Merry Yule

Just taking a moment out of cleaning and cooking to say Hey! and Merry Yule.

We opened one gift each this morning, hubby wrapped mine on the outside, then wrapped again inside the gift and then there were individually wrapped gifts inside. I haven't opened those yet because we were only opening one gift and I had already done two.

C4 picked his sword and sheath made of wood, I got it at fair.
C3 picked her crossbow with dragons on it (its a rubberband style)
C2 picked her horse on a stick
C1 picked her horse on a stick, as well.
Hubby opened his drawing pad and new paintbrushes. I really hope he likes all his other gifts.

Well I have things to do and knitting to get done.

PS Hubby got food poisoning from dinner last night, and Ju and I now have small colds. Good times.


Which creature of the night are you?
Your Result: Sorceror

Control is the name of your game. You are a studied tactician and scientist and you seek a kingdom where things make sense, damn the morals, even if you have to create it. You are cold, calm and calculating.

Cthulu Spawn
Which creature of the night are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz


Check this out....

The Crafty Crow

I just discovered this new blog through some links and I think maybe plurk and it Rocks. Its all about crafting with kids and even the name of the blog is totally our family. We love crows :D. So I'm very excited to try out a lot of these crafts with my kids and you may be interested as well, so I'm sharing.


On a side note, my camera is broken, found out just as I was going to take a super cute pic of the boy. Very pissed and Kodak customer service so far as blown.


Another sweet site that I want to buy things from and make is Louise Elliot Design her animals and dolls are wonderful and I want to make them all.


Also, Lydia (our basset hound puppy) is being very cute right now playing with a squeaky ball. And now she's on the run.


Day 30... The End...

Of the month that is. It was a decent month, crazy but decent. My children did some things that make me wonder how they are ever going to make adulthood let alone tomorrow some days. But all in all it was an okay month.

Today was just another day but at least T is home but otherwise nothing interesting. I didn't even get to knitting, I just didn't feel like doing much of anything.

Well this is going to be a small post because I'm spending time with my hubby. So hopefully everyone had a good month and I'm off to do some hang time

We're watching Avatar Season 3 on Nickelodeon and snuggling.


Day 29... Wow cutting it close today...

Today was an outing day, we went to the mall. My mom, the kids and I. We went on the carousel 3 times in a row, I got dizzy by the third time. No food in my belly didn't really help. Then some shopping, hair cuts and santa. And no children screamed this time, YAY. Did a little bit more shopping, then went to dinner at Olive Garden and then home. Kids never got naps today so they slept on the way home and then went straight to bed. Mom and I played some cards, then she went home and I am now watching Buffy.

Otherwise, I'm boring and going to start knitting a new hat.

Now I'm going to have a conversation with someone about there speakers at this time of night.

My color meme...

Your rainbow is shaded gray.


What is says about you: You are an elegant person. You appreciate tradition and wisdom that comes with age. You depend on modern technology and may feel uncomfortable without it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.


Day 28... I almost forgot again...

But at least I'm almost done with every day posts. I'm going to try and keep up and every few but I'm sure you all are sick of reading about how dull my life is. Sorry but I still don't have the pics of my m-i-l's hat I'll email her and have her email them to me.

I did find out about my test results and they were weird, I need to call the doctor on Monday and ask whats the what. I'm not allergic to shrimp but I am allergic to crab, which I don't eat anyway so it didn't really matter. Except I had a severe reaction like I had crab and I hadn't had any. My m-i-l and hubby both think its because the shrimp is handled in the same place as other seafoods and there could have been transfer. Hubby had only heated up the shrimp not really doing any hard boil or broil for that matter to them. So I'm still avoiding all sea food, especially shell fish, just to be safe.

Kids were eh today, we had some very trying moments but in the end its all a test and hopefully I'll eventually win. Yeah right, but one can dream.

Well I'm exhausted, I haven't been sleeping well. My facebook is fixed, I plan to knit some either tomorrow or Sunday for sure. And I'm falling asleep at the keyboard so I'm going to go to bed now. Night all.


Day 27... Happy Turkey Day...

Happy Thanksgiving
to all that celebrate it, otherwise everyone else have a great Thursday.

We're dressing up in our nice clothes and going o go spend the day with family. I made a pumpkin pie and my s-i-l is making an apple and m-i-l is making a sour cream raisin deliciousness.

I hope I'll get to knit soon but probably not. The kids are watching Speed Racer the movie right now and its awesome they are dancing and chanting "Go Speed Racer" very cute. I love the colors in that movie very cool, I sometimes wish I lived in a colorful world like that. I also love Christina Ricci, she is such an excellent actor.

Well I need to get all the munchkins ready to go and I need to get dressed myself, I wish I had a cute long jean skirt to wear today but of course I don't. ah well I'll figure something out.


Day 26... I have to run...

I have to run now, grocery shopping and pie making supplies. I'm making homemade pumpkin pie, it was going to be started at 10 this morning but my pumpkins had froze and then rotted and are no good now, ugh. So I'm off to buy supplies, try and find some pumpkins and hope this all turns out okay.

Otherwise just another boring day, I took a snooze and dealt with children. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have lots to get done.

I hope you all are better prepared than I.

Off to run, night all.


Day 25... I think this is my post today...

Your result for The Find Your Philosophical Era! Test...

The Modern

25% Ancient, 13% Medieval, 38% Modern and 25% Post-Modern!

Congratulations! You are: a Modern!

(Keep in mind, by Modern, I mean the era which began around the 17th century and ended in the 20th century.)

Throughout the Modern era, philosophers and scientists were forced constantly to do battle with the forces of censorship, philosophical conservatism, and pure inertia.This was the age in which “innovation” was a bad word, and the Moderns were all about innovation. Despite all the opposition they faced, Modern philosophy is the most optimistic of any era. The Moderns seem really to have believed that, for instance, giving men freedom from kings and priests and tyrants will make men happier and better. Their goal was a political community based on reason. But while some Moderns concentrated on becoming more and more scientific, rational and civilized, others, such as Wordsworth and Rousseau, reacted against this trend by turning back to what they saw as the pure, uncorrupted truths of nature. However, the Romantic and the Scientific trends in Modernism are two sides of the same coin. The two are united in their disdain for the status quo and for social norms, and their search for more real, trustworthy truths upon which to build the new society they all dreamed of.

Some modern philosophers: Newton, Voltaire, Bacon, Hume, Rousseau, Hobbes, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Darwin, J.S. Mill

Some modern artists: Da Vinci, Molière, Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Mozart, Cervantes, Swift

Typical modern art forms: opera, comic plays, portraiture, the concerto, the confessional memoir, descriptions of nature

Take The Find Your Philosophical Era! Test
at HelloQuizzy

I think this is kinda me, what do you all think???


Today was a day, not a good one but a day. I don't really want to talk about it. So I'm leaving you with this meme that I got from the Samurai Knitter.

Hope you all have a great day tomorrow, I know I am.


Day 24... not much to say...

Not much going on here, my friend Rach came over with her wii and we played that all day, the kids watched and played, had a few moments but in general okay I guess. We had meatloaf and I made banana bread and regular bread. No knitting, not much computer time. I'm living on the edge with only 3 diapers for tomorrow morning, I'll get more after I take Ju to school. Wal-mart has me cornered when it comes to those on school days.

I really don't know what else to say. I guess, well, hubby is fine, his dad got a small doe and my sister got a decent size one. My m-i-l's birthday is today but she already got her gift, I'll get pics for you all soon. I'm waiting for a call about my allergy test, they just took my blood and send it somewhere. I got part of my TSSSP's big gift today. Other than that not much to say.

Talk to ya all later and don't forget to click the baby and egg dragons, Thank you.


Day 23... Just another day...

Kids were relatively good today, I'm mean they weren't perfect by any means but they were good enough. There were a few times when they tried my patience but over all I didn't want to walk out so not terrible.

My friend Rach is coming over tomorrow, we're going to play the wii and hang out. I need to bake bread for Ju's school and I'm going to make some banana bread, since my friend Emily suggested it I've wanted banana bread.

I didn't knit today because my hands hurt from the mad dash knitting I did this last week, so I rested them today. Although I really didn't want to. Ju and I had cocoa and a movie tonight after the rest went to bed. She did all right until the end of the movie and I think the sugar got her a little restless near the end. MMmmmm homemade cocoa, yum yum.

Well I'm going to go relax on the coach, night all.

My dragons...

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Day 22... Widows weekend...

So this is first official day of Widow's Weekend here in Wisconsin, where the hubby is gone hunting and I'm home alone. I took the kids today and we went to granny's house, which ironically is almost literally over the river and through the woods. We got there around 4p, before that I basically just worked my fingers to pain on the second fingerless mitt. When I got there it wasn't done but I just kept working on it until it was done. She loved them, I'll have pictures as soon as she makes me a disk. We'll be over there on Thursday so possibly Friday.

We went over and had teenie weenie chili and wine spritzer as a candle light dinner with my s-i-l Jane and my m-i-l, very nice. The chili was delicious, and so were the cookies for dessert, it was a great meal and I didn't have to cook it, which made it even better.

I'm exhausted now and ready for bed, but I'll probably wait until the kids fall back asleep, its always tough for the tweedles once they've woken up. I'll give them a little bit and then it will be time to put my foot down and make them go to sleep.

Well I'm out of words for tonight so, night all.


Day 21... It's a Friday...

Well it was a day, I didn't sleep well because I kept waking up in a panic thinking I was late getting up with the kids. I wasn't late getting them up but my brain was in quite the disagreement.

The day went as usual except that T had gotten up way earlier and so he was home early as well. We hung out for a bit and he let me take a little snooze, then he packed up and now is off hunting. I really hope he gets a few deer, we could use the meat.

I've got one fingerless mitten done, while I was weaving in some ends, I of course was stupid and started watching "House on Haunted Hill" not a good choice before bed. So now I'm starting with Season 1 of Buffy, tee hee, I love some of the phrases of how they talked in the beginning. "Do you have an elsewhere to be" HA.

Okay, I'm going to start the second mitt and watch this one episode and then bed.

"Basically its a whole sucking thing" Hee


Day 20... Well that started real well...

I set my alarm for 6.30am thinking I could get a better start on a school day, except of course I hit snooze and then off and fell back to sleep until 8, urgh. Ju had an accident, my fault, but at least she was only 5 minutes late to school. We did a military style get up and move today, type thing with no tv and milk in the van instead of right away, we may be changing our regular schedule from now on.

Well errands were run after drop off and then we picked up Ju and ran a few more errands and then home and naps. Ra poot on the potty with asking and everything, awesome. Maybe the potty training thing will happen soon.

Well I have to go get tested for allergies and then off to knit night. Everyone have a great evening.


Day 19... Just another day...

Not much going on in mi casa, life as normal. I did finish the hat this morning, ends and all, just need to do a slight block. I'm also making some handwarmers, hopefully they turn out I'm winging it. We'll see if 32 sts is enough I have a feeling I'm going to need more, and in that lies a problem because the pattern is a 16 st repeat, so I may just leave it with the 32, it fits over my wrist and my m-i-l has smaller wrists, I hope. Keep your fingers crossed.

On the family front, I caught Ra doing the vampire strike to Se's thigh, yeah not happy with her right now. They were rough housing and I'm guessing he did something she didn't like and that is how she retaliates. He's fine, he was over it in a few seconds, got some mommy kisses and was over it. I don't know what I'm going to do with her.

Ju had some attitude issues as well today, but nothing more than normal, just a lack of following direction and listening. We had a talk about taking better care of the things mommy makes her. I gave an example of asking her how she would feel if I took something she drew or made and I crumpled it up and threw it on the floor for the puppy to play with. Well I think she got the message, because she definitely didn't like that idea and then I explained that's how I felt when she left her nice knitted things on the floor scattered for the puppy to play with. We'll see how much sank through and how much just went in one ear and out the other.

Well I'm off to bed, I know before midnight by almost an hour, but tomorrow is knit night and I'm going to go to the doctor to get tested for allergies, so I figure I should get some rest. Night all.


Day 18... My hands hurt...

So I've been knitting almost constantly since 7pm, my hands hurt. I'm almost done with the hat and then I'm going to adjust the basic pattern for a pair of fingerless mittens. I plan to finish the last 9 rows tonight, damn it, :P.

Any who, Ju had school today, we were late, I need to get everything going sooner in the morning, I'm going to try 6.30a on Thursday and we'll see how that works. Thursday is going to be a long day. Anyways, back today, I was late getting Ju to school, ran some errands, late picking up Ju, and then a few more errands and home. I put the tweedles' hair into water fountain pigtails, very adorable and when I looked in the rear view all I could see was Ro's piggys over the back of the chair, too funny.

Well, I'm off to finish the hat and then bed. Night all.


Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Day 17... What a shitty day... literally...

Today involved a lot of poot as Ro likes to call it. We'll leave it at that but they day was filled with it. Plus we replaced the battery in the van and that was just temperamental.

I knit the first pattern repeat of the hat, I have 19 more rows and than the decrease chart and I'm set. The way the yarn is shaping up for yardage I'm definitely going to need the second ball and now I'm thinking 1-2 more so I can make fingerless mittens that match, hmmm, things to ponder.

Other than that not much happening here because I'm in cramp city and dont want to move let alone think of doing anything but laying still, not that that happened even remotely. Did I mention the poo...

Well I fell asleep watching CSI so I'm off to bed. Another not so thrilling day in my life completed and off to the next.


Day 16... Another Long day...

T had a little butchering clean up to do left and he had to do some turkeys, we now have 2 turkeys for a whole $5, they're farm fed so definitely no butterball. But they will be good I think, I got one of those needles for injecting butter and flavors so we'll see how they turn out. One of them is a general meal the other is for Yule.

I also worked on the hat for not my husband and that really did my fingers in. I'm typing late again because I got into the pattern and couldn't really stop, almost 4 hours of knitting this evening.

T made dinner tonight, which was a nice change of pace. He made cow heart with gravy (I actually made the gravy) so it was kinda stroganoff-esque, with mashed potatoes and hand pealed carrots steamed. It was a good dinner.

Well I better be off to bed, I'll try to write earlier tomorrow, this right before bed at midnight thing really needs to stop.


Day 15... Where did the time go...

I was planning on going to bed at a decent time tonight but no I got sucked into the internet and the food channel on thanksgiving. Today was better, not by much but better. T has to be gone again tomorrow. The cow is almost done being butchered, they have clean up tomorrow and need to wrap the meat that they are hanging for a few days and then they'll cut that up too.

I forgot to mention what happened with my eyes. Well they are basically fine, I'm supposed to be putting eye drops in them but keep forgetting and my prescription really isn't one its -.50 for both eyes, the doctor suggested I get night driving glasses but it wasn't a necessity so we'll see, oh and I need to wear sunglasses if I'm going to be in the sun for more than 20 minutes. yay.

Well no knitting today, I took a two hour nap instead. I couldn't stay awake while I was on the computer or even reading, so I gave up and took a scattered nap. I know I had at least 1 hour uninterrupted. And now I'm going to go to bed. Night.


Day 14... What a day...

The children were rotten today, lots of little naughtiness especially after nap time, but before was so hot either. Ju is having some listening issues of late, she just doesn't do as she's told and has some attitude issues we're dealing with right now.

On the good news front, my NDS came home to me today and its all fixed, YAY!!! I'm so happy to have it back, and I have a list of games I would like to buy all figured out, now the moneys.

I finished the gray side of T's hat, he made a comment about it not being as deep as before when I tried it on his head. You know, when it had a friggin' hole in the top, so now I'm considering pulling it out, even though I already wove in the ends. I'm going to think on it while I do some other projects, he won't need it until the really cold comes and that won't be probably for a while.

Alright, lack of sleep last night is making it hard to pay attention to what I'm typing so I'm off to bed. I hope tomorrow is better.

Meme about Cussing

Your result for The Verbal Obscenity Test...

Derogatory Devotee

You are 54% capable of making other people's ears hurt!

So, how'd you do?

I'm impressed, you've managed to get through life without going completely overboard on the bad language! No Courtney Love-style socialising for you. You're comfortable with your rough language, but you don't go mad with it, and I'm guessing this makes you less likely to get punched by others. Which is awesome, since being beaten up is such a drag anyway. You might pull out the swear words on occasion - or you might just know all the various slang well. Either way, you know to use a little rough language on occasion, just to show that you mean business.

What occasion, I hear you ask? Well, some people find talking dirty arousing. Sometimes swearing can be helpful in looking tough when one of those hoodlum-types approaches you. Using some language on your boss may also be effective in stirring things up, but maybe that's just me. Either way, be careful, as getting your timing wrong can result in getting fired, or sleeping alone for the next month. Use your good judgement!

I've got some other tests you can try if you like...

What Kind of Celebrity Would You Be?

Find out what your life as a celebrity would be like.

What's Your Price?

This one's been entered in the current test competition. Why don't you check it out?

The Shampoo Commercial Suitability Test

Is YOUR hair worth it?

The Excessive Cuteness Tolerance Test

Say it with me: "awwwwwwwwwwwwww!"

Is Your Boss Evil?

... or are they just really thick?

The Internet/SMS Literacy Test

Do you know your LOLs from your LMAOs?

The Scatterbrain Test

Are you ready? Are you focused?

The Underwear Personality Test

Most of us wear underwear. Should you? What kind?

The Beverage Identity Test

If you were a drink, would you tingle the tastebuds?

The Non-Sequitur Personality Test

It won't make any sense, but it's not supposed to.

The Homicidal Maniac Test

My first test. Want to know if you're likely to wreak bloody havoc?

Finally, a fun link for those of you interested in brushing up on your swearing skills: click here to view The "Alternative" English Dictionary

Most of the answers from the final section of the test are available through that link, but for those of you who can't be bothered (and for the answers I got from elsewhere), here's the truth about a few dirty words...

Q20: 'Bollocks' is originally an English term.

Q21: Oh yeah, and it means 'balls.'

Q22: 'Cocksmoker' first came from Canada, believe it or not.

Q23: To 'blow one's wad' does NOT mean to lose one's temper. It can mean to ejaculate, or to spend all of one's money. In certain circumstances, the term would be appropriate for both of those things at once.

Q24: '69,' or 'sixty-nine,' refers to mutual oral sex: two people going down on each other simultaneously.

Q25: To 'ranch' means to ejaculate.

Q26: The original form of 'poppycock' - the Dutch 'pappekak' - means 'watery shit.'

Q27: Pirate Pete was playing with his 'scallywag,' or penis.

Q28: Pirate Pete was 'muff diving' by going down on Wendy.

Take The Verbal Obscenity Test
at HelloQuizzy


Day 13... Stupid van...

Eye appointment tonight and then knitting, I have a feeling their going to tell me I need glasses, gut feeling and all that.

Earlier today I went to pick up Ju and the van decided that when I wanted to leave that it decided it didn't want to start, argh. Fortunately my father-in-law was available to give the van a jump. It worked, were going to investigate further.

I'll expand on the post late I just wanted to get in something before I left.


Day 12... Carry on...

Nothing to see here. I got up with the kids, we made breakfast. T went to work, the kids and I cleaned up the basement. They did their toys and I folded clothes. Nap times happened, Ju painted with her watercolors, and I did computer stuff. Kids got up from naps, we played and hung out. I made dinner, homemade macaroni and cheese, with chicken nuggets and chopped broccoli, the kids liked it so it must have been good. Kids went to bed, and I watched tv and knit. I got my second traveling scarf section done and I used my first handspun from the wheel, so I have two to mail out now. YAY! I got yarn on Tuesday and got the beads on it today, they fit on perfectly.

Tomorrow will be a busy day, I have lots of running around to do and Ju has school. In the afternoon, I'm getting my eyes checked, I have a feeling I'm going to need glasses, but watch my eyes will work fine when I get there. Its always that way for me. Well I'm all tuckered out so I'm going to go to bed. Night all.


Day 11... Nothing to see here...

Not much going on in mi casa, kids are fine, we had a school day, so busy busy. I some how bumped into something, clutzy me, and bruised my ass, I remember hitting and thinking that's going to bruise but I can't remember what I had bumped into for the life of me, ugh. Then during dinner I burned my pinky on my left hand, which really sucks because its right where the yarn goes over my finger when I knit. Ugh, so I only got an hour of knitting in and that's even with a band-aid half way through the hour.

Other than that not much really happened tonight, I'm boring. Tomorrow I have a bunch of phone calls to make and hopefully some laundry done. I'm a thrill a minute. I'm going to go to bed now, night all.


Day 10... I almost forgot...

I actually almost forgot to post tonight. I had my last knitting 101 class tonight, it seemed like they all caught on, it was almost a perfect learning curve. One got it great, one was in the middle doing fairly well, and the last was getting it but had some difficulties still today. I think the main problem was that we were meeting every other week instead of every week. It made it difficult to continue if you screwed up early in the first week and had to wait another week and a half to find out answers. Especially when you don't want to look up where the teacher suggested for help, or you can't look up the info.

I'm signed up to do two more classes in January, one is a hat class and another will be knitting 101 again. There was a survey type thing done at the library and I guess a lot of people circled that they would like to learn to knit, so I'm doing the class again. This time it will be an every week thing and hopefully it will work out. I think I'm going to charge the same this time too, $10 does seem reasonable for three seasons in a class. We'll see, I mean the student provides the tools so its only costing me time.

Well I'm off to bed, night all or mornin' if that's your time zone/hemisphere :D


Thank You Ingus

Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008

"Star Wars" - an a capella tribute to John Williams

Day 9... Well it's Sunday...

Clothiers was great, I did not get to go any yarn shops, they were all closed. I learned a lot in all the classes, it makes me wish I had someone to give me more direction to do more period things. Someone I can ask questions and not feel like an idiot when I get a response. Now that doesn't mean that I don't ask stupid questions sometimes or even that I always get treated like an idiot, its just I would like someone I could ask and it wouldn't be and issue.

Okay enough of my introspective, So anyway I went to dinner with Ingus, Catchia, Ian (their little boy that is just a doll), Beth (Yeti), and Kat (Ingus's Student). We ate at Applebee's and dinner was pretty good, we played musical cars too. Catchia rode with me to Applebee's from the event and from dinner to her house. Then from their house, Ingus rode with me to G and Padriug's, then I brought Beth home.

I had a good time at G's and Padriug's house, its really nice and very spacious, especially for two people, they have their own spaces and can breathe. They really got a nice place. Padruig and I had a really nice chat and G should everyone a really "fantastic" picture of someone's idea of knitted garb, we'll just say it was very wrong and I'm totally not in the full know but I know better than that.

Well my monkeys are hungry so I'm going to make some yummys and I'll chat with you all later.

PS I am fine from my ER visit, I just have to avoid shrimp and for the first time I actually had to ask in a restaurant that they make sure that my chicken didn't touch where they grill the shrimp. ugh.

PPS I did get to knit during the classes, that was cool.


Day 8... Clothing for men...

Today is Clothiers, and I'm very excited to go, the only thing I'm not hot on is I'm worried my hives will come back and if I take Benadryl it will knock me on my ass. I don't think I'll have an issue but who knows what caused the reaction in the first place.

I'm going to bring my knitting, hopefully I'll get a little time to work on T's hat. I'm also thinking of stopping at local yarn store, if they're open that is, to get some alpaca for my m-i-l for a hat. We'll see.

Well I'm going to go get ready to leave, those that will be their, see ya there, those that wont, take care. I'll write up how it went later.


Day 7... I hate the ER....

So I had to go to the ER tonight, I had a severe allergic reaction to something. They think the shrimp, so I'm going to go get tested. YAY ;P I'm all doped up on Benadryl right now so I'm just going to post a couple pictures and get to bed.

PS First is cornbread with children's finger marks, Second is Stitch markers from Traveling Scarves Swap Partner, Third and Fourth is snow on the neighbor houses/yards.


Day 6... Why me...

So I've lost my keys, I can't find them anywhere, I have a spare set but of course there wasn't a house key on them so I ended up being locked out of the house in the rain with four kids. I then had a good idea and called my sister, she has a spare for our house thank goodness. She dropped it off and hid it and I now have it, still havent found the missing keys though, ugh. I wish I knew what I did with them its not like there hard to see, they have a ton of keys and other stuff and a long 4 stranded round braid of red and green leather, ugh.

Now it's almost time for knit night, I still have a wicked sinus/head cold thing going on but what can I do but suck it up and go. Somedays life is just difficult, at least Saturday I get to go out and enjoy myself, and I might get to go to an after party.

Well, I'm off so you all have a great evening if that is your timetable.


Day 5... Only in our home...

So the kids are playing having a good time with the puppy, when I hear this loud scrape against a wall and a thud. Here the vibrations of the kids running by the door touching it and then running away some how knocked over a 3' meat cleaver that was propped up behind the door. Of course I run over to investigate and what happens the door wont open, the damn thing is the perfect length to jamb the door shut and its close enough to the door that I can barely open it and cant even see the wall just the door jamb. I push a little but no go, so I waited until hubby got home, he pushed and I put my arm in there and finally got it up and boy was that thing jammed good, nice gauge in the sheet rock now too. Awesome more to fix before we re-paint, not that that will be happening anytime soon.

In other news, I'm on the decreases of hubby's hat, for the first half anyway. I'll work on it more tomorrow, right now I'm watching Lethal Weapon 4 and typing this, gearing up for bed.

Honestly, I swear this kinda stuff only happens to us, why I don't know but hey it keeps things interesting. Also if you notice I finally got a dragon all grown up and two hatchlings, and don't forget the eggs :D, please keep clicking on them, they need the love to continue to grow.

PS If you're on plurk comment your name and I'll friend you, I'm bhuidhe.


Day 4... Did ya Vote...

Great if ya did, if ya didn't it's none of my business, I did, and that's all I need to know.

Today was a long day, we played at the park while Ju was in school, lots of sand in the hair, yay. I did a little knitting while I watched, we were the only ones there so I was able to look down at my knitting for a sec and not worry about someone disappearing. Picked up Ju, today was picture day. Came home had lunch, plurked, knit, stalked some groups on Ravelry and in general had an okay day. Made roasted chicken with celery, carrot, onion, and potato, it was tasty.

The kids were a little moody today but that's really not anything new. Voted after hubby got home from his teeth cleaning and voting. Put the kids to bed soon after that, and now I'm listening to LnV, trying to get caught up and knitting my mystery sock.

And here is a picture of the first cuff (bottom of post), I made one mistake, I knit one row instead of purl, but I wasn't going to fix it, I'm okay with it and kinda like it, I haven't decided if I'm going to do the same thing to the second sock yet.

Also I hate to bug anyone that bothers to read this but could you please click on my baby dragon and 4 eggs, they need as many clicks as you can be bothered to give to live. Thank you.


Day 3... Mondays, Ugh...

Listened to LnV tonight, caught up on CSI via the internet, watched 3 episodes of NCIS on USA, made dinner, did dishes, cast on mystery sock, cuddled with the kids, watched Princess Diaries with Ju. Did Mommy stuff and basically had a decent day, not the best, not the worst. Just a day.

I will have a picture for you soon on the hat and the sock. Tomorrow is a school day for Ju, so we'll be doing that and hopefully I'll get some decent knitting time in. I need to remember to get the chicken out from the freezer to thaw out by the time I get home so I can slow cook with some potatoes and carrots in the oven for dinner.

Don't forget to vote tomorrow, and that's the most political I'm going to get. I'll hopefully be more forthcoming tomorrow, but now that LnV is done in my ears I'm going to go sit and knit until midnight and than bed. Night all.


Day 2... Things I forgot...

I totally forgot to mention a very cool thing I'm getting to do... I'm going to do a Traveling Scarves Scarf (ravelry), every couple of weeks you get a scarf in the mail and than you knit a bit on it and than pass it on. I'm very excited to own a one of a kind scarf that a bunch of people have worked on. It's really a neat idea.

Worked some on the hat again, hopefully this afternoon/evening I'll be able to start the sock. I also have a few other projects I would like to get done.

Well we're eating breakfast so I'm going to stop and eat but when the mood strikes sometimes you need to respond. If anything interesting happens later I'll add to this post.


Day 1... Knitting news

Well not much really happening in the house, puppy's not really growing up, she's super cute. Kids are crazy as normal, always getting their fingers where they dont belong, aka the cornbread that was on the rolling cart, the turkeys. Hubby is hunting, hopefully he'll get a deer this weekend. And I'm going to go to Clothiers Seminar on Nov 8.

I watch the Sex and the City Movie again tonight, still love it, it made me laugh and cry and laugh some more. I did a bit of knitting on Hubby's hat I'm almost to my 4" and the start of decreases, I really hope this works out and fits him. I'm knitting it from sock yarn on size 2 needles and it will be double sided, one side gray and one side blue.

I'm also starting up a pair of socks for myself, its the mystery sock for November SKA (ravelry) Group, I'm really excited to get it started, I caked the yarn earlier so that it is all set.

Well I think I'm done for tonight but I will be yacking at you again tomorrow, so night.

PS Don't forget to give my lil' dragon a click

PPS The cornbread



Samhain and Halloween

May your candy be sweet and your gathering fun.

We're not going to be home this year to hand out candy because T and I both want to take the kids out. Should be interesting with all of us sick. I guess we just wont be out for long.

Had knit night last night, good times for the most part. Hopefully all that didn't show are well. I wasn't going to but ended up at WallyWorld and bought a pattern and some electric orange fleece to make the pup a coat for hunting/going outside at the in laws during hunting season. Bonus I'll be able to see her when it snows too.

So the colds continue in the house, Se started coughing, Ju is still running her nose, T is getting up in the middle of the night to cough which in turn makes it hard for me to go to sleep when I'm coming to bed at 2am. Ugh, now I just need some food and caffeine (black tea, I'm to lazy to make coffee) And today is a holiday so I was planning to carve our pumpkins and roast seeds and make some kind of pie or whatever. We'll see what happens.

Everyone please be safe tonight.


Gearing up and sneezing out....

Sorry I stalled out a little bit, I'm trying to save up for NaBloPoMo.

I had one of those mornings I woke up to my phone alarm and hit it frantically because I thought it was going off way to early, actually I did that repeatedly until hubby said that someone was screaming downstairs. I must have been really having a realistic dream.

I have a lame ass head cold, the kind where you sneeze a lot, blow your nose a lot, and your throat feels yucky because you cant breathe out of your nose. Ugh. And it hasn't helped that last night I stayed up until 2am watching Sabrina and fixing T's internet connection.

Well I have popovers to check, I was feeling ambitious last night and made a promise, so here I am making popovers for breakfast. Silly me.


How many have you seen of these movies...

(X)Pirates of the Caribbean 1
(X)Pirates of the Caribbean 2
(X)Pirates of the Caribbean 3
( )Boondock Saints
(X)The Mexican
(X)Fight Club
( )Starsky and Hutch
(X)Neverending Story
(X)Blazing Saddles
( )Garden State
(X)The Princess Bride
(X)Young Frankenstien
( )AnchorMan
( )Napoleon Dynamite
( )Saw
( )White noise
( )White Oleander
(X)Anger Management
(X)50 First Dates
( )Jason X
(X)Scream 2
(X)Scream 3
(X)Scary Movie
(X)Scary Movie 2
(X)Scary Movie 3
(X)American Pie
(X)American Pie 2
(X)American Wedding
(X)Harry Potter 1
(X)Harry Potter 2
(X)Harry Potter 3
(X)Harry Potter 4
(X)Harry Potter 5
(X)Resident Evil I
(X)Resident Evil 2
(X)The Wedding Singer
( )Little Black Book

(X)The Village
(X)Donnie Darko
(X)Lilo & Stitch
(X)Finding Nemo
(X)Finding Neverland
(X)13 Ghosts
(X)The Grinch
( )Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(X) White Chicks
( )Butterfly Effect
(X)Thirteen going on 30
(X)I, Robot
( )Universal Soldier
(X)A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came A Spider
(X)Deep impact

( )KingPin
(X)Never Been Kissed
( )Meet The Parents
( )Meet the Fockers
( )Eight Crazy Nights
(X)A Cinderella Story
( )The Terminal
( )The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( )Passport to Paris
(X)Dumb & Dumber
( )Dumb & Dumberer
( )Final Destination
( )Final Destination 2
( )Halloween
( )The Ring
( )The Ring 2
( )Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
(X)Practical Magic
( )Ghost Ship
(X)From Hell
( )Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
(X)The Whole Nine Yards
( )The Whole Ten Yards
( )The Day After Tomorrow
( )Child's Play
( )Bride of Chucky
(X)Ten Things I Hate About You
( )Just Married
( )Gothika
(X)Nightmare on Elm Street
( )Sixteen Candles
(X)Bad Boys
(X)Bad Boys 2
( )Joy Ride
(X)Seven (SE7EN)
(x)Oceans Eleven
(X)Oceans Twelve
( )Identity

( )Lone Star
( )Predator I
( )Predator II
(X)Independence Day
( )A Bronx Tale
( )Darkness Falls
( )Christine
( )Children of the Corn
(X)Maid in Manhattan
( )Best bet
( )How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X)She's All That
(X)Calendar Girls
( )Sideways
(X)Mars Attacks

( )Event Horizon - great space horror
(X)Ever after
(x)Forrest Gump
( )Big Trouble in Little China
(X)X-men 1
(X)X-men 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Others
(X)Freaky Friday (The original one)
( )Reign of Fire
( )The Hot Chick
( )Swimfan
( )Miracle
( )Ray
( )The Notebook

(X)Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(X)Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X)Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
( )A Walk to Remember
( )Boogeyman
( )Hitch
( )Back Door Sluts
( )Anal Acres 1
( )B-Cup Divas
(X)The Fifth Element
(X)Star Wars episode I The Phantom Menace
(X)Star Wars episode II Attack of The Clones
(X)Star Wars episode III Revenge of The Sith
(X)Star Wars episode IV A New Hope
(X)Star Wars episode V The Empire Strikes Back
(X)Star Wars episode VI Return of The Jedi...
(X)Troop Beverly Hills
( )Swimming with Sharks
(X)Air Force One
( )For Richer or Poorer
( )People under the stairs
( )Blue Velvet
(X) Sound of Music
(X)Parent Trap
( )The Burbs

(X) The Terminator
(X) Empire Records
( )SLC Punk
(X) Meet Joe Black
( )Wild girls
(X)A Clockwork orange
(X)Spiderman 2
(X)Mean Girls
(X)Shrek 1
(X)Shrek 2
(X)Shrek 3
(X)The Incredibles
( )Collateral
(X)The Fast & The Furious
(X)2 Fast 2 Furious
( )Sky Captain Of The World Of Tomorrow
( )Closer

( )Saved
(X)Bowling For Columbine
(X)Farenheit 9/11
(X)The Sixth Sense
(X)Atificial intelligence (AI)
( )Love actually
( )Shutter
(X)Ella Enchanted
(X)Princess diaries 1
(X)Princess diaries 2
( )Million Dollar Baby
( )Envy
( )Eurotrip
( )Malibu's Most wanted
(X)Big Daddy
(X)Black Sheep
( )The Breakfast Club
(X)West side story

(X)A Christmas Story
( )Spanglish
(X)Pulp Fiction
( )Sleepover
(X)The Evil Dead
(X)Killer Klowns From Outer Space
( )The Seed of chucky
( )Vanilla Sky
(X)Nightmare Before Christmas
( )Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
(X)Interview With The Vampire
(X)The Crow
(X)Purple Rain
(X)Reservoir Dogs
(X)Wayne's World
(X)Wayne's World 2

( )21 Grams
( )Blow
(X)Edward Scissorhands
(X)Beauty and the Beast
( )Guess who
(X)Monster in-law
( )eLF
(X)stuart little
( )stuart little 2
(X)Chasing Amy
(X)Jay and silent bob strike back

(X)The Last Samurai
(X)The Amityville Horror
( )The Aviator
(X)Romeo and Juliet
( )Barbershop
( )Beauty Shop
(X)legally blonde
(X)legally blonde 2
( )the forgotten
( )confessions of a teenage drama queen
( )My Neighbor Totoro

I have 145 marked, I think that's accurate, some sequels are missing.


Classic Dames Test

Your result for The Classic Dames Test...

Katharine Hepburn

You scored 12% grit, 5% wit, 62% flair, and 29% class!

You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

Take The Classic Dames Test at HelloQuizzy


I'm a Freak...

So Samurai Knitter suggested that those that read her blog should try this test. So I did and I'm the Uber freak, I got a perfect 0, which supposedly means I have perfect color vision. I always new colors played tricks on me, I've even looked at "identical" colors and seen a difference. So I guess this makes me officially a freak, as if I wasn't one before.

So I'm going to suggest what she did and ask that those of you that come around take the test and post your number in the comments. Maybe us freaks can stick together.



Wouldn't it be fun to go to Stitch, Bitch N' Die at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, of course its only on Saturdays and Sundays of October and all of mine are full. Ugh. It looks hilarious and its BYOK (Bring Your Own Knitting), Awesome. Tickets are $15, so if any of you in my area are lucky enough to go, let me know what you think.


Happy Birthday Lil'Man!!!!

So my youngest is the big 2 today, and I'm a little sad. My baby is growing up, he tells me "no" now and "I down", "Fire" (with the hand out like he's shooting it from his palm), and talkin about "cake". He says so much now it's kinda crazy. He's wearing 24 mth clothing, he still has short legs but his torso is long so it evens out. He still has his naughty moments but in all reality he's a really good kid. He just recently (like yesterday) opened his bedroom door and got out all on his own, crazy. I sure do love him and I wouldn't trade him for the world.

Granny & Bumpa got him a car and some really nice clothes. Aunt Janie, Uncle Dan & Cousins got him a small bulldozer and some really nice clothes. Mama Tee & Bumpa got him some really nice clothes as well, he'll be set for fall/winter now. Auntie Rachie got him some books and Uncle Kevin & Future Aunt Melinda got him some trucks. We're getting him Cars the movie as soon as we find a copy, I think it might be his new favorite.


Update.. Post Faire Report...

Ren Faire is over, and I'm kinda happy 7 weekends can be just a bit too long. Packing up went well, but the best part of the weekend was I got my red sheep skin/sheerling that is uber soft coat. It was my bonus for working my ass off. I drove home in the morning around 5:30 got home by 7ish, don't have any idea why I didn't get pulled over because I was swerving a ton. I yelled at myself and slapped my face almost the whole way home, I'm so not 19 anymore, oye. I'm very happy my sister was here in the morning for the kids, and T surprised me by getting out of work early so that I could sleep more. I'm still tired but I'll recover.

On another note, I'm very excited to be knitting more and I'm was surprised to find out that 2 people already signed up for the class and it hasn't been on notice for that long. Well I'm going to go figure out some dinner and hopefully find my phone one of these days.


Update, end of faire report...

Faire is almost done, so I'll be attempting to be more active. Some knitting has been done but not a whole lot. My youngest is turning 2 in about a week. Life is busy and I'm just trying to catch up. Well I've got some buttons to go sew on, so see you all after the weekend.


Food meme

The Omnivore's 100. It's a list of foods. Bold the ones you've eaten.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


Update, mid faire report..

I'm still alive, still working at faire, still tired. No knitting, my hands hurt too much from working, sorry. I've been starting to collect yule gifts for the kids from faire, I hope they'll like them. Ju started school yesterday, she didn't even give me a hug and kiss goodbye, she just ran up the ramp and into school. She was excited when school was over so that made up for it a little. Tomorrow she gets to go again, I hope she enjoys it. Well, I'm going to go hang out with the monkey and lay the Tweedles down for their nap/quite time.


Weekend Job and upcoming work....

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival starts this weekend and will continue on through the end of September. I'm excited to do some work for money and get some out and about social time. Earning money is the big plus for me, overall.

I should be going to bed and getting some rest, but like normal, I can't sleep.

I really hope I do well at faire this year, I always get nervous about getting back into the swing of things. Good times.

I'm also excited to announce that I'm going to be teaching a beginners knitting class at my local library. I'm hoping it turns out well.

Well I'm going to go to bed. Night all.


Plugged [Back] In

I've got a new Router and so I'm internet capable again. YAYAYYYYY!!!!!

My email scares me and I'm drastically behind on my blog reading, argh!


Internet Connection Suck

Router Died and computer wont hook up to the modem itself so I'm internet-less right now. I'm using the parents computer at the moment. Sorry if you need to contact me and can't.


Middle Earth Meme

Your result for The What Middle Earth race do you belong to Test...


You scored 0% Size & Strength, 76% Morality, 47% Aggression, and 65% Intelligence.

You scored high in morality and intelligence, but lower in physical strength and aggression, which means you're probably a Wizard. Counted among the very wise and (with that one exception) good creatures of Middle Earth are the Wizards, or Istari. Though they appear as old men, the Istari are actually powerful Maiar spirits sent from Valinor to Middle Earth to act as caretakers of the land and guides to men and beasts. Their supernatural heritage means they're also the only line of defense against rogue Maiar like Balrogs. Though only Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast are named through the novels, there are two other Wizards at large in Middle Earth, quietly working to bring tranquility to their surroundings.

Your polar opposite is the Urûk-Hai.

Take The What Middle Earth race do you belong to Test at HelloQuizzy


40% Hardcore

Your result for The hardcore SCA Test...

The Lord or Lady

You scored 40% hardcore SCA!

You really enjoy the SCA and like to go to events when you can. However it doesn't take over you life or anything. You've probably got an AOA or will have one soon. Sometimes folks wonder where you've been when you make it back to a meeting or event.

Take The hardcore SCA Test at HelloQuizzy


Confusion cleared.... + Update

So I figure I should mention that I did a ghost post while I was away at Lilies, I one wanted to try and two thought it wouldn't be a bad idea.

The kids had fun with Bumpa and Mama Tee, they tried camping, went on a boat ride (yes they all had toddler life jackets), came home had more fun at the house then the camper. Also Juju caught a 14" Walleye but if you ask her its the length of her hands and arms as far as the can go, she's already a fisherman with her tall tales.

T and I had a great time, he was sick of camping by the end because he had gone prairie doggen' the weekend before we went to Lilies. So on the Friday before we came home we went to a movie and had a little date. We saw Kung Fu Panda and it was hilarious, I loved it. During the week I learned some hand sewing and took some classes (hey G if I can get a hand out now that would be great) and had an overall good time.

When we got home, we decided to go to a movie a few days later with the girls and my sister watched lil' man at her new apartment. Lets just say he helped baby proof the place. The girls, hubby and I went and saw WALL-E, it was awesome, I loved it and so did the girls. The didn't fidget too much and Rae at the end said "YAY!" during the cute laughable resolution part, she got a laugh of her own for that one. She actually did it twice but she didn't get as big of a response the second time.

Since then the basements been finished, the kids are moved in, I've been trying to organize but failing. I have garb to sew up and hem, kids to talk to about nap time and the word 'quiet' and I've got a fight to break up right now. My weaving is now in knots as of yesterday and the kids are grounded from tv for a week.

All in all it's been a bit crazy and I don't seem to have enough energy to do anything.


Wonder Glass

a meme from Julie: Find the nearest book. Open on page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people,and acknowledge who tagged you.

Well the nearest book is "Click, Clack, Moo" which definately doesn't have 123 pages. When I first read Julie's post I was near some RPGing books but I didn't have the time to sit down and do this. But the closest book to me right now with enough pages is "The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll", the selection is the end of a poem that wraps to the next page.

"Without, the frost, the blinding snow,
The storm-wind's moody madness --
Within, the firelight's ruddy glow,
And childhood's nest of gladness.
The magic words shall hold thee fast:
Thou shalt not heed the raving blast.

And, though the shadow of a sigh,
May tremble through the story,
For "happy summer days" gone by,
And vanish'd summer glory--
It shall not touch with breath of bale,
The pleasance of our fairy-tale."
I love Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, they are two of my favorite stories ever written and watched.

If anyone wants to play, consider yourselves tagged.


Tile update...

Well Joe's been working on the basement, it's looking very nice, I'm excited for it to be done. I'll post pictures later.


Carpet is so passe...

Well the basement has been mostly emptied, at least where there was carpet is all gone. We're now going to have our neighbor Joe put tile into all three rooms. We'll just use area rugs for the kids rooms and some other types of throw rugs for the now play area, former living room. The upstairs is now the living room area, and it's going to stay that way. The upside is the house will look and hopefully be more functional after this. Well I'm late to bed and have lots more to work on tomorrow.


Well this just sucks...

So with all the rain we've been having and the wonderful clay filled ground I live on we now have wet carpet in our basement and a bunch of boxes have been soaked in our storage area. The rooms affected are of course my children's rooms so now we have to buy all new carpet. If we dont we could have mold and other nasties possible grow and make our kids sick, so it's all gotta go bye bye. So tomorrow we're getting a dumpster and tearing out all the carpet, moving around our whole house and basically clearing out everything.

This just blows.


It's Raining, It's Pouring, ....

It's never going to end. Another Thunderstorm with big thunder and fun lightening. Good times.

Sorry I haven't written lately but I've been uber busy with the kids and haven't had the computer working either. Well I hould get off of here while the storm is rolling by. I just wanted to give a quick update that all was good.


Run.... don't Walk....

KPs Sock Blanks

A must have to try, so very cool, :D.


Be honest... I'm truly curious.....

1. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.

2. Go to Google Images and search for that word.

3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).

4. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.


Accent... it's about right

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
(b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?


LOVE IT!!!!!!

Sesame Street- Bert's Blanket(full and better quallity)


Pictorial update

Mother-in law's christmas 2007 sock gift, Ms Ru's Legwarmers for her 1st Birthday, and my new tat of my kids hands.


M-i-l's xmas 07 socks

Mom in law's socks are done, now I just need to kitchner and weave in ends and pray they fit. Will post pictures soon.

You Are 35% Normal

You sure do march to your own beat...

But you're so weird, people wonder if it's a beat at all

You think on a totally different wavelength

And it's often a chore to get people to understand you


Sheep and Wool Festival Haul

Originally uploaded by bhuidhe
Here is all that I gathered at the Fest, I would have liked to have gotten yarn but none caught my eye (or at least not when I still had money) I think it turned out to be a great haul. And the day spent with my kids and hubby, ...... Priceless!

If you click on the picture you can see all the notes on the things purchased.


Cat Bordhi demonstrates Judy Becker's Magic Cast-On

She's crazy and I love it. I tried this, very easy! My only question is do you add the other yarn after this or do you thing this could just be the toe itself?



other pics

Family Swap Exchange gifts, I didn't get a photo of the one I gave so hopefully she'll take a pic and I'll post it.


YH event by the Yarnery

Yarn Harlot at the podium, a very nice lady in line that gave me her door prize and than won another that was way cool too, my friend Courtney and YH, myself (ugh) and YH




Options.. I feel like I don't have any right now, T did hide the DS last night before he went to bed but I forgot to make his coffee so now I feel bad. That last hour last night I almost fell asleep knitting last night, I got 6 rows done with around 600 sts per row, a rough estimate of 3600 sts, and that's not including increases per se. My hands are killing me, but I'm going to go get my knitting, feed the kids and myself, take some pain killers and knit knit knit. I mean really what option do I have.



Nesting.. T is nesting a little, no we're not expecting another kid, I think its the spring fever thing. He gets like this every year around this time and I'm actually right there with him but I have to instead knit the shawl. I'm actually trying to avoid procrastinating now, because when I feel like it will never work and I'm doomed I tend to procrastinate. T has hidden the DS from me so I can't distract myself. I also wanted to get that wrap done for Ju for the wedding so honestly, I'll let him nest until after the wedding all by himself and hope I still have the need/want later next week. Well I'm going to go knit for another hour, night all.



Mom... it was her birthday yesterday, she's 39 again :P, I'm much in the due category for gifts, I have the yarn but owe her a hat/scarf/mitt set, I'm thinking a lace tam and lace scarf set with a designed to coordinate fingerless mitts. But the almost done shawl of doom must be done first and I have a pair of socks and two slingshots to do first from christmas, although they wont take long compared to this shawl. Speaking of I need to go work on that right now.

Happy Birthday Mom.



Love.. Things I love are my husband, my kids, to knit, my extended family, my in-laws, my time with my hubby, my time with the kids, my time alone/away, music, reading, sleep, not feeling like crap, quite time, happy kids, baby/kid laughs, hugs, kisses, a tidier home than mine, naps, movies, good food, theatre, well fitted clothes, buying yarn and accessories, shopping, going out, staying in, feeling good, not worrying, snuggling with the hubby, cuddling with the munchkins, having fun, roleplaying with friends, holding newborns, helping others, being genuinely wanted, honesty, truthful friends, taking pictures, hanging out knitting, less drama, camping sca-ish style, having game night with one of T's and my friends, and I'm sure there is more but I can't think of it now.



Knitting.. Kinda obvious this one. I love to knit, it's a wondrous thing, I love everything that is but the pain in my hands when I can't take decent breaks because of a deadline. But I digress. I learned to knit many years ago from my Gran but it never really clicked for me. Every few years I would try again but it just wasn't the right time yet. Then a few years ago I started to knit again and it just clicked. Now, I've psyched myself out a few times on different stitches and the like, but not for long. I kind of consider myself a fearless knitter because honestly what is the worst that could happen, you have to rip it out and try again. It's not like a lot of other crafts out there where once it's cut/stamped/sewn it's kinda got to be that or it's garbage. Sometimes yes you can salvage but really knitting is just one of those things where if you really hate what it looks like or it's all a mess you can rip back and fix it and all is well. And I do make mistakes, quite often actually, but I'm willing to either just deal with them (like in the shawl, it's a time crunch people) or I'll go back and fix it and no one will know but me. I've tried socks, lace, and fair isle all on a whim because I hadn't done it yet and how hard could it really be, and you know what it wasn't. I love to knit and I've really found myself in knitting, I feel I belong with it and that it was definately something that was missing in my life before. I wish I could make a living at it but I don't know if I really want to at the same time. I just hope that I never have to stop and that this shawl doesn't kill me before I get to the end.



January.. or at least that's what it looks like outside. It's not only raining but it's snowing too. So yucky icky slush is everywhere, it is the worse to drive in, worse than snow in January actually, and worse than a terrible rain storm in the summer. And of course just in par with last year, the Yarn Harlot is coming today/night and it was bad weather last year too. At least Se got to stay home this time, away from the muck. Well I have some housework to do before I can even get ready to go, pics later from the YH event.



Ikea.. I like Ikea, it's not the highest quality of stuff, but it's nicer than Target/Wal-Mart and it's the right price. Hubby isn't big on putting the stuff together but I think it's great. You don't need to ask them to drop it off and it fits in a compact car usually. Their stuff also wears well and holds up to the kids pretty well. I wish I had more of their organizational stuff, I know I need it. Ikea has one disadvantage too many people are there on Sunday afternoons and we seem to get rain every time we go to actually purchase furniture. At least it only took an hour to put a dresser together and it may have even been quicker if we hadn't just taken our time.

I do realize I'm grasping for this one. Sorry if you bothered to read this.


Meme thing

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever. Below is the list and here be the rules.

1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers

50. Quantum Leap

49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers

40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted

35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5

31. Deadwood

30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf

25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office UK
22. The Shield
21. Angel

20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs

18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who

15. Heroes
14. Firefly

13. Battlestar Galactica
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24

05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons


Hats.. I like hats, supposedly I look good in most hats, I don't wear hats because they mess with my sinuses. I love to knit hats, they are typically in the round, at least for me. I'm actually very excited to knit my mom a tam, and I hope to get around to a ton of other hat projects I would like to do someday. I may even make me one that won't hurt my head. But like normal I have shawl knitting to go do and I'm going to go and do it now.





Grateful... For when my husband comes home and I can take a breather from the kids. They are all toddlers right now and it can get pretty intense sometimes. He can take a lot less from them in the whiny dept but that is understandable after a hard day at work. He needs to chill a little bit more but when he's in the thick of it he really does do great. I really appreciate it when he is here to help. Now I need to go break up a fight.

ETA: Blogger isn't listening to me.



Food.. I love food, I love to eat. I like a wide variety and the only food I really won't eat is fish and some select veggies/fruit. Otherwise I like food very much, I like healthy food that doesn't necessarily taste healthy and I try to stick to some natural foods, like I typically don't do artificial sugars. I like to bake as well, I limit myself but I do really like to do it. I love it when T makes food because it is almost always very good. Food is one of things where I like to watch tv about it as much as I like to do it, almost as much as knitting. :D

ETA: This posted on Friday but I posted it on Sunday. I wrote it on Friday and waited to post, not realizing the date stamp would be wrong.



England.. I miss it, more so Scotland but both have a very special place in my heart, right along with Ireland too. For those not aware, I lived in Scotland for 3 1/2 months for school and visited both England and Ireland while there. I also have a Grandmother directly from England that lives in the states now but misses England very much. And I have family over there. T and I were going to take our honeymoon over there, mostly Scotland, but than two days after we got married we found out we were pregnant with Ju. So there went those plans, and while I was over there, T couldn't come visit because it cost so much to fly and he didn't have the vacation either. I so wanted to share the experience with him and the honeymoon was going to be our chance. Well that never happened and even now 8 years later I'm still a little sick in my missing of such a wonderful beautiful place. Maybe someday I'll get to go again and bring T along too.

ETA: This posted on Friday but I posted it on Saturday. I wrote it on Friday and waited to post, not realizing the date stamp would be wrong.



Dishes.. I used to really hate doing them, I don't know why but I did. Now that I have non-latex (hard to find) dish washing gloves, I don't despise it as much. I like having a clean sink and the only time I don't really like doing them at all is when I'm told to do them. Then my stubbornness pocks through and I really don't want to do them. That and when something is particularly difficult to wash, that drives me batty.

I really do realize that this is a really lame post and I'm saying really way too much. But I'm excited about going to Milwaukee this weekend and I can't seem to concentrate. Now I need to figure out how I'm going to do my post for tomorrow.