? I prayed plenty over our inability to have children. I'm sick and tired of the whole "have faith and it will work out for you" concept. It doesn't always work out. Some of us never get our watermelons. It was hard to stay for the rest of the Mass. So far, I've dealt with it by eating cake, bawling on the living room floor and now this. Going to be a really sucky day. And while dealing with all this, I read an e-mail from our flip flop wearing jerk of a health director. He's such a freakin' weirdo loser. I am impressed with myself that I sent him a professional, non-pissy e-mail back. But he needs to stay away from me for a while. I'm thinking the sun's not going to be shining in my world real soon.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New Finished Object

This is a log cabin blanket I just finished knitting for friends who are expecting a baby shortly. This version is a Joseph's blankie - as in Joseph and his coat of many colors. The warm colors are on one side and the cool colors on the other. I like it.

Happiness is...

...a yellow crookedneck squash growing! Yay! I've had zucchini up the wazzoo, but no production from my crookedneck squash plant - until this week. Finally, this little baby squash is slowly but surely growing. Now if only the tomato plant would get the message.