Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Police blotter.

Sunday, 2:24 P.M.: Caller reports she just busted out the window of her boyfriend's car because she needs to get her baby to Duluth and needed the car seat.

Monday, 5:43 P.M.:
Caller reports she just received a suicidal message from her computer.

Monday, 9:26 P.M.:
Called to advise that Christmas decorations have been found; 1 drummer boy, 1 caroling lady, 1 street lamp.

Tuesday, 4:56 P.M.:
Caller yelling and swearing about her neighbors. Dispatch could not understand the female very well because she was yelling and had the phone too close to her mouth. Female didn’t know who the people were but they left pop cans on her porch.

Friday, 7:00 A.M.:
Caller advised she received a postcard reporting a barking dog complaint from "the neighborhood."

Friday, 6:08 P.M.:
Caller reports she believes someone may have broken into her home and broke some items. Update: officer advises her suspicions were unfounded, picture just fell off wall while resident was out.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


We had kind of a low-key Christmas this year...lots of eating, a fair amount of loafing, nothing high-pressure. It was nice.

Fun with Toivo.

Grandma opening her presents.

Soaking up all the LEDs in the living room.

Despite the laziness, apparently Toivo was overwhelmed by what little activity there was and felt the need to retreat to his fortress of solitude.

Where we found Toivo at 1:30 A.M.

And, of course, I'd be remiss if I forgot to post a picture of this year's nativity scene in the basement.

This year's nativity scene.

It's pretty much the same as last year's, but I did give the patriotic nutcracker & Mr. T the year off. (As for the Brett Favre angel...well, I don't know if he'll ever be asked back.)

The four wise men. Away in a manger, two Psychlos mind their brood of Jesuses (with help from Santa).

Monday, December 26, 2011

Stuff I've made lately.

More substantial posts to come (I swear -- honestly, there are actual legitimate things keeping me away from the computer lately) -- for now, here's some of the stuff I've been busy crocheting lately.

An elephant for my friend John's daughter, Laney:
An elephant for Laney.

Monkeys for as-yet-unspecified recipients:

And a scarf for my soon-to-be sister-in-law:

I was really proud of the scarf, since I'd never made anything quite like that before...until I re-read the pattern after I'd finished and realized I'd been doing the wrong stitch the whole time. Oh, well -- I still like the way it turned out and don't think it really makes a difference in the long run.

Coming up next: baby gifts (everyone's having so many babies!), some more stuffed animals, and a long-overdue yarn heap reorganization. If I stick to my guns, maybe I'll finally make a dent in that pile in 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Feliz Navidad & whatnot.

I've been a bad blogger lately. Bad! Bad Mary! But I promise to post more soon.

In the meantime: Merry Christmas (or insert-the-holiday-of-your-choosing) and we'll catch up soon, I swear.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Police blotter.

Saturday, 5:48 P.M.: 911 call from a woman about a white SUV that parked in the fire line and “there wasn’t a fire!” Caller was upset because when she told the person to move, the other lady laughed at her.

Sunday, 10:44 A.M.: Caller said her husband picked up two roosters from the woods in Marengo and brought them home.

Monday, 11:12 A.M.: Report of a fifth grader who isn't listening and laying in the parking lot.

Tuesday, 12:28 P.M.: Caller reports her neighbors are in a verbal argument described as “a good one.”

Tuesday, 6:22 P.M.: Reports a male driving a white cargo van came to her door trying to sell meat.

Wednesday, 11:18 P.M.: Caller states she heard her door unlock and believes that someone entered her residence, then left and locked the door again. Caller stated that there is cat food missing.

Thursday, 10:07 A.M.: Downstairs neighbor keeps putting out too much garbage and it doesn’t get picked up.

Friday, 1:47 A.M.: Requested police to respond for "monkey business."

Ice ice baby.

The bay is icing over.

The bay is icing over.