Monday, November 17, 2008

Vote for me to win a Wii!

Click this link here, and then click the little green checkmark beside my name.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Prayer

Dear God,
Please save me from the idiocy of many of my fellow Americans.

I am scared now. I do not trust, actually, am deathly afraid of the man who was just elected president.

Please let me wake up in the morning to the news that the projections were wrong.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Anti-Abortion Measures Can Hurt ALL Pregnant Women

This video blew me away. I am not saying I support vanity abortions, but these laws would make it illegal to consider the mother's health first. How many children would be left motherless because the law made her sacrifice her life in favor of her unborn child? I love my daughter more than anything in the world, and I would gladly give my life for her, but to be prosecuted for ending a pregnancy that could cost my life and leave my daughter motherless? Insanity. I am SO glad I do not live in Colorado.

Monday, October 20, 2008


I knitted a sock once before...

I started out with size 0 needles like the pattern suggested... only to discover I was getting 10 SPI instead of 8 like the pattern specified. As it was a basic sock formula more than an actual pattern, I just adjusted my stitch count. (first big mistake)

I spent about two weeks knitting on it before it went into hibernation when I had the baby. A couple of months after she was born, I pulled it back out and decided to finish it. I knitted for a week or so turning the heel... tried it on to make sure it fit... All was well. On to the leg.

Here is where the 2nd big mistake came in to play. I decided a plain sock just wouldn't look that good, and so I modified the Ferns and Waves lace pattern to fit the number of stitches I had to work with. Several weeks later I finally finished the sock.

With much excitement and great joy I bound off the sock, and wove in my ends. I pulled out the camera, and sat down in a sunny spot to photograph it on my foot.

I had to fight the damn thing to get it on my foot... and every time I flexed my foot, it rubbed most uncomfortably against my ankle.


So it hibernated for another couple of months next to the unused ball of yarn intended for the 2nd sock.

Finally I decided sock knitting was NOT going to beat me.

I put the first sock away. It remains as a reminder to me to follow directions and not take off on my own when trying a new technique.

The 2nd ball of yarn is up for sale or trade.

I acquired 2 new sock needles in larger sizes.

And I got a ball of self patterning sock yarn as a prize. So I am no longer tempted to try to complicate the pattern.

I turned the heel on the first sock of my 2nd attempt today... and so far it seems to be going VERY well. And the Draco colorway looks VERY nice too...

I am falling in love with sock knitting again. I am not defeated.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Updated Look-Alike Meter...

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Good Morning!

Hard at Play

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Look-Alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Dynasty - Roots

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thought for the day

After my family being in town last week, and my lack of anything to blog about this week that just ended... I'm back.

With a thought received in an email from my grandma-


OPEC sells oil for $136.00 a barrel.

OPEC nations buy U.S. grain at $7.00 a bushel.

Solution: Sell grain for $136.00 a bushel.

Can't buy it? Tough! Eat your oil!

Ought to go well with a nice thick grilled filet of camel ass!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What will they think of next?

Okay. So I've seen "bacon" bandages before. But this takes the cake. Er, Bacon.

A Bacon Tux. It even SMELLS like bacon. Click on the pic and it will take you to the website.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Google Me!

Inspired by some of the other lovely blogs I subscribe to, I decided to post a list of Google searches by which people have found my blog...

wrap sweater baby knit-
She didn't knit it... Although... If she could, I'd be rich.

funny quote motherhood-
Hmm... does "She pooped on me again" count?

home radiator spewing steam, how to fix-
Call the landlady and threaten legal action.

snape's new baby crying-
... umm... Do I want to know?

tampa pregnant my belly button 2008
What are random mommy blogger related words, Alex.

one button baby sweater-
One of mine has several, the other has none. But whatever blows your skirt up.

my child is strange-
Isn't everyone's?

mick jagger-
I only mentioned him once... how many pages down the search did they have to go?

baby belly 13 week-
Is not very noticeable.

irregular heartbeat baby 37 weeks-
Mmm.... I'm sorry. Any sort of heart scare with a baby is doubly frightening.

funny quote about motherhood-
Another one? Okay. "She pooped on me again, and it got her changing pad, her clothes, the carpet, the bedroom door, and several pairs of shoes in my organizer."

And the winner?
how do you tell difference babies head or butt-
Honey, if you have this problem... see an optometrist I suppose.

She's just too cute when she's tickled pink...

We were both tired in that 2nd pic, but I know some people have been wondering what my new glasses look like. There ya go. WAY different than my old ones...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Daddy is FUNNY

Friday, May 16, 2008


So we've been able to tease a few smiles out of Kahlan in the past couple of weeks... she smiled for my grandma, and she'll smile for me sometimes when I'm changing her diaper...

But today, I started tickling her foot when she was in her swing, and I got a GRIN and almost a giggle...

I tried to take a picture, but of course she wouldn't repeat it once the camera was out...

Monday, May 12, 2008

We had a scare alright...

So yesterday afternoon, Rickey was in the bathroom. I was in the kitchen getting ready to give the baby a bath. The baby was on my bed swaddled up. Now, I know better than to put her right by the edge or she could roll off. What I didn't realize is that if her head is pointing towards the edge of the bed, even if she is in the middle of the bed, she can push herself off by kicking her legs around. So I hear a thump and a cry and I'm like, WTH? So I go see, and the baby has kicked her way out of the swaddling, off the bed, and is laying in the floor face down with most of her body on a pillow that was beside the bed. *insert PANIC moment*

I checked her over, and she was moving all her limbs and crying, but unhurt thankfully. I picked her up and soothed her for a bit and she started to calm down. I gave her a bath and she smiled and enjoyed herself. I fed her after her bath and she fell asleep smiling. Go figure. I guess it just scared her. I KNOW it scared me... but she's okay now. And boy did I learn a lesson...

Friday, May 9, 2008

heh... Thanks Uncle Sam

We got our economic stimulus check a couple days ago... went out to lunch, went to Hastings, went grocery shopping... still had about $400 left. (We got the minimum of $600 because our tax liability was $0)

So Rickey got paid today. And when I got up, lo and behold, my daily balance check e-mail was here, and there's over $1000 there. *squeeeeeeeee*
Too bad it's all got to go to bills.... *sigh* At least all my bills will be paid at the beginning of the month now, and we can spare some money for blowing later in the month...

It really feels nice to have money and not have to worry about making the rent before the landlady tries to kick us out...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My, How Time Flies

Kahlan is a month old today... and it seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital...

She had a Dr appointment yesterday. She's 22 inches long and weighs 9lbs 12oz. That's almost a pound and a half more than her birth weight. She's now in the 75th percentile for weight, and 90th for height. So she may be chunky, but she's TALL.

This really makes me appreciate what my mother went through... Kahlan is the same size now as I was when I was born... and my mom is a small person.

Anyway, she's drinking 4.5-5 oz at a time now when I bottle feed her, and she seems to never get full if I breastfeed... she's drinking everything I'm producing, AND burning through my pumped supply. I have 2 spare bottles pumped out right now, and I have a feeling they will be gone by the end of this week if her little growth spurt doesn't stop...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Little Chunker

erm, I mean... Kahlan is up a full pound from her birth weight.

We had a WIC appointment this morning and she weighs 9lbs 5oz, and is 21.5 inches long.

That works out to the 75th percentile for both weight and height, but only 25th percentile for weight/height combined... so she's tall and skinny basically... lucky girl, hopefully she will stay that way when she gets older... although then I might have to invest in a shotgun...

Let me tell you about WIC though... it is an amazing help. Since I'm breastfeeding I will be getting: (per month)
5.5 gallons of milk
3lbs of cheese
2 dozen eggs
36oz of cereal
7 bottles of juice (46oz bottles)
2lbs carrots
2lbs of dried beans
4 cans of tuna

and I will get a free electric double breast pump next month.

So we're going grocery shopping this afternoon... mmm....

Saturday, April 12, 2008


So. I'm learning new skills as a new mother.

How to get 8 hours of sleep 2 hours at a time.
How to sleep without your husband in the bed, because he can't sleep through the baby crying and so has moved into the living room.
How to do household chores one-handed while the other hand is holding the baby on your shoulder because she won't sleep anywhere else.

I'm loving it though... especially the morning feeding, when I get her out of the bassinet and feed her in bed, then we doze back off for a few hours... It's been cold here again, and so her little hands are like icicles when she wakes up... but when she sleeps right up next to me she stays warmer...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Kahlan Rose

was born at 11:41 AM, Saturday, March 29, 2008.

8lbs 5oz, 20.75 inches long.

The oxytocin was started at 7:45... yeah. I delivered my first child, who weighed over 8 lbs, in less than 4 hours.

We came home Monday morning, and were just getting settled in... and then Tuesday morning we had to turn around and take her back to the hospital because she was lethargic and had (I thought) the runs. After many tests due to an irregular heartbeat that the ER doc discovered, we ended up spending 2 more nights in the hospital. We came home today with a very healthy baby. Turns out she was lethargic because she was dehydrated, and her low heart rate was just because she was THAT relaxed when she was asleep. And the dehydration was because I hadn't been feeding her often enough. I mistakenly thought that if she was hungry, she would wake up and eat. Nope. So now I have to wake her up and feed her every 3 hours... even if she doesn't want to wake up, I have to...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hi Ho, Hi Ho,

Off to have my labor induced I go!!!!

Turns out my Dr is on call over this weekend, and since he will be at the hospital anyway, he is going to go ahead and induce me even though it's Saturday.

And to top off the good news, they actually came right after my last post and fixed the radiator in the bedroom. They also have an appointment to come next week and fix the other 2 that aren't an immediate danger. YAY!!!

Well, I will post pics and whatnot as soon as I get home... I'll see you all then.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Would you

take your landlord to court if your radiator heaters in your apartment built in 1926 were spewing steam and they refused to fix them?

So much steam in fact, that THE WALLS ARE SWEATING.

I am going to be bringing a newborn baby home in the next few days... into a SAUNA, not an apartment... And those pipes could be lead for all we know. There could be lead in the steam coming out... It's really easy to keep a newborn from ingesting lead paint chips, but lead in the very air she's breathing?

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Realized I've been kinda quiet lately... my mom has been here waiting for Kahlan to make her appearance and I've not been spending much time on the computer. I'm still alive though... and STILL PREGNANT!!! *sigh*

Tuesday was my due date, and it's almost Friday and she still isn't here. I've been in the hospital twice thinking I was in labor, and both times it wasn't "active labor" yet so they sent me home. The second time I was having bad enough contractions that I was CRYING, but I wasn't dilating fast enough... so they sent me home and told me to take a Tylenol. And the contractions quit entirely for several days. Now, I just have random contractions, no dilation, and will probably be induced on Monday (or I hope they go ahead and do it Friday, but nurse said most likely Monday...)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Can you believe this?

Obama's Pastor... of the church he has attended for 20 years. What on earth keeps him going to a church that would say this kind of stuff?

Later I will post Obama's response to this controversy and my thoughts on the matter.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blast from the Past

Just because I can...


11th grade

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Funny Quote of the Day

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

~Charles M. Schulz

The things I still DESPERATELY need...

Nursing bras. I CANNOT seem to find them big enough around here. I need wireless nursing bras, size 40DDD, about 3 of them.
Managed to find one that will do at a store in OKC. Will go back for a 2nd after baby is born when I see for sure if this one is the right size.
Nursing gowns. I have 2 on my Amazon wishlist that don't require sleeping in a bra. I also have 2 on my Wal-Mart list, but I would need a sleep bra to go under them.
Bassinet sheets. About 2 or 3 more. Have a couple of these coming from grandma.
All the bath time stuff other than the baby tub. There's a kit on my Wal-Mart list that has it all...

Check my lists --->

I've updated them so they reflect what I still need along with what's listed above.

Please people... I wasn't able to go home for a baby shower, and I have less than 3 weeks left til my due date.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My child is STRANGE.

She's in there, head down getting ready for d-day, with her rear up by my ribs. This is all good and normal.

However, she also has a leg sticking out on either side of my stomach. I can feel her feet.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Just an observation...

I'm sitting here checking my e-mail when I look up and look out the window to see a kid going by in those wheelie tennis shoes. Except he's using none of his own energy to do this... he's "walking the dog". This mid-size, mutt of a dog is just running full steam, tounge hanging out, looking utterly tickled to be allowed to run outside, and the kid is being pulled along.


Couldn't help but laugh.

(And for some reason Firefox insists "tounge" is spelled wrong. How the hell do you spell it?)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me

Normally this is not my thing. But somehow, this one had some interesting questions.

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
oooh... umm... let's see: a carseat base (yeah, I'm getting prepared a litle early) several books that need to be returned to the library, a spare sweater, a bunch of junk mail, and an empty cardboard box. Can you tell I check my mail on the way to the car?

2. When was the last time you threw up
A couple of weeks ago. 3rd trimester morning sickness. Who knew?

3. What's your favorite curse word?
I plead the 5th...

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
*scratches head* today wasn't a smile day really. Although both Rickey and his uncle Dave made me laugh when I was on the phone with him and Dave was cracking jokes in the background. And I made myself smile a bit ago when I finished by spiral cable hat experiment. (More on that tomorrow.)

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Snoring I'm sure.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Furiously knitting the last few rows of the SCHE. (Again, more on that tomorrow. It's late.)

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Snoring I'm sure.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Damnit!!! (The computer keeps lagging. Need to delete a good bit of stuff off of it. Or buy a new one. Right after I win the lottery.)

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Vanilla. With chopped up sweet pickles. I'm sure if you ask again in a few months I'll have a different answer.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
DrPepper. Yes, I'm a bad preggo.

12. What are you wearing right now?
black t-shirt and black stretch pants. I <3 comfy clothes more than ever lately.

13. What was the last thing you ate?
Macaroni and Cheese. Baby is happy.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No, but I knitted myself a hat. *is proud*

15. When was the last time you ran?
Er, at some point before I got pregnant. All I can do now is waddle.

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
I actually watched part of the super bowl this year. I think it snowed in Hell.

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
One of the other ladies in HSKS4.

19. Ever go camping?
Yeah, but it's been awhile.

20. Do you have a tan?
Currently you CAN tell the difference between my arm and a sheet of typing paper, so somehow- yes.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
Only when it's in a cup with a lid.

25. What did your last IM say?
Geez. It's been months since I've been on messenger. Although I got a spam IM through Skype last time I was on...

26. Are you someone's best friend?
Aside from Baby? Dunno. Maybe...

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
I really need to clean house. But most likely I will sit and knit again. And maybe bake cookies.

28. Where is your mom right now?
Snoring I'm sure. (Okay, so she doesn't really snore... or at least not as bad as I do.)

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
My bed. Which is currently calling my name.

30. What color is your watch?
Er, the last one I had was silver with little alcohol charms hanging off the band. Haven't seen it in awhile though.

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
Men with sexy accents.

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
Maybe a boob reduction after I have the baby.

33. What is your birthstone?
Diamond :)

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
Depends. Usually the drive through, but the awesomest burger place doesn't have one.

35.How many kids do you want?
2, MAYBE 3.

36. Do you have a dog?

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Rickey Joe.

38. Have you met anyone famous?
*thinks hard* Can't remember. Baby ate my brain cells.

39. Any plans today?
Well, today is over now. I'm about to go to bed. Does that count as plans?

40. How many states have you lived in?
That I remember? 3. But actually 4 states and 1 foreign country (dad was in the Navy)

41. Ever go to college?
Well... for 1 semester. But I'm going back this fall if finances allow.

42. Where are you right now?
In front of my computer. Per the usual.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Friggin SPAM!!! I DO NOT have a "pen!s", so why would I want pills to enlarge it? Honestly.

44. Last song listened to?
Raining on Sunday by Keith Urban (sexy Australian accent baby!!!)

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Something back home. I think it's the pine trees...

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Anything that doesn't require me to bend over to put them on. I have trouble standing back up.

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
All the women that have already had their little bundles of joy. Mine has her feet in my ribs right now.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
Dunno... not that I know of.

51. What time is it?
too late. I just HAD to finish that damn hat. Now I'll be sorry in the morning.

52. Do any of your friends have children?
Real life friends or internet friends?

53. Do you eat healthy?
No, but the baby does. Twerp makes me crave lean beef, raw fruits and veggies, and MILK to excess.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Waddle around for awhile, knit for a few hours, watch a bit of CSI, and spend entirely too much time on the computer.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I don't think I've ever truly hated someone. I've certainly been massively pissed off at certain people before, but never to the point of hatred.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Yep. And it's usually "Damnit!!!" *get up and waddle to the phone* "Hello?" (person says hello) "why didn't you call my cell phone so I didn't have to get up?"

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
A few times...

60. How did you get one of your scars?
My mom dropped me on my head when I was a baby and I busted my chin open. The one right next to it is from busting my chin open on my toybox when I was about 3.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


So I joined this lovely endeavor... and finished a project in record time.

I'm rather proud of me or knitting a whole project without getting distracted and working on another one...

stacym's death goes out by first class mail first thing in the morning, looking all bright and cheerful.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Only in Oklahoma...

Okay then... After that little bit of joy...

Rickey came home early because of snow Thursday. By Friday afternoon it was 60 degrees and sunny. He went back yesterday since he had come home early... and I would have been on here and up to my usual hijinks, except I slept all day. Don't ya love migraines?

Of course I woke up at 8 this morning feeling entirely better... except my sinus infection still isn't completely gone, and my head is still stuffy. This would not bother me too much except I am supposed to have a dentist appointment today. I'm wondering how I am going to breathe while he is filling teeth.

Anyway... off to get dressed and ready, only to come home with my face numb a few hours later...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Knitting Knews 12-31-08

Today we will discuss UFO's.

And for those of you not hip with knitting lingo:
UFO=UnFinished Objects, not the ships the little green men ride in
Frog=Rip out
Frog Pond= The place unloved projects go when I decide to rip them out and recycle the yarn instead of finishing them.

I have several UFO's right now. 2 that I had termed "eternal" UFO's.

Eternal UFO #1, the HP house scarf.
Started around August 2004.
Approximately 50% finished.

Eternal UFO #2, the Poncho intended for Tiff's birthday 2005
Started around February 2005.
Finished(!!!) January 2008.
So it's only 3 years late. At least it was a surprise present.
Now I just need to get it mailed out. And pray it still fits.

As for my other UFO's, I have decided that unless I am actively working on them still (aka pinwheel blankie and baby sock) I will frog them and prep the yarn for re-use by the end of February. So the projects that hit the frog pond are: the beginnings of an afghan that was intended for an ex-boyfriend's mother, the sleeveless sweater with a BIG gauge problem, and the dratted headband that should NEVER have been started in fuzzy yarn. The rainbow scarf and the crocheted project bag, both of which were about half finished, are already gone.

Today's Weather

It is currently 20 degrees with a snowing sideways chill of 2.


And I need to go get groceries. I am trying to decide if I should wait for it to clear up some, or go now in case it gets worse later.

Apparently, as bad as it looks out there, the roads aren't really that bad. I just saw somebody drive by doing at least 35, and they haven't even sanded Broadway yet.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I made an interesting discovery today.

Now I have to wonder how Google sorts search results.

Go to Google. Search for "strange business" (without the quotes). Scroll to the bottom of the page, and check the result that is 3rd from the bottom.


Of course... it had to be the post that was probably the grossest I ever made that made it to the first page on a Google search result...

Although, if you use, and search "view from my bedroom" you'll find one of my entries as the 5th result on the page. My world domination seems to be starting off stronger across the pond for some reason...

Anyway, I'm feeling a bit better, aside from the foot in my ribs. Head is still a little stuffy, but not so much that I'm dizzy anymore. Rickey called from his buddy's cell, and when I tried to call him back, I discovered he wasn't in the same room as he was last time... and I don't want to call his boss this late... so I will have to wait until tomorrow to call him... he'll probably be pissed... but he COULD have mentioned his room number when he called earlier...

I'm making a good bit of progress on the pinwheel blankie... 2 11 round stripes left, then the border, and threading ribbon through the eyelet rounds I made to break up the monotony of that much stockinette stitch. When it's done it will be approximately 36 inches across, so not huge, but still... the final round will have about 550 stitches. I think the total number of stitches will amount to somewhere around 32000. It's a serious labor of love... and I will never ever make one of these on needles this small ever again. Unless I have another baby. Or someone pays me a LARGE amount of money.

Some cops...

Should be a little more understanding. For a woman in her position, $123 is NOT a small amount. Honestly... *eye roll* A warning would have been sufficient.

TAMPA, Fla. - Gina Boyd's day already had soured when her 3-year-old daughter began vomiting in her Dodge Caravan. Then she got a traffic ticket. Boyd, 27, got a $123 citation from a Hillsborough County deputy on Monday after she made an improper U-turn to attend to her vomiting daughter.Boyd is a stay-at-home mother of three whose husband is in the Army. He is currently serving in Iraq. Boyd realizes she violated the law but wished the deputy had exercised discretion upon seeing why she had made the improper turn.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Boyd committed an illegal U-turn and got a citation for it.


Information from: The Tampa Tribune,

Tuesday, January 29, 2008



I'll be back when I'm better k?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Have you ever seen

a puppy dreaming? You know, how it's laying there and it's paw starts twitching and you can tell it's dreaming? I've seen cats do it too...

And I can feel Kahlan doing it.

Normally it's her hand twitching like that, right up next to one of my hips. Right now? A foot. In my ribs. Fluttering and twitching. It's cute really...

I swear, this kid is an endless source of amusement for me right now. And she proved my dentist wrong today. I get the feeling she likes proving people wrong. My kid for sure...

Anyway, I went to the dentist today. It was supposed to just be an exam and a few x-rays, get to know the new dentist type stuff... Until he saw my x-rays. He decided one of my teeth was so bad it needed to be fixed TODAY. And since he had it numb, he fixed the one in front of it too... Apparently the sealant that had been put on there when I was younger failed. Oops. *sigh*
So, as he was numbing me, she was DANCING. And I was laughing a bit. And as the anesthetic kicked in, she dozed off. No big deal, and I don't really think it was the medicine, she was just tired. She had been really active for over an hour, and she was just ready to take a nap.
And so he told me that as soon as he started drilling the noise would wake her up. Nope. Not the slightest twitch. But within an hour of leaving his office she was kicking harder than she ever has before.

Contrary child...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Once in a while...

... I actually agree with something our government is doing.

Administration officials are focusing on rebates of $800 to $1,600 for individuals and couples and so-called bonus depreciation to allow companies to deduct 50 percent of business investments made this year. Democrats say the package also should include boosts in unemployment benefits, food stamp payments and the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. Talks between Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, have focused on smaller tax rebates of perhaps $500 for individuals.

Like Bush, lawmakers would not discuss what a compromise plan would look like, stressing cooperation rather than potential differences over details.

"This is about one thing in this package: Is it a stimulus?" Pelosi said "So whatever it is that we are considering, it must meet that one criterion: Does it stimulate the economy? Does it put money into the hands of those who will spend it?"

(Link to full article)

Yes. Seriously. Give me a spare $500 and I could and probably would have it spent in less than a week. Maybe a day if I really tried.

I would pay some bills, go out and eat, buy some yarn, have some coffee, buy some clothes and little bits of cuteness for Kahlan... I would pump it all back into the economy in a hurry...

So send me my money Mr. Bush!!!

Emotional Train Wreck

He's been gone less than 24 hours and I already miss him.


I wish we could afford to turn the cell phones back on... we will be able to pay the bill in like 2 weeks, but I really wish there was someone we could borrow the money from until then or something...

I think not being able to even talk to him is making it worse. Of course, pregnancy hormones are no doubt contributing to the title of this post as well...

I'm tired, hungry, thirsty, sleepy, bored, but nothing I do helps. And thats when I realize I'm lonely.

Me, the anti-social one in the family. I actually really miss somebody for probably the first time ever.

I need to hurry and have this baby so I can be me again and not this blubbering emotional wreck.

Friday, January 18, 2008


I have a foot in my ribs. When I stand up, I don't feel it. But sit down for any reason? Oops. It's back. Now, I love my baby dearly, and usually it's fun when she kicks. But she's being a little BRAT today.


On the up side, Rickey just called from his buddy's cell phone. They are already through for the day, and will be heading home in about an hour or so. Then they have to pick up a trailer and drop it off at the office once they get back to town, and will probably be home around 3:30 or so. So I'll get the hug I've been dearly needing all week about 4 hours earlier than expected.

I swear, I never thought I'd miss him near as much as I do... and I'll only have him for 2 days before he has to go back to work. *sniffle*

I know that he's off working because it's a good job... and I know that if he was not working and was back here 24/7 I'd be wanting to throttle him. Damn pregnancy hormones.

I'm a bad knitter. I haven't worked on anything since Wednesday night, and even then I didn't finish but a few rows on the headband I'm making for the Monthly One-Skein KAL on Ravelry...
And I probably won't get any knitting done today either, as I have to straighten up the house before he gets home...

Which is why I need to quit blogging and blog reading and go clean...
At least cleaning generally involves standing up so I can convince Kahlan to remove her feet from my ribs.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I know this feeling...

Quite well. It's not me though, my belly button hasn't popped yet.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Look! It's a belly.

29.5 weeks

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Oop... dat was faster than expected.

So I just finished Fuzzy. Thank GOD. I was really getting tired of that yarn. Now I just have to decide what I want to do with the darn 2nd skein. *sigh*

Anyway, here it is:
All girly and fuzzy and SOFT... And I think I made the sleeves too short... but that may be a good thing/ may help keep her from eating the fuzz...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

1 down...

It's finished. I decided against the ribbon ties for now, until she gets here and I can judge with it on her.

All in all, (even though it's pretty much my own pattern now) I'd rate it a 4.5- Look-5, Ease of creation- 4 (because of sewing it all together)

After having worked on the fuzzy sweater which is knit in one piece and then divided for the armholes, I think if I make another wrap sweater I will do the same thing with it. Sewing the side seams was a pain. I <3 circular knitting.


Is nice. But a pain in the rear to knit with.

This is the Fuzzy Baby Sweater as of this morning. I'm moving pretty quickly with it... all I have left to do is the sleeves. The fur seems to be getting in the way though. It wasn't so bad on the flat pieces, but the circular sleeves are a bit tricky. Overall I'd rate the yarn a 3/5. Finished look- 4/5, Ease of use- 2/5. As for the pattern, it scores a perfect 5, for both look and ease of creation. I definitely want to make her a couple more of these in a different type of yarn.

Now... off to work on the sleeves again.