Archive for April 2007

Happy Easter, if that’s your thing

April 8th, 2007 — 8:17pm

Christine had to work today, but she left a bag of little chocolate eggs for me to hide for Henry :) We ate little chocolate eggs all day. We didn’t do anything much else — Henry helped me beat my current Zelda dungeon (the one with the spinner, very cool) and then he played WoW on my laptop for the rest of the day. I read and talked to Hugh, and Dan lazed around. Dan and I took a nice walk out in the evening for some dinner groceries and I made spinach fettucine with a rather tasty sauce for dinner.

Yesterday morning we went to the little chocolatier around the corner and then Christine took me to her favorite yarn store, which was tremendously fun! There was so much lovely yarn to choose from. I got some wool/bamboo/polymide Regia sock yarn for Henrysocks, and some wool/cotton/polymide and wool/polymide Regia sock yarn for me, and some Marra merino/alpaca for thicker socks, and three skeins of elegant golden-brown Noro (silk/cashmere/lambswool/nylon) that’ll work up into a lovely scarf. I’ll post a photo later. And I finished Henry’s red mittens. We took a little walk before bed so he could get some fresh air, and he wore his mittens and made up a skee-ball game using snowballs and the playground slide across the street :)

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Canada, eh?

April 6th, 2007 — 8:00pm

It’s Friday night, and we’re in Montreal with our dear friends Hugh and Christine (Hugh is the founder of LibriVox), having arrived here late Wednesday night for a little vacation. It started snowing a bit the night we got here, so yesterday Henry was able to bundle up and play in the snow in the front yard and in the playground across the street. A dog stole his mitten but he got it back. He made a couple of snowmen and knocked them down with karate techniques, and we took a little snowy walk around the neighborhood. I finished knitting Dan’s 2112 hat and started a pair of mittens for Henry with the leftover red yarn.

H & C are in the process of buying a house, so we took a bus over to their new neighborhood and admired their wonderful new house! Friends came over for dinner and we played the Seafarers version of Settlers of Catan.

Henry read his entire vacation book on the airplane, so today Christine and I took Henry on the Metro down to the Indigo bookstore, which was huge and wonderful. They had all four Mary Poppins books in HARDBACK! Drooool. But… I don’t need any books right now (On Tuesday I bought Elizabeth’s London to read on vacation). We found three books for Henry, a Naruto graphic novel, some dragon story, and a Viking-era adventure that looks pretty good. I’ll probably read it also. So now he’s got enough books for the rest of the week, I hope. We also took him to a game store (he asked Christine for a store that sold figurines) and he bought himself a little runic pendant. Sweet boy. It was even colder today than yesterday, but no more significant snow has fallen. On the walk home we stopped into a couple more little shops, including a chocolate shop which smelled heavenly but was too crowded. We’ll go tomorrow morning when they open, perhaps.

This afternoon Christine and I did some knitting, and Henry did a bit too and kept us company. Dan, Henry, Christine, and I played Settlers while Hugh cooked another amazing dinner, and another friend came over to eat with us. Henry’s in bed now and we’re just lazing around. It’s been a wonderful vacation so far. We love the cold! :)

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1st of April

April 1st, 2007 — 2:34pm

I really really hate April Fool’s Day. I don’t like being tricked, I don’t like seeing other people tricked. The entire internet becomes more annoying than usual. Only one in a million April Fool hoaxes is actually amusing/entertaining. Can we please, as a society, grow up already?

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, on to other things. It’s a beautiful day! And our LibriVox March Madness event was successful beyond our wildest dreams — we cataloged seventy new works in March. I did a post about this here. And I just bought some strawberries from the stand on the corner and will now fix them with plain yogurt and granola and it will be delicious.

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