Friday, April 26, 2013

We Missed Them!

Damn it!  Why weren't Wills, Kate and Harry at Harry Potter World when WE were there!!!???  All we got is a bunch of regular tourists.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Big Guys!

Liam and Alex are 12 now, I can't believe it. I went to Mikey's first communion Sunday and got to hang out with the gang. Mike was super-serious in his fancy suit with very carefully arranged hair. According to Jon, he wanted his do "just like the guy in Kelleys Heroes". Yeah, they are the only people under the age of 65 who have seen that movie

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bits O Fairy Business 2013 Edition

My longtime readers know (maybe) that The B and I published "Bits O Fairy Business" back in the 60s. Long lost and lamented. But the children are complaining that I never update the blog, so here's what's new at BOFB HQ

Katie and Pia are both starting the search for homes to buy. Very exciting! Which means we will be moving AGAIN, but then staying in one place for a while. The bungalow pictured is a dream house. Which is not in anyone's budget alas. Damn you Sears, why don't you still sell houses for cheap?

I'm busy knitting as always. I have 3 projects that will be published in a special Interweave issue. Very excited about that! I just looked at my yarn stash and am going to try to go on a yarn diet for a while. This will probably be as successful as my food diet.

We've been babysitting Miss Colie Ann Friberg (CAF) quite a bit, and it's fun to see how quickly she is growing. She will be crawling in no time, which means baby proofing stat. I love seeing how much she looks like her mama, who I babysat when she was the same age.

Just heard that the final season of Breaking Bad starts in August, can't wait! Should be epic! We're watching Game of Thrones and Mad Men (I'm the only MM fan, so have no one to discuss Don Draper and Fat Betty Francis with boo). We tried to watch Lincoln the other day. I fell asleep about 15 minutes in, which was disappointing. That movie was a LOT of talking heads! I love history so can't believe I found it a real snoozefest. I guess it needed to be watched in a movie theater? I've been known to fall asleep there too, though.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pay It Forward

We went through the Starbucks drive through yesterday, and the person ahead of us paid for our coffee. We did the same for the next car in line.

A small gesture, but it made me so happy. What a nice idea. Not a new one, I know, but I've never been treated before. Have you? Is this a regular thing at the SB drive-thru?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sunday Night!

Veep returns! If you do not have HBO, subscribe immediately. This show is the funniest thing ever (well, it's Elaine Benes as the vice prez, but so so good. And Julia L-D does not age people)

Between this, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, my Sundays are booked up. Don't call or text me.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Just finished my "Winter is Coming Shawlette", and I think it turned out nicely. The designer used various lace patterns inspired by our fave show Game of Thrones. I might even be able to toss it on and have it look good :-)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sad Day

We just ran out of the "Dear Douchebag" notes that Meg gave Katie for Xmas a couple of years ago. How will we keep track of the grocery list NOW!?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Our very own Susna is featured in today's Knitting Daily blog, journaling about the cool sweater she knit.