Monday, January 26, 2009

A funny thing happened on the way to the laundry room!

I spent most of Saturday evening working on my needle knitting. I had took apart what I had started in my class because I had made it too big, so I started a new one. Well, after Kevin left for work that night, I decided to take a shower and start a load of laundry and maybe watch a movie as I worked on my knitting.

Everything was going great....until I dragged my laundry hamper into the living room. I noticed a long piece of fabric lying on the floor. I thought it was the cat toy, so I bent down to pick it up. As I got closer to the fabric, I realized that it wasn't the cat's toy at all. It was my yarn!

One of the kids had pulled the knitted needle off the couch and into the kitchen, leaving a trail of yarn all of the living room, dinning room and kitchen. I ended up spending the rest of the night untangling all of the knots out of the yarn and making a yarn ball to keep it untangled.

We are not sure which kid it was, but Kevin and I have an idea that it was Penny. Guess I learned my lesson!

(Now, if I had only been smart enough to take a picture of the mess before I picked it up!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to send a care package to some one you miss:

Step One: go out and buy a 9x9x9 shipping box to put things in. You need the box first so that you can buy things that will fit into it.

Step Two: run by See's Candy and buy a sample size box and a one pound box of chocolate (the heart shaped one fits this box perfectly. *You buy two so that she will be more willing to share the chocolate with the people that have no idea what See's Candy is*

Step Three: You make a nice scarf from chenile yarn in her favorite color.

You realize that the box is still too empty so you follow steps four and five.

Step Four: run to craft store and buy pretty yarn that you think she can make something beautiful out of.

Step Five: While waiting in a long line, you find a cute pair of St. Patty's Day socks you think she might like and spot a bag of Pixi Stix that bring back memories of junior high and decide to grab those too.

Step Six: Put all finds in 9x9x9 box, seal, address and run to post office to mail.

When the package is should look like this:

From California, With Love!

I can knit!!!

I'm so excited! I took a knitting class last night at JoAnn's Craft Store and had a good time. When I first started to knit, I was using the Knifty Knitter looms and was making scarfs. After the class, I can now use the needles and make what ever I want.

Next craft to master....quilting! But that's a little ways down the road.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Scarfs, Scarfs and more Scarfs!

One day, while I was out shopping with my mom at the local craft store, I told her that I wanted to learn how to knit.

Fast Foward a few weeks to Christmas Eve....Kevin and I had gone over to see my mom and step-dad for Christmas and to exchange gifts before they left for the Vegas vacation. When I opened my gifts, I started to laugh because she had gotten me some knitting looms and yarn.

My first attempt at knitting didn't quite come out because I didn't really know what I was doing and is now falling apart. I used a regular multi colored pastel blue and purple yarn.

After the first one, I discovered chenile yarn at JoAnn's....nice and soft! I thought it would make a really nice scarf as I was actually getting pretty cold here in California. Here is the start of one that I made....

By this time I was hooked and in two weekend, I had made five scarfs.... Midnight Blue, Black, Periwinkle Blue, Hunter Green and an Ameythist print...

Each of these scarfs take almost two skeins to make and are hand-washable. I made the midnight blue one for my best friend Becca and a black for her mom, the green one for my bestest best friend Karen, and periwinkle blue on for me and the ameythist print for a friend of Kevin's. These are the adult versions.

When my friend's son, Dreu, saw the scarfs, he wanted me to make him one, which I did. I made the adult version a little thinner for a child to wear.

I ended up making two of for Dreu (which he loved when I gave it to him) and one for my niece, Rhiannon.

I've been a busy little if I could just learn to use my knitting needles!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Too Funny Not to Post....

The Deaf Bookkeeper

A mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has cheated him out of ten million bucks. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the in the first place. It was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not hear anything that he might have to testify about in court.

When the Godfather goes to confront the bookkeeper about his missing ten million, he brings along his attorney, who knows sign language.

The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the ten million bucks he embezzled from me it."

The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the money is.

The bookkeeper sign back: "I don;t know what you are talking about."

The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."

The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple and says, "Ask him again!"

The attorney signs to the bookkeeper: "He'll kill you if you don't tell him!"

The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase buried behind the shed in my cousin Enzo's backyard in Queens!"

The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"

The attorney replies....."He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

An open letter to the guy in the dark green Saturn.....

Dear Mr. Green Saturn Driver:

Be warned that I have your license plate number and make and model of your car and have reported it to the California Highway Patrol after you hit my poor little Kermie and drove away without exchanging any information. What you did was wrong!!! A good motorist should know that if you hit another car, you should automatically put the car in park and get out to exchange insurance information. You, my friend, are not a good motorist as you told me to get go and then sped away as I grabbed my cell phone to snap a picture of your license plate.

Now, I am not sure if you even did any damage to my car, but causing an accident and then driving away is wrong. In fact, it is so wrong that it is called Hit and Run and is a criminal misdemeanor. So, when that CHP officer comes knocking at your door to give you a ticket. Be very afraid!


Kermie's very sore owner

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I've seen 145 out of 239 films

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own Facebook account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane (Flying High)
Total: 8

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 9

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far 10

( ) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Harry Potter 5
(x) Resident Evil 1
(x) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 5

(x)Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 7

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
(x) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
Total so far: 9

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
(x) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber
Total so far: 7

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 6

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
(x) Seed of Chucky
(x) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 10

(x) Bad Boys
(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 9

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 6

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 10

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 13

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
(x) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
(x) Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
(x) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 8

( ) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 2

(x) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 3

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grai
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 4

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
(x) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
Total so far: 6

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 2

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 6

(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix Reloaded
( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
(x) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
Total so far: 5

Now Add them up and...Put "I've seen "145" out of 239 films" in the subject line and repost it.

42 questions about me

1. Do you like blue cheese? I hate moldy cheese!
2. Have you ever smoked? I took a puff of a cigar once, but that cause me to have an asthma attack afterwards.
3. Do you own a gun? My husband and I own a shot gun and his service gun
4. What flavor of Kool-Aid was your favorite? Blue rasberry
5. Do you get nervous before a doctor appointment? Only if I have to have blood drawn
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love them at a baseball game
7. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Something from Starbucks
9. Can you do push ups? If i use my knees and do the girly ones
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring and diamond earrings
11. Favorite hobby? Cross-stitching and knitting
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No, but I know a few people who do
13. What's one trait you dislike about yourself? I worry too much about nothing
14. Middle name? Leigh
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: need to finish my latest knitting project, need to knitt Dreu's scarf and I want to see my hubby
16. Name 3 beverages you regularly drink? Pepsi, tea and Starbucks
17. Current worry: Will I be able to have children?
18. Favorite place to be? At home with my hubby
19. Who will you bring in the New Year with? Well, this year, it was my friend, Becky...wh had a Sex and the City marathon night..watched two seasons!
20. Where would you like to go? Hawaii and back to Boston...ooh, and Georgia
21. Name three people who will complete this? Karen already has, so I don't think anyone will
22. Do you own slippers? Yes, I wear them all the time when I am at home
23. What color is your shirt? Olive green
24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? In the summer time, but in the winter I like fannel.
25. Can you whistle? Not very well
26. Would you be a pirate? Arrrrgh!
27. What songs do you sing in the shower? When no one else is in the house
28. Favorite Girl's Name? Addison
29. Favorite boy's name? Bryton
30. What's in your pocket right now? Lint
31. Last thing that made you laugh? Chatting with Karen on yahoo messanger
32. Best bed sheets as a child? My Rainbow Bright ones (I still have the pillow case somewhere!)
33. Worst injury you've ever had? I had to have stitches just under my eye
34. Do you love where you live? Yes and no
35. How many TV's do you have in your house? Three
36. Who is your loudest friend? Definately, Becca!
37. How many dogs do you have? None
38. Does someone have a crush on you? Yes....
39. What is your favorite book? Gone with the Wind
40. What is your favorite candy? Jelly Bellys
41. What is your favorite sports team? Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondback and Visalia Rawhide (formerly Oaks)
42. What song do you want played at your funeral? This is a morbid question!