Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Ides of March

Well, today is the Ides of March, and it just so happens that today is the official start of Secret Pal 10! Yay! I heard from my spoiler and she is so nice. I am in Shelby's group, who is also super nice. I contacted my spoilee yesterday, too and that went really well. I am so looking forward to the SP10 exchange. I love buying cool stuff for people (and receiving some 'aint so bad either)!

Today is also my Sophie's birthday. She's 11 years old. Here's my big girl:

Tomorrow we go to settlement for our house in Philly that we're selling. Then it's all over. Mostly. I think. I just want to NOT have to initial 47862 documents in a row ever again. Really, that's all I care about.

We are coming along with settling into our new house. The kitchen is mostly done; I'd say about 85%. Marsha helped me arrange the yarn stash that we could find! It looks really cool! She arranged it by color and did a really super job. Here's a picture that she took of my new knitting/sewing room (which is one of the upstairs bedrooms). Pardon all the crap around:

I later found a few boxes with more yarn, so I added all of that in there. And I found the boxes that contained my knitting books. I arranged all the books alphabetically by title across the bottom 3 cubes. So I need to take an updated photo. (If I can ever find my digital camera, that is.)

I must confess: I haven't done much knitting lately. My sister learned yesterday the she is having a girl. So that will make the knitting plans a lot easier! I find that it is much easier to knit things for baby girls as opposed to baby boys. Anyway, I hope to get back into the knitting soon. This weekend might be a good time because I think we're supposed to have crappy weather. So maybe I can squeeze in a couple of hours of knitting in between emptying boxes!

Anyhow here are a few more pictures of the house, courtesy of Marsha.

Here's another bedroom that we are using for something else: Todd's office.

And this the guest bedroom.

This is the master bedroom and the bathroom attached to the master bedroom.

This is the entryway/foyer.

I'd like to pause here to say how much I freakin' HATE Blogger. I mean can it be any MORE inconvenient and time-consuming to have to continually drag pictures down through the composing window (which is only like 2-inches wide to begin with --- RAGE) to the place where you want them? JEEZ. Hey, um, excuse me, Blogger? Yeah, can someone work on making the "insert photo" button actually work? That'd be nice. K? Thx. Buh bye!

Ok, whew. This is the dining room.

This is me being all fat in the kitchen. Seriously, people, I gotta lose some
weight, STAT.

Here is the living room.

And a close up of Todd dealing with a cat. Looks like Luna, probably.


the nicole kline experience said...

hey look, it's my bedroom and bathroom! WOO!! hahaha!

good luck today!! i'll miss you! NO ONE is in. eileen has the day off and mb got food poisoning!!

ps, tell sophie i said happy belated birthday!! <3

sognatrice said...

Ciao from southern Italy :) I found your blog through your malocchio post a while back, then I saw you live in Philly. I'm from about 2 hours away from there, but I did live in Philly for 5 years (Art Museum area with frequent visits to the Italian Market). THEN I saw that you have a cat named Luna--I have a dog that is blessed with the same moniker. Anyway, that's a long way of saying "ciao," but you know how Italian women can talk ;) Best of luck with your move; I'll be checking back in!

Gina said...

Wow! An international post! I'm so flattered!

The move, or rather, the unpacking is coming along, very slowly. All I ask right now is that I can find my comb! I seriously haven't been able to comb my hair properly in 10 days.

Love your blog, by the way! The "me-not-me" photo meme is super. I might have to steal that idea too!


Melanie said...

you know what gina, you look great. Can your wear any of the stuff from big girl knits? some of those sweaters make me want to be a big girl! not there yet though.

p.s still enjoying all your lovely gifts!olivebird

Gina said...

Well, I'm not exactly a "big girl," either. Just bigger than I'm used to and am comfortable with.

Glad you are enjoying the goodies!