Monday, December 11, 2006
In more serious news, I have one final exam down and three to go. Today is the last official day of regular classes, and I couldn't be happier. This semester has really pushed me to my breaking point. As I always, I realized that I need to be more organized so I can use my time more efficiently. I also need to be more realsitc about my course load. But it seems like I've been defeated, somehow.
Well more from the trenches later. I also have a huge pile of Xmas knitting to finish. I need a few more hours in each day, but then don't we all.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
You are the World
Completion, Good Reward.
The World is the final card of the Major Arcana, and as such represents saturnian energies, time, and completion.
The World card pictures a dancer in a Yoni (sometimes made of laurel leaves). The Yoni symbolizes the great Mother, the cervix through which everything is born, and also the doorway to the next life after death. It is indicative of a complete circle. Everything is finally coming together, successfully and at last. You will get that Ph.D. you've been working for years to complete, graduate at long last, marry after a long engagement, or finish that huge project. This card is not for little ends, but for big ones, important ones, ones that come with well earned cheers and acknowledgements. Your hard work, knowledge, wisdom, patience, etc, will absolutely pay-off; you've done everything right.
What Tarot Card are You?
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
What Color is Your Brain?
At work or in school: I like set routines and organized ways of doing thingsl rules and directions are a great help to me. I prefer to stay on one topic at a time. I need to know what is expected of me, and I always want to know if I am on the right track. I like subjects that are useful and traditional, such as business, accounting, history and government.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Back to present day, so here we are, the munchkin tired of her stroller and me, completely blissed out, waiting for Rudy, the man the myth the legend to show up. And he did. And he signed a picture to the munchkin, a helmet for me, took pictures with us, and when we showed up 20 minutes later with said pictures in hand, he signed those too. He was impressed with our ingenuity. My husband is a ventern when it comes to the sports-autograph session.
As if the day couldn't get any better, we stopped at our favorite restaurant in Shipshawana for fried chicken and pie. And I knit an entire sock leg in the car (once the sun woke up of course.) speakign of the esock, I really like the two circular needle method. I'm making a pair for my grandpa to try it out and it really is faster. (pictures to come) I'm also workign on a a pair of cascadign leaves socks (IK pattern) for myself in a Knitpicks palette colorway fawn, It reminds me of squash, sort of butternut, very fall. I can't wait until they're done.
Also, in school related news, i can breathe a little easier. Analytical Chemistry one of my nightmare classes, is going pretty well. I'm hitting my numbers and getting A's on my lab. Thank God! Truly, my prof had me so worried about his grading system that I've been wakign up and bolting upright in the night. Poor husband, I've really got him spooked. Well, off to bed.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I wanted to post a big messy photo, but my munchkin would not do it. She did get frosting on her face, but she mostly ate the cake. It was chocolate after all. And here she is on her pony, becuase in the words of her Godmother: Every little girl needs a pony. Thanks Athenae!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Happy birthday to the Munchkin! She is one year old today. I knew I would be excited but I didn't expect to be quite so emotional. Now I understand why my mother gets upset if I don't call her on my birthday. It's not just my birthday but a very special day for her as well. I've been talking to the munchkin all morning, telling her about what this day was like last year and about how much I love her. Of course she just wants to tear apart the garbage and chew on pens, her usual. But I'm swimming in a pool of happy memories. So happy birthday to my baby, who has grown so much!
Friday, July 21, 2006
I'm so happy to free to sew and knit. In fact I need to finish some items before our vacation in August. Look out San Francisco here I come!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The munchkin took her first steps on her own today. I was so excited I actually jumped up and down. Which made her laugh and clap her hands. My husband even rushed hoem to see if she would walk for him. Of course the minute we got the video camera out, she refused to try anymore. But what a day. Seh did it, she really did it!
In other news, I finished an afghan for my sister's b-day. It's the Lion Brand 4 hour afghan. now it took me longer than four hours, but it was pretyt speedy. But then what do you expect from a size Q crichet hook. I didn't know they came that big.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The moral of my convoluted story.... One step forward, one back (sometimes two, but I'm trying to be positive). Now I'm off to work through equilibrium problems and trig functions. Such fun, I can hardly wait!
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
|Your Dosha is Pitta|
You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.
You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.
Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.
But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.
With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you
In love: You are picky but passionate
To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
I was in Chicago last weekend, and saw Wicked. Thanks Athenae, for an amazing weekend. then back to he grind (aka summer school). I'm almost done with pre-calculus algebra. Then, in two weeks I move on to trig and the sceond half of my Intro to Chemsitry. And then I will be back on track, and all made up for the maternity leave.
I've also been wriiting a lot and just baout ready to send a few pieces out, to contests. Big deep breathe. this is so scary for me. I expect to be rejected but I don't like it all the same.
My garden is starting to fill in. I finally got my roses this year. And I've started working on the Xmas knitting. As my french teacher used to say "There's no rest for the wicked and righteous don't need it." I'm not sure which one I am......
Monday, April 17, 2006
We had a great Easter weekend! The munchkin's god parents came out, and we ate and drank and were very merry. The weather was great. Best part is that I cooked for an army (it's genetic) so this week I don't have to cook, just warm. I hope you all had a great weekend, whatever your creed or location.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Reach out a hand, and grab the book that is closest to you. Turn to page 231, or pick a page at random if the book isn't that long. Locate the first sentence of the last paragraph on that page.
- Type the sentence here: "Bravo," said Mr. Gardiner.
- Does the sentence make sense out of context? This doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's obivously a happy exclamation.
- Does reading the sentence make you want to read the rest of the book? Why or why not? Yes, actually, even though it's a short setnence I want to know what's going on. Why is Mr. Gardiner happy? Is anyone else happy?
Monday, April 10, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
This week's questions were suggested by Kim.
- Do you have a favorite character(s)? I adore Elizabeth Bennet.
- What book/author is he/she/it from? She's from Pride and Prejudice. Austen is my favorite author.
- Why do you like this person--what is it about the way he/she was written that drew you to them? I love the contrast between Lizzie and her family. She has silly sisters, and a lunatic mother. But she is smart and proud, and not afraid to be who she is. I love that in a heroine.
- Is there something more you would like the author to tell you about them? After reading and rereading the novel many times, I feel as though Lizzie is a dear friend. Like most of my favorite books, I wish it hadn't ended. And there has been a rash of sequels to Pride and Prejudice, but I have yet to find one, though I own many versions, that I like as my as the original. If you're interested, the best I've found so far is called "Mr. Darcy's Daughters" by Elizabet Aston.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Pick one of your favorite authors. Donna Tarte
- What are some of your favorite books by this author The Secret History
- Why do you like this author? She has an amazing vocabulary, and a very classical style. Reading her is almost like reading Austen, another favorite.
- Have you read everything by this author? Why or why not? So far she only has two novels, so yes. But I read them backwards, not that they are sequential.
Friday, March 17, 2006
I've come away from my sister's wedding with a little wisdom. Yes I hate sewing items with a lining, and yes satin is not on my favorites list, but I do like to sew. I'm thinking the munchkin may need some cute summer clothes. I love the tanks that button in the back over little bloomer type shorts, or maybe some cute sun dresses. Hmmmmm, I may just have to go to JoAnn's.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
| You scored as Marianne Dashwood. Most girls can relate with Marianne on a more personal level than some of Austen's other characters. She represents the emotional longings and struggles that seem to attack and bless us at the same time. Loyal to a fault, passionate for experience and life, and a bit over-emotional, Marianne matures and grows (making her so beloved).|
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Monday, March 13, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
- How many books do you usually take with you on vacation? Too many? Too few? Do you still have room to pack clothes? Iusuallt shove two into my knitting bag, but I spend too much time talking and rarely finish both.
- What kind of books do you read on vacation? I usually have a stack of long awaited books that I turn to. I like to savor something that I've ben waitting for.
- Do you read the same kind of books when you're on vacation as when you're at home? I usually do read the same types of stuff. But if I'm hitting a beach I try to pick a mass market paperback, so I don't feel bad if it's gets sandy or wet.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
This week's questions brought to you by Deb, reader extraordinaire. Thank you, Deb.
- Do you lend your books to other people? Yes, in fact thats how I've made a lot of firends, by exchanging books.
- If so, do you get them back? Most of the time.
- What do you do if they're not returned? Send the police? Stop speaking to the borrower? Storm the house and take them back? Most of the time, I've already stopped talking to the person in question. That's probably why I don't get them back.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
1. Do shoulderstand
2. Do King Pigeon
3. Do headstand
4. Knit a sweater for myself (Eris?)
5. Lose 20 pounds
6. Make a perfect cheese souffle
7. Finish my herb garden (tea garden)
8. Set up my cutting garden
9. Lower my cholesterol
10. Finish NANOWRIMO
11. Enter 3 writing contests
12. Join the church choir
13. Do the Cropwalk
14. Get more Blog savvy
15. Make 12 items for the Ocoze Huyaku Project
16. Set up a recycling center in the garage
17. Increase my tomato crop
18. Get through "Cracking the coconut"
19. Get through my French country cookbook
20. Finish Zoe's baby book
21. Put up the outdoor Xmas lights
22. Read Wuthering Heights
23. Read Swann's Way
24. Watch more hockey
25. Read Anna Karinina
26. read Madame Bovary
27. Master Whole grain bread
28. Use up the farmer's cheese in my freezer (there's tons)
29. Get Zoe into a real routine
30. Go to the farmer's market more often
And as if 30 weren't enough, I'll be conquering my fear of Math this year. By Xmas I have to get through at least one semester of calculus. Lord help me.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This is a scarf for my MIL , but the yardage isn't right for the pattern, so it's about to be ripped out. The picture isn't very good, because there is a pattern and a row of bobbles on the end. Of course due to the nature of bright variegated chenille, the pattern isn't very obvious in person either. But MIL likes it an she paid for the yarn so...
This is Petrol otherwise known as DH's xmas present. But I found out that some of my measurements were off, so I have more to do before I finish, including ripping out the CO edge to continue up the back. I could kick myself, so that too has gone to the side for a night or two.
This is actually just Lion Brand Homespun that I had left over. But the gauge works for the new cover sweater, and I love ballet wraps....
But here is something exciting: my first toe up sock (first successful one). And now that I got my provisional stitches untwisted, I love this method. Now I have 'take with me knitting" which is a must.
And finally this is Koigu I forgot I had, so Clapotis here I come! Except that I'm trying to hold out until the vest is done. I don't want DH's head to explode. Anyone else running in multile directions?