Sunday, February 22, 2009

The week in review...

This has been one crazy week!
First I want to show you the baby bib that I finished knitting! It is technically Thing Three... and it came out well IMO. It was very quick to make... it only took slow knitting beginner me a week!
I made sure to pick a machine washable yarn (who wants to hand wash a bib with food all over it??) and I found the cutest little button. The bib itself is adjustable since I made three button holes. : )




Monday, which was a Federal holiday so I had the day off, I went to see Confessions of a Shopaholic with a friend. On a side note, loved the movie... and have read the entire series of books! So anyway, totally unexpectedly, we got a call from the bank. They accepted the offer we put on a HOUSE! We are going to have a HOUSE! Look how cute it is:

AND it has a nice sized backyard for the dogs to run and play in! There is no house on one side of it because there is a preserve easement where they are not allowed to build so there are lots of trees! Yay!! We are supposed to close on March 9th... *fingers crossed*

And last, I started my new job.
I had been working for the National Park Service for almost four years but now I work for U.S. Fish and Wildlife. I'm still doing a lot of the same things but I get paid more and it's much closer to home. It was very hard for me to say goodbye to all my fabulous co-workers at Timucuan Preserve but I hope to make as many good friends at the new job too.
Now I have to figure out what to wear every morning... no more uniform!

ps. For those who checked out our Valentine's Day gift, Clementine has settled in quite nicely. Uni was pretty angry at first about the idea of another cat in the house and she spent the first few days staring and hissing and even swatting at her once in awhile. Now they have become buddies. They chase each other and wrestle and run through the cat tube we have in the living room. We have even caught them sleeping next to each other on the couch multiple times. Hooray!
Yes... I live in a zoo. All the more reason to be excited about the house!!

7 comments:

kitkat said...

The house is beautiful! What part of town is it in? And congrats on the job! Animals at home, animals at work...

Tracy said...

It's in Bartram Springs. Do you know where that is? I can be more specific but maybe I should do so in an email instead of here...
Thanks. I think I won't really see as many animals at the new job because it's in an office building but I have a fantastic view of a pond with lots of birds. And I really love the conservation mission of the FWS. : )

kitkat said...

Yeah I think I know where that is. No worries about being specific.

I forgot to say something about the bib too! It's super cute. Maybe I'll make one if I have enough yarn left over from the various baby things I'm making for some friends (pictures soon). The button really "makes" the bib I think :)

mairymknits said...

Wow Congrats on everything! Your house looks lovely! A lot is going on at once for you. Your bib looks good and i like that it's adjustable.
Glad to hear the cats are getting on-i remember when we brought home our second cat the first 2 days were horrible as well but then it got better :)

Brennee said...

Hey lady! Oh my goodness...that piggie button is so darn cute!!! Makes me giggle! Love your new house...it looks like mine! I wonder if we have the same builder. I'll send you a photo of my house on Ravelry, and you can see what you think. Good luck on the closing!

Hannah said...

That bib is awesome! And congrats on the new house, I live in a zoo too so more space is definitely a good thing! :)

fuzzykitty said...

yay! congrats on the bib, job and beautiful new house!! I am so happy for you!!