Google Images Meme

This seemed like a cute thing to do – no one passed it on to me, I took it. Open invitation to take from here, as I’ve added a few things:

The place I grew up

The place I live now

My Name:

My grandmother’s names:

My Favorite food(s):

My favorite drinks:

My Favorite Song (currently):

My favorite candy

My favorite animal

My job

More later…

Slowly Unpacking

I think we can finally see the light through the boxes and paper and bubble wrap and tape. We’re getting settled in and things are looking really good! We’re very excited about having people come and visit – his parents were here for the move, my parents will be here tomorrow, we’ve got friends coming in next weekend, and my brothers the week after that.

I’m so excited because I received my back-tack package! All the way from the UK! And I adore everything she sent – I’ll be sad to send it along when I’m done with it! Here are some pictures:

I love all the fabrics – a great assortment of pinks / greens / purples, rickrack / ribbon / beads & buttons and thread! And two adorable postcards. And some sweets which are not in the photo because they have been eaten! Thank you so very much!

Sadly, I am behind on getting out my package of things – they WILL go out Tuesday! the fastest way possible!!

Knitting and Puppies

Patrick would like to introduce you to his new friend, who will soon be on her way to Maddy:

I followed the pattern in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts, used Microspun yarn for the body and Sensations Bamboo for the ears. I’m not 100% thrilled with the face, but overall it’s really cute.

Other news – possibly, we’ve decided to get a dachshund puppy. Rather, I’ve decided. Dan agrees. Although those Rhodesian ridgeback mixes are adorable too. I really like the fact that dachshunds don’t shed as much / low odors to worry about / and they are independent enough to be on their own… I’ve been surfing the web and oohing and awwwing over many photos.

Other knitting related matters, I’ve purchased more homespun to make my Nana a prayer shawl – it appears the cancer has returned and likely that chemo will be the treatment… We’ll know more next week. This is most definetly not fair for her.

Off to Star Wars tonight.
Packing tomorrow.


I’m still getting mail bounced back to me when I try to send a photo to mobile blogger – anyone else? I’m frustrated.

In other annoyances, why is it that each time I’m at Wal-Mart I’m approached for help? I don’t work there!! Our WalMart is tiny. Not nearly the sprawlmart it could be. I don’t know where the paper towels are ma’am – I’m trying to find some stuffing for a knit toy!

In a minor victory, I was able to send a photo from my phone to my gmail account, save it, and post it to flickr…

Quality is okay, certainly better than nothing!

Where’s the camera crew?

All day yesterday I felt like I was on trading spaces. We bought paint on Friday night, “deep smoke signal” and set to it on Saturday. The master bedroom looks awesome! The paint went on so well (2 coats) – so worth it. We moved in the bed and a dresser and it really came together. All it needs now are some minor touches. The kitchen is next – some shade of green…

I’ve been so icky sick that I’m too tired to even knit. Bleh. And right about now I could give a rat’s ass about lesson plans. So I think I may pick up the needles now that I’m not picking up a tissue every few moments.

Coming Down with Something

Ick. That’s all there is to say – it’s either seasonal allergies or a cold from somewhere. Go white blood cells, Go! At this point my attendance at SnB’s this week (spontaneous in the shoreline or up in North Haven) are dependent on how this moves and develops.

What’s the deal with sending photos from your phone to bloggers new address? I tried and think I was successful in sending the emails, but how long is the turn around time?

Wow – I’ve been tagged (This is the first time, thanks Sami) I’m looking forward to doing a lot more reading once school gets out…

Total number of books in my house: Oh good God. I’m “inbetween” houses now, but there are easily 100 in this apartment. Several library books. There are probably 150 – 200 or so more at my parent’s house. And I know I have dropped about 12 or so at our new house. I love books.

The last book I bought was: bookbookbook (a.k.a. At Knit’s End)

Five books I often read or that mean a lot to me:
Silent Spring
The Diary of Anne Frank
Candy and Me a Love Story
Charlotte’s Web
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

That was really hard! I immediately thought of dozens of books – they all mean something to me at some point, if they don’t I do not finish them or I skip ahead. I will read often anything by Laurie Notaro or Jen Weiner. I treasure reading the Ramona Quimby books, the Judy Blume books and Laura Ingalls. I will always read Gary Larson (There’s a Hair in my dirt) and Bill Watterson. I loved Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The knitting books are read often. I enjoy Chuck Pahaluniuk’s work. Agatha Christie. Cookbooks are fun. Gardening books are what I’m into now…

Who I’m passing this on to and why: Heide, my sp4, “For the Love of Fibers” and Kirstie – All because I’m curious :^)