Monday, March 31, 2008

Kittens and Knitting! Yay!

Jenny and I went to Landmark to buy seeds for her gardening and they had baby ducks. Baby ducks! For sale! I pined terribly and considered buying one right then and there, but I really think my mother would disown me. Anyway, I've gotten over the baby ducks. Impractical. So, what's practical? A kitten! I'm entirely convinced that getting a kitten is the right choice. I just have to talk our mom into it. I think I can.

Lately, I've found a need for a hobby and also a way of relaxing. So, I thought I would take another stab at knitting. I knew I wanted to make leg warmers but I didn't know how to go about it. So I did what I always do. I just cast on a bunch of stitches and started knitting. I figured if it wasn't the right size it would make a lovely scarf. I'm using one strand each of dark grey alpaca and Shimmer from knitpicks. (They don't seem to have the same color now, but it's the preview picture on the main yarn page. It's varying shades of purple and minty green.) It's turning out really pretty and I measured it and it should fit my ankle, but I'll have to increase for the calf. I'm worried I'll ruin it all if I try. So... lovely scarf or possible unsalvageable mess? Decisions, decisions...

P.S. Thank you, God, for the not freezing weather... I like sun, too.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy List

Jenny gave me the idea to make a happy list. I did so and am sharing it. This is my attempt at sincere optimism (unlike the sarcastic optimism showcased in my last post).

1. Filbert. (He gets to go first because he's here.)
2. My family. (In general, I like them a lot.)
3. I finally know what I want to do. (Career-wise.)
4. I am American. (I'm not the super patriotic type, but I am very lucky to have been born here. I am thankful.)
5. I have lots of entertaining DVDs. (Fiction is beautiful.)
6. I have a new car. (It does not stall when I stop at lights and you can't hear it from 4 blocks away.)

And that's my list. It'll do for now.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I hate being sick. I really do. Drugs help quite a bit, but it still sucks. My lips are all chapped, my throat is all dry and itchy, my nose is bright red constantly dripping. I'm out of tissues. The dog keeps dragging used tissues out of the trash. Ethan, while not being bad, still requires constant attention. I missed school yesterday which means I'll be lost in accounting. I have school tomorrow morning and a job interview in the afternoon. The house is a mess.

Luckily, I have a good attitude about it.