Friday, May 28, 2010

Sad Days Indeed

Yesterday I we had to put down our little dog. She was starting to have trouble getting around the house and remembering to go outside to potty. It was just time.

Good bye baby-dog… you will be missed.

Now we just have cats. I have to assume that will have to be that way until The Girl and The Baby move out. Although that is not going to be anytime soon. The Girl is pretty resigned that she is not going to pass this semester and will have to go to summer school and the fall term and graduate in December. We will have to see. She is going to be the death of me…

Dead Jedis
I hate the movie Return of the Jedi. There are two reasons for this: 1) to quote Hurley from Lost “Ewoks suck, Dude.” 2) At the end of the movie the victors are having a party and Luke Skywalker looks over and sees the ghosts of Obi-wan, Yoda, and Darth (aka Dad) standing there smiling and waving. It is just stupid.

Lost ended this week. I was extremely disappointed with the ending. The fact that the “Sideways world” was just some generic spiritual purgatory where the Losties were all waiting so they could go to the great hereafter together was just lame. Really, it all comes down to religious crap? Bah! It was Return of the Jedi all over again. God, can’t dead people just stay dead. I would have been really happy without the sideways world and just having it end with Jack saving the Island and seeing his friends jet off to safety and closing his eye. And maybe a few more answers instead of happy-go-lucky dead folks. Anyway, the more I think about it the madder I get, so I will not be discussing Lost any more.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Promise to Blog More Often

So I went to the Dentist this week. I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in months and I start by talking about the Dentist! WTF? Don’t worry, I will make my excuses and give a big update. Anyway, my DDS now has a digital x-ray machine. The thing you bite down on has a cord coming out of it that leads right to the computer and all the pictures just download right away. It was really cool, but it made me feel old. I remember when I was a kid and they would send me into a different room and put the big lead vest on me, leave the room and take an x-ray. They do not even put the lead vest on anymore… which means either the x-ray technology has improved so it is not as much of a risk OR my dentist doesn’t care if I get bombarded with radiation. I am hoping it is the first one.

What has been going on for the last several months?
I have been working at the yarn shop. It has been going well. It is the best place I have ever worked. They want me to get together a plan of what I would need in order to start working there full time. I know that long term I could not really support my family working there, but I really want to stay there because I love it. Maybe if my husband gets a job I can to do it. We will have to see what happens.
I have been doing some knitting. Here are a couple of things I have created since I last blogged…

This is a hat made from Lost themed yarn (Polar Bear in the Jungle). It is a pattern a made up using Barbara Walker Treasury.

Here is a hat I made for my nephew…

Here is a wrap I made for the shop… The yarn was a pain to work with, but I think it looks good.

And here is a sneak peek at next month’s 3K perk in the shop. I designed it myself!

I done a few other things, but I think this is enough for now.

Life has been chaotic. The Girl has been driving me crazy. Last week she took off because people were calling her names on the Internet. God she is frustrating. I do not know what we are going to do with her. She brought home a kitten.
Here is a picture of it.

Looks cute, but it is a crazy kitten. It runs around like a manic causing nothing but trouble.

The Baby is doing well. We had a bit of a scare a few weeks ago. She developed a weird rash and her doctor did not know what it was, so we were sent to a dermatologist, who did not know what it was, so they sent us to Mayo. In the end it was determined to be Incontinentia pigmenti
It is not life threatening, It is just a genetic defect that is passed from mother to daughter. It is very rare and everywhere we went every doctor had to come in and stare at her. It was very uncomfortable. However, it is good to know she will be okay.  She is a great baby. She loves to share food with me. She loves watermelon and graham crackers. Oh and Brie and crackers. She is hilarious.

I promise to try to blog more diligently. I made the discovery that in fact I used to write my posts during meetings at work and then post them during lunch at work. Since I do not have meetings and an actual lunch break any more, I have been not been blogging. Even though I have thought about blogging on many occasions. I hope that counts for something.

See you on the other side…