Friday, November 28, 2008

Inner Pin-Up

I saw this quiz over at Rapunzel's and was curious to see what mine would be. Hm... never would have guessed this would be the answer...

You Are Marilyn Monroe

A classic tortured beauty

You're the dream girl of many men

Yet they never seem to treat you right


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a new one for me. Thanksgiving is here and I am at home, all by myself, enjoying the fire, and season 1 of the Gilmore Girls. We aren't having our family gathering until Saturday so I get to enjoy two days of no work. Yay!

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a great day. If Thanksgiving is not on your list of holidays, I hope you have a great Thursday!


Friday, November 21, 2008

knit update

I've been working diligently on second socks. This is my second pair of socks, I started last year after I took the sock class, but had trouble remembering what to do and so put them away. Last week I started the sock class again and each night have been working on the socks.

Here is where I stand now...

I completed sock 1 and started sock 2. I'm so excited. It seems so much easier than it was last year. I think that somewhere in the dregs of my brain, the memories from last year's class are coming back and so it all is very familiar when I read the pattern and work it.

Hopefully with a few days of cold mountain air, I'll be sitting by the fire watching football, basketball and knitting. Maybe even get my sock 2 to the toe position for last class on Tuesday night. :-)

Oh, if you'd like to read about the surprise I had this morning, come visit me here.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Moon, yarn, roots...

After reading this post by Ivoryhut on The Pioneer Woman I was inspired to take a few photos of the moon. I've taken moon shots before and they generally come our something like this:

Now, however, after playing with my camera - believe me I have NO idea what I did, just messed with the buttons because a lot of what she wrote is currently way over my head - this weekend I was able to get a photo like this:

I'm much happier with the second photo than I am with the first. I think I'm going to have to go back and read all the photography posts that Ree has had on her site. They really know what they are doing and I think I could learn a lot from them.

In knitting news, I've finished the ribbing on second sock started over and will work on turning the heel tonight. Yay! I'll try to get a photo up later.

Oh, I've been working on my Hoodoo course homework. Only have 3 more to do (well 2 really) and then I can mail in my homework and hopefully pass so I can be a certified Hoodoo Rootworker. :-)


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Sky

It has been a long time since I've done a Saturday Sky post. I thought it was time to start again.

The weather here has been strange all day. Strong winds, this morning rainy and sunny with clouds flying by so fast it makes me wonder where they are hurrying off to, or are they running from something?

I had thought of going to the lake house this afternoon to spend a few days. We haven't been up in a while and we need to, to settle it in for winter. One of the reasons we didn't go was because I had a bridal shower to attend today which would have set us to leaving late afternoon. Neither mum nor I felt like driving up the mountain in the dark so we postponed until next weekend, when we can have an earlier start to the day.

After seeing the weather forecast for the lake this morning, I'm very sorry we didn't go.

I would love to see the snow.


Friday, November 14, 2008

a nice walk on a cool day

On Tuesday, I met a couple of friends and we went for a nice long walk in the cool fall air. These are some of the things that caught my eye...

Just thought I'd share...


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I've been tagged...

Pandora tagged me for the 6 things meme...

Here are the rules:

  • Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Write 6 random things about yourself.
  • Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
  • Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

And now, six random things about me.

  1. I am Type2 Diabetic.
  2. I have an obsession with all things Welsh.
  3. I have a very prominent scar on my right hand from where I tried to put a butcher knife through a concrete wall about 15 years ago.
  4. I have episodes of agoraphobia.
  5. I have a strange connection with the dead. Yes, I see dead people and no, I'm not joking.
  6. Sometimes, babies make me cry.
I'm going to tag;

Ms. Knitsburgh
Farmgirl Susan