Monday, October 31, 2005

Not Finishing What We Start

Apparently it is a period of time that many of us (being my clump of friends) are starting things without finishing them. For example, in the previous blog entry, I mentioned that Leslie was in labor. Did she finish labor? No! False alarm, again (this is the 4th one, I think. She not a 1st time nervous mom, who isn't sure that she is in labor or not. This will be her 4th! This baby just can't seem to commit to the birth concept!)

Me, I can't seem to finish the baby sweater. Maybe this week!?

Guess what! I got a job. I'm going to be the office manager for a decorating company that my friend owns!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Time to Finish the Baby Sweater!!!!

I totally have to finish the baby sweater ASAP. Leslie's in labor! More to come later!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Naughty Knitting

This Saturday the Yarn Yarn Sisters had a Palloween exchange. Wow, we know how to do the gift thing! There was an abundance of yarns, needles and fun! One of the fab girls even knitted and felted a gift bag!

Part of the task was to give something naughty. It was so fun to see how everyone interpreted this requirement. I got b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l dark sage green yarn, new needles, a way cool pink case for my beloved ipod, and special friend named Willie (he's naughty!) from the divine Ms. Denise. I gave hand-made stitch counters, a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book and, for the naughty part, hand-knitted devil horns and a tail! I'm very proud of my devilish gifts. Check them out, modeled by the ever-so sassy Koala:

I'm Trouble with a capital 'T'!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Knit for a Cure

Some of the girls from the knitting group are going to enter the Fun Run portion of the Relay for Life in Jacksonville. They plan to knit and walk (and talk!). They want to make chemo caps. Check it out:

Have you seen Knit Scene magazine before? Great patterns, check it out:

Friday, October 07, 2005

Worms on Walls Give Me the Willies

In case you aren't addicted to the Weather Channel, the southern portion of the Eastern Seaboard has become water-logged. Since Sunday, we've had 15+ inches of rain. Here is the evolution of my attitude toward rain:

Sunday - "A little rain would be nice."
Monday - "I won't have to run the sprinklers this week."
Tuesday - "I won't have to run the sprinklers this month!"
Wednesday - "This is getting old."
Thursday - "Do I need to build an ark?"
Friday - "Enough with the freakin' rain already!!!!!!"

I came home from eating dinner out on Wednesday night and saw a truly strange sight. I have a stucco wall around my house. About 4 feet up the wall were 3 huge earthworms. Yes, I said earthworms! Did you know that earthworms can climb? Neither did I! It was creepy, in a kind of apocalyptic kind of way.

"I'm trying to get away from the rain and creep Sharon out at the same time!"

Did a little thing like a major flash flood warning keep me from my local LYS, FuzzyMabel? Of course not, dear reader! Stopped by and picked up a birthday gift for a certain birthday girl (Don't ruin the surprise!) and of course, Cynthia had some cool new yarns and things to show me. The store visit that was supposed to take 5 minutes took 20. Such is life.

Tomorrow is knitting club day!!! Hopefully nothing unexpected will come up and keep me from the meeting like it has the last 4 times. As long as the Big Stupid SUV can make it through the flooded areas, I'm there.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Live and Learn

Don't you love reading blogs? I learn and laugh so much. Norma, of Now Norma Knits , had a great post in support of gay marriage. I'm going to share it with you:

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...
Re-post this if you believe in legalizing gay marriage

Time for me to get back to my sticks and finish the baby sweater!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I love Atlanta!

Just got back from a quick weekend trip to Atlanta! What is it about a weekend away that recharges you? On Friday, Saundra and I threw our luggage and children into the big, stupid SUV and headed to the big city.

After several fun-filled hours of correcting and threatening our dear children, we rolled into Atlanta. Friday we checked into the Staybridge Suites. I totally recommended this hotel if you are looking for a reasonably priced and nice place to stay.

Saturday the kids started their morning with a swim and then we headed out for some recreational shopping. We met the fabulous Ms. Leah and Anna Banana at Houston's. Damn, they have good food. Later, Leah and her girls met us at the hotel pool, where the kids spent the next 3 hours. Us girls, known as the S.L.U.T.S., spent the time drinking wine, gossiping, discussing our futures and verbally bashing men. In other words, a good time was had by all!

Sunday morning we repacked the luggage and children in the big, stupid SUV and headed out. We ran to Border's to get coffee (I hear they sell books there, too!). The drive back was much like the drive to Atlanta, filled with threats, whining and tunes from my iPod. Even with the noise level, Saundra and I realized that we were content. In this day and age, that's a big deal.