Friday, December 31, 2010

Prepare Yourself

Tomorrow is going to be a VERY massive blog update, WITH PICTURES! All the projects that I have completed the past 365 days. Hopefully you wont be disappointed. I have to say I'm oddly not, sure I didn't get my 100, but my number is higher then I expected given this very fun year. My Uncle Blake said to make sure it wasn't unnecessary stress I put on myself, and it is a little, but not the amount to give me panic attacks.

Also... I've had a migraine for the past 12 days.... so the number you may think I got close to might not be the number I ended with.

Hope it's a surprise for you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Internet Junkyard #13



The liquid inside young coconuts
can be used as a substitute for


Blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half


more than seven (7) times.

Donkeys kill more people annually

than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping

than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns

until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code

was Wrigley's gum.

The King of Hearts is the only king


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
by eliminating one (1) olive

from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

(Since Venus is normally associated with women,

what does this tell you!)

Apples, not caffeine,

are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from


The first owner of the Marlboro Company
died of lung cancer.

So did the first "Marlboro Man."

Walt Disney was afraid





T he three most valuable brand names on earth:

Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...

but, not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo,

and no one knows why.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush
be kept at least six (6) feet away from
a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.

(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

Richard Millhouse Nixon

was the first U.S. president
whose name contains all the letters
from the word "criminal."

The second ?

William Jefferson Clinton

(Please don't tell me you're SURPRISED!?!!)

And the best for last.....

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Three More Projects

Three Projects!!! Woots!!!

First is pies, two pumpkin, apple (with maple leaf cut-outs of the crust, pretty and festive right?), and pecan pie with the cream cheese crust. Those pies are project no. 65. This was around Thanksgiving, but still counts, right? Too bad, counting it! I feel like a rebel!

Second is the second sock to the pair for dad (NYRP #56).

Third is my mini-cheesecakes:

12-18 vanilla wafers
around 16-20 oz of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 - 2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Line muffin tins with foil liners.
Place one vanilla wafer in each liner. Beat cream cheese, add sugar and vanilla, beat till well mixed (feel free to taste a bit!). Add eggs. Mix well. Pour over wafers, filling 3/4 full. Bake 25 mins at 325.

Remove from pan when cool. Chill. Top with fruit, preserves, nuts, and/or chocolate- be creative!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Sock

While I have no pictures to update my process I can say that I've been knitting! Working on the second sock. Project #56 Not sure if I can count the second sock as a new project or just the second half of project 56.

Having an organ removed is rather non-changing. I can't feel the missing appendix, but I do feel the cuts and soreness in the area. Still very tender...

Yup. Laid up in bed, watching "Claymore" an anime, and knitting the second sock is pretty good. Also, my US9 needles are splintering badly from over-use. Couldn't be true right? They're just over a year old! Next ones are going to be metal!

Friday, December 03, 2010


My appendix has been giving me troubles for the past like six weeks. Didn't know it was my appendix until two days ago!

So it's out and I have three fairly small incisions. Not only did I get out of cleaning the cat boxes for two weeks, I get out of decorating the house for the christmas holiday!

Going back to my appendix. It is out and I am feeling totally better! For about six weeks I was unable to poop... and had bad pains in my stomach and side. There was no fever so when the REALLY sharp pains started (in the middle of the movie we were watching in theaters "Tangled") and that's when the throwing up and water coming out of a place it really should be solid... gross I know. So after a few hours, Neil called the ER room and talked to a Dr there. He didn't see any reason (over the phone keep in mind) that I would need to come in. He told me to take some tums, careful with tylenol, and to try and drink water or 7up. I couldn't get a sip of water down without gaging.

After an all night event and till morning, we got an appointment with my regular physician where he took blood test, urine, xrays, and later a CatScan since he couldn't figure out why, and obvious the pain was real. I have to say my doc is AWESOME! He didn't give up and believed me that the pain wasn't in my head (which means so much to me). It was obvious it was real, but it still means a lot to me.

Neil stayed with me the entire time and made sure I was getting a nap in the room before the Dr came in and said, you have to go NOW to the hospital to get your appendix out. If we couldn't get a ride, I'd have to ride in an ambulance. Since I have no job, we called dad (ambulance is expensive) and he came and took us to the hospital! Since our hospital in this town isn't that big we had to travel about 25 miles. Got into the ER and they pushed me into the surgery room within 30 minutes.

Out and good. I am okay! We're all okay! Just taking it slow and trying to get back to doing projects. I really can't make my deadline, but I still want to see how far I can go!

Also, my dad in CA's house burned down and lost everything. Dose anyone know of a good printer/scanner I can get to make copies of all the photos I have to help his collection grow a bit? Loosing all the fire, ALL the family photos.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Internet Junkyard #12

After starting a new diet I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. Unfortunately, I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning anyway. As I approached, there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, "Lord, it's up to you, if you want me to have any of those delicious goodies, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery." Sure enough, on the eighth time around the block, there it was!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hat #64

I needed to make a hat! #64

Nuff said, just happy to have made a hat and add to the NYRP!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


As you can probably tell, I decided that since the season is changing that the blog needs a new look. Blogger makes it so easy, and fun, to change it that I have to do it! Orange is a fun color and isn't used much in this house (except for November when *I* decorate the house, and even then very small amounts).

Mom moved her sewing table upstairs to make it seem less like a sweat-shop and more like fun. As you can see, she has an excellent view! Good changes for mom! Since it has been moved she pretty much has not left the area... or turned off the sewing machine.

Oh! Links are updated as well! Weeded out the no good ones, the ones I didn't visit/couldn't use anymore, and added a few more links that I find myself going to.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Possessed Chair

I have concluded that my chair is possessed. I sit in it, without my legs touching anything, it will spin around, counter-clock-wise. And squeak. How do you make a plastic chair thingy stop making that noise? Maybe that's why it's possessed! It's always done this, maybe that's why Dan found it in the dumpster! I mean, who wants a haunted chair.

So while I have amazing fun (kidding) looking for a job, I also have fun (not kidding) watching my shows, most available threw the public library, while knitting. Wow. Big surprise, I like to knit and watch TV. Isn't life grand?

Missing my sister. Oh how I wish I could be closer to her. I wish I could be closer to all my family. Wish I was able to BE closer to my friends. Why is it I seem to be more and more a hermit? Noticed that of late. Now that I'm better I don't seem to be getting out at all. Screwed up a lot of friendships because of being in pain for so long. Now it's time to repair the friendships that are worth it (aka friends that didn't abandon me because of the injury, but rather let me heal while they were just out of site and still there). Suggestions? Always open for opinions!

And on to the the latest medical mystery... when will it stop!? I'm only 24 and how they think I have a stomach ulcer?! It's not positive, so there is a chance of it not being what the doc says she thinks it is. It could be the possessed chair... it's trying to tell me something but comes out as icky things. Maybe it really wants to be reupholstered (spelling?)... a new adventure!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Project #60

The funnest project yet! Leaves are so awesome!

Pattern that I got from

Now all the leafs. What is the plural for 'leaf' anyways?

There are about 100 individual leaves, and I have to say, annoying to sew together! Lisa suggested that I use fabric (like a velvet, burgundy I was hoping) on the back, it would have been better, sadly I don't have money to spend on that. Someday I'll attempt this project again and use the fabric on the back, maybe it will be more... secure... I feel like it's not strong enough, sure it will hold the way it is, but I like things to be sturdy and reinforced. Strong. Stable.

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Still searching for a way to see all the current season's episodes of "Supernatural". Anyone know how I can do that? I like watching things in order, it's an OCD thing.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Banana Bread & Pumpkin Choco. Chip Cookies

#62 is a new banana bread recipe! Kinda just winged it a bit...

 Banana Bread
Preheat at 350

Bowl One, mix well:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves

Bowl Two, mix super well:
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt

Mix together and put in a greased 8x4x2 bread pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes (make sure to use the toothpick test)
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Pumpkin Cookies!!! Lovely no. 63

My wonderful Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp milk
1 Tbls vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, sugar, veggie oil, and the egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mix to pumpkin mix and mix well. Add vanilla. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. They will puff out like cake! Feel free to add more nutmeg and cloves!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Fun Lace

Project #61 is that lace pattern that I've been messing with, the flip side is going in the opposite direction. The yarn is from the $1 Tree store and is soft. AND GREY! Just one of my favorite colors.

Wonderful fun! 

Cast on 13 stitches:
Knit 1, *yo, k2tog* repeat till done.
Repeat the whole thing! It's a skinny scarf that's 85 inches long! Soft, long, skinny, and really warm.

Still working on #60

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Ahhh! You guys all know that I get into fazes, right now it's about "Supernatural". Still into all the lovely "Criminal Minds" and "Medium" and "Grey's Anatomy" and various others as well. I love watching shows and movies while I knit. I just need to find a way to incorporate them into a form of exercise or something.

We got seasons 1-4 of "Supernatural" for less then the cost of season one! Today we got season 5 (for the price of season one sadly). So happy that we finally have it! Neil say's it's the cheapest series we own! Isn't that great?

Expect some craft to be done by the end of it. <3

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


In case you readers didn't know, I am bi-polar. Big shocker, I know. So for that I apologize for the rants and moody-swingy posts.

Now on to the good stuff! Crafts. Another big shock, probably not going to make my "New Years Resolution Projects 100" deadline. I"m going to still try though, to see how far I truly can get.

Project #60

Project #60 seems to be the funnest one yet! 90 plus small individual leaves sewn together to make a scarf. I love scarfs (spelling?) so it leads to the project #61

Project #61

Close up of Project #61

So yah, I'll post the patterns up when I take the final pictures for those who like the patterns.

Third shock to... well... shock you with: I'm on the up-side of the bi-polar swing, the posts will be more positive! Yah!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Arm Chaps #59

Jenny's "arm chaps" are lucky number 59! Woots! I'm getting up there!!! Not nearly close enough, but it's been fun trying!

Pattern (Jenny has small arms and is a biker):
Cast on 32 sts
Rib (k2, p2) for 59 rows
Change to knit for 8 rows
Thumb hole is knit for 8 rows (knit one row, turn and purl next)
Back to circle knit for 7 rows
Rib pattern (k2, p2) for 4 rows
Bind off and have fun!

I hope Jenny sends me pictures soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

#57 and #58

Project #57 is the wristwarmer pattern, "Primeval" is done! I have no more yarn! I tried to do the second one but made it too tight around the finger-entry-top-ish part so I tried to cut some of the decorative parts to loosen it up just a little, ended up cutting the wrong one and made it stretch out too much.


So... I undid it all and used the yarn to make a swatch, or as I call it my "car dust rag". I needed a new one since my blue one is missing. There wasn't enough yarn to make the second wristwarmer so I just made a little square and crochet around the edges. Classifying it as a project since I did a lace pattern with the whole crochet thing, I don't crochet at all so it was interesting. NYRP #58


I want to try new things! 
Time is wasting away!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cold Season

AHHH! Cold season is here and has claimed me for a victim! I request justice! Wait a minute- Neil already avenged me. He's so sweet! Not only did he get me airborn, cold meds, and major support at night when I can't breath and needed to find the pillow (to prop me up), he also found me STRAWBERRY halls! I only know of one place we can find them, at my former work place!

Now on to what matters. KNITTING!!! While watching the first season of "Supernatural" (checked out at the library) I finished up my sisters "arm chaps"! Neil sent it off in the mail along with her charger. I hope to have picture(s) from my sister with them on, keep your fingers crossed!

Also... watching "Supernatural" and the second season of "Criminal Minds" I have been working on various other knitting projects while watching them. Keep you posted!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sloth Arm Chaps

I do not think sloths are cute. In fact they kinda scare me a bit. Don't know why, they just do.

 The flowers are what I got when I made dinner. To celebrate Jenny's visit! That was a few days before she left.

Now, on to the crafts! Sister took the one (of two) "arm chaps" with her on the plane so I'm going to have to ask her to take pictures of them when she gets them! I'll document the second one of course, but just letting you know that!

The pattern I made after the first "arm chap" and there is the second part of the pair. Woots for me! I'll post the pattern when I post the final project pictures!

Here is the second "Primeval" wrist warmer and the pattern I've scribbled out and placed on diagrams. Oh yeah, I'm just that good.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Worry or Not to Worry

Ahhhh! Dear readers, no worries, life is just majorly stressful. Energy is high, negative then positive, then REALLY out of wack.

Jenny is still here, and I think in a way, she needs to be. Not just for her, or me, or even mom, but for the WHOLE family. Minus Melissa because she can just drop down a deep hole and never be heard of again. I think that having Jenny here, being who she is (rather brash and amazingly farty, is that even a word? Farty? She could blow you away with her farts). I know that since she's been here I have had felt so happy, so worried, so excited, so down, so amazingly wonderful that she likes Neil and he likes her, possibly even loves her (though he won't use the word I honestly think he dose). She has brought a new added breath to the family that has been needed.

Last night the kid's parents went out to a birthday party (they had fun) and Jenny and I had fun with the kids. She had them brush their teeths after the showers I made them take, they got dressed, made their beds, cleaned their rooms, set out cloths for tomorrow, did ALL their homework, watched a TV show, cuddled, and they had one hell of a great time together! There were memorizes made. The kids enjoyed the time with their Aunt Jenny so much.

Hope that she is getting something out of this trip, because I know I am.

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Neil is amazing. I had a super stressed out night and didn't sleep until about 4 or 5 this morning, he just held me and listened to me cry, talk, laugh, giggle, and do some venting. Then he let me sleep in! After I woke up on my own (at about 8:30am) he asked me what I wanted most. I said strawberry waffles from Sandy's. Yes, I like their food, well some of it. So what dose he do? He calls them, too busy, so he WALKS down there, orders, and waits for the food. Spent like 40 minutes waiting. But he got it for me. Cream/whipped topping was separate so that the cream wouldn't make the waffle soggy. It was huge and yummy.

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As for crafts, dear readers, I have been working on her "arm chaps" that is a nice cotton/acrylic yarn that's like a 2 worse thing. It's charcoal type colored yarn. I love working with cotton stuff so it's been fun. I've been trying to get them done before she leaves but I don't think I'll be able to. 

I haven't finished the second "Primeval" wrist warmer thing, but I have been trying to write down the pattern to share it. It's on hold in my wood basket, that really needs to be repaired, there are holes so big the balls of yarn fall out. I love it though, the right size and everything. Any sewers that want to line it for me? I would greatly appreciate it!

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Sammy has his own Facebook page! link

Friday, October 08, 2010

Dark 2.0 No Crafts

Fortune for me that I am ignorant to most things around me. The small things seem to be the ones that I catch, just as they fall to the floor. The tiny little things that are meant to be left there, pushed away till it's time to sweep them all up into a dust pan and dealt with as a mass.

Don’t misunderstand. I’m not stupid, or maybe I am. If I am I am ignorant to the knowledge of otherwise. There have always been people that wanted and still do want, to protect me. I have this, innocence, or purity, like that of the meaning of my name. I tell otherwise, try to leave them with a sly-eye as if to say ‘is that so?’ Who knows to what they think afterwords. I’m just a 24 year old female that is mentally ill.

{too dark to leave on the blog}

Told you it would be dark. If you actually read it all, I wonder what my reader stats would be. More? Less? No different? Do I even HAVE readers?


Clinging, desperately to the dashboard of the car that is my life. Nails biting so hard into the dashboard that blood begins to pool in the dents. Swerves, sudden stops, crashes, hissing of metal agents metal, bright lights, dings from the key-left-in-the-ignition, rattling front he seatbealt, ready to fall apart, leaving you to be swung out the open window with your nails still attached to the fake leather dashboard, where "airbag" is neatly stamped onto the front.

Once landing you have to be able to walk away from the still bucking car, holding your head high, walking in a sright line. Ignore that pounding of blood between your ears. Wipe away the sweat from your brow. Straighten that shirt. Dust the dirt and glass from your shoulders. Look presentable. Because when you reach the ones waiting for you, they want you to know that they don't care what you're feeling, as long as you can put yourself together, barley, with scotch tape, loosen the lines around your face to show affection and concern for them, leave your eyes blank so they know that you're willing to fill your eyes up with attention for them.

Them. Those who are the migraine/headache/human hybrids. The ones that are coating our friends and loved ones. They are the ones us with the migraines see. The ones that have haz-mat-suits on to protect them from the possible contaminates we may have left on our skins from the ride of our lives. The ones on the outside see the pain we are living. The world that refuses to just stay still. They can see between the rays of bright lights and rigging sounds that penetrate our skulls. They wait to pass judgment, using our friends and loved ones faces to confuse us. They whisper that we're weak. This little tingling in the head is nothing and that the world has suffered greater hardships then we ourselves will ever know. They will use those whispers, those looks, those faces, to get their way into our head and make us feel like whips for even trying to battle the pain. The pain that seems to be every rock/metal music band (good or bad), nuclear bomb, giving birth threw the back of the skull, ice picks, drills, squeezing, toothaches, high-speed train wreck with an Optimums Prime semi truck, conga line at your cousins wedding, static on the radio, piecing threw the eyes to the back of the brain, flower press, deeply inhaling chlorine treated water, looking threw a kaleidoscope while one a tiltaworl eating pop rocks and soda type of pain.

Maybe if I just grip the seat a little harder, maybe if I cry a little softer, maybe if I will it to be so I can push it back, far enough to the back that I won't find it till later. I won't find it till after times have come and gone and I can face it head on, in a 5-point seat-belt for the car. Could it be that now the hip is fixed I'm focusing way to much on this mega-migraine?

Where's a zombie apocalypse when you need one?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


Jenny is here for mom's birthday! It is so hard for me to keep a secret but I have kept it since my birthday (September 1st).

Jenny came to us from the airplane, which Neil and I had to go get her from and then drive all the way back. You know that my migraine has made me suffer so much that driving was a miricule. I love my sister so it all was worth it.

Mom had no idea! Not the kids! Not my brother or sister! It was all a surprise, and a surprise I could keep that secret.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Days Old Thoughts

The past few days have left me pondering what in the world I'm going to do. As far as a vocation that is. I am very worried that I wont be able to find a job that understands migraines. What in the world could I do? I really liked being a pharmacy technician, whether or not I was actually good at it, I'm not sure, hoping I was.

How dose one live with migraines? During school it was just fine, I could go home, sneak off to the bathroom, find a sympathetic teacher to give me a dark room to rest in. At my last jobs I didn't take it too seriously because I am rather arrogant, or ignorant, not sure which word would be better. I know now that I was purely lucky in having a great place to work. Now it's that time of time were everyone is scurrying for a job (especially with the whole job market thing), let alone a job were there would be understanding between the employee and employer.

So yah. Car accident is done with, now it's on to finding a way to deal with other medical stuff. All I can say is "WTF?"

Saturday, October 02, 2010


I've been trying to work on the second sock and hardly have 1 1/2 inches on it... sad I know. But I did finish one of the wrist warmers in this pattern I got from a knitting newsletter. I call it my "Primeval" pattern... I just modified it and kept working on it while watching the show, which is awesome!


I have some news! Doctor said I can go back to work in like 2 weeks if  the sharp pain doesn't get worse. Yah! Now I just need to figure out why I can't seem to figure out how to renew my pharm tech license. It's driving Neil and me mad!

Well that and my headaches/migraines. Still have this damn thing in my head and have to figure out how to work and deal with them at the same time. What if I can't find a way to deal with the head and work? What should I do?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Internet Junkyard #11

Some of you, my dear readers have noticed that I skipped from the last Internet Junkyard (#10) all the way to #15 with #11, #12, #13, and #14. Well, now that I've completely noticed, here is the 11th one, and I will go in order from now on!

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung
on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot
was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house,
the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman
bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own
imperfection, and miserable that it could only do
half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure,
it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side
causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are
flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"

"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted
flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we
walk back, you water them."

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to
decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are,
there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we
each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they
are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember
to smell the flowers on your side of the path.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Porcelain Shrine and Sock

SOCK FINISHED! So happy! The first one is finished! I am just so happy! It would be perfect if I didn't have a migraine and hugging the porcelain shrine. I know, I know. I should be happy that I finished the sock and the men in the house think it fits perfectly! I can only hope that it fits dad since I can't size it on him. Basic pattern from the "Silver's Socks Class" website.

It looks a bit funny to me.

OH! The "Killers" movie was really awesome. It's one that I have to own. Katherine Heigl is always amazing, but she really has portrayed that character wonderfully. Plus Ashton Kutcher is very hot in this movie. Strangely enough this is the only role I like him in. Sure, he's more then likely evolved into a better actor since his last movie (before "Killers"). He is very good looking in this movie. Great plot and really entertaining.

Watching movies while knitting is one of my favorite things. Throwing up during a movie, interrupting my knitting is NOT one of my favorite things. This migraine has been off and on for like 4 days! Enough is enough. What to do? I'm already have taken the Axert a couple of times, Advil more then enough times,  and have used the vicodin several times. I don't like being doped up.

Anyone have ideas to stop Sammy from being such a messy eater?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Opinionated Movies

JUST got done watching "The Crazies" and it is awesome. It's not so much a 'zombie' movie as it is a drama/action/virus movie. The time-frame was perfect, it is set over a few days time and they evened it out perfectly. Characters were awesome. The creatures made it so that it was rather a realistic possibility with the virus/illness, they took parts of real diseases and mixed them to look amazing.. Sure there are moments that you're just like "what the fuck", but the cosmetics were still amazing.

Now onto "Resident Evil: Apocalypse", which we watched in 3D last night. Don't bother watching it in 3D. Lots of action, plenty of awesome shots, but... *SPOILER ALERT* they didn't finish the story, they left it completely open for another one. *END SPOILER ALERT* Needless to say I watched all the way to the end credits and beyond that. Stay for a few minutes, there's something for you to see.

Okay guys, I'm off to watch "Killers" and depending on how it is I'll let you know!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ah, Headaches

Headaches and migraines. Needless to say they are not fun.

Now that my leg has been "fixed" I have been trying to focus on getting a job. However that means I have to deal with the near weekly migraines and pretty much daily headaches. How can I find a job that will let me work like 6 hours at a time? I got so lucky at my old job and relies now how much I took advantage of my boss's kindness and amazing patience. Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful to have had a great opportunity to experience that kind of work environment.

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Now on to my latest craft project. As many of you know, the youngest's birthday is coming up. I wanted to use this idea I found on the internet about a purse. There were ribbons sewn own the fabric then cut and sewn into a purse. So I thought of a pencil case for her schooling. Great idea right? I mean, Target has had these awesome ribbons in their $1 section, and I have accumulated a lot of them. So I sewed.

Only evidence of my project.

Kids have a way of disappointing me. The youngest has been acting out. She (I can only assume it was her, though cannot be proven and there is the oldest girl and her friends that could have been the ones) went into the craft room, made a HUGE mess with beads, fabric, toys, pens, stamps, stamp pads (she stepped in one on the weekend and made footprints on the floor), and various other things. Imagine if you will the shock I experienced when I walked in to work on her gift. We all know that she wakes up at night and plays around, so it's not far fetched that she would "play" in the craft room. The project is still missing.

What am I going to do? The kids are no longer going to have crafts with me.

I am done.

All my craft supplies will be packed away so I do not have the heartache again. I cried, grieved, and got a headache from the whole ordeal. I am done with them refusing to respect others property time and time again. All the supplies has been played with and/or destroyed, beyond repair.

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Has anyone else noticed this strong stabbing sharp pain from my hip to my index toe on my left leg, or is it just me?  Have to focus on the amazing surgery and "just keep swimmin'".

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Season for Hot Beverages

Yup. It's time. Hot tea is in season! Enjoyed it so much yesterday! Ah, so good! You guys need to go out and enjoy the wonderful season. Sit outside with a steeming mug of decaf black tea with a splash of fat-free vanilla 'coffee' creamer, snuggeled in a chunky sweater. THAT'S paradise to me. Cool crispt mornings, chilly days, just enough to wear a sweater, and fresh air. Ah, so love that.

Now as for NYRP #56:

As for this sock, I'm a bit worried.
See how there is a huge spacing? It's really from the space going from one needle to the other needle. How can I perfent that?

Dosen't it look good though?