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Those of you that know how uncomfortable I get in social situations would have been proud of me on Saturday. I went with Laurel to a birthday party for one of her classmates at Pump It Up and not only did I talk to all of the other parents there, I took off my shoes and went in/on most of the inflatable bouncers with Laurel when she asked me to go with her. I took lots of photos too, but haven't unloaded my camera yet. On the down side, the latest front to come through laid me out so I only made it through the party thanks to meds and caffeine... but the important part is that I made it and Laurel had a good time.

Vogon granted one of my holiday wishes later that day with a pretty blue scarf. He also gave me a pair of gloves for me to try on, but the fingers are too short. (No surprise.) I tried on several pairs of gloves the next day only to find they all had too-short fingers, so I think I'm going to have to shop online to find gloves that fit.

We went to Burlington Coat Factory on Sunday to get a warm winter coat for Laurel before our trip to Colorado. She was delighted by the selection and picked out a light pink parka with gray fake fur trim on the hood; the coat and detachable hood are lined in black polarfleece and the included scarf, hat and mittens match the lining. I have to sew a couple name tapes in and she'll be good to go for the chilly early part of the week here; naturally, it's going to be a warm Christmas in Dallas while we're in Colorado. I'm glad my down comforter is still there!

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knicole1979
Dec. 19th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Not leather, but they work!!
Have you tried Target for your gloves. I have funny hands too. Not short, but womens gloves tend to be too long, and too skinny, and girls tend to be tight in the hand and too short in the fingers. Odd. Anyhow, I found some fleece type gloves with a leather pad on the palm and the tips are cut off for the fingers but has the fold over thingy to cover them if needed. They are'nt great for snowball fights since they are fleece, but they do the job for the cold. I also got the head wrap/ear thingy to go with, they had the scarf, but I didn't pick it up. I think I might though. :) Oh, they had all sorts of colors too. Of course I had to get the brightest most crazy striped ones they had. They had solid mute colors too though. Hope this helps.
oddharmonic
Dec. 20th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: Not leather, but they work!!
I haven't been to Target yet, but it sounds like I should check them out. Thanks!
blythewater
Dec. 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Yay for bouncing!

I see you have "learn to knit" on your holiday wish list....really, it is so, so, easy. You seem to be very adept - you do all that emboidery and sewing! - so don't be intimidated. All you have to know to do most anything knit-wise is how to 1. cast on, 2. do a knit stitch, 3. do a purl stitch, and 4. cast off...After a little practice, your fingers will learn how tight/loose to do it, so you wil get your tension down. Go for it! It's a very zen thing to do once you get then hang of it.
oddharmonic
Dec. 20th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm a little afraid of outdoor bouncing structures (the childhood episode that spurred that deserves its own entry), so indoor ones are awesome. Now I get to look forward to when our local Pump It Up has drop-in hours for us to go play there. Hee.

I'm stashing my little learn to knit kit in my luggage so hopefully I'll get the chance to pick it up during vacation or at least pick up some pointers from the neighborhood ladies that knit. I don't know anyone that knits here.

I really like that usericon of Bille!
lyspeth
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
I have exactly the opposite glove problem. The fingers are always too long for me.
oddharmonic
Dec. 20th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Would you like a pair of blue polarfleece gloves?
lyspeth
Dec. 20th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome. I have pretty small hands though; what size are they?
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