Sunday, May 10, 2009

Plus ca change... 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!)


Willow said...

Ooh! That knit kit looks like a winner!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

A walk sounds like a great way to spend mother's day. Hope it was a good one

AlisonH said...

Sony Dream Drama running around in circles now--I love it. Happy Mother's Day!

Gwen said...

Happy Mothers' Day!

(I had a spring breakfast. Asparagus and mushrooms and cherries and strawberries not all in the same dish, but all from the market yesterday)

Mary Lou said...

I've looked at that knit kit, but I'm afraid I won't put things back and then I'll lose all the little bits. Hope you had a good mother's day.

Nana Sadie said...

Wow! Those are two really nice Mom's Day gifts!
I'd like to find that little kit somewhere around here...but it's not available. Oh! Maybe they'll be at Sock Summit?

knitspot anne said...

omg, for a second there i thought you got a weather station!! i was so excited for you, hahaha.

yay for sweater knitting.

Carrie K said...

Needle sizer? That thing looks essential. Essential. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day! The sweater is coming along quickly! I hope you played w/the fam tho!

Lynne said...

Oooh! I've never seen a kit like that - cute!!

I had dinner out on Saturday at a fine Italian restaurant; Sunday morning to myself and lunch with WM, DD and SIL followed by a quiet eveing in front of the TV with my knitting. Perfect!!

Stell said...

Fun, the clocks I mean, times change but yet they don't. I call them thingama-jams (cause they get jammed on the neeldle tips) but I think they are needle point protectors.
Neat kit ... I've fondled one and its a neat size.
hard work and lotsa knitting make for a good day :-)

EGunn said...

Sounds like a fun day! Glad you enjoyed it. The knit kit looks like it will be very handy!

Bea said...

Happy Mother's day to you! You got some great gifts!