Wednesday, January 26, 2011




Look who's three!

Today we our first beautiful thick snow of the year and it was really lovely to get out and walk in it. It was beautiful thick wet stuff and it wasn't very cold so it made the snow so enjoyable. I have been so busy nesting for this baby, getting out the diapers and washing some of the things packed away when Julia was little. It seems like every time I have to get out those little yellow stains that show up on perfectly clean things. I washed my wool puddle pads which where way dirtier than I thought and now I have to re-lanolize them. And I sewed a silk I dyed into a blanket backing it with flannel and I loved how it turned out. Ben calls it my hippy baby blanket. It is rather psychidelic.
My midwives host a birth circle on the last tuesday of the month and I went the other night and met lots of wonderful moms and it was really fantastic, They always have San Pellegrino which is seriously like my favorite thing to drink when pregnant.

Wow this post is all about being pregnant but really I have been reading other things besides diaper catalogs. I am reading "Travels with my Aunt" by Graham Greene and it is the funniest book I have read in a long time. Perfect winter reading. Ben and I have been watching Dr. Who and I finally learned to knit socks and made a pair for Julia. I helped out with our neighbor's pig slaughtering in exchange for some meat and feel like I finally am getting a little bit better at making the different cuts on a pig. This year I was able to bone out some hams into pork cutlets and that was fun and tasty. Andrew did five pigs this year over two last year so it was a good opportunity to really cement in what I did last year and learn some more. So all in all it hasn't been a bad winter but it is getting to the point where I start to dream of zucchini and tomatoes and ripe peaches and blackberries. Sigh. . . . those days are still far off.

At least we have baby to look forward to sometime in the next four to six weeks!

11 comments:

Daniela (Gravagna) said...

Happy Birthday Julia! Baci da Gravagna. XxX

Hummingbirder said...

Happy Birthday, Julia!!
Enjoy the bountiful snow! :)

DL3 said...

I wish you happiness

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Anonymous said...

Ciao Anna, ho appena scritto sul blog di Ben!
A lui ho scritto in inglese, ma a te scrivo in italiano!
Tanti auguri a Giulia, è diventata grandissima!
Tu come stai? Quando deve nascere il bimbo?
Vi aspettiamo presto a Gravagna!
Dai un bacione alle bimbe e racconta ad Angelica che ho un nuovo gatto... si chiama Gustavo!
Baci baci baci
Fede

Anonymous said...

Ciao Anna, ho appena scritto sul blog di Ben!
A lui ho scritto in inglese, ma a te scrivo in italiano!
Tanti auguri a Giulia, è diventata grandissima!
Tu come stai? Quando deve nascere il bimbo?
Vi aspettiamo presto a Gravagna!
Dai un bacione alle bimbe e racconta ad Angelica che ho un nuovo gatto... si chiama Gustavo!
Baci baci baci
Fede

j'aime said...

happy birthday, julia!
and what ARE those yellow spots? how do they get there? more importantly, how does one make them leave? mysteries that penetrate my daily life . . . bacci!

76colbs said...

Anna,

I read Travels With My Aunt too! And I've found those funny spots on stored clothes. Isn't that annoying?

Our library is ordering Zita the Spacegirl! (I put in a request.)

Colby

76colbs said...

Oh, and I sent Ben a photo I took of the portrait I bought. Once I got it home I noticed that the hands and the guitar aren't proportioned right. (And there are no strings on the guitar.) Oh well. I'm not as thrilled with the purchase as I was at first, but I wouldn't say I have buyers remorse exactly.

Colby

76colbs said...

And Happy 3rd Birthday to Julia!! She's such a sweet birthday girl

Sherry O'D said...

According to Martha Stewart, the spots are from stains in the clothing that are embedded in the fabric so you didn't see them when you put them in. But somehow being stored brings them out yellow. I'm not sure how to avoid this, but there it is. I've had some luck soaking in oxy clean. And one more month Anna? Wow. Where has the time gone?

John said...

Oh! she was so cute and lovely... looks so happy too because it's her birthday...



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