Saturday, December 6, 2008
I can't believe I have not posted this yet. We got 2 rats as pets for the library. We had a name the rats contest and they are now named Luna and Roxy. I was calling them Laverne and Shirley but the new names are really cute. We have some pictures, I will find one to post. They are really cute. One is a Dumbo and the other is a Russian Blue (at least we think she is). I have gotten really attached to them.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I got a medusa piercing a couple of weeks ago. It is going to be really pretty but right now the swelling is going down so it is sticking out a bit like an antenna. I should be able to replace it with a shorter one in a week or two. It was more painful than some I have had but not as bad a the snug I got a while back. Of course Patrick at Koi did it.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here is my 5th pair for SOS08. The pattern is Jaywalkers. It is a nice zigzag pattern. It does not show up very well in this picture but I made them for someone so I did not want to put them on my big old sweaty feet to model them. If I can get Katie to model I will put in a better picture. I used Knit Picks Felici in Mixed Berries. This pattern is fun and easy and looks great in self-stripe yarn.
I crocheted this cute hat for a crochet along on Ravelry. I don't usually crochet but it was just so cute. I made this for a friend. Now I want one. Since I shaved my head I have been looking at more hat patterns. It gets cold in Utah.
Monday, July 28, 2008
So here is my 4th pair for Summer of Socks 2008. The pattern is Hedera by Cookie A. I made them from Knit Picks Palette yarn in Apricot. They are very orangey. I think they are great. The lace pattern looks difficult but it was really easy.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I have been wearing a hair "system" for years. They put it on and once a month I would go in, have it removed, cleaned and styled. In between I would shampoo it and all but it would get itchy and start to get loose. Sometimes I would have to retape the front. Well I did this because my hair was really thin. But I had been thinking that it was just too much work and I was not that good at styling it anyway. So I bought a wig and shaved my head!! I like it. I will wear the wig to work. It is really cute but I don't mind going bald. Just a couple of years ago I never would have thought if going bald. My how we change.
Monday, July 14, 2008
This is my third pair of socks for Summer of Socks 2008. I had not used this brand (ONline) before but I really enjoyed it and it was easy to line up the colors so the socks match pretty well. I am really enjoying this SOS thing. I know I will do it next year.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
The third book in the Lady Emily series does not disappoint. This time Emily travels to Austria as she tries to clear the husband of her best friend of a murder. These books really take you right into Victorian times but the characters are modern enough to keep me interested.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Well, this is the start of a new love affair. I love this sock pattern called Monkey. I am making my first pair of this pattern for Summer of Socks 2008. I am using a pretty banana yellow. It is called Lemon, but it is really more banana, which is suiting for a Monkey sock.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Well, I just could not help it and I got a labret piercing. It is pretty cool but it takes some getting used to. You catch the end in your teeth. In 2 or 3 weeks I can put in a shorter bar so hopefully it will not catch so much. It looks good now. It will be great when the swelling and redness is gone.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Well, it was finally the last day at my old library. I am sort of sad about it. But I have a new challenge at Hunter library and I will still be going to the old branch for my knitting circle. They had a really cool party for me at the branch on Thursday. Really good food. And Cake!!! Anyway, I am ready for a change, I think.
Friday, June 6, 2008
So I have gone up to a 2 in my first lobe piercing and today I put my 10's into the second one. I will not go any higher than an 8 (if that ) in the second piercing. My bindi has gone all wonky on me. I hope it does not reject but Patrick is worried about it. We are going to give it one more week with sea salt soaks.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I started reading Enlightenment for Idiots and I just could not keep reading it. In the book the main character goes to India. She keeps talking about this poor little dog in one part and I just could not stand it. It totally ruined the book for me. I actually cried. OK, silly might not be the right word. Maybe Pathetic is more like it. I also get upset when dogs die in the movies or on TV. I just loved Dead Like Me until JD died. My husband was like, all these people die these horrible deaths and the dog messes you up???
Monday, May 26, 2008
I had a really nice long weekend. I finished a pair of wrist warmers in grey. It has been cold and rainy so we stayed in most of the time. Watching a lot of Dark Shadows. I am reading the new Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher, Small Favor. I love this series. It is urban fantasy and full of non-stop action. The books are really hard to put down.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I worked at my new library today. It is the Hunter Library and is bigger than my current library. It gave me a chance to get a feel for the library. I worked there one day last week too. It will be interesting moving to a new place. New staff, new customers. I am excited. I still don't know when I will be going there permanently.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well, I was not going to get any new piercings for a while but one of my friends got her lip pierced and I got piercing fever. Today I got a snug on my right ear. It hurts and Patrick said it would swell for a while. But it is going to be cute, cute!!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It has been so cold in Salt Lake City. We will have one nice day and then it is cold again. Not really cold, but not springy. I am ready for some really warm weather that lasts more than 24 hours. I would love to be in South Carolina. It has been really nice there according to my sister. Oh, well. It is funny that here people start wearing shorts and flip flops when it gets to be about 50 degrees. I am still wearing sweaters.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I was having some soreness in my earlobes so I went and had my glass 12's put in the second lobe hole instead of the silver earring. They are much better now. The hoops moved and I think that was irritating. I am already wanting something new. Maybe snugs???
Friday, May 2, 2008
Some friends and I went to Koi. One was adding two surface piercings, one on either side of her navel which is already pierced. It really hurt her at first but it looks really good. I just had to do something so I got new earrings for the second hole in my lobes.They are twelves so they are stretching too.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I am still thinking about gastric bypass. Doing a bit of research. I have been asking around and everyone knows at least one person who has had one procedure or the other. I have only heard about one death. Most of the stories are good. Hearing some good things about the Lap Band.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I just finished reading The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich. I know it is supposed to be a fun read, and it is lots of fun. But this book really touched me. It is about a woman whose world comes crashing down and she escapes to an artists' colony to try to rebuild her life. In the wacky world of Bilby, Arizona, she learns to live the life she is supposed to live. My friends in knitting circle all told me I should read it. They were so right. It is funny and warm. It is a very fast read. I did not want it to end. I think I have found a new author. Yea!!! Check her out: http://www.lanidianerich.com
Friday, April 25, 2008
Gastric bypass surgery or the Lap Band. It is a major decision but my dr and I talked about it yesterday and he thinks it would be a good choice for me. He wants me to research it and find out if my insurance will pay for it. That is a big if but I checked and it is under the "Prior Approval" section so I guess there is a chance. It is not something I would do until the fall at the earilest. I have to get settled at my new library before doing anything like that. More on this topic later.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I am originally from South Carolina. I miss the people and my family but I don't miss the humidity. Oh, I really miss the ocean. It was always within driving distance. I love Charleston and have not been there in years. My home town is Columbia, the capital of the state. I have also lived in Florence, Greenwood and Abbeville. If you have never been to South Carolina, there is a lot to see and do. It is a great place for golf and hanging out on the beach. Check it out http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/
Monday, April 21, 2008
Meg Cabot has created the best mystery series with her Heather Wells Mysteries. Heather Wells is a former teen pop star trying to make her way in the world. To get deferred tuition, she takes a job working in a dorm, ah, resident's hall, at a college in NYC. Size 12 Is Not Fat is the first in the series. Let the deadly fun begin!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I only recently discovered Tasha Alexander and her wonderful Lady Emily Ashton mysteries. They are set in Victorian England. Emily is a recent widow who finds her new found freedom as a chance to learn about the world and ends up investigating various crimes. These books are great! This is the cover of the first in the series, And Only To Deceive. Of course there is also romance.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Well, I am going to get a new piercing tomorrow. My jewelry has come in. It is going to be a bindi shaped like a flower. I can't wait. Will do pictures soon. I am getting it done at Koi Piercing Studio where I get all my piercings. Here is their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/koipiercingstudio
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am working on a blanket for Project Linus. I am doing a pattern I got from Ravelry. It is easy. All garter stitch. I have not taken any pictures yet. As soon as I do I will post some here. If you are not familar with Project Linus, it is a charity for people to make blankets for children in need, hospitals etc. There are local chapters all over the country. You can knit, crochet, quilt or sew the blankets. I have a link to the national website in my Favorite Places.