Thursday, July 31, 2008


I really have nothing to write about. I just figured I'd get one more post in before the end of July.

Still knitting away on the dang baby blanket, and have another friend who is due in 6 weeks. Although this time around, I found a much quicker pattern, thank goodness. Finished two dishcloths for a swap on Swap-bot - one is a bunch of grapes and the other is two cherries. I'm not so happy with them, but the theme was food, so whatever. I'll try to photograph them before I mail them out tomorrow, but I don't know if you'll be able to see the pattern work. I also cast on for Clapotis with the sock yarn I bought at KC. Haven't decided yet if it will be frogged. I think I need to get to the straight rows before I can tell if I'm going to like it.

I have about three weeks left before I go back to work. I somehow feel like I accomplished nothing this summer. I was going to clean and organize both my and my daughter's closets, but have yet to do either. And let me tell ya, I don't exactly have a fire lit under my ass to start on either one. I have to go do a sleep study next week - I have had two mental health professionals tell me that they think I may have sleep apnea. Once that's tested and taken care of (I'll probably end up with one of those really sexy machines that goes up my nose - nice...) then I start treatment for ADHD. Long story, and I never would have believed it in a million years, but apparently I have it. Hopefully, medication will help me be better organized and actually get a start on those projects around the house that I just don't want to do. At the very least, hopefully it'll take away my appetite and I lose some weight! :) Gotta look at the bright side of this thing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I've been tagged

by Gina - I've never been tagged before, and I'm not sure I know 5 people with blogs to tag back. Hmm.... anyway, here are my answers.
Nosy Meme
“The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.”
Ok here goes:
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
In the summer of 1998, I was getting ready to start my 6th year of teaching and thinking I was so old... Ha! I bought my first computer that summer, and I was doing the whole internet dating thing. Eeek! However, I actually met my husband that way in Sept. 1998!

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Since it's 11:15pm, I'll share for tomorrow...
1. Take the little one to ballet class.
2. Unload the dishwasher.
3. Rewash the laundry I started yesterday - gross...
4. Take DVDs back to the library... late, as usual
5. Work on the never ending baby blanket.

3. Snacks I enjoy:
A better question would be snacks I don't enjoy. Hence my membership in Weight Watchers! I love salty, crunchy stuff, but popcorn rarely does it for me. I also lurve Hot Tamales. Yummy! And fat free, as well! :)

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
First, I would move my parents and sister back to Ohio and set them up in a new house. I'd build a nice addition on our house, because I have no desire to move. I'd quit my job and either go to work at my LYS or open my own - but those ladies are really nice, and I wouldn't want to go into competition. So yeah, just work for them. And buy new living room furniture - I hate ours.

5. Places I have lived:
Okay, ready for the excitement?!?!?
Columbus, Ohio
Gahanna, Ohio
Westerville, Ohio
Worthington, Ohio
Woo - I'm a crazy moving kind of girl!

6. Peeps I want to know more about aka, the "tagees":
This is where it gets tough... because anyone I could tag has already completed this! I guess I'll just say that if you read my blog and want to do the meme, go for it! But leave me a comment so I can come read about you! :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The gorgeousness

Check out the quilt on the sidebar. Wow. I was at Ariel's blog, and found the contest. Don't even go enter, because I really want it. I'm not making a movie, though. Okay, just kidding. You can go enter. Just click on the picture on my sidebar and it will take you to the site. But I really do want it. If any of you win, maybe it can come visit at my house?

must. finish. blanket.

So many things I want to be working on right now, other than the never ending blanket from hell. I am going to see the baby on Monday, so I have to knit like a fiend until then. I watched my DVR'd episode of The Closer tonight and knit my way through it. You would think that would mean that I made so much progress. Alas, this is not the case. I'll try posting pics tomorrow (which is actually later today, turns out) so you can see that I'm not lying about how insane this blanket is. Never again. There have to be about one bazillion better patterns out there.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Yep, still here....

So the best laid plans and all... here are the pics of the fabulous stuff Gina sent to me!

First up - the gorgeous knitting!!! An awesome ballband dishcloth, a really pretty cloth knit in a sagey green, and an awesome bath mitt, which my daughter is trying to steal! I have to hide it.

(Okay, just an editorial comment - once again, the pictures are NOT going where I want them to go!!!) The pic on the right is all the yummy yarn goodness - awesome Sugar and Cream, some soft, beautiful Lion organic cotton, which I have never knit with before and am really excited about, and last, but certainly not least, some gorgeous hand-dyed wool. How lucky am I!


The ones that went smack dab in the middle are the extras Gina sent - a 2009 planner, a pencil case, some really, really cute stitch markers that I couldn't get a nice picture of because my camera kept making it blurry and it would have gone in a weird place that I didn't want it to in the post anyway, and some heavenly body wash. I think it's the best thing I've ever smelled, in fact. It's from Gudonya TOO ( and the smell is Tahitian Vanilla. Wow. All I can say is that Gina totally rocks.

In other knitting news, I am STILL knitting the corner-to-corner baby blanket that WILL. NOT. EVER. END. I keep thinking I should be finished, and then, shocker!, I'm not. I would show you a picture, but with how things are going for me tonight, the picture would probably end up in a post on someone else's blog from last Thursday. Or at the very least, in the middle of the stuff that I like from Gina. And I decidedly do not like this blanket. Poor Ayden - hopefully, it won't be all full of bad vibes from me hating knitting it. I also started a market bag, but I don't like how it looks, so that one will be frogged and I'm going to either try another pattern or make one of my own from mushing together all the ones I like. And, I think I finally found the wrap I'm going to make using the yummy yarn I bought at KC. It's the Cambria wrap on Ravelry. Thank goodness for Ravelry.

Anyway, that's it for now. I promise I'll update a little more regularly. I know you were all dying to know about my whirlwind exciting life!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Where did my time go?

The little one is home, and now my blog time is so severly limited. Just sad.

Anyway, received an AWESOME swap package from Gina at The Mirthful Menagerie. Wow... just wait until you see the pics!!! Which I promise will be up soon. Life at Chez Disorganization is even more disorganized than usual. My dad is here, helping us catch up on some household projects (he's been recently laid off from work, so we're supplementing his unemployment!) and so life is not normal. But my goal for Tuesday is to take pictures and see if blogger will cooperate with me when I try to post them. One can only hope.