Saturday, February 25, 2006
I have a hard time casting on and getting the beginning ribbing done....so I did that for about three months.
Then I went to a conference...prime knitting time! However, about 12 inches into the back, I noticed that somehow, I had
a)miscounted in alomost every row
b)must have read the pattern in a language other than k and p
c)managed to drop stiches hither and yon
So I ripped that out.
So it is now almost the end of February. I spent THE ENTIRE WEEK getting 1 1/2 inches of even ribbing completed (no dropped stitches) and THREE PATTERN ROWS done.
Be still my beating heart. I think the hardest part is over.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Okay, I 'm clumsy...like that's a crime
I'm an adrenaline junkie, NOT an athlete.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
We've been looking for a little house in Morro Bay. It gets REALLY hot here (last year, 15 straight days of 105+ temps....and then just generally hot days.) THe winter time is equally dismal....fog, fog, and more fog. Dense all day fog. Can't see the cars in the driveway fog. We both can manage our jobs so that we have three days off, so we could POSSIBLY got out of the heat/fog for half the time.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
I did important stuff today, too
Took out all the dishes and washed them and put them back away again. Took everything out of the pantry, relined the sheves and organized that. Took everything out of my pan cupboard, washed all that and reorganized that as well. I own FOUR ice cream churns. (I think I bought them for a party.)
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Well, I did some important stuff today
I had to do some serious retail therapy today. Like shoes. I needed some cute flats that well, were cute. The only rule was that they had to be comfortable from the get go.
Monday, January 09, 2006
So I've figured out a new and more efficient way to write code and have upped my logging from 183 scores/day to about 375/hour. I am very impressed but it seems like I am the only one, since no one seems to know what I DO..only what I don't do.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Plans for the weekend
Have to say, owning a business (okay, 2) is exhilarating but time consuming, especially around this time of the year.
On Sunday, I have to clean up what passes for my office..it looks as if a bomb exploded in there! I have a ton of filing to do, but at least it is all in organized piles.
But tonight, I'm going to eat pizza, watch televison and knit.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
THe new kitchen is IN!!
We've only been working on this place for EIGHT years...and the kitchen went in today. Well, really, just the cupboards. I haven't decided on the countertop or the sink yet. I see the faux painter tomorrow to talk about what I want to do with the cabinets. I'm thinking of a dark ivory with a dark brown glazed antiquing. Inside the back wall will be a dark chocolate brown or a really pretty jadite green or a geranium red, to set off the white dishes. The walls are the color of cornmeal. I'm thinking of either polished concrete counters, black granite or some bowling alley wood I picked up at an auction. I have a pretty piece of fabric for the shade (sort of a tailored balloon shade) with a jabot valance in two co-ordinating colors. I think it's going to look pretty in a tailored sort of way. The kitchen window overlooks the rooftop of the building next door...so we pushed the existing window out so I could have an indoor window box and hung several glass shelves so I can put some pretty doodads to look at, since the view is less than pleasing. The committee is still out as to an island or just an oversized round table I can use as an island. (I like the idea of the round table...it's already nice and battered and I can use it to cool cookies and stuff. We are still in a quandry about the color for the bedroom walls...i wanted aubergine but i think we are "settling" on a rich chocolate brown. I bought YARDS of really lovely ivory chenille damask for the bedspread and some gorgeous tone on tone striped silk dupioni. I think I have enough pleated ivory ribbon to trim them and some nice chocolate and ivory bobble trim to sew on top of that pleated ribbon. Very rich looking. I have 50 yards of the dupioni, so I can make the curtains very full. There are two windows on either side of the bed and I think I'll use some of that fabric to shirr on the wall, to show off the carved headboard
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Well, today I HAVE to clean up the office and the linen closet. The house is on the market and I have to streamline the entire place. Yes, I've watched the tv shows and I know what needs to be done. (Too much).
So today, I tackle the office and one closet. Next week the carpet cleaners come in as well as the painters (just touch ups). Next week is repair week...everything that needs to be fixed will be.
Then, all that has to be done is declutter every surface and every closet. Well, I guess it will jump start me into getting ready to move. So, off the Staples for boxes...markers...probably twice as many boxes as I THINK I'll need.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Well, now I know that ER doctors don't know much more than I do.
I've been feeling puny and poorly and can't get into my regular doctor for TWO WEEKS (unless I just want to show up and sit around all day). I woke up this morning looking like a dandelion on crack so decided to got to the ER. No wait at all....except it was COLD and I could not understand a word the doctor said.
The nurse with the IV told me I was anemic and probably worry too much...duh. Tell me something I don't already know.