Monday, December 12, 2005

I'm Bad

I received my package from my Christmas Exchange partner on Thursday of last week, and I haven't posted a thing about it yet! Not on here, and not on Crochetville! How horrible of a person am I? I will tell you that it's not because I didn't like it, nor because I didn't appreciated...I loved everything so much and felt completely spoiled! But, unfortunately, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get my package ready to send out to Cheryl, working on OV's blanket, and Christmas shopping and decorating! Anyways, Sondra had my name for the Christmas Exchange, and she sent me a wonderful shawl (the same pattern as the one I'm making for my MIL - lol) using the rainbow boucle in blue (she even sent the leftover yarn in case I needed to make it bigger), a gorgeous handmade ornament, the crochet-a-day calendar (can't wait to use it!), some kitchen scrubbies that are always needed, and some chocolates which were devoured that night. Here are the pictures...

Now I need to go mail Cheryl's package - I know, I'm late, but it will still be there this week!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Can I go Home Now?

Got up early this morning so I would have some extra time to get to work with all the ice on the roads. Went outside while I was still getting ready to warm up the car. Fought to get the door open - there were icicles on my handle and the door was frozen shut. Turned on the car with the defroster on full blast in hopes of it melting the ice on the windshield. Came out 20 minutes later, still ice on the windshield. Tried scraping with drivers license for 10 minutes. Ruined drivers license. Yelled at Kyle to help me find something to scrap the car with. Went back outside with Kyle with kitchen utensils (one wood and one plastic spatula) and scraped windows. Drove to work. People are idiots. Got to work. Finished what I had to do in 15 minutes. The other work I was given to do was done already last month. Made some tea. Spilled pinapple juice all over me. Can I go home now? Should have brought crochet project with me today. For some reason I left it at home, when I usually carry it with me. Got yelled at yesterday for embarrassing my project manager because my fellow geologists just told me to go home since I had nothing to do. Tell me, how would that embarrass someone? So, looks like I'm stuck here until 5. Should be a great day, huh? Hope yours is better than mine!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Is she actually posting?

Why, yes, yes she is! And it's probably not even worth reading since I really don't have much to say. :( Winter seems to have finally come to Texas and I'm so happy! I spent a week groundwater sampling up in New Jersey freezing my booty off and was actually a little disappointed that they told me to go home early! I was hoping to go to New York over the weekend, and it was supposed to snow! But, they couldn't get site access to the other site I was supposed to work on, so home I went. And while I was excited to see Kyle and the doggies again, I thought I was going to miss the cold. But, the cold followed me home! And we're supposed to get sleet and ice tonight. Ok, so it's not snow, but I think I can deal with it. In case you can't tell, winter is my favorite season...

Birthday is a week from today. Not so sure how I feel about it, seeing how I only have one year and one week til I hit 30. Ugh! When did I get so old? I still feel like a teenager, so I guess that's good....

Two weeks from today we will be in the car driving out and arriving in California! Woohoo! I hated living there, but I really enjoy visiting! Of course, this time it's going to be really hard seeing how there's a lot of family drama going on in Kyle's family and it turns out the Grandma is going to be in Arizona instead of California because that's what Kyle's aunt thinks is best for her. Doesn't matter that the rest of the family will be in California, and the only people that will be in Arizona are the aunt and a cousin. It really gets under my skin. Not to mention that Grandma doesn't even want to move to Arizona! So, now we have to figure out a way to visit with Grandma. It's going to be so hard to do too because we're taking our dogs with us for the trip, and we have no clue what we will do with them during that time. I have a sick feeling that Kyle might have to take a couple days and go out there alone. I really hope we can avoid that though.

Nothing really new on the crochet front. I have become seriously addicted to a computer game lately that has kept me away. I only have two weeks to get O.V.'s blanket done, though, so I better sit down and do it! I also have a couple of Christmas Wish List packages to send out, and I have to finish my project for the Christmas Exchange. Yikes! I almost forgot about that! That has to be sent out Saturday... I have recieved several yummy recipes from some Christmas Elves, as well as some glass beads. Can't wait to try beaded crochet! It's going to have to wait until after New Years though, with everything I still have left to do.

Alright, best get back to work... :(