Tuesday, November 29, 2011

At Some Point You Have To Say 'Really?'

First off, though I doubt anyone really cares, sorry for my absence. I'm now working part time at Casey's in New Hampton and I work night shift, while Jake just moved to nights at Bay Valley. So our sleeping scheules are a bit off right now, but at least things are working out for the most part.

The reason why I became compelled to post this is because of a facebook feed. I was brousing around after work mindlessly when something cought my attention. 'Milwakee Ads Wake Up Parents To Dangers of Co-Sleeping' which you can find the link to the article here. I read through the article, and went 'Really? Is that what they have to pick on NOW?' because I am a product of parent co-sleeping. Now admitedly, my situation was much different. My younger brother and I slept with our grandmother on a queen sized bed until my older brother moved out of the house (I was about 11) because we didn't have room to have each of us have our own rooms. I remember those days as being fitful and restful because I had my family around me and I felt very safe. I have been told (and have glimpses of) memories of sleeping on my mother's chest when she got home from work. No one ever suffocated me, nor did any harm befall me when I was sleeping with my grandmother or mother.

But now, appaerently, this is a huge issue. Just take a look at the add that they have circulating.
...for fuck's sake. This is just people being stupid and paranoid. Reason 1: the kid is sleeping on its tummy, on a bed with sheets and blankets and pillows galore on what looks to be a feather pillow. 2. When a parent is (usually from my experience) sleeping with a baby, the child ends up cacooned within the parent's arms. Tell me, when your cat/dog is sleeping in your arms (or on them) do you roll over and crush them in your sleep? And finally reason 3. I truely believe that Milwakee is just trying to blame the high infant mortality rate on something just to cause an uproar.

Anyway, that's my rant for now, later on I may post about my crochet. Feel free to comment (if anyone reads this) and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Zombi Kitty

 So, after almost a year in the making, my Zombie Kitteh has been born! She's looking for snuggles, scritches and BRAAAAAAAINNNNSSS....then a saucer of warm milk and a nice long nap. ^.^

And then there's me, messing around with Jake's Jayne hat. I was actually watching the episode on Firefly when Jayne got the hat when I took the pictures. There is a pom pom on top, which mystified Jake when I was making it. I made some adjustments to the pattern and made it a bit bigger than it was called for, but it fits him nice which is what I wanted.

So, back to hooking...and writing out a pattern....

First Snow

So Jake gets up like ten minuites before he's suposed to be at work and leaves ALL the lights on in the house. I get up and shut them off, then go back to lay down for awhile. I couldn't fall back to sleep. It was so bright out, I couldn't figure out why. So I look out the window, and this is what greeted me.

Snow. The very first snow of the season, and the very first snow in Iowa. Yep, its still cold. And yes, it is still super soggy wet. Ah, just like home -.-