April 2006

Spring has finally hit Michigan and the yard of my new house has tons of plantings. Now, the obvious stuff I can identify.. hastas, tulips, daffodils (yep, that’s about the exent of my gardening expertise)

So what is all this other stuff coming up? What do I do with it?

Here are some pics of my sprouting yard. How many plants can YOU identify?? 🙂

Now, this last plant is particularly important for me to identify. My mother in law thinks it’s lilac. This would be bad. I am very very allergic to lilac and would have to find this a new home (although Ingrid seems interested). Does anyone know for sure what this is?

Here is a close-up of the blossom

Please help a knitter out!!

Speaking of knitting, I went to Jillian’s book signing tonight for Big Girl Knits! Awesome! I will have pics & description tomorrow.



Hi y’all!

Well, I have survived the move… barely. The last 2 weeks have been insanely crazy (redundant much?).

We closed on the house & 15 minutes later I get a call that my paternal grandmother had a heartattack, was in a coma & not expected to survive. We quickly unloaded our first truck load of crap at the house & went up to the hospital. Dad was hanging in there, but not doing good.

That weekend while grandma appeared to be getting better (out of coma, coherent, bitchy self) my dad helped us raise the upper cabinets in the kitchen, Kris took the nasty mirrors off the wall (about 50yrs bad luck!), & we painted.. there was also moveage of cats.

Cats adapted to the move very well. We had them segregated to just 2 rooms for the first day as we were still painting & such. During the night they staged a jail break though. They were so excited to show us everything they found during the night.. cats! Too cute to kill! 😉

Anywho… movers came last monday & brought all our furniture over. Only one casuality: my computer desk. But they gave us $70 to replace it & it only cost $60 1yr ago.. whee.. I think I’m gonna hold out on getting a new one until IKEA opens June 7th!! (mmm, swedish furniturey goodness…)

Tuesday: got a call from my dad that grandma died Monday night (sigh)

Wednesday spent at work & the funeral home. Thursday was the funeral.

Thursday night my geekster Autumn spent the night at our new house! Whee!
She brought her knitting stuff I got her for xmas & knit about 6 inches of garter stitch! So proud! I would have taken a pic, but my camera wasn’t charged (bad, bad Kimmy!).

Friday afternoon my sis came to pick up her daughter. I was giving her a tour of the house when I noticed a lake that was previously my basement. Water heater broke. $950! Nice way to ease us into that home ownership thang.

The weekend was pretty uneventful. We moved most of the rest of our stuff & did some cleaning at the rental property.

Oh, and my mom FINALLY came home from the hospital on Saturday! XD

Things seem to be calming down. Hopefully my house will be vistor ready this weekend & I will be able to get back to my knitting!!

And have computer access at home…

My sister called me today & told me my geekiod niece, Autumn, got her hair cut.
13 inches of it!
The best thing? She’s donating it to Locks of Love!
So proud of her!!



My little Dakota Fanning lookalike

Love you Autumn!!!

BTW- I’m officially a homeowner! SQUEEAGE!! XD

It’s almost here. C-day.

Tomorrow we actually close on the our first house!! It’s still so unreal!!

But we have been busy.
This truck contains all but the barest necessities of life.

my bare necessities – tea & knitting

We have put everything in a box… somethings seemed to have packed themselves. XD

We will unload the truck after we close & our furniture will be moved on Monday. My computer will probably come down Friday or Saturday.

Oh, here is a close up of the toe-up sock seen above. This is Mountain Colors Bare-Foot yarn what I got from the lovely Joanne for my b-day in October.

To keep you amused until I am back up & running, here are a plethora of kitty pics.

Bailey tummy – must touch…

See y’all when I’m a homeowner! XD

My honey showed me this & I had to pass it on!

Will Ferrell – Bush on Global Warming