Monday, December 05, 2005

The Sun King...

Sun King
You scored 35 shyness, 30 bitterness, 57 moral, and 40 eccentric!
You are the Sun King, from Abbey Road! You are probably very popular within your circle of friends. You are calm, collected, and wise, but you also have a tremendous sense of humor. You party and have fun, but you don't neglect your responsibilities. "Here comes the sun king Everybody's laughing Everybody's happy Here comes the sun king"

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 40% on shyness

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You scored higher than 80% on bitterness

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You scored higher than 40% on moral

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You scored higher than 40% on eccentric
Link: The Beatles Song Character Test written by medical_cannoli on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Monday, November 28, 2005

And this without any prompting...

I'm actually updating without any prompting... I had a few questions about Jesse's cat scan. The doctor said that it was all normal. My family thinks that we should have the machines re-calibrated or something... NOTHING about my son is normal. He is my son after all!

I got 5 days off of work for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was so nice not having to come into work for 5 days! I had a great time! It went by way too quickly!!! :( I started and finished the latest book by my favorite author, Christine Feehan. It's called Night Game. It's the third installment in her Ghostwalkers series. I must admit that the Ghostwalkers are my favorite of all her series, although they are all great! :) I also finished reading Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. All I can really say about that is "How sad!" It's amazing that a man can write these stories for women. He must really be in touch with his feminine side. I haven't seen the movie, but I hope to see it soon. I watched a Walk to Remember after I read the book. I'm glad I did. The Notebook was better as a movie, however. :) And now I started reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I saw the movie when it was in the theaters. It was really good.

I also bought and finished watching Charmed Season 3. I also got lots of crocheting done. I was really on a crocheting kick this weekend.

Well, I need to get back to work now! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm a sucker for tests....

Not Bad!!
You speak well 100 percent of the time!
Nice job my friend!! You may speak to the general public freely.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 47% on grammar
Link: The Grammar Test written by deckity on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I'm such a sucker when it comes to online tests! :) I just love them! Thanks ppsassygirl!!! I find it interesting that although we both scored 100%, I'm only above 47% of my age group and you are 71% above yours. I guess it says something about our age groups... hmmm... something to ponder. :)

Nothing new since yesterday... Today's payday and I get to be the middleman again. I think that my work should just pay my bills directly. It's not like I get to keep any of the money! LOL

(And I KNOW you are shocked that I posted another blog this week! Sorry I'm so boring!!!) :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It's been a week, and another entry has been requested. The only problem is that I'm boring and my life is boring. I did nothing but rest and work this weekend. The resting part I enjoyed... the work part... blah! But at least I have this:

Your Observation Skills Get An A-

Hardly anything gets by you...
You have a great memory and eagle eyes

I hope you all have fun with that quiz. NO CHEATING!!! :)

I applied for several jobs today. I guess I'm tired of being underpaid and overworked. It's a common occurrence here.

I finally got my mom to come over last week so that I could felt her slippers. They turned out really cute. I also got a kid's hat and scarf set done for knits for the needy. I also found this cool yahoo! group called They are locate people that are giving stuff away. It's pretty neat. I haven't seen anything I need, but I think I will post some stuff on there and keep checking for stuff that I might like!

Back to work for me! :(

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Why do we do it???

That's my issue today. Why do we do it? Why am I sending my kid to school everyday for the past week (and two days this week) feeling sick? My reasoning is that I have too much to do at work to take off with him. It's the same reason that I'm going to work everyday sick... But it's not as if you get appreciation. I worked extra hours last week while I was sick (I'm still sick, but feeling a little better than last week.) Why should my work be more important than my son? I really don't feel that it is on a regular basis, but this past week I have definitely chosen work over letting my son stay home and feel better (myself as well...) I long for the simplier days. The days when a mother could stay home with her kids instead of coming to work everyday. I could do without my second vehicle in my house. I could borrow my husband's and do my shopping (grocery only) on Saturday. I could fill my days with cleaning my house and making sure my husband and son are taken care of.

All that working and I get a nasty email from my supervisor for having taken a hour off yesterday afternoon... I worked 5 extra hours... while I was sick... I have to work this weekend... one of those extra hours last week was because she gets to take off every other Friday and spend it with her son... I had to do her work. All the supervisors in the lab are going out of town and I have to take care of everything for them. Why don't I quit? They took away all my person space. I have no office. I don't even have anywhere I belong. I get a computer on their lab counters... What the hell am I doing?????????

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


You Are a New School Democrat

You like partying and politics - and are likely to be young and affluent.

You're less religious, traditional, and uptight than most Democrats.

Smoking pot, homosexuality, and gambling are all okay in your book.

You prefer that the government help people take care of themselves.

This really does about sum me up. :) I always knew I had very similar views at ppsassygrl. I too am missing the affluent part! :(

I don't really have a whole lot to say since I just updated yesterday. I really do enjoy all the blogthings we can play with. :)

I do know that a new free online knitting magazine just came out. It's called the AntiCraft. It is a touch of humour and some neat patterns. Hope everyone enjoys my link-heavy post today! :)

Monday, October 31, 2005

New post! :)

You Are a Tulip

You have a wild, experimental side that craves change.
You often switch jobs and men, always looking for something better.
But deep down, you're also very well grounded and content.
And you will come to know that the life you live is already ideal.

You will get two new posts in one day. The post I made last week never published, so I'm sure you guys missed it! :) Today I'm a tulip. :)

I went camping this weekend. It's the last one of the year. It's too cold to go camping now. Now I will sit by my fireplace at home. :) I will knit and watch movies. I love winter! :) When I woke up on Sunday morning, there was a layer of ice over everything! I think that might be a sign to call it a camping hiatus... :) I didn't get any knitting done at all this weekend. I didn't even knit in the car this time! :( I hope to get some stuff done soon. I didn't read at all this weekend. I sat around the camp fire and enjoyed everyone's company. :) That's it! But, it was so worth it. I don't really think I have much more to say today. Just Happy Halloween!!! :)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Reporting in...

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

I took this cute quiz that tells you what character you are. I'm Princess Leia. :) I always liked her when I was a kid. Want to see what character you are?

I went camping this weekend. It was cold and rainy, but we had a good time. At one point I had on three layers of clothing! LOL

Jesse's ct scan came out normal! I'm very happy to report that! :)

On my reading: I'm currently reading Message in a Bottle by Nick Sparks and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

On knitting news: My knits for the needy scarf is about half done. I have less than a month to finish it. a really cute pattern for felted pumpkins. I had to go and buy the yarn for it on Friday afternoon. I didn't leave work until an hour after I am supposed to leave. :( I'm working on a mohair teddy bear and Fred's indoor felted boots. :) I really want to get back to my baby blanket UFO. It's pretty big and will keep me warm while I'm knitting it! :) I also want to find some soft acrylic and make myself an afghan this winter. I keep my house so cold all winter that knitting an afghan will keep me warm! :)

Other news: I really want to go camping again this weekend. It's our last chance until Spring. But, I don't know how to tell the people at work that I can't feed again this weekend. I mean I will be available every weekend after this one, but I really want to go camping one last time! :(

Monday, October 17, 2005


I am finally updating this blog. I had a really good weekend. My son and I went with my mother, a friend and a friend's daughter to a hot air balloon festival. Fred was on call and couldn't go with us. It was too windy and the balloons couldn't fly. We spent the day roaming around looking at all the little shops. They had a merry-go-round and the kids got to ride it. I think my son likes shopping way too much. I told him that I would only buy him one thing and that he should look around and decide what that one thing should be. He had decided on a hand-crafter wood toy. When we went back for it, it was gone. But we had missed a kite vendor. Jesse ended up picking out a kite that looked like a hot air balloon and mini-kite. It was called a pocket kite. I got one too.

On Sunday, we dragged Fred with us and found a field down by where I work and flew kites. We had a bag with two kites in it that someone had bought for Jesse a long time ago and we had never used it. We had a lot of fun. We were out there for about three hours. Next time I'm going to take pictures. I really want to go fly a kite again! :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Your Summer Ride is a Jeep

For you, summer is all about having no responsibilities.
You prefer to hang with old friends - and make some new ones.

How did this computer program know???? I love jeep wranglers and one of these days I will own one! :) I saw one this weekend that had a cover on the tire in the back that said "Silly boys, don't you know that jeeps are for girls?" I love it. I'm not so sure that my father and brother would like it, considering that they both drive jeeps. LOL I had to get a more "family" vehicle. But one of these days...

I went to the doctor's yesterday. I have been coughing like crazy for nearly two weeks now. I've had enough. The doctor switched my allergy medication, upped my asthma medication and gave me some cough syrup and antibiotics. The best part is the cough syrup. It has codeine in it. I'm very susceptible to the effects of codeine. That's all well and good at night, but what about during the day???? I guess I'll take it when I first get to work and hope that I'm not too flighty all day long. I really can't take more time off. I mean I have the leave, but I always feel like I'm letting people down if I call in sick... :(

I finished the french market bag. It turned out really well. It was the first thing I had ever felted and I love it!!!! I can't wait to finish mom's slippers (yes, I did work on them!) so that I can felt those too. I also started my scarf for the knits for the needy. I also can't wait to start the modular felted backpack by hyphen boy designs. :)

I finished reading Where the Heart is. I have to go digging through my big box of books to see what I want to read next. I'm pretty sure it will be another fun book. I don't think I'm smart enough to read educational or enlightening books all the time. :) I'll just have to be jealous of some other smart blogger who can read those books all the time!!! :)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Cat Scan...

I know that most, if not all, of you have hear 'Twas the night before Christmas. The children had sugar plums dancing through their heads. Well, last night while I was trying to sleep, I had Cat Scans dancing through my head. :( As you can imagine, I did NOT have a very good night sleep. Why would I have Cat Scans dancing through my head? Well, I found out on Friday that my 9 year old son needs to have a Cat Scan. It seems that the headache's he's been getting lately are a major cause for concern while he's taking the stratera. I've very worried about it. I feel horrible because he really only complains about these headaches when he's doing his homework, or has to go to bed. (Two things that he really doesn't want to do!) So, I would tell him to finish his homework then he'd feel better. At bed time, I'd tell him to go ahead and go to sleep (that's what I want to do when my head hurts.) So, I guess this all means that I'm a horrible mother. I guess my only defense is that he did this type of thing even before he was on the stratera and I thought it was the boy calling wolf. :(

Friday, September 30, 2005


It's finally Friday. You'd think with a shortened week that Friday would have snuck up on me. That isn't the case. I feel like it's been a long tiring week. Work hasn't been that bad except for the fact that I'm still coughing like a maniac!

I finally finished Anna Karenina. I'm glad I'm done with it. It was a good book. I learned a lot about Russian culture. Now I'm going to take some time and read some of the less literary fun books! :) Today I'm going to start Where the Heart is. I've seen the movie, but I'm really excited to read the book. I know that they leave stuff out when they make a book into a movie. It will be a while until I force myself to read another classic. :) Tho, Utopia is sitting by my chair at home! It looks so little and non-frightening!

I have gotten 2 1/2 handles of the French Market bag done. I should be done with the knitting anytime now. Then all I need to do is get brave and try the Kitchener stitch. Those of you who know me well know that I hate trying new things!

Jesse has a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so I get to leave work early. I'm trying to decide if I want to lug my whole fmb with me to knit, or if I want to take the stuff to try a new one in thicker yarn. The dangerous thing is that my LYS is nearly next door to the doctor's office (15-20 min from my house.) We are too poor for me to go shopping there!!!! :( But, I'm so weak! LOL

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Here it is Tuesday and it's my first day of work this week. I still have a bit of a cough, but it was really nice to be off yesterday. :) I decided to take a personal day and relax. I have another cold and can't seem to kick it. I can't stay home sick anymore, so I decided a vacation day was much better! :) I sat home all day and watched season 2 of Charmed. I really do love that show. I'm not so sure about this season. I think they have written themselves into a corner with no way out. Crazy, huh?

I also did a little reading on Anna Karenina this weekend. I am finding it to be a rather strange book. There are parts that I don't want to put it down, but then there are parts when I wish they would just finish what they were saying. For example, I really wanted Tolstoy to hurry up and finish the part about the elections. It was getting annoying! But, I was really entralled with Dolly's visit to Anna. Isn't that strange???? BTW... I'm on page 672 now! I'm so close to finishing it. As long as there are no more elections (or parts like that) I should be done soon. I've never looked forward to the end of a book like this. I usually hate to have a book end. Sometimes, I feel like I have lost a friend that I will sorely miss. I'm not sure I'll miss anyone this time!

I have one handle of the French Market bag knitted. I am pretty proud of myself. I think I will have a second handle done tonight while I ignore my family and watch the newest Gilmore Girls and Supernatural! :) They know not to bother me between 8pm and 10 pm on Tuesday night. Considering that's the only time I ask them not to bother me, I don't think I'm asking too much! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Meatball pizza! (I've never even tried it!)

Meatball Pizza

Unusual and uncompromising.
You're usually the first to discover a new trend.
You appreciate a good meal and good company.
You're an interesting blend of traditional and modern.

So, this is not my pizza of choice to eat, but it certainly sounds good! :)

I went camping this weekend. I drank too much and stayed up too late! But, that was fun. I had a hard time sleeping. My cold either got worse, or I got a brand new one because I'm all stuffed up today. :( I hate being sick!!!

This has been a strange week. The moon has been so bright every morning. I get up before the sun and take my dogs outside. The moon is making my back yard look like I have a street light above it. It's pretty, but a little creepy. (I had typed sleepy, but I think that was just a Freudian slip! LOL)

I'm still reading Anna Karenina. A friend told me that the last 300 pages are really good. I'm on page 500. I have like 4 more pages to go through until I get to the good stuff. (I hope!) Right now, they are talking to an artist. I wonder how Tolstoy is going to tie this into the rest of the book...

I'm still working on the french market bag. I decided I wanted MORE rows before I started the handles. I thought I was done, but I think it will be too shallow unless I add these rows.

I signed up for a club here at work. It's called Knits for the Needy. We have local companies supply stuff so that we can make hats and scarves for the homeless in our area. I think this sounds great. I get to do something I love and still give back to the community.

I want to apologize to all my friends that read this. I'm really sorry that I have no time to email everyone! I miss you guys! :(

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Before anyone gets nasty...

Your Brain's Pattern

You have a tempered, reasonable way of thinking.
You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.
For you, everything is always changing. Each moment is different.
Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings.

Before any gets nasty (nastier!) I've decided to update my blog. First, the above is my brain with no sleep. We got a new little dog. She's a Rat Terrier. Her name is Harley-Quinn. She really is a sweet dog. We are trying to crate train her. It's been working so far, but last night was horrible. Fred kept coughing his head off and the dog kept barking back! I'm so tired. Plus, the stupid weather went from nice temperate days to hot, humid and sticky. I'm not happy at all about this!

Harley is going to get a shampoo and manicure. Her hair is short enough that I don't have to get it cut. :) That was a definite plus in picking out Harley. She and the big dog Jay are getting along much better now. So much so, that she steals his big chew bones right out from under him. LOL It's really cute.

I'm still reading Anna Karenina. I'm not reading it very fast. :( This is the downfall of making myself read a book. I don't read it as often as I should and I won't pick up another book that I really want to read. I'm around page 400 now, so I am making some progress...

I got all the yarn for the felted modular backpack. I have a couple of things to finish before I can start anything of this magnitude. (Mom's slipper and my FMB)

Well, I have tons of work to do, so I should go do it!!!! :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I'm the fool and our nasty house guest...

I am The Fool

The Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem.

I decided that I wanted to know what card I am. How fitting is this one??? LOL I just had to share it with you.

Good news-- My friend that was affected by Hurricane Katrina has been found (okay, so she wasn't really lost, but we finally heard from her.) I'm very relieved to know that she is okay.

Knitting news-- I'm nearly done with the bag part of the french market bag (see earlier post.) I'm very excited about this. Now I get to move on to the handles. I also took a little time to make myself some really neat beaded stitch markers. I love them!!! I'll have to find some time to post some pics!

Reading news-- I'm very proud of myself. I have made it to page 350 of Anna Karenina. So, even if I put it down for two years now (which I hope I don't do, but there are so many other books that I want to read...) I have more than doubled my progress. :)

Family news-- My family has had the priviledge of hosting a house guest... It's a nasty little guest that will be refered to as the head cold from here on out. All three of us were under the weather for 4 days. It was the nastiest head cold we've had in our house for a while. For the most part, the head cold has moved out. I don't think we will be inviting him back anytime soon... I hope that he understands that we don't take kindly to squatters... Nobody in my house could do anything but sleep for those 4 days. It was miserable!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 9 out of 10 correct!

I decided that I would try to take the Citizenship Test. There were some hard questions there. I wasn't sure how good I'd do. LOL Looks like I'm smarter than I think. :)

Okay... so I'm supposed to tell you about my life...

Right now, I spend all my free time I can knitting. I have one indoor felted boot (from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi) done and another started. I'm using a light blue/grey color. The first set is for my mother. She's a bit upset that only one is done right now. She said that she's only going to have one warm foot this winter. I have 2/3 done on the french market bag from I'm using Cascade 220 in a green and grey mix. I'm really excited that the pattern is going so good. :) It's nice simple knitting so that I don't really have to pay too much attention to it while I'm doing it. And lastly, I have have all the stuff together to start Clapotis from I just have to work out the kfb and pfb. :) I knit in a combined method that is much quicker than when I was knitting with the english method, but the stitches turn out slightly different.

Oh yeah! I'm also reading Anna Karenina. (At least I'm trying to read it again...) I really want to read it, but it's so hard to get into. I read the first 140 pages two years ago and put it down. It took two years to pick it back up, so I had to start all over again. I think of the wasted time... I don't really understand this problem I have with this book. I'm an avid reader. I usually go through a book a day on the weekend. But, this book is torture!!!!! But, I feel I'm missing an experience. I never read Jane Austen when I was younger and have recently read some of her stuff and it was great. I'm glad I didn't let myself miss out on that experience... I hope I can make it through this one!!! :)

Friday, August 26, 2005


Yes, I am writing again. It's amazing, no? :)

The trip was long and tiring. We didn't get home until around 11 pm last night. It was a four hour drive each way. I got a little knitting done on the drive, but not much. On the way down to the funeral, I was in the back of the cab of a pick-up truck (albeit a very big pick-up truck) with my son and brother. Space was limited, so I didn't get too much knitting done because I was a little cramped. Fred drove down yesterday morning. I got to ride back in the passenger seat of my SUV. I was much more comfortable on the way back.

I am very tired. I didn't sleep well. First, I couldn't fall asleep, then I kept waking up. The pinnacle of my night was Fred waking me up because he was yelling "They cut the power." at the top of his lungs. I have no clue why I sleep in the same room, much less the same house as my husband. I can't believe that he didn't even wake up through all of that.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Sad day for my family...

We found out late last night that my uncle Bobby passed away. We are all going to miss him. Bobby was a wonderful person. He always had a smile and a laugh for everyone he met. He had one of those laughs that made you smile. No matter what your mood and no matter what was going on in your life, you were guaranteed to smile when you were around Bobby. As my aunt Dot put it "Bobby was the heart of our family." I don't think truer words have ever been spoken. Bobby had a talent for making someone feel comfortable in any surrounding. I'll always appreciate all the hugs, smiles and laughs he had for me when I was a kid. I'll never forget him.

It's a shame that life keeps you away from you family more than you would like it to. The everyday grind keeps you bogged down so that you are too wrapped up in your own life of trying to make ends meet to really appreciate your family the way you should. Those of us who are left are stuck with the regrets of not having spent enough time with those you love. I have to wonder if paying your bills on time and keeping your house neat are really worth the time away from your family.

Jesse is taking it hard. I didn't get to tell him until this morning before I left for work. He snuggled with me for a bit, but then I had to tell him that I had to go to work. I hate doing that to him. I hope that he gets caught up with playing with the kids, etc at the babysitters. We had two dogs die the week before last and my uncle Jimmy moved out of town last week. That's a lot for a 9 year old to deal with. I told him that if he needs me to have the babysitter call me. I guess that's all I can really do.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Camping this weekend...

I went camping with my family this weekend in Fredericksburg, VA. We had a great time. I drank way too much while sitting by the fire. I'm sure that won't help with losing weight! I weighed this morning and it seems that so far I have managed to maintain my previous weight. I guess I'll see on Wednesday.

I got to stop at a knitting store in Fredericksburg. I bought some more sock yarn. I think I'm obsessed with the stuff! It was really pretty. I have been buying it online too. I've found some really good deals. I bought a wood pair of dpns. I don't like them at all. I like the metal dpns. Metal dpns are really hard to find around here. They didn't even have any decent metal dpns at the knitting store I went to. :( I ordered some Addi dpn off the internet. They were backordered and I have to keep waiting for them. I've gotten 1 1/2 inches done of the 4 inch cuff. I'm a slow knitter and don't have a lot of time to devote to it. :( I am really enjoying working with the dpns.

I'm hoping to go camping this weekend too. I don't know if I will be able to. I will be in Williamsburg on 4th of July weekend. That will be three weekends off in a row at work. I don't know how well that will work. I'll see if I can get someone to feed the rats for me this weekend. :) They all know I will be out of town the weekend after and I guess they will have to figure it out, but I still feel guiltly. The rats like to eat on the weekends too! LOL

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Monday, June 06, 2005

Not so good...

I haven't been updating this as much as I would have liked to. :( I've been bad.


I'm still working on the blocks for my paper piecing class. I have to get more fabric cut out before my next class. The next class is June 13th, so I really have to get that fabric cut this weekend.

I joined Curves (a workout place for women). I'm going to it very faithfully. I was really bad with what I ate this weekend, so I'm sure it won't be a good week at weight watchers. :( Next week will be better.

I am reading my way through the Dark Series by Christine Feehan. I really love those books. I just started Dark Legend last night.

I'm working on two knitted and one crochet afghan (currently in my mind as being worked on.) LOL I bought some Addi Turbo needles and really love them.

Monday, April 11, 2005

So far, so good...

I'm definitely making progress on this blog. I'm actually remembering to update it!!! :) I'm so proud of myself. Now I just need to work on my procrastinating ways!!! LOL

This weekend...

Saturday, my son's first soccer game was cancelled. :( It rained all day on Friday. I don't think parents like their little one's out playing in the mud. I think that it builds strong character! LOL Besides, that's what they make trash bags for... so my son could actually ride home in my vehicle! :) Saturday afternoon we went to Bowie, MD for a show my dad's singing group put on. It was a pretty good show. I got to see several really good barbershop quartets. They were great! There were even two that were all girl barbershop quartets. I went to Border's afterwards and finally got my long awaited copy of Dark Prince by Christine Feehan. She's an excellent author and I want to read everything she has written. Luckily they reprinted this one. $40 on ebay was a bit too steep for me! Especially for a paperback!

On Sunday, we did a lot of hauling. We had to create our wood pile. We had an entire truck load of oak that needed to be stacked. It was very backbreaking work, but it was really good for me. I'm not even all that sore. :) The only lasting effect I have is that I wore short sleeve shirt. I was carrying the wood on my left arm and I now have little red bumps as if I was allergic to something. I'm sure it's not poison ivy or poison oak or anything like that. The bumps are really tiny and too spread out for anything like that. Who knows! My skin is always so strange! After stacking the wood, Fred and I went to do our grocery shopping. But, we can't just go to one store... LOL We have to go to a bulk store and then a regular grocery store. :) When we got back, Vince helped me cut my fabric for my paper piecing class tonight. So, at least all my homework is done! :)

Okay, so I was a bit long winded!!!! Sorry if you're tired of reading! :)

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Wednesday, April 6

I had Aqua Aerobics last night. I think the instructor was trying to kill us! She worked us harder than normal and made us wear these floaters on our ankles. So, not only did we have to work out harder, but we had to work at keeping our feet underwater! I float really well and it was quite a trial to keep my feet under water. I didn't even wear a floating belt because I was floating so well without it! LOL I have my WW meeting tonight. I don't think I lost any weight, but we will see. My scale at home has been doing some really strange things. It goes up and down by 10lbs! It's a new scale and should not be acting like that!

After I got home, I got to use my light box. It works really great. I love it!!! :) I also got another of the my silk ribbon embroidery blocks done. All and all I had a good night. I'm a bit sore today, but hopefully that will go away! :)

Monday, April 04, 2005

Monday, April 4th

See... I told you I was going to try really hard! LOL

I had such a busy weekend. I don't even know where to start! I guess I'll start at the beginning. That's usually the best place! :) Friday night Jesse and I went to my Mom and Dad's for dinner. My dad made this excellent stir-fry. It was very yummy. Fred got back into town while we were there. He and Vince came over for dinner too. Mom, Jesse and I ate the last piece of her ice cream cake from her birthday. It's very bad for me, but it tasted so good! LOL

Saturday morning, I got up and went to Aqua Aerobics. Fred, Vince and Jesse met my Mom, Dad and I for breakfast. Then we went and bought all of Jesse's soccer stuff. He was just signed up for soccer and the first game is already next weekend. I really hope he does well. Jesse went with my parents for the day. He loves spending time with them. In the afternoon, I went to Waldorf (45 min away) to the nearest quilt shop. I was supposed to go to a trunk show, but the lady didn't show up. If I would have checked my messages, I would have known that. But, while I was there, I did get the stuff to make my mom's Christmas present. When I came back in town, I found out that Fred was at a water damage, so I met my mom, dad, Jesse and Josh for dinner at THE Mexican restaurant! :) I love that place. Fred didn't get home until mid-night. And he had another call that we had to go out to the next morning. :( Poor baby is tired!

Sunday, I got up and went to Lowe's. I decided that I really needed a light box, but didn't have the money to buy one. My mom and dad decided to meet me there and my dad helped me (well... I did a lot of watching) build a light box. It is great! It is 13x18. A great size! I needed it to get started on my mom's present. :) I didn't get to use it yet, but I'm hoping to use it tonight. We used an old piece of clear plexiglass on top. It's a bit scratched up, but we are going to Massachussetts this summer and my aunt works in a plexiglass factory, so we will be able to get a new piece that isn't scratched up. I love my light box!!! :) It ended up costing me $16! :) Most of the light boxes that size can cost more than $100! :) I'm so lucky to have a crafty daddy! :)

Friday, April 01, 2005

Trying this again...

I had started a blog a while back. I guess I forgot about it until a friend showed me her blog. I think I'm going to try this whole thing again.

Lots of things have changed since my last blog. I had joined Weight Watchers. I've lost over 46 lbs. I still have over 100 to lose! Sometimes I'm not sure I will ever get there! But, I'll just take it one day at a time and see where it goes. :) I got to Aqua Aerobics. It's a lot of fun. The best part is that you can't tell how hard you worked out until you get out of the water. Last night was my first night back for over two weeks. I had a benign mole removed and couldn't go into the chlorine. I'm sure that would have hurt really bad! But, I survived last night and I feel very proud of myself. :)

Fred is away at a class for work. I had a hard time sleeping last night without him. I have a hard time sleeping with him. He steals all the covers and tries to push me out of bed in his sleep, but I still missed him. Love is crazy, isn't it? LOL

Jesse started on Stratera last night for his ADHD. I hate the idea of medicating him, but we are running out of options. I just hope this works without the horrible side effects that some of the other medications we have tried had. It's going to be a pain because I will have to take off work once a month to take him to the doctor's. We also signed him up for Soccer. So, that's one more thing to keep my evenings busy. Because they weren't busy enough before! LOL