26 December 2006

I have lost my mind... Truly!

The above pic was taken this Christmas...

So, we are down the final hours... I leave Saturday morning for the move to Chicago, and all of a sudden, I think I'm crazy. Who packs up and moves their entire life to a state where they know nothing...


Why am I so freaked out?

23 December 2006

Worst Birthday EVER!!!

Well, it's official. Yesterday was the worst birthday to

date. I think I'm going to start telling people that my birthday is June 22nd. Do you think people might remember it then? I'm so bummed about the day that I don't even want to write about it. I spent most of last night and this afternoon in tears. Just fyi... Having a bad birthday makes you realize how lonely you really are...

17 December 2006

Have you ever noticed...

Have you ever noticed that when you make a decision to really stick to something that is when life wants to see if you can make lemonade? I really do get joy out of writing in a journal (or in this new day and age, blogging), but it seemed the second I wanted to really stick to it, life happened. The boyfriend and I are no longer together, but that isn't a bad thing. We realized that things were better off as friends. I took a promotion to Chicago. My kitchen caught fire. I could go on... lol

I won't though. I have things I'm supposed to be doing, but I wanted to take a break. I have been packing for a few hours. The big move happens on the 30th, and it's just amazing how much shit I have. I'm still working. Though, the 22nd (my birthday) is my last day in the Cincinnati office. I'm trying to take some time out and knit, but that has fallen by the wayside for the past week. I think after I get the house in semi-decent order with clean laundry and packed boxes, I'll find my new project. I'm trying to just finish a few things that need to be finished for Christmas. Nothing major. So, I won't be giving up sleep to knit. The only other thing going on is that I'm trying to burn some cd's to my pc. I have over 600, and I don't listen to all of them all the time. So, I want to take the songs I like off each cd and be able to use them with my ipod...

Last night, I went to the company Christmas party. I'm pretty sure that I didn't make an ass of myself. I'll post details later, but here is a pic of Colleen and I.

31 October 2006

home sick from work...

I called into work this morning. My head was pounding. It still hurts, but it is no longer the blinding pain I thought I would die from this morning. I was going to go in around noon when I woke up and could move, but I really think I needed the rest. I haven't done anything productive; so, I feel like I wasn't playing hookie.

I should blog more, but I think some Tylenol is called for.

29 October 2006

more annoying than anything...

I typed out a wonderful post earlier, and it's gone.


I just got home, and I was going to post more. Seeing this just drained me.


18 October 2006

getting back into the swing of things...

So, day 1... here's the pic to start it off with.

I have a membership to a gym about 15 to 20 minutes north of me. When I first got out of the Navy, I used to go on a regular basis, but then, I went to the ER with what I thought was knee pain. The doctor found two compression fractures on the top inch of my tibia, and I was sidelined. Well, then, I got used to not going. A few days ago, my payment for the gym came out. $51.68...

$51.68 for two people to use the gym... I pay for my mom and me to use it. There are 3 in Dayton.

$51.68... Why aren't I using this now?

Then, I got on the scale at work. It's what we use to ship UPS stuff. I could have died then.
So, today, I drove 20 minutes north out of my way, and guess what? I went to the gym. I'm going to go 5 days a week. No excuses. I got taped while I was there, and I was shocked. I mean, floored... How did I get like this?

10 October 2006

the addictions of crafty people...

I have found that when I get in something that I don't do it half-heartedly. You know, it's all or nothing. Before I moved to Ohio, I was an avid scrapbooker. Every free moment I had was spent scrapbooking. I used to go to weekend get-a-ways to do it. Well, at the end of last year, I decided that I needed a hobby that didn't require me to pull out half of a closet. My husband had just left for good. (Long story, but we tried to reconcile 3 or 4 times before we got divorced.) I was looking to really quit smoking. So, I picked up knitting. So, now, every free second I have goes to that. I still love to scrapbook, but I haven't found time to pull all of it out. I find that knitting is so much easier and portable. So, today, after my fever broke, I needed to accomplish something, and boy did I?!? I reorganized all of my scrapbook stuff. Below is the list of things that I no longer need or want. Please feel free to look it over. See, I used to sell Creative Memories. It was something to support my habit. Now, I don't sell it. While I would still like to purchase the stuff I want at a discount, I just am not as addicted as I once was... It did feel good cleaning house so to speak.

CarryAll Bag Not in wrapping, but never used or even unfolded
12 x 12 Destinations Album
12 x 12 fabric Christmas album with poinsettia
7 x 7 Sapphire (discontinued one)
12 x 12 Champagne coverset (discontinued one)
12 x 12 Sapphire (discontinued one)
12 x 12 Plum coverset (discontinued one)
Mat and blades
Oval CCS
Oval CCS
12 packs of post cards (free please just take them)
Five packs of GT ShortStory Cards (not sure of cost… just make an offer)
6 packs of order forms (free please just take them)
The black portfolio thing used for presentations in Get Together (free please just take them)
5 order form boards (for customers to write on) (not sure of cost… just make an offer)
3 packs of bags (medium size I think) (not sure of cost… just make an offer)
Complete PODS sticker storage (not sure of cost… just make an offer)
Complete PODS storage (not sure of cost… just make an offer) (note… these are missing dividers)
Slightly used Personal trimmer (just make an offer)
Personal trimmer
Corner Rounder
Leaf Maker (just make an offer)
Pink Corner Rounder (just make an offer)
Album Making and Journaling Key Chain
Album Making and Journaling Key Chain
Album Making and Journaling Key Chain
6 photo pencils
1 pair of Scissors
3 basic round tip pen sets (black, red, green, blue)
1 basic fine tip pen set (black, red, green, blue)
3 black fine tip pens
3 mini tape dispensers
3 tape dispensers
Photo tape
Short Cuts Cool
Short Cuts Cool
Short Cuts Warm
Short Cuts Warm
Once Upon a Wedding
Adventures of Pooh
I Do
Mickey Classics
Perfect Fit Blues
Perfect Fit Blues
Perfect Fit Greens
Perfect Fit Greens
Perfect Fit Oranges
Perfect Fit Oranges
Perfect Fit Purples
Perfect Fit Reds
Perfect Fit Reds
Perfect Fit Yellows
Perfect Fit Yellows
Shades of Yellow
Shades of Yellow
Shades of Red
Shades of Red
Shades of Purple
Shades of Purple
Shades of Pink
Shades of Orange
Shades of Orange
Shades of Olive
Shades of Olive
Shades of Green
Shades of Green
Shades of Brown
Shades of Brown
Shades of Blue
Shades of Black and White
Shades of Aqua
Shades of Amber
Textiles Paper
Printed Vellum Paper
Northern Tranquility Paper
Ocean’s Breeze Paper
Pumpkin Spice Paper
Garden Illusions Paper
Frosty Prints Paper
Everyday Elegance Paper
Cottage Grove Paper
Colonial Paper
Coffeehouse Paper
Classy Sampler Paper
Asian Miyabi
Wild Side Paper Pack
Done with One Best Wishes
Done with One Formal Affair
Done with One Halloween
Done with One Holiday
Done with One Mickey and the Gang
Done with One Party Time
Done with One Travel
Done with One Wedding Glimpses
File Mate Folders
12 DecoFile Organizer with folders still in bag
2 slightly used FileMates (just make an offer)
3 slightly used zipped pouches for accessory binder (just make an offer)
3 diecut pages for accessory binder (just make an offer)
1 slightly used diecut page for accessory binder (just make an offer)
2 paper pages for accessory binder (just make an offer)
4 Fundamentals Sticker Pack
3 Stars and Stripes Marine Sticker Pack
Stars and Stripes Army Sticker Pack
Stars and Stripes Air Force Sticker Pack
Sun and Fun Sprinkle Sticker Pack
Autumn and Winter Sprinkle Sticker Pack
Spring and Summer Sprinkle Sticker Pack
Winter Sensation Sticker Pack
Summer Sensation Sticker Pack
Scout’s Honor Sticker Pack
Summer Medley Sticker Pack
Spring Medley Sticker Pack
Autumn Medley Sticker Pack
Kaleidoscope Sticker Pack 2 of each of the 4 that came out
Happenings Sticker Pack
Holiday Gatherings Sticker Pack
Black Photo Sharing Cards
Neutral Photo Sharing Cards
4 packs of Neg Care Envelopes
2 packs of Neg Care Sleeves
Pastel Snap Pack
Disney Snap Pack
Delicate Days Pack
3 Mini ABC/123 Bubblegum Classy
6 Mini ABC/123 Ebony Sassy
3 Mini ABC/123 Iris Sassy
3 Mini ABC/123 Sunflower Sassy
2 JGL Yellow and Chamois
5 JGL Red and Pink
2 JGL Purple and Eggplant
2 JGL Orange and Amber
3 JGL Neutral
3 JGL Green and Olive
4 JGL Blue and Aqua
4 JGL Holiday Sparkle
Wedding Bliss Sticker Pack
2 Passages Sticker Packs
2 Holiday Splendor Sticker Packs
Scenic Die Cut Landscapes
Gymnastics and Cheerleading Combination Pack
2 Celebrate Sticker Packs

Noni Dr. Suessish Elephant Foot Bag

This is the first thing I made when I broke out of my scarf phase. :)

the beginning of the blanket that will kill me and Mr. Big

Mr. Big and the baby blanket from Hell... I am much farther now though.

first throw

first throw
Originally uploaded by babygirldreams.
made for Mom...

Mom's bag

Mom's bag
Originally uploaded by babygirldreams.

poncho for me

poncho for me
Originally uploaded by babygirldreams.
not following any real pattern... just two rectangles... I couldn't figure out how to upload more than one pic, but I wanted you all to see.

01 October 2006

Well, I was supposed to go to church this morning....

Well, I was supposed to go to church this morning... Maybe supposed to isn't the world I want because I like going. Anyways... I was in a bit of a rush, and guess what? Yep, I tripped down my steps. My forehead met the windowsill, and then, there was blood. So, needless to say, I didn't go to church. (If you know me at all, you know I'm not exactly graceful, but damn, can't a girl catch a break?)

So, after being patched up, I took myself back to bed though I wasn't supposed to. I couldn't sleep deep enough so I got up and tried to watch that movie, Alexander, but not a good movie in my opinion. So, I knitted for a while. I am working on a baby blanket for Mike. It drove me over the edge yesterday. So, I got out this fabulouse Berroco Glace ribbon yarn. It's the color of blood. fits the mood, huh? Anyways... I'm about 1/3 of the way done with a fashion scarf for me. I don't make a lot of things for myself; so, I'm really excited about this.

You know, I can see now why people have so many UFO's... (UnFinished Objects) Some projects are knit with pretty small needles, and after a while, it can seem tedious. So, I promised myself after starting the new scarf that I was going to finish at least two of the current projects before starting a new one... They include...

beaded wire napkin holders for Mom... They are for Christmas. So far, I have only done one. I want to make 4 to 8 depending on how bad they ruin my bamboo 9 needles.

a poncho for me... It's absolutely gorgeous, but having frogged it once already and looking like I still didn't get it right, I had to stop.

a baby blanket for Mike... I promised him I would make one, but actually following a pattern instead of straight garter stitch for the first time is breaking my heart.

and the scarf... It's so red. I can't wait. I'll post pics when I have some.

Until then....