FO: Avalanche Safety Socks

avalanche safety socks
avalanche safety socks
i have this terrible habit of knitting terribly ugly socks (1, 2, and 3). and then giving them away to men. good thing i married a guy who likes ugly socks (and who likes random punk rock). unfortunately, these socks are for my dad. a belated every holiday under the sun gift, if you will. he likes to ski and be outside and ride his bike and stuff. they're merino and super soft. and when he's stuck in an avalanche he can kick off his footwear and thrust these ugly ugly socks into the sky as a beacon for help. yay!



this is my official summer motto. pretty much. i probably wont down that many slurpees, but know that today i'm covered in dirt from playing outside with helvetica (and he just had to assert his independence and refuse help getting down the last stair and face planted on the gravel...babies!), i stink like fish from helping serve food to almost 500 attendees at Aboriginal Day today at work, and just am in general, sunned and sweaty! yaya!



my current refrain is that time passes and i miss it. i feel like i'm not accomplishing enough and that my laundry will never be caught up. i'm happy to report my life isn't drudgery and that last night i got a little tipsy on beer and today spent the morning preparing food for tonight's sustain-a-table and heading out to errington for breaky at my aunt and uncle's farm. my attempt to take a picture an hour yesterday was an utter FAIL.
rhubarb gin
yesterday i made rhubarb gin. excited to have it with ice and ginger ale. also, put a deposit on a cruiser/street hybrid bike. i think we're going to get on a wait list for a daycare closer to home and then bike to work more regularly and not spend so much $$ on gas :( i guess, though, if daycare is more expensive, then we won't really be saving money in the long run, but i'd be biking, getting more exercise, and reducing my dependence on oil. right?
i've bought some toms like a month back and i love them. my feet don't smell as bad in them (bare sweaty feet = gross) and they're SO comfy. i think they're my new "shoe", you know. still must get fluevogs. like these ones. or these ones. or even these ones.

yesterday seth was going crazy for rhubarb. like he goes crazy for raspberries. good times.
and this is the sockeye i cooked up today. it was incredible. so much of it in the fridge waiting to be mixed with mayonaise and green onions and spread on some kind of bread (or tortilla chip). yum.


and away the week went!

i'm either pregnant, burnt out, or fending off a cold, b/c this week i was so exhausted, lethargic, unproductive, and lazy. is it just that some weeks i need to NOT DO ANYTHING? i hate it when people say that having kids "changes your life" all patronizing because YEP! it changed my life. but it's not a time suck. you know what the time suck is (even though i love it to death?): my job. fuck i hate working. BUT I LOVE MY JOB! let the existential crisis begin! bah!
bacon wraped corn
bacon wraped corn
so this week i wrapped some bacon around some corn. and froze rhubarb. and bought yarn for my 4/5 sweater (still working on 3! half way there!). tomorrow seth and i are going to hang out all day and i'm going to try and do a "my day in pictures"-thingy and take a picture every hour! i'll post it on monday or something b/c sunday's going to be B-U-S-Y!!


Tea Flowers

tea flowers
tea flowers
tea flowers
Kalinhop is here staying with us this weekend and it's been a BLAST. It's been so nice to have a bff come stay with us for a few days who's comfortable with helvetica and likes knitting and feels so much like home. She brought these teas and they're delicious. So cool watching the flowers pop up and out of the tea balls.

i give you someting you never even knew you missed.

friends, pocket knife, break my heart everytime.