Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh to be a fly on the wall

Niall had his first confession today. His says his penance was one Hail Mary. He won't say what he told Father, though. It's much too embarrassing.
Proud boy

Thursday, January 24, 2013


It's always an adventure when school calls you and tells you that your child has a head injury and you need to come right over.
Rowan was playing capture the flag in PE, and he and Peter went after the same flag at the same time. Rowan's eye met Peter's forehead in a big way.
I went on over there, not expecting anything too terrible, but it was a little unnerving to find my child with a few paramedics standing around him, suggesting we take him in to be seen.
I opted for our pediatrician instead of the ER docs and ambulance ride. Rowan was a little disappointed but then agreed with me when I told him how my way meant that he'd get to eat lunch at lunchtime.

Dr. Artman checked him over and he's fine. There's no weirdness going on with his eye, but the swelling and bruising promises to be SPECTACULAR. I believe it. His eye is already bigger than it was when I took these pictures.
We're to keep using ice for 20 mins at a time, give him ibuprofen, and call back if he starts hurling or showing other signs of bad things. I told Rowan that the next time he wants an afternoon off school, he should just SAY so.

If you'd like to watch Rowan's eye as it blooms, we now have a set on flickr just for the shiner.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Rowan got his Webelos badge last night - the highest badge you can get as a cub scout. He has also earned his Arrow of Light, which is the ultimate goal, but he won't get that until the blue and gold banquet where he'll officially graduate and be a Boy Scout.
He's quite proud of himself.
Part of the ceremony involves face painting

officially Webelos

Friday, January 18, 2013

For Mamaw

Does she wear her dancing outfits? Yes. Yes she does. She also loves her "come cuter."
Endocrine visit was today. They measure height in centimeters there. :)
They took lots of blood and X-rayed her hand. Results will come in about two weeks. 

Monday, January 07, 2013


Ruben got me a new flash for Christmas, and I have no idea what I'm doing yet. But last night, I stuck it on my camera and snapped a few anyway. All of these were taken at night, and within a couple of minutes of each other. It's wild the lighting that little flash can do!

This one is with the flash pointed at the ceiling.

This one had the flash pointed at the windows.

 And this one had the flash pointed out into the open kitchen.

I can't tell you how excited I am that I am finally starting to get the pictures that I've been trying to get for YEARS.  Yes, the brunt of photography is knowing how to use your camera, but having good equipment makes such a difference! I need to learn how to use this flash for real, and then watch out!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Christmas pictures are up

Christmas pictures set on Flickr

Christmas is officially over, now. So I made it a point to process and upload the rest of them. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

knitting plans 2013

To make this year, for me:

Celtic Icon - in purple from knitpicks yarn (already in stash)

TARDIS shawl - in blue from knitpicks yarn (already in stash)

Wrap Sweater - in "Niall" from TIG (just ordered)

Avalon hat - from my one ball of Spiffy Knits

and I'm sure I'll think of more...