Monday, March 31, 2008

I'M AN AUNTIE!!! (...finally!)

after 19 hours of labor, nikki had a c-section to deliver the baby. turns out 'seamus' is a girl! a beautiful wee boisterous girl named roisin (roy-SHEEN) erin hanna. a more gorgeous name has never been heard. here's delicious wee miss thing:

i think she looks like her mama. what do you think?

proud papa, brian:

exhausted mama, nikki:

what else? well, there's one more month of suspense waiting to hear from unm law school regarding a final admission decision. but, in expert legal-speak, they won't even commit to a date. lookit: "Your application for admission to the UNM School of Law is now completeand will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. We will make every effort to send you a first response by May 1." i received this on february 15. i don't know whether to be happy or sad that i haven't heard from them yet.

lastly, i'm starting weight watchers today. it is the only diet that has ever worked for me. i am currently the heaviest i have ever been and though my beloved boyfriend loves me just as i am, finding clothes is becoming a problem. i'll update this blog with my weight loss, if for no other reason than to feel i'm responsible to someone or something. so, wish me luck.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

wandering readlessly

for the past few months i have been unable to get truly drawn in to any of the books i have excited purchase. i start them. i get 100 pages in. then... nothing. no compelling need to continue. this is a rare occurrence for me. i've joined a number of mystery yahoo groups in the hope of being 'turned on' to a must-read author. i'll let you know how it's going.

in the meantime - or perhaps as a means to an end - i found this awesomely great website:

an online book swap. brilliant! and it's not just paperbacks. what a great way to build up your to-be-read shelf and whittle away at your never-gonna-read shelf. if you decide to join, tell them byronicwoman sent you.

Monday, March 10, 2008

i finished a project. oh yes i did!

craftwise, 2006 was knitting, 2007 was artist trading cards and i've decided 2008 will be sewing. i finished my beautiful boyfriend's quilt for valentine's (see below) and i began a patchwork quilt last month. ginormous projects intimidate me and wear me out without occasional breaks for other projects.

lately i've been wanting a wee bag that i can keep my cell phone, wallet and palm pilot in so that when i change bags i don't have to go hunting for stuff. (oh, and it would be a wonderfully consistent place to put all these things so as not to lose them, as i only occasionally do.)

okay, so... in my effort to be more jody-esque, i have actually completed one of her wristlets. and i love it! it only took a couple of hours and i learned a buncha new techniques. so, here's to jody! and here's to me! woot!!