Saturday, 8 August 2009

Who needs a title?

Good God! I'm sorry! It's just there's nothing interesting to blog, and no real time to do it. Lately it's been get up, play with Sweet Pea, go to work, come home, put her to bed, veg out for a few hours, sleep.

Today started like a typical Saturday except for 2 things. 1) we have a guest for the weekend and 2) it was town sidewalk sale day!!
So Sweet Pea and I played for a bit, she tried her hand at knitting

It didn't end well . . . she'll need some work.

When she got rowdy and rambunctious I packed her into the stroller and we went out into the world. Every 2 weeks, I go to our charming little town market. For $3.50 I get a beautiful bouquet of local, fresh cut flowers of the season. Bonus: too many flowers for the vase means momma can share!

Because they've been cut so recently, haven't spent time in a warehouse being sorted, or on a truck, they last and last and last. Typically, I get 10 days out of my $3.50. It's a lovely pick me up that I can look at and smile for a long while. On our walk, we checked out the sidewalk sales. Only one sale was really noteworthy in my opinion, and they didn't have my size. Meh. I did, however, pick up a backpack/tether system for my inquisitive, independent little girl.

She's at a point where she believes herself to be rather grown up, wants to do it all herself, and certainly does NOT want to hold hands of all things! For the last few weeks, she's been giving me palpitations in stores, malls, etc when she takes off running and disappears around a corner. I'm all for encouraging her to be self-assured . . but the child is 13 months. She doesn't even understand the concept of 'dangerous'. By setting her up with her backpack/tether, I have the reassurance I need as her mother that we are still connected, and she gets the independent feeling she desires. Win-win.
Poor kid has a monkey on her back already ;)

We did some running around with Mr. Wonderful and our weekend guest - including getting some hair elastics for this momentous occasion:

First Pigtails! Goddamn, toddler hair elastics need to be tiny! I tried to do this weeks ago with my old teeny elastics, and they were too big. I had to buy the smallest ones on the shelf. They're difficult to work with, but so worth it! CUTE!

And then dinner - where we enjoyed another market purchase.

I am a firm believer that there is no produce as good as Ontario's produce. I'm sure it has a lot to do with what I've grown up with - can an Ontario peach really outstrip a Georgia peach? I may never know. But I choose to believe it can, and does.

Then we bathed the girl, and got her to bed.
After that (not very) eventful day I was feeling 2 things:
1) beat
and 2) like I'm losing my edge. That kid tires me right out!

And then I saw that LUCY FREAKIN NEATBY is using her Carried Away bag . . still . . . at Sock Summit!!
Back mid-July Lucy Neatby happened by my LYS, where my bags are sold. She left that day with a knitting chicken sock project bag. I was notified, and over-joyed . . and overwhelmed. But I thought she likely got the bag to be polite, and wouldn't use it.
The lovely LYS owner is currently at Sock Summit, updating her blog as she goes. She ran into Ms. Neatby and got her photo taken. Lucy is wearing/using the bag in that photo. Swoon!
I was instantly alerted. I am, in a word, stoked! The tags on the bags have my contact info. I bet the tag is long gone, but in case it isn't, this could be a pretty big deal for the future of my little project bags. I am no longer feeling beat. I am now elated.


etcgirl said...

A most ehhhxxxsellent blog post, madam. And Cindy Loo Hoo is just too danged cute for words!!!

Yay for all the things there are to yay about!

Kaye said...

South Carolina peaches---I've heard the Georgia peach can't hold a candle to the SC ones. And my sister who lived in Atlanta, GA often said she saw many "GA peaches" were actually from South Carolina.

Cute monkey pack!

Cate said...

where are your bags sold? do you have an etsy store or something?

Stickyfingers said...

They're sold at Shall We Knit, a yarn store in my area. I haven't set up an etsy store as of yet -- I'm not sure I will, actually. I can hardly keep up with the demand at the store!

Alrischa said...

Whenever we go to the shopping center, I write Byron's name on his hand in Tattoo texta. He will make a new friend in 2 seconds and then go off with his new friend's family, as if I no longer exist! lol. Now that Jasmine's walking too... well, we don't go to the shopping center much!!

Good luck with the tether Ü

Leslie said...

The tether looks awesome.

I have to pick one up before we go on vacation this Wednesday!!