Monday, December 17, 2007


Saturday was shot picking furniture for our entryway (we only got that halfway done), and a trip to West Virginia for a family holiday party.

Sunday was shot with work. I did manage to get a little knitting in, though. In a strange coincidence, I “gave up” on the game at the start of the fourth quarter and busted out my knitting. Within two minutes, the home team had collected an interception, followed by 15 points on the board. Unfortunately, that momentum didn’t hang around, so it wasn’t a great day at work.

Today was shot too. First, I had to shovel the dusting of snow off of my driveway (so it would melt/dry during the morning sun. I was successful in my endeavor), then heading on an adventure with my mom, aunt Suz and two of Suzie’s friends from W.Va. I was in a bit of a time crunch and although he was running as fast as he could, RT’s legs were too short to catch up with me as I flew out the door, so he stayed home.

Which was too bad, because I would really have liked to take his picture in the Norwegian Nationality Room at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning, for the benefit of Carol and Ole (Carol is one of my Cali quilting buddies and Ole, her husband, is Norwegian). All of the rooms are decorated for the holidays. It’s a really neat thing to do if you haven’t gone recently. We visited 25 of the 26 rooms. We skipped Africa, because it was locked.

Knitting-wise, I’m starting on the fifth of six leg repeats of the second Monkey sock. Shouldn’t be a challenge to get the heel turned by tomorrow night.

Since I have nothing else interesting to share with you lovely people, we’ll move along to my meager holiday decorations.

Jen asked for a shot of the decorated indoor tree, so here you go:

Here’s a great shot I took on Saturday as soon as we got home from the aforementioned family party
I haven’t managed to make stockings for us yet, so I took my mom up on her offer to “adopt” the stockings she has for us, since they no longer have a spot to hang the whole yellow piece of bulky acrylic yarn full of the full family’s six stockings. Anyhoo, here’s mine. It’s 36 years old. Just like me!

And here’s the Hubster’s. It’s probably four or five years old. If I remember right, he got his family stocking shortly after the wedding, which was in 2003.

Uh-huh. I may be her firstborn, but he definitely got the better-looking stocking! Pretty cool, huh?

I hope to return these stockings to their rightful place with my mom’s collection next year, and make my own for the two of us. It’s not that I don’t love these stockings, but I’d like to make my own. Plus, I was inspired by the beauties that Dave posted a week or so ago. Aren’t they awesome?

So that’s about it from chez DPUTiger. I’ll try to have something more interesting for you tomorrow!


Jen said...

Your tree is lovely! :)

Dave Daniels of Cabin Cove said...

That sure is a GINORMOUS tree! I'll bet it smells really fragrant, too. But my favorite is the photo of the entrance with the snow-covered lit trees. That's just too cool.

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! That is a big tree! I also like that outside shot though, very pretty =)

And don't worry. Just because stockings have come a long way in the last 36 years doesn't mean his is any better. Just newer.

SJ said...

Wait a minute -- you were three blocks away from me yesterday and didn't stop by to say hi? Just kidding. I've never been to the Nationality Rooms, but I keep telling Jon that with the city's 250th next year, we should be tourists in our own city, and I think the rooms will definitely have to go on the list.

Your house looks so festive!

Yvonne said...

I'm with Dave...that is a great entry picture! I am jealous of people with lights outside. I don't have the foliage to pull it off. :)

Jess said...

Your house is decorated so pretty! I love your outside decor. SO nice. I am very critical of the outside decor, so take this as a tremendous compliment. :)
Your stockings are also totally cool. I love that DH gets the newer/nicer one. Its like that with my family too. Dan gets the best stuff. I am convinced they love him more. haha.
I am gonna try to make it to Bloomin Yarns on Thursday. I got sick- AGAIN. This time, the flu was the culprit. sigh. Hope to see you soon! Like thursday!

crosstoc said...

Love the decorations. Outside trees and Santa are awesome. WVa, did you pick up Pepperoni Rolls? deb's xmas sock from birth got replaced w/a nice x-stitch. The original was... well, well...

mehitabel said...

Yeah, the kids-in-law definitely got better stockings than the birth kids. However, all of them have disappeared, so we had to replace them last year with (gasp!) store-bought. Mine's grey silk with crystals and velvet and I lurve it.
I wish I had snow to decorate with...