Monday, March 31, 2008

Back from vacation

Hello friends! I took the whole week after my birthday off from work and did pretty much nothing. It was fantastic. I lunched with friends, spent a day with my mom, had some spa appointments. All in all, a wonderful week.

But here we are back again, to the grind of work and life.

I am ready to turn the heels on the pair of socks i've currently got on the needles. I'm also attempting to learn a new way to do the top of the leg of socks so I don't have to do the blasted ribbing that I can't stand. More news of that later ...

Next Thursday the 10th, The Office is coming back to TV and I am so freakin excited I can't even tell you. Shows have been trickling back and it has been good - but this, THIS is the one I've been waiting for. I will begin the countdown shortly!

Gonna make it short and sweet today. Ta Ta For Now :)

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Almost Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow is my birthday! Yep, Easter. This is the only year in my entire lifetime that my birthday will be on Easter. The last time Easter was on March 23rd was in 1913 and the next time Easter will be on March 23rd is in 2160.

The method of determining when Easter will be is kinda strange. Simplified it is: Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox. So, this year it all happens really early. Spring Equinox was on the 20th (a Thursday), we had a full moon last night on the 21st (a Friday), and the first Sunday following is tomorrow - the 23rd.

I'm not really all that jazzed to share my birthday with Easter this year. Mostly because Easter is all about families doing things like church or egg hunts or Easter bunnies. Plus a lot of places are closed on Easter - it just complicates things. So, I decided to have a big celebration yesterday!

We had a short work day, got to leave at 3pm - being Good Friday and all - so I headed over to a place called Gloria's (Mexican Food, yum!) for a Happy Birthday to Me happy hour with a bunch of friends. There were about 15 or so people there off and on, and I had a blast! I had 1 or 2 (ok, more like 6) Mango Margaritas - wow they were good - and laughed A LOT. I have really great friends :) After it died down a little, 6 of us went to eat at Kincaid's, a famous local burger joint. They have the BEST fried okra ever! Of course I had some ...

After the drinking and the eating, hubby and I went home for a sec to check on the kitties and then we went to a shop near our house and I got my nose pierced! I'd been wanting to for a while, pondering and researching. I finally decided to go for it. It hurt for a second or two, my eyes watered (even though I had them closed like I was supposed to), and unlike your ears - it bleeds a bit when you get your nose pierced. Not horrible or anything, I'd just never thought about that. The lady doing the piercing did warn me though, so I didn't freak out. It's a little tender now and it looks like my nose is a tad swollen but not freakish or anything :).

All of this and its not even my birthday yet! Today I'm going with my friend Debora to a sewing shop to look at sewing machines. That will be my birthday present to myself. I'm quite excited about it. I have lots of ideas of things I would like to make. After that I'll head over to my local yarn shop to hang out and knit. I'm already working on my next pair of socks of course! And I'm also using the left over yarn from the 2 pairs of socks that I've finished to make some socks for my iPod, ha! I'm taking all of next week off for vacation, lots of relaxing and hanging out with a little bit of household chores thrown in.

That's about all for now .... stay tuned for more updates as they happen :)

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Socks!

I just finished my 2nd pair of socks a few hours ago :) I'm very excited as I feel like I've been working on these forever.

I had started this pair back before Thanksgiving (I think) and was going along pretty nicely and then they just flat out disappeared. So I re-bought the yarn and started over.

I knitted them consecutively so that when I was done I was done! I didn't like doing one and not having its pair even started. I think I will, whenever able, do all my socks in this manner.

I have a couple of other pairs started, so stay tuned ....

New Socks!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blog Update

I'm sure nobody noticed, at least while I was working on it :) but I just widened the main column of the blog so that I can post bigger pictures. I wasn't able to post anything but small ones, lest they get cut off! So I fixed that!

I'm about to leave for my Thursday night Knitting/Crochet Group! I love this time with my friends. And I might just finish my socks sometime this year, hahaha!

Have a great evening everyone ...

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Proof

Thought you might want to see some proof of the snow :)

Almost Blooming

My Street

My House

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My Goodness

It's been a while huh? Sorry bout that ...

I've had quite the crazy past 2 weeks. I am not typically an overly busy person. So last week when I had 2 doctor's appointments, a nail appointment, people coming to switch us from dsl/satellite to cable - and of course brought the wrong equipment so they had to come back another day, a whole lot of work because of a big site update, my regular sit & knit and then a vacation day on friday I thought I was doing pretty good since I hadn't had a complete breakdown by the end of it all.

That's what I get for trying to be a busy person.

I was gone all weekend with my friends on a knitting retreat. It was a blast, but not a lot of sleep was had :). Monday morning I had to be at work by 6:45 for said site update. I got there and everything went fine ... until about 10am when I started falling asleep at my desk. I was going to be leaving at noon anyway because of a dentist appointment, so I left early and went home to nap for a bit before getting my teeth cleaned. Then Tuesday was voting day here in Texas, so after work I headed over to vote - which took an hour! There were so many people there ... after that I went out to dinner with the hubby to celebrate his accomplishment of getting A+ certified. I woke up at 2am on Wednesday with the most horrible sore throat ever. So I stayed home from work and rested. Yesterday I got up and went to work ... a little kooky from Sudafed, but alright. THEN IT STARTED SNOWING. Actual snow. Huge flakes. So we left work at 3:30pm.

Now it is Friday and there is still snow on the ground, but the roads don't seem to be too bad. I'm about to head in for hopefully (well not really) a full day of work. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it is supposed to hit almost 70 this weekend. No wonder I've been feeling sick.

I think I've learned my lesson about trying to do too much. I'm going back to my quiet life now.

p.s. 15 days til my birthday!

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  • From Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • I'm a 37 year old, left handed, aries, web designer, kitty cat mom, swimming pool fanatic, tv watcher, game player, knitter, seamstress, crocheter, aspiring photographer.
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