Friday, October 24, 2008

Sick Sick Sick

I just popped into Ravelry for the first time in a couple weeks. I did some updating to my project list and imagine my shock when I discovered I only have seven projects in progress (there are 10 in hibernation but I put those there for a reason).

Only seven.

This is a record. Or a disease.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hello Fellow Golddiggers!

I was at a wedding this past weekend for a friend of mine from forever ago--I've known her since kindergarten.

A few other classmates were there as well. I refused to pour them wine until we exchanged contact info.

So, if any of you are fellow Golddiggers (alas, that is my high school mascot) welcome to my blog! I promise not to disclose any transgressions that may have occurred due to an open bar.

Oh wait...that was my husband.

They Grow So Fast

I had mentioned previously that I can do everything I do because my kiddos take a nap.

So of course, about thirty seconds after posting my secret, my 5yo asked if he needed to take a nap. I knew this was coming. He hasn't needed a nap for a year now, but he still took one without complaint.

So I struck a bargain. If he cleans his room, makes his bed, puts away his laundry, and helps clean the wreckroom, he may skip his nap.

He has kept his end of the deal. My workload is lighter. But...

...I don't get to create as much.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Where's the Knitting?

I have been in denial for the past few weeks and I fear I must face the truth.

Knitting has not been very inspiring lately.

The new Fall magazines have come out and I have seen nothing I want to tackle. My UFO's are in pathetic little piles around my house. When I pack up for my SnB, the pleasure of deciding which project gets to come with me is gone.

But the most worrisome symptom was having two days in a row of dreary, bleak, gray weather (one of those days was spent almost entirely in bed while DH wrangled children) and I had no desire to knit.

I trace it back to August. A few things happened. I overdosed on knitting during the Olympics, I finished My Sewing Room, and I started working out again.

And I lost my knitting mojo.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Approaching the Challenge

I'm not supposed to post my Daring Baker's Challenge until the end of the month. Until then should be a secret. And it will be.

Knowing that in my heart I have been a Daring Baker for years, I knew that I would come across some recipes that I had made before.

Like this month. This month our challenge is something I make at least monthly--weekly during the Summer--but there is a twist, a flip, and a spin that I don't normally apply.

And it should be quite entertaining footage for all involved.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Over the course of the week. Every member of my little family (including I) has battled the stomach flu.

Today, it's the washing machine's turn.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Thrill of the Week

I was at my local Library this week and they installed a new self-checkout system. They've always had a system that was easy: You put your card on the scanner, you scanned your books one at a time, you removed your card. Done.

Now you scan your card. You place your entire pile of books on the table. Done. The process takes less than two seconds.

I was so tickled by how cool this was that I realized...

...I must be the most boring person in the world. Seriously. The most exciting thing to happen this week was I checked out my books in two seconds instead of thirty?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Can it Hurt?

I'm toying with the idea of opening a Etsy Store.

For now, it's just a place I could sell a couple whimsies and anything else I come up with. Those of you who have known me know that this could be a realistic endeavor.

My LYS owner also told me she could try selling some of my stuff and would even take some to a convention this weekend to get some feedback.

Don't tell my husband, or he will spend the weekend writing up a business plan.

BTW, it's my anniversary today. Nine years with DH!
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