Monday, December 31, 2007


So I had two weeks of stress and not eating or sleeping right and one week computer free due to training I am back. I am feeling much more relaxed. And I may even start journaling regularly. After all anything is possible.

I have had way to much sugar this past little bit but it was all good. I got Marta and cookie cutters for Xmas and Knitting Vintage Socks which made my Xmas rock! Add in light brite and this will be a hard one to top.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

All I want for Xmas

As promised here are some Xmas wishes...

Of course Knitting features prominently, with things like these Stitch Markers that make me drool or Luscious Yarn in lace weights from here. Knitting needles are always good, Bamboo double pointed needles sizes 00 - 4 and Aluminum circular needles sizes 2 - 5. Lets not forget the Knitting books, for those just check my amazon wish list. Really though I think the patterns are the real point of Knitting (or maybe it is the yarn) like these patterns.

I love the scooped necked version of the Ribbi Pulli and these animals are just too cute for words. And this scarf amuses me greatly (they have alot of other great patterns too).

And speaking of things to wear..

This T shirt is top of the list followed closely by this one. Both appeal to my mercenary nature. And to go under it all Kama Sutra Wild Clove Luxury Bathing Gel makes my shower lots more fun. :)

Seeing as I am not vain (well not very much) lets get back to more important things. Books and Cooking! Books are easy.. 'Tarzan' and anything by Terry Pratchett will entertain me for hours!

I have a slightly longer list of things for the kitchen, but sorry no links just ask at your favorite store or do a Google search. I need loose leaf tea to take full advantage of my wonderful Xmas gift from last yr. I prefer Chai but really any flavor is delightful. I have also been looking for an Ice Cream maker, one of those little ones that go in the freezer type deals. Two Items I have discovered recently and fell immediately in lust with are nutmeg mills (or grinders) and microplane graters for zesting things. Both of these have hit the top of my must have list. Finally Cookie cutters, I like em. A lot. Particularly the little ones and unusual ones. And I think the copper ones are beautiful.

These last items are perhaps the most important, Cause you know I am a Toys 'R' Us kid and I refuse to grow up! The general rule is anything in the toddler Aisle, I like moving parts bright colors and sound. Specifically I lust after Tinker Toys and Mister Potato Head just plain rocks (have you seen the pirate set?)

And if that isn't enough choices here are some of my lists from the web:
My Delicious Lust list
My Amazon wish list

PS I set the time of this post to Xmas day until then check below for updates.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

jingle bells

I had a entry all planned in my head but now of course I have forgotten it. So here is my brain in all its disorder....

I spent this weekend cooking. It was joyous and wonderful and I can still feel my teeth rotting. Esther came over and taught me to make fudge that is actualy fudgy (instead of runny or crumbly) and carmel that is nummy. We also experimented. some very low carb treats were the result and one very high carb cookie. I have to say Browned Buter Cookies rock! I was a little doubtful about the texture but the taste makes that inconsequentual. I don't think I am up to making as many cookies as I had planned though.

Frog got the flu so I had to make a run to the house for heaters cause he was freezing. Poor guy is miserable and there is nothing I can do to make him feel better. His leg is swelling and hurts something fierce. Lisa is talking about taking him to the hospital later cause she thinks he has a blood clot. I would have to agree. :( Poor man.

We moved the bunnies and bird this weekend too. they are now sitting in the living room by the computer. I like them there and apparently V'ree likes it too. She is all excited to be close to people and a part of things. The puppies are all excited to have extra floor to run on (and poop on). The cats however are less then thrilled with the loss of there puppy free area. I just like being able to get back to the Fridge (and seeing all that open floor).

And finally I am down to one pair of jeans. I am sad.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

keeping up with the Jones

So I adopted another Cat, Pretty Little Miss Wednsday. I didn't really do it on purpose but I couldn't let her starve on the front porch. I might have been able to let her starve on the neighbors, but not ours.

She is a pretty little black calico with a sweet face and personality. The other cats like her and she tolerates the puppies and me. So..... we got another cat.

In other news, Money and me aren't friends, that is the only explanation as to why it keeps leaving me in the lurch. I always manage to squeek through but since I am not a rodent this really needs to stop. Theoreticaly I should have plenty of money, or at least enough. But once again where theory meets reality there is a bit of a gap.

Enough of that though, its not new and so it is not news so on to ever better things..... Anyone know something new and interesting?

Playing It Forward

I signed up for "Paying it Forward" on Ari's blog.

It looks like it will be quite fun. I like making things for other people and I think in a yr I can manage to get something in the mail (since that is the hard part for me. And as an added bonus I noticed it didn't specify a Knit Item so I can be really creative if I want (not that I probably will but I have the option.)

The guidelines:

"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."

Want to participate? Be one of the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post and make the same promise on your own blog.