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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Can you say Idiot... and other random stuff

1. Yes. Can you say "idiot"? I certainly can. And apparently I am one. *sigh* a big, frickin idiot. I tempted fate and she saw fit to finally slap me in the face. Every morning I have been taking a sitz bath to aid with the postpartum healing. While doing this, I spend some of the 15 minutes doing stuff on my iPhone. Checking email, the weather, texting people, googling stuff, and reading blog posts. Yes...while in the tub. Yes, I know...electronics and water dont mix. But I was being careful. I had a towel on the edge of the tub for comfort and would lean both arms out over the edge of the tub, so that my hands, and hence the iPhone, were at least 6" away from the water. So if I DID drop it, it would land on the floor and NOT in the water. Smart. Right? *sigh*
Well, somehow I got careless this morning. Still had my arms over the edge, but apparently I got too close to the tub itself, because suddenly something tickled my side and I jerked to the one side to scratch at it, leaving just one hand holding my iPhone...and it slipped out of my hand. And landed on the tub edge. And bounced the wrong direction. Directly into the tub of water. Splash.

Naturally I freaked. I grabbed it pretty quick, figuring it would be dead, that there would be a black screen, that I would hear cracking or fizzing or something. All the time I was yelling for matt to come up with a completely panicked voice that had him thinking I had seriously hurt myself. Surprisingly, the only thing that noticeably happened was that my music (I was listening to my favorite songs) had stopped playing. Screen was fine. Still I attempted to dry it and then handed it off to matt as soon as he got there. He was quick to whisk it out of it's case and start blowing air into the various holes, as well as using a toothpick and tissues to soak up any water in those holes.
Anyway, long story short...the only problem seemed to be that the phone thought the headphones were plugged in, so it wouldnt play music out loud, it routed it to the headphone jack. So calls would have to be via speaker phone, and I would have to listen to music with headphones. But within an hour or so, it apparently dries out enough to start working again. I left it alone for a while, but eventually started using it again. And so far it seems to be working. I am not sure what kind of damage it might have sustained and I won't be surprised if it has issues at some point, or stops working. But I guess I can't complain too much given that right now it seems to be working fine. AFTER completely submerging it in water.

2. I love to knit and some of the projects I knit I love more than others. Fingerless gloves have been my favorite for a bit because they are simple and mostly quick and allow for lots of yummy colors while being a cozy thing to knit. And so very useful. But now I have found a project I adore even more. It's pretty simple (once I figured out what a few of the stitches were supposed to be), it has enough variety in the pattern to be interesting, and it's only 60 rows so it's not a long project and could totally be done in a weekend if you had a good amount of time to knit (and didn't have a newborn wanting attention most of it). It uses either sport or worsted weight yarn, with sport weight making it more delicate and lacey (which I totally loved). It's perfect for Spring knitting. And it's super cute.

It's a girly baby sweater, and I totally want to turn out tons of these. Isn't it so cute? Wouldn't Maia look awesome in it? I just need to add some buttons and loops to it so that it can stay closed (not part of the pattern but something I feel it needs) and then it is completely finished.

3. Instead of doing another baby sweater, I have moved on to a different project that has an actual deadline. Here it is, in the beginning phase. Can you tell what it is? *snicker snicker*

Go KNOW you want to say it. You are wrong, of course, but you want to say it. (when I am all done with the project, I'll show it again. But I couldn't resist showing this first part of it)

4. Mother nature can produce some beautiful stuff. Just a few days ago there was an amazing sun shower, and during that, mother nature decided to show off.

A very BRIGHT double rainbow. She's a good artist, eh? I was amazed at the brightness of the main arc, although these pictures do NOT do it justice at all. It was awesome to see live, and Liam got a kick out of it for sure. Heck, it was so bright maybe even Maia could see it (kidding, but it WAS bright).

5. If your husband offers to spray Round-Up on weeds for you, and you have told him which ones are the weeds and which are the plants that he needs to really should triple check to make sure he really knows which is which. You avoid him completely dousing your black-eyed susans with Round-Up and probably killing them thoroughly (I had him spray them off with a hose, but I am guessing the damage is already done. We'll see in a few days, I guess). Just saying...*sigh*

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