Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Monsters Came to Eat My Dogs!

So, I've been so horrible in posting lately because, well, my life has just been plain boring! Nothing exciting has been happening, and I have only had things to complain about - like not being able to crochet because my tendinitis has flared up, and stressing over having the house clean and everything ready and perfect for Thanksgiving....

The good news now is that my parents arrived in SA safe and sound last night. It's good to see them again. I am bummed that I still have to work when my mom and sister go to get their nails done, and then everyone goes out for lunch and to the Vatican exhibit downtown. Everyone but me. Sucks. Next year I think I'm going to have to save some vacation time for the week of Thanksgiving.

Now to the real reason that I have to post! Kyle just sent me an email with a couple of pictures, saying that monsters came to eat the dogs. Here are the pictures...

Having worked with these magnificent birds at Renaissance faires, I know what they are capable of. And one thing they are capable of, is eating bunny rabbits. Bunny rabbits that are larger than our puppy. Good thing he was sitting on our neighbors fence and hadn't noticed Zero yet! Lol. I do seriously doubt he would brave the other two dogs just to get to Zero, and I'm pretty certain that there is a ton more food for him in the field behind our house that won't fight back as bad! He is beautiful, isn't he? I wish I knew what type of hawk he is. Can anyone out there tell by just a picture? Kyle said he was humongous if that helps at all. Much bigger than the Red Tail Hawks we had out in Cali.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Date Night

Had a date night with hubby Kyle last night for the first time in a long time. We decided to drive up to New Braunfels and attend Wurstfest! And had a blast. My work day was crap, and I ended up working through lunch, so we kind of pigged out last night on the food and beer. Had brats on hardrolls with saurkraut and german potato salad, of course, and then some fried pickels, fried stuffed olives, and even fried oreos. Yummy! Plus of course, we had beer - Warsteiner Dunkel to be exact. Pretty tasty. Was nice to be able to have a fun evening with Kyle and do some relaxing after a stressful, and downright nasty day at work! Of course, today hasn't been much better. I'm having to clean up after someone elses mistake, and have another treat me like a child over it and over writing reports. Hey, I'm a grown adult! Treat me like one! You'll get much better work out of me that way!

I finally got my new computer at work, so that is something on the bright side. Only problem is that it is a laptop and my keyboard and mouse don't work with it! I have bad tendinitis in my wrists, and after working on this computer for an hour they were already hurting. I'm at the point now where they are numb. And my project manager won't let me get ones that work, or connections so my old ones will work. The office manager has to order them apparently (of course, he can go buy his own stuff), and she's not back in til Monday. Hopefully I'll spend most of Monday doing research for a proposal so it won't be too much typing.

I look forward to this weekend. Weigh in day is tomorrow, and despite my lapse in diet food yesterday, I still think I did OK. The November Pug Meet-up is also tomorrow, and they'll have a photographer there taking Christmas pictures. It'll be interesting to see if I can get one of me and the three monsters. Too bad Kyle has to work. I really hate him working weekends! Sunday should be a relaxing day. Planning on working on O.V.'s afghan, and the project I'm working on for Cheryl for the Christmas exchange. I just hope I can get it all done on time! Been spending way too much time behind the computer at home playing Warcraft and not crocheting. That's going to have to change soon, and I think this weekend will be perfect for it, don't you?

Ok, I think that's enough procrastinating. I need to finish up this report I'm writing and do my timesheet so I can go home. Have a great weekend!

Meme, Finally!

Ok, thanks to
Kimberly, I have figured out how to do a meme of my desktop! So here it is - from work...
From left to right...My brother-in-law, Shannon, my sister, Jessica, me, mom, and dad. Wish Kyle could have been in the picture, but he was working while the rest of us were having fun in Philmont! Poor Kyle. We missed him terribly much.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Me? Knit?

Ok, so I'm not really a knitter (all I can do right now is make dishclothes) but I found the Knitters with Pugs Ring on
Jess's blog and I just had to sign up! At least I'm a fiber artist, and I want to learn to knit more, plus I have pugs... So perfect! Thank you for the link Jess!

This weekend I went to the air show over at Randolph AFB with my sister and brother-in-law. She had never been to one before, and didn't want to go, but her husband convinced her to. Now she wants to make it an annual thing! I'm so excited. I got to see the
Thunderbirds fly and they were amazing, as usual. The show could have been a bit longer though. I tried to get pictures, but they didn't turn out all that great. I think half of my pictures were just of the sky! They're on my computer at home, so I'll post them later. The weather was beautiful, if a little warm. I think I got too much sun though as I had a major headache later that night.

Nothing else exciting happened this weekend. I didn't even touch my crochet. I guess my wrists could have used the break anyway. And, I have nothing else to do at work today, so after I roam around Crochetville for a little while I will work on one of the afghans I need to do.

Hope your day is more exciting than mine!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Found it!

Woohoo! Came into work this morning and found my camera cord! So here are the pictures I promised...

First, of the remaining squares I finished for the Blue Squares Too Swap. I should be receiving my new squares within the next couple of weeks. Can't wait!

Next, of the doggies dressed for football on the way to the October Pug Meetup...

Somehow, Smudge had wiggled out of her jersey - so here she is in her Charger gear...

And, last, but not least, the dining room table! Please excuse the horrible pictures - I'm still figuring out how to take that perfect picure with my new camera.

I'm loving the table. I think it is the perfect size for the room. I can't wait for Thanksgiving so mom and dad can see it in person!

I just found out today that there's going to be an air show at Randolph AFB this weekend, and the Thunderbirds are going to be there! For those of you that don't know, the
Thunderbirds are the Air Force's stunt team - kinda like the Blue Angels - and they are based out of Nellis AFB in Vegas. I was first introduced to them while groundwater sampling out on the flightline at Nellis. We got several private air shows and we loved every minute of it! (Even though it was a bit loud when they took off and we were inbetween the flightlines). I'm really hoping Jess will want to come with me to the show this weekend to see them. Hopefully I can get some good pictures too!

And finally, I have been inadvertantly tagged by reading
Kimberly's blog to put a meme of my desktop in my blog. Once I figure out how to do that, I will! I may need some help from you Kimberly!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Test Time!

Found this puzzle on
Kimberly's blog, and took the time to try to figure it out. Supposedly Albert Einstein created it and said that only those with an intelligence quotient of 98% and higher should be able to solve it. I was able to solve it in 10 minutes. Can you?

The Brit lives in the red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is to the left of the white house.
The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
The man who smokes Pall Mall keeps birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blends lives next to the man who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
The German smokes Prince.
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

Who keeps the fish?

I'll steal
Kimberly's idea (you don't mind, do you?) and post the answer in the comments section. No peaking!

Camera cord, camera cord, where are you?

Ok, well I know I promised pictures of my table and my completed work today, but my cord to connect the camera to the computer seems to have grown legs and walked away! Whereever could it be? I wonder if it's at work (yes, I know I should be at work, but I ate something funny yesterday and my tummy is still rejecting it). Hopefully I will find it there tomorrow.

The table was already in the house and set up by the time I got home yesterday and it looks marvelous! Now all we need is a new chandelier and some furniture for the sitting area, and the house will almost be complete! The only thing that will be left is to replace our bedroom furniture so we can have a queen sized bed for the guest room. Oh, and I want to paint. Still trying to twist Kyle's arm enough to let me. I do have the go ahead for the dining room, so that's just picking out a color. It's the rest of the house I want to paint! And the bedroom really should be done before we put new furniture in there - otherwise it will be a major pain to take everything apart and out.

Goodness, I can't believe it's 2:00 already! Where has the morning gone? I wonder if Joe has sent me those boring logs yet... Guess I should check and do what work I can do from here! I get to go do some groundwater sampling next week - am thrilled. The weather has been perfect for being out for a day or two! Plus, I can use the overtime that will come with it seeing how Christmas is coming!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's Been A While

Ok, it's been a while since I posted. Unfortunately that's because nothing new and exciting has really been happening, until today.

I'm excited because I got an email from my Secret Pal, Sharon, saying that my reveal package is on it's way! I can't wait to see what's inside...I'm also excited because Kimberly received her package from me today! Woohoo! Now I don't have to sign my name as SP anymore! Course, that also means that I have to re-train myself on what my name really is anytime I write to her. She seems to like everything I sent her, which is good and bad. I told her if she didn't like the bag I made her, she could send it back without any hurt feelings. I guess she like the bag. It was so hard for me to send it because I fell in love with it! I like it so much better than the one I made myself. Oh well. It just gives me an excuse to go buy more wool yarn so I can make me another. I had so much fun this round getting to know Kimberly. I feel like we can be friends for a long time. I unfortunately didn't hear from Sharon as much as I would have liked. Would have been nice to get to know her a little better too. But, there's always time, and she was really busy the past few months!

And the last bit of good news you ask? Our dining room table came today! Woohoo! I'll have to take pictures and post them. It's just sitting there waiting for me to come home from work. I can't wait to see how it looks in our house! And it's just in time for Thanksgiving too. Which is good because apparently Thanksgiving is at our house this year. Yippee!

The only sad news for today is one of my co-workers got let go. :( And it's the co-worker that I'm making the blanket for. So, I'm really upset as well as some others. We all knew that he was going to leave sooner or later, and he does have somewhere he can go, but I guess we were just hoping it was going to be later and because he decided to leave. Unfortunately, my company decided to create a situation where they had a reason to let him go. They say it was because there just wasn't enough work, but between me and you, that's bull. There were projects where he had experience, but they were given to someone without experience. They've been keeping work from him for a while. He'll be missed.

Anyways, that's my news for today! I'm going to head home in about 10 minutes to see my table and maybe do some playing tonight. I have pictures of my final squares and of my puppies dressed for football season that I will probably post at the same time. Who knows? Maybe it will actually be tomorrow! After all, I only have about an hours worth of work to do when I get in tomorrow...