Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Checking my e-mail this evening, I noticed that I have been tagged. We all know my thoughts on chain letters, etc. I don't forward chains and am probably cursed for eleventy million years. That said, I won't actually tag anyone, but would love for you to tell me if you decide to 'get tagged'.

I was tagged by Neeley Notes and asked to list 10 weird things about me. My problem is how can I narrow it down? Here goes:

  1. I can make one eye cross at a time (left or right, I'm an equal opportunity eye crosser).
  2. I knit a womb for a friend who needed a laugh. I made the cadillac version and included a squeaker for added effect.
  3. I love Guitar Hero (80's version of course!)
  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to knit.
  5. I teach kindergarten (not so much me being weird, but they can say some pretty weird things)
  6. My son thinks I'm completely normal.
  7. A fun evening with my hubby is when we are in charge of the score clock and book at wrestling tournaments.
  8. I have a cat named "Bonkers"
  9. I have a dog named after my hubby's favorite beer.
  10. I think everything about me is completely normal (considering I don't know the definition of the word).
So, tag, you're it...but only if you want to be, no pressure.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Oh Honestly!

Seriously, what year would I have had to been born in to actually enjoy this era? I could be my grandmother!

You Belong in 1958

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What did I just say?

I had to call several members of my family recently. I can't believe I said it. It's something I wasn't prepared to say to my 5 year-old son. It just came out.... Are you ready? Are you sitting down? You'd better...

Here goes.....

"Don't put Play-Doh in the toaster, again."

I wasn't mad. He told me he was trying to dry it out faster. I completely understand. It makes total sense. He's pretty clever in fact. I just can't believe it did it! I called my hubby who is in D.C. at the moment to tell him it ranks up there with the time he was two and put plastic spoons in the VCR. I'm so proud.

On a side note....Did you know that white toasted Play-Doh resembles a toasted marshmallow? Seriously, it does.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tips for Taking Care of a Newborn

In honor of my new niece being born early this morning, here are just a few tips for first time parents/child care providers.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Birthday Haul

My hubby and son decided to take me to Omaha for my birthday. Hubby, on his own, looked up the names of the yarn shops in Omaha and took me to browse/purchase on my special day! What a treat. In turn, I mentioned we should swing by the Quest Center to catch some State Wrestling action. All of us had a happy day.
entire purchase

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Type: 100% Merino Wool
Weight: 50g/175yds
Color: Painted Rocks

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Type: 100% Merino Wool
Weight: 50g/175yds
Color: Sonora in Bloom

Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa - 127 Print
Type: 100% Wool
Weight: 50g/93yds
Color: Black Multi Nice multi huh?

Yarn: Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sock
Type: 80% Superwash Wool 20% Nylon
Weight: 215yds
Color: Flamingo Stripe

Thursday, February 14, 2008

It pays to respond to tags...

Ok, I was tagged and put the previous post online as a result but required zero participation (didn't want to seem pushy). Well, my OC tendencies have finally paid off people! My dad read the post, noticed I liked his cinnamon bread and is making me 2 LOAVES! Honestly, this is turning out to be a great day.

On another note, did I mention to anyone that I like cash and fabulous yarn as well? Just curious...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Four Things About Me

Four Jobs I Have Had
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Advertising Rep.
  • Web Designer
  • Ice Cream Shop Employee
Four Movies to Watch Over and Over
  • The Wedding Date
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Harry Potter (take your pick)
  • Pride & Prejudice
Four Books I Have Read Over and Over
  • Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum Novels)
  • Janet Evanovich (Full Bloom Series)
  • Harry Potter (all books)
  • Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type (one of my son's favorites)
Four Places I have Lived
  • dorm
  • apartment
  • house
  • for a brief summer when I was young, an oogie trailer
Four Shows I Watch
  • Boston Legal
  • Ghost Hunters
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Family Guy
Four Places I Have Visited
  • Missoula, MT
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Anchorage, AK
Four People Who E-mail Me
  • hubby
  • mom
  • sister
  • a student's parents (very funny to correspond with)
Four Favorite Things to Eat
  • my sister's salsa
  • my sister's jalapeno jelly
  • dad's cinnamon bread
  • hubby's cashew-less chicken and rice
Four Places I Would Rather Be
  • yarn store
  • Missoula, MT
  • on vacation
  • fabric store
Four Things I Look Forward to This Year
  • meeting my soon-to-be niece
  • my son finishing his first year of school
  • going on vacation with my family
  • spending my first summer NOT working
I am supposed to tag four of you but I don't like that kind of pressure, so respond if you want, but don't feel guilty if you just read mine.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Don't worry, it won't bite

This is a snake that my brother-in-law wanted me to make for my future niece. Secretly, I think he's the one that really wanted it. I hope he likes it. Sorry about the background, I just really wanted to post it as soon as I could. I figured the excitement of it all would put lil' sis into labor. (tee-hee)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gifts for my niece

The below items are for my soon-to-be niece. My sister loves (and I mean LOVES) toys from our youth. I found these 'babies' at the local antique mall. How sad that I'm finding toys from my youth at an ANTIQUE mall. I really don't think I'm antique....yet.
my three purchases
jingly rolley-bell sounding thingy
out of focus telephone WITH eye movement (Youth readers, if you are confused as to what that big round thing is on top of the phone, it's part of what was once called a 'rotary phone'. Sorry kiddos, no text messaging here.)
Sesame Street record player. There are supposed to be five records. I could only find four. One of the green I'm thinking should be yellow and there is a missing blue. I guess she'll have to learn to live with disappointment. Sorry kiddo, I did my best.
somewhat odd looking teddy bear
close up of odd looking teddy bear

Kitty Fabric

My Aunt Judi won some fabric and thought I might like it. She was right. Definitely different that what I would purchase, but I think it will be fun to work with it. I'm always up for a challenge.The fabrics on the right are what Judi sent me. The fabrics on the left are what I purchased to accompany them.The top three fabrics were purchased at Joann Fabric and Crafts and the bottom two fat quarters were purchased at the Cosmic Cow, my new FAVORITE fabric shop. (Incidently, Cosmic Cow is also the name of the cartoon character Henry Rush created in the television show "All in the Family". Just a bit of trivia.)

New Fabrics

In the past two days, I have been to four fabric stores. I have really been drawn to browns, greens, and salmons lately. Surprisingly, I'm impressed with how well they go together. You've gotta love blended families!Purchased at Joann Fabric & Crafts.
Purchased at The Quilted Kitty.
Purchased at The Calico House.
One big happy family
I'm not sure if I like the purples mixed in the group. I'll have to think about that one.