Wednesday, July 30, 2008

44 things...

Learn 44 things about your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you! (But only if you want worries if you don't...)

1. Do you like blue cheese? absolutely not.
2. Have you ever smoked? never touched any of it.
3. Do you own a gun? yes
4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? grape
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? depends on the type of appointment, but generally not.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? yum! especially nice and burnt on the grill.
7. Favorite Christmas movie? A Garfield Christmas
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? chai or hot chocolate in the winter, milk in the warmer months.
9. Can you do push ups? hah
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my turquoise cross that was my grandmother's.
11. Favorite hobby? knitting
12. Do you have ADD? nope
13. What is your weight? umm....
14. Middle name?? Elizabeth
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? 1. must finish rearranging. 2. tired. 3. need adult conversation.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, milk, soda
21. Where would you like to be right now? somewhere there are adults to converse with
22. Name three people who will complete this? whoever wants to
23. Do you own slippers? no
24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? UK Blue!
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheet? wouldn't know...
26. Can you whistle?? yes
27. Favorite color??? purple/oragne
28. Would you be a pirate? nah
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? none
30. Favorite Girl's Name? other than Gretchen- I like Adelaide.
31. Favorite boy's name?? other than the Michael and Tristan- I like Alexander
32. What's in your pocket right now?? a penny
33. Last thing that made you laugh?? Gretchen trying to crawl
34. Best bed sheets as a child?? I had these way awesome glow in the dark star sheets my gram gave me. I had a hard time giving them up when they were too worn to use anymore.
35. Worst injury you've ever had?? 5 stitches in my right index finger from a soup can lid. don't ask.
36. Do you love where you live? so so...I'd prefer to not have the neighbors I have, the house I like. the area I love.
37. How many TVs do you have in your house?? 1
38.Who is your loudest friend?? my brother Ben
39. How many dogs do you own? zero
40. Does someone have a crush on you? ha, yeah right.
41. What is your favorite book?? my general go to book is "Christy"
43. What is your favorite sports team?? Boston Red Sox. wooooooo!
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? not sure.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


ok. so I started knitting a baby bunting to keep for a baby gift. no biggie, right? not so. first I found a counting problem in the pattern (its not online), but figured it out and fixed it. I ran out of yarn and had to order some more from KP. got that in the mail today and started on it again tonight. get to the part where I'm binding off for the neck. apparently there were more counting problems because I didn't have enough to bind off. I'm so over this. I think I'll just end up frogging it after all this. bah!

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm still here, I swear!

so its been a fairly busy week. husband is gone with the National Guard for just shy of two weeks. he left Monday so we're on day 5 of no daddy around. I'm going to try and get to posting some knitting stuff tonight if I can.

and how sad is it that I had to purchase more cords for my Denise needles because I had too many projects going on?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

baby dress

I absolutely love how this came out. I started out making Lorraine Major's Quick Baby Sweater, then I decided that I loved how it looked in this yarn that I'd knit it longer and do some increases and make it into a dress. I'm completely in love with it and think I need to size it up so I can make one for Gretchen. (used KP Comfy yarn, color is Ivory)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

day to day crap

M starts preschool in a little over a month, so I've been taking him for his pre-school evaluation things. like the pediatrician and the optometrist. yesterday was the optometrist. took FOREVER. M being only 3 would not cooperate which is understandable. then the doctor decided to put the drops in to dilate his pupils and it only worked in one eye so he looked pretty freaky with one pupil really dilated and the other normal. ends up that M needs glasses. a normal range for a 3 year old is +3 in both eyes. M's left eye was +1.75 and his right was +4.75, so he was avoiding using his right. so to even them out we get glasses. went over to the glasses place this morning to pick out frames for him and they do look cute on him. just waiting for them to be ready to pick up. I'll be sure to share some pictures or you can see him at the picnic wearing them. so that's been fun.

husband bought a motorcycle with his bonus money from the National Guard. its actually a good purchase since if he uses it every day for work then it will save us half our gas money each month! we're still looking for a car/van/station wagon to drive the kiddos in and think we might have found one. just waiting to hear back from the lady.

that's it here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


These are the 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users.

Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read them for school in the first place, put !! next to the ones you mean to read...someday.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion !!
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice!!
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner!!
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West *
The Canterbury Tales (intend to finish)
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault's Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo*
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility !!
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Miserables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short history of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit*
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers