So I keep waiting to blog. Which is dumb. I don't know why I let things build up. But it never seems convenient. Blah, blah, blah. Here's what I missed in my time lapse. I got a bike. My ultimate goal is to ride 2 days a week, but have currently only succeeded with one day a week. One of the PE teachers at school lives near by, and rides everyday, so we go together. It is nice to have someone to ride with, and hold me accountable for doing it. The ride is about 5 miles each way, so I get a workout in. My great friend, Kim, came to visit from Michigan. She needed a break, I needed a good friend fix. I booked a sub, threatened the kids with loss of lab privlages if they were bad, and drank the weekend away. Kim is my favorite person to drink wine with. And Jon cooked wonderful meals all weekend. We saw Zach & Miri make a porno, and I have to say it was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Very inappropriate, which sometimes makes the best entertainment.
In the meantime, I have been sewing like a maniac. I have been so hung up on knitting for so many years, that I forget about the basic joys of sewing. It is so nice to get a finished project in such a short period of time. I ordered fabric from New York, and adjusted some patterns, and went crazy. Besides working on liners for my bike baskets, I have made a number of things for my darling niece for Christmas. Michelle, if you want to wait to be surprised, stop reading now. The outfits are so cute that I can't resist showing them off. I also made some stuffed animals, but they just don't compare. Until I have kids of my own, I will make sure that Alexandra is teh most stylish kid on the block.