In the interest of keeping my blogging mojo moving, I'm posting right along!
Lili lost another tooth Saturday night. She was very matter-of-fact about this one. Big-B pulled that sucker right out, Lili did a happy dance and there was rejoicing all around.
On my toothy front, I have an appointment with the dentist tomorrow. Yes, it took awhile to get an appointment, but that's okay. I'm a big dental baby so I don't mind putting it off. My poor boo-boo tooth doesn't hurt, it's just really annoying. Hopefully the fix won't be to complicated!
Jack has nothing to do with this post other than the fact that looking at a really cute cat is always fun!
I thought I'd follow up Lili's losing a tooth by breaking one of my own! Really! Last night I felt something kinda weird on a back tooth. I poked at it with my tongue and, like horrible magic, a little bit of my tooth fell out. Total ick. I have a call in to the dentist right now so while I wait to hear from him I figure I'll knit and eat soft foods.
I'm not sure which is ickier. The broken tooth or the soft foods.
A wonderful weekend can more than make up for a rough week. That's been my experience anyway.
Yesterday we went to local fair. Sadly, I left my camera at home. That was a real bummer, too cause the people watching was priceless. We had bad fair-food, rode over-priced rides and Lili won really bad stuffed animals by throwing darts and picking up ducks.
But that wasn't the most fun.
The day before we shared popcorn and a movie. Snuggled on the sofa and loved each others company.
Still not the most fun.
Friday we had a great play-date with good friends. The weather was cold but beautiful and the kids were completely energized by it. Me, not so much but it's hard to be too uncomfortable when your child is having such a great time.
The most fun happened yesterday. Where this post all started.
Lili lost her first tooth!!!!
It was dangling by a thread, or a root as the case may be. She cried a little saying she really didn't like the whole thing. But my brave girl sat tight while Daddy pulled that sucker right out! There was a little blood followed by a great deal of excitement! Lili danced around, marvelling at her tooth. She washed the tooth, named it 'Ruthy the Toothy' and then we bagged it so that it could be replaced by cash or a whistle. Whichever the Tooth fairy happened to have on hand.
Lili is a pretty pragmatic kid. She asked me if the Tooth fairy was real. I asked her what she thought about it. She said, "No. I think parents come into your room, take the tooth and leave money. But what do you do with the tooth when you take it?" What am I gonna do in the face of that logic? Bullshit her? I told her she was right, I would come and take her tooth. I asked, "Does it make it any less fun to lose it and get something? She grinned, that new space now clearly showing the big tooth pushing through and said, "Nope. It's still fun."
I made this dress awhile back and finally got around to sewing a little hook and eye on the back. The pattern called for a loop and button but, frankly, it all looked a bit clunky to me. Sure, the hook and eye isn't as cute as a pink button but it's a whole lot more secure than the icky loop thing I'd made. The fabric is a lightweight corduroy and I just love it. It's so whimsical. (That's such a great word. Whimsical. I'm gonna find a reason to use that word in a sentence today.)
I'll have lots of time to think about ways to use the word whimsical as well as other words today as I'll be spending most of it sitting around with my foot propped up. Since my week has been just this side of craptastic I thought I'd end it on a real high note by breaking my toe last night. That's right. I broke my damn toe. It's the same toe I manage to break during a yoga class last summer. I'd like to be able to tell you that, this time, I broke it during yoga or doing something equally interesting but no. I just fell down the stairs. Frankly, after the week I've had I'm freakin' grateful I didn't break my leg.
Y'all have a great a safe weekend! Be careful on stairs, people!
Feeling better today! Yippee! So much so that I dragged out the camera and took a few pics of current and past projects.
Believe it or not, I do still knit. I think the last knitting I posted was a pair of socks I'd finally finished. Well, now I'm working on a sweater. Lili loves that I make things for her. She loves things I sew, the ugly dolls, the Halloween costumes; anything that flies off the machine and heads her way she seems to dig. Lately, she's been asking me about a sweater. So, I dug around in my stash and found a nice cotton yarn then scored a pattern I thought she'd like. The pattern is the "Child's Placket Neck Sweater" from "Last- Minute Knitted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson. I started it on Halloween weekend and my goal is to have it finished by the end of this month.
Next up, a bit of sewing. Lili loves her some pajama pants so I cranked out a couple of pairs for her last week. She loves these things! They have a really wide leg and land at her ankle. My crazy girl throws them on and lounges around like a rock star. They look so comfy I may have to make some for myself!
Here I am, completely excited to revive my blog and I'm struck down my the same stomach bug that messed with Lil over the weekend. No pics today and also no graphic descriptions of my experience. (You can thank me later for the lack of graphic descriptions. Consider it a gift.)
Instead I'm gonna spend the day wrapped in a quilt, drinking some tea and hoping this goes away fast. Ick.
I've been doing a lot of thinking and realized that I really miss blogging. I miss it a lot, actually. I've been cruising around the web looking at other crafty blogs. So many talented folks out there with so much to share! It's been incredibly inspiriational.
Being so inspired, I'm jumping back on the blog bandwagon. Time to start posting regularly and sharing pics. It'll be great. Trust me.