Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yay! Siobhan!


Hope you all get out to see the movie New In Town. Our friend Siobhan plays a supporting role in the movie. You've seen her as the bus driver in Forest Gump, the farmer's wife in Men In Black and the mom in Holes, just to name a few. Tonight, family and friends get to see a private screening. Hopefully the snow will stop soon so I don't have to drive through a blizzard to help Siobhan celebrate her latest accomplishment.

She stopped at our local TV station to do a promo. She is hysterically funny in person! She comes home every summer so her kids can get out of the city. We never talk about her acting, giving her the privacy that she needs, yet we all are dying to ask about certain people.
What I like best about Siobhan is that she's a great mom first before anything else. She picks her roles, so her kids can be proud of her and has turned many down because of the sleaziness of it all. She admits that she probably could have made a lot more money had she compromised her morals and values. Well done Siobhan! I'm looking forward to this evening!
Added later: Okay..I know the reviews are really bad, but please support my friend. Tough break for her...but she really is a good actress.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Round-up



I'm here! Just busy hibernating! Attacking things around the house that have needed attacking for a very long time.

The sun finally came out this week, forcing me to dust.

Not sure when everyone thought that I was their maid, but things always need to be placed back in their spot.

With the sun, came extremely cold temperatures. That meant no walks outside, so now I have one bored and angry dog.

During hibernation I decided to make bread. It's time consuming, but so worth the wait. I can honestly say that I am amazed that I made this creation. Even my boys were flabbergasted!
I am knitting, but on small things: a pair of socks and a set of toasts which will be sent to my little sister in chilly NYC.
Speaking of NYC, I would like "Sully" as my personal pilot from now on. What a hero! I said to my husband that all the men standing on the wing looked like him. They were all dressed in my husband's standard work attire of grey pants and either a white or blue shirt. Today we found out that they were indeed from the same company that my husband works for. After years of spending time with them, I can even spot an auditor standing on an airplane wing in the middle of the Hudson River. Joking aside, I'm so glad everyone is safe.
Have a good weekend to all of you and stay warm!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Seaman's Cap

Ryan's modeling pose

Ryan's my hat kid. Ever since he was little he has worn interesting hats. Up until last year he would wear a raccoon hat to school in the winter. He always asks me to knit him up hats. So here's the latest. When he saw the picture he wasn't too thrilled with it, but my mother's intuition kicked in and I made it anyway thinking he would like it. He's happy with the results and put it right on!

We are home today in the midst of an ice/sleet/rain weather pattern. Happy Wednesday!

Specs:

Seaman's Cap

size 6 and 7 needles

Paton's Classic Wool

3/4 of a skein

Monday, January 5, 2009

We Got Mail


Actually, the boys did...from their friend in Texas, Miss Audrey. Audrey is the daughter of Joslyn over on Simple Lovely. And little Miss Audrey is in L.O.V.E with my oldest Matthew. She tells anyone who will listen that she is going to marry him. So cute...


Back to the daily routine today. As I was on my daily walk with our dog, I was catching up on my podcasts. Today's catch-up was This American Life -Music Lessons. Go download it, if you haven't heard it yet. It's for anyone that has ever: taken music lessons, been involved with music, wished they could play music or just simply enjoyed listening to music. The piece at the end by Anne Lamott is especially moving. So there, I just added something else to your to-do list. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 1, 2009