Why do I need 24 smiley stickers?!

I just purchased one of those 18-Month Mom Planners. I really wish there would have been a better selection of planners, but when you’re shopping at a big cruddy store that’s going out of business soon, you sort of get what you get. Anyway, my planner came with hundreds of goofy little stickers and spaces for meal ideas and perforated blank grocery list areas where I normally write things like “Thursday. No eodpm.” instead of “Lentils. Almonds. Peaches.” and then I stare at eodpm and wonder what I meant and then a few days later I get a phone call confirming my tubal ligation and reminding me of No Eating Or Drinking Past Midnight, and suddenly the world makes sense again.

This week’s two-page calendar spread is completely full. It hasn’t been like that for quite some time, and we’re a bit bummed because this means No Pajama Days. Today’s box says “Lydia. Checks. Groceries. Pencils.” and none of those things sound like fun, so I believe I’ll also add in a yogoluv or a Haircut for Girls.

I’m pleased to announce that I delivered another batch of cake balls over the weekend!

Surprise Cake Balls!

The blues are yellow cake with chocolate icing, and the whites are cherry chip cake with cherry icing. I really loved them, because they reminded me of one of my favorite ever sock yarns.

Blue Bird

I *still* haven’t made socks out of that yarn. It’s just too pretty. I was able to spend a few hours knitting with friends over the weekend, and this shawl (which seems like more of a scarf than a shawl, but who am I?) became the topic of discussion. Perhaps some of my prettier sock yarns can become Melody’s Shawls…

Like this one.

Woolly Boully Sea Grass

Or this one.

Woolly Boully Kettle Dyed

Speaking of neckwear, Meredith knitted a fabulous cowl for Scout.

Cowl for Scout!

When it’s back to school season, a puppy needs a scarf like a vegetarian needs a juicy hamburger. BUT, when January rolls around? Scout will be thanking Meredith for her thoughtfulness. (And I’ll still be avoiding those juicy hamburgers.)
I’m knitting a hat or gloves for a lucky reader. You can read all about it right here! (Your chances are crazy good! Apparently, not many people want gloves or a hat!) ‘ ‘ ‘text/javascript’>

10 thoughts on “Why do I need 24 smiley stickers?!”

  1. Those sticker calendars! I had one that came with lots of exclamation marks. What were they for? They made me worry. (Today has a warning sign on it! What will go wrong?)

    And the accompanying diary had shopping lists and ‘what’s for dinner?’ on it. Taking it to work was excruciating. It had a picture of hockey socks on the front.

  2. my first attempt at cake balls this weekend worked–they didn’t look spectacular but they tasted good. About 1/3 of a leftover “Pink” cake (added frozen raspberries and strawberry syrup) with cream cheese instead of icing, mixed with more strawberry syrup in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. My son and I had to taste-test, and a few were mucky looking…not many were left for my husband and daughters…

    I will *definitely* be making more–I feel the need to do it soon. I went to the Bulk Barn and bought some of those Wilton coloured chocolates for molding and melting. We’re going to have fun!

    Yours are lovely, BTW and I’m impressed at MC’s mad crazy knitting skillz already!

  3. I am really proud of Meredith’s knitting project for Scout. I learned to knit when I was her age and I still haven’t finished what I started (a sweater for a new baby cousin . . . who is turning 40 this year.) Please tell her the Internet is mighty impressed by her skill, her sticktoitiveness, and her generosity.

  4. THE CAKE BALLS WERE A BIG HIT! Everyone loved them so much that there was an onslaught of fisticuffs for possession and then, later, a great lamentation when they ceased to be. Well done!

  5. Good luck–today being Thursday and that EODPM part is coming true…maybe cake balls will be needed to celebrate your new-found freedom?

  6. My, what beautiful balls (!? – first time I’ve ever used those words together!) My mouth is watering…

    So proud of Meredith – some day I’ll get the hang of knitting, too!

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