Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Day

I know, I've been anticipating this day all year long. I am grateful that this past year will put to rest. I know to you it seems like it was the year of gloom and doom and to be honest, it felt like that most of the time.

There was some good things:

~ My sweetie lost his job, while in essence this is bad, in did give us more time to hang out together, something the past few years didn't allow due to his crazy work schedule.
~ I reconnected with an old friend
~ There were some new additions to my little family.

I'm sure there are more, my brain just isn't thinking at the moment.

I am hopefull that 2011 will be a happier year filled with love and hope.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Dear Cable Stitch,

My deepest and most sincere apologies. I fear that my declaring dislike for you may have been a tad premature. You have been a delight to knit on my Stornoway socks and I have quite enjoyed you. Thank you for being so nice to me.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Random Crap About Me...

~ I think it's funny how people think I'm "together" when really I'm a walking disaster.
~ I do not like mushrooms - but I will eat them as long as I can't taste them.
~ I have strange food 'rules', like sushi is summer time food & chicken tortilla soup is only yummy on cold rainy days in November.
~ I talk to my cats. I sometimes think they understand me.
~ Still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
~ I spell phonetically and therefore wrong, I blame my 2nd grade teacher who always told me to sound my words out.
~ Love Bollywood.
~ I live at home and miss having my own place
~ I have to force myself to use capital letters when typing. it’s nothing but laziness on my part
~ I love coffee
~ I’m a cynic, but very romantic at heart
~ I rarely show my emotions and I don’t talk about my problems to anyone, because honestly it’s none of your damn business
~ I love hot cocoa with marshmallow or fluff.
~ I want to be like the girl I was in H.S. oddly, I was more confident back then than I am now.
~ I would love to run away to Ireland
~ I love high heels, but feel more confident in a ratty pair of combat boots.
~ Dressing up make me feel like fraud.
~ If I could I would still wear babydoll dresses and fishnets.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

3 Days

Went to Maine on Christmas visit with my brother, SiL and the kiddlets. I'm sorry to say the sweater didn't fit him. It was a tad snug. He was promptly told by others that he had to drop some weight. He felt horrid about it. He appreciated the effort that i put into it. Such is life.

It snowed Sunday into Monday, which was nice, the first real snow of the year. i quite enjoyed it. We got the day off from work, i sat quietly on my bed, blinds open knitting, watching the snow fall.

I am knitting a pair of socks, Stornoway Socks, I like the thought behind them. I am using some gifted intentions yarn ~ family, in a lovely bluey-purple. i'm trying to have a positive outlook for the new year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Yes Virginia...

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?VIRGINIA O'HANLON.

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong.
They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

This Just In...

IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!!!

11 More Days

Why yes, I am still counting the days until the end of this year, thank you for noticing!

Anywho-how. I am nearly done with Todd's sweater, this pleases me, mostly because I want to start back up with my socks, my hearts & get my supplies bagged and tagged for the 12-in-2011 but until the sweater is done, I can do neither. I am a little nervous that the sweater will not fit Todd, fingers crossed that blocking helps, because i will seriously cry if it does not fit him.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Which I stole from Carole Knits.

10 Things On Your To-Do List

1. Watch It's a Wonderful Life: It's been years since I've watched it. I cry during it, and therefor no one will watch it with me. :(
2. Finish Christmas shopping for the newly added members of the family
thank god for the internets
3. Wrap above mentioned Christmas prezzies
4. Bake a shit-ton of cookies by Sunday.
5. Go to storage to get my super cool Kitchen Aid mixer, some baking sheets, a cookie recipe and silplat sheet things.
6. Knit mindlessly on my Log Cabin blanket while watching Shrek 3 & 4
7. Sleep
8. Add a button to Sharon's scarf
9. Finish Toddlets sweater
10. Block above mentioned knitted items and wrap for Christmas

what are yours?

Somewhere With You

I hate my life, hold on to me
Ah, if you ever decide to leave
Then I'll go, I'll go, I'll go

I can go out every night of the week
Can go home with anybody I meet
But it's just a temporary high 'cause when I close my eyes
I'm somewhere with you, somewhere with you

If you see me out on the town
And it looks like I'm burning it down
You won't ask and I won't say
But in my heart I'm always somewhere with you
~ K. Chesney

Am depressed and dwelling. I had to delete his number so that I don't randomly call him, and be the crazy ex. But I wonder, if he misses me.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Coming on Christmas...

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

I'm sad. I miss my sweetie. He hates me.

Friday, December 3, 2010

200th Post

Wow! Who knew I could be so chatty?

I am listening to Van Morrison's Into the Mystic. I love this song. Makes me think about being in love. So beautiful.

I had a thought when I logged onto Blogger about 5 minutes ago. Now... *poof*'s gone, lost forever, no trail of breadcrumbs to follow home.

There's a rumor that it may snow tonight. How wonderful would that be? To wake up to a beautiful coating of lacey snow? Ever notice how quiet it is when it snows?

Methinks, I am going to stop off at Lowes tonight and pick up some twinkle lights for my room. Because, as we all know twinkle lights make everything more magical.

and now for something completely different... LOVE the white man overbite thats going on.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

30 Days

They say it takes 30 days to form a new habit.
So, for the next 30 days, I am going to use my elliptical, in the hopes of making it a healthy habit in the new year. Wish me luck with that.

Have to wind the last 3 skeins of yarn for my brothers sweater. yay!!
Am going to knit a cowl thing for my SiL on Sat. while I watch Eclipse with G (and eat G chocolate cake!!)
(on a side note, i have something in my shoe...i take my shoe off and there's nothing there. put my shoe back on, somethings in it (and it's not my foot!) nothing on my feet.. bizarre)

I've been slacking on my hearts and have only knit 1 in the past 2 days! EEK! I'm sure I'll knit one tonight before bed, kicking my total up to a whopping 12!!

Hopefully, I'll have pictures of the cowl/scarf thing on Sunday. I'll have George model it.