Friday, January 30, 2009

A quickie superbowl project! (and uses up scrap stash)

Hey, do you dislike the cold bottles or cans of your fav beverage? I figured these would also be perfect mindless knitting projects to make while waiting for the commercials between plays (as i so do not care for either team playing this year... good if you are a fan!)and using up bits of scrap stash! Check out the wonderful links here:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why Men Are Happy ..... and a pimp!

Sent to me by my aunt:
(alot of it seems kind of true)

Men Are Just Happier People--

Your last name stays put.

The garage is all yours.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Chocolate is just another snack.

You can never be pregnant.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal.

You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

Same work, more pay.

Wrinkles add character.

People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.

New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

One mood all the time.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

You know stuff about tanks and engines.

A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

You can open all your own jars.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.

Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

You never have strap problems in public.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

Everything on your face stays its original color.

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

You only have to shave your face and neck.

You can play with toys all your life.

One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

A Lopi reunion! (and some pimping)

Guess what my mom found in her attic! The first thing I ever started knitting, that Lopi sweater! It must have been the winter of 87-88 and my roommate was teaching me to knit, step by step. Of course i ended up moving and never got to finish the sweater , then had no idea what happened to it! I remember splurging and spending a good 70-ish dollars back then in our small Plymouth yarn shop for the yarn. I think the pattern and needle were my roommates mom's. I knit a lot more of it then i remembered.... and it looks pretty good! I am going to finish it but not sure if it will fit, i was only a size 2 back then...pre kid! But i am so excited~ Now i wonder if she came across my old prep school hoodie...that i know WOULD still fit!

and that cabled sweater wrap: (still needs blocking)

and fresh blueberry muffins! (this was not a mix girls!) berries from the garden picked by my own little fingers! (recipe from Table Talk)


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is it just me??

and hubby? I just have to get this off my chest and hope to not get flamed! But...

I am happy we have had a historical event this week, i hope our new president does wonders for things that are falling apart with our country/world right now, i am very optomistic! But a couple things bugged the heck out of me this week.

Mainly, well, one was when one of the morning talk shows kept showing footage of the small village in Africa where Obama's dad was born. It showed the villagers dancing and partying. I was happy they were celebrating but it made me wonder why we were glorifying his dad this way. Didn't his dad take off and abandon him as a child? Did I miss them showing info on his mother or grandmother? ( i did have to work that day so i may have) I am glad times have changed and that hopefully the racial barriers have melted or even blended and that this is proof of it but.... people keep raving about Obama being black,and while he is , he is also half white. These are just a few of the thoughts i kept having go through my head as i watched the festivities.

We lived for 13 years just down the road from where Obama grew up in Hawaii and are very acustomed to varieties in ethnicities (and miss that where we live now). We were usually the lone haole's at the majority of the events we went to, and grew used to being the minority. Maybe this is why i get confused and have these thoughts as maybe i don't see the huge deal really and just see a qualified person for the job.

So please no flames, these were just a few thoughts that have been running through my head and i felt maybe they would leave once i wrote them down.

PIMPS: Very cool, check it out!! (and a contest)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

hump day again and a pimp!

yeah, hump day! I only worked a half day but it was the latter half, so.... i did get the back to my retro sweater finished. goofed a small spot by not sticking stiches on a holder but they are just 9 stitches so...i can fix it easy enough! got ahead of myself and did not read fully on the directions! I still did not make it home till almost 8 by the time i finished at the gym, quickly ran into joannes for iron on velcro tabs, and the dollar tree for weird items (soy milk, cooking spray, alum foil, green m n m's, felt scarf, spring silk flower for daughters vase holder in her car) ...weird i know but needed!

is it the weekend yet?

pimp: really cute, knitters check it out!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pimping and there was a penis in my mailbox!

Just a quickie,

not much but knitting and work going on for me...aside from the domestic hoopla, same o same o stuff! Starting to get spring fever already, sadly have not even skiied once yet!

i have to take a pic of the wonderful chapstick/keyfob cozy i received in the mail today. it is hand knit and shaped like a penis, yup...that's right. I love it! It is a riot!! will try and post in the next few days, i work late tomorrow.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

it's hump day! and a pimp!

Have you ever just not felt ready to tackle your day? (pic of daughters best friend at daughters paintball party)

i have sunday/mondays off which is great. I get sundays with family and mondays to get crap done. sunday means no alarm clock (seeing we have not been skiing lately with hubbys knee surgery coming up) but monday i am still up by 445 am. This monday i had no energy though. not sure if i am fighting a bug or what but.... i fell asleep in the chair after everyone left, fell asleep again that afternoon before the gym, did knit a bit but really got nothing accomplished. I can't stand days like this as i feel it was a waste. Tuesday made up for it though! (i was on call but it was quiet) I got so much finished, cleaned, those days! Today so far i have just 2 clients back to back (yeah) no lags in the schedule. SO we'll see what comes up otherwise...need to get my hair done as well! Hmmmm...... How is your week going?


Monday, January 12, 2009

a quickie pimp ...

tis all i have time for now. (except to bitch a moment that i ordered 6 more skeins to finish off a project and now it looks like i only needed 1. Bummer!

Pimp 1:

Readers and knitters peek here:

Pimp 2: rockers and knitters must see:

Pimp 3: gotta check this one out as well!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And the rain fell down, down, down....and some pimp!

Well no spa treatments today. Played "move the car" and got a few things done on the side...boring, responsible things nothing exciting!

Aside from the heavy rains , which by the way i became drenched by, the waves were pretty cool to contend with crossing on the foot ferry. At least i didn't have to dock it, lol! But from snow to rain....twenty something degrees to 50 something in a week???? go figure! Off to catch the late newscast and see if anything changes (as the wind howls across the chimney) well, sleep will be nice with it hitting the windows! smile Peace and nighty night!

Pimps: in a word, gorgeous! check it out!

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