Monday, January 22, 2007


My favorite muse is my niece Michelle as she is always fun to make things for and since she is small they are not overwhelming time-wise. (Except the elephant that I stayed up all night to finish for her birthday, but that's my fault for not reading the finished size. Who expected him to be a foot long? )

Anyway, I was having a tough time figuring out what to make her this year for Hannukah and then the Winter Knitty came out and my problem was solved. For the girl who live in ponytails, piggle was the perfect thing.
I have to thank my sister for the photo since the only time Michelle wanted to wear the hat all weekend was while I was in the shower. I have been told that since then, she has asked specifically to wear it to school where she has been ooh'd and aah'd over. And she announced proudly that "My Auntie Sarah made this for me". That of course makes me melt.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

They Said What???

"Read? I don't read. My brain works too fast for me to read." - L.

As told to me by a co-worker when asked about book groups. Boy, am I glad to be slow-brained.

Friday, January 12, 2007

There was a little girl with a little curl...

I came in this morning with my haircut, a good haircut, a shorter by like 6 inches haircut. And do I get any acknowlegement at all....uh no. Either they are clueless or they are doing the stare at me for a good half a minute but then they don't say anything at all. I must remember that most of them have very little taste, if any, and that I don't need their approval but it would be nice for someone to even notice it happened even if they don't like it! But apparently in bizarro world that just doesn't happen.

So in conclusion - they suck.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Thrown for a Fruit Loop

So I'm in the kitchen at work rinsing off blueberries for breakfast and I'm chatting with a co-worker and in the course of this conversation she says "Can I try one? I've never had one like this before." Yes, I have to admit I was somewhat horrified that someone had never eaten a fresh blueberry before only in muffin form. This is someone from Boston! It's not like the Maine blueberries have a far way to travel! Then she says she only likes bumpy berries - meaning rasberries or blackberries she's not sure which. This is why rickets is coming back! (I think rickets is the new scurvy).

It's okay, I'm good now....then I started thinking that someone could then think the same about me (horrors!) since there are lots of fruits and veggies I've never had or say I don't like even though I haven't tried them again as an adult. So I decided that I am going to work this year to try every fruit and veggie that I normally don't eat. I figure with Haymarket and the 88 at my disposal I can end up trying some really weird stuff.

Bon Appetit!