Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It has begun!

The magic ball swap over at fiber freaks that is! I'm so excited. This is my first swap with the freaks. I already have so many ideas of what yarn I want to use and what I want to wrap up in it. Now I just need to find the time to hit the stores! I'm stuck in Houston this week, then north of Amarillo next week, and east Texas the week after. By the time I get home, the swap will be over! Not good. But, I'll find a way to make it work. Time to do some blog stalking!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Why is it that people are so rude? Was up in Odessa Monday night and didn't sleep a wink. Why, you ask? Because from the time I got to the hotel at 8 pm until sometime in the wee morning hours, the people staying above me decided it was cool to stomp around their room! I swore they were going to fall through at any minute. And no, I'm not exaggerating - it was that bad. Especially in the bathroom. I finally gave up at midnight and called the front desk. They said they would call them and sure enough after I hung up I heard them stomp from the sitting area to the telephone. I got an entire 10 minutes of quiet after that. Then the stomping began again and this time it was worse! I was so tempted to kill them. I eventually passed out from shear exhaustion, but only got about half hour of sleep before being woken up again. Not fun.

So, got up Tues. morning and went down to breakfast. There were 6 tables and all full. Four of the tables had people sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee with their newspaper. Went and got a plate and started eating standing up. Woohoo! Finally, someone decided to get up and my coworker and I grabbed our luggage and headed for the table with our food only to get cut off by some guy. Drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. WTF? At this point in time I'm in a very sour mood. Didn't get sleep, had to eat standing up. We gave up on the table and headed toward the SUV we rented to see this:

Yup! That's snow! And I got to drive in it. Of course the streets weren't clear. Lots of fun driving to the site (and on the site, for that matter - seeing how it had no roads). But, I do have to admit that the snow saved my day. I haven't seen snow in years and was really excited. I think there was a total of maybe 1.5-2 inches. Not much, but snow is snow, right? It snowed on us the entire time we were outside working too. Eventually we were done with everything we could do without our water delivery, so we hopped in the warm car and waited. And it stopped snowing. Go figure.

The rest of the day went rather smoothly until we go to the airport. My co-worker forgot he had his lighter in his pocket so he stashed it in his backpack hoping it would get through security. It did. Me, on the other hand, didn't. Apparently I look like a threat or something because they decided for no reason that they needed to frisk me and then scan my boots with some machine. I just don't get it.

Today was a long day at work and I'm so exhausted. Kyle wants me to play WOW and level my mage, I want to craft, but I think all that's going to happen tonight is I'm going to sign off here and go to bed. I slept through my alarm this morning for an entire hour (hence the long day at work). Don't want that to happen again! I'll leave you with a picture of my babies on our new furniture....

I wish their eyes wouldn't turn blue with the flash though. It makes them look evil. Especially Smudge. But, I guess you could say it brings out their true colors! lol.

Night night.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Where, Oh Where, Has the Time Gone?

Wow. I can't believe that it's almost February 2007 already! Where has the time gone? It's been so long since I've logged into this site that I don't even know where to start. Things have been crazy with work and life in general. My twin nephews were born on Dec. 6th. Everyone is healthy and happy. Here's the happy family:

I finished their blankets a little late, but the blankies are still too big for them even now. Oops. They're warm and snuggly, though, so I'm sure they'll get their use.

I started training Capoeira (www.go-cap.com) in Nov. and fell in love with it. The people I train with are marvelous and the training itself is tons of fun. It kicks my butt every time I go, but it's well worth it. It's really been helping out with my daily aches and pains in me knee and back too. I can tell when I haven't trained in a while when the pain comes back. I just need to get work to stop making me travel so I don't miss any classes!

I do have a couple of FOs for 2007. I sat down the past couple of days and made Deneen's Chunky Brimmed Winter Chapeau (http://deneens.blogspot.com/2007/01/chunky-brimmed-winter-hatchapeau.html) and a Calorimetry (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html). Pictures are bad, though, as I took them myself. So don't laugh.

And I have about 90 grams of 100% bulky weight wool that I'm looking to do something with. Any ideas?

I'll quit boring you for now! Gotta go pack for a trip to Midland tomorrow. Going to be snowing there. Yuck. Of course, snow is better than ice any day.