Showing posts from November, 2010
This came in my email this morning and it was amazing to watch and seasonably appropriate.  Enjoy!
Friday, I spent the day in comfortable sweat clothes and slippers and I spent the day working on the sweater.  I finally got to the right length and split for the front and back.  I am now winging (I wish) along on the front.  Actually, I'm slogging along at my usual slow pace.

I got tired of looking at the grey, as lovely as it is and started a pair of colorful socks in the yarn Kate and Patrick gave me for my birthday.  It's mini moochi and very soft.  It's a single and very loosely spun in places but strong enough that it won't pull apart.  Just a plain 2x2 ribbing.  This one is for me since it was gift yarn.

Saturday we travelled to Em's house to visit and have Thanksgiving part deux.  She served a similar menu to what we had on Thursday and it was wonderful.  Jim's parents and his sister and Kate and Patrick and Pk and I all shared Em's cooking.  She did a good job and it was very proud making for me to watch her put out a meal and host a dinner party a…
  The last dish is washed and put away and the food is tucked safely into containers into the fridge for another meal (and the freezer for still other meals).  Everything is put back together and everyone has gone home. 
Now we can rest.  Not that it was a stressful day here because it was a wonderful day.  Here, I'll describe the day to you.
First, on Wednesday after work, I had a bit of a headache so I lay on the bed intending to just rest for a short bit.  I fell into a deep sleep for an hour.  I woke up a little groggy but better and made two pans of cornbread and three pies.  One apple and two pumpkin.  The apple pie smelled so good that I wanted to eat it last night. 
I woke early this morning but stayed in bed until 8:30.  I put on some sweats and went down and baked cranberry orange muffins and made some hot chocolate.  Then, we rearranged the furniture to make room for the second table and cleaned up.  We had an old table that we used to make enough room for everyone to …
It's been a quiet week here in Lake Woebegone.... no wait.  That's a radio program.(a Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor).  But it has been a quiet week here in my world as well.

  I haven't been sleeping well (have no idea why but suspect it may have something to do with the perimenopause my body keeps flirting with) and have been so sleepy all day that if I closed my eyes, I'd fall asleep at my desk.  This was not conducive to creative writing/sharing with you all.  Last night I slept soundly (except for the dream where I was searching for an elusive white dpn) and I slept for 10 hours.  This is a lot for me at one stretch but I guess my body needed it.
I thought I'd share my week in photos. 



On Friday we played hookie and went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.1.  It was spectacular and we had a great time.  A quick trip to our lbs (local book store) to check out the savings since they are closing and everything was 20-30…
I'm looking at the world through clean, sparkling wondows today.  I took down the curtains and washed the windows and then washed the curtains and rehung them.  I wouldn't have said they were particularly dirty before but now they gleam.  I also cleaned the china and small bits of silver in the china closet so it softlyshines as well.  Both of these chores are clear signs that the holidays are coming.  I do the windows twice each year, now and in the spring after all the winter storms.   I like the smell of the freshly laundered curtains.  And I like the feeling of a job that's finished.  I started thinking about this back in October but I usually have to wait until I wake up one morning and think "today is the day" and then it gets done.  It's never as onerous as I imagine it will be but I still put it off.
We moved some totes of yarn and roving and some other things into the spare room.  It's been empty for almost a year but I wanted to make sure no one …
My neighbor's tree continues to change and grow more beautiful as the days go by.  And the swamp maple in our backyard is also showing off her best dressed look this week as well.

The clouds overhead were seemingly jealous of the trees because they turned pink as the sun was going down.  There was a sliver of moon visible before the sun was completely gone.
And some young girls down the street were trying to sell me a Magic Rock.  I have no idea what kind of magic it does but I told them that I wasn't interested today but maybe tomorrow.  If they remember and come back, I'll ask for more details and buy the rock for a dollar.(their asking price)  Might make a good Christmas gift for someone.....
And speaking of Christmas gifts, I finished one sock and started number two.  I love making monkey socks.  I'm not sure why.  I just love watching each repeat of the pattern build on the last until I have a full cuff and then a foot. 
I'm experimenting with the new camera (can…
We had the most beautiful sunset yesterday.  There was a storm system moving through and you could just see the westernmost edges as the sun was going down.  It was shining on the tops of the trees and tall buildings but the rest was in shadow.  And then the colors.  They were spectacular. Oranges and purples and pinks and golds.   I wish I had thought to have my camera in my purse but it was home in the case with the other camera.  Not doing me much good.
Today, the camera is in my purse in the little pocket next to the cell phone.  We probably won't have another sunset like that one but now I'm ready in case we do. 
"We are all here on this planet, as it were, as tourists. None of us can live here forever. The longest we might live is a hundred years. So while we are here we should try to have a good heart and to make something positive and useful of our lives. Whether we live just a few years or a whole century, it would be truly regrettable and sad if we were to spend…
Pk gave me a camera for my birthday so he managed to surprise me after all.  I have a perfectly good digital camera.  It's several years old and is large.  I have borrowed his small "shop" camera when I wanted to take a camera along on  a trip because it slipped easily into a pocket or my purse.
I got a Nikon Coolpix that is slim enough to fit into my purse and charges by plugging it into the computer or into the wall via the adaptor.  It's terrific.  Here's a shot of the birthday cake we enjoyed last night.  Buttercream frosting.  MMMMMM (I can foresee many many minutes spent on an eliptical machine to make up for this!) We went to the grocery store looking for a special cut of roast for dinner.  They sell it around the holidays but not much during the year and it's melt-in-your-mouth delicious.  Pk asked the butchers in the meat dept if they could cut one for us.  They were very helpful and cut the meat off the bones and then tied the roast back onto the bon…
It's Friday!  Yay.  Today is my day off gift to myself and it started as rather self indulgent.  I slept in until almost 9 am (almost unheard of) and then got up and got a piece of chocolate cake (El made it for me yesterday) and a large glass of cold milk and climbed back into bed and watched Eddie Izzard.  I can't seem to remember that it's really hazardous to your health to watch him while eating.  Choking could very likely occur.  Then I took a shower and ordered myself a birthday gift.

This made Pk uncomfortable(he thinks he should do the ordering)  but I told him I'm perfectly ok with ordering myself a gift.  I ordered a Hermosa bag from Namaste.  I really wanted the eggplant color but it's unavailable so I got peacock instead.  It'll hold one large project and a small one or two and I'll be able to keep my bits and pieces collected in it.  Since I move around the house and knit in different places, I don't have a basket or container next to a favo…
4 November 1957

Your date of conception was on or about 11 February 1957 which was a Monday.
You were born on a Monday
under the astrological sign Scorpio.

Your Life path number is 1.
Your fortune cookie reads:
In the end there are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2436146.5.

The year 1957 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/31/1957 and ending 2/17/1958.

You were born in the Chinese year of the Rooster.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Snake; your plant is Thistle.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Tyby, the first month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 10 Heshvan 5718.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 11 Heshvan 5718.

As of 11/4/2010 12:10:28 PM EST

You are 53 years old.

You are 636 months old.

You are 2,765 weeks old.

You are 19,358 days old.

You are 464,604 hours old.

A coworker sent the link for this.  It's kind of cool.  The descriptions are very close and true (especially the part about not being comfortable with people I don't know)  If you'd like to see what your name means and have a brief numerological reading, the site is here.

There are 20 letters in your name.

Those 20 letters total to 102

There are 8 vowels and 12 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:Latin Female Lady.
Italian Female Lady. Respectful title and female equivalent of Don.

Your number is: 3
The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative…
Some thoughts on a Tuesday morning

I had to scrape frost off the car windows this morning in the dark

I should have had my mittens on when I did this.  My hands were cold.

It's 40 degrees outside (3.8 C) and it's only Nov. 2.  Definitely mitten weather.

It's election day here and they moved our polling place.  We've had the same place for 25 years and are a bit thrown by this.  Thrown in that we can't find the new place.  Looking will commence again after work today.  We're determined to find it.

This could be an important "off year" election (read: non presidential).  The Republicans could pick up a lot of congressional seats and then the Democrats will have to give up control.  People aren't happy with the economy/health care/jobs situation.  It's become really contentious in some places.

This is a short week for me since I took Friday off.  Thursday is my birthday and I'm giving myself a day off.

It's unbelievably quiet on my floor at work…