Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The stork has arrived

Finn Leigh was born August 1st at 2:51 am. Everyone is healthy and not even big sister Julia could be happier!

Somewhere between January and now, we decided we liked the nickname too much and decided to call her Finn. You'd be surprised how many people raise an eyebrow when told her name!

Monday, March 03, 2008

tilted duster finished!

Wow, I turned away for a minute and an entire month escaped me. Incredible. Well I have a finished object to show off... only 2.5 months late (twas a christmas gift) and unblocked because my mom tore it out of my hands... It's a tilted duster from Interweave Knits Winter 07 and my mom says she loves it. Which is good because I don't. It doesn't lay as prettily as in the photo and I hate seams of which this has plenty. But, who cares what I think, she loves it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

lord help me!

Only 7.5 months to go and I'm already making bibs. But it's monkeys! and polka dots! Who can stand it! Look again, ack, it's so cute I could puke. But won't. Instead I'll just say thanks Chickpea via glittergoods

Sunday, January 20, 2008

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We've been trying to convince ourselves that we'd only use cloth diapers with the next, try and do our part for the environment and whatnot. Now I don't have to swish stinky, poopy cloth diaps in the toilet to pre-wash. Yay!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008


well, I'm just gonna skip the sorry for the long absence part...

and get to the good stuff. The stuff I've been waiting forever and a day for.

I'd like to introduce you all to Finn, the belly alien.
S/he's due in August... I'm comfortable saying zoli is pleasantly terrified! He never wanted to have his own kids and so, let's just say I'm relieved that he's all giddy like a school girl with her first crush!

Julia could not be more excited, although hers is conditional: Finn must be a boy to earn her approval otherwise she'll send her back!

Me? Well, I haven't come up for air since I found out, and being that there are only 10 months to this thing I've got to consume as many carbs as possible! I had hit an all time weight low (sz 6), but was freezing. It was 65 degrees outside and I had 2 sweaters on plus a blanket, so I said au revoir to my newly purchased 6-es and said hello to bread, bagels,pasta, chips, etc!

Then yesterday, I got an itch and decided to donate my hair, introducing the newer svelter 5penny:

So, that's what we've been up to. How've you been?

Monday, November 19, 2007

um. whoops.

um. I know I've kinda gone awol, but honestly, I've been having a ball getting to know my parents as an adult. It's pretty cool and will probably get old, but for the moment it's great. I've been such a slacker here and still want to share the loverlies that have fallen off the needles...

Julia's having a ball getting brilliant and we've reached a common platform. Although, being dumber than her teacher has its drawbacks. It is so weird that she rides the bus to school, but her new "friend" Jackson rides the same route, so there is motivation! She's hard at work reinventing the English language. For example:
pulling a fart (falling apart)
paint nolish (nail polish)
halky-talkies (walky-talkies)

I hope to be back soon. Know that I'm reading. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Look! How pretty

I have not bought a new pair of shoes in 2 years and maybe I went overboard because really, I never wear heels, but Look! How pretty! And "comfrable" (which I'm not saying just because the Geek might be reading) And Pretty! I've coveted these for nigh on 2 years, knowing that the day I started getting paid was the day they'd be mine. And they are.

Friday, September 28, 2007

the death of iPAQy

Oh, christ on a cracker. Yesterday while rocking out and polishing my mom's hardwood floor, I smooshed my pda. ACK! I aparently have butt bones of steel, because this is not the first time I've run around cleaning with it shoved in my back pocket but it is the first time that my butt has broken an LCD screen. My personal geek says he can probably get a replacement screen on ebay... so it's not the end of the world.
But geez, if this country is welcoming me a little coldly; First, my computer stopped holding a charge and tried to light itself on fire, so I bought a cute little Acer with tons of ram and all that yummy goodness, but guess what? Vista takes up so much fawking memory that it nullifies the extra gig and makes me feel like I'm trapped in 1993 with 256mhz and a DOS prompt. Hmmph! Seriously, it takes 5 minutes to start up. 5 MINUTES.

*bangs head against wall*

Luckily, the selling price of my dying beloved lappy - the sale price of crappier, but pretty! lappy= happy bank account.

Then, all (ALL) of my flip flops broke. Now, I realize this should strike me as trivial, but I now live in California where a sweatshirt and flipflops is perfect winter attire. Plus, we're approaching fall and so, there are no good flippies to buy, unless you're looking for sparkly wedges. Which I'm not.

Now, the damn pda. Lord, I need to get a job to pay for the damages incurred in moving back. There is, thankfully, some light in my rather dark tunnel; new car = awesome! Loving the Nissan Altima. Also, knitting. Am now knee deep in requests for knit goods... pictures still forthcoming, um, next time.

love you all! Monika, I miss you and our crappucinos in cegled!

Friday, September 07, 2007


I've been up, I've been down, it has been a whirlwind that is finally slowing. Things are going, albeit slowly, and I believe the right path lay right around the corner. You see, my mom had shoulder surgery a month ago and besides the tear being bigger than they had thought, she suffered an allergic reaction to... something and almost died in the recovery room. So, priority az első is taking care of my mom and her house.

Julia is, I think, having a ball in Kindergarten. She's in the same class as her cousin and I overheard this bit of gold the other afternoon on the way home:

(Girls comparing their "smart" levels in the backseat, based on knowing their Alphafriends)

J: So, you know before there was us, there was NOTHING. The volcano took it away and the dinosirs died and for a long time there was nothing and then this green stuff came, algae, and then monkeys become us! And that's the Oreos of Life.
Or the day we had to go catch up on our immunizations and the kind doctor at the free clinic wondered whether Julia had a hearing problem because of her accent. He was amusingly embarrassed when he realized it was her bilingualism. I hadn't realized she talked funny, but I also live with Zoli who often translates directly and thusly says things like: We should go soon until it's still available. Instead of while. Just like Hungarian. So really, would I have recognized an accent? Probably not.

Letter B warned me about this change, and she's right. It's a big shock to find your culture is, hmm, strangely different than where you're coming from. I haven't quite recovered and have already cried regarding the change. But it will all be well. Soon.

Because really, where else would the oreos of our lives have come from? hehe.

p.s. How cute is this pup? My family has a Kennel and this ones mother dried up too soon... I've been nursing him back to health.

p.p.s I haven't knit since arriving but, BUT, I have something I am extremely proud of that I will post as soon as I get a picture of it. Promise.