Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eekers Bleekers

I had a card reading last night. I haven’t had one for a while because my reader was traveling. I had great cards! There is something strong about an unexpected love that will be everything I ever wanted. I can only wish. That wasn’t even my wish this time. It had been in the past because I was in a “I’m getting older, I don’t want to be alone” phase, but now I am in a “I just want to be happy with myself, love can come or not, I am okay with it” phase. So my wish was something unrelated to love of another and more to do with love of myself. The Justice card came up with every pass. There was something underlying about courts. Perhaps a JP wedding? I don’t know. I also need to let go of the past. I think I am starting to do that though, so I will just pay extra attention to continuing. There was mention that I will have a great time on a trip. How appropriate, because I leave Sunday for D.C.! So that was great. I should mention that I give no information until after the cards are read. I don’t offer anything that will “influence” the cards/interpretation. It was fun. I killed my entire night, but it was fun.

This is a super busy week for me. Last night I had my reading, today after work I have to go to the dentist (that is the suckiest thing this week!), then to WalMart to pick up some essentials for the trip. Wednesday I have a massage after work. I think I have Thursday evening free, which means I will have to start packing. Friday will be more packing and cleaning. Saturday afternoon I get a manicure and finalize my bags and instructions for the babysitter. The boys were going to go to the spa, but the beauty technician quit and so now they are going to stay home and they will have to go to a different beautician when we get back. Their crazy aunt is staying with them. They will just love that. I think she is bringing Jake. I am in flux about the DVR. I don’t know if I should make a temporary move to the back television and leave the living room television free for her viewing or what. I can only imagine that I will come home to no recorded shows. That would suck because SYTYCD does not repeat and I am planning to fill my evenings with fun, not sitting in a hotel room watching television!

On the knitting front…I am stumped! I have tried to find a great dishcloth pattern to knit up with no luck. I mean there are great patterns, but I am just not into them. I have been trying to use my Aztec yarn that I got. I finally just made some mug rugs. I don’t like the yarn as much as I did when I saw it online. I am not into the southwestern flare. So, note to my purchasing database, no more Aztec! I spent about 45 minutes the other night looking for my project bag and finally my mom found it for me. I can’t figure out what to start next, so I am going to work on the fingerless gloves that I started in January. Yes, I haven’t picked them up since February. But now that I have my pedi socks, I want to have my fgless gloves. My goal is to have glove one done by July 31st. It should be a good project to work on…I kind of like cabeling.

On the reading front…I gave up on Nights in Rodanthe. Nicholas Sparks is not the writer for me. I just couldn’t get into it. I also tried another PD James book and it was too wordy for me. So I took it back to the library and now I am reading Immoral by Brian Freeman. I would love to finish it up by Saturday and take Twilight and maybe The Possession on the trip. I picked up a couple Books on CD to put on my MP3 player to listen to while knitting. The movie on the plane doesn’t look so hot.

I am in flux on weight too. I was where I had trouble getting to and stayed there or below for a couple of days and today I was back up. I have to get strict again. I may have ate out too much this weekend. I think tonight I will just have cauliflower and maybe salmon.
I am gearing up for Season 2 of America’s Best Dance Crew. I am totally turned off by the boy bander group though and they haven’t even started the competition yet!

I bought a television for the garage, my new dance studio. I can’t dance by the way. I did get a hip hop dvd and I have a salsa dvd. I’m going out tonight after the novocaine wears off to bust a move.

Eekers bleekers OD is down! *bangs head on desk*

I watched Juno this weekend. I didn’t love it the way I thought I would. It was an okay movie. Not something I am rushing out to buy. I am actually kind of disappointed. The hype was so great and the movie was a huge let down for me.

Well OD is up now…so I am off to post this and then do the usual work!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

rock on with your bad selves

Today is June 11th and it is snowing! Like snowing sticking to the ground snowing. Like I had to brush snow off my car in order to drive it snowing. Like 39 degrees is the high today snowing. Did I mention that today is June 11th?

I had to wear socks and a sweater today. Socks on June 11th? Insane. As a general rule, I don’t wear socks after Memorial Day until the first snowfall. I guess today counts as the first snowfall. I should mention that it is not unusual for it to snow here in June or even July sometimes. But it hasn’t done this for quite some time. We have had pretty mild winters the past 10 years or so. Is this a glimpse at what the future has to hold? What about all the poor schlubs who planted their bedding plants already? Socks…I tell ya…even on the wettest, rainiest days I don’t wear socks, but when it snows? You bet ya I wear socks.

So besides snow, what else is going on in my world you may be asking yourself. Not a whole lot. I work, I go home eat dinner, I check email, I read faves, I sometimes exercise, I watch my stories and I knit. And if I am really ambitious I read. I was going like gangbusters on the reading thing last week and this week nothing. I don’t know if I just can’t get into my book or if I just don’t feel like reading. I must persevere and finish the freaking book though. It is only 250 pages, I should have had it done this weekend. It’s kind of boring though. Maybe I should just wait for the movie. It’s not like Nicholas Sparks is someone I read often or rather at all. I never saw the Notebook and I don’t really plan to. I want to see Nights in Rodanthe, but I can’t get through the 250 pages.

I am done with one pedicure sock and will start the second one tonight. I love them, but I might give them to my mom and make a second pair for myself. Socks get a little boring at times, but these ones are quick and cute. I am finally getting used to dpns! I should be starting on the Mystery KAL, but I just don’t know. I will have to look and see what the materials are to see if I have anything lying around that will work. I need to get another dishcloth going too. I have some great yarn for it, I just haven’t found a pattern I like.

Work is going well. That is about all on that front.

I leave in less than two weeks for Washington D.C. I think it will be a fun trip. I need to start doing some research though and planning an itinerary. I might be on my own a lot to do touristy things.

I saw my friend? I don’t know what to call her anymore. I don’t know that friend is appropriate, more like an acquaintance now. Anyways, I saw her this weekend. I think my mom talked to her more than I did. There’s not much to say really. And what there was to say, I said it in an entry a long time ago.

The new diet is going well. I am learning to eat better choices and to cook. I can’t believe some of the things I have made. I guess I don’t mind cooking, I would just rather be doing something else. The exercise is going okay too. I might need long johns to exercise today/tonight though.

Snowing…on June 11th. ><

Mom’s birthday is on Friday. I have a little something, but I need to get something kind of big for her.

**My god it smells in this office…not mine individually, but in general. It smells like something is burning. I have my window open even though it is snowing.**

So I think I know the big thing I am going to get Mom. I think she will like it.

I had to transfer money from savings last night to cover some bills and stuff and so that I can get gas today. I needed to transfer money to get gas! Well I did, but not because it is so expensive, because I spent the money on some other stuff.

Did you know hula hooping is harder when you are older? It is not like riding a bike, you do forget how to do it. I thought it would be good exercise. I spent more time picking the damn thing up than I do making it hoop. But it’s pretty green with water in it. Yeah, I don’t know if the water is making it harder to do or what, but it isn’t easy.

I think there is the beginning of an office romance. Not between me and someone, but someone and someone else. It is interesting to watch.

Well rock on with your bad selves, I am going to do journal entries.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I am stumped

I had a very odd dream last night. For some reason I was driving along the highway (not sure where I was going), a very windy, mountainous, forest highway, and I look over and see an extremely large (we are talking dinosaur large) black/gray camel. Odd. Then about a mile up the road, there is an extremely large Sasquatch, hmm this is weird. Then another couple miles up the road, two huge wooly mammoths. WTF? Yeah, that’s what I said. Trying to figure out where this came from is puzzling. I can see the wooly mammoths because of them being frozen in the tundra (yes I watched Day After Tomorrow ad nauseum) and it was freaking cold and wet yesterday…it snowed. In June, it snowed! The camel and sasquatch? I have no idea what that was all about and I don’t know why they were so freakishly huge.

If I could do anything I wanted to right now, I would take the afternoon off and go workout then go home and knit a swatch to get the gauge for the socks I want to cast on tonight, then I would pick a book and start reading. I can’t do that though, because I have to work. I am waiting for someone to bring me back some bills and then I can sort bills all afternoon so I can spend all day tomorrow entering them. I can’t wait. I could be working on another facility right now, but she hasn’t sent out end of the month stuff yet *head on desk*. She should have sent them out at least by Monday. I have been waiting all week for those!

I didn’t mention it before, but while perusing Ravelry, I could not find a So You Think You Can Dance group…so I created one and in less than 24 hours, I had nearly 100 people join. A couple of weeks later and we are cruising towards 200 members. Holy Mexican Jumping Beans Batboy that’s amazing! I also have an America’s Best Dance Crew, but only a handful of members. I figure that will pick up when the show starts up again.

Last week I set a new goal for the summer…a book a week. So far, I have finished my book for this week. I am going to start another one tonight. The last one I read was decent enough. Review to come.

I am such a nerdy dork. That’s kind of redundant, but I think pretty accurate. I have a workbook with so many different sheets. One is my master to do, one sheet is what was completed each month, one sheet is my planning sheet, one sheet is my calculations sheet, one sheet is my reading tally. It’s nerdy. They are color coded too. I code what’s overdue in bright pink, what’s due in less than three days in bright green, what’s50-74% done in orange and what’s 75%+ in bright teal. Then when a project is complete, it is striked out and colored in deep gray with lilac print. I am such a dork. I have no life outside of work and the Internet. It doesn’t bother me though.

I have a chunk of money sitting in my savings account that I have spent a thousand times over. I want to buy so many things with so little money. I want to shop in DC, I want a Wii, I want the complete sets of Sex and the City and Angel, I want a ton more cotton yarn. I just want want want. I guess I will start putting stuff on my things I want list and give it to my mom.

I voted absentee this year. Actually, I vote absentee every year for the last four years or so. I love it. The first thing I did when I got my ballot was vote for Hillary. Not that it helped, but I can hold my head high and say “I voted for Hillary” Of course I will vote for Obama in the general. The thought of another republican term turns my stomach and makes me lightheaded. I was a little surprised in some local races. We have a bit of controversy with our current Chief Executive and the primary race was four deep. I voted for the current CE because I like him and I think he did an okay job. He did what people wanted and it cost a little money…not a big deal. Anywho nobody thought he would advance, but he did and he actually came out narrowly on top. He is going up the soon to be former Clerk and Recorder. I cannot vote for her. I cannot put support behind someone who has one of their main goals being a water park. I am sorry, but our town has bigger priorities and I just can’t get behind that being a main priority. And hearing her talk about it, you just have to say, “Do you fucking hear yourself?”

I wanted to just keep exercising last night, but I had to go to a doctor’s appointment. Yesterday was the perfect day to workout, it was cold and sleety. But I had to go and sit and wait to spend less than 8 minutes with the provider. I will have to watch my bill. I am not going to be overcharged for that. I will fight it.

I have to go to the dentist later this month for a small filling. I don’t relish that. My appointment is at 4:00 so the earliest I will be able to eat is probably 6:30. That will just about kill me. The day after though, I get my monthly massage.

I am stumped. I just don’t know what to knit next. I finished my dishcloth the other night and was all set to start a new one, but I just couldn’t get into one I liked. Tried again last night and nothing. I finally swatched for socks, but my gauge is off so I need to re swatch tonight on larger needles. I am almost to the part where I know I need to go up a needle size all the time. That’s what I have done on my dishcloths lately. They have come out quite nice I think.

Well I guess I will sort more bills now and get back to work. Lunch is in 45 minutes. I need a little break from my office. Not that I am going far, just down the hall.

Okie dokie…toodlie loo

Sunday, June 01, 2008

what’s top on my mind…Sex!

Whre oh where to begin…

Okay let’s just go with what’s top on my mind…Sex! I just got back (okay two hours ago) from seeing Sex and the City. I LOVED it. I have resolved (once again) that I need to own the entire SATC collection. I was so sad when the series ended. I had to go see the movie this weekend. It was perfect. I think they did an awesome job. I even went and looked at heeled shoes afterwards, but I didn’t buy any…but only because I couldn’t find any super cuties. Right now I have SATC on through On Demand! Got to love On Demand.

What next? I finished my Lisa Scottoline book for my knitting group. I read Mistaken Identity. Quite a good ring if I do say. I finished up my knit for it too…some little felted handcuffs. I found them in the naughty section of Ravelry.

My next book is Cover Her Face by PD James. I hope it will be a good one. I am also going to read He’s Just Not That Into You because I definitely plan on seeing the movie when it comes out.

My baby blanket is done, my needle case is done, a tribble is done, the ocean ripple dishcloth is done and the flickering flames is on the needles.

I am learning to cook. Last week I made roasted veggies that were yummy. Today I made surprise mashed “potatoes” (mashed cauliflower). Delicious!

I need five days of great outfits for work. I really need to step it up a little. I wish I could remember what I wanted to wear with my taupe pants, but alas I can’t. Just like I can’t remember what I wanted to get at the grocery store.

Well it is time for me to find something else to put on the needles…I like to have two projects (or more) going at once.