Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Holiday happenings

Hope you all had a happy holiday. I know I did. We finally woke my son up at around 11:00 am to open presents. This is not a teenage thing. We've had to wake this kid up EVERY Christmas morning for the past 16 years! (what can I say, the kid likes to sleep) I got a brand new digital camera! (Sony Cybershot DSC-T20 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot) It's the same one Jen has. Now I have no excuse for not blogging just because I can't add pictures, because NOW I can! My son has a Sony camera too, so I'm sure I'll be needing his expertise in the next few days while figuring out how to use it. I also got an Ott-Lite. I got to try one of these babies out at The Mountain last year, and they really shed a nice bright clear light.

We had a very nice Christmas dinner; rib roast, roasted carrots and parsnips, asparagus, cauliflower gratin, and cranberry upside-down cake. Beth and I made cookies on Christmas eve; snickerdoodles and molasses ginger cookies, with fresh ginger (awesome!) I need to get out of this house while I can still fit through the door! I think we're going to see a movie this afternoon, either I Am Legend, The Golden Compass, or National Treasure. We haven't decided which one yet.

I've done very little knitting these past couple of days. I still need to finish up the long pointy stocking cap that I am knitting for a co-worker of mine. I started a baby blanket for my niece who is expecting her second child in less than a year! (I see lots of baby knitting in my future!) I promise pictures in the next day or two. I know I have a cupboard full of UFOs, which I am choosing to ignore at the moment. All I really want to do is go knit and felt a cozy for my new camera!


Nell said...

Cranberry Upside-Down cake???? :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Nell (Hi, Nell!) ...
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake????

You *must* share the recipe.

Your niece is expecting a baby in less than a YEAR? I sure hope so!


Anonymous said...

Oh wait, I read that wrong. *LOL* I read your comment about your niece as it would take less than a year for the baby to come. Well, duh, I now know that you mean two babies in the span of a year. *Smacking my forehead*

Joanne, again

micah said...

hy man! Which Ott Lite did you get? I'd really like one for tying trout flies more than anything.

as for socks, I tried "sock yarn" on super tiny needles and realixed tat was not for me. I jumped up to some DK and #4's and I'm much happier. Makes cushy socks too!

Calling on Kahlo said...

Happy New Year!