So anyways hubby and I were sitting at our computers a week or so ago and out of the blue he said, "go ahead and order yourself an iPad." Of course this shocked me a wee bit but I know he wanted to order one for my birthday but at the time we were planning a trip and didn't want to spend the extra money. The trip got cancelled due to the huge amount of money it was going to cost (way more then the iPad cost me), work issues for Shawn and not being able to find someone to watch the house (ie mow and water the lawns). The news of me buying an iPad will most likely piss off more then one family member reading this blog but I'm at the point where I just don't give a damn what other people (namely my family) think. Don't get me wrong, I love my family to pieces but they do tend to be a tad too nosey.
Anyways I'm sitting here waiting for my iPad to ship. It has a ship date of 30 June....oh the agony! I'm not what you would consider a super patient person. I picked the 32G Wi-Fi model. I didn't see the point in paying for the Wi-Fi + 3G model because I'll never pay for and use the 3G function. We do not have AT&T 3G in this area. What cracks me up is the lawsuit that AT&T brought against Verizon saying their commercials were misleading. I may be just an average everyday person but how can it be misleading for Verizon to show that they have a bigger 3G network then AT&T?...btw Verizons whole network is 3G. I mean they never stated that AT&T doesn't have service everywhere in the US. I can get AT&T service up here but they are using Verizon and Altell cell towers to provide that service. This is the main reason why we swapped to Verizon right before we moved to Montana. I didn't relish the idea that my calls would drop more frequently because I would be using a Verizon or Altell tower and their customers have priority over the other companies they have an agreement with for their tower usage. I guess my point is: what's the point in claiming you have the fastest 3G network when the majority of the people in the US can't use the 3G service. It's only great for those who live where it's available which I can assure you is no where in Montana.
So anyways, I've been doing a bit of knitting. Well mostly it's been work on my Cassidy cardi which is in the process of being seamed so I can finish the hood and button bands. I'll see if I can get the kiddo to help me take a few pictures once I have it seamed together. I have one week to get this finished to be able to enter it into The Loopy Ewe challenge.
I've also gotten a few knitterly goodies in the mail.
First up is a skein of Dragonfly Fibers Djinni sock.
A yummy skein of Bugga!
A rainbow sock yarn kit.
I picked this up from Dyelectable Yarns etsy shop and it came with some lovely goodies including the sock blocker stitch marker holder and stitch markers. There's over 600 yards of yarn here so I'm thinking some stripey knee socks.
Knitterly Things Vesper sock yarn.
Because I have a weakness for self striping sock yarn. The colorway on the left is Love Stinks (Yeah Yeah)....and now I have that stupid Swiffer commercial stuck in my head. The colorway on the right is Neapolitan.
Bree needed a new bed. She only had about 2 inches left before her feet were touching the foot board of her toddler bed and lets face it crib mattresses are not very comfortable. So over the weekend we went out to the local furniture store to look for a new twin bed. As luck would have it we found a bunk bed that was perfect for her and was cheaper then all of the single beds so we picked it up and gave Kaity the bottom bunk.
Bree's new bed:
Yes the walls are eye searingly bright but she loves it and yes she's a tad obsessed with the Jonas Brothers. I for one am not looking forward to repainting these walls before we move. The thing that really kills me is they will go through and paint all the walls when we move out.