Smashy Smashy

Hope everyone had a good Easter weekend!

No crafting to speak of as of yet. I'm trying to still finish the jaywalker sock. But other than that, I'm in a little bit of a funk -- anxious to get into our new house to start any new crafty projects. But anyways...

We had the family gathering Saturday night. It was a food filled good time. Especially Milo and Daisey who suckered almost all my relatives into giving them turkey. My grandpa was chasing them down with giant chunks of the turkey...

About an hour after everyone had left, I was just settling into bed. All of a sudden, I heard a crumpling sound outside the basement window of our room, then a spray of depris hit the window. Ten seconds later, I hear more crumpling and more depris hitting the window. Then I hear the screeching of tires, and 30 seconds after that, I see flashing lights out the window.

I didn't really think anything of it. Nothing really happens in my (my mom's - since we are living here temporarily) neighborhood. I just went back to sleep.

When I woke up in the morning, I went upstairs and saw a police report on the counter. My parents told me that someone had run through the fence. My mom thought it was only the front part of the yard (there's a divider fence in the front). I went out to check the backyard to make sure that it was safe to let Milo and Daisey out, and here is what I saw:

It's like those cartoons where there's no fence, but the gate is hanging on it's hinge after a natural disaster...

See the basement window? I was sleeping. In there. While this happened.

Apparently, he smashed through the front section of the fence in the front yard, when through the fence next to the gate, and decided to leave out the side of the yard.

Before he got to our yard, apparently, he was joyriding through our neighbors front yards and hedges, going through 4 front yards, nicking a garage, and knocking over a tree lining the street in front of our neighbors, who are on the right side of us. HE COULD HAVE HIT MY CAR (shown on the driveway in the above picture)!

My goodness.


Blog Filler

I saw this at January One:

Do a
Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

1. 1911 - Theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered
2. 1989 - The first ring of Neptune is discovered
3. 2004 - The Scream, the painting by Edvard Munch, is stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

1. 1920 - Ray Bradbury, American writer
2. 1904 - Deng Xiaoping, leader of the People's Republic of China (d. 1997)
3. 1935 - E. Annie Proulx, American author (wrote Brokeback Mountain)
4. 1963 - Tori Amos, American singer, songwriter, and pianist

1. 1861 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
2. 1485 - King Richard III of England (killed in battle) (b. 1452)
3. 1350 - King Philip VI of France (b. 1293)
4. 1286 - Erik V Klipping, King of Denmark (murdered) (b. 1249)

My birthday -- the day to be afraid of if you are a king or emperor.



$3 for 100 CDs is a Good Deal

This past weekend, our local library had their Spring Cleaning sale where they sell all the books, CDs, videos, etc that they are removing from the catalog. I've never been to these before, so this was my first time. While throughout the weekend, prices were based on per book ($2 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback, etc), the last 2 hours of the sale today was whatever you can cram into a bag for $3.

Of course, by this time, all the really good books were picked over and I pretty much got my hands on whatever I can get my hands on. Husband and friend manage to picked over dozens and dozens of CDs, and kept in a pile the ones that didn't suck. I managed to fit about 100 CDs into one bag. I packed it FULL. 3 rows of CDs stacked upon each other, and crammed the odd few into the corners and sides of the bag. We are probably going to be picking over that bag in the next few weeks.

As for me, mostly old timey cookbooks. But for $6, it was well worth the deal. My mom went through some of them and she loves it! She'll probably end up keeping most of them.

Daisey was super tired this evening after spending the afternoon outside. She wanted to use my pile of books as a pillow for some reason.

As for crafting, I am still working on that Jaywalker sock. I am about ready to turn the heel. No pictures. You don't want to see a picture of a sock that grew only 2 inches in the past 2 months.

Also, my new baby bib site is up.
Check it out! It's nothing fancy, but hopefully it'll get the job done.

Bibs are made to order. The more you order, the better the deal! Prices start at $4.50US/bib to $3.50US/bib (if you order 10). Thanks to Oiyi for the encouragement!

And just to be fair, Milo should have a picture up too.


Coming Soon

I am almost done the new website! I'll be offering a selection of bibs to be made to order! I hope to be done by this weekend. Here's a sneaky peak!