Archive for February, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day!

After being summoned to the dining room to the wonderous tunes of Hall and Oates and seeing before me a smorgasbord of breakfast foods and tulips my faith in the adorableness of Valentine’s day has been restored.  I hope you all know how loved you are. ❤

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February 15, 2010 at 12:34 am 4 comments

Knit – purl – knit – purl

Today…Today has been surprisingly wonderful.  First of all, how cool is it that we had an earthquake here in Chicago? Well, I suppose it wouldn’t be cool if anything bad actually came of it but it’s still exciting to me.

We’re not exactly “snowed in” like the east coast of the US but we got a bit of snow last night.  Our cars are both supremely stuck in their parking spaces for the time being and we’re lacking the motivation to take the L downtown.

So we’ve been settling into our new digs.  Snuggling on the sofa watching whatever our antennae will let us on the TV.  Which usually results in movie night.  Movies are great for knitting scarves.  In case you were curious about the best time to knit – it’s during a movie you’ve already seen.

I figure this scarf should be done by the time I start work next week.  And it’s quite soft and cozy so the sooner the better.  So, today was going well.  I was knitting up a storm and the cable/internet guy was scheduled to come out later to set everything up.  But then, while I was taking a photo of my progress, the guy called and said he could come sooner! YES! Internet! Score!

And then…John checked the mail.  I was already in my happy mode what with the cable/internet being bumped up. But then my lover bursts through the door (well, that’s not excactly accurate) and announces that our Amazon orders are here – a full day early! Wow.


So, that picture is the amazingness of my day in a nutshell. Plus the internet, which I’m using to write this post.  Oh boy.

February 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm 4 comments

Scruff McGruff is in Hiding

We’re all settled into life here in Chicago.  Well,  as settled as we can be for being here for a week.  Which, if you know me at all, means we’re unpacked and have all the decor set just right.

I’m ready for visitors.  I wish I could have a housewarming party.  I’ve always kind of had an urge to have one but never really ended up putting plans into motion.  Now that we’re so doggone far away from everyone it’s even more difficult.  For now you’ll just have to stare at this photo of our dining room and pretend that you’re here sipping on a drink that’s way too strong and having a grand old time.

By the way, I haven’t had a strong drink since we’ve been here.  Just drinking beers if you believe that or not.  Drinking beers and hanging out.  That’s what I’m doing until I start my glamorous new Chicago job next week.  That and eating a ton.

Speaking of which, when in a new city Yelp can be your best friend.  I’ve yet to find a Ritz Koney alternative but we’re doing okay on the exploring front.  I’m loving this cheap hot dog joint down the street from us.

We’re just looking forward to spring time when life gets a lot more happening around these parts.  And visitors begin to ooze in the front door.  I’m not sure why you’re oozing in, but you are.  And now I have a terrible mental image. Ew.

On that note….I’m going to go live my glamorous new life wherein I help John play video games.

February 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm 2 comments


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