Happy New Year!
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my marriage to Llamaface. We agreed yesterday that 2008 was a pretty good year, all things considered. We took the boys to dinner at a neighborhood Italian restaurant (Nonna Emilia on SW 170th & Shaw, for the Portlanders in the audience), the portions at which were large enough to feed all four of us for at least three meals each, then played some Wii (crazy husband of mine bought me a Wii for Chrismukkah), I fell asleep nursing Mr. Gurglebutt at 10:30 & totally missed midnight, but oh well. This morning brought breakfast at a neighborhood diner (Tom’s Pancake House on TV Highway), where all the overt Christian symbolism (a book stand full of Christian books, an Ichthys fish on the menu) took me off guard a bit, but the French toast (made from cinnamon rolls, mmmm) and friendly service was good enough to make up for that.
Gurglebutt there has the beginnings of two teeth, can walk all over the house, and eats massive amounts of food – we’re talkin’ an entire avocado, a dozen bites of calzone, and half a banana in one sitting, interspersed with water from his sippy, followed by 20 minutes of nursing. No wonder that sweater he’s wearing is 12-18 mos & fits him just fine! My little piggy, lawl.
I spent about 30 minutes with a champagne cork & some of my first handspun yarn this evening and made a little doll. Pattern (free) coming soon. Gurglebutt keeps trying to use it like a pacifier, and Boogermonkey gets upset when Gurglebutt plays with “his” doll, so I think I’m going to have to make a few more. Anyone got some champagne corks they wanna toss my way?
Here’s to a new year full of life, love, happiness, handknits, play dates, home runs, learning, and of course the usual profanity.