Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pointing You In The Right Direction

Hey everyone!  I have been so busy knitting that I haven't taken any real time to write.  And, luckily for you I am not doing that now.  I am just here to point you to my Knitting Knotebook where I plan on showcasing all my knit projects!  Go ahead and check it out and bookmark it and become a follower and leave me lots of comments.  I love comments!

Also head on over the The Fat Journals and read all about my dealings with weight gain loss.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Freak Accident

I have been wrestling with my list of goals for 2010. What do I want to accomplish this year? I have simply come up with this list…

1. Lose 50 pounds (at least)
2. Procrastinate less (especially when it comes to paying bills and work)
3. Read two books per month
4. Knit two hats per month (at least one adult) for donation
5. Knit one toy per month for donation

Five goals. It’s not much, but it is a start. So far, I am hitting one of those goals…sort of. I am doing pretty good with the procrastination thing…especially at work. And I did pay bills on Friday night instead of waiting. So, one point for me.

I am working on the 50 pounds. I just got Wii Fit Plus. OMG so much better than regular old Wii Fit. I had so much fun tonight. Maybe a little too much, as my head is sort of swimming right now. Eh…it’s worth it.

The two book thing is so not working for me. I have tried to pick up four (4!) books now and I just can’t get into any of them!  Boo. I am going to look for another one tonight to try. Ugh!

And I am going to cast on a hat tonight or tomorrow night, an adult hat. But I have been knitting. I have done two dishcloth KALs and a baby set plus booties. I am a rockstar with the needles right now!

My aunt got a new dog. I would say puppie, but she is nearly 2 years old. I sadly don’t have pictures because I forgot to take my camera with me this afternoon when we met little Bella. She is a shy girl, but she’s had a rough (no pun intended) life. She will have a great life with Parkie and Bob. Aunt Parkie says that Bella is starting to warm up to Bob and he is pretty smitten with her. I am so happy for my aunt.

Then there is some sad news…this is my beloved Harmony straight number four needle.

And this is the one that was accidentally killed in a freak accident on Saturday afternoon. It actually made me sort of ill when it happened. I just wanted to cry. I still cringe from the sound of the snapping. Oh it was horrible. Just the saddest thing this year.

Well I am going to update my Ravelry projects and check out a few bloggies.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Of Movies & Books

So far 2010 has been quite promising.  I have been working on knitting and I have the sore fingers to prove it.  I have actually completed a project and am near completion of another and half way through a third!  Wow!  And, all of these were started in January.  Nothing carried over from 2009. 

As predicted I rang in the New Year with the East Coast.  I watched the ball drop with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.  Then I quickly switched over to QVC to check out this year's price on the NutriSystem plan.  I stayed up a bit and flipped channels and absolutely nothing was on, so I eventually went to bed where I got a snuggle from Cooper and then just went to sleep. 

On January 1, as is customary, Mom and I headed out to the stores to see what was being sold and what we could not live without.  Turns out I was in need of a pair of bootie slippers (heavenly) and a large jar for pennies.  Mom was in need of some photo albums.  After that, it was home to spend the day working on projects.  (I don't have the photos uploaded, but promise later this week I will get them up).

January 2nd, we did some grocery shopping and then home for lunch and some more work on projects.  Much the same today.

It snowed on New Year's Eve and a bit on New Year's Day.  Only a week late!  Still not a big dump, just a bit to make the streets pretty sloggy and gross and to freeze our front walkway. 

So, onto my title.  Upon the suggestion of my sister, I rented Stardust and we watched that on Saturday night.  It is an adult fairy tale (not adult as in porn, just to clarify).  It was cute and I did enjoy it.  Robert De Niro is so good in comedic roles.  And this may be the only time you will see Michelle Pfeifer age!  Definitely well worth the $2.99 rental fee.

This afternoon we watched The Proposal.  Such a fun romantic comedy.  I laughed and laughed.  I do love Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is quickly solidifying himself as the go to romantic comedy lead.  If you haven't seen Definitely Maybe, you should check that out too. 

I spent the rest of the last two weekends catching up on The Vampire Diaries.  If you are older, and by older I mean over the age of 26, you may want to check this out.  I am 33 and I rather enjoyed it.  I do think that Ian Somerhalder had something to do with that.  Perhaps had I known about him sooner, I would have tuned into Lost.

About a year and a half ago, I went looking for some reading material and found The Vampire Diaries and picked it up.  I never did get around to reading it, so now I am arming myself with it tonight and settling into bed to read.

Tomorrow it is back to work and watching what I eat and dying exercising.