Monday, September 29, 2008

Adopt a Terrorist Day

OK. Perhaps that sounds a bit off. But, here's what happened...
One of our boys, a corrections officer, was stopped for a minor traffic violation, a forgotten turn signal, his first ever. As the officer ran his driver's license, Homeland Security pinged him as a potential terrorist! Living under an assumed name! Hauled into jail for questioning, car impounded, driver's license stripped, horrific mess! Bear in mind this is a 31 yr old who has NEVER been in any kind of trouble at all!
Now, the REAL story. Thirty years ago, when my dh and I were married said son was a baby. Bio-dad was a nonplayer, neither seen nor heard after son turned 2.. No contact with my son for the rest of his life. So, son used my husband's name for 12 years of public school, college, driver's license, MARRIAGE license, SECURITY clearances for jobs, all cleared by the state. But apparently, three months ago, Homeland Security changed laws and a legal alias is no more. It would have been nice to have been told!
So, in order to clear everything and be able to use the only name he has ever used, as his legal name, we went to court today and my beloved husband legally and truly adopted my only biological son as his very own. I cried as my darling son and I held hands for the judge's decree. It was such a moving moment. My husband standing before a court of law and asking permission to be "Dad" in the eyes of the world. The court reporter was beaming at us. The judge was smiling, dh was beaming, ds was grinning, and there I stood, crying. I am so lucky!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

After death malaise

Well, I'm dead. My black and red death hat arrived yesterday. It's really a nice way to go. Except...IT DOESN'T FIT!!! Sigh. I can just squeeze it onto my enormous head and then the corn silk hair enables it to creep maddeningly up my noggin! Sigh. Two HA games, 2 hats I can't wear. But, they do fit DH perfectly; he of the teeny skull!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hat Attack 2 - Morty

How evil is it to murder your own child? Well, if it's Hat Attack 2, it's just normal! This little beauty goes to my assigned target, my very own daughter who lives just 100 feet from me! I can't say I loved working this pattern. It sort of got boring on the third repeat, with one more repeat and decreases to go! The Therapi yarn was OK, but not fabulous. It had these weird things in it that looked like pieces of raffia. ?? BUT, HA2 was FUN! I'm just not in a hurry to do it again.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hat Attack 2

So much fun! But I must knit faster!!! I see my enemy, and she is almost done!!! I still don't get the whole Fibonacci thing, but, honestly, I don't care either! Math...blech!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Danny and Paulo

The twins, whom I somehow lost the pictures of..IN my digital camera!