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It's been over a monthi since I blogged, and believe me I haven't just been resting on my laurels in that time.

Tiri has teeth. I knew about one of them, the bottom front one on the left side. Last night she opens her mouth laughing, and there are two teeth in there! This explains why she tried to drive me into the witness protection program with her demeanor last week. I think she wailed more last week than she had in the entire time since she was born.

We were all sick for a good share of April, and I still am, sort of. I am on 3000mg a day of Amoxacillin for a tonsil that is making trouble. I just started the pills yesterday, and I already feel somewhat better, so hopefully it will knock it out.

Tiri is little wobble behind this week. She can get up on her knees, and she wants to crawl but she hasn't made the leap over into it yet.

Jerek started working on the 16th, and I am alternately happy and unhappy about this. I like that he is gainfully employed, but this means that I have complete baby duty (see above paragraph about wailing more in the last week then since birth.) He is working at the Co-op he applied at just before he lost his other job. He has a test the 15th of this month to get his sprayer's license so hopefully he will stay employed all summer, and then if he does good, maybe they will say they want him back next spring and he can get unemployment for the winter and.... I am rambling. :) These are my pet dreams at the moment.

I'm still knitting and crocheting, I think I would be wearing a neat new jacket if I didn't. I'm working on the squares for the Facebook swap. I wanted to drop out, but in the end decided not to. I made one with a horse head on it yesterday, and I am nearly done edging it with crochet to get it up to the 12" requirement. Here is the square before edging:

(Side note: I just did a whole copy image URL thing that I didn't know how to do before. It worked thought. Yay me! Lol.)

The pattern is here:

It was super easy and fun to make, I am thinking of making another. I would like to play around with it and try to get it to be 12 inches without a crocheted border. Only thing I did that deviated from the pattern was I used size 7 needles instead of size 5.

Before I go, I have to show off another picture of Tiri:

Jerek stood her up in her Pack-n-Play and she was holding herself up.


Isn't she cute??? This thing is useful, at least for a little while each day.

I'll try to blog again tomorrow.


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