Saturday, May 30, 2009


I almost added, Cuyler, a tribute to my favorite squidbillie, but alas I refrain from any fun.
I am noticing some improvement in my knitting, this last scarf was more regular in stitches and seemed to go faster. I would like to explore the craft and eventually get to where it's effortless, but somehow, knowing myself as I do, I can't see that happening! I will always be mediocre and everything will be a struggle! If it keeps me from smoking I'll be glad. So far it has.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Morning Chores

Yeah there's a ton of things I need to do but unfortunately I'm watching the Mighty Boosh on Adult Swim and I don't really want to do anything else.
I have numerous things on my to do list. Like, running errands in Broken Arrow, doing something with my shocking catastrophe of a sewing room...which has about fifty projects in it in various states of completion or not. I have enough yarn to knit several car covers. I am getting a disturbing amount of little balls leftover from projects, which I will no doubt knit myself a 20 foot scarf someday in thirty colors.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


My knitting is an all-day job seems like. I finished Willo's hat and scarf, Curtis' hat and Kay's hat...but I have the urge to learn how to make fingerless gloves, which is mostly for Kay, as she would actually wear them. Maybe. I guess I'll look for patterns and try something different. Meanwhile, it's 80 degrees here and I'm thinking about winter warm wear. *sigh*

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Back to WORK

So today is my Monday and I am dreading it. It's a holiday weekend and usually we're busy with all the people out having fun. I figure Sunday will be the day we actually get our butts kicked. I hate Sundays. Here it is only Saturday and I'm already dreading it.
It'll be good to get back to other human beings, I guess. This has been a long touchy week. Anything bad could have happened and did. I am tired of being careful.
Upside, I've been working on the new costume, which is still a pile of random pieces of fabric pinned to the old dummy. The cats are fascinated by a new hiding spot and I just heard Thelma under it sneezing, slapping out at Otis and getting tangled in the tulle. I got the black tulle to go under the satin and make it poof out more but looking at it- I'd like to show it somewhere. I got 15 yards, .77 a yard at WalMart and the possibilities are endless!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stitching Away

I am making quick work of hats, made two checkerboard patterns and they are very cute. Scarves take forever, and I have the attention span of a four year old.
Nice day today, I got my fishing license. Maybe tomorrow there will be some actual fishing. I am looking forward to it. I haven't got pics of my pile of hats, etc. so I can't post my work. It has saved my sanity. I love to knit. A lot.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Not really vacation so much as Admin days and they are turning out to suck.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Beautiful Again!

It's gorgeous today and we spent it going to the Dr. He was pleased with Bug's progress and we can have more shots as he needs them. I took him to lunch at Carino's (A+, lovely service and food good.) Then we came home and I dug through some closet stuff in search of fabric for my Halloween costume, which is Dead Marie Antoinette, all black and shiny. I want to make a hat for the big wig. Plans plans plans! I have a lot of things to do. Working on Cindy's shades of green scarf and thinking who I'll make for next. It really kind of depends what mood I'm in, really, as to what I'll attempt. But once it's started it has to be finished. I'm like that with everything. Maybe that's wy it takes me awhile to make up my mind.
So far it's a great little stretch off. I'll be starting the very little laundry I have and cleaning. Funfunfun.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I hate the look of that word- migraine..and I hate having them. I haven't suffered from one since November of last year, and the one that sneaked up on me yesterday was an unwelcome, feared visitor from hell. I am scared of those headaches- headache isn't even a word that fits what goes on. I get them through my left eye, starting in the upper inside corner close to my nose, then they crawl over the back of my head, and if they make it to my neck it's deadly.
I went to work and then came right home yesterday, which I hate to do, but the migraines are incapacitating, there's not way around it. They SUCK and I can usually manage them, avoid the food triggers and other things...maybe I thought since I quit smoking I could let up on the things I have to stay away from. Not so, I suppose. Oh well. I have that drifting, weird feeling today which is the aftermath of a migraine, maybe the powerful drug to get rid of it. I hope it goes away but I have the feeling, little sharp stabs behind my eye, that it will try to come back. I hate them, they are miserable. People don't understand them, and you look like a nut when you have one. My husband had to put my seatbelt on me yesterday, the sun was hammering nails into my eyes and my sunglasses felt like they were squeezing an open wound. I hate anyone seeing me like that.
It figures. This is my Friday, I am off for a few days and I'll tiptoe around scared of a headache. Great.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Yes, sunny- I think. I'm not real big about looking outside. But I have big errands to run and it's 73 degrees outside.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today's Plans

I have so many things to do, like finish laundry, track down lunch and go to work. On my days off I took dad for a rather invasive medical test and then came home. Here of course all things are delightful, all is sweet and harmonious. At least I have my knitting, which is something. Finished Amber's cap and scarf, finished Dawn's cap still working on scarf, started David's in navy blue. That leaves about twenty to finish. Maybe more. I'm not counting. Just knitting.

Friday, May 8, 2009


I am not ready at all, sitting here trying to mentally prepare for 11:15 appointment. It's raining. AGAIN. And may never, ever stop. The forecast is bleak for next week in its entirety. I am only vaguely cheered by Adult Swim episodes of the Mighty Boosh.
Took Chloe to Lake Skiatook yesterday before work and really had a nice time. She is so fun to walk around and she's not afraid of anything. Although she does pee when she gets really excited. It's still cute but I do hope she outgrows that. She is a sensitive girl and very, very friendly. We both adore her.

Monday, May 4, 2009

All pruney

The weather is making most people I know a little crazy. Dark, long, awful wet stretches of time are having their effect on me. I would like to drive to see some sunlight today, far away if that's what it took. I don't know though, think we're going down south for a family visit. Either way, I hope it's not raining. Or drizzling. Or anything.