Or re-introduce myself. Yup, it's me, Barb, back again, again! In a previous post I talked about worrying that the company I was working for was going to close down our office, and on July 3rd, they did! So far I still don't have a job...and enjoying it more and more each day. My days are surprisingly busy with cleaning, cooking, EATING (I'm up to between four and five meals a day, plus snacks!), and job-hunting. Until about the last two weeks I had been barely knitting at all. Since then I've been working on the baby blanket I started a few months ago and made two baby hats, a pair of booties and another sweater, but have yet to take pictures of any of it.
I do have another picture to show though. This was taken a week ago and is of me and my very good friend Katie (Sara aka Fletchersmama, Katie and I are all the same age and have known each other since we were in-utero!). Katie is pregnant with her second child and is due in the middle of February too. In this picture she looks lovely and serene, and I look, well, deranged. This is our official beginning of the second trimester / 14 weeks along picture.
Today I spent the day with Katie and her lovely daughter, Matilda. We walked from their house to a cute consignment shop that sells baby, kid and maternity clothes along with other new and used baby/kid things. I bought baby clothes for the first time, along with a pregnancy book and a pair of maternity capris. We then ran to Target for a few things and picked up Pizza Hut pizza from the new Target snack bar and took it back to Katie's house for lunch. Strange how good food can taste when you're pregnant. This pizza had way too much cheese, was lukewarm from being out from under the warming lamps for too long and was very greasy. But we devoured it and couldn't believe how good it tasted!
In another news, and so I can post another picture, I found this guy in my garden a few weeks ago.
I hate those things. That's a tomato hornworm, in case you're unfamiliar with the little bugger. And eventually this ugly bugger would have turned into this slightly less ugly bugger (transformation to be fueled by the destruction of my entire tomato crop, to be sure), if, that is, it hadn't met with a small dish of soapy water not long after the previous picture was taken...
Okay. Now that I've gotten my feet wet and posted again, let me assure you that I will return sooner rather than later this time. Bye.