Tuesday, October 23, 2007


We are finally in our new and beautiful house
but because I insisted on the surgery to remove that bump on his back, my little doggie passed away in a horrible cold lonely veterinary hospital thinking we abandoned him
I didn't abandon you and I loved you so much
I am so damn sorry
I didn't know
I just didn't know

Thursday, October 18, 2007


We are finally going to close on our house tomorrow!
or, to quote the Bard from the Scottish play:
"tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow".

But, of course, the movers screwed us, because that is how things are for us, so instead of coming tomorrow like they said, they won't be here until Monday. So much for the Boeing super VIP account. This move has been a long awful nightmare from day one. Everything just went wrong, so I am hoping for once, things will start going right.
and we can get out of here and get my stuff back.
On the other hand, I found a great fun knitting group full of friendly interesting people and that has been keeping my sane. And I may be getting a new kitty! Yay!
I think I will name her Agatha.
Double yay!
Hopefully I can post some pictures soon.
Did I mention it was raining? I love the rain! Yay cubed!

Monday, October 15, 2007

We are never getting out of here


We are still sitting here, stuck in temporary quarters, waiting ....for something, anything. Everything else is done, the sellers want to sell, we want to buy, lawyers at the ready. Mortgage ready to be called in, just waiting. So, why are we still here? Because the 401K people keep finding excuse after excuse to not give us our downpayment money. It is one thing after another, and here we are, on the day we were supposed to close, and we can't, had to extend because they find it impossible to get their shit together. Every time they come up with a new demand, we jump through hoops, finding notaries and overnight delivery services and they just sit and twiddle their thumbs. While we remain in limbo. For over a month
Next week, our lease here will be up, we will have to get out, and where will we go? None of us have a clue.
So, I try not to spend too much money, but it is hard when you are bored and stuck in a tiny place with an anxious toddler. I have way too many new knitting books, that I don't need, that I keep buying to make myself feel better for a minute. And yarn and Knitpicker bags, (aren't they awesome?) And, of course, my ex, once again, did not pay his child support.
So, hows your day?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coffee Swap 3 Questionairre

1. Whole bean or ground?
Either, but whole bean is always nice

2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
Fully loaded, otherwise what is the point

3. Regular or flavored?
4. How do you drink your coffee?
with cream and sugar

5. Favorite coffee ever?
Ubu coffee, that I had in Japan

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
slightly fussy, but not too bad

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
usually just alone

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
9. Yarn/fiber you love?
sock yarn

10. Yarn/fiber you hate?

11. What's on your needles?
A wallaby and a air of knee high socks for my toddler

12. Favorite colors?
lavender, blue, pink, anything pretty

13. Allergies?
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
I really like things that smell of lavender
off my chest: If this house does not close soon, I am going to jump off the balcony of this awful temp housing

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Our First Full Week

So, we are starting to get into the Alabama groove. I guess. The kids have gotten into school, my husband has a desk, so the days here consist of me, Baby, and the dogs just kind of sitting around. It is really kind of lonely. I spend alot of time trying to get stains out of the floor (carpet). This is a nice apartment, just too small for us. And carpet is always a bad idea. I finished my fuzzy pink scarf, the one from Scarf Style. can't remember the name. I have no way to download my pictures to my laptop. It kind of sucks. btw: Misty Garden is the the name of the pattern
But, on a happier note: I finally got into Ravelry. What fun! There are some great groups out there. My favorite this week is Craft Li. They are reading Tristan and Isolde and I never knew med evil Lit could be so suspenseful. I miss being a Lit major. I told my husband that I think when I finish this degree, I was going to go back and get a Masters in Lit.
We took the kids to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. They had a great time running and jumping. Then, we got to the water gardens. I looked away for one second, heard a splash and there was the baby lying on the bottom of the pond. I snatched her out of there! What goes threw a baby's head? Why jump into a deep dark pond full of giant goldfish that may eat you?
Who knows!
On a yarny note, I have yet to make it to one of the knit nights here, but I really want to. I would be content just going to the yarn store a this point. Maybe soon, I hope. I got my Halloween Sock Club kit from Wool Girl!!! It is so cute, I wish I could post pictures of it somewhere, still waiting on the chameleon Color works kit, though. I have kind of given up on that one, I just hope the PO forwards it. I am thinking of trying a sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. I am really getting into the older vintage patterns. I have been reading "Victorian Lace Today' and feel so inspired, I just wish I had the guts to try one.
School is going craptacular, that's all I am going to say about that!