Pauline's Yarn Monster

A knit obsessed girl in a beautiful world...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Oh back to civilization !

We went camping and tubing again this past weekend. Thank goodness, I really thought a vacation was grossly overdue. I even crocheted my 1st beanie cap. (with success I might add!)

T is going for his 3rd interview at a new job, and is convinced he's got it. In my job related news, the entire place I work has been circulating rumors, that were true. Come November I may not have a job. This of course sucks, but I spent some time last night filling out 3 applications to transfer elsewhere in the university. While I am not pleased about it, the camping seems to have eliminated my cares about the future of my job stability. I even bought a pair of shoes ;)
In fact in the past month I have bought 4 pairs of shoes, but only kept 3. Something about stress makes that shoe buying gene active I think.

So, for now it looks like Austin is a vacation spot and not our future home, and getting a DOG, PREFERABLY A BOSTON TERRIER OR A PUG seems to be looming on the horizon. But as Lily sits diligently at my side as I type, she is giving me the black cat stare of "Oh hell to the no! - NO DOGS!"

Knitty - I love your butter lamb sculpture, that really is terrific, plus the hubby helped you and that's adorable. Let's see that belly !

Kneesocky - You are the sock generator. You actually make me want to learn to do the pick up heel, although I havent knit socks since last year...

Cara - i dont know what it is, but i dont trust the JC..I think I did the initials right... Be Careful !

The latest obsession is crochet, and while I am struggling to learn to do a circle to make a bag, a recycled plastic bag is on my mind for our grocery shopping trips. (I made the hat in the most inconventional way, starting with the brim and decreasing to the top of the hat, and starting from the bottom is seeming like an exercise in futility... I will keep trying.

Happy Tuesday ! (woo hoo its date night !)

Did anyone see Heroes last night ? I actually care about the show again. Go Figure.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I really should be getting ready for work.

I have changed my mind. The wedding is still on for 11.11.07
I refuse to change my date, just because my girlfriend is having her big fat greek wedding the day before. That day is the year anniversary of when we got engaged and no other date will do, and I am not waiting another year. That was my only Bridezilla moment.

T is waiting to find out his fate today. He presented his argument that he wants severance because they are outsourcing, unwisely, all the IT at his job.
I just found out that where I work, the ship seems to be sinking and people are fleeing like rats off a sinking ship. Good Stuff !!!!
It's the state, so they do things slowly, so I am looking now myself as well.
T has a possible job interview making more $ than he is now, so that is reassuring :)

We are going to see Grindhouse this weekend, and I can't figure out if I am more excited to see Rose McGowan with a machine gun leg, or the Rollergirls in Death Proof !
They send me an email saying that Punky, Venis & Tim (the announcer) are going to have cameos.

12 pounds down, possibly more, but who cares, I bought a slinky pair of 12 pinstripe pants ;)

Next weekend we are hitting the springs one week off from going friday the 13th last year !
Maybe tonight Jason will come and kill all of our noisy neighbors...and their roosters.


(j/k I dont want them to die, I want them to STFU !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and their little dogs too....)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

F.O. Finally !!!!

The "Noni" bag is done. After totally rewriting the pattern and reshaping the bag, and then fussing with the lining and needlepoint canvas...then help from my mother-in-law to be to finish the sewing and placement of the handles...etc..
I cut up my Sophie bag and made some flowers (I wrote the template too!)

It's @#$%^&*'g FINISHED !!!

I'm delighted to show this off, and the 1st sleeve of my skull relief sweater is done.
T is still applying like mad to jobs in Austin, and almost all our friends have been given the news. Most are happy so far for us....

The wedding is being pushed back to 2.13.08.
I am not going to follow the biggest, fattest, greek wedding that Stephanie and Saggy Balls are gonna have the day before our engagement anniversary. We want ours to be the highlight of the weekend. So maybe in FL or maybe in TX. It all depends on what's next.

Friday we went to see Blades of Glory and it was AWESOME ! I laughed the death rattle and scared all of us HAH ! Today we went to vegan brunch with t's parents and walked 7.2 miles of the Pinellas Trail. My feet are blistered, and I am sunburnt, but I am so glad to have gotten the exercise in. it was a good weekend... and I even went shopping ! I had to reward myself with some new clothes, my pants are down one size ! Good Stuff.
Still loving roller derby and thinking that joining, or at least trying when i get to Austin would be the SHIZ !! Gotta keep practicing and going for longer laps at the park :)

Best wishes for a good start of the week !!

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