Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Blog, I will.

This is Yoda. He's a cheap ploy to grab your attention! (And he's a really cool toy I bought my husband for Christmas.)

Here is a project I'm working on. (And, no, I did not finish my wrist warmers. Yet.)

As you can see, it is a dish cloth. I'm making it for my mom. (She likes the color red for kitchen items.) I'm almost done.

Going with the red theme, I finished the scarf kit I received from Anne last week. (You know, one of those kits that comes with the yarn and needles.) Here it is!

The picture doesn't quite do it justice. It is BRIGHT. And very pretty.

I'm starting classes next week. I'm taking Yoga, Stress Managment and English 102. I am really looking forward to all three classes. Yoga actually starts this Saturday, and I am so psyched. I even bought a DVD of yoga, but...well, Denise Austin is the instructor. I haven't seen the DVD yet, but I'm a little wary. Denise is a little...peppy. Yoga's supposed to be relaxing. We'll see. I'll give my review at another time.

On Saturday I finally volunteered at the Maryland Ensemble Theater for the first time. They made me paint the inside of the theater. :( But it was okay. :) I got to meet some of my idols. (If I never mentioned it before, I've seen two shows at the MET and both times I were blown away by the actor's performances. That's why I decided I want to volunteer there.) Anyhow, I was up to my elbows in green paint. We were preparing the stage for the upcoming performance of "Betty the Yeti." The entire stage is made to look like a wooded area, complete with a giant burlap tree in the center of the room. Hopefully they will have more opportunities for me to volunteer in the future. (As an usher or something.)

Other than that, I haven't done much. I've been exhausted lately, so I've been napping in my free time. (Which is what I feel like doing right now!)

More at another time...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Here's a close-up of my pretty pink roses! Posted by Picasa

Aaron likes to pretend he is taking my picture when I am taking his! Posted by Picasa

I crack under the pressure, and blow out all but one of the seven candles. I forgot to make a wish, anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter! Posted by Picasa

Sean giving me a smile! Posted by Picasa

Aaron, boy genius, figuring out the puzzle on his own! Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday to me...

Guess what...the 15th was my birthday! (But everyone celebrated on Monday...hahaha!) I turned 23...alright, 28. We went down to visit my husband's family. They were really sweet and bought me some flowers and a coffee mug (with some flavored coffees!) I had a great time and, most importantly, I didn't have to go to work on Sunday! (Or Monday night, for that matter.) Yes, this inconvienced my friend Shon, who, no doubt, had to pick up the slack for me this weekend. Don't feel bad, though, because she LEFT ME ALONE THE SUNDAYS BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS!!! (No, Shon, I will never forget!) Anyhow, a great time was had by all (except Shon). We played "Battle of the Sexes" and us ladies (Anne and I) lost three times. I think we were a little too kind to the men (my husband, John, and his dad, Bob). We gave them a lot of help, although they will swear the cards weren't fair. If you have never played the game, it is a trivia game in which the women are asked questions that a man would know, and vice versa. They (the men) swore their questions were too hard, while ours were easy. I admit it. Some of them were. For instance: "J. Lo. stands for ______." Here's one that was for them: "What color results from mixing white and red?" I kid you not. That was an actual question.

Well, here are some pictures of the fun. Enjoy!

ABOVE: Here I am, getting ready to blow out my candles, take a sip of wine, and ask a question from the game. (I'm a born multi-tasker!)

ABOVE: I know two people who do not want his or her picture posted. One is Anne, who I will not post a picture of out of respect. The other is my husband (the angry looking man above.) He is sitting with next to his dad, Bob. Since John doesn't view my blog, I think I'm safe. :)

Blogger is kinda acting up, so I'll post more pictures through Hello.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I snagged this meme from Gina

Have you ever...?

Smoked a cigar: Yes
Crashed a friend's car: No
Stolen a car: No
Been in love: Yes.
Been dumped: I don't like to talk about it...
Dumped someone: Yep
Taken shots of alcohol: Yep
Been fired: Never! (I have a strong work ethic!)
Been in a fist fight: A few...
Snuck out of a/your house: No
Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back: Unfortunately
Been arrested: Um...
Made out with a stranger: Well, they're not a stranger after that ;-)
Gone on a blind date: No
Lied to a friend: Yes (Learned my lesson, though, and don't do it anymore!)
Had a crush on a teacher: Yes
Seen someone die:No
Been on a plane: Many times!
Thrown up in a bar: Who hasn't?
Miss someone right now: Yes (my parents)
Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by: Yes
Made a snow angel: Yep
Played dress up: Yes
Cheated while playing a game: Not really. My honesty will be my downfall
Been lonely: Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school: Yes (back in my heavy partying days)
Used a fake id: See above
Felt an earthquake: No
Touched a snake: I used to have one!
Run a red light: Yep, but only when it changes as I enter the intersection...
Had detention: Yes
Been in a car accident: Yes
Hated the way you look: Yes
Been lost: Yes
Been to the opposite side of the country: Yes.
Felt like dying: Maybe
Cried yourself to sleep: Who hasn't?
Played cops and robbers: Yes
Karaoke: Yes, but after a few drinks
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't: Yes. Sing Karaoke drunk.
Laughed till some kind of beverage came out of your nose: Yes.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue: Yes
Kissed in the rain: I don't think that's romantic at all!
Sang in the shower: Yes.
Made love in a park: No
Had a dream that you married someone: Yes.
Glued your hand to something: Does gluing your fingers together count?
Got your tongue stuck to a flag pole: No
Worn the opposite sex's clothes: Yes
Been a cheerleader: No.
Sat on a roof top: No
Talked on the phone all night: Yes
Ever too scared to watch scary movies alone: Yes.
Played chicken fight: No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on: No.
Been told you're hot by a complete stranger: No. I mastered the intimidating "Don't talk to me" glare.
Broken a bone: Yes. My hand
Dipped snuff: No
Lived overseas: I lived in Puerto Rico for 3 years. (Navy brat!)
Ever passed out/fainted: Yes...

There you go! Feel free to share!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Guess what? I have a tutorial at Craftbits! I had posted on Craftster, a knitting needle roll I made for my friend, Shon. Someone from Craftbits saw it and asked if they could reprint it on their site. So, here it is, the Kimono Needle Roll! Woo hoo!

Alright, enough of that. I do have some pics to post, but, alas, I've been way too busy to knit. When I say busy, I mean I've been partying. I was invited out on Friday night to go out with a bunch of people at work, then on Saturday, my work held a party at Champion Billiards. I am so tired. On top of my recently busy social life, I got a new game for my xbox 360. (I know, the two should really cancel each other out.) My husband--I told you how sneaky he is--bought me the game "Gun" to keep me busy while he is online. I've been staying up late to play it, too. I am exhausted.

I took picture of my friends during the work party. Finally, you'll get to see some of the people I mention here. Here is the first picture:

From the left: Shon, Aubrie, me (greasy, chunky, and a little tipsy), and Danette. You know Shon, cuz I mention her often. Aubrie is a good friend of mine who frequently babysits my kids, and Danette is my newest friend. I recently made her daughter, Kennedy, a hat and scarf set.

Friday, January 06, 2006

No new knitting...

...yet. I'm still working on the wrist warmers from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts," and I decided to do the stuffed rabbit from it, also. So, soon.

I haven't been knitting b/c I got a present...a game console...xbox 360!!! (Yay!) And a game. Okay, you guys probably don't know this about me, and I'm a little embarrassed by it, but I am a little addicted to video games, so much so, that I avoid them. Why would I avoid something I love? I know what it does to a person. First, you lose hours and wonder how it's suddenly 2am in the morning. Next, you find yourself ignoring the twinge of pain in your bladder, telling yourself you can hold it just until you finish this last boss. Also, you lash out at family members as they beg for dinner, a cup of juice, or a diaper change. Yes, folks, its not pretty. I'm a geek...But I was reformed until my husband brought home the xbox 360. He also bought a game, which I beat in two days of (nearly) non-stop play. He's sneaky-sneaky, though, b/c it was a trick. The game console is there to distract me while he spends endless hours on his computer playing World of Warcraft. Online games like that are the crack of video games. Ever heard of a little game called "Everquest?" Some called it "Evercrack." My husband was addicted to that one, too. Most of the time, the affected doesn't realize they have a problem, or they become defense if someone tries to come between them and the game. It's all a very, very sad situation. By far, though, my husband isn't as attached as some gamers, who take whole weeks off of work just so they can stay in a dark room playing online with a million other strangers, most of which they will never meet. I personally hate online games. They scare me. And I don't play well with others. Enough about geeky persuasions. Back to the crafty.

I made another needle roll the other day. I decided to make a tutorial for Craftster. I'd post the address, but craftster is down right now. Here is the roll, though!
I'll post the address for the tutorial later, when craftster is back up. If anyone is interested in it, though, and they don't want to go to craftster for the info, let me know and I'll post it here. It's just huge and has a lot of pics, so I don't have the energy to post it again.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Flock of birds out my back door. Posted by Picasa

My Dad Posted by Picasa

Me Posted by Picasa

My mom Posted by Picasa

My mom hiding behind me. We're at Tires Plus because my dad's car got a flat. Posted by Picasa

My folks and me. (John took the picture.) Starting from the left: Sean, Me, Dad, Mom, Aaron. Posted by Picasa

Sean--dragging me--coming down the slope. (My folks are behind me.) Posted by Picasa

My parents coming down the slope. Posted by Picasa

Rail road going into the mountain. (Look closely, there is a painted advertisement for gun powder on the side of the cliff.) Posted by Picasa

Still Harper's Ferry. Look! There are trees growing atop that column! Posted by Picasa

Harper's Ferry Posted by Picasa

Aaron, in awe at all the water. Posted by Picasa

Harper's Ferry, West Virginia Posted by Picasa

Happy New Year!

Guess what. I forgot to take a picture of that beautiful poncho I made for my niece. It's gone already. My parents visited for New Years and they already took it with them to go back down to Mississippi. Oh well. I do have pictures of them and of beautiful Harper's Ferry, WV. I'm going to post them through "hello" b/c blogger is kinda slow on the upload today.