Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I have no pictures (sorry)

We made it to Alabama and survived the trip. 5 days in a mini-van with 3 grumpy kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 15 rats, 4 tortoises, and one grumpy ass hamster. We kept all of our suitcases on the roof, so of course, Murphy's Law dictated it RAIN the entire trip. Which it did. And when it wasn't, the air was like bath water. We are still getting used to the humidity ( by not leaving the apartment).
Did I mention a bag of wool was ruined by the rain? Including my Wallaby pattern!!!
We stayed in a few really nice hotel (Homewood) and a few bad ones (Econo Inn), complete with giant cockroaches. It is the south and the humidity makes things bigger, I guess.
But we made it!
We are still in corporate housing, which is in reality a three bed room apartment, which is nice, except it is not a home and we feel a little disjointed and temporary, the way you do when you are unrooted and unfamiliar. But it beats a hotel. My poor 12 year old terrier cannot walk up the steps to the door so he must be carried on every walk. Which is humiliating for both of us.
But we are enjoying be soooooo close to things. We can even go to Target! Whenever we want! And not Walmart, TARGET! Which, I may add, is a Super Target.
I am struggling to keep up with my course work, and I need to find a testing agency soon, but what I really want is my house to close so I can stop feeling uncomfortable about this place and our smuggled animals
Oh, and my sock club yarn to get here. I want that too!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Anyone tried?

My latest projects....................the second Embossed Leaves sock for my MIL! And the Misty Garden scarf in mohair yarn. Yum yum.....
I really really want to learn this method? Anyone else able to do it? There is a class at the LYS in Huntsville and I can't wait to sign up for it, but in the meantime there is this book!! That LYS in Huntsville looks awesome!! I can't wait! The house we are buying is 1.5 miles from it. I checked, that was a big selling point! Must be near Yarn Expressions! Hopefully, the people there will not think I am a goon and a loser@!

I have been remiss.....

Look what I got!!! Barnes and Nobles- 60% off!!!! Are they crazy? Who cares!!! I got all of the above for 60% off.
Then I went to the yarn store, Three Wishes, to be exact. I got the above, because I am crazy and I got my limit on my CC raised. So, I got the new Interweave book and some Sleeping Dragon in the Roses and Chocolate colorway, which I plan to present to my MIL when we get to New Mexico.
The move is going, that is all I can say about it. The house is coming along, the inspection was yesterday, we are still waiting to hear. The packers will be here on Thursday, the movers on Friday. Very depressing. Don't know why, because I really hate this place. But THIS WEEKEND!!!! the long awaited Fiber Festival in SLC! It will be our last stop before heading out of town on our 4 day Love Cruise across the country. Can't wait!
My Tea Swap partner got her stuff! I think she liked it. Once again, Kudos me. I am slowly losing all vestiges of sanity, hence the choppy sentences!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Math Test


.........we are leaving on the 15th for Alabama. I am sad, I don't know why. Strange...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tea Swap Early Bird Prize ( and a math exam)

0Got my Early Bird tea prize, very nice! Just what I needed to take my mind off things. Cute cute stitch markers, from Alabama Fiber Dreams, ironically enough, some jasmine tea, a tea towel and scone mix! Well, I say, Yea me. And boo on math tests.

Today is my dreaded, yet long awaited math exam. I have to be at the proctors office at 10. There are only so many ways to dread things, but I have covered them all. I have studied, but Math, especially this math, is my absolute worse subject. All I have are my wits and my trusty TI-85 calculator, which was my husband's old calculator in college. I will be soooooooo glad when this is over with, failed or not.