25 February 2009

a little of this and that...

I think Dega has a yarn problem... Seriously?!?! Anyone want to untangle 2 full skeins of sock yarn, 1 partial skein of sock yarn and some DK weight alpaca? Please???
I put a lot of the new stash up in the pantry last night. For those of you who don't know about my fiber stash, there are now officially 134,499 yards of yarn in my house excluding leftover skeins from previous projects.
134,499 yards?!?!
That is 122.985886 kilometers!
That is 76.4198864 miles!
So, I think it is time to admit that I need to knit something. lol That's really not a problem. I have about 15 projects on the needles right now. I am knitting daily. I use yarn all the time. I do enjoy buying more though. The cool thing about the latest yarn enhancement is that it allowed me to finish running a yarn marathon, and since I finished first, I think that there is a first place prize of yarn. I can't wait to see what that is.
School is exhausting, and work is back to an 8 to 5 schedule. Nothing really new on those fronts.
The dogs were shaved the other day. They had gotten very tangly at their last visit with the dog sitter, and it needed to happen. They are happy and getting into everything.
I have a newly acquired stalker, and she is evil and determined to ruin my day, week, month, year and in general, life. For that reason, you won't be reading about Eric anymore.

24 February 2009

20 February 2009

Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

10 February 2009

Ravenclaw Homework

1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
a Maltese - It is the unconditional love that my dogs have for me even when I'm not at my best.
2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
2 Maltese dogs - Dega and Indy (Shhh... I snuck one in.)
3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
History of Magic
4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
time with Eric...
5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
when Eric tickles me or when I rub Indy's belly and her head flops back
6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...
I'm dying for some Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb. They have it at http://www.eatsleepknit.com/shop/132/flypage.ihtml?# in the colors I love, but you can get it a lot of places.
7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
I love MnM's of any kind except the dark chocolate, but peanuts or peanut butter or the chripy ones... Yum.
8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in? 4
9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
nope... My birthday is in December. So, it is all good. :)
10- You in 5 words.
happy-go-lucky, optimistic, tired, perfectionist, sarcastic

08 February 2009

my brain is fried...

Seriously, fried... It's been a long week, and while I should take advantage of this semi-peaceful night and go to sleep, I don't want to. I have a ton of stuff to do this week, and I'm just ready to lay my head down at this point and cry. I'm over winter. YOU HEAR ME, MOTHER NATURE! OVER IT!!! The winter blues suck. They fucking suck. It's not just that. I have been in a weird funk for a while now, and I know that pushing people away and settling into the moody blues only makes it worse. So, I'm trying. I'm trying to believe in the power of positive thinking. I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I'm simply just trying.
I did get to have some fun today. I got to volunteer at the Museum of Science and Industry. I really do love that place.
Other than that, no new news. Just fighting the funk... But here are some pictures to tide you over to a happier me.

This is right after I first got Indy when I took her to Chix to meet the girls.

The string in the sky is yarn I'm winding. The puppies are waiting for it to fall.

07 February 2009

Boogity. Boogity. Boogity! Let's Go Racing, Boys!

Yep, it's that time again. Tonight at 7pm CST, the green flag for the Bud Shootout starts. Any of you that know me know I'm hoping Jr. wins again this year. I am currently trying to find a blanket pattern for the 2009 season that allows me to knit without having to worry about being complicated. I have an entire plan in place. I'm going to get veggies to snack on for tonight on my way home. I'm going to go home and give Indy a bath. Dega still can't get wet; so, he'll just get wiped down as best as possible. I'll take a shower myself and put on comfy clothes. Wind the yarn if needed and get comfy on the couch. Phone off. Just me and the tv. Though, if Eric texts me, I'll be talking to him. Other than that, the do not disturb sign is up. Leave me alone!!!

03 February 2009

Supporting Those Who Supports Others

A friend on Ravelry is hosting a raffle of yarn to raise money for her MS Walk. Please check out her page.

To help support her, I'm going to give aways sock yarn to those who donate $100 to her.

Please check it out!