Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Once I ran to you

Now I run from you...

Welcome to Wednesday! Another cold day in New York, but at least it's sunny. Friends in Seattle and the PNW, I have no idea how you do it! A week without sunshine leaves me grumpy and annoyed.

I'm doing some knitting for the Thacher auction in May. Hopefully the stuff I send will sell! So far I've made a Binary Cable Hat in orange and I'm working on a scarf in green (school colors, yo!). I suppose they'll need to be in Ojai by April, so I'm actually ahead of the game! But I did buy that big lot of yarn I was swooning and whining about a couple days ago, so I'm feeling the need to use up the yarn I have hanging around. Robert pointed out yesterday that we need to organize our arts and crafts stuff in the play room (aka finished room in the basement)- my sewing stuff (I practically never use it, but I can't bear the thought of giving up the machine or the fabric I have. What if I need them someday?? I know, classic hoarding behavior. But you know, what if I wanted to whip up some crooked curtains? Hmm, typing this has me answering my own hypothetical questions: clearly what I should do is give my machine and fabric away (it's an ancient machine and there isn't much fabric) and hire Becka to do any sewing I may need in the future. Cause she's only on like day 1000 of work without a break, so I'm sure she could find the time to sew me some straight curtains, or whatever. Becka's got sewing skillz, man! /longest digression in ages), his art robot parts, tools, etc.

On to other subjects!

Yesterday Liel was packing a plastic bag full of various toys she'd culled from the toy baskets and shelves. I asked her why she was putting them all in a bag and she said, "So I can take them to Uncle Kenny's!" and carried on finding toys to fit in the bag. A moment later she found a baby washcloth and tucked it in, too. "I taking this cloth in case I need to wipe my face while I am there", she offered. "In case...in case I get cake on it!"

That's my girl, always prepared!

9 comments:

the main stitch upholstery said...

tainted love soft cell

BirdEtt said...

Tainted love...
don't touch me please I can not stand the way you tease...
by Soft Cell.

A one hitter.

And, hey, I've got Becka contracted out first! She's on demand, mama.

Well, Liel has the right idea it seems. You never know when you'll need to wash your face after a good ol' cake fest.

Adding to this, I will have a camera tomorrow to take those alley pictures. I'll try to have them up by Saturday.

Keep yarning.

robert said...

you know what they need in guantanamo? a soft cell to cool their heels. ever since "tainted love" soured u.s.-arab relations, the prisons have been entirely too cold, and too hard. much like a mexican ceramic tile.

NedaAnn said...

Tainted Love by Soft Cell

skyeball said...

"Tainted Love." I don't remember the singer though...unless I cheat and look at the other comments. (I take the high road.)

I love Liel and her washcloth!

Tamara said...

now i run from you. this TAINTED LOVE we're giving. I giv eyou all abo could give you. Take my tears and that's not nearly ooooooh! (I feel old duh nuh...duh duh Soft Cell)

the main stitch upholstery said...

when rachel was very small, it was in bardsdale in dad and pattis house on los angelas avenue, she also packed a bag. to this day noone knows how she managed to pack so many things into such a small bag.

Wendy said...

Tainted love....not sure who sung it.

Liel is such a cute...and always prepared.

Rachel Main said...

Well, it makes perfect sense now that I read everyone else's (correct) guess.
Good kids, Jovi! Liel is already thinking of what it takes to be a caterer: eat cake...napkins! Everyone will need napkins...and tables and chairs and a cleanup crew and valets and taxi service and a dj and oh, f#$% it. Forget the cake, Liel. Too much of a hassle.