Thursday, December 21, 2006

Need a way to gently wake up a baby who's been sleeping a bit too long?

Just pick up a set of knitting needles and some yarn! You don't even have to make a stitch-- baby wakes up instantaneously.

Amazing. Simply amazing.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

People are vegetarian/vegan for different reasons. Some do it to lose weight... some for the health benefits... some out of love for the animals... or for the earth.

I have to say, I never really cared too much about the animals (although I still think about the 50 extra chickens running around someplace because we decided to have a vegan wedding.)

I don't eat meat because I felt so much better when I stopped... and I don't eat dairy because I'm fairly convinced that it's just not appropriate food for humans.

Lately, though, I'm finding myself sympathetic (empathetic?) with the life of a dairy cow. I mean how sucky is that... get pumped full of hormones beyond natural levels, that probably make you cranky as well as get your udder(s?) all engorged, then wait around until someone is ready to shepherd you into a small dark spot and hook you up to a milker... it probably hurts if they don't latch it on quite right... and then wait & wait while the milking happens... end up with sore teats & milk all over the place... and then get released for a few hours to graze or nap, until the whole thing is ready to begin again.

What a crappy lifestyle.

Hey, wait a minute... :o

And on that note...

Happy Chanukah!


Friday, December 08, 2006

Wow. Thank you to everyone who left comments & congratulations on the new baby! Who knew people actually read this!?!

Tali is wonderful. She is cute & pink & warm... and aside from the fact that she has her days & nights mixed up and poops 3 times a feeding, she just might be perfect.

However, somehow this little being that sleeps 20 hours a day is leaving me completely unable to accomplish anything, including knitting! I've made some marginal progress, out of sanity-keeping necessity.

I have just about 4 of the 7 strips done in the Circle-Of-No-Friends blanket. Row after row (after row after row) of mindless garter stitch seems to work with my lack of sleep lately.

Sue's mom's scarf is about halfway done.

I will get to the Ab-Fab, Sue, I promise.

Sam is doing very well as a big brother. He seems to have completely grown up in the last few weeks-- such a big boy!

Sibling rivalry has been minimal so far... except for the other night when Sam suggested "Well, if Tali fell in the potty, maybe we would flush it."

Tali says: Word to your mother.


Saturday, December 02, 2006


Tali Navah Fishbein
Born November 27, 2006
at 2:14 p.m.
6 lbs, 8 oz

(Yes, she's wearing a storebought hat)


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