This pretty much sums her up
How to make mommy's shoes look large
Really, it boggles the mind. In any event, there really hasn't been much to report lately.
I survived yet another birthday. Ice cream cake really helps. I strongly recommend it.
I somehow ended up hosting Thanksgiving for G's family this year. Having never really thrown a dinner party of any kind, making turkey for 18 was a bit overwhelming. I was responsible for the turkey (thank you, Alton Brown), the stuffing (Ham on the Street - cornbread and Italian stuffing), and the vegetables. And no one got sick. And I had more than a little to drink. It all seemed to turn out ok and I had more than a little stuffing left over. As one friend would say, that's a high quality problem to have.
And now we are in the holidays, which is terrible for my waistline, what with all the snacks that seem to show up at work, a place where I spend far too much time seated and eating. Bad, bad Jen. Last night was the Christmas concert at Doof's school (she goes to parochial school by her mom's choice). They were most emphatic about saying it was a Christmas concert and not a holiday concert. Why people get their panties in a twist over being wished "happy holidays" I'll never know. I was so tempted to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah. In any event, I knit through most of it, so I could tune out the prayer stuff. And we left right after her part of the program (one measly song), which meant we missed the sermon. Woo hoo!
Bug amazes me with what she says these days. She's getting pretty good at telling us what she wants, often loudly if we don't get it the first time or don't jump to respond to her demands. She knows her colors, her letters, and her numbers, adores Curious George, shares my love of bacon, bleu cheese, potatoes, and mint chip ice cream, still refuses vegetables, will watch Blue's Clues all day long, and positively melts my heart every time she comes over and demands "a snuggles".
The most exciting thing going on for me, other than my Bug constantly keeping me on my toes, is that I got my Ravelry invitation and I can spend hours looking at what other people are knitting. I tried my first fingerless glove (Fetching from Knitty) and, while it turned out pretty well, I think the Cascade 220 I used was a bit itchy. So I'll try something else.