Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sleeping Beauties

Back in the fall, when we were furniture shopping, I feel in love with this chaise. I can sit in it, with my laptop, and my lower back doesn't hurt, unlike when I sit in the other chair or on the couch. The only bad thing about it, is the lack of quality lighting over in this part of the family room. In fact, most of the family room has crappy lighting, but there is no light over here. Late at night, when I'm tired or the day has been too long, I can't knit, or read, or do productive things from my chair, because it's too dark. So most nights, I Ravel, or hang out on Facebook and chat. Mostly it's not a big deal, as it's late, but sometimes it bugs the heck out of me. But that's not where I was going with this.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cheap Therapy

So in early March I bought a book called Wreck This Journal. It's supposed to inspire your creative muse, and my muse was in need of a good kick in the arse, so I picked it up. On each page there are directions of things you are supposed to do... to be taken however you choose. On one page, it simply said, "Crack The Spine." So after cracking the spine of my journal, I drew a spine and wrote all about how I used to see a chiropractor and her nickname (by me) was Crunch because of the sound it made when she did her adjustments. It's a fun book, but it had one page that I felt I couldn't do. One page who's directions challenged the very core of my being. It had a photo of a matchbook, and said, "Burn This Page." If you know me, or you've read my blog since the start, you'll know that in 1999 we had a fire in our apartment. As you can imagine, fire isn't something I take lightly and I wasn't too amused by this page. I went online to Flickr, where they have a gallery of pages other people have done, to see if anyone else "skipped" any. No luck.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Where Has This Month Gone?

I apologize for my lack of posting these past few weeks. It's been right crazy around here between school and meetings and the kids.In between all that mess.. Ms. Thang sprained her wrist on Saturday. They thought it was broken, but it's a tendon sprain and she's lucky it didn't tear. She has to wear a brace/splint thingy until my birthday in 6 weeks and she's kind of bummed about the whole thing but taking it fairly well. Easter was nice. I knit this cute little bunny for my niece, but didn't get the last ear done in time. I bought it with me to knit in the car, and then felt car sick when I tried (happens once in a blue moon) so I bought it back home to finish this week. It was cold on Easter, so on the way home, when it was dark and I could knit, I made that little scarf out of scrap yarn I used in her blanket. I have it all bundled up to be mailed tomorrow.The color is better in the next photo, and I'm tickled with how cute it came out, even if I built it around the head being backwards. The pointy part seemed more nose like than back of the head like. This only caused issues with putting the eyes on.

Monday, April 06, 2009

We Hope You Will Enjoy The Show....

When she was in first grade, or maybe it was second (it's been a long time now, I can't remember)... Ms. Thang surprised the HELL out of me and got the lead part in the winter show. It was a cute little number about bullying, and she played Bully the Bullfrog in a show titled, A Froggy Day in Lindentown. Not only did she have speaking parts, she had solo singing parts and I was so damn proud of her. She has a natural talent for music, and loves to sing. When she told me that she had a solo in the spring show this year, I wasn't one bit surprised. The only thing she told me, was that it was for Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and she was singing with Paige. I told her I'd stay far away from rehearsals, and skip the afternoon dress rehearsal so I could be surprised the night of the show.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Journey of a Thousand Miles...

....begins with some new luggage!

In the 13.5 years we've been married, we've never bought luggage. We have some luggage that my dad gave us, but it's big and clunky and really doesn't suit our needs. We've made do with it over the years, and I appreciate that it was there for our use.. and now it's being banished to the attic. The kids will use it for their school trips, and whatever money my parents paid for that luggage (my parents bought that when they were still married if that tells you how old it is... they've been divorced for 10 years).. it was money well spent.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Random Bitching.... on a Thursday

1.That mole.. the one from last spring, that I spent all summer/fall trying to get rid of? Had an effing FIELD DAY underneath all the snow in my yard this winter. Moved into the FRONT yard, and left it's front door wide open for me to see. I am researching what I can toss down that hole to be rid of the damn thing. The part that kills me, is that it was in my flower garden also. I'm not sure how to get my yard flat again... because their are ridges everywhere. I can feel the unevenness under my feet as I walk through.

2. So after hurting my calf on the treadmill at the Cape, I didn't run for a week and a half. I waited, patiently.. letting my calf heal. I am not dumb. I've been here before. I ran on Tuesday with no issues. I ran today.. and the stupid calf on the OTHER leg did some wacky thing 3/4 of the way through my run. The nice part is that it's a different muscle than the other leg.... but hello.. WTF? Why does this keep happening? How am I ever going to get out and run regularly if I keep having calf issues. All I can say is it better feel better by Sunday... cuz like it or not, it's going running again cuz this is ridiculous!!