Friday, February 29, 2008

You can't take some people anywhere!

We went out to eat with Sandy and she decided to make a football out of
her napkin and flick it at me and John!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dottie thinks she's a poodle....

Dottie had her 2nd puppy trim (it's her last one since she turned 5 months old today and that's the cutoff). The groomer at Petsmart must have forgotten her breed since she has a poodle puff and bows on her ears...still she's pretty cute!

Dottie thinks she's a poodle

Dottie thinks she's a poodle

Dottie thinks she's a poodle

Each time John or I went to take a sip of our Sierra Mist, Dottie wanted to lick the bottle...

Dottie thinks she's a poodle

Once we arrived home, Dottie and Buster decided to pose for some treats! Can you tell I'm holding a cookie near the camera?

Can you tell I'm holding a cookie?

Can you tell I'm holding a cookie?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

There's a worm in my Apple!

Today I brought my chocolate apple (from Valentine's Day) to knitting. Sandy took photos of me eating it and finding the gummy worm inside. It was an interesting experience. The complete frame-by-frame pics are on Flickr, but here are the highlights.

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

Mmm....I can't wait to try it!

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm


Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

This is the hardest apple I have ever tried to bite!

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

All I could do was make some teeth marks! Let's try again...

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

That's better....

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

I think I see the worm!

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

Eileen looks on as I dig out the worm...

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

Ack! A worm!

Milk Chocolate Apple with gummy worm

Yum....gummy worm!

All in all, the chocolate tasted pretty fake and gross. I am gonna toss the rest since I am on the WW and I don't want to waste points on stuff that doesn't taste good!

In the background you can see the present I got from Eileen! I will post pictures of the goodies tomorrow! Thanks Eileen!

Tomorrow, John and I are off the The Melting Pot for my birthday and Valentines (both a little late)...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day 2008

What would Valentine's day be without a heart-shaped pizza from Papa John's?

Heart Shaped Pizza

We ordered half pepperoni and half green peppers so both John and I were happy with it!

And what's more, they threw in a free order of Cinnamon Breadsticks...yummmm.

Cinnamon Breadsticks

And for the funny Valentine's gift, one of the kids at school gave me this...

Chocolate Apple

It's a hollow chocolate heart with a gummy worm inside! I will post pictures once it is busted open!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Another year older....

So it's official...I am now 33. I have got the birthday doldrums. Too
much weekend drama. I got a gift certificate from the 2 teachers I work
with and then my student forgot my birthday. We have puppy training
class tonight so John and I will be hitting The Melting Pot over the

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Would you like your money back?

Last night Sandy came over to hang out. We decided to go get food and then watch a movie. Sandy suggested we go to Boston Market (it's right around the corner from us. I don't go there often, and last night showed me again why I am not a frequest patron.)

John, Sandy and I walked in and made our decisions of what to order. John and I approached the counter and said we wanted to order our food "to go." John told and gestured to the lady that he wanted the 3 piece dark chicken meal. She looked around giggling and asked if he wanted the 2 piece white turkey meal. I stepped in and told her he said 3 piece dark chicken. She said since they didn't have any lids for the regular plates, she had to use a red kids meal plate. Then he ordered his 2 sides, mashed potatoes (with gravy on the side...which I had to explain to her) and spinach. She got his cornbread and then asked if we needed anything else.

I ordered the Boston Carver Combo with Chicken. I asked her what is on the sandwich, and she had to ask another guy working there. He said lettuce, honey dijon, cheddar and tomatoes. I stated that I didn't want tomatoes.

Guy: Half or whole?

Me: Whole

Guy: White or Wheat?

Me: Wheat

Guy: Half or Whole?

Me: Whole

Then I ordered my red potatoes. Then there was a debate between counter girl and food guy about if my combo included cornbread (it's not supposed to, but they gave it to me anyway). Meanwhile John's food was near the cashier (a young girl) and my potatoes were set next to it. She asked me if he ordered the meal with an extra side and I said no the potatoes went with my combo. She rang everything up.

Cashier: Do you want drinks?

Me: Does my combo include a drink?

Cashier: No

Me: Ok we'll take 2 drinks.

We paid and Sandy got her food to the cashier and was in the process of paying when John looked at out receipt. My combo did include a drink and then we were charged for 2 drinks.

Me: Excuse me, but my combo came with a drink and then we were charged for 2 more drinks.

Cashier: So would you like your money back?

Me: Ummm, yeah.

During this time, the cashier messed up Sandy's change back and when Sandy told her that her change was $2.81 short. The cashier replied: I am bad at math.

Finally, we got our food and all the money straightened out. We were afraid to ask for plasticware since they probably wouldn't have understood what we needed. We brought the food home and ate (at least it was tasty). Then we watched Noises Off (one of my fave movies) and Sandy cast on for her sweater...

All right, I have posted this long description of our evening, and now I know Sandy will just link her post to this one! HAHA!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Catching up...

Since last I posted.....

Dottie got her first haircut.

Dottie's first haircut

I finished my Feather and Fan Socks in the Froggin' colorway by Blue Moon Fiber Arts.

Froggin' Feather and Fan

I received my first Rockin' Sock Club package and cast on the Serendipity Socks (2 at a time Magic Loop! Woohoo! Go Me!)


I also finished Mom's Clapotis, but I will have pictures of that later.

Soon I will be getting in packages from The Loopy Ewe Seasonal Sock Club (and I signed up for this year too) and Yarn Pirate Sock Club...this must be the "year of the sock" for me....