Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's hard to be a Superm*del....

I've got a secret....

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Should I tell you?

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Do you really want to know?

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I've been on Weight Watchers since the beginning of September...

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and I've been successful so far....

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I've lost 20 pounds!!!

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This was a fun photoshoot! Thanks Sandy for putting up with me! I'm sure we'll be doing this again sometime soon!

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But, man! Being a model is hard work!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

I am not one to go out shopping in the craziness....instead I went to Sandy's place for a photoshoot. Unfortunately, I laughed (and goofed around) the whole time. She took over 300 pictures. When I have some time to go through them all, I will post a few here. We are going to to Photoshoot day 2 on Sunday before knitting.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping you have more luck with your turkey than the Swedish Chef does! As for me, I don't like turkey....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I can't believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Where has this year gone? We are going to John's folks this year. I have set the DVR to record 2 different parades (CBS and NBC) as the Broadway shows I am going to see in New York over Spring Break will be performing!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oh no!

Tonight I held a baby for about 2 hours.....clock is ticking....

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Socks

Here are my 2 most recent finished pairs of socks.

Green Socks
Green Socks

Discovery Socks

Discovery Socks

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vampires, Wolves, and a Cross-eyed Mouthbreather

Sandy, Heather and I went to see New Moon this afternoon. Since Heather hadn't seen or read Twilight, we forced her to watch the DVD last weekend so she would be ready.

The theater was pretty full (and it wasn't all crazed teenagers), and we even got in to see an earlier show than what we had planned.

All in all, the movie wasn't terrible. It was a little better than the first one because it followed the book better.

I must say that I have never been around so much swooning before....and we giggled at it quite a bit. The thing that irked me the most was that Bella's mouth was hanging open almost the whole movie, and anytime she looked at anyone or anything, she went a little cross-eyed...hence the title of this post.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bath Buddies!

I have decided that it is just easier to bathe both Buster and Dottie at the same time. Here they are after a shampoo and rinse:

Bathtime Buddies

Bathtime Buddies

Oh! and here are the lovely flowers I received tonight after working on the show "Medea" for a month!

My flowers

The production was amazing every night and I was not expecting to receive any flowers since I was just doing my job....and loving every minute of it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost time for a break!

All this morning I was so excited that today was my last day before a lovely week long break....then I remembered that I have to work tomorrow night! Oh's only one more day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

One More Day....

Last night really wore me out....but tonight I got to sit in the audience and watch the show! One more day of work and then off for a whole week! I am so excited!!!! Hopefully this weekend I can finish a sock...and post some pics....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Opening Night

I got home late was Opening Night of Medea at our school. I am exhausted. 2 more days of school until Thanksgiving break!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nothing to see least for today...

I've been busy with's production week so I'm putting in a lot of extra hours.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tired of drama....

It seems to be of these days I will be able to talk about some of it. Screaming headache....going to bed now...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No pictures.....

But I am working on a new pair of socks. I finished the 1st one and am working on sock #2. I'm making the discover socks from Cat Bordhi's Personal Footprints book and I like them a lot! It's always fun to learn new techniques. I am hoping to get done with them this week so I can post some pictures.

Speaking of this week, it's gonna be a long and hectic one! I have to stay late Monday-Thursday and then work Saturday night too! The good news is that I am off work for the whole following week...and then only have to work a few more weeks until my 2 week Winter Break!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Under the wire...

Almost missed posting today! So Sandy's birthday was yesterday, We celebrated today with Heather too! There was a viewing of Twilight (including much laughter and Sandy saying the lines before the actors), knitting, playing with dogs (even though Dottie was a bad girl and peed on our bed's new comforter) and eating of pizza. We had a great time!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Overheard at work the other day....

"Okay, so taking into account after school traffic, I can get to GameStop at 3:30. That means I can have the game in my hand NO LATER than 3:45. I can pull into the driveway at 4:00 and I can be playing it by 4:05!"

Who knows what new game this kid was talking about?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Thursday!

It's really hard to go back to work after having a day off in the middle of the week. All day today it felt like a Monday. Only 6 more workdays until I am off for the week of Thanksgiving!

Anyway, no pictures today (late day at work). I've got lots on my mind and things I want to address, but I haven't yet decided if this is the right time or place.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Picture of the Library

Picture of the Library
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

Here is the massive Twilight display in our school library. If you click through to the picture on Flickr, you can see the notes I've added.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 40th Anniversay Sesame Street!

Here are some clips I like!

I miss the classic days of Sesame Street. I have always been a huge fan of the Muppets and I can't believe the show is still a success! I miss Jim Henson and I am ever grateful for the legacy he left to the world.

Monday, November 09, 2009

World Record Attempt

Cigar making at Ikea

On Saturday, John and I went to Ikea. We bought our bed frame and a poang chair and footstool (pics later). As we were heading out to the warehouse part of the store, we stopped to snap a picture of a world record attempt. In celebration of Hispanic Awareness, some of Ybor City's cigar makers were trying to make the world's longest cigar.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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I had such a good day! I got to catch up with a dear old friend after work and see my co-workers from last year all at the same time!

Tomorrow we are heading to Ikea!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

So tired....

This whole daylight savings time thing has kicked my butt! I think it's because it gets dark so much earlier...which makes me want to go to bed earlier.

Today I finished the green sock and tonight I will cast on the 2nd while watching Survivor. I also need to finish the mystery socks, but I will probably not get to them until I can devote my full attention to the pattern.

Tomorrow is Friday and I am so excited!!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Another day....

No pictures today and a short post. I think I will work on my green sock while watching TV a little later this evening. Tomorrow will be a long day, so I am gonna head off to bed early!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Here are 2 of my more recent pairs of socks that I finally got around to photographing!

Wee Skein Halloween Socks

Halloween Socks 2009
Knitterly Things Wee Skein Kits

Muppet Broadripple Socks

Muppet Broadripple Socks
Yarning Yenta Kermit Loves Piggy

I used Cat Bordhi's Riverbed architecture for both of these pairs. It's my new favorite toe-up basic sock pattern. I have another pair on the needles and the Socktoberfest Mystery Socks as well, then I will be trying out a pair of socks using her newest book.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Day 2

No idea what to post today. I didn't get home from work until almost 6pm and I had to make dinner. We had crab legs....yum! Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to take and upload some pics of my most recent pair of socks...I get off work at 3pm so I should be home with enough time to do it!

Anyway, I have to get ready for Heroes!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

It's that time again....

This year I am gonna do it!

Sorry for the serious lack in posting lately. I've been going though a lot over the past month or so and I needed some time away, but now I'm back.

This month I hope to post more projects and pictures of random things from my daily encounters.