Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I probably won't have time to post on the actual day so here's a clip from the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cinncinati!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pictures from Field Day 2008

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Monday, November 17, 2008

What I've done in my life...

A quick meme..bold the things you've done:

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today at knitting...

Sandy brought DinoGrrl and she helped me out with knitting on my sock.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008


I snagged these pictures from Sandy (thanks!). And now, here is the Sandy's birthday dinner tribute post!

Here we are in front of the restaurant.

Sandy and me at Kobe

Sandy with the DinoGirl. Grrr!!

Sandy Grrr

We found out that the DinoGirl is a lush.

DinoGirl is a Lush

Here is Bob, our server!


And here's John and me after a delicious dinner!

John and me

Just for are some videos that Josh shot of the cooking and dessert (Fried Ice Cream)! Our chef was quite amusing!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ok so I lied....

No pics today!

We went outside to watch the shuttle launch. We usually have a great view behind our townhouse near the lake and tonight was no exception. Since I really want to leave here, I can no longer take watching the launches from my house for granted.

Tomorrow will be a busy day. I am hosting an interpreter workshop. Of course, I only have one confirmed person, so hopefully some people will decide to come at the last minute.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Sandy!

Today is Sandy's birthday! No pics until tomorrow. I will say that we (Sandy, Josh, John and me) went out to Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and had a delicious meal and a great time! I gave her the Amigurumi Dinosaur I made this week and she liked it. Again, I have a few pics to post tomorrow and I will probably snag some from Sandy's Flickr set too!

The next Amigurumi project will be a Turkey. I am loving making these little dolls!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So tired...

2 more days left this week. Just got off an hour-long training call for Tupperware. Too tired to blog right now...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I finished the amigurumi dinosaur and I am looking forward to making more dolls in the future! I bought 3 more patterns including one for a turkey!

While I was crocheting, I got caught up on my netflix dvds (Freaks and Geeks discs 1 and 2 and Baby Mama) and also some of my dvr recordings. Then I got the heel done on stockinette sock #2.

Another thing I did today was set up the basics on my Tupperware website. It's

Feel free to stop by and check it out!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Crazy Monday

We had school today and no school tomorrow (it's Veteran's Day), so for the kids it was like a Monday and a Friday all rolled into one!

I closed my Tupperware party and I signed up to be a consultant. I will be doing business through catalogs and the web if you need anything, let me know! I hope to get the website up and running and put a link on my sidebar really soon!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Progress at Panera

Here are my stockinette socks. I finished the first one and cast on the second at knitting.

We had a nice time at knitting until they tried to kill me with the obnoxious odor of bleach...

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Busy Saturday

Today John and I were so busy! First we went out to replace a defective tire on the truck. Then, we went to Bed Bath and Beyond, then off to Best Buy and Joann Fabrics. We got a new microwave and now I have the yarn needed for my Amigurumi dolls! After that we went to SuperWalmart to purchase the ingredients for my Tex-mex Chili (when I got home I realized that I forgot the salsa, so it should be interesting-tasting without it).

Once we arrived home, we took the dogs out. As I was walking back home, I saw a group of teenage boys who were getting rather violent and we yelling things like "This ain't your turf!" I went in the house asap and I called the leasing office to report them. Hopefully they won't realize it was me and we won't suffer any retaliation (I am worried about my relatively-new car).

Dinner is almost ready. Tobey is here and we are getting ready to have a pleasant evening watching Into the Woods!

"Anything can happen in the woods....."

Friday, November 07, 2008


I blew it for this year's NaBloPoMo! I was so busy with the Tupperware party yesterday that I only had my computer on long enough to check for RSVP's in between preparations. I had a very good party and I am still taking a few more orders. Then I get to pick out my free stuff! I am also seriously considering signing up to be a consultant for some extra money. Oh well, I will still blog every day for the rest of this month!
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


The class I work with has been drawing fashion designs. The project was to re-design the school uniform (for pretend). Everyone was given a ready-drawn model and then had to draw clothes and the background.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day 2008

Warning: No actual election content will be in this post! Just this comic strip!

I have spent a lot of time today trying to figure out what I want to post for day 4 of NaBloPoMo. As of this moment, I am still not sure what to say, but I have been quite busy since getting home from work. I have "put things away" (i.e. taken them upstairs) in preparation for the Tupperware Party on Thursday. I am considering becoming a consultant, only for book and web orders so I don't have to hold parties all the time. I am still unsure and need to spend some more time thinking about it.

It was a little chilly today, but the heat has been blasting at work. We had to open the windows and even hold part of class outside. I hope they get this fixed soon!

That's all I can think to figure out dinner and work on a crochet afghan for the evening...

Monday, November 03, 2008

NaBloPoMo Day 3

After suffering a severe case of the "Mondays" today, I had to run some errands after work. I am hosting a Tupperware party on Thursday night, so I needed to get some snacks and sodas for it. Could there have been more people in the SuperWalmart today at 3:30pm? I don't think so!

I also stopped for gas ($2.27/gallon!) and ran into Joann Fabrics for yarn. I ordered some adorable amigurumi patterns from Owlishly on etsy and I can't wait to work on them, so I needed cheap-o acrylic yarn.

Tomorrow is the election, and I am going to keep this blog as politic-free as I possibly can. I am, however, going to stop by Starbucks for my free cup of coffee (everyone who voted can get one!) after work so I can be awake enough to watch the results on TV.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Knitting at Panera

Here is the sock I started while waiting to vote yesterday. Today I did the short-row heel and a lot of the foot. I am loving this yarn! You can see details on my Ravelry page.
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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Early Voting

Today was the last day for early voting, so Sandy, John and I decided to go. The hours were 7am-7pm. We were going to leave my house at 6:30am since the library is so close, but Sandy's alarm didn't go off. We arrived at about 7:50am and were greeted by this sight:

Early Voting Line 11/1/08

The line for voting went off to a separate parking lot and had more twists and turns than a ride at Busch Gardens. I did see some familiar faces in the crowd as we worked our way around. Sandy and I were knitting, John played his PSP. I cast on a sock and was almost to the heel by the time we got into the building. Lucky for us, it was a cool, breezy morning.

Four hours later, we were finally done and our votes had been cast!