and the power went out immediately. We had started getting dinner ready for 18 people when Ernesto made himself known.. That's our survival instincts really kicked in gear. We enjoyed some naturally cold beer...mmmm natural. Dad made his famous grilled salmon with wild rice and oyster stuffing on the bbcue and we dined on fresh veg and grilled corn.
Dishes were a challenge but folks were kind enough to keep the dishwashers plied with beer (the popular home remedy for dealing with crank)
Denny and Joyce, I'd like to display the penultimate finished project of my year so you won't hear me whine about it's neverendingness again. Erin helped me climb the pathetic hump that was the sewing of the flannelette. I'm eternally greatful. Started: December 25th, 2005. Finished: August 30, 2006. With: Bernat Cottentots and flannelette. Pattern: Zoe Mellor.
Shockingly (or not at all), this blanket started to look better to me the second I had given it away. 9 months is a long time. Ask any mother.
I prefer this shot of the blanket any day. Blogosphere, meet my new beautiful nephew Luke Daniel Hendriks. How perfect is this child?!
My Manboy had the brilliant idea that we give the kids "congratulations" gifts as well - loads of fun when the power is out! Balloon animals - fun for children - certain death for new mothers who are exhausted. We will think these gifts through more completely in the future
Just in case you thought summer was just taking a union break. Some confirmation that the winter, she be coming.Just for the added bit of class I know my reader expects from the hole. I present to you - my patented truckers' ass and gut. Hot. The tank top reads: Vulvarific.
IT'S A JACKHAMMER YO!