Monday, October 31, 2005
Shower time and then sleep.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Speaking of working my butt off, I realized something last night. I have been focusing on the fact that I've only lost 10 lbs in the last 2 months since I've been back to work. I never stopped to realize that in the last 10 months or so I've lost a total of 27 lbs. It shocked the shit out of me that I hadn't realized it. I had just gone to bed when I realized it and had to sign back online and tell Ally and Sue. I would have told my mom but I doubt she would appreciate getting a call at 10:40 pm unless Nick or I was dying. hehehe My clothes aren't feeling any looser and that is tickin me off, but I'm thrilled to realize I've lost so much weight. I've still got about 50 lbs to go to make me ok with my weight. My doctor prolly won't be happy until I've lost another 90 though, but he is a butt. hehe
I bet poor Jon is ticked that I'm still not showing pics of what I'm talking about. :OP Well, if Best Buy didn't suck donkey dick, I would be using my own computer right now and uploading a picture of the shawl. I called like 2 weeks ago and asked them if they carried a 300 watt power supply and how much it would be. I was quoted a price and they said they had some. I went over this afternoon and they don't carry anything under 350 watts. I'm going to order one at Tigerdirect.com tonight. I'm too pooped right now to go through the whole ordeal. I should be able to order a 350 watt power supply for less than the 300 watt price that BB quoted and way less than they want for the 350 they have. I'm also going to order Nick an optical mouse for his computer. I can't believe how annoying using an old style mouse is. I've cleaned it over and over but it still jumps like mad.
Anyways, I'm pooped and would love to take a nap but I've got to go pick Nick up from school in a few mins. Told Mom that I would pick him up since I got off of work so early. I think I'm gonna end up taking a snooze on the couch in the family room when we get to the folk's house.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
My dad is totally pissed that I'm using the kid's computer. He doesn't think I keep the house clean enough and that if I have the energy to be on the computer that I should have the energy to clean the house. I'm sorry but it takes way more energy to clean the bathroom than it does to sit on my ass and type. hehehe
I'm not actively knitting on anything right now. I have the pink felted purse sitting on the table at the point of being ready to shape for the handles, but I haven't picked it up in awhile. Today I crocheted on a doily for my mom. I'm going to have to bleach the poor thing as it was in my knitting bag with the shawl. Man oh man alpaca sheds. roflmao
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Current List of Yarn Sources
Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill <-- Really nice shawl patterns here. drool
Bo Peep's Woolshop <-- Go Iowa!!!
Busy Hands Yarn <-- Super fast shipping. Great store.
CatNip Yarns <-- Great prices on Henry's Attic yarns. Yummy stuff!!
Cedarville Landing Yarns
Charlotte's Web Yarns
Dream Weaver Yarns
Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn
Ewe Need Yarn <-- Another Iowa store owned by a cool chickie
Grand River Yarns
Holly Spring Homespun
Kirtland's Yarn Barn
Knot Another Hat
I'm almost halway done with the edging. It is going super fast. The edge is only 12 stitches wide at the widest. That includes the extra stitch I'm using to attach it to the body of the shawl. I'm hoping that with blocking the join will flatten out some. Yes I'm knitting it on but it is still making a little bump. I'll install software tomorrow to show y'all what I mean.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
No knitting progress to report. I've only been working half days this week so no lunch breaks. Once I get home I just don't feel like doing much. Today all I wanted to do is lay down and take a nap. Man I'm such a whiner. hehe
Think I'll go eat my soup and take a nice hot shower. Maybe that will make me feel better.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Yup, we have system meltdown in froddo land. The fan on my power supply is DOA. Thankfully, my PC wasn't on when it died. I shut down my system before heading to work and when I got home it wouldn't start up. It took me awhile to figure out the problem since my troubleshooting guide is a piece of shit. hehe It is going to take me at least 2 weeks before I can get a replacement. I'll be getting a check from the sub shop on Thursday but I doubt it is going to be very much. It will be 2 weeks before I get a check from the hardware store. I'm not sure if it will be for one week or two though. So, it may be a month before I can get a power supply. whaaaa
I've got Nick's PC in here and I'm trying to install my ISP and messengers. I've temporarily installed AOL so I can download this stuff. It totally sucks for page loading but the download speed it pretty good for programs. I'm so glad my folks gave him this PC cause I don't think I could deal with a month of no computer at all. hehe I'm every so slightly addicted. Big surprise. hehe
Y'all are going to have to wait to see pics of the kid's bald spot. I don't think this hard drive is going to be big enough to install the software for my camera on it. Nick has tons of games on here. Relax, 95% of them are educational programs. They have really helped him with his reading and math. I'm amazed at the words he can read cause I know some of them I didn't teach him.
Cross your fingers that I can find $40 bucks in my budget to fix my hunk of crap PC. :OP
Thursday, October 13, 2005
As soon as the clippers started cutting his hair I said 'What the fuck?!?'. I was a little too late to save him though. He has a nice square bald spot on the front of his head now. I used the 1/4 inch guard to cut the rest of his hair so the bald spot wouldn't stand out too bad. I'm hoping that in a week or so I'll be able to trim his hair again and the bald spot won't be as noticeable.
I called my mom right after I put Nick in the tub and she was not happy one bit. She is convinced he is going to get a cold now. I tried explaining to her that it is a virus that gives people a cold and not getting your head cold. I told her she was just lucky I didn't decide to shave his whole head. hehehe She said she wouldn't have let him out of the house until it grew out if I did that. hehe I just can't wait for my dad to let into me. He is super protective of my son since his father isn't in the picture. It's only hair though and it will grow back. It isn't like I did it on purpose. I just got ahead of myself. I guess I was a bit more tired than I thought. hehe
I'll take a pic of the kids head when I get home from work and post it. I keep calling him my poor bald baby and kissing the bald spot. grin I think it is starting to annoy him.
On the knitting front, I'm going to take the pink bag to work to work on during lunch. I figure I can get more done on it than the shawl in an hours time. Plus, it is easier to stop in the middle of the row since there are only 4 stitch markers and I'm not using any to keep track on the shawl right now. There are like 20 repeats per row and I don't feel like finding that many markers. :P
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The only think I'm upset about is that nobody commented on my damn shawl!! Ya boogers. Jon is always after me for pictures and I post some and I get squat. So, pppppppbbbbbbbllllllttttttttt Well, Sue did say she liked it when we were talking on messenger, but nobody has left me a comment on it. I did manage to get a row done on it during my lunch break today. I spent a half hour of my break at freakin Wal-mart waiting for my meds. I was so ticked. I thought it would take 10 mins tops to get my meds and grab a sandwich and get back to the parking lot. But noooooooo. The twinkie behind the counter was so damn slow it wasn't funny. She even put like 3 big prescription boxes into one of the small bags and tried to give it to the lady in front of me. Took her 5 mins to find a bigger one when the lady complained. There were at least 4 people behind me in line too.
I had a good day at work today. They stuck us up front on the cash registers for a couple hours. I only managed to piss one person. hehe After lunch I learned how to drive a forklift. Oh boy it's going to take awhile to get used to the way it steers. At least it is better than going up 20 feet on the order picker. That scared the crap out of me. It is really wobbly.
Ok, enough yabber. I've got mail to do and I need an update on how my buddy Sheri is doing. Poor thing had stents put in yesterday because she had another heart attack. I just pray she gets the other surgery she needs soon so she will start to feeling better.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Ok, bitching over. On to the knitting.
I've got a few pictures for y'all. yeah they totally suck ass. I've got a crappy camera. Sue me. Better yet, buy me a camera. :OP Once I get some bills caught up and paid ahead I'll get a new one. This time, I'll pay more than $50. hehe
Here is an update on the shawl. I'm in the middle of the last chart. The bottom edge you see is actually the top of the shawl. I'm going to see if I can find an edging that I like in my stitch book. Not sure if I want points or curves. The charts just leave the edge striaght.
Here is a closeup. Yeah I know, still blurry as hell.
So here is a scan of the area near the center top. This is closer to the real color.
And here is the minibag that I'm knitting. It will be felted when I get it done. It's made with the Cascade 220 that my SP5 partner sent me.
Here is a scan of the skein so you can see just how bright pink it is.
Well, I hope y'all are happy with the update photos. If I was sure that I would be able to save pictures off of my mom's pc and actually have them show up on my pc, I would take pics with her camera. Much much better quality. I've had very little sucess transfering files and Mom hasn't got a photo editing program. Anyways, I'll have more updates laters. I've got an hour lunch break at work and I intend to work on the shawl to keep myself from spending tons of money at Wal-Mart. It is just way too close and tempting. hehe
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Yes, I'm one of the most disorganized people you will ever meet. I've got to get my butt organized because fall inspections are being made soon. I just got the notice in the mail today. I know my landlord will have a fit if I don't get my room organized some. I bet she will have a fit that I put a dresser under my window. Tough shit. I can still get out of it and the kid had no trouble climbing into my room from outside. hehe I locked us out of the house the other day and I jimmied my screen open and sent the kid through the window. Yes, my window is now locked. I'm blonde not dumb.
Well, on Monday I'm starting yet another new job. This will be the 4th place I've worked in less than 2 months. Ok, so 2 of the places were through a temp agency. I got offered this new job the same day I started working at the sub shop. I was afraid to jinx it by actually quitting the sub shop. I have to go tell the manager in the morning. I'm sure she will understand cause she knows I have a kid to raise on my own and the new job is full time with better pay. Hell if the HR guy was telling the truth, I could retire from this place someday. I'm going to be helping reorganize a home improvement store and I've been earmarked for a position in the electrical department after that. I have to admit that I never even entertained the idea of being in any sort of sales job. Cross your fingers that I don't just die of fright when I have to actually start selling stuff. hehe I only applied for a cashier position but I guess the HR guy was desperate for help and he liked my answers. I managed to fool the personality tests too. hehe
Actually, I'm fairly honest and pretty trustworthy. Yeah I tell a fib or two, but not about anything major. When I was in 3rd grade I was damn near kicked out of school because they said I was stealing lunches and stuff from the library. That really freaked me out. I was so not stealing. It all started cause I ate a damn Pop-Tart on the way to school cause I woke up late. Mom insisted that I had to eat something. Well I lived close to school and wasn't done eating it when I got to the playground. It kind of scared me emotionally I think. If I even get in a situation where someone might think I'm going to take something I break out in a sweat and freak. I would so not make a good bank robber.
Anyways, I've got tons of e-mail to read and then I want to work on the shawl a bit before I hit the sack. Take care y'all.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
I'm cranking away on the mystery shawl. I didn't have to tink back quite as far as I thought I was going to have to. I've got about 4 rows before I'm finished with this chart. Only 2 more to go after that. There was a knot in the skein I added the other day. grrrrr I'm so not liking how it looks where I added in the new end. I'll go back and unweave one of the ends a bit and move it I guess. Maybe I'll get a picture of it when I go to Mom's today. Don't go holding your breath though. hehe