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When I first had Gus I was lucky enough to find a group of new moms all looking for friends too. The group came together in a couple of different ways and has changed a little over the years when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at The Gamble Life
I've been busy trying to knit just a few more things this year...and I've gotten quite a bit done. And I'm glad I've still got a week left to knit! Interesting note, um, interesting to knitters that is, some of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at The Gamble Life
One of the best things about little kids is that they don't know how things are "supposed" to be done and so they do, if they are left alone, what they think up themselves. I think kids learn so much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at The Gamble Life
I'd never seen a double rainbow before. These happened in Denver this past August while we there vacationing (me & the kids), working (Chris), and visiting friends (all of us). We just stepped out and there it was! I think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at The Gamble Life
I just haven't been knitting as much. I'm not sure why. It's much hotter in Texas than in North Carolina, I have lots of friends and lots of family to spend time with and we have been spending time with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at The Gamble Life
It has been a loooooooooong time since I've been around here. Yikes! We had a really busy fall and even though now we are smack in the middle of the holiday season I actually feel like I have things a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at The Gamble Life
It's almost soccer season so I'd better get the baseball pictures posted or their time will have passed. I don't believe they are too exciting for other folks, but for me they are sort of revolutionary. I was there, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Chris has been working with an Indian company and one of the guys brought these noodles with him on his last trip and gave them to Chris. When I opened the package I found this little foldable fork inside. Totally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Look at them in their new school shoes, ready to go! Today was Gus' first day in elementary and Abe's classroom visit; tomorrow will be Abe's first full day of school. It's such an exciting time and a little sad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Gamble Life
I grew up with backyard chickens, and with the one notable exception of being attacked by our rooster (short-lived after that!) I really enjoyed them. Backyard chickens are the new cool thing to do so of course I had to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at The Gamble Life
From my mother's garden. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Gamble Life
When we moved to Durham three years ago I had my front yard in pretty good shape, if newly planted. Our tenant did not share my interest in gardening unfortunately. Believe it or not, I'd already started working on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at The Gamble Life
This is the board as it stood when Gus got to say "checkmate" to me for the first time. He and I are learning together. All our other games have ended in a stalemate, sometimes legitimately and sometimes I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Doesn't really mean much different for me than winter knitting since I am a big believer in air conditioning! But if it did this would definitely fit the bill: a light as air shawl, very easy knitting (a little boring,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at The Gamble Life
One of our last big social events before leaving Durham was going to a birthday party for one of Abe's friends. This party was held at a park and when we were leaving we spotted a snapping turtle digging in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at The Gamble Life
I think we've been back in Austin long enough now that we are all realizing we aren't going back to Durham, we won't be seeing our North Carolina friends anytime soon. It was really hard for Gus to leave his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Wow. I don't know what happened there (well, really I do) but June just about disappeared in a puff of smoke. The last few days in Durham were a complete sprint: the last sock madness sock pattern was released (I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Last June I joined a group that had as its goal knitting 52 pairs of socks over the next 12 months. At that point I think I had knit three pairs of socks...not including one pair I had knit three... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Ah, I've really been gone for awhile. It's not that I haven't been thinking about the blog because I have, but I've been busy and in a bit of a funk. We have very exciting changes coming up but that... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at The Gamble Life
The classic bubbles. They never go out of style. I remember walking around the hike & bike trail in Austin as a girl, and my dad stopping to show me how to suck the nectar out of the honeysuckle flowers.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Is what I've heard almost every day since we moved here but I'd never, not even one time, actually seen one of the woodpeckers responsible...until a day a couple of weeks ago! Here he is, right off our back porch.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Chris likes to tease me by saying I have the tastes of an old lady...and I guess I do when it comes to lace knitting, if you believe the stereotypes anyway! This is a sampler pattern I'm working on; when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at The Gamble Life
Especially when his lazy parents never bothered to rake last fall. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at The Gamble Life
So the other day I read a really great book, The Host by Stephanie Meyer (yes, that Stephanie Meyer, the author of Twilight et al). It's science fiction, but also a really human story and just very compelling to read.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at The Gamble Life