December 31, 2009
In the last year not that much has really changed for me. Same job, same house, same car, same husband (thank goodness) but I think my attitude has really changed. And I have to put some of that on my blog. It's been a good outlet for me as a place that I can write down what's going on and what my goals are. I'm looking forward to another year of blogging and general happiness. And I wish another year of happiness for all my friends and family! God bless everyone! Happy New Year!
December 30, 2009
December 29, 2009
1. Read all 10 books on the List of Top 10 Banned Books - 4/10 complete
2. Knit at least 1 pair of toe up socks
3. Knit something with Alpaca
4. Quilt the 3 quilt tops that I have finished
5. Finish piecing and quilt the Christmas wall hanging
6. Sew up the two clothing patterns that I bought
7. Start and complete at least one quilt out of the several that I have all the parts for all ready
8. Use up all the stashed sock yarn I have before buying anything new
9. Knit up the Heather Hoodie by Debbie O'Neill
10. Finish the 4 sweaters that I have as WIP's in my Ravelry queue. (Celeste, February Lady, Tuxedo Vest & Central Park Hoodie)
I think this list is totally do-able before the end of the year. Can't wait to see how far I it get by the end of the year. I put it on my side bar to help me keep track of my progress and not forget what I want to accomplish. I didn't do this last year and I feel like a lot of my goals got lost. But I'm totally ready to accomplish these 10 things.
December 26, 2009
December 23, 2009
I have a bout 50 pages left in Uncle Tom's Cabin and then I'm moving on to Brave new world. This top 10 banned classics challenge is going to be really fun. I can't wait to move on to the next book. I've been bringing Uncle Tom's Cabin with me to work every day so I've been actually getting in a half hour of reading at work each day in addition to the reading I do at home at night. But the difference is that I don't' usually fall asleep while I'm reading at work. Ok, most of the time I don't fall asleep while I'm reading at work. It does happen that I doze off but only during my lunch break. And I always wake up before my break is over.
I've been knitting my fingers to the bone trying to finish Hubbs socks before the end of the year. I finished the 1st sock on Monday and cast on for the second, completing the cuff before it was bed time. Yesterday I got almost 2/3rds of the 2nd socks leg finished and am really hoping that I can finish it off this weekend. Not sure it that's going to happen or not since I do have Christmas stuff going on on Thursday night and Friday all day. Not sure what the plan is for Saturday and Sunday but I'm hoping that it includes knitting.
My back has been hurting me for some unknown reason since last weekend and now it's to the point where it hurts when I roll over at night and wakes me up. I'm living with it because what else can I do? But this morning was a total nightmare. After waking up every hour on the hour to roll over I'm awakened at quarter to 5 by the sound of Hubbs dog doing the puke noise IN OUR BED. Nothing wakes me up faster then the sound of an animal barfing. Ugh. Thankfully she didn't puke in the bed but she got the carpet in our bedroom and the carpet in the family room. I love that dog but sometimes I get so mad at her. Basically what caused her to vomit is that she chews up plastic that she finds God knows where in the yard and swallows the bits. Of course plastic in any ones stomach is not a good thing and she ends up puking. I wanted to kick her to Alaska this morning. But I refrained. Barely. By the time I finally got her out and all the puke and bits of plastic cleaned up Hubbs finally gets up and offers to help. I wanted to kick him to Alaska too but again, I refrained. Again, Barely. I love the man but good grief. I think it's just my lot in life to be the cleaner of puke at our house. At some point I'm going to have to accept it and quit fighting it. I hate being the cleaner of puke. Icky.
So anyway, hope your morning was better then mine. Now I'm off to work to see what kind of trouble I can get into there.
December 20, 2009
And now for another finished object.
Pattern: Primivera Socks by natalja
Yarn: Patons Kroy FX in Cameo Colors
I cast on for another pair of socks in addition to the several other projects that I currently have on the needles. Hubbs actually asked for a pair of hand knitted socks, so I'm working on that for him. I took me a while to find a pattern that I thought wouldn't be too girly for him and that would have enough staying power that they wouldn't fall down if he wore them to work. I'm hoping to finish them before the end of the new year to bring my total for knitted socks to 19. My original goal was 12 so I think at 19 I'd pretty much accomplish my goal.
The only problem I have with knitting is that there are so many things that I want to knit and only so many hours in a day. If only I could afford to quit my job and knit all day.
This is my 100th post. My goal with the blog was to post once a week for the entire year. And while I didn't always post once a week I feel like I've made my goal since I did post 100 times (counting this one) and I still have a week to go before my blog-aversery. I started writing this on 12/31/08 and have been going strong for the last year. Out of the 10 or so goals I had for myself on 12/31 last year I think I've done well. I haven't stashed any yarn or fabric, I completed my sock challenge and I blogged. I think for me who never finishes anything has done pretty well.
So far my list for 2010 is as follows at this point: 1. Read all 10 books on the list of Top 10 Banned Books, 2. Learn to knit a toe up sock and 3. Knit something with Alpaca. My list is very short but I still have another week to decide (or not) to add something more to it. Hopefully I can come up with some more things because 3 things seems like an awfully short list to me. Is it sad that I can't come up with more things? I don't know but some times it's nice to have a short list instead of a long one that you know you wont be able to complete. So for now it's 3. Later it will be more.
December 14, 2009
Pretty snow covered trees.
It was a great day and I would have loved to stay out longer but as usual work got in the way. We had to come home and great ready for work today.
There has been knitting. I've finished up one sock and am about half way through the second sock. I'm sure I'll be posting up pictures of the 18th pair of socks that I've done this year.
December 10, 2009
The beer was great and the food was awesome but the company was even better!
The food was sooo good at BJ's. I'd heard great things about it from friends but every time we go by there it's either packed or we're not hungry. We were actually headed to another restaurant when I suggested that we try it out. I figured it couldn't be that packed on a Wednesday at 1pm. Thankfully it wasn't packed. Hubbs got a BBQ steak sandwich that was really awesome. The beef was tender and the BBQ sauce was out of this world. Very tasty and tangy. I had the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. The chicken was really tender and the sauce was very creamy. Every thing was great and our server was awesome.
The last three days have been really good but sadly I'm back at work today. It's a one day work week for me since tomorrow is a furlough day. On one hand I'm glad that I only have to work 4 days a week but on the other losing a 25% of my pay sucks. If and when they decide to go back to a 5 day work week I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm loving being off at 3:30 everyday and getting to spend more time at home but I'm going to miss having that extra day off. Not sure what I'm going to do when that day comes but for now, I'm enjoying spending more time at home with Hubbs and having 4 day work weeks.
December 9, 2009
December 8, 2009
December 5, 2009
December 4, 2009
First of all, isn't my local library cute?! It's the tiniest library I've ever seen. Super cute.
I know the question that's on everyones mind is whether or not I actually got the card. I didn't. But!!! I have a very good excuse. Their computers were down today so I have to come back. I'm hoping that they will be back up tomorrow otherwise I will have to wait until Friday to try again. I'm not sure I can wait that long!
In other good news, I took my car in to get a smog done on it today. I don't normally take it myself. One of the reasons that I got married was so that I wouldn't have to deal with automotive stuff or take out the trash. lol But really Hubbs normally takes care of this kind of thing for me since it stress me out really bad. Hubbs had to work late today so I had to handle it myself like a grown up girl. Thankfully my old girl passed her smog test with flying colors and now I can pay the state the crazy fees they charge to keep her on the road. Dang old DMV. But at least it's handled! Go me!
December 3, 2009
December 2, 2009
Right now my list of weekend chores just keeps getting longer. I was hoping for a quiet time at home knitting but it looks like I have a ton to do. I need to clean the house, do laundry, grocery shop, attend nephews 2nd birthday party, go to the library...and I'm sure there are a few other things that I need to get done too. At least I can start some of it, like the laundry, tonight. Only one more day of work before I can stay home and get stuff done there. Too bad I haven't figured out a way to be a stay-at-home wife. All I need is just one $100 million dollar winning lottery ticket! Anyone got one they don't need?!
December 1, 2009
Stolen from Deanne. Thanks, Deanne!
The above picture was after it snowed the first day. It really wasn't all that cold but the fire really helped. All and all the trip was really good. It was fun to hang out with some old friends and make some new ones. Sadly this is the last trip in the 5th wheel for winter. Now it's just day trips to the mountains for snow wheeling. I'm going to miss the trailer but all I have to do is be patient and spring will be here before I know it.