Wednesday, 2 February 2011

So how's your resolutions coming along?

I think my list is going along alright so far. I have been given a chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I've yet to have a moment to try it. So I really need to get busy on that one. Otherwise :

- I'm currently working on my 3rd hat for the year. Oscar's rainbow hat proved very popular so I've been knitting some up for other beautiful babies in the universe. After the hats are done...I think I might work on a scarf for me? Or try my hand at making my own pattern for a sleeveless jumper. I really want this beautiful rainbow yarn by Kauni, but it's so very expensive. So I'm going to make the jumper in black first with cheap, acrylic yarn and see how that goes. But then I also need to get crackin' on Oz's halloween costume. That's right, he's going to wear a knitted costume.

-I've definitely baked a good bit. I've made a cheesecake, blueberry muffins and some oatmeal raisin cookies. I was supposed to make Griff an Oreo cake for his birthday, BUT sickness has struck La Casa de Griff.

-the plan to learn to sew is temporarily on hold. but for good reason.

- The internet is an evil temptress that is hard to quit! :( I'm trying to cut down tho, really I am....

-I feel like I've really gone of Sherlock Holmes. The plan was to read a story or 2 between finishing books. I've finished 4 books the month of January and I have only read 1 story. NOT GOOD. I need to find a better motivation.

And now the good deed option. Do I post? Sure. Why not. I did make a small contribution to a friend participating in the Penguin Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The good deed I'm really happy about tho, I don't really feel like I did more than be the go between.

My husband has an addiction to Free Cycle. I've tried to have little interventions here and there but he just can't quit it. He has become more selective about the free things he collects, but a few weeks ago a woman was giving away a collection of cloth diapers and he went for them.

When he got home with the box of diapers, they were all pre-folds. I just do not have the patience for prefolds to make them fit properly on Oscar. But what were we going to do? We didn't want to turn around and put them back on Free Cycle, and I knew if we took them to a charity shop they would be thrown out. So I told Griff to take them to the local baby clinic to see if they could put them into the Real Nappies scheme.

The next week I received a phone call from the woman who runs the clinic saying "thank you" for the diapers. She knew a family who wanted to use cloth diapers, but the start up cost was proving to be a problem for them and she would make sure they got them.

AWESOME. Obviously, the woman who originally posted them on free cycle should be the one with the warm fuzzies, because she paid for them...but I'm really happy they're going to a home where they'll be used. So for this month, I'm happy I was able to be a go-between.

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