...plus c'est la meme chose.
I had to laugh today when I opened my mother's day presents, and one of them was this:
Now, I'm not laughing at the gift, which I love. I'm laughing because this will be the first new radio/alarm clock I've gotten since college; Rick's also dates to his first year in college, and when you line them all up:
Behold: the twenty-five year evolution of the Sony Dream Machine. Plus ca change indeed.
I also got this lovely toy, which I've been wanting.
It's The Knit Kit -- how cool is this? It's got everything: a row counter, tape measure, thread cutter, crochet hook, scissors, and stitch markers and needle point thingamajigs (what do you call those again?).
How cool is that? It's a little bigger than palm-sized, and just perfect for throwing into a bag before leaving the house, it'll fit in any bag I have, and be so easy to transfer. Love it.
I worked hard yesterday so I could earn my day off today. We had an early soccer game, after which we went to the farmer's market. Then Rick went off to get the rest of the shopping done while I vacuumed and started laundry. Dinner last night was a celebration of spring: snapper sauteed with onions and peppers and pickled lemons and cilantro and cumin, served with corn tortillas and salad, followed by strawberry shortcake. Mmm....
I also got lots and lots of knitting done.
That's a back, two fronts, and most of a sleeve. With luck, that sleeve'll get finished today, but we'll see. It's an absolutely gorgeous spring day, and my daughters and Rick are calling for a walk, which seems like just exactly the way to spend my mother's day with the girls who make being a mother such a joy, and the husband who keeps me sane while doing it.
(P.S. Happy mother's day, mama -- I love you!)