Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
And speaking of Chaun, I just love her. She always knows just the right thing to say or do when I am not feeling myself. It was a rough week and due to something that I chose (and had) to do, I have been feeling kinda lonely and slightly depressed. So, what could possibly make a girl feel better? Yarn of course! Ahhh, SeaSilk in Peridot. It's some of the most beautiful yarn I have ever seen. It's ideal for the Hanami. Thank you, thank you Chaun! I love you!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Okay, fine. I will talk knitting! I have finally gotten back into knitting again. I had a bit of a social life there for a few months but I am finally learning how to balance the two. I am working the Mystery Stole again and will post pictures of that over the weekend. Maybe I will. If my wireless comes back up and I can do the uploads quickly. If not... we will see. I also have pulled out the Rusted Root and the Julia. Both are turning out beautifully. The Rusted Root is such a simple knit I really should be done with it. It's almost embarrassing that I've let it languish this long. Yeah. That's about it. I don't even have new yarn to brag about. :)
Really, I am just playing around in Flickr instead of working. I just found out that I can post pics direct from Flickr to my blog. That's damn cool! This is the light box setup that I started out with so I could log in alllllll my stash into Ravelry.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
"Is Hope Ranch in danger?" They had JUST gotten done explaining how the fire burns, timelines, who was in NOT in danger, etc. And can the woman who called NOT see that she is on the other side of the freeway?? Meaning she is about as far as she can get from the fire??
"How toxic is the fire retardant they are using?" Who cares?? Put out the fire!!
I can't say that we've known the entire time what was happening with the fire but much of the time (in July) it wasn't a threat. As soon as it started to head towards Santa Barbara/Montecito, we were inundated with information. I can't believe how selfish and ignorant people can be in these situations.
That's all. :)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
This evening, when I was walking from the kitchen heading back downstairs, I see this dark spot on the wall of the Dining Room (overhead, right before walking down into the Living Room). There weren't any lights on, so I reach over the dining room table to turn on the light (hitting my toe on the chair and swearing in the process). I start wondering to myself, "How did a frog get way in here?! Stupid thing, he's going to dry out up there."
I turn the light on and freeze. Hellooooo! That's a BAT! In the HOUSE. THERE'S A BAT IN THE HOUSE! How do I get it out? How am I supposedtocatchaBAT!? Enter Panic Mode.
I call my folks in AZ. No answer. I call my wonderful brother and tell him what the deal is. (He laughs.)
Alan: "Do you have thick leather gloves you can use?"
Me: "That only gets me a foot away!"
(I think this is the point where my dear brother realizes he's talking to a GIRL.)
But he does give me an idea. Tape a fishing net onto a pole. Bloody brilliant!
So that's what I head out to do when my Dad calls. They wanted to know if everything was okay (I unblocked the number when I called them, and I never remember to do that.) Dad also does the "Get a jar and put it over him, maybe use a piece of cardboard or paper to trap him in, an-"
I hate bats. This is the second time I've had a bat in the house (first time he was flying in circles in my room. I promptly shut the door and told Dad to go gettem! This was many, many years ago.). (I had an owl in the house at a place I was housesitting... when does something become a pattern?)
I think my hands have stopped shaking enough for me to paint my toes. Whew!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
SB have been ashed for over a month now). It was literally snowing ash.