Wednesday, January 23, 2008

can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em

(warning - rant ahead)
Hubby can be such a PITA. Yesterday morning, I was woken up by the opening and closing of several doors. Fine, roll over and go back to sleep. And just as I was falling asleep, I hear his noisy bicycle pump - yay, he's riding his bike to work and I'll get another hour of shut-eye before I have to feed the cats. Roll over some more and pull the blankets up. More doors opening/closing and some muffled noises directly under our bedroom - he's leaving, double yay. And then I hear this strange noise like lots of running water and it doesn't seem to stop. Ugh! I squint at the clock and it says 6:20am. Phoebe is crawling all over me and Ricky's meowing for breakfast in his loudest Siamese voice. Hubby's up and making a lot of noise. He hasn't left so the cats expect me to be up. I dragged myself out of bed and stomp downstairs. Hubby set up his bicycle trainer in the room under our bedroom and he's happily riding away. I let him know (using not nice words) that I'm extremely grumpy and will be that way all day and he'd better not wake me up ever again. And if he doesn't come home with a peace offering, he's dead meat. He brought me a box of cherry cordial chocolates from Purdys :)

And to further perk me up, a little package arrived from Gabrielle.

Thanks, Gabrielle! The card is just hilarious and I can't wait to use the hand cream. It's hard to tell from the picture but the legs on the sheep buttons move when you wiggle them.

There was a lot of knitting while I grumped around. The Peapod cardi is almost finished.

I have to be careful where I leave it. After the last photo shoot, I caught Ricky lying on the cardi and using the ball of yarn as a pillow while I was uploading the pictures onto the laptop. Don't worry, I wash all my gift knits before they're handed over.

I cast on a Valentine's present for hubby and I did some work on one of my WIPs - the second sock for Pauline. And my co-blogger just reminded me that there's a baby due soon and I need to make something for him. Yikes! So I should stop blogging and get back to knitting :)


PurlingPirate said...

Wow, those cherry chocolate cordials must have done the trick if you are casting on a Valentine's gift for him!

Gabrielle said...

*grin* I am glad that you like your card and present - I just couldn't resist the sheepy things.

I wanted to send you something from London too, so the hand cream is from Neals Yard Remedies, which is a well known British brand based near Covent Garden (very close to my office)!

knitseashore said...

My hubby gets up early to ride his trainer too, but thankfully the cats have trained him to hand over breakfast before he rides. I loathe getting up early on Saturdays when I don't have to!