Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Big Hole

This is not a good thing:

Waterline break in neighbor's driveway = no running water and a big hole! We now have water (still have the big hole) but the workers seem to be on a long lunch since the equipment has been abandoned for a few hours now.

This is a good thing:
Thanks to a heads-up from the *bucks board on Ravelry I found out about these "cable" mugs and snatched up a few along with some biscotti and coffee. Knitting and drinking coffee out of a cabled mug...can't get much better than that!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 Random Things

Got this from Susan..

Ten Random Things

1. Magazines subscribed to - Interweave, Consumer Reports, Time, Vanity Fair, Taste of Home. Yikes, that's a lot!

2. Aside from knitting, my favorite pastimes are - Reading, playing around on the Internet, trying out new recipes.

3. If I were not a teacher (insert your own profession) I would be- travel agent or anything related to books.

4. I am irrationally worried about - the consistency of Sophie's poo (too many trips to the vet in recent months for diarrhea).

5. If I were the opposite sex - ugh...just can't go there.

6. The thing I miss most about childhood is - the amount of free time to do my own thing.

7. I like to collect - Sheep, books, and purple things.

8. Though I've never been there, I feel inexplicably homesick for - Alaska (was offered a teaching contract for San Antonio and a remote village in Alaska on the same day..chose San Antonio but can't help but wonder how different my life would have been had I chosen Alaska.

9. I've never really liked to eat - cooked vegetables...blech!!!!

10. When I have nightmares, they're usually about - snakes!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I tried SB's Gingerbread Latte today and eh..it was "ok." I'm still digging the Salted Carmel Hot Choco though..especially with 2 shots of espresso.....yum!!!

You Are a Caramel Latte

You often are feeling indulgent - and you go ahead and indulge yourself.

You are very creative. And you know you need to stimulate your senses to get your creative juices flowing.

You are a truly optimistic person. You see the best in yourself and in everyone else.

Your life can be a bit messy at times, but the most beautiful things come out of your chaos.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cheap Gas!

I only paid 1.93 a gallon for gas today!! How nice is that?! Somehow I think it's related to the upcoming election and will rise again afterwards.

Speaking of the election, have you voted?? Regardless of party affiliation, go out and vote! I was able to take advantage of an early voting site located next to my school and voted during lunch last week.

Last night we had the most trick-or-treaters ever!! I went through 2+ bags of candy plus ended up handed out some granola bars I didn't like before we had to shut the door and turn off the light before 8 p.m. I'm thinking the moon bounce across the street had something to do with the gobs of kids our street attracted.

Although I didn't make it to a yarn store in Albuquerque, I did get some knitting done.

This is the second time I'm using this type of yarn. I made/gave one to my younger sister a few weeks ago and my older sister oooed and ahhhed so much that I'm going to surprise her with one too!