Sunday, March 30, 2008


Yesterday was one of those almost perfect Saturdays. We slept in, but not too late, Scarlett and an early morning phone call saw to that. In the morning I did the grocery shopping and Matt cleaned up around the house. After lunch we decided to take a walk and enjoy the spring sunshine. We took Scarlett down to the plaza, got some coffee and found a sunny bench from which to watch the many people enjoying the beautiful weather. We headed back home and went out to get the ingredients for margaritas. We spent the evening drinking those margaritas and playing board games. Before calling it a day Matt decided to get out his old Nintendo and teach me to play Mario Cart. After a rather slow and painful start, I have to say I did quite well - even winning my last race. It was one of those days that you have to be thankful for. I wish you all almost perfect Saturdays.

Above: Scarlett after her big day in town. Below: Margarita

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

bibliophile phun

I am in love with a new-to-me website. is a site where you can trade books. The way it works is that you post books you don't want anymore and look for ones that you would like to have. If someone else wants your book they request it, you send it at your own expense (usually less than $2) and then you get a credit for sending the book. You can then exchange the credit for a book you want and the person who has posted it sends it to you at no charge! I signed in for the first time yesterday and posted 8 books (mostly books that we had double or quadruple of either from seminars we both attended or desk copies from classes taught multiple times). By this morning 5 of my books had been requested and by this afternoon they were all in the mail. What's super crazy is that the person who told me about the site ended up requesting two of my books! Hilarious. Also, you get credits in the beginning just for posting books and I have already used one to get my own copy of Atonement. I had borrowed it when I read it the first time and now that I am using it in the dissertation I need my own copy. I have added a few other books to my "wish list" and hope that someone will post them soon!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Equinox Bunny!

My friend Erin is having the Equinox Bunny visit her daughter this year and I think that idea totally rocks! I miss my little family, but will be home tomorrow to snuggle them bunches, until then I am snuggling my little Fernando.
I totally miss them when I am away, aren't they too cute?

Monday, March 17, 2008

in-laws and big metal statues

Matthew's parents, Steve and Melissa, came to visit us. On Saturday, Matt suggested that we all head over to the Santa Fe Brewing Company to take a tour, which was at 12pm. That pretty much explains the rest of Saturday. Luckily we took pictures so we can remember some of what we did. Sunday was a bit painful, but we headed out to the Shadoni art foundry to check out a bunch of big metal art (Steve runs a foundry back in Tulsa). We had tons of fun and it was really sad to see them leave today.

On the tour:Steve and Melissa in Burro Alley:
The red coat ladies and a very luck metal native american:
Matthew fighting a big metal Eagle at Shadoni:
More Shadoni shenanigans:

Monday, March 10, 2008

knit pics

Progress on the frock camisole:The Kaibashira socks for knitting on the go:
The forgotten Twinkle shell, which only needs its 9million ends woven in to be complete:

Sunday, March 9, 2008

must blog....something

I was so sick I couldn't eat, knit, or sleep. I am semi-recovered with only a drippy nose and irritating cough, but my better half is still deep in the throws of monster illness. I have cast on and am knitting the frock camisole from the last issue of interweave. So far, so good. The man sweater has had all of its ends woven in and is just awaiting a zipper and a bit of blocking. The dog is cute, the house is both too cold and too hot, and it snowed last week. Oh, and apparently the powers that be thought it a good idea to steal a whole hour of my life today. Thanks powers that be, thanks alot.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

shut up

I just cannot believe it. The end of an era.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

i'm back

So I have returned to Santa Fe from my travels in California. I attended a conference, met with my fabulous advisers, hung out with many friends, watched an awards show with my parents and grandma, bought yarn at Nancy's to make the frock camisole from this spring's Interweave, spent some money at the H&M, hung out with more friends, drank beer, and attended little Emmet Malisch's first birthday party where I drank even more beer in the middle of the day! The photo above shows the little guy with his ceremonial "first cake" (I am the headless green sweater and khaki pants in the background). I had a great time and it was so good to see everyone, but it was exhausting and I am so happy to be home with my husband and puppy.