Saturday, September 30, 2006

My birthday is tomorrow, and so far I've gotten two cards- one from victoria's secret, and one from my client manager at the bank...

Dad is fine. His appendix wasn't perforated or ruptured... Evidently, appendicitis typically occurs in patients aged 10-25. 51 is quite rare.

In other news, the cat likes his new dog bones.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

My dad is having an emergency appendectomy right now... Ever since Aunt Barb died, I've been much more worried about family members suddenly becoming ill or dying.

Last night I got a call from an uncle's cell phone after 9 pm (I never get calls from them) and I immediately was afraid it was about a family member. It was just my Aunt calling about an Ebay auction she thought I'd be interested in.

Right after school today Mom called me to tell me that they were at the ER and Dad was having surgery. I'm sure everything will be okay, but it is still upsetting. My parents were supposed to come up for my birthday this weekend, but now I'm sure they won't.

Monday, September 25, 2006


I get to show off my knitting, the plant stand Steve built, AND my wonderful succulent plants. (Plus a couple bonus peeks of the cat cleaning himself. This afternoon he seems to actually want to not be dirtycat. This is like a new thing for him.)

1 finished scarf, ends woven in.
Noro "Blossom" yarn in color 15, size 10 1/2 needles, garter stitch

2 gift scarves in process.
1) Manos del Uruguay yarn in color 114, size 10 needles, seed stitch

2) Noro "Silver Thaw" yarn in color 2, size 8 needles, garter stitch

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Good lord, talk about obsession. It is 4 am but I had to finish the stinkin' scarf TONIGHT. I just have to weave in the ends. Pictures to come once that happens. (Tomorrow?)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sad thing: I am looking forward to tomorrow because tomorrow we have sharing, and I'm first on the list. I'm sharing my scarf that I am knitting. Half the class is excited about seeing what knitting is, and the other half can't remember what I'm sharing and are just excited that teacher is doing sharing. (!!!)

I am like the most popular kid in my class.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I totally lied about the whole "scarf tomorrow!" thing. Not that you seem too upset... Uh, so, scarf! or at least a little more than 1/3 of a scarf!

It doesn't look nearly as good in the photo as it does in person. But, as a bonus, I took the picture with my built-in i-sight camera so I had to hold it upside down over the carpet and could have DROPPED it. Just for you.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Number four

So, I caught my fourth boquet tonight at Steve's friend's wedding. The last one was on July 29th.

I have been knitting up a storm and have two feet done of a beautiful scarf for myself. I'll post a picture tomorrow since I am too lazy to get up and get it.

Another thing that happens tomorrow is that Steve flies off to Virginia for a month. He'll miss my 24th birthday, but my students are talking crazy talk about having a birthday party for me at school.

My head hurts and I can't type any more.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Look what I did last night! I am highly impressed with myself.

I even wound that yarn ball. It pulls out from the center like awesome.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Well, I've finally done it. I've decided to learn how to knit. (I'm doomed)

I had a laptop case and purse slung over my shoulder, carrying a stack of papers, a tupperware from lunch, a plastic container of cherry tomatoes, and a bag of groceries. Oh, and talking on the phone with my mother.

When my keys fell out of my pocket I thought all was lost, but no! I am too awesome for that. I simply slipped off my flip flop, picked up the keys with my toes, and continued on my merry way. That is like.. the first time ever that I used my toes to pick something up while outside and wearing some sort of shoe-type device.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm growing out my hair...

Look, ponytails! Three of them!

Monday, September 04, 2006

I am soooo upset. Did you know that tooth-whitening toothpaste can BLEACH YOUR CLOTHES? Well, it can. It can create gross yellow spots on the boob area of your new green tank top. Ahem.

And the lady at the vet's office was cleaning the exam table while I was in there and she got little spray dots of bleach on my black capris. New black capris. I colored in the dots with permanent marker but if you really look you can tell.

My total clothing purchases this summer consist of two tank tops and two pairs of capris. One of each has bleach on it, even though I never use bleach because I'm afraid of hurting my clothes. Ironic...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Well, I wanted to have a friend over tonight and make dinner, but I am alone and working on school stuff. No fun. I could be at a Tool concert right now, but I decided I didn't feel like getting smooshed in the mosh pits.

Gar! I could be eating middle eastern bread salad right now! (Fattoosh) I just don't cook for myself only, and what I really want to make would not be good leftover. Tomorrow, I guess.