Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring Break Sucks & Chickens & SPOILER

Spring break and summer vacation really suck. Seriously, they do. Here I am with a house full of kids who have nothing else to do buy fight and bitch at each other. Even the little one does not have preschool this week because they follow the school schedule. Why? I have no idea since I have to fucking pay them. It is asinine, it really is. There is nothing for these kids to do, kids do not play outside anymore, apparently. I have been told that since it is Holy Week, which I am not sure what that is, there is a lot going on at the churches, but I do not feel comfortable with that, so I just sit here and listen to them fight and scream all damn day. So, here we are falling behind in the world in terms of scientists and engineers. Those damn kids should be in school.

Those are my new chickens, a spur of the moment purchase that I am seriously living to regret. Not because they aren't neat and fun but because the kids won't leave them the fuck alone for 5 damn minutes and because I cannot seem to motivate my husband to build them a coop so I can get them out of the playroom, which, of course is where the kids congregate and therefore, easier to constantly fuck with them. The point is eggs, you see. We are hoping, but being as they are constantly stressed out, so I have lost all hope in eggs, just hoping to keep them alive.

The socks I just finished for Shirley, the little girl we sponsor in El Salvador. Embossed Leaves using Louet Gems. very nice.

The 7 Deadly Spins package. ... very nice, though I am hearing the pattern is a little messed up, lots and lots of errata posts. I am a little disappointed it is a sock, I was hoping to break away from socks, maybe next package. I had some excess funds and used it to join each and every sock club I could get my hands on.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

can't upload pics, except this one

Well, blogger must be down, that is all I have to say. Not really, but check out my Seething Revolutionary library. I am becoming quite fascinated with Mr. Hitchens, as you can see and I am currently making my way through all his books. Not as easy as it sounds, as they are pretty in depth and you actually have to read them, as opposed to skim through them. So, I got my 7 Deadly Spins package and my Easter package, thanks to excess student loan funds and I would love to show them to you, but Blogger is going down. Oh, and I finished a sock! yay me. So, later, I will definetly post those pics. And did I mention I lost 5 pounds? Just thought I would!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Feeling Crappy and Peter!

Ugh, sick sick sick...but isn't everyone? The Easter sock kit is a bit of a cheer up but between the drastic weather shifts and the rain and the multitudes of bugs and viruses my kids drag home to me, I just may well be dying. Oh, and of course 2 million damn papers due on crap I couldn't give a rat's ass about. Such is life. But, yay, Peter Gabriel turned 58 on 2/13. So, I give it up for the most amazing beautiful talented person on the planet.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Easter Sock Kit, YAY

Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
My wool girl easter sock it, those are the best of days! I am addicted to them and even if I buy no other yarn, I have to get those.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

dirty damn dog

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
My god, will you look at this animal? He has been digging in the dirt like bad Peter Gabriel song. And now I get to wrangle his ass into the sink and attempt to scrub the muck off his face. Stupid mutant ass Cairn terrorist too-long tail having bitch....p.s. I love wine night!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy V Day

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Happy Valentine's Day and all its over commercialized ridiculous glory. I just finished the Wool Girl Valentine Day socks! ON Valentine's Day! yay me! They were a lot of fun and I loved Magic Loop, it is the only way I am going to knit socks from now on. Now, i am of to cast on even more socks!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Even more snow...

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Crazy ! look at this, we are in ALABAMA! It should not snow in ALABAMA! But it is (ask me how many times I slipped down those steps trying to take a picture. See the butt-print).

Its Snowing! WTF!

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Its snowing here today ! I for one cannot believe it because I keep checking TWC and it says it is going to be 54 and Sunny, but it is 29 and snowing, so I say WTF!!!! They have no clue. If you look real close you can see the snow in the pic, it is starting to pile up a bit. So, it is just the kind of snow that makes driving hard but not fun snow you can play in. It is very odd, yesterday it was 70 degrees. (But, no worries, climate change is a myth perpetrated by the Godless Liberals.) Now, back to my boring stupid paper on the Meso-Americans.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Darwin Day

Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
happy Darwin day everyone! Let's all thank him for the glorious theory of evolution! I am so glad man evolved enough to invent DIC Smooshy in Butter Peeps! (another V-day present)!

Valentine's Day

Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Don't you hate Valentine's day? It is such a rip off and full of ridiculous expectations and let down. I don't care for chocolates and flowers seem a ridiculous waste of money once you have CC bills and a mortgage. So my enterprising husband got me Noro Sock Yarn! Much better than flowers. I cannot wait to cast one and see how this stuff knits up. I have heard all the rumors and just want to see how bad (or good) this stuff is for myself.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

dog class graduation

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Yay, he can sit! There is the entire graduating class, Me and Crowley, I know I look horrid, chubby and pale (ugh), Tucker the Havenese, and Kimber the Pomeranian. Don't you hate pictures that make you realize just how much weight you need to lose and why you should always do your hair before leaving the house?

Crowley the voting fool

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Here the Crowley, 6 months old, with his graduation toy, He just graduated from puppy class, so we are very proud, but unfortunately, he is a jack ass of a dog.
He voted for Obama! Yes, we can!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

NO!! I do not know who I am voting for!

SO THERE!! All that hard word and time and exasperation and everything, gone in one Farewell speech from the ghettos of New Orleans. Well, who can blame him? But cheering me up these days is the fact that i have finally learned Magic Loop and I am doing a super fun KAL, called Mitten of The Beast. Apparently, a Christian group saw these mittens and became very upset. So, the crazy kids at the AAC board took it upon themselves to bring a bit more evil into the world and we are all knitting them. Check out our KAL!
Get yourself a copy IK Winter 2007 and starting knitting some Mittens of the Beast for yourself! Or a friend! When I am not knitting those, I am playing with that worthless mutt and finishing my Valentine Socks from Wool Girl! Super fun! or admiring my finished Groovy Socks using Sock Pixie. YEAH!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's Over :(

I guess it is over, John just dropped out of the race. Me and thousands are heartbroken but, hey, it is a dirty game. But what do we do now? I wish I could buy some new yarn...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

February 5th is coming! Please vote..

The primaries are almost here! I have been doing a lot with the John Edwards campaign. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears. So... Please please please VOTE! (Preferably for Edwards) :)
Hasn't Crowley gotten BIG!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Suprise in the mail!

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Look what came in the mail yesterday, I had forgotten all about it! I am glad I had forgotten about it! It is the Valentine's Day Sock Club from Wool Girl. She does one for every holiday, this one was my favorite so far. It came with that awesome hand sewn bag, a cute pattern, and the White Oak studio yarn. I am on a serious yarn diet, so this was so much fun to get in the mail.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Look at this book!

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
I just got this book yesterday. I am so excited, it is how to knit two socks at once on one long circular needle. How amazing is that? Hopefully, I will have the guts to try it (unlike the other one). I think next week, while the Evil One is at pre-school, I will get me a long needle and give it a shot!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

First day of Preschool

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Glynis started school today, there she is with her little ladybug lunch box and new outfit. She was so excited! Then, when we got there, she threw a horrible fit. Jeez! But, I am hoping she does ok, I am sure she will. How can you not with a ladybug lunch box.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

One Sock Down

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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Alrighty!!! I finished my first sock, it went pretty fast and I love the yarn, I really do adore this Sock Pixie stuff. I just wish we were not in monetary lock down so I could buy some of her new stuff.
The sock turned out well, but i am not real crazy about these short row heels. At first I was and then ....ehhh. they leave little holes running up the sides and you really have to keep a good count of what you are doing. I imagine there is a trick to it that I haven't figured out yet. But, other than that, I love the pattern and the striping. It is a very cute sock. My first for myself. So, off to CO for the other one and then next up....
Embossed Leaves (again)


Friday, January 4, 2008


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Originally uploaded by Poor Luci
Why on earth is Iowa first in every election cycle? This bothers, Obama winning in Iowa bothers me, so much I couldn't sleep, so I knit. Don't get me wrong, nothing against the man and I think he would be a vast vast vast improvement over what we have now, but Gee, I sure had my heart set on Edwards...........

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thank Goodness December Is OVER!!

How happy am I that December is over? Ugh, first we have Christmas............hate it, hate it, but at least we are not swarmed by unruly annoying family members with questionable political beliefs...YET! It is just us and our ugly tree. We actually kept ourselves to a pretty strict budget this year, so we will be back being caught up by February or so, thank goodness. But why is this so stressful? It really is a ridiculous holiday, it truly is. Next year, I vote for Boxing Day.
Happy people with lots of loot. I stuck to the essentials this year and let the grandmother go ridiculous overboard with the Xbox and stuff.....Did I mention the two birthdays? That's right, two

ONE (she turned 2)

That's right TWO, ugh. But, everyone had a Happy Birthday.

I finished a baby hat!! I used Shibui sock yarn, that is great stuff! It works up like DIC which is wonderful. I am on a strict yarn diet, sue to money , just like everyone else so I am using stuff in my stash, but, luckily, my MIL send me some great sock yarn this year. Pretty Pretty stuff.

Unfortunately, I had to pass up on the new crop of Sock yarn clubs that have popped up in January. The one that really hurts is Wool Girl, I really really wanted to join that one, but I keep telling myself there is always next year!

Gratuitous Crowley shot, because he is so cute!

My latest sock OTN, Sock Pixie La Vie En Rose, quite possibly my favorite sock yarn. The colors are great and the yarn is so soft. Plus she has free patterns, what more could you want?

happy New Years Everyone