Bottoms are made out of Spring

Thank you, 8lbs 6oz Newborn Baby Jesus, in your golden, fleece diapers, Spring is finally here. Ok, so technically, Spring has been here for a while and also technically anyone north of Interstate 20 would probably say it’s been here for weeks. But they would be wrong, damn it. It’s not Spring until the azaleas and dogwood are in full bloom and it sure as hell isn’t Spring if it is snowing like it was weekend before last.

I swear that was the longest, freakiest, snowiest (!), coldest winter in memory, which granted, isn’t great, but I think we would remember it snowing in freaking March in Louisiana. Or any other month for that matter.

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A Snowball’s Chance

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Pretty sure the core has stopped spinning. And Hell has frozen over.

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How’s that for being born under a bad sign

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The year of our Lord two thousand and ten is turning out to be, if you will excuse the profanity, a real motherfucker. And it’s only January. /headdesk

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Freeze the balls off a pool table

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Why, hi there. Long time, no see. <insert apology and valid excuse for not blogging>

Now that that’s out of the way: It’s freaking freezing here. Ferrealzies. Not like normal Southern “Oh crap, eight whole hours below 32 degrees” kind of cold, we are talking about several consecutive days of cold and the forecast for this weekend being “We’re all gonna die!”.

Now anyone north of say…Interstate 20 is probably saying “What a bunch of greenhorns”, voice dripping with contempt. But, people, we are not used to cold. We say the same thing about you when you start dropping like the petals of a delicate flower when it gets above 95 degrees. How not-used-to-it are we? Until this year, I did not have what could strictly be called a “coat”. I have a couple jackets, a hoodie or two. The only hat we had in the house was The Husband’s baseball cap. Gloves? I think I have some rubber ones around here somewhere I use when I chop peppers.

All this to say that all I have been doing since Christmas is hibernating: knitting (but failing miserably at taking pictures of said knitting), listening to the sound of our retirement fund going up in smoke in the form of our heating bill this month, and spending entirely too much time on the interwebs. This results of which are that I am sick of several things around the house (pretty much everything but the living room wall color actually) and it is too cold and we are too poor to do anything about it. Which leads me to spending too much time self-flagellating on IKEA.com. (Oh IKEA, why do you refuse to build a store closer than 5 hours from here? And if you can’t be buggered to build closer, why can you not offer all of your goods on your website?) :sigh: Guess that’s what I get for continuing to reside in the nether regions of civilization.

So instead of doing laundry or anything actually constructive, here is my current WANTlist:

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Legend of the Fall

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So, yeah, I pretty much suck at this whole updating regularly thing. On the up side, it looks like Fall might actually be just around the corner, so I am sure that will help. It’s not exactly what I would call “crisp” yet, mostly just tepid and dreary, but at least it isn’t sweltering and Hell-esque.

I haven’t been totally sitting on my ass for the past couple months, my current big project is a granny hexagon afghan for us*.

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Getting to know me, getting to know all about me

First the rules:

1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog. Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, and add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other people.

Now the questions:

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Say hello to the twenty-first century!

How badass is this?

By illustrator Tom Whalen, seriously check out his deviantart profile.
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Couple more of my favorites after the jump.

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. -Abraham Lincoln

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I hope all my fellow United Statesians had a great Independence Day. Ours was spend eating (ok gorging) and visiting with family and friends at my parents’ house. We had four types of ribs (tandoori, brown sugar rub, barbecue, and Tony’s*), baked beans, corn on the cob, homemade bread, potato salad, chips and dip, and enough sweets to take out an entire hospital wing of diabetics.

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Hell and half of Georgia

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I know I haven’t been updating much lately, truth is that lately my life has consisted of little more than trying to keep from dying of a heat stroke. After a relatively mild spring (like we actually got one) the heat has arrived with a vengeance in Louisiana. Near recordbreaking heat every day means I haven’t really been doing much baking, cooking beyond halfheartedly grilled chicken, knitting, or anything that might even be remotely interesting.

Hopefully soon I will either get re-acclimated to the oppressive heat or we will get bit of a break in the weather and find my motivation again.

A productive weekend

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Usually The Husband’s and my weekend consist of either:

a) Going to visit family or
b) Spending most of the time in a near-vegetative state

This weekend, however, we decided to mix it up a bit.

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