Monday, April 27, 2009

Ignore me, I'm just babbling

I'll admit... I got nothin'... at nothing that seems like a complete thought.  But before this escapes my brain... I have to get this out.

Dear Dr. Phil,

Please stop making your studio audience clap at the end of the show for like 5 minutes... it's uncomfortably long for the viewer and obviously too long for the audience.  You can actually see them mouthing things like "how much longer do we have to clap?" to each other.  Not to mention the glazed over look in their eyes.  Stop it now... it's embarrassing!

I'm planning a WWKIP day event w/ some of my friends for the STL area.  I've created a blog for our event, so go check it out if you are into that knitting sorta thing.

This will be another busy week.  Unless it rains tomorrow I will have to miss our performance for Church Women United.  We have both baseball and t-ball practice tomorrow, knit night on Wednesday, Soccer practice and our dress rehearsal on Thursday, Friday appears to be open at the moment the concerts on both Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.  

I also need to squeeze in painting our bedroom sometime this week.  I really want to paint it a warm, pale yellow and use dark plum accents throughout the room, but realize that will be impossible to match.  So I think I might go w/ green instead.  I keep on seeing that comercial that's on right now (I think it's for Home Depot, maybe Lowe's) w/ the couple that purchase green paint and then go home and paint a room while their kids are running around like maniacs until they walk into the room and are instantly calm and reading War and Peace and Sense and Sensibility.  As if that would really happen in my house!!!  I really want to paint before the bedroom furniture gets here though, which I think will be next week, but I can't afford to buy new bedding because I need to save for a plane ticket :D  So whatever I paint it, I will really need it to be more neutral so that it's not difficult to match once I can afford new bedding.  Why is it so hard to decide what color though??? T won't help at all.

I'm out for the night... hopefully I will get a repeat done on the yellow lace ribbon scarf before bed.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Living for this weekend

This has been a crazy busy week.  T worked all weekend and has worked late nearly every night this week... we've had t-ball practice, baseball practice, knit night, and soccer practice... I missed choir practice this week.  And we're all crabby.  I also found out that the Galleria won't let us have the Knit In Public Day event there.... which is so lame and frustrating. Today was a good day though... had lunch w/ Jackie @ Pi and then we hung out at Knitty Couture where I picked up the Spring Interweave Knits and a skein of Dream In Color Smooshy... sock yarn makes me so happy. 
Anyway, tomorrow we have absolutely nothing going on.  Take that back... I'm going w/ P on his field trip to the Botanical Gardens... I can't wait to go though... as long as my group is well behaved, it should be a fun day.
Saturday we have a soccer game and then Jackie and I should be hanging out together... we're going to some sheep shearing thing in the CWE and there was talk of cupcakes :D

A Veggie Tale

Last Friday I planted up a bunch of seeds, mostly vegetable and herbs, but also a few flowers. Sunday the arugula had sprouted. Here's a pic to prove it... ok, I guess it doesn't really prove it, you'll just have to trust me on this.

As of today, everything has sprouted except the parsley, the hollyhocks and maybe the cilantro... some things like the cucumbers, watermellon and eggplant just barely have sprouted, but I can tell something is going on and I poked around in the soil and can see roots. Look at all those cute baby plants... ignore my messy countertop. I've been filling the sink with hot water and setting the seed tray on top to keep them toasty warm.

I got a little carried away taking pics of the green beans, they just look so friggin' cool!

I also whipped up a little knitting mini project bag... it needs some tweaking... the next one will be perfect. I also have to admit that my sewing skills are, well, for a lack of a better way of saying it, piss-poor (guess I should thank my dad for that one... a favorite non-curse word of his that sounds like it should be.)

And blogger isn't letting me add any more photos for some dumb reason... so I guess that will have to wait till tomorrow

My happy thought for the day is my knitting group. I've meet some awesome women since I've started knitting and the gals I'm knitting with every week are so much fun. If you knit or crochet and have not heard about Ravelry then you really should go to right now and sign up... it's a little addictive, sorta like facebook but with yarn, but oh so worth it!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Top 5 on my DVR

I am such a slacker... but I'm making myself blog tonight anyway.  I had to run P to baseball practice at 5p and then have Q at t-ball practice at 530p.  We didn't all get home till 8pm, not including T.  He's been working like crazy lately trying to do the system upgrade at work.  I think I've seen him for a total of 5 hours in the past 3 days... probably less.  Anyway I have nothing for green living or being a looser today. Instead, for my happy thought of the day, here's a list of my top 5 favorite shows I DVR, in no particular order

1. The Young and the Restless
2. The Big Bang Therory and How I Met Your Mother (I'm lumping these together... and really, I only love HIMYM for NPH)
3. Avatar, The Last Airbender... I'm totally in love w/ this show, even if it is a cartoon
4. The Biggest Looser - Go Kristen, Go! She's my girl!!!
5. The Office - I record this on both Thursday nights for the new eps. and on TBS on Tuesday nights... I can watch the reruns over and over!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Getting warmer!!!

Isn't my niece adorable!!! These are just a few of the photos I took of her and her mommy the day before Easter.  I finally finished editing and sifting through them all... I took over 100 just of them.  I also took some of the MIL & FIL and of the little BIL and his family that day too.  Hopefully I'll finish editing those tomorrow and get a few of them posted soon too.

I have to brag about getting a free haircut today.  My friend Kimberly needed a hair model... she was trying to get a job at the Custom Cuts in E-ville...  Good news, she got the job and bonus, my hair looks great!

Living Greener and being a looser are combined today.  Ever since we moved the boys have wanted to walk home from school so I walked to school when it was time to pick them up and we all walked home together.  I don't think they will be asking to do it again anytime soon.  They thought it was waaay too long a walk... even though it only took us 15-20 minutes (mostly because they were so pokey, ok their legs are shorter than mine are too).  

I should also note that most of my seeds have germinated... including the hollyhocks which makes me so stinkin' excited!!!  I'll have some pics of my little sprouts for tomorrow!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Long time no blog.....

I know.. it's crazy how long it has been since I've been here.  So much has taken place too.  I'm setting a goal to try to blog daily from now on though... at least M-F and one mass post for Sat/Sun I think will do.  I was going to just aim for once a week, but there are a few things I've been wanting to try to track daily and keeping a journal would be the best way to do it.  I was going to just pick up a few notebooks, but then I remembered "hey, I have a blog!" and decided it just made more sense to do it here.  So what I'm thinking of doing is establishing a few topics and addressing them daily, or at least semi-daily.  

First off though... we have recently moved... it was sort of an downgrade/upgrade sort of thing. We made the difficult decision to move out of our house, which was very, very old and run down and moved into a duplex.  While this sounds like a step back, it really was the best move for us right now.  With the state of the economy, our credit and of the house it just made the most sense.  The house was literally falling down around us and we could not keep up with the repairs.  While we are back to renting, we are now living in a home that is only 30 years old instead of 100 and we have a maintenance man to do any repairs that are needed.  We didn't loose any square footage, if anything the space is better laid out so it feels like we have more room.  We also have a dishwasher, a huge yard for the boys to play in, an attached garage and the neighborhood is so much nicer... I feel safer and like I can worry less about the boys playing outside if I'm not out there too.  And in a few years when the economy and our credit are on an upswing we can look for a new home to purchase... hopefully in the same neighborhood.

There's been a lot of spending that has gone along with the move too... everything from a new ironing board to a new tv to new bedroom furniture.  We decided not to keep our home phone service when we moved and instead got iPhones, a decision I have not regretted for one second.  I love my iPhone... I don't want to ever live without it.  One of the things I love most about it are podcasts.... I really didn't care about them before, but now I don't want to go through a day without one.  I'm currently trying to make my way through all the archived Stitch It!!'s .  I take her with me everywhere... while I clean the bathroom, do yard work, grocery shop... chores are so much easier w/ a friend to listen too.

Back to the spending though.  We bought bedroom furniture Friday.  This will be the first time I have ever had matching furniture... I don't think it will be here for another 3 weeks though.  But that gives me time to paint our bedroom before it gets here... so I'm sure I will be babbling about that for the next few days... have to pick out a color.  I'm thinking either a pale, warm yellow or maybe a pale plum.

Living a little more green

This is gonna be one of my regular daily trackings.... I like it cause it encompasses a few different things, but they all relate so well with each other.

#1 is tt I planted a bunch of seeds on Friday to start my own vegetable garden.  I have 2 different kinds of green beans, eggplant, zucchini, arugula, cucumbers, some herbs and I added in a few flowers to fill up my seed tray. I'm so excited though.. I planted them Friday and today, 2 days latter, I can see that they have started to germinate :D 

#2 is trying to save money.  Hopefully the veggie garden will help out a lot with this.  I have several things I'm trying to save for.  I might be going to France w/ T in June, then there's the family trip to FL in July.  I also want a new laptop and we spent more on bedroom furniture than we planned so there's not much left for a laptop.  And then longterm, for a down payment for new car and ultimately, for a new house.

#3 is just trying to be more green... again, the garden will help with this.  I've also been playing with making my own household cleaners and I'm really liking them so far.  T hates when I clean with vinegar though... he doesn't like the smell.  

I'm a loser

At least I hope to be one.  This is the other thing I want to track.... my never ending quest to lose weight.  I'm trying to eat better, we just got a Wii Fit (which I love) and I'm trying to get my fat arse back to the gym.  I hope to have more to say about this soon.  Oh, I can say though, that according to the Wii Fit, my weight has dropped 15 lbs since October when last went to the OBGYN and they weighed me.  Since they are not the same scale though, who knows for sure???

My Happy Thought

I have 3 happy thoughts for today... I thought I deserved them since I haven't posted in so long. First is just some fabrics I bought yesterday at HL to make up some knitting bags for myself and hopefully my friends.  
Next, is my iPhone sock I knitted out of some leftover STR, colorway Hot Flash
Lastly, my new coffeemaker... 6 cup capacity (instead of the 12 like it's big sister) auto-timer so I can wake up to fresh, hot coffee already made for me and I can fill my mug with one hand.  I've wanted to 12 cup model, but that's really just overkill... since I'm the only coffee drinker in the house.  I found out Friday that they recently came out with the 6 cup model and I bought it on Saturday.
I'm gonna be switching to either Vox or WP sometime soon... I hate how blogger does not respect my paragraph spacing.