Saturday, October 31, 2009

Time's Up

It's Halloween and the costume is not exactly ready. I mean...close. Really close. Just a few stitches here and there, some makeup tweaking....
And no knitting has been done since I finished the hat belonging to Bonnie. I haven't been able to look in my knitting sack, where there is a ball of dark green ready to go.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


After a week of constant rain (ok, one day didn't rain but I was cleaning house so I didn't get to look at it) today is sunny and windy. I am enchanted with the gold and blue morning out there! I love clouds, though, and all their shapes and types but a clear sky today is better than all the mammatus.
I was running around cleaning things and moving boxes in closets when dad called to my mom, come look at these clouds. I raced for my camera, and admired the sky after a storm had rolled through. No one enjoys a good bunch of clouds more than I do. I predict weather with clouds, my most famous prediction being, "Fish scales. Rain's coming in!" I can't explain why or where I learned this, but it's pretty accurate. Of course I live in Oklahoma. I could say anything (Fish scales. Gonna be windy- hot-cold-snowy...) and I could be close.
Ah! So much to do!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I am delighted to be home after doing some real good at my mom's. She is having company and now the house is going to be ready for it. I hope! I'm sure she'll get into something else, I just don't know what. God help us if it involves a ladder.
I knitted many hats! Many! One for me, then three more for Justin, Molly and Bonnie. Right now I don't even have anything on my needles. I don't know how long it's been since that happened.
What next? I don't know. There are still plenty of hats.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Tomorrow I am heading to MO and leaving Bug to watch the dogs. I am intensely anxious about this and all the rest of my life, though I am sure I will survive. I am constantly reminded of 2003 and my 'vacation' and...well, it wasn't good. The only positive thing about it was I read Shogun again.
So there's no telling what I'll be involved in. Knitting will be involved a bit, I imagine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Appointment at 11!

I am trying to get Bug up for his dr. ap. Yuck. He hates to go and I hate to make him. Especially a followup where we know there'll be nothing new. I am sorry to have to poke him enough to make him quit snoring. But ya do what ya gotta.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Knitting and More

Well. Vacation Day 2! Yesterday I had a meeting at work so that was kind of a wash. I went prowling Ehrle's Party Supply and found things for this year's dead marie and next years pink flap. I am considering venturing out for cat food and an early morning airing.
I finished Miss Fiona's scarf- except for fringe- and am perilously close to completing the cap. Every time I make a hat I think, I don't even own a decent hat. I'm making a hat like this for me. I also don't own a decent scarf. Too busy to knit for myself. Have to go to WalMart!

Monday, October 19, 2009


Work was just wretched and I am so glad I'm out of there for a while. Then I start thinking of what I'm going to be doing for the next couple weeks and I think....ugh. Double UGH!
Maybe it wont be so bad.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


What a week. I'm just getting too old and past it to enjoy much. Fortunately this is my last day until November 4th! But as I contemplate 'vacation' I can't fool myself. I'm not doing anything good. I'm just using up time so I don't have a hole bunch of hours built up. I always take my birthday off because I don't like people I work with thinking they have to get me something. Out of site out of mind!
I hope to do some organizing here at home, help mom clean up after the carpet install, maybe visit Doug's mom. I have to finish dead Marie and luckily Halloween is on a weekend so I can enter a contest if I want. Of course the nakedest one wins, but I think it'll be fun anyway, even as a loser.
Mmmm...not so much, really. I don't like to be a loser.
I'm just sitting here shaking my head, wondering why I got up this morning!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Too Tired to Sleep

I dragged my ass out of bed at a little after 6 Friday morning. I ran around all day and worked all evening. It was probably nearly 1230 am Saturday when I got home. I can't sleep. Even though I'm tired- nay, exhausted- I can't sleep. I hate having my schedule all whacked out. I suppose it'll get better. After all, I only have 2 more days before vacation and then, wonder of wonders, I am changing shifts in October. I hope I like it, half as much as I like my current shift.
I do need a change but all I can think of is losing my friends. I hate that.
Fortunately, I make new friends, at least superficially, on the surface. God knows I don't want to inflict the reality of my life on anyone else!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I am the proud owner of a new driver's license. Four years of that goofy picture. Oh well. I am not going to like anything as long as it's as gray, gloomy and yucky as it is today. And it is.
Knit-wise I ran in to trouble with the flames and I'm still not sure how I like what's going on. For the first time ever I am thinking, I don't want to finish this at all. Maybe that means I should start over without the flames. I don't know. I've hit the wall.
I'm coveting the cream, blue and green I'm going to make for Fiona. Ready to do something different.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cold and Rainy

Of course the weather is shit. It's my day off. Yesterday I didn't feel like doing anything but today I feel a little better and can't think of any reason to get out in the weather.
Yesterday I cooked a big pot of corn chowder. It was basically potato soup but I put chives, parsely, chicken base and some 2% cheese in it. Leftovers!
Pondering my mission in life! In my youth I styled myself as an artist, but I knew my mediocre talents are pretty much useless there.
I just this second decided to re-do the black flame and devil horn hat I am making. Just this minute! I'm tearing it out and finishing those flames right! Yay!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Time's a wastin'

I wonder who the hell said that when I was a kid? I don't know, mighta heard it in a movie. But it's true. It's already the 12th, Doug's birthday is Thursday and I am not anywhere near getting anything done. Except a few hats. And who knows! Maybe I'm sick and don't feel like doing much.
That is unfortunately the case. Not bad sick but I'm thinking it's a kidney infection. My back is killing me. Plus my ankles and eyes are puffed up. Hideous!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Rainy Morning

Brought the dogs in because it's drizzling out there. Steady, sleeping drizzle. I am going to do that, mostly so I can get to work today...though I feel awful, and my stomach hasn't really been tested by eating much. I am tired, but filled with resolution.
Today I put bids on 4 positions, being 10-6 and 1-9. The rest look pretty much like 6-2 and I know I don't want that. With days off during the week this might be a great change!
I don't know. I am a creature of habit. Feeling so bad I haven't been able to knit even. Just sleeping and sleeping. Maybe I'll start feeling better. I don't know whether to blame bad water, flu shot Friday, Third time a charm Pizza or what. I know I don't want pizza for a long time. Or a flu shot!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I was sick all night- probably yesterday afternoon on, though I'd been queasy for days. I surprised Bug with how much somebody can hurl. Then had to take him for the back shot (there are technical words for it but I don't know want to spell them right now) and found that due to the rash on his lower back he wasn't able to have the injection. Then we dropped by Bed Bath and Beyond on the way home. That place is addictive.
I feel so bad. I just want to sleep.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Swine! And Makeup

Oh, dear, the swineflu is making me all anxious and finding my mind cast back to Stephen King's The Stand....and of course I think about all the stuff in the stores I could have, FREE! Because I would naturally live through the flu and set myself up in a big cave with a treadle sewing machine...I'd be the Rose Bertin of the post-apocalyptic future, designing fashions for the mutants left...oh, wait, swine flu, not nuclear bomb.
In my quest for a makeup that doesn't cost $17 (my old age makeup by loreal. I like it well enough but it's so pricey.) Of course, price isn't the issue is it? I want the foundation of youth, that covers up the ravages of time and doesn't settle into wrinkles and scars! I got Maybelline Dream Mousse (WHY do I fall for the fancy names?) and it's right on as far as color. I can always find the putty, taupe shade that's very pale with Maybelline. But the texture of this makeup is so gross- reminds me of that Almay stuff I tried and broke out all over. I mean, damn, who in the world needs so much grease that it never dries and looks like I'm sweating like a pig all the time.
I saw a method online for mixing mineral makeup with your tinted moisturizer for more opacity and tried it, since God knows I have all kinds of stuff laying around. I don't think I used enough powder, because this feels like I put olive oil all over. I am afraid I will be disgusting in a couple days. More disgusting.
Knitting, on top of all this.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Gloomy looking anyway. Feels like fall. Up betimes and contemplating my momentously huge mess of a sewing project. I see other people with good documentation of their crafts and me....not so much. In fact, downright bad. Just realized the camera has been in the car a week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Morning

It's not a bad day but it hasn't been great. I have been knitting as much as usual, baby hats, big hats.. lots of hats. I keep adding to the list and even though it's getting done I can't seem to quit adding hats. The list changes but not enough!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gray and Rainy

I can't believe it's already October. What a year. I don't suppose any of them get any better.
I was watching Youtube video of red persian cats, missing Ember. I think of her often. Part of me wishes I hadn't been there to put her down then I think, well, I would never have left her alone otherwise. I am rich with cats and dogs, but Ember-poor!
Working on a scarf and hat for a baby. Then I'm not sure which way to go. I am still working on the list, which grows and grows.