Monday, February 22, 2010

Mr. Ezra Has a New Coat

Here is the lovely Mr. Ezra sporting his new baby surprise jacket. I clearly finished it just in time. I think he looks quite dapper.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is my Life on Moving

Most folks will tell you I hate chaos- and so why is it that my living room looks like this?
Well 4 wisdom teeth, one fixer upper apartment and February being a darn short month later and this is what my life has come to.
The new place is taking shape. Yesterday we had some great help from the lovely Michelle (AKA the tooth fairy). She was a master painter and cheerleader.
Thankfully today more of the cavalry is coming in the form of my good friend Mary, who short of you all seeing this photo is one of the few people I would let see my life like this. She helped us to move in so it seems right that she help us move out. I am at that packing point where I don't know which way is up anymore and I can't figure out what to do next so I find myself going from room to room. I think a pair of fresh eyes and hands is just what we need.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still Standing

Four teeth gone and I am still standing, I may be leaning a bit more but still upright. My lovely friend Michelle played tooth fairy to me and came over and took care of me post surgery while my guy worked on the apartment. It is all a bit hazy but I am confident saying Michelle rocks.
Somehow I managed to go to the new place yesterday and help tape the drywall that was put up. Taping while on pain killers is a very interesting experience. Not my best work but hey it is the closet- right? Please agree here because I need the affirmation of non perfection. We are in the home stretch at that place where we can't actually imagine being out of our old place and into the new in two weeks. We are dividing and conquering the work. My guy is making the new place livable while i am in charge of making the old place loose all charm and unlivable by packing everything.
I know somehow in two weeks we will move but it is really hard to imagine.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


When this here girl is moving and getting all four of her wisdom teeth out tomorrow she needs to worry knit.
Now said girl was smart enough not to pack her project or extra yarn but greatly underestimated the amount of worry knitting that was going to happen. Hence said girl needs to wined more yarn and the ball winder if packed away and the skeins are big, real big. That is a lot of hand winding.

Packing Sucks

Sorry for no pictures today, I forgot the camera at home so you will all have to love me for my words alone.
We are now two weeks to moving which means our current apartment is pure chaos. In fact if I am honest it is amazing that my guy and I can find our way out of the apartment without those little stripes of light on the floor they have in case of emergency on airplanes. The other day I spent 10 minutes looking for my shoes with one of those horrifying moments where I was convinced I had packed them.
Yesterday i took a snow day and packed my little heart out. My guy came home early due to the ever increasing mass of snow and helped. We managed to put down a layer of primer to our lovely red kitchen cabinets in hopes that we will get our security deposit back.
Because nothing can be simple there is an extra kink in the plans: tomorrow I am getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth out. That's right, in the middle of a move I am getting major dental work done. This may explain the insanity I feel to have the bulk of the packing done before tomorrow. My lovely friend Michelle is coming over this weekend to babysit me, feed me pain killers and smoothies and watch Veronica Mars so that my guy and his friend can keep working on our new place. They are going to try to bang out the closet work so we actually have some place to put our clothing once we move.

Monday, February 8, 2010


So I am a yarn-o-holic. I am not sure when it happened and I know it has gotten better since I decided that I wasn't allowed to buy random yarn that didn't have a project picked out for it, but still I have quite the stash.
My guy and I spent the weekend working on the new place and moving stuff that could easily be moved or that I had already packed up. That is when he discovered my 8 bins of yarn hidden in the closet- all labeled quite nicely mind you. All told we moved about 15 boxes of craft stuff- and there is more:fabric, glue, zippers, scissors and thread and really god knows what else.
The good news is it has a nice home to go to with it's own room.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baby Surprise Jacket II

So the surprise here might be that I finish before the kid was in college. This jacket is for Ezra who is about 2 1/2 months old. Of course I finished the knitting in a flash, I even bought the buttons right away but then there was the finishing, goodness I really do hate sewing in ends! But I figured that I had better finish this up and get it in the mail before we moved or I would never find all the pieces again. I am super happy with how it came out, with a little luck we will get a picture of Ezra modeling for us!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mahka's Got a Brand New Pad

We did it! We signed a lease this weekend for the second floor of an old Victorian with not one but two porches! We struck a deal with the owners to do some work in exchange for reduced rent.
So this weekend we began, this weekend which will her one out be known as the scrub fest. My guy tackled the kitchen and I threw myself into the bathroom. 6 hours later and I think we won't get hoof and mouth disease. The previous tenant of 20 years apparently never clean his bathroom- I am pretty sure this is not an exaggeration. I had to clean the tiles 4 times and really I don't want to discuss the toilet. But please note the very lovely stained glass window in the bathroom and there is a giant linen closet too, which needs to be sheet rocked but hey it there right?
And for anyone that wonders what you look like after 6 hours of bathroom cleaning the top picture says it all. Muscles I didn't know I had hurt today.