Monday, January 19, 2009

Meme stolen from Amy........

Cuz they are fun I say! hehe

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea
14. Taught myself art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (indoor)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

Wow I really have done less than I get extra points for having had more than one kid? ;) I think I should. lol

Knitting- I have frogged the Hedgerow socks. The ladders I was getting using dpns sucked so I will use my circs once I have finished to project currently on them. Which would be Porphyria some mitts that I am making for a swap pal. Yes, I am in more than one swap so I won't say which one in case they snoop. :) I also got a bunch of goodies for my swapees today. Hopefully they will both like their gifts.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I got a package!

My hubby got the mail today and there was a package. I thought oh goody the book we ordered is here - nope it's from my secret pal! Look at the pretty yarn I got! yum sheep with chocolate kisses. :)

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The yarn is from The Unique Sheep in Verve Lake Erie and Leili Tow Path - both are used in the included toe up sock pattern. :) And both are yummy! Can't wait to start this and see how long it takes me to get the hang of it. I love how I got Lake Erie since I live in Michigan - what a cowinky-dink. ;)

Thank you pal! I totally LOVE the yarn that you sent and the sock pattern is new and a new technique for me - YAY!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Cars are fixed YAY! Oh and I won a $200 visa gift card from the radio the other day - woot that went toward the repairs of course. :) Today is my oldest girl's birthday - she is 10 in about 2 hours. Where did the time go?!?!?!?!?!? Not to mention that she is almost as tall as half our family (my mom and aunts....ok not a big deal there) but if she keeps growing like that she will probably be as tall as me - 5'8" or taller since her dad is.....sigh

SP13 QOW - What is one thing you think you can't do that you really want to do in 2009? Please elaborate!

Well I know I can't crochet. I mean I can make a mean chain but anything further and the patterns confuse me. I have books and have borrowed books from my library and to me it seems that knitting is better explained than crochet is. Crochet is of course younger than knitting so that might explain it. I have even sat with ladies at our knit night and they took my pattern and ran with it but I was lost after the first part.

But what I'd really like to do but haven't would probably be tackling a big project like a sweater. Most likely the February Lady sweater to be exact. And of course I don't want to follow the pattern exactly - I want to do one of the variations off it. Or maybe it was more than one I can't remember which I liked better. It seems like forever since I was on Ravelry looking around.

Knitting news - I worked more on my sock at the Fiber party our knitting group had this past Saturday. There was a total of 3 of us there - the hostess, another lady and myself. We had a blast and were all local to the area so the crap ton of snow that was coming down all day and that night didn't bother us too much. I have started getting things around for a pair of mitts I plan to make. The pattern for Porphyria by Cissy Black is pretty and one that I want to try out with my Buffy the Vampire Slayer tvyarn. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Just call me car killer.....

Well this is pretty much a week from heck and its almost over with. Earlier this week my van started leaking antifreeze worse than before so we stopped driving it. But we hadn't been driving the hubbsters car because of the wheel bearing starting to come loose. With the van leaking we had to use it and a co-worker said it should be fine for short trips. It made it 2.5 days before it got to the point that if I had driven it much more I think the wheel would have come off. At least I wasn't that far from hubbsters work and turned around to leave it there. SO glad he has some mechanical training and is order the part and will fix it today after work. When I parked the wheel was on an angle tilted in toward the engine so you know it was getting bad. UGH!!!!!! only 6 more months and then hopefully his car will be paid off and we can use mine as a trade in on someting newer. But this leaves me bumming a ride from one of the other ladies I work with for today since I am supposed to be working kindergarten for the regular lady and amd the only one today who knows how to out of those of us regulars that will be there. *SIGH* It'll all be better tomorrow when we take the van in for a fix as well and tehn it'll be back to having to working cars for a while longer until the next silly thing breaks.

Knitting news - nada, zip, zero zilch! Nothing is done. I worked on my hedgerow socks over break and got further than I had before I frogged them. But I haven't picked up anything recently for some reason. Not starting anything (prolly a good thing) and not finishing any of my current projects. At this point when I finish the two scarves I have to do it will be spring and they won't need them. LOL Hopefully I'll get to working on them tomorrow and Saturday while waiting on the van to get fixed. Fun fun!

Well gotta dash cuz I need to get ready before my friend gets her to pick me up. Hope everyone is having a better day than I am! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I got a package!

And sorry pal for the delay in posting! Craziness is my life with the holidays and being sick - again. UGH!

About a week ago I got this awesome box in the mail from my secret pal. :)

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Inside was even better - even Jack decided he HAD to smell everything!

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So In my lovely package was the following: some colorful Catania Color yarn, a bar of goat milk soap - so pretty, some bath confetti (keeping this away from the girls!), Berkshire Mountain Blend coffee - yum can't wait to try this, an Herbal Tea sampler - the white pear was yummy!, a mug, a Christmas tree note holder and the cute dog card wishing me a brightly colored holiday!

Thanks pal!!!

Christmas was good I felt better then and I even surprised my Aunt with the Owl cloths with matching towel. But I had to borrow a needle at her house to get the button on the towel. She came over and saw the towel and said it was good work but didn't see the owl on it to know it was for her. hehe I just kinda started laughing and showed my mom who laughed with me. My aunt laughed later when she opened the gift and saw it. Then I had to print the pattern for her because she'd never seen a washcloth with a design in the middle. And I got her on ravelry too. yay!

My mom got me Fraggle Rock! Ok so she got it for both me AND my brother each. But she had gotten his first and then went out to get mine once I said I wanted it. hehe I got the better boxed set. We told Matt is was because she loved me better. :D I also got soem Nora Robert's novel's from her a shirt from her trip to Alaska AND a giftcard to Threadbear. That I had to wait a week to use since we were coming back then for more parties. I got some undyed roving and some size 2US circulars for a pattern I wanted to make. yay!

Now back to cleaning - UGH!
Secret Pal December package