Saturday, June 30, 2007

I am tired.

Today, Jenny, our mom, our mom's coworker, our mom's coworker's brother and I went to the Cleveland Wine Festival. It was a lovely time, but I must remind myself to be kind to my feet on days off. I'm on them all week at work (standing in one place, which is the worst) and they might enjoy a day of not aching. It probably would have been fine if I had worn sneakers instead of flip flops. My feet really don't like flip flops generally. Except for the one pair that are a couple of hours away. Ho hum.

My new knitting project is a pair of socks for a small child. Unfortunately, they're coming out a little bigger than planned. I knew my gauge was off, but I didn't think it would make a big difference. It's a considerable difference. I figure that, either way, I'll find someone who can wear them. It's my first time knitting self-striping yarn. I'm very excited about it, even though it's acrylic. I've already knit a lot more than I usually do on a sock before giving up, so I'm hopeful.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Stitch N' Pitch

Stitch N' Pitch was a success, I'd say. Steph, Skip, Jen and I went. Skip looked super hot surrounded by knitting ladies (and a few knitting men who were extra super hot). The Indians won, so a good night all around. Hopefully the pictures will turn out okay. I'm far too tired to upload them now.

One hitch in the evening... Why in the fuck can't you smoke in Jacob's Field? It's completely open! Seriously? I mean, seriously guys. Who has a problem with people smoking on an open-air patio in a place that huge? And if that weren't enough, they won't let you leave and come back in. It wasn't a huge deal because it was a quick game, but still! I am horrified and offended. Not as a smoker, but as a sensible human being. I will kick some serious ass. Seriously.

In case anyone has not heard, I'm pushing for a camping trip the weekend of July 14th (Quatorze juillet) to celebrate my birthday, which has been completely shat upon by the Harry Potter book release (21st) and Vikki's party (the following weekend - I forgive you, Vikki - maybe). So, in my determination to have a fucking celebration for my birthday, the idea of a camping trip was conjured. So, clear that weekend and come rough it with us. Also, suggestions for a place to camp are more than welcome. We haven't really thought about that yet.


Saturday, June 23, 2007


I really think I'm hopeless. I lose just about everything. I've lost my paper trimmer and it's been lost for a few weeks and I NEED IT. I cannot cut in a straight line. And not-so-straight lines are unacceptable.

While searching for the paper trimmer, I came across some Harry Potter valentines. My plan was to send a bunch out for Valentine's Day, but that never happened. I may have to send them out now...


I know this is inappropriate....

Friday, June 22, 2007

Gardenia and Sickness

My current favorite song is "Gardenia" by Mandy Moore. I'm relatively sure that she is perfect in every way.

I'm the one who likes gardenia.
I'm the one who likes to make love on the floor.
I don't want to hang up the phone yet.
It's been good getting to know me more.

Also, I have been sick the past couple of days. I think it's subsiding. I'm hopeful.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Who's with me?

Indians? Monday night? Hmm? Hmm?

Monday, June 18, 2007


Joe C's party, summed up in one picture...

It was a blast.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Cat Cuteness Competition

Okay, Stephanie and Garvin. I cannot compete with the combined cuteness of your cats because my cats are rarely even in the same room, much less would they willingly touch each other in any affectionate way.

So, I'm cheating. You cannot argue the cuteness of a cat who has passed away. That would just be cruel. (Plus, he's wearing a t-shirt made for a "medium" sized dog, which is hysterical in itself.)


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My cats are cuter than yours.

Except for that grey one. He's kind of shifty.

Well, we're back from our 3 day cabin vacation. It was a very nice place. We sat in the hot tub, Jenny did a puzzle, I forced her to play Boggle, we watched a couple of movies, did a small bit of hiking and hung out with the relatives who came up to see us.

I discovered that Filbert and I are a bit too attached. I started getting a bit antsy about getting home to see him toward the end of the vacation (or maybe the first night...) and since I got back, he hasn't really left me alone. As I sit here, he is on the chair next to me, staring. I think I need a boyfriend.

While the vacation was very enjoyable, it was... not easy. The lack of a fourth was quite apparent. I sort of expected to be okay by now. I don't know why I would have thought that.


Thursday, June 7, 2007

Yarn Stash

While I am appreciative for the time off of work, I'm finding myself growing very restless and bored. We tried to organize on Tuesday and we now have the "craft closets" full of yarn and scrapbooking things.

This is the yarn closet...

All bags, baskets and boxes are full of yarn, by the way. Including that large cardboard box on the bottom right that I chopped off.

Oh, but look...
There is also yarn in the scrapbooking closet. (The white thing is full of it.)

Then we have the slightly hidden stash by the computer...

There's not a lot here, though. Just a couple of drawers.

And, just for good measure...

A few skeins and a few projects by the couch. You know, in case you're really itching to work on something and can't be assed to walk down the hall.
And that is our yarn stash. At least what I can find of it. There is, no doubt, more lurking around here. I still can't find my alpaca hat (on needles) which is supremely upsetting to me. It was so pretty and soft and I miss it. I remain hopeful that it will show up, though. At some point.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I feel like crap.

But I'm battling.