Thursday, October 24, 2002

I've almost made it through the week. It's very cold today and work has been very busy but today I am having a bit of an upset stomach so I'm working from home. We had to turn on the furnace because it was so chilly.

Tomorrow the DH leaves for Vegas and I will probably hunker down and try to do some holiday gift knitting for the weekend. I have gotten to a semi-stopping point in my projects now... the UFOs (that I haven't ripped out) are all summery things and they won't need to get worked on right away.

Sunday is the wine and cheese fest at Jamie and Eva's and I'm looking forward to that. I might have a conflicting engagement but I already made a commitment.

That's all the boring news I have for now. Next week I am off of work and spending half the week in Santa Cruz for Erik and Susan's wedding so I may not be posting much.

Thursday, October 17, 2002

*yawwwwn* Good Morning. I stayed up way too late last night... and now I must pay hehe. I got to drive the Chevy Truck to work today so the sweet hubby can take the Volvo in for a VIN inspection at the DMV. I passed my emissions test yesterday with flying colors so we'll have Oregon tags in no time. All of this stems from the fact that I got a $35 parking ticket while parked in front of my house for "No Registration Stickers." Sadly, the "law enforcement person" didn't know where to look for the stickers (they're on the windshield in TX, not on the license plate like some other states including Oregon) so the ticket is wrong, but I do need to get Oregon tags. The scariest part is that we're going to have to depend on our bank to finish transferring the title before we can get permanent tags. We're doomed.

So my stomach is being very picky these days and as a result I don't think I've been eating as well as I should. Every time I bring something to work for lunch, when lunch rolls around, I am NOT hungry for it at all. In fact I usually find it repulsive. I don't have the money to go out and get lunch either so I have just been subsisting on bread and water. yum.

Knitting is still slow going -- I'm not going to start something new until I finish something. I may finish with the scarf soon or I could possibly finish the lacey socks sooner. I did get to attend a S&B session with the fab blog divas Jamieand Eva of, which was great fun. I've always been interested to go to that coffee shop because it's called "Fresh Pot" and the signs outside never fail to remind me of something that isn't coffee. For some reason I find that entertaining...

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

There's nothing like a 4 day weekend to bring you back to your senses. My mother-in-law has been in town and we've been doing a lot of shopping trying to find the right outfit to wear to the wedding coming up. I found a cute outfit, partially from Georgiou and partially from Nordstrom Rack. This is the blouse that I got -- but I paid $8.40 for it instead of $9.90. I got a matching skirt for $8.40 too and an "over" shirt from the Rack for $7.97. It looks like 19th century underwear but I feel very romantic wearing it so I don't much care what it looks like. I don't think it's appropriate for the wedding though, so I still have to figure out what to wear for that.

Last night Susan and I made a bunch of Thai food for everyone's enjoyment. I started with some Salad Rolls and Peanut Dipping sauce and then Susan whipped up some Pad Thai. It was all very tasty and although it took a lot of work to put it together, it came out quite nicely. The best part was that the boys did the dishes!!!! The kitchen is relatively spotless too. When my DH cleans he can be very meticulous, which is great.

In knitting news, I've been getting a little in here and a little there on a scarf. Not very exciting. I've got to sort out the holiday projects and make sure they get done. I'm definitely to the point where I'm not "allowed" to start anything new until I've finished a few things. I really need to go through everything and take inventory too. I've been starting things and then getting halfway through them and dropping them into a bag, putting them in a box, and then shoving them into a closet. It's bad. I will have to fix this... but not today.

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Wow -- it's Thursday already. How time is flying. The shower is finally finished and it looks really great. No more mildew or peeling stuff. Should hold up for quite a while, too. And tonight is Survivor. I've never watched much of Survivor but it's good knitting time. I'm actually taking tomorrow off so today is my Friday -- Yippee!

I have finished to the heel flap on the second lacey sock but I haven't started turning the heel yet. We've been watching a lot of movies (DVD rentals) but DH likes to turn the lights down low to go with the theatrical sound, and I find it difficult to keep up with the fingering weight yarn on size 0 needles in low light. We've watched Monsters, Inc and Monsoon Wedding. They were both pretty entertaining in totally different ways, but if you haven't seen them, they're certainly worth a trip to the DVD rental store.

Last night I made a huge pot of Three Bean Soup from this recipe. I'm still not sure where they get the "spicy" from. It's actually sort of sweet with the brown sugar. If you are vegetarian or vegan, this recipe is "vegan happy." Turned out pretty well and even the DH ate it (although he ate around all the carrots and celery). I like the way allrecipes has the nutritional ingredient summary -- gives a good idea ahead of time what you might want to supplement the recipe with (side dishes and what-not).

OK -- back to the daily grind...

Monday, October 07, 2002

I guess after seeing Bonne Marie's announcement about the cool development with their S&B I should admit that I have S&B Envy. Last week I was kindly asked to ummmm "participate less" in the local "S&B" as I was coming across as too competitive to the other group members. It was then suggested to me that perhaps I start another "S&B" in my neighborhood for more like-minded people. I think Purl (the Chicago S&B logo girl) is most definitely my portrayal of the ideal S&Ber... but that may not be so to some people. Mostly just people in my town. Luckily, the local guild has found me not so competitive and intimidating so I will still have some sort of social knitting, but certainly not as much.

Ah well, with pregnancy and work and the holidays and all, it's probably better this way :-)

I finally got to watch Birthday Girl this weekend. It's a pretty good flick if you have time to rent it. Cute knitting stuff involved (I never thought to use the needles for that...)

Tried to sleep in curlers last night. Now I look like Shirley Temple minus the ribbons.

The End.

Sunday, October 06, 2002

Long time no blog. I have been very lazy. I finished the Rowan # 32 today and I need to wash it because although I washed the thrift store yarn ahead of time, there are still darkish spots on the front. I hope they wash out with a normal run through the machine. If not, it will just have to be dyed, which isn't a big deal.

I've been having serious mood swings, which isn't all that cool. I nearly panicked because I couldn't get a local channel on either of our fancy TVs because of random crap and I really wanted to watch Charmed. I finally unplugged the DirecTV box and plugged in the bunny ears. I'm glad I did too, because Piper's husband got her pregnancy symptoms - what a fantastic idea! Sharing pregnancy symptoms... wouldn't that be nice.

Anyhow, back to Charmed...

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Good Morning. Yesterday was not a fantastic day, so there was nothing to blog about. Last night I didn't get very good sleep. There was some awful ship in the Willamette making all sorts of racket at 4 in the morning. It was very irritating... sounded like a brass band was outside our window.

While I was having trouble going to sleep last night I decided I need a therapist. There are so many things going through my head right now that are stressing me out. If I had a friend I could probably bitch about all of this stuff over a nice cup of tea. I realize that some of my stresses are trivial but I don't think anyone around me right now is on neutral enough territory for me to believe them when they tell me that they're trivial. That's what therapists are for, right?

Drs visit coming up tomorrow. I'll be happy if she tells me I'm still pregnant because sometimes I don't feel so pregnant. I think that's a good thing on the big scale of things but it's another source of stress in my tiny messed-up head.

Hopefully I will get to spend some time knitting today, especially at open knit. We are having spaghetti for dinner tonight. That's all...