The usual…

Mmmm Cottage Cheese and tomatoes! My favorite! And really, the only thing left in the fridge for lunch… poor planning on that part… but since we’re going out for all you can eat sushi at my favorite sushi restaurant tonight, it’s not like I’m going to starve… perhaps will be compelled to eat a Caramel Rice Cake for an afternoon snack later on, but resist this notion, because it always leaves the after taste of having licked 2400 envelopes or stamps. Yum!

Had what feels like a VERY long week, even though it was only four work days long… Last weekend was quite nice… went for sushi on Friday night with a friend, had my sister over for a bbq on Saturday so she could show me pictures of her trip to Utah and then went to a friend’s house for bbq and games night on Sunday. Didn’t do too much on Monday…which was nice…

Here’s a funny story… so I’ve taken up knitting, which isn’t really news to anyone. So I had my new cabled handbag with me on Monday and I came out of a store and this woman LEAPS from her van, wielding a MacDonald’s Chicken Snack Wrap at me and screams ‘OMG, I love your bag’!
Me: Oh, haha, thanks
Her: It’s gorgeous, did you make it?
Me: Yes
Her: Wow, that’s great. Can I come closer and see it
Me: Sure?
Her: Is it lined, can I look in it? (using the hand that’s holding the mayonaissy snack wrap to gesture at the inside of my bag
Me: Um, yes it’s lined… in silk… (pulling handbag out of her grasp)
Her: *goes on and on about how nice it is*
Her: Can I get to know you?
Me: What?
Her: My daughter would really love that bag!
Me: Oh ya…
Her: So, can I… get to know you?
Me: She would love it to buy? Or to make?
Her: Oh, to make… you could teach her!
Me: Tell her to take a knitting class!
Her:… oh..ya.. but… are you a professional?
Me: calling over my shoulder as I beat a retreat… no… no!

I swear not a WORD of that is made up! I got in the car and Boy’s mouth was a gape in shock… I asked him if he put her up to it, because it was so ridiculous… but no… that was all her!

Other than that, and besides meeting literally the dumbest person on the planet last weekend, not much else to report.
This weekend holds another sushi night and then who knows… have to go shopping for clothes, because as I sit here, my jeans are sprouting a hole! Nice!
Plan on finishing my latest handbag, and then I have a couple to line and attach handles to… This knitting thing is FUN! I also have to go down to the knitting store in order to wind my 2000 yards of kid wool/silk blend for my new afghan… can’t wait… it’s going to be the lightest, delicate blanket, but incredibly warm because of the yarn… so luscious! I’m sticking to my promise to only have two things on the go at once… so I have my red handbag and my green lace scarf on the needles right now… if I could just get the darn scarf finished, I could add something else, but since I really don’t have the budget for new yarn right now, I’ll finish the bag and then start the blanket.

That’s all~
D

Loooong Weekend!

*exhale*

Thank goodness for this long weekend… by the end of today I was swearing at my computer and everything was pissing me off… This weekend is going to be lovely! I have many things planned, not the least of which is knitting, lining my knitting, putting a handle on some knitting and going to buy a new pattern. LOL! Think I’m obsessed? Maybe… but I enjoy it!
Also on the sched will be two bbq’s (one at the house and one at someone else’s, where I DON’T have to clean up), all you can eat sushi, and some cleaning and relaxing!

I’m now off to sit on the bed with my ipod and my new handbag pattern and work a little before I get to bed… rivetting life, I know!

That’s all
D

Good Morning World!

Thanks BC, for sticking to the plan! In these ‘tough economic times’ switching governments now would have been disasterous! While the BC Liberals can’t be everything to everyone, and there are undoubtedly some flaws in their ideas, the devil we know right now is way better than the devil we don’t. Not to say that the NDP wouldn’t have done some good things… for instance, I would have preferred to have them in power when my health care union contract comes up next year, but at the same time, who knows what messes they would have made, trying to ‘fix’ everything that’s been done in the last eight years.

ALSO! Thank goodness that BC got their act together and voted down the electoral reform… there are many ways in which this would have been a terrible idea and many paragraphs I could write as to why, but alas, we won, so I’ll leave it at that… we keep the status quo for another four years and hopefully we can gain some economic ground in that time!

I found a new knitting group, since my classes ended this past Monday. I found a free Monday night meetup at the same time the class was, and three of my classmates are going to join me, so that will be nice. Not that anyone cares, but I just got 2000m of cobweb weight Fleece Artist yarn for $20 from the yarn shop… I’m DYING to make something with it, but until I finish my newly started handbag and get the rest of my stuff lined and finished, it will sit… and I haven’t wound it yet, so I am literally unable to start with it…

I have been knitting and using other people’s patterns, trying to learn what I can and figure out how stitches work together etc… in order to eventually be able to design my own handbag… well, the inspiration came to me last night in the car, and I’m VERY excited about it. I can’t tell you what it is yet, because of the ‘idea stealers’ out there, but as soon as I get the goods for it, and start whipping it up, I’ll share. I’m convinced that EVERYONE is going to want one, and I could end up with a good deal going on. I understand that in the knitting world, people with good patterns, and ones that need extra notions are sold in kits, so if this works out and I can find the notions… I might make up a kit…

The black clouds are moving in like a heavy black freight train, so I’m not looking forward to going downtown and trying to find parking at 3pm when the street parking closes for my appointment… Maybe it will thunder and rain now and then clear up like a miracle for me… here’s to hoping!

That’s all
D

Wake up Webby! We’re back in action!

It’s been a while since there’s been anything too interesting to write… I’ve thought a few times about some funny or ridiculous things that have happened, but sort of got to lazy to write anything. I’ve been on the hunt for a creative outlet tho, and have found knitting to be one of those things… and then realized that part of my creative outlet in the past has been writing and I pretty much dropped that a while ago… and it’s time to pick it back up.

So a quick update to get everything up to speed… since the last time I posted, we were in another country!

Got back from Singapore and launched into Christmas/Birthday planning. Lucky for me, I had started a lot of it prior to leaving, so all the cooking/baking was already done and the lists were made and ready to go. Had my 30th Birthday party the week before Christmas and then the snow started to fall and we were housebound for almost two weeks. Pat and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by ourselves, only going out of the house to his Grandparents for dinner and then home. We even had tickets to a hockey game for the day after boxing day and we tried like heck to get there, even going so far as trying to catch the bus or skytrain but were turned away at every attempt, so we ended up at home for the duration of the holiday. We filled our time shovelling and trying to get people to stay out of our parking spots whenever we did venture away from home.
January found us having my ‘birthday dinner’ in New West with the family and then not much else too interesting. We hung out with my sis and her man a few times in February and March.
In April we were out for a walk on a Wednesday evening and happened into this yarn store at about 830 at night. Fate brought me to the yarn store on the only night in the week they’re open late… and I immediately fell in love with the yarn and signed up for a class immediately. I’m now on my second class, have completed a scarf for Boy and a handbag for me. On the needles I have a blankie for Kitty, a scarf for me, a dishcloth and two handbags. I’m a bit of an addict, but I do enjoy actually finishing the projects as much as I enjoy starting new ones, so I plug away.
The knitting turned out to be quite fortuitous actually, because for a long time I’ve been wanting to join a swordfighting class that’s held during the week downtown. The deterrant was that I didn’t want to drive home and back again, but I didn’t have anything to occupy my time between 430 and 630… now I bring knitting to work and I can stay here and relax and knit a bit before the class, head down there and then go home. It requires a lot of thinking ahead, as I have to bring all my meals for the day to work, but I don’t think it should be much of a problem. I’m the kind of person that can eat the same thing over and over again and not get bored, so spinach salad and goat cheese with cranberries and a toasted sesame dressing is one meal (dinner or lunch) and either chili or egg salad on rice crackers is my other meal. Breakfast has always been eaten here, so that’s not a problem.

So that’s the past and the present. The future holds a trip to the cabin to see my dad on the August Long Weekend and the week following and a trip to Disneyland in September with me and Pat and potentially his sister and friend and my dad.

That’s it for now…