I've no idea what to say today, other than that I feel the need to say something, because it's been 3 days since I last posted and I feel guilty when it's been too long between posts.
The weekend was a blur, as usual. I went to a kickboxing class with my über-fit sister-in-law and brother-in-law on Saturday, and it was a lot of fun, despite my SIL telling me I needed to bulk up my arms a bit and trim my hips and ass, because I'm "triangular as opposed to hourglass-shaped". *Snort* Thanks babe, I really hadn't noticed until you mentioned it.
Saturday evening we went to my in-laws' house for dinner. As an appetizer, they were serving oysters, something I have a hard time stomaching. I had a bad experience the first time I tried them, they weren't well prepared and I just couldn't get the stupid thing to LET GO OF THE SHELL.
Anyhoo, I was in the living room with Maxime when they all started eating, and what should I see when I walk into the kitchen but my 4 year-old daughter Émilie, gulping those slimy-suckers down like a pro, commenting on how delicious they were and how "they taste like the sea".
Now, this is the girl who won't eat melted cheese, for crying out loud!!! I was flabbergasted. Of course, I couldn't let this tiny person upstage me, so I just HAD to eat one, right? Good example and all that New Age Crap...
I wouldn't call them my new favourite food or anything, but it wasn't as ghastly as I remembered oysters to be either. I guess I just got used to the sensation of raw food when I fell passionately in love with sushi.
Sunday morning the kids and I headed over to Kate-the-Enabler's house for a playdate. Phil was out kite-skiing (or rather trying to, there was no wind to speak of), but he joined us a bit later. It's always nice to go over there and have the kids play together. We talked about our plans for the summer and Kate's soon-to-be 4 year-old son Aidan and I plotted joint family vacations that would involve someone buying him a snorkel. The details are still somewhat shaky, but I'm confident we'll work something out.
Sunday afternoon I was able to have a nap with Émilie while Phil made a giant pot of spaghetti sauce, and in the evening I made this week's dinners (meatloaf, lasagna and a chicken casserole). Once the kids were in bed, I was able to get some knitting done, although I'm sad to say I did NOT achieve my goal of knitting 21 rows on the stole last night. I'm now about 2.5 chart repeats into the second half, with less then a month to finish and block it. It'll be fine...
Hey! Have you seen the new Twist Collective? Any favourites? I like the grant park pullover, kerouac, the necco wafer hoodie, the little liza jane onesie, Colette (I even have the yarn for this one in the stash!!!) and all the socks (but then I've got a thing for socks...). Way to go ladies!
Happy Knitting Everyone!