Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wow, it's been a while

So it looks like I've neglected the poor blog for almost two months. So, what's been going on?
Just in time for Random Wednesday - bullets!
  • I had a birthday.
  • I got a promotion. Basically, same job, just more work and more money. And I'll be a supervisor once they replace my old position.
  • Lorelei's almost potty-trained. It's taken a lot longer than I thought it would, but I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Sheep and Wool! Lorelei and I went to MDS&W on Saturday. I didn't buy much, but we did see a lot of sheep, caught a glimpse of a couple of bloggers, as well as Casey (who my friends claim had some tequila on him).
  • I started a shawl that I had hoped to finish by last weekend. Yup - didn't make it. Getting close though. It's the Diamond Fantasy Shawl in Lisa Souza Sock! Merino, Violet's PInk Ribbon.
  • I think I finished some socks. The Perfect Sweater is still "in progress" but I haven't touched it in at least a month.
  • Lorelei and I are going to Disney in June. She's been in a Princess phase for months now, so I expect that she will totally love Disney.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My Name

What Patricia Means

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekend Wrapup

  • Oscars! - The Oscars were Lorelei's dad's favorite night of the year (because he was a huge movie dork), so of course I stayed up to watch the entire thing. It wasn't that late, but apparently I'm an old lady because I have really been dragging today. Anyway, I found the show a little boring, which I guess is to be expected since the writers only had two weeks to work on it. I didn't really care about many of the nominees or winners, I really liked the songs from Enchanted - I may need to see the movie, George Clooney looked good as usual, and I want to be Helen Mirren when I grow up - she's just so pretty and glamorous.

  • I finished some Lorelei socks. She had requested some "red socks" but when we looked at the stash she was unhappy with the selection of reds and picked some black/white yarn. So I present "Lorelei's black socks."

Yes, they're pretty plain, but I'm really happy at the way they turned out.

  • I started a pair of monkeys. I've already finished the first two repeats. I'm using some yummy etsy yarn that my friends bought for me - the colorway is Chocolate Cherry Truffle.
  • Lost = GREAT!
  • SNL - I actually thought it was funny for a change. Maybe that was because Tina Fey was back. The show hasn't been the same since she left.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Random Thursday

  • I really meant to post yesterday, but as usual time got away from me.
  • Lorelei and I have been sick the last couple of weeks. Lorelei just finished up the anitbiotics for her double ear infection this morning and I'm almost back to normal after my cold.

  • FOs! - I got a little distracted by the sickness and Vday and I forgot to post pics of my FOs. First , Hedera. I LOVE these socks - the pattern is pretty, the fit is perfect, the old school KP Essentials is nice (the new Essentials is nicer, but this old stuff is still good), the color is perfect. But the pattern is so fiddly that I don't think I'll make these again. (Go to flickr to see other pics)

Next, the dishcloth from heck. I'd been planning on making this pattern for a while, I thought it was interesting and was just waiting for the right yarn. Turns out I HATE this pattern and will NEVER do it again. I only finished it because it was easier to just finish it. The yarn is still pretty and it's a dishcloth so it will get used.

  • Last week was my first Valentine's Day alone in at least 11 years. Not much fun.
  • The writer's strike is over. Yeah! New episodes in April, just in time for my birthday.
  • I'm loving the new season of Lost. The flash forwards are adding some excitement back into Lost.
  • Lorelei went ice skating for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Though it was mostly "Lorelei wore skates and made the adults push/drag her around the rink." She had a good time though and next time might actually try to skate by herself.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I have skillz!

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%
Punctuation: 100%
Spelling: 80%
Vocabulary: 80%

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Belated Random Wednesday

    Late and short this week, but at least it's something.

  • Sawyer says my nickname is Munchkin.

  • The SuperBowl was great this year. I was so glad that the cheaters didn't win and that the Dolphins continue to have the only perfect season in NFL history.

  • I have some FOs. I'll save the pictures for Friday, but I finally finished my Hedera socks. I wore these already and they are my favorite socks now. The pattern was kind of a pain, but I LOVE the way they look and feel. I also finished a dishcloth. It ended up being a stitch pattern that hate, but at least it was a dishcloth and not a pair of socks (I actually printed a sock pattern that uses the same stitch - I won't be making those ever).

I got them all on the 2nd try!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Random Wednesday

There's nothing like a random Wednesday to get me back into the blogging mood.

  • I loved Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. His daughter is close to Lorelei's age, so it's a little creepy how this mirrors my life right now (except that Lorelei's dad and I weren't separated).
  • Oscar nominations came out yesterday. Gabe was a big movie nut - the Oscars and the World Series were the biggest events of his year. So it's a little hard for me to get excited about the Oscars now that he's gone.
  • Fabio - this article is hilarious.
  • I'm still knitting. I just haven't finished anything in a while. I'm at the heel flap of my second Hedera sock (still LOVE them). I've also finished about 8 inches of the front of my Perfect Sweater (the back and both sleeves are already completed). I may actually have to sew up my sweater soon - the sewing up doesn't seem too bad, but knitting the neckband is a little scary. Also, some of my work friends bought me some yummy Chocolate Cherry truffle yarn from that I think is destined for some Monkeys. Why yes, I am the last person on the face of the earth to decide to knit some Monkey socks.
  • I'm very excited about Lost starting next week. I can only watch so much Law & Order before I need something else. I'm hopeful that the writer's strike will be over soon.