Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy 2007!

Here is to wishing us all a safe, happy, healthy, prosperous new year. May 2007 bring the opportunity to fulfill your greatest wishes and most fervent desires.


Getting ready for the new year...

I hope everyone is enjoying the last day of 2006. I for one am glad to see it go. There have been a lot of sad things that happened this year and I'm looking forward to new and better things to happen in 2007.

I think my cold is finally starting to break up. My head isn't nearly as stuffed as it had been and I have a bit of energy today. I've been up and out to the grocers to pick up the cat food that I forgot yesterday (you're welcome babies) and come cream cheese icing to go on the brownies I'm going to make later. I've also cleaned the litter boxes, swept the floors in the entire house and finished washing dishes.

I'm getting ready to get something to eat and then plop myself in front of the tv for the Steelers football game and the UNC Tarheels basketball game. I'm hoping they will both win. :-)

While watching the games I plan to pay bills and play with my camera. I haven't loaded the software yet so that I can copy the pictures off the camera. I had been debating whether or not to load it on my laptop or desktop PC, but I've decided to go with the laptop. I can always loaded it on my desktop when I get that PC reset up.

I'm also thinking of knitting a small scarf before the knitting class starts. I have several beautiful yarns I could use and that would give me more practice on just knitting, plus, I'm just in the mood. Class doesn't begin for another week, so I could probably get it done in time. :-)

Well, I'm off to get food and get ready for the games. I hope to post some pictures later from my new camera.


Saturday, December 30, 2006

Change is a good thing...

I'm trying out this new template. I found it a while back and have really loved it but am just not sure if it is for me. At least, not for the theme of this blog. I'll have to test it and tinker with it for a little bit to see what I think.

I'm still sick. I finally went to the doctor this morning. I have a head cold (I could have told them that!) and it is settled in very well. The right side of my head is completely clogged up. The doctor gave me two nasal sprays, some pills and some liquid medicine to take. Ugh... I hate feeling like this, especially on my days off.

I was able to get some errands done today though. I made it to the yarn shop where I'll be taking knitting classes to pick out my pattern and get the supplies. I'll post more on that later. I also went to the grocers to get supplies for my traditional new years meal. I always stay home on New Years Day and fix a traditional southern meal of ham, collards, black eyed peas and cornbread. I had wanted to go today because they are calling for rain and storms for the next few days and with this cold I don't need to be out in the weather. However, I did forget one thing that I desperately need... cat food! I have just enough to feed them in the morning and then I'll have to go out tomorrow to get more.

I was also able to get a little bit of cleaning done and also some laundry. Not much mind you, but a little. I feel better having done something since the last few days have been spent doing nothing.

Well, I'm off to play with my design and see if I can make this look the way I want. There may be some other changes coming to the blog...maybe.


Thursday, December 28, 2006

I hate being sick...

I still feel horrible today and I absolutely hate being sick. I can't breathe, have to blow my nose every few minutes and can't stop coughing. My mum is going to be in the area this afternoon and will bring me some medicine and juice. The stuff I've been taking isn't helping at all. I ended up staying home from work as I just couldn't pluck up the energy to go in.

I'm thinking about changing my blog template. I have found one that I like, but I'm not sure it suits the theme of my blog. Maybe I'll change that too. I just don't know, maybe a mind full of woozieness is not a good time to make decisions! :-)

Anywho, back to HP and the Goblet of Fire (for about the 20th time) and my kleenex...


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sickly Witch

It finally happened. My fall cold finally came in and it came with a vengeance. I am sick. I have a horribly sore throat and am very congested. I usually get this way in the fall when the weather starts to change. It took a lot longer to come in this time. I did make it to work yesterday and today. I just have to get through the rest of today and tomorrow and then I'll have a nice long weekend. I've promised to go see Mum and Grandmother on Saturday and Sunday, but I'm taking Friday and Monday for myself. I don't know what I'll do, but I will do it at home! :-)

I've been taking a few pictures with my new camera. I have to learn how to download them before I can start posting pictures. I'm going to try to get one tonight of my tree so I can see the difference between what I've been using and what I have now.

Tonight is a get together for a book discussion group I'm joining. I feel like crap and I don't particularly wish to share my germs, but I really want to go. So, I'm going. I need to pick up some stuff from the shop anyway.

Last night I watched a marathon of The Dog Whisperer. It is so cool the way Cesar knows how to help the owners with their dogs. I'm thinking of writing to him to see if he can help me. I should probably read his book first. :-)

Well, I'm signing off now. I think we are getting ready to watch a movie at work and I'm wanting to see it. :-) Oh, speaking of's a tip...don't bother with The Wicker was horrible!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Yule and Blog-versary...

Happy Belated Yule to everyone! I hope that all my witchy friends have had a great holiday. I didn't have time to get online and say hello, but I hope it was great for you and yours. And to anyone reading that isn't of the witchy/pagan variety, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and so forth and so on. :-)

Well, in our family we had "christmas" early this year. We had our big family celebration on Saturday and then a smaller one this evening with just my mum, sil and brother. Yesterday I was only allowed to open one present and it was the Sony DSC-H2 that I've been wanting! Woo Hoo!

Tonight I got, a carrying case for the camera and a 1gb memory stick for it. I also got a purple sweater, a green and white sweater and a pair of black jeans, a bottle of my favorite perfume (Euphoria by Calvin Klein), some wooden spoons for the kitchen, a cute spoon rest for the top of the stove, a really cute little jar for lemonade ( I love lemonade), lots of money and a speaker set for my mp3 player. I think there were some other things, but I just can't remember what they are right now.

Anyway, since I haven't been online the past few days, I also missed my blog-versary. On the 22nd it was 1 year since I started the blog. It has been an interesting year and I feel like I've met some nice people. Thanks to you all for making me feel welcome in the blogging world.

I'm off now to finish watching "The Family Stone." I've seen it before it before, but it is very good. I'm going to probably go to bed as soon as it is over. I'm pretty tired from all the running I've been doing.

Hopefully things will slow down a little now and I'll get to post more often.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

This doesn't feel like Yule...

It has just been so hot here that I can't believe it is actually time for Yule. I'm sorry, but it should be cold and snowy and well...COLD! I can't stand hot weather and having it year round is just not good for me. :-)

Anyway, the marathon shopping continues as I'm having a very hard time picking out presents for several family members this year. I just don't know what to get people. I hardly ever have this much trouble.

Here is a picture of my Yule tree. It isn't that great of a picture but I hope that I will soon be able to post GOOD photos of things. Yay!

It is bright and shiny and has lots of presents under it. If you look closely at the box on the bottom right of the picture, you might can see a little kittie butt sticking out. That is my boy kittie and he for some reason loves to sit on top of my mum's xmas present. He also loves to sit under the tree right up against the tree stand.

Today I hope to finish my shopping. Tomorrow I will probably go to the hospital to see my friend and her new baby. Baby is arriving today, in fact they are in delivery right now, and I can't wait to meet her. Tomorrow is also our last workday and we will be allowed to leave early. Yay! Friday is cooking day in preparation for Saturday's feast. Sunday will be a small family gathering and then Monday will be spent with my mum and Grandmother. Somewhere in there I'm supposed to visit with my Dad and Stepmum, but I haven't been informed as to when we are getting together. Then Tuesday it is back to work...bleh. At least it should be quiet at work. I'll work three days and have another long weekend and then it will be back to normal.

Well, I'd best go and get some work done. Maybe another post tomorrow...we shall see.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Lookie what I'm getting!!

Okay, so I already know what I'm getting for Christmas. I always know anyway. I just wish I could have it now! It should be here in a few days, or rather at my mum's. I'm so happy! Finally a way to get good pictures! Click here and you can see what I'm getting and what my Mum got a steal on!

Anyway, work has been crazy this week. I've been so exausted that I haven't had the energy to do much of anything. I basically just come home and then fall asleep in the chair. I haven't accomplished anything at all this week. Hopefully that will change. I'm getting so busy too. I don't know how I'm going to get everything done. I've barely started shopping. I finally have my tree up and decorated. I will take a pic after the holidays before I take it down.

Oh, and Way to go STEELERS! They had a great game last night and Big Willie Parker had a terrific night! YAY!

Okay, I'm going now. Oh...before I forget, there is a great article about magical knitting that I really enjoyed and think any witch knitter should read. Check out Blogickal for the post and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Stuff on my mind...

It is so cold outside! I love it! I went out this morning to get my tree stand out of the shed and couldn't believe how cold it was. It feels so good. I never could find my tree stand. I have about decided to forego the whole decorating thing. I'm so not feeling the spirit right now.

Over the weekend I helped my mum and grandmother get ready with there decorations and had really become excited about decorating. And then yesterday I awoke with a migraine and serious sinus issues. Today I have a sore throat to add to the mix. I think I'm getting very sick. I really feel lousy.

I was able to get two mini wreaths done last night. That was all I had the energy to complete. I have to start working on them right after the new moon comes so that I'm not so trapped for time when I finish them. These two will just have to do until next new moon. I'll get started earlier next time.

I have been having really bad luck with presents for my friends and family. I had ordered several things for several members of my family that were just perfect, but they went into backorder status and are just now shipping to me. I have to send them out again once I get them to get the present completed, but I just will not have time now. I'll have to use them as birthday presents or save them until next year for holiday presents. I was able to get my mum something, but she was in the store when I got it and I'm afraid she saw it and won't be surprised. I need to get to serious work on my Grandmothers scarf if I'm going to give it to her for yule. I don't know what else to do for her so this will have to be it.

It seems like this month is the busiest time for me. I have at least two things scheduled each week until just after yule and then nothing. Oh, except, in January, I'll be taking Knitting classes!!! I'm so excited! The lady called me on Friday to see if I was still interested. It is a beginners knitting class and it starts in January and goes for 8 weeks. Yay!!

Anywho, I've got to make a list of who I want to get presents for and what I want to get them. I had planned to limit it to just family, but one of my friends, whose daughters are like my children, wants to get together, so I'll need to get gifts for the girls and her and her husband. Then there is my friend who asked me to be more involved with their family, "We make our own families" she said, and I'm am now the goddess mother to her children. (We liked it better than godmother) :-)

So, lists to make, things to decide, work to do, laundry to wash, house to clean, it never ends...


Monday, December 04, 2006

MeMe time...

I thought I would do a MeMe today. I don't have much else to say. I must confess, I stole this from Lana. I thought it was pretty cute. So, here goes...

Holiday MeMe

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Santa doesn't come to my house.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights on tree.

4. Do you hang Mistletoe?
If I can find any.

5. When do you put up your decorations?
Depends on my mood.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Standing Rib Roast.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Spending x-mas eve with paternal side of family, then driving in middle of night 4 hours to see maternal side of family. We would listen to the Santa sightings on the way and when we got there my grandparents would cover our eyes and walk us to bed so that we didn't see what was under the tree. :-)

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
What truth? Are you talking about the rumor that Santa isn't real? They say that about the Tooth Fairy too, but we know they are both real!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Not usually.

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas tree?
It's not up yet. But it will have gold and red beads, and different kinds of balls and stuff.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
a bicycle

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you?

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Pumpkin Pie w/whipped topping.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
When I was little, on my paternal side, each x-mas eve one of us grandkids would read the "Christmas Story" aloud. I think I was the last one to read it before my grandmother passed and the tradition ended. I never believed the story. I just liked that we were all quiet and together.

17. What tops your tree?
Two gold bows with long ribbons trailing down the tree.

18. What is your favorite holiday book?
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

19. What is your favorite holiday song?
Winter Wonderland

20. Candy canes! Yuck or yummy?
Yummy! Especially dipped in Hot chocolate! :-)


Friday, December 01, 2006

Everybody's playing...

Manic tagged everybody...and well, I feel like being a joiner today so here goes...

It's only words.


1. Yourself: loyal
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): none
3. Your hair: up
4. Your mother: controlling
5. Your father: distant
6. Your favorite item: books
7. Your dream last night: forgotten
8. Your favorite drink: lemonade
9. Your dream car: Ghia
10. The room you are in: crowded
11. Your ex: immature
12. Your fear: loneliness
13. What you want to be in 10 years? happy
14. Who you hung out with last night? Melissa
15. What you're not? fake
16. Muffins: blueberry
17. One of Your Wish List Items: camera
18. Time: 1:28
19. The last thing you did: eat
20. What you are wearing: jeans
21. Your favorite weather: snowy
22. Your favorite book: all
23. The last thing you ate: rice
24. Your life: boring
25. Your mood: sad
26. Your best friend: Dylan
27. What are you thinking about right now? weather
28. Your car: burgundy
29. What are you doing at the moment? blogging
30. Your summer: okay
31. Your relationship status: single
32. What is on your TV? nothing
33. What is the weather like? rainy
34. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday

I'm going to tag....anybody that wants to do it... :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2006


So sleepy... I stayed up late last night to watch the UNC/Ohio St game and was extremely pleased with the outcome and very happy that I stayed awake! Go HEELS! :-)

Needless to say, I'm pretty tired this morning. I didn't get much done last night as far as housework and knitting, but I did get Decembers bills paid. Yay! I'm very hungry right now, but we are going to lunch at a Japanese restaurant for lunch and I don't want to snack and ruin my appetite. Tonight I'm going to a friend's for dinner with her and her family. I'm looking forward to it as I don't get to see her very much and she is a great person to spend time with. :-)
I'm also taking her a few hard to find "supplies" that I have that she needs for a spell she is working on.

Tomorrow I begin another session of wreath making. I have been requested to make several of the mini's (they seem to be selling well) and I want to make a Yule wreath and a Tarot wreath. I hadn't realized where we were in the moon phases. It just passes so fast and then before I know it it's the Full Moon.

Anywho, I'll be busy with wreaths this weekend and also want to come up with a charm or spell to put on my new rings that I received. They are family heirlooms and I want to charm them to protect them. Then there is the usual family stuff and also helping my mum get her holiday tree and get it decorated. I still can't decide if I'm going to put up a yule tree or even decorate for the holidays. I'm so bah humbug right now. :-(

Better run and get some work done before time for lunch. Wish it would hurry because I'm hungry!


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Halfway to Friday...

It is almost weekend time again. Last weekend was so busy, even for a long weekend, that I felt like I never had a break. So I am really looking forward to this weekend. I don't know as it will be a calm weekend, but it can't possibly be as busy as the last one.

I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving weekend. I've been reading the blogs and catching up and it sounds like it was good. I usually put my yule decorations out right after thanksgiving so that I can enjoy them for a good while, however...the temps here have been in the 70's all week and that is just ridiculous! I can't stand it! It is two days before december and it is 70? WTF?
Needless to say, with all the heat, I'm just not into the whole holiday spirit. Nary a decoration has been set up at my home and I'm seriously contenplating not putting any up at all. :-(

No knitting has been accomplished but I did see a few movies. Nothing worth mentioning here though. Today is soup day for lunch...bleh. I really want something good, but must keep control of the finances.

Alright, I'm going to get some work done now.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Busy week

It has been such a busy week, especially for a short one. Work was kind of busy the last few days but today was slow with nothing going on. We were allowed to leave early in celebration of the holidays. Last night I went shopping with Mum to buy our groceries for our Thanksgiving feast. We are having our meal on Friday instead of Thursday this year. You wouldn't believe how much money we spent at the grocers.

Today I went and picked up my rings from the jewelers. I had taken 3 rings in last week, all to be sized and two to be appraised. I'm so happy to have them back! One is my paternal grandmothers wedding band, one is my great-aunt's (on maternal side) engagement ring and the third is my maternal grandmother's engagement ring.

I'm leaving in a few minutes to go to Bravo! Italiana Cuisine. I haven't been there before, but am really looking forward to it. I've been craving fetuccini alfredo for weeks now. Hopefully I'll get it tonight! This is my thanksgiving with my dad. We usually go out someplace for an "ethnic" thanksgiving. This year it is Italian. Last year I think it was either Italian or Asian and the year before was Mexican. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. The restaurant is new to this area and I've heard great reviews. I just wish it would stop raining before I head out.

Tomorrow my mum and I will take my Grandmother out for lunch and then start our prep for the Friday feast. Saturday I'm visiting with my cousins that are spending the night. I'm hoping to have the kids help me make christmas cookies.

Okay, I've rambled enough. Let me run now and get ready for food! :-)

Maybe I can knit when I get home while I watch the tarheels basketball game. Go Heels!


Friday, November 17, 2006

What Tarot card am I?

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Slow day at the office...

I was so bored today. The day was long and there were no projects to work on. I spent most of the afternoon reading the latest Nora Roberts book. It just seems like it was a useless day. I had so much at home that I could have accomplished. Oh well...

I did start my Grandmother's scarf last night. I finished the first section and hopefully I'll be able to move it along now that it is started.

Dinner is in the oven, leftover chicken casserole sent by mum. I didn't have lunch today so everything sounds really good right now. I'm very hungry. :-)

We had really heavy storms last night and all the leaves have now come off my trees. Guess that means I can clean the gutters now. I was waiting until they came off so I wouldn't have to do it again until spring. I also checked the garden to see how my fledgling plants survived. They seem to be fine. I have 10 garlic plants sprouting and my collards seem to be starting to grow, however, it seems something is eating my collards. I need to find out what it is and figure out how to stop them.

Time to check the laundry and the oven, then I'll probably hang around on the net for a little while and hopefully get back to knitting later.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is it Friday yet?

I am exhausted. It has been such a busy week and I am just not sleeping well at all, which makes things worse. I'm sitting here watching the Heels play basketball and I can barely hold my eyes open. Not because the game is boring, but because I am just wiped. I have NO energy!
I had hoped to get my Grandmother's scarf started this week, but I just haven't been able to get it done. At least there are only two more days to work this week and then I just have to work two days next week and I'll have a nice little break! Maybe I'll be able to get some sleep!

I checked my garden tonight before it got too dark and I have 9 garlic plants with shoots. I know I planted more than that, but I planted some later than others and maybe they just haven't come up yet. My collards look like they might be getting a little bigger, but they don't seem to have grown much. I am so looking forward to being able to harvest fresh garlic for use in my cooking. :-)

"T" apparently doesn't believe that it is over. He has been flirting a lot the last few days and keeps saying he is here to "tempt" me. It is amazing that I feel absolutely nothing when he says stuff like that. I used to just go blank and hang on his every word and now...nothing. I'm finally free. :-) I can't tell you how good it feels!

Alright, I should go and try to stay awake at least through the end of the game. I might try to get the stitches cast on for my Grandmother's scarf. Maybe if I can get that done, I'll be motivated to get working on it when I'm sitting here like this.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's been a pretty good weekend here in Aryland. :-) Yesterday I spent some time with my Mum and Grandmother and then went to a baby shower for a friend of mine. I just love this friend and think the world of her. I was able to have a good visit with her and more friends in our little group as well as her children. They are all sweet as can be.

Today was another day with Mum and Grandmother. Grandmother was in a good mood today and not very down on herself. I am currently watching the Steelers play against the New Orleans Saints. Steelers are just rockin right now. I'm absolutely thrilled with them. They really look good today. I am worried about two injuries, but hopefully they will get better soon.

Oh, while at the baby shower I spoke with my friend that owns the shop that sells my wreaths and she said she needs more! YAY!! I'm so happy to hear that! I was worried that they weren't doing well. She says the mini wreaths are selling very well and I will be making many more of those.

On the knitting side of things, I had decided not do knit anything else until I started a class, but when my Grandmother saw my halloween scarf she just loved it. I offered to make her one and she said it was too much trouble, but I told her it was good practice for me. So, I'll be making one that is red and black stripes like the halloween scarf, but it will be much smaller than that one.

So, tomorrow is a work holiday for me and I had big plans to work around the house and yard tomorrow since it wouldn't be raining. However, I now will have to work at least part of the day tomorrow. I'm pretty ill about it, but I don't seem to have a choice. I have to have some computers ready to deliver first thing on Tuesday and I'd rather go in tomorrow and make sure they are ready to go, than take a chance on it taking too long to get them ready on Tuesday morning. I wouldn't be ill, if the people that need the computers hadn't waited until 5:15 on Friday afternoon to tell me. I think that is just tacky. But, what can ya do.

So, I'm going to sit here and watch the rest of the game and work on laundry some more. I usually don't watch Extreme Home Makeover because it is just too emotional for me, but tonight they are making over a 135 yr old home and I would love to see what they do. I just hope they don't tear it down and build something new. That would really piss me off if it was my house. Anywho, maybe I'll try to cast on for Grandmother's scarf. I don't know. I may just sit here and vegetate. :-)



Friday, November 10, 2006

I finally did it...

I finally did it. I had come to the conclusion that I had put so much energy into my wants regarding "T" that it had taken on a life of it's own. It had been over four years since things started. But now they have ended. On Wednesday, I worked a spell using the powerful banishing and releasing time that it was and I now finally feel free. Yesterday I was able to say no to him for the first time in years and today I explained why I had said no. He seemed to understand and said that he thought it was for the best.

The important thing is that I feel free. I'm glad that it is over. I still care about him, but I don't feel as if I can't live without him.

So, I'm achieved a big step along my new path. I'm trying to clean out things in my life that I know are not working for me or that are hindering me in reaching my goals. I really think that ending the bad relationship was the biggest step. But I still have work to do.

Now I have to decide what to do about my job. I'm very frustrated by it and am feeling very disgruntled. I am not really sure just what to do, but I think the answer will come in time. It seems as though answers have been falling in my lap quite a bit lately.

I'll have to see where they lead.


Monday, November 06, 2006

Quiet lately...

I've been feeling rather quiet lately. I haven't really felt like blogging or even talking to anyone. I'm trying to make some decisions that will hopefully change my life and myself for the better and lead me to a better future. I may explain later, I don't know.

I had a very quiet Samhain. I had only 4 trick or treaters and then fell asleep in the chair before I could get my ritual started. So, no Samhain work for me. I've been very tired lately and falling asleep the minute I sit down, which leads to a messy house and no work done in the yard.

I raked leaves yesterday in the front yard and did a few other things in the yard. I hope to get the yard mowed today after work and that should just about do it for my having to mow again until spring.

I should get back to work now. Blessings,


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Blessed Samhain

May the Goddesses blessings be upon you all for now and evermore.

Happy Samhain!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Never say Never...

I guess I shouldn't have named my halloween scarf the never-ending halloween scarf. Because it finally ended! It's done! WooHoo! It is really long.
I'm 5'2" and I have to wrap it around my neck
twice to keep from stepping on the fringe.

So, here is a picture of it. Keep in mind it is the orange is a pumpkin orange not a neon orange and it is folded over about 3 times in this picture. I'm so glad to be done in time for Halloween. Of course, now it is in the 70's temp wise. Ugh. I'm probably still going to wear it tomorrow. I'm thinking if I do another one like this I'll do 20 or 25 stitches instead of 30. When I wore it I had to fold it in half width wise.

Today at work we had pumpkin carving day. I carved a pumkin using a pattern for the first time ever and I'm not all that sad about it. I think it turned out pretty good although there were some things I'd like to have done better. It took me a good 2 hours working on it to get done. But it was fun and that was the point. Tomorrow is the judging for best pumpkin. I'm sure I won't win but at least I learned how to do it this way.
It is supposed to be ghosts and pumpkins. I'm not sure if you can tell from this. Anyway...there it is. I'm not sure if I'm going to do the other pumpkin or not. I may just leave it alone and use it to cook for pies and bread and stuff.

Wow, is it hot here. I can't believe it is 75 degrees the day before Halloween. Ugh!

Well, since I have goofed off all day long, I suppose I should do some work.

Blessings... and happy Samhain Eve!

Friday, October 27, 2006

The end is near...

I've done it. I've really almost finished the never-ending halloween scarf. I have finished the knitting and sewn in all the ends. Now I'm just attaching the fringe. I'll be done tonight! YAY!!! I'm so very happy to be done with it and be able to wear it for halloween! I'll post pics when I can.

This weekend is very busy with the usual grandmother visits and needing to do yardwork and such. I also have to get my pumpkins ready and get candy and what not for halloween night. My favorite shop is having a halloween open house on Saturday and I want to stop by there and on Sunday I have a birthday party for a 1 year old to attend.

I also plan on working up my ritual for halloween and also a banishing spell to remove someone (safely with no harm to them or myself) from my life. It is way past time that the relationship end and I know of no other way to seperate us. I can't seem to do it on my own with out assistance. So, I'll ask the gods and goddesses to help me with a little magickal aid.

So, that is what I'll be doing this weekend. I hope to find some time in there to get online. I haven't been much at night this week and am behind on email and stuff. It looks to be a quiet day at work so maybe I can get caught up today.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Again with the knitting...

I bet you can't guess what I did last night. Come on, give it a try? Heh... I knit. I did manage to squeeze in two loads of laundry while I did it, but I pretty much sat and knit for about 2 and a half hours. I can see the end of the scarf coming soon. Yay! I think maybe two more good knitting sessions and it will be done. I'm also thinking about adding fringe to the ends. I hadn't planned on it at first, but now I'm thinking I want to. It would help to add some length to it and help me not have too much more to knit. hhmmmm.... What to do... What to do...

Now that it is turning cold, I'm having trouble getting up in the mornings. Last night I had taken a shower because I'd gone to the bar where my brother is working to visit for a bit and came out smelling like an ashtray. I hate that! So I showered, which helped a lot this morning when I woke up 45 minutes late. I managed to make it to work 10 minutes later than usual. Tonight I need to rake leaves and mow the yard. Anyway, I'm off to do some real work.


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Nearing the end...

I am finally nearing the end of the never-ending halloween scarf. I am so excited! I was getting worried that I wouldn't have it done before halloween, but now it looks like I'll finish in the next day or two. Of course, I have done nothing but knit when I get home from work so some things around the house are kind of piling up - like laundry! I will work on laundry tonight while I knit and try to finish up the scarf. Of course, when it is finished I will take a pic and post for all to see.

Time to do some work.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Scarf bonding...

Last night, while watching tv, I spent a good 2 and a half hours of quality bonding time with the never-ending halloween scarf. I was able to get several more sections knitted. Hopefully tonight, I can have another few hours of quality time with it. :-)
Maybe if I keep this up, I'll actually get it finished BEFORE halloween. Wow...wouldn't that be great? Heh...

It was SO cold this morning! I love it! I started to go by Starbucks and get a caramel apple cider on my way to work, but I need to save the $$ and I knew I was going out for lunch today. So, I skipped it. I was at work at 6:50 this morning and ended up having to sit in the car because there was no one else there and I couldn't get in the building. I was sitting in my car freezing (even with the heat on) wishing I had a caramel apple cider. Next time, I'm going to get the drink!

Alright, I'm off to get some work done. Looks to be a not too busy day.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Knitting stuff...

Well, I actually accomplished some knitting yesterday while watching the Steelers game. (Poor Ben...he is having such a string of bad luck!) Anywho, I think I am now just over halfway there. I want it to be able to wrap it around my neck at least once and still have it reach near my knees. So, this will be really long. I'm not a tall person, but it will still be long. I really like the way it is working out.
I've also been looking at some knitting classes. All the ones I've found so far are during the weekday and I can't make those. I need to find something in the evenings. There are a fwe more places I can try locally because I really don't want to drive too far to take the classes.

I also purchased a few new skeins of yarn this weekend. It was red heart, 1 skein is the light blue (I can never have too much carolina blue!) and the other is a rainbow of colors. Very pretty. I'm not really sure what I'll do with the second one yet. There was a big yarn sale at Michaels this past week. I really wanted to get more, but I just couldn't justify spending the money when I have so much yarn at home and have nothing to make with it. I think this scarf is the last one I will do until I learn to knit something other than scarves. I guess that means no knitting until I take some classes. :-(

Yesterday morning I woke up with a blood spot in my eye. The last time this happened I ended up with a huge blood blister on my eyeball and had to go to several specialists and have cat scans and mris and they never could figure out what caused it. So far, it is just a big spot and no blister type bubble. It is very painful though, and I have some reaction to light.

Anyway, enough of my aches and pains. I'm going to go surf a little and then get back to the knitting of the never ending halloween scarf. :-)


Back to the old...

Well, I liked the garden template, but it just wasn't me. Not for this blog. Maybe if I had a gardening blog or something. There were several things that I could not get to work on it that I like having. So, I'm back to the old one. I'm still looking for another one to try.
Gonna go have dinner...back in a while...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Another stolen MeMe...

So here is another meme I've snagged today. Two in one day! Shame on me...

This one comes from Nutmeg Knitter. It is the Name Game MeMe.

1. Your rockstar name (pet & current street name): Jade Sherrill

2. Your movie star name (grandfather / grandmother on your mom's side & your favorite candy): Ernestine Butterfinger

3. Your "Fly Guy / Girl" name (first initial of last name, first three letters of your middle name): K Ell

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Green Dragonfly

5.YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born):
E. Greensboro

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in.) Kenlajogre

7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, favorite drink): The Green Pepsi

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first name of both your grandfathers): George Thomas

9. FUTURISTIC NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne and the name of your favorite shoes)
Euphoria Birkenstocks

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother/father's middle name) Lou Marion

Time for a change

I needed a little pick-me-up and decided to change my blog template. I had found this one a while back and really liked it but was still in love with the moon one. So, I'm going to try this one out for a while and see what I think.

Time to feed the kids.

I stole a MeMe!

Okay, so I stole this from Lana. I just don't have the energy for a good post, I'll explain later...

1. FIRST NAME? Aryadne/Ary
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? About an hour ago.
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I can't stand my handwriting. I think it looks childish and messy.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? I'm not a big fan of sandwiches. I can only have maybe one a week. Ham would be my favorite.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Possibly...maybe...not really sure.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Peanut Butter Captain Crunch. It is the only cereal I will eat.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically-somewhat. Emotionally-not at all. Mentally-sometimes.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Geez, do I have to pick just one? Mint chocolate chip, strawberry, and ColdStone's Knights in White Chocolate. :-)
14. SHOE SIZE? Depends on the shoe really. 7 or 8
5. RED OR PINK? Both
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My paternal Grandmother.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue sweats, blue t-shirt "UNC Tarheels" and barefoot.
20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Individual sized peperoni pizza and lemonade.
23. FAVORITE SMELL? Lavendar, Lilac, Rain and Snow
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? Yep, I think she's pretty cool.
28. FAVORITE SPORT? Basketball/football/tennis.
29. EYE COLOR? Today they are blue, sometimes they are green and sometimes hazel.
30. HAT SIZE? Completely clueless...
31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Not anymore! :-)
32. FAVORITE FOOD? pasta
33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I like them both.
36. HUGS OR KISSES? I like both.
37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pig Pickin Cake/Banana Pudding/Ice Cream...gosh, who can pick just one?
38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I have no idea...
39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Again, no idea...
40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? I just finished Girls' Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky. Haven't picked up anything else yet.
41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Um, my mouse? (jk) a picture of my little cousins.
43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Thunder, rain, wind, the ocean.
45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Boston or Salem, whichever is farther north.
46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? I see and hear things most people don't.
47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? North Carolina
48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I stole it! :-)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Is it just me...

...or is everyone just feeling off lately? I haven't been feeling at all chatty, which explains my lack of blogging. I've wanted to blog, just haven't had anything at all useful to say. I'm also extremely moody. I'm short tempered and impatient with everyone and everything. I feel like the worlds biggest bitch. What really sucks is that I can't use PMS as an excuse for my bitchiness. :-(

Anyway, I'm going to a visitation tonight and am still trying to decide if I want to go to the funeral tomorrow. The woman that passed was a childhood friend. I hadn't spoken to her in about a year. I had serious issues with her choices and actions. I loved her, as friends do, but I just couldn't be around her without getting very depressed. She had been suffering from cancer for a very long time. She leaves behind a husband and three small children. I feel for those children. But somewhere inside me is the thought that they are better off now. Does that make me a bad person? I don't know. It's just what I think.

So, I'm done blogging for now. Almost time for lunch and a movie. Some of my co-workers and I have taken to having lunch in a conference room and watching a movie while we do. We watch as long as we can for our hour lunch and pick up where we left off the next time. The last was Matilda, which I absolutely adore! I have no idea what todays movie will be.

Oh, no knitting has been done this week. I'm so lame and such a slacker. I feel like I will never get this scarf finished. Especially not before samhain. Oh well...


Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday, again...

Is it monday already? I swear I feel like it was just Monday yesterday. It was a very long weekend with constant running and going. The yard sale was a complete bust with only 4 cars coming by and no one buying anything. I guess I'll have to wait until the spring and have one at my home. I think I'd have a good neighborhood for it.

I'm currently sitting in my chair with the gas logs on in the fireplace. So I'm sitting here warming up by the fire after having worked in the yard for a while, cleaned the litter boxes, cleaned out the fridge and taken out the trash. I'm tired and sleepy and cold, but I feel like I got some things done.

Anyway, I got a few rows done on my scarf, but no more progress. I did finish a book that I was reading and started another one. I am really liking this new one. It is pretty cool. Saturday I went with my friend to get some things from Home Depot that I couldn't get in my car. He also brought his rototiller over so I could till up my garden for winter planting. I came home from work today and pulled up what was left of my plants and then ran through the garden one time with the tiller. I'll have to do it again, but it satrted raining and I had to quit. So, I came in the house and did all the stuff I said above.

On Saturday after running the errands I went and got pumpkins for my house. I think they are cute. :-)

Well, time for Gilmore Girls and to check the laundry to see if it is ready to be swapped. I can't decide if I want anything for dinner or not. I've finally decided that I'm going to go back to Cancun this february and now I'm on a kick to lose some weight before I go. I have a goal in mind, but I'm not really sure how realistic it is. So, I'm off...I want to catch up on some blog reading and do some surfing and hopefully get some knitting in.

And I'm sending healing and peaceful/calm thoughts to Hawaii and everyone there. Hopefully everyone is fine and the damage isn't too bad.


Friday, October 13, 2006


Pixelle just reminded me that I'd said I would post pics of the chilli. (I'm not really sure about sharing the recipe!) :-)

Thanks for the reminder, Pixelle!

So that is what it looked like in the pan when I finally mixed everything in there. Geez, I hate these bad photos.

Anyway, it turned out fabulously! I always worry when I make it because I never seem to do the same thing twice. I mean, I just toss stuff in and see how it mixes. This time I used fresh tomatoes when usually I use frozen (from my garden) or canned. I really liked the consistancy with the fresh. I also put a lot more garlic than I usually do and it was great! I LOVE garlic.

Most chilli recipes that I've seen mix the uncooked ground beef (or whatever meat) in the pot with all the other stuff. Well, I don't do that. I cook my ground beef with several spices (a touch of oregano, basil, lots of black pepper, a dash of salt and garlic (how much depends on my mood at the time).

While the meat is cooking, I put everything else in the big pot. Here is what I add:

Kidney beans, dark or light, drained
onion, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
garlic, diced
tomato sauce
tomato paste

Then I drain the meat and add it to the pot. Stir it up a bit and then I add spices. I never add the same spices twice. This time I used:

black pepper

And of course, tons of chilli powder.

Anywho, there ya have it. It sure has been good. And one pot of this can last me for weeks. I usually freeze half of it to have later, but right now my freezer is full and there is no room. So I've been having chilli at least once a day. :-) It will be good to have this weeked as the temps are supposed to drop again. I think the low tonight is supposed to be 38? Yay! I guess this means I need to close the windows! :-)

Okay, now I'm really going to go watch Snatch!


What do you mean it's Friday? It was just Monday, yesterday...

I can't believe this week is gone. I swear yesterday was Monday. No, really! :-)

Okay, so I didn't lose 3 days, I 've just been busy. I've done all kinds of things this week and none of them included knitting. :-( There has just been so much to do that by the time I could sit at night and knit, I was too tired to pick up the needles. I'm still getting ready for the yard sale tomorrow. I have gone through my yard sale box and tagged everything. I now have to go through another box of stuff that I'm not sure what to do with. I would like to just go through everything in the house and either toss it or yard sale it. But... there isn't enough time. That is something I can do during the winter and then have it ready for a spring yard sale. Yeah...that's the ticket! Heh..

Alright, so here are the photos as requested by Queen...

The first is the halloweenie scarf...although at this rate it is going to be a next halloweenie scarf! :-(

Please excuse the horrible picture. I had to take this in the bathroom mirro that is on the back of the door and the beastie was on the other side trying to get in. He doesn't like being left out...

And of course the colors are way off in this pic. I can't wait to get my new camera. I swear if I don't get one soon I'm going to scream! hee hee

Next we have a picture of my brother's new puppy.
He is the CUTEST THING EVER!!! :-)

(Um, no sweet beastie, I didn't say that your
cousin was cuter than you...I'd never say such
a thing! Heh heh...)

Is he not just so adorable!?! I could just snuggle and wuv him so much! I can't wait to see how big he gets! I love me some big dogs! I'm not a big fan of the little doggies. Probably because I've always been around big dogs. Not sure how I'd handle something small. :-)

Tomorrow, at the yard sale, I'll get to play with puppy! Yay!

Okay, so I'm going to go and finish watching Snatch. I've never seen it and have wanted to for a long time. Oh and if you get a chance, check out Click. I thought it was a pretty good movie. (And I'm not a big Adam Sandler fan!)


Monday, October 09, 2006

Monday is moving along...

So I left work today at 3 because I'd had all I could take and had put in my eight hours (I skipped lunch). I came home, started the laundry, started my chili, and took pics of my wreaths. I finished typing up the tags and will print them tomorrow at work and then take them to the shop.

I'm going to try to get a good pic of the scarf tonight for Queen and post it tomorrow. I have got to get a good camera soon. I found a deal on the one I want and think my mum is going to get it for me for x-mas. Yay!

Well, I'm off to read blogs and go check the chili and laundry. Then maybe I'll knit for a while. Tomorrow I'll post chili pics and possibly the recipe. mmmmmm....good! :-)


Monday, Monday...

So I finished my wreaths over the weekend. I also knitted another two sections on my halloween scarf. I think it is about halfway there. I put it on to see where it fell and I like it hanging at my knees so...I'm on the down slide with that! Yay! I may even get it finished before samhain! :-)

It was a very busy weekend! I had planned to make chili this weekend because the weather was just perfect chili making weather, but I was never home long enough to do it. I'll be leaving work today at 4 and I will go home and MAKE CHILI! (even though it is supposed to be 76 for a high) :-(

I have to put the tags on my wreaths and take them to the shop tomorrow. Then I really will be offically done with this batch. I already have some ideas simmering in my head about future wreaths, but they will have to wait for a little while. This week I have to get ready for a yard sale on Saturday at my SIL's. I need to get everything out and tagged.

Oh, I went to my brother and sil's on Saturday for a party for my brother (he turned the big 3-0!) and found that one of his so called friends had given him a puppy for his birthday! My brothers dog passed away last february and he and sil decided they weren't ready for another dog in the house (sil has one) and so had told this friend who wanted to sell him one that they weren't ready. So what does this friend do? Give him the puppy! I will say this...that puppy is absolutely adorable! I want one! He is a 6 week old pit bull and he is tan with a thin white stripe that goes all the way from between his eyes, down his face and under his chin to his belly. He is the sweetest thing! My brother's previous dog was a pit bull and he is really good with them. They came yesterday and picked up my old kennel that I used for my dog. They brought him with them and my beastie just loved the little one. He just sniffed at him and followed him around. It was great!

Okay, so I better go and get to work. I'll try to check in tonight.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ready for sleep...

I'm very tired tonight. I think the lack of sleep is starting to catch up with me. I went by the store this afternoon to get something for the wreaths and found a few other things that I needed. I ended up hanging out visiting with the clerk for over an hour. It was fun though.

I worked on wreaths tonight. I have 3 mini's done (with the exception of oils and charging under full moon), and 2 large ones. Both of the large ones are holiday related. I have to make up the herb bag and charge the wreath and the other one needs a few more decorations on it. It is a "traditional" halloween (traditional meaning hollywood, etc) wreath.

Enough about the wreaths...I'll take a few pics (lousy ones I'm sure) later and try to post them.

Today was not a good day. As I mentioned earlier today, "Trouble" was hinting all day about wanting to 'visit' after work. So when I left I headed home instead of running errands so that I could meet him. Anyway, I'm halfway home and I get an email saying he can't make's too late in the day. WTF? It was the same time as yesterday when he says he came by my house but I wasn't home yet.

I'm so angry about this situation. I'm angry at him, but I'm mostly angry at me for letting him control me. That is what he is doing...controlling me. So, I have decided it is time for him to leave. This situation has been going on for over four years and it is time for it to come to an end. I am going to start writing a spell and working on a ritual to end our relationship amicably and with no harm to either of us.

Oh me...I'm sleepy. I'm going to go to bed as soon as CSI is over.



The storm is a comin...

I just came back into the office from picking up lunch and can feel a storm on the horizon. I love storms. I think I've mentioned that before. I should go home and mow my yard, like I did last week, but I have several errands I need to run and many things that need to be done.

I worked on my knitting last night. I finished two more sections. I still don't know how long I'm going to make it, but it isn't there yet.

The work day has been going by pretty quickly for not having a lot to do. I've been out to two different sites and I think that makes the day go by faster. I only have two hours left before I can go home for the day. I'd love to take tomorrow off, there is so much to do at home that I could fill up the day, but I really don't have any days to spare right now. The migraine induced sick days have left me with very few sick days left and I certainly can't afford to take days off without pay. Ugh...

So, I'm going to go and see if there is something that I can work on in the office for the next two hours and then I'm outta this place! I want to get my errands run after work, but I'm also being tempted to partake of some fun with trouble... Let's or or work...hmmmm...

Oh well...I'll right of my escapades later tonight.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Time is not on my side...

This has been the longest day and it is only 10:30 in the morning!! I'm so tired and bored! I'm sitting at my desk falling asleep. I still haven't decided if I'm going to the event this afternoon. I really don't want to go, but I feel like if I don't I'll be penalized for it. My head is still hurting and if I don't go that is the reason I'm giving.

I don't think anyone in my office area will be staying behind, so I could watch a movie (Chocolat) and knit while passing the time. I was in early again this morning, so I get to leave early too. Yay!

Anyway, I'm off. I'm going to go step outside to get some fresh air and see if that will wake me up!



Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Now ... in Beta...

After putting in my last post, I found the blogger in beta switch button on my dashboard, so I switched! :-)

Everything went well. The only thing I had to do was tweak the photo in my about me section. I'm pretty happy so far. Everyone has been raving about it so much and I'm glad I've got it moved.

I still like my template, but I may look for something different later. Alright, now that this is done, I really am going to do some blog surfing...


Tired, but progress made...

I am very tired tonight. I haven't been sleeping well the last several nights and I think it is beginning to catch up with me. I did get a tiny bit of laundry (sheets and comforter) washed. I still have to go make the bed up. I worked on my wreaths tonight. I was able to get two mostly done. I need to pick up a few things to finish them and tomorrow I hope to get a few more done.

My head is still bothering me. I am hoping that it will slack off some soon. I still haven't called the specialist yet...I'm just not sure they can do anything to help me so I don't want to waste the money.

Today was an interesting day. "T" was very complimentary and attentive to me today. It makes me wonder what he wants. Isn't that sad? I wish I could trust him, but I just can't.

There has been no progress on the knitting front. I swear I'm going to get my halloween scarf finished before halloween. I am going to take my knitting with me to work tomorrow. There is a "team building" event at one of the supervisors house for the afternoon and if we don't go to that we have to stay at work. Either way I should be able to get some knitting done. If I don't go to the party, I'll more than likely be the only person in the office and should be able to knit. So I'm going prepared! I'm seriously pissed at this particular supervisor for some things that have been going on and I really don't want to go to the event.

Alright, I'm going to sign off and do a little blog surfing.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ants, Ants - There are everywhere...

I am so sick of ants. I have had them all summer and they just won't go away! I have used an entire bottle of poison on them and they just keep coming! I think I live on the Ant Hellmouth! I wish the cold would hurry up and get here so they would go dorment.

abcFamily has moved Gilmore Girls to 7 instead of 5 and now I'll get to get caught up on season 6. I haven't bought it yet, because I just can't justify the expense right now. I'll put it on my holiday wishlist and probably end up with it. Yay! I'm going to finish paying bills while I watch GG and Prison Break.

I want to work on wreaths, but I don't feel like dragging everything out to do it. I think I have finally figured out how to setup my work area so that stuff can stay organized and I don't have to work off my couch. But, I still have to actually set it up. I'm going to take down my daybed in the office and move it to the shed (it will be perfect out there when I fix up my room out there) and get a desk to use for my pc. That will free up my table for use as my work area for my crafts and such and also give me room to set up my sewing machine.

Anywho, I'm hoping to get that done in the next week or two. I'm waiting to see if I can get this desk from my mum, which depends on her getting a desk from her mum.

I've been giving some thought to the whole blog moving issue and have decided to wait to move this one to Blogger in Beta when they offer it to me. I am going to be setting up a site (on a blog I'm sure) for SpiritWitch Designs soon and will probably start that one on Blogger in Beta. I've heard good things about it from several blogs I read.

Well, gonna run now and get the rest of the bills paid. Hopefully I'll have some money left to get through the month.


Quiet for a monday...

So far this morning it has been pretty quiet at work. I've been listening to some Evanescence and I painted my fingernails. I didn't do much of anything last night except a few loads of laundry and I watch Walk the Line. That was a fabulous movie! Joaquin and Reese were excellent! If you haven't seen it I recommend you do.

So, all weekend I tried to prepare myself mentally for not having "T" around. And then, guess who shows up? He came in with an attitude and hasn't spoken to me yet. Which I suppose could be a good thing.

I need to get started on my wreaths tonight, after I finish paying bills. I have to have the wreaths finished by Thursday night so that I can charge them on Friday. This week looks to be pretty busy. I have to start getting things ready for a yard sale, make at least 3 or 4 wreaths, mow the yard, dinner on Friday night, library book sale and Grandmother duty and a class and my birthday party on Saturday and Sunday have dinner with friends. When am I going to have time to knit?? :-(

Anywho, I suppose I need to go and get some work done. I think I'm going to have to go buy the new Evanescence cd tomorrow when it comes out. I really like it. :-)


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy October!

I'm so happy that October is here. I love October. I think it is my favorite month. I was going to get my halloween stuff out today, but I didn't get it done. My head has been killing me and I had a row with my Grandmother this morning. So that put me in a fabulous mood. I'm finally home, having put away my groceries and had dinner. I've feed the kids and am not watching Batman Begins. I haven't done any knitting this weekend and I still have some bills to pay. I really need to get the bills paid tonight so I can mail them tomorrow.
Y'know, Liam Neeson is a good looking man. Oh, sorry, got distracted! :-)

I went to AC Moore today and got a lot of stuff on sale. Most of it is for my wreaths. I finally found a stamp that I can use as my logo. I've decided to work on starting a small business and I needed a logo for my tags and stuff. I'm calling it SpiritWitch Designs. What do you think? I'll sell the wreaths that I've posted pictures of on my blog before and I also have some other ideas in the works.

Alright, just wanted to say hello and Happy October. Hopefully the fall weather will return soon and I can really get down to enjoying fall.


Friday, September 29, 2006 eyes are so blurry...

Is it really 9:30? I swear I just started playing Sims 2 a few minutes ago (actually it was around 7). That game is very interesting. And very frustrating. I read the booklet that came with it and I still don't know what the heck I'm doing. It is going to take me awhile I think. I also must limit my playing time, because if I don't, I'll never get anything done. :-)

And what is the deal with the freaky language? The sim I was working with was cussing me out and I couldn't figure out what the heck they wanted. I think it was a tv or radio or something, but I couldn't find where to buy one.

This is going to take a while... :-)

Hee Hee...


It's Here, It's Here!!

My Sims 2 arrived today! Yay!!! I can't wait to get started!

I came home and harvested some oregano and chives. I've washed them and am drying them on a paper towel now. Later I will tie them up and hang them to dry. I checked on the tree parts that collapsed last night and they are hanging on my power and phone lines. I called the power company and they will send someone out within 10 days. If the power goes out or the lines drop low enough for someone to touch I call them back and they will send someone immediately. So, I'm parking in front of the house until the tree parts come down because I don't need any damage to my car. :-)

Okay, I'm going now to load Sims 2 on my pc and get started playing! Yay!!!


Sanity post...

The purpose of this post is twofold. One, to keep my sanity. Two, to keep me from making a big mistake. For almost two weeks now I've been ignored by the previously mentioned 'T' as if I don't exist at all. Then today, of course, he starts in acting all pleasant and flirty. He even hinted at wanting to hookup. Now, I find he is leaving out of town and doesn't even bother to tell me. I have no idea how long he will be gone. By his manner, he will be gone for some time, not just the weekend, but he didn't say goodbye or even tell me he was going anywhere. I'm so sick of his crap. I'm sick and tired of letting him control my emotions and thoughts. I wish there was a way to end this without undo drama or pain. But I don't know of one.

I can't just not see him, because, well... we work together. So, I see him at least 5 days a week and sometimes more than that. We work not only at the same location, but in the same office. His desk is across from mine and it is impossible to ignore him. I've had a therapist tell me a few years ago that I needed to quit my job. I told her there was no way that was happening, not because of him. In the past, I have quit various jobs because of relationships that went south. I know you should not mix work and play, but with this one, it just happened. There is no way we would ever end up together in a permanent relationship but I have almost eight years with this company and I'm not losing that.

I have known him for five years. We have been 'involved' for four of those years. I don't know how to end it without everything coming out. I'm sure, if things got ugly, he could get me fired. While I've been with the company longer, he has moved up much faster and is now in a very high ranking position, although not my supervisor. I repeat...I will not quit my job because of him.

So, here I sit, ranting and fussing, instead of emailing him and asking him what is going on. I learned a long time ago that he will do whatever the heck he wants and it doesn't matter what is important to me. Just as an example, when I had my surgery a while back, I was out of work for six weeks. Six weeks of being alone and being thisclose to a nervous breakdown. I could have used a friend. The entire time, I never heard from him. Yet he tells me we are friends and that he cares about me. He is so full of crap. When am I going to learn? Whatever lesson it is that we have to teach each other in this life, I wish we'd hurry up and get it over with. I'm too tired to go on much longer.

Sorry for the rant, but if I hadn't done this here, I would have made a fool of myself to him, yet again. And I just don't think I can stand to do that right now. The biggest problem, I fell in love with him. I fell in love before I knew all the facts. If I had known, I wouldn't have looked twice. But now I'm stuck and I can't seem to make my heart stop loving him.

Hmmm, maybe I should start looking for a job in Montana again...


Thursday, September 28, 2006

What a storm...

We just had a really great thunderstorm come through about an hour ago. It was so awesome! I love thunder storms and this was a great one. It got so dark really fast and the wind just picked up and howled. Lots of thunder, lightening and rain. Fabulous! :-)

Lucky for me, I came home and mowed my yard before the storm came. When I left work, I could smell the storm coming so I knew I had to get the yard mowed. I think I may try to knit some tonight on my scarf. I'm very tired though and would really like to sleep. :-)

I'm still having ant issues and therefore don't want to cook so I'm sitting here starving. I guess I could eat yogurt, but I'm not in the mood. :-(

Oh well, I'm off to do I don't know what... Have a great night! Oh I forgot that I checked UPS tracking about my Sims 2 game and it looks like it should be here tomorrow! YAY!!!!


Scarf progress...

Here is a picture of my progress on the halloween scarf. I think the colors show better in this picture than the other I have posted.

I'm very pleased with how it is going. I'm not really sure just how far along I am on it because I don't have any idea how long i want it to be. I've also been doing eye measurements on each section instead of actually measuring them. The last section of black that I did ended up being longer than the other sections have been. But I think it is still okay. It is just a little bigger and it still looks good. I just hope that I am able to finish it before halloween actually gets here. :-)

My health screening went about as I expected it to. I was absolutely starving by the time it was done and of course shoveled food in instead of taking my time and now I'm so full I can hardly stand it. I think my mum is coming over tonight to help me with an issue I'm having with a cc company. I'd like to get this resolved as I just don't have the patience to deal with them anymore, plus I really don't want them to keep putting bad things on my credit report.

Alright, I'm going to go do some work now. Toodles...


Back at work..

Not much to report today. I'm back at work even though my head is about to explode. I am also starving. I haven't had anything to eat and only water to drink today. We are having a health screening today and I signed up for it. So... I'm bored.

I might have more to write about later.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What season am I?

You Belong in Winter

Quiet, calm, and totally at peace...
You're happy to be at home, wrapped in a blanket, completely snowed in
Whether you're lighting a fire or having a snowball fight, you always feel best in the winter.
I'm home again. The migraine returned last night seeking revenge for some imagined slight. And this morning when I got up to let the dog out, I found ants in my sugar jar. I had just gotten new jars for flour, sugar, etc...and apparently they are not ant proof. :-(

So, I think I'm going to have to call the headache doctor tomorrow if my migraine is still here.

Oh, and here is a little rant that has been bothering me. Ever since my brother got married, my stepmother has taken to discussing plans that involve the whole family with just my sister in law. I am later informed of when the plans are and expected that I will just show up and not have a conflict. I'm also noticing this from my mom too. I don't know how to put a stop to it.

Just yesterday I was told when my brother's birthday dinners would be. I happen to have a conflict for the one with my dad. They said, "well, we'll miss you." WTF? I realize that I'm single and they are all married. I realize that they all have tons of friends and commitments and that I don't. It doesn't mean that I can just drop everything and show up. And it pisses me off that my time or conflicts are not even considered. I'm really about to tell them all to kiss my a** and disown them all. I hardly ever see any of them anyway.

Alright, well I'm going to drop the rant now. I'm just not sure what to do about the situation.

On happier news, I did make some progress on the halloween scarf. It seems to be coming along nicely. Anywho, I'm going to go lay back down and rest. I just don't know what to do about my head.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I went all the way to Wally World on my lunch break to purchase Sims 2 because they had it 10 dollars cheaper than anywhere else according to their website. I get to the store and find that it is actually 10 dollars more than the website lists. I spend 20 minutes trying to get a sales clerk to help me so I can find out if they will honor the price on the website. I was told that it would be cheaper to buy it off the web.

So...I'm back at work...sad...but I have gone online and ordered it for 10 dollars less than what I would pay anywhere else and it should be here next week. sniff sniff...



Regarding the title of previous post...

...I forgot to mention it. Well, see I couldn't think of a title, so I looked on my desk for something to title it and lo and behold there was a butterfinger candy bar...Well...I love butterfinger candy bars. I think they are my favorites! So, I titled the post, butterfingers...and then forgot to mention it. :-)

Wow, this is a really stupid post...but I'm feeling silly today. Guess what? My head barely hurts right now! YAY!!! I'm so happy! I don't know how long this will last but I'm going to enjoy my first day in fourteen days with out a major migraine! :-)

So, last knitting. I did tweak my blog a little (added some more blinkies, have I mentioned I love blinkies?) and have been thinking about wreaths for this moon. I've decided to make one for my office, probably a peace and tranquility, to promote calmness. :-) I'm also definitely doing at least one for samhain and maybe a 'spooky' halloween themed one.

I watched Prison Break and was pretty disappointed. I thought this was one of the worst episodes I'd seen. I also watched Vanished, but I missed a few episodes and am very behind on it. Then I went to bed. I tried to read, but got maybe three pages in before I crashed. I was at work this morning at 6:50am and will leave at 4 today. I am hoping to go to Wally World at lunch to get Sims 2. I had a little windfall come in and can afford to spend a little dough. It is cheaper there than anywhere else I've seen it. I'm really excited to try it. I've decided to just get Sims 2 and learn how to use it and then once I'm used to it I'll get Makin Magic (which is the whole reason I wanted it to begin with.) I might even ask for MM for xmas. I'm only asking for a camera and so maybe I can ask for this too. I'll add it to my wish list!

So, just a few more days until October! Happy Happy Joy Joy! I get to bring out all my halloween stuff in October. I refuse to put it out before then. Of course, some of my stuff that most people consider to be halloween decorations are year round things for me. But...I'm freaky that way. :-)

I'm going to get back to work now.

Monday, September 25, 2006


I get to take my doggie to the vet in an hour to get his stitches out of his ear. Yay! This is also good because it means I get to go home early today! Yay! I am planning to bring him by the office to show him off though. :-)

I saw the Buffy test on another blog and since I am a BIG fan of Buffy I thought I should take the test. I can't believe I'm Glory. Ugh! that I think about it...I can kind of see it.

I hate that the words don't show up well in the post. I have no idea how to change it to make it show. I'm still searching for a new skin/template for my blog. Manic recommened the site that she got her template from which is the site that I found my current template. There was one or two others there that I liked, but I just haven't found the one that speaks to me. I think my multiple personality issue causes me to want to change things constantly. I rearrange furniture in my rooms at home at least every six months, sometimes more often.

Anywho, lots of nothing today at work. It has been very quiet and that is a good thing, because I think I'm dying. I'm wondering if there isn't a blocked blood vessel or a tumor or something in the back of my skull that is causing the pain. I think I'm going to have to call the doctor. Tomorrow will be day 14 of the severe constant migraine.

So, I get to leave now in 30 minutes!

I need to start thinking about new wreaths to make this moon. I have a few ideas, but have not perfected them. I also want to get my work area more established. I'd like to be able to start on them in the next day or two. When I took in my last batch there were 8 at the store. I am not sure how many I should make. I don't have to take them all at once. I could make them and have them ready and have the owner call me when she needs some more.
Also, on the list of things to do, is get my garden prepped for the fall planting. I'm hoping to plant garlic and collards. I'm not sure what other cold weather things can be planted, but I know I want to plant at least that. I'm still getting bell peppers, tomatoes, habaneros and jalapenos out of the garden. (I picked some last night) and am running out of room in the freezer.

There is also the task of getting ready for a yard sale in a few weeks. My SIL is having one and I hope to participate since I was planning to do one also. I have lots of things already in a container to go in a yard sale, but I'll have to tag them all and I have many other containers of stuff to go through. Ugh...what a chore!

Okay, it is now 25 minutes before I get to leave. I suppose I should do some actual work today.


Buffy test


54% amorality, 81% passion, 54% spirituality, 45% selflessness

You probably have a complicated, multi-faceted personality. Kind of like Glory-Ben-Glorificus.

Passionate and driven with a spiritual side that comes out at times, a healthy taste for the finer things in life and a willingness to do what's necessary to achieve your ends. You're assertive and have no problems standing up for yourself.
And, push come to shove, you're the closest anyone's ever come to straight-up beating the Slayer and her gang.


If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback! Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in the following:

Nerds, Geeks & Dorks

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality



My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on morality
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You scored higher than 99% on repose
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You scored higher than 99% on spirituality
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You scored higher than 99% on selflessness

Link: The 4-Variable Buffy Personality Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Am I strong enough?

There is an old saying that the gods only give you what you can handle. I suppose that means that all the things they pile on, the crap, is only what you can deal with. Well, I think I've hit my limit. Over the past three days I have been bombarded with things that I really don't handle well at all. I thought after yesterdays breakdown, that I'd be okay. I thought the pain would recede until Thanksgiving. But, this morning I come into work, and get slammed again.

I just don't think I can take it anymore. Between that and the never-ending migraine, that I swear is a tumor just waiting to explode in my skull, I think I'm going to have a psychotic break. I know I don't give a lot of detail here on this blog about my "issue." I can't even recall if I've ever said directly what the deal is. I still can't decide if I want to or not. Let's just say it has to do with my goals in life and no longer having the option of fulfilling them.

Anywho, I'm going to have to go now and get back to work. Or at least pretend that I am doing something productive. I don't forsee today being a good day at all.

I didn't get any knitting done last night because it was, yet again, nine thousand degrees in my house. I swear I could feel my skin burning. Plus I have leather furniture in the living room and leather and heat do not go together. I think I may still have some of the leather stuck to my back! :-)

Alright...I gotta go... I'll try to blog tonight after Prison Break and maybe I can get some knitting done. I am going to leave you with a picture of my latest halloween decoration...although in my house it is always halloween so this will get hung and stay up year round...although I am thinking of taking it to work... can't decide!

Isn't it cute!?!


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Happy Mabon

I had hoped to post earlier to wish everyone a Happy Mabon. However, I got delayed. I never even had a chance to do ritual today. It was a beautiful day, but very warm and now the house is hotter than hades. I'm sitting here trying to cool off and watching Wedding Crashers. These guys are nuts.

It's too hot to knit. I'm just hoping to stay awake through the movie and then hit the bed.

I have to be at my mum's early tomorrow. The family is coming down for birthday celebrations tomorrow. I just hope the thunderstorms that are forecast don't come until everyone is home. I hope I have some energy left after they leave, those kids will wear me out!


Friday, September 22, 2006


I am very frustrated and confused right now. My friend, who I refer to as 'T' here, is pushing me away again. I'm not sure why I'm surprised or upset by this. It isn't like it is the first time he's done this. He goes through phases where he seems to really care about me and is there for me if I need him, but then he does what he is doing now. He ignores me. He doesn't answer phone messages or emails. I've asked him twice this week if he wanted to talk, because he seems very down, and he hasn't said a word to me.

I don't know what I expect from him. I don't know why I expect anything. He certainly isn't going to give it.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Some progress on the scarf...

I was able to make some progress on the halloweeny scarf. I don't have any pictures but I'll take some after my next round. I now have 6 and 1/2 sections. I ended up watching CSI instead of Grey's Anatomy. I've only seen maybe 2 episodes of GA and wasn't sure I'd be up for it. CSI was okay, not as good as I thought it would be, until the end. I think they should have gone with that as their season opener instead of a teaser for next week.

I spent most of today searching for a new blog template. (Yes, I did this while at work, it was a slow day.) I can't seem to find what I want. I found a few I like, but not just what I want. I think I'll have to add learing how to design webpages to my long list of things I want to do. I am going to keep looking, but I may end up changing it this weekend. I think one of my other personalities wants a different look! :-)

Anywho, I think I'm going to head to bed. Maybe if I can get some sleep it will help with everything.


I'm not converting...

A co-worker/friend of mine just took me to an empty room and did a laying on of hands on my head and prayed for God to take my migraines "in Jesus name, amen." She told me before she started she didn't care what I thought of it, she was tired of seeing me in so much pain and wanted to help. She knows I'm a witch (I proudly wear my pentacle for everyone to see) and thinks I'm "confused", but respects my decisions enough to not push the issue.

I stood there while she prayed, and prayed, and prayed (not to herself, but out loud). I stood there thinking, yeah right, and then a tiny part of me was thinking, Please let this work!

Well, migraine is still here. I don't know if it was supposed to immediately go away or not.

Even if it does work, I'm not converting my faith... :-)



This is getting ridiculous! I have now had this same migraine for 9 days. 9 DAYS!! How retarted is that? I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm not sure how much more I can take.

I'm also ill with my blog. I tried to add more links to the Blogs I Read section and it screwed up the entire blog. I can't figure out how to expand that section. I'm so frustrated I'm thinking of finding a new template. But I really like the one I have. :-(

I didn't get any knitting done last night. I had wanted to, but I just coulldn't get up the energy. I ended up laying on the sofa watching tv all night. The new show Jericho looks interesting. And I loved Kidnapped. Jeremy Sisto is awesome and I've always liked Timothy Hutton and Delroy Lindo. I think that show is pretty good. It kind of reminded me of the movie "Man on Fire." (A little.)

Anyway, I'm at work, wishing I was at home in bed. I arrived at work at 6:45 this morning, but couldn't get in the building until 7. :-(

Alright, I'm going to go bang my head in a wall or something for a while to see if the pain will let up.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

halloweeny scarf progress...

Here is the progress on the halloweeny scarf. I'm pretty pleased with it so far although there are some things that wish I knew better. I'm not sure how long I want it to be so I don't know how long it will take me to finish it. I was able to get two and a half sections done last night. Of course, I pretty much knitted all night.

My head is feeling a little better although there is a sharp pain in the right temple now. So, I'm thinking about doing a little knitting tonight. I just don't have the energy to work in the garden, which I desperately need to do.

Wedding Crashers comes on HBO tonight and I haven't seen it yet, so I think I might watch that while I knit. Although, I may just go to bed early. I've been getting to work so early that I've been able to leave early every day this week. I really kind of like it. I get there before anyone else, so it is quiet and I can have some alone time to get things done. Then I get home earlier and that will help with getting stuff done around the house. Well, it should help with getting stuff done around the house, if I can ever get rid of the migraines.

Okay, enough whining...I'm off to knit or sleep, whichever seems more fun...


M is for.... you guessed it...

I have another horrible migraine today. My vision is blurry and I'm having trouble breathing. But I'm at work. I'll be damned if I miss another day of work because of these stupid migraines. I have less than two hours to go before I can go home. I was at work at 7 this morning and I intend to leave at 4. I had hoped to work in the garden a little this evening, but right now I think it will be bed time when I get home.

I'm happy with the progress on my halloweeny scarf. The photo I have doesn't really show the color well, but it is beautiful! For some reason I can't seem to upload photos to blogger from work. I'll post tonight when I get home.

I found another scarf that I want to knit. It is Patons Bohemian Loopy Knit Scarf. I'm not sure I understand the last part of the instructions, but I'd be willing to give it a try.

Well, I guess I'll go and try to fake my way through the next hour and a half. At least I can listen to music in my earphones to cover the sound of the jackhammer working right outside our building. They are adding a ramp to one of our outer doors and the sound of the jackhammer is about to kill me. I can feel my pulse pounding to the beat of the jackhammer. Ugh...