Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! St. Patrick's day has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Lucky for me it comes around every year :) While many people are claiming to be Irish today, I actually do have a bit of it in me courtesy of my Father's side of the family. And since my grandfather passed away on St. Patrick's Day, every year my family goes and gives him and his parents a shot of whiskey and then do one ourselves as a sort of salute. I'll leave the bar crawling to the other folks and sip a beverage of choice this evening at home :)
So far it's been a great day though! I started off my morning with an acupuncture treatment for various issues and I can't even begin to describe how much better I feel! It's wonderful, if you've never been I highly recommend it.
Odd weather though. Last week we experienced a bit of a warm up, noticed some buds and other signs that Spring was coming and this morning there was snow on the ground again. What are you going to do?
In knitting related news, I was cruising along getting close to completion on a couple of my projects and then I went and got sick. Knocked me on my rump for a good week. Although I didn't knit in that amount of time (probably because the minions were sick right along with me) I did receive this in the mail.
So lovely. I made a vow to complete my WIP's before I begin any new project though, so I better get twirling! The best part is that I got Knitting Marvellous Mittens for retail! Hee hee. And, I have two of them now! Back in November I found the original (for retail) and then it didn't show up and didn't show up and I would receive "two more weeks before delivery"messages... so I sort of wrote that one off and went in search of another copy. Evidently I shouldn't have written the first off. SO... if anyone happens across this post and is interested in a trade, say for a copy of Eeva Haavisto's book Sata kansanomaista kuviokudinmallia or something else that is fun, let me know :)
I did manage to crank out another sock creature though. Meet Sig aka the original (on the left) and Hans (on the right). Little man seems to dig them. I would also like to take the time to point out that I am currently ahead in the 2007 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship pool that I have going between the hubby and little man. I usually end up losing so I thought it was rather funny that I was ahead by a point this afternoon. It really doesn't make much sense for me to even fill out a bracket though. While sports of some sort can usually be found on our television, Basketball is just one of those few that we don't really get that into. This then causes a problem when I go to fill out my picks because I generally know absolutely nothing about any of the teams. Every once in a while I get lucky and pull out a victory though. In those rare instances I typically force the hubby to watch a movie of my choice -- some chick-flick that even I can only handle once every two years just to really let it sink in that I was the victor. Ha ha. Poor little man though, I went through the games and let him pick his winner and he was going for Gonzaga -- to win the whole thing. The other night I was rocking him before bed and he kept going "Go Yags Mommy, Go Yags!". The hubby and I let him modify his bracket in the morning though when he found out that his "Yags" lost to Indiana.
Little miss is all over the place now and loving the freedom. She tends to follow little man wherever he goes and he is really good with her which is nice. Little man is becoming more adept at using the potty. Both minions are feeling better which I am very happy about -- it's one thing when I am sick, but when I am sick with two sick children... it was a rather looong week. Well, there goes my victory this year. I was just informed that Maryland lost which puts a dent in my bracket. I knew I would jinx myself. Oh well. I picked them for their mascot, what can I say?