wahlee: (Very sensible)
I love random entries, don't you?

Today is my brother's (and sister-in-law's) 5th wedding anniversary. Which is both awesome and CRAZY. It's gone so fast! We're babysitting the girls while they go out to dinner. Right now there's some intense negotiations going on as to whether we're going to watch "Lulan" (Mulan), which Molly wants, or "The Doggie Show" (101 Dalmations), which Anna wants. Since Anna got to watch Snow White the last time they were here, I think Molly's going to win. Which is okay with me, because when we watch Mulan Molly sings along. She doesn't know what half the words mean, but she sings them anyway, and it's SUPER ADORABLE.

I have a Grumpy plushie that I brought upstairs when we watched Snow White the other night, and Anna does NOT like it. She says it scares her. I told her that I'll buy a Dopey next time we go to Disneyland. That made her happier.

Which is at the end of February. Our going to Disneyland, that is. The whole fam damnly, including my Grandma By, is going. We're getting two timeshare units through my brother-in-law's brother and spending 5 days in the parks. It will be the last use of the Annual Passports that my sister and I bought last March. 4 trips with them, not a bad deal. I'm super excited to share one of my favorite places with my favorite nieces and nephew. The girls meeting the princesses, Thomas meeting Mater and McQueen-- it's going to be so fun. And my dad's coming, and I've wanted to get him on Soarin' Over California since the minute I rode it. We're driving down on Saturday, taking Sunday to let the kids recover from the trip, then heading to the parks for the week before driving back the next Saturday. Can't wait.

I've recently been obsessed with sunflower seeds and guyere cheese. Not together, of course. :P Reduced salt sunflower seeds, still in the shells. Guyere cheese with nice crusty bread. Mmmm.

I'm taking a Wilton fondant and gumpaste class, mostly for my sister, who desperately wanted to take it and couldn't unless two more people signed up so the class would carry. Tomorrow will be the first time that I actually work with the fondant, and I'm kind of excited. Also nervous, seeing as how I never took the basic Wilton class. :P

I've had my Nook since Dec. 23, and I am LOVING it. The first book I read on it was Pride and Prejudice, of course. Right now I'm working my way through Right Ho, Jeeves, which is, of course, hilarious. I'm loving all the free books I can get for it, and that it doesn't cause eye strain, and just how gosh darn cool it is. I have named it Tom, and I'll give House Points to whoever can tell me why. :P

I've been knitting a bit more lately, what with all this free time and all. I'm knitting some fingerless mitts for the Disneyland trip-- we bought yarn for each of us ladies who are going and are making the same pattern. I'm doing mine right now, then will knit some for my grandma and mom (since they don't knit). I also got some yarn to make mini versions for the litle girlies. Hopesully I'll have enough time to make some for they guys and the little man, too. I've got yarn for Thomas already. I'm also planning on doing the Ravelympics-- where you cast on for a project during the Olympics opening ceremonies, and cast of during the closing ceremonies. I've joined TeamUtah, and the team decided to knit only patterns by Utah designers. So that's fun.

I also signed up for a mystery Knit-a-Long. The idea is that you sign up, buy yarn, and get a clue every couple of weeks. You knit the clue, then get the next clue, etc., etc., and at the end you have a gorgeous shawl! Except, of course, that you don't know what you're going to end up with before you start. This particular shawl is called "Evenstar," and it's based, of course, on LotR. I figured what better way to celebrate finishing my LotR thesis than knitting a LotR-themed shawl? With gorgeous silver silk laceweight yarn, of course.

I cleaned my room! Can you believe it? My carpet is, indeed, a cream color. I still need to do quite a bit of destashing and organizing, but Progress Is Being Made, which is always good. Next week I'm going to clean of my desk, so I can move it out of the room and set up the new desk I bought back in July. Which will make my mom happy, since the box with the desk in it has been taking up space in her fruit room since, you know, July. :P

Shows I'm loving currently: Leverage, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Mentalist, and NCIS. Last movie I saw in the theatres: Sherlock Holmes, which I adored and which I want to see again. Also rereading the whole HP series, and am on PoA. Love those books.

I am on Twitter and Facebook, if anyone's interested. Facebook is my real name, Twitter username is same as on LJ.

Time for some sunflower seeds, as I'm currently out of guyere. :P
wahlee: (Very sensible)
I love random entries, don't you?

Today is my brother's (and sister-in-law's) 5th wedding anniversary. Which is both awesome and CRAZY. It's gone so fast! We're babysitting the girls while they go out to dinner. Right now there's some intense negotiations going on as to whether we're going to watch "Lulan" (Mulan), which Molly wants, or "The Doggie Show" (101 Dalmations), which Anna wants. Since Anna got to watch Snow White the last time they were here, I think Molly's going to win. Which is okay with me, because when we watch Mulan Molly sings along. She doesn't know what half the words mean, but she sings them anyway, and it's SUPER ADORABLE.

I have a Grumpy plushie that I brought upstairs when we watched Snow White the other night, and Anna does NOT like it. She says it scares her. I told her that I'll buy a Dopey next time we go to Disneyland. That made her happier.

Which is at the end of February. Our going to Disneyland, that is. The whole fam damnly, including my Grandma By, is going. We're getting two timeshare units through my brother-in-law's brother and spending 5 days in the parks. It will be the last use of the Annual Passports that my sister and I bought last March. 4 trips with them, not a bad deal. I'm super excited to share one of my favorite places with my favorite nieces and nephew. The girls meeting the princesses, Thomas meeting Mater and McQueen-- it's going to be so fun. And my dad's coming, and I've wanted to get him on Soarin' Over California since the minute I rode it. We're driving down on Saturday, taking Sunday to let the kids recover from the trip, then heading to the parks for the week before driving back the next Saturday. Can't wait.

I've recently been obsessed with sunflower seeds and guyere cheese. Not together, of course. :P Reduced salt sunflower seeds, still in the shells. Guyere cheese with nice crusty bread. Mmmm.

I'm taking a Wilton fondant and gumpaste class, mostly for my sister, who desperately wanted to take it and couldn't unless two more people signed up so the class would carry. Tomorrow will be the first time that I actually work with the fondant, and I'm kind of excited. Also nervous, seeing as how I never took the basic Wilton class. :P

I've had my Nook since Dec. 23, and I am LOVING it. The first book I read on it was Pride and Prejudice, of course. Right now I'm working my way through Right Ho, Jeeves, which is, of course, hilarious. I'm loving all the free books I can get for it, and that it doesn't cause eye strain, and just how gosh darn cool it is. I have named it Tom, and I'll give House Points to whoever can tell me why. :P

I've been knitting a bit more lately, what with all this free time and all. I'm knitting some fingerless mitts for the Disneyland trip-- we bought yarn for each of us ladies who are going and are making the same pattern. I'm doing mine right now, then will knit some for my grandma and mom (since they don't knit). I also got some yarn to make mini versions for the litle girlies. Hopesully I'll have enough time to make some for they guys and the little man, too. I've got yarn for Thomas already. I'm also planning on doing the Ravelympics-- where you cast on for a project during the Olympics opening ceremonies, and cast of during the closing ceremonies. I've joined TeamUtah, and the team decided to knit only patterns by Utah designers. So that's fun.

I also signed up for a mystery Knit-a-Long. The idea is that you sign up, buy yarn, and get a clue every couple of weeks. You knit the clue, then get the next clue, etc., etc., and at the end you have a gorgeous shawl! Except, of course, that you don't know what you're going to end up with before you start. This particular shawl is called "Evenstar," and it's based, of course, on LotR. I figured what better way to celebrate finishing my LotR thesis than knitting a LotR-themed shawl? With gorgeous silver silk laceweight yarn, of course.

I cleaned my room! Can you believe it? My carpet is, indeed, a cream color. I still need to do quite a bit of destashing and organizing, but Progress Is Being Made, which is always good. Next week I'm going to clean of my desk, so I can move it out of the room and set up the new desk I bought back in July. Which will make my mom happy, since the box with the desk in it has been taking up space in her fruit room since, you know, July. :P

Shows I'm loving currently: Leverage, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Mentalist, and NCIS. Last movie I saw in the theatres: Sherlock Holmes, which I adored and which I want to see again. Also rereading the whole HP series, and am on PoA. Love those books.

I am on Twitter and Facebook, if anyone's interested. Facebook is my real name, Twitter username is same as here.

Time for some sunflower seeds, as I'm currently out of guyere. :P
wahlee: (Very sensible)
I love random entries, don't you?

Today is my brother's (and sister-in-law's) 5th wedding anniversary. Which is both awesome and CRAZY. It's gone so fast! We're babysitting the girls while they go out to dinner. Right now there's some intense negotiations going on as to whether we're going to watch "Lulan" (Mulan), which Molly wants, or "The Doggie Show" (101 Dalmations), which Anna wants. Since Anna got to watch Snow White the last time they were here, I think Molly's going to win. Which is okay with me, because when we watch Mulan Molly sings along. She doesn't know what half the words mean, but she sings them anyway, and it's SUPER ADORABLE.

I have a Grumpy plushie that I brought upstairs when we watched Snow White the other night, and Anna does NOT like it. She says it scares her. I told her that I'll buy a Dopey next time we go to Disneyland. That made her happier.

Which is at the end of February. Our going to Disneyland, that is. The whole fam damnly, including my Grandma By, is going. We're getting two timeshare units through my brother-in-law's brother and spending 5 days in the parks. It will be the last use of the Annual Passports that my sister and I bought last March. 4 trips with them, not a bad deal. I'm super excited to share one of my favorite places with my favorite nieces and nephew. The girls meeting the princesses, Thomas meeting Mater and McQueen-- it's going to be so fun. And my dad's coming, and I've wanted to get him on Soarin' Over California since the minute I rode it. We're driving down on Saturday, taking Sunday to let the kids recover from the trip, then heading to the parks for the week before driving back the next Saturday. Can't wait.

I've recently been obsessed with sunflower seeds and guyere cheese. Not together, of course. :P Reduced salt sunflower seeds, still in the shells. Guyere cheese with nice crusty bread. Mmmm.

I'm taking a Wilton fondant and gumpaste class, mostly for my sister, who desperately wanted to take it and couldn't unless two more people signed up so the class would carry. Tomorrow will be the first time that I actually work with the fondant, and I'm kind of excited. Also nervous, seeing as how I never took the basic Wilton class. :P

I've had my Nook since Dec. 23, and I am LOVING it. The first book I read on it was Pride and Prejudice, of course. Right now I'm working my way through Right Ho, Jeeves, which is, of course, hilarious. I'm loving all the free books I can get for it, and that it doesn't cause eye strain, and just how gosh darn cool it is. I have named it Tom, and I'll give House Points to whoever can tell me why. :P

I've been knitting a bit more lately, what with all this free time and all. I'm knitting some fingerless mitts for the Disneyland trip-- we bought yarn for each of us ladies who are going and are making the same pattern. I'm doing mine right now, then will knit some for my grandma and mom (since they don't knit). I also got some yarn to make mini versions for the litle girlies. Hopesully I'll have enough time to make some for they guys and the little man, too. I've got yarn for Thomas already. I'm also planning on doing the Ravelympics-- where you cast on for a project during the Olympics opening ceremonies, and cast of during the closing ceremonies. I've joined TeamUtah, and the team decided to knit only patterns by Utah designers. So that's fun.

I also signed up for a mystery Knit-a-Long. The idea is that you sign up, buy yarn, and get a clue every couple of weeks. You knit the clue, then get the next clue, etc., etc., and at the end you have a gorgeous shawl! Except, of course, that you don't know what you're going to end up with before you start. This particular shawl is called "Evenstar," and it's based, of course, on LotR. I figured what better way to celebrate finishing my LotR thesis than knitting a LotR-themed shawl? With gorgeous silver silk laceweight yarn, of course.

I cleaned my room! Can you believe it? My carpet is, indeed, a cream color. I still need to do quite a bit of destashing and organizing, but Progress Is Being Made, which is always good. Next week I'm going to clean of my desk, so I can move it out of the room and set up the new desk I bought back in July. Which will make my mom happy, since the box with the desk in it has been taking up space in her fruit room since, you know, July. :P

Shows I'm loving currently: Leverage, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Mentalist, and NCIS. Last movie I saw in the theatres: Sherlock Holmes, which I adored and which I want to see again. Also rereading the whole HP series, and am on PoA. Love those books.

I am on Twitter and Facebook, if anyone's interested. Facebook is my real name, Twitter username is same as here.

Time for some sunflower seeds, as I'm currently out of guyere. :P
wahlee: (Yarn)
Congress to Raise Alpacas to Aid Struggling Economy

I think this is my favorite bit:

While initial reaction has been positive, critics of the plan have pointed out that Congress has still not paid back the money it borrowed from the American public to start that silk-screen T-shirt business it was so excited about in 2004, and many were concerned that this will just be a repeat of the Bedazzling the Economy Act of 2000.

Gotta love the Onion. :P

(Incidentally, the yarn in my icon is 100% alpaca. :P)
wahlee: (Yarn)
Congress to Raise Alpacas to Aid Struggling Economy

I think this is my favorite bit:

While initial reaction has been positive, critics of the plan have pointed out that Congress has still not paid back the money it borrowed from the American public to start that silk-screen T-shirt business it was so excited about in 2004, and many were concerned that this will just be a repeat of the Bedazzling the Economy Act of 2000.

Gotta love the Onion. :P

(Incidentally, the yarn in my icon is 100% alpaca. :P)
wahlee: (Yarn)
Congress to Raise Alpacas to Aid Struggling Economy

I think this is my favorite bit:

While initial reaction has been positive, critics of the plan have pointed out that Congress has still not paid back the money it borrowed from the American public to start that silk-screen T-shirt business it was so excited about in 2004, and many were concerned that this will just be a repeat of the Bedazzling the Economy Act of 2000.

Gotta love the Onion. :P

(Incidentally, the yarn in my icon is 100% alpaca. :P)
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (BYU Football)
Okay, so. This week has been so slow. And today has been slower. There are several reasons for this.

The first is that I haven't been sleeping well (for reasons unknown), so I am dead tired. Going to see Hairspray at 9:30 PM on Wednesday night did not help this situation. (It was worth it, though.)

The second is that it's Friday, and Fridays by definition go slowly.

The third is that it's the Friday before a long weekend, and therefore must go twice as slowly as a normal Friday.

The fourth is that the phones have been pretty quiet today, so I haven't had as much to do.

The fifth is that I'm at a place on my current knitting project (the shawl that I did as "practice" for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen's and that I'm finally getting around to finishing) where I need to look at the instructions again, and I forgot them. So I haven't been able to knit to pass the time.

The sixth is that my allergies are acting up a bit, so I'm drowsy from Zyrtec and wearing my glasses instead of my contacts, which is giving me a bit of a headache.

The seventh is that TOMORROW IS THE FIRST BYU HOME FOOTBALL GAME AND I CANNOT WAIT.

Hearing "One More Night" by Phil Collins, followed immediately by "How to Save a Life" by Fray for the SECOND time today hasn't helped matters AT ALL.

Although I did just get a slight lift. I'm sitting here typing this entry and I get a call from our Recreational Therapist. It went like this (I swear, this is nearly verbatim):

Phone: *double rings to show it's an internal call*
Me: *sees caller ID* Hi, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi. Goblet of Fire is the third one, right?
Me: Nope. It's the fourth.
Jaime: Oh. What's the third?
Me: Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jaime: Oh. Oh, yeah! Right there. Okay. Thanks! Bye.
Me: Bye. *hangs up* *giggles*


Now if only the next 20 minutes could be as enjoyable as that 20 seconds. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Yzma)
I've decided who my Most Hated Artist Played By KOSY is. This was not an easy decision. Even the groups/artists I like get played too much (I hear at least four Carpenters songs a day, and they only play about 8 different ones, so it gets old). But there are several artists that I just do. not. like. And these are the ones they seem to play the most. Elton John is one. Rod Stewart is another. Celine Dion I like sometimes, but most of the songs they play are the ones I really DON'T like. But there's one who irritates me more than any of the above.

Phil Collins.

Seriously, why did this guy do so many cover songs? And his original songs are even worse! I've been here since 8. It is now 11:15. And I've heard Phil Collins three times already.

GAH.

Anyway. Sorry to those of you who were fooled by my autopost yesterday. I thought it was really amusing, so I didn't delete it.

A couple of weeks ago, our IT guy at work came and stole my fax machine/printer. The nurses station needed it. He said I'd get it back after the weekend, but I didn't. This was highly inconvenient. But then, last Friday, I got a brand-new HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax. 'Tis very pretty, and it works SO much better than my old one. I was really giddy about it until I realized how lame it was to be giddy over office equipment. Then I was just mildly pleased. ;)

I'm much more than mildly pleased over something else, though. I mentioned Ravelry in my last (real) post. Well, one of the cool things on Ravelry is the ability to search by knitting pattern, and see who else has done that pattern and how it turned out. Each pattern has a page with a featured photo. A couple of days ago, I got a message that two of my projects had been selected to be the featured photo for that pattern! It made me very happy. Of course, it helped that only two other people had made Snaps and only one had made Flaps (I actually had to add the pattern to the site; someone else then said they'd made it, but that person hadn't posted a picture at all), but hey, a featured photo is a featured photo. I was quite chuffed about it.

I get Labor Day off! Thank heaven. I'm dearly in need of a break. BYU's semester officially starts on Tuesday, but I'm not taking any classes, which feels odd. I am registered for two thesis hours, though, which is the minimum hours required for the semester you graduate. Yes, I'm still hoping against hope that I can finish my thesis in time for December graduation. It may take a miracle. But miracles do happen sometimes.

Gah. They just played Elton John. Maybe it's a tie after all. . .
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Lizzy)
([livejournal.com profile] divinemum nudged me. So, here I am. :P)

Anyway. A tangled mess. That is what I have managed to make out of my 100% hemp yarn. That's what I get for thinking that I could wind it into a ball without the aid of a swift or even a chair back. It will probably take an hour to untangle. Joy. It's a pretty color, though. A very nice blue. And the gray skein looks really nice with it. Will make some nice dishcloths.

If I ever get it untangled, that is. :P

My title also feels like a good metaphor for how I feel about my life at the moment, but I don't want to go into that.

cut because I've just realized how long this is )

In much, much happier news-- BYU Football officially begins a week from Saturday. I've been haunting fanboards. I've been eagerly gobbling up practice reports. I attended the Women's Football Clinic and the Big Blue Bash. I nearly kissed our season tickets. I've changed my cell ringtone to "Rise and Shout," and I get giddy every time I hear it. I ADORE football.
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
It's a slow day at work. I find it rather-- ironic that now, where I'm working somewhere that updating my journal from work would be perfectly acceptable, I hardly ever do it. But when I was working somewhere where doing such a thing would be frowned upon, I did it all the time.

Anyway. I'm just going to post some random things that I've either been doing or thinking lately. 'Cause my life has gotten rather boring lately.

random thoughts with a few actual updates stuck in )

It occurs to me that this post would be more effective when broken up over several days. I bet I'd get more comments that way.

Maybe that'll give me the incentive I need to post more. ;)
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
It's a slow day at work. I find it rather-- ironic that now, where I'm working somewhere that updating my journal from work would be perfectly acceptable, I hardly ever do it. But when I was working somewhere where doing such a thing would be frowned upon, I did it all the time.

Anyway. I'm just going to post some random things that I've either been doing or thinking lately. 'Cause my life has gotten rather boring lately.

random thoughts with a few actual updates stuck in )

It occurs to me that this post would be more effective when broken up over several days. I bet I'd get more comments that way.

Maybe that'll give me the incentive I need to post more. ;)
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
It's a slow day at work. I find it rather-- ironic that now, where I'm working somewhere that updating my journal from work would be perfectly acceptable, I hardly ever do it. But when I was working somewhere where doing such a thing would be frowned upon, I did it all the time.

Anyway. I'm just going to post some random things that I've either been doing or thinking lately. 'Cause my life has gotten rather boring lately.

random thoughts with a few actual updates stuck in )

It occurs to me that this post would be more effective when broken up over several days. I bet I'd get more comments that way.

Maybe that'll give me the incentive I need to post more. ;)
wahlee: (Yum)
So I just spent the last 2 hours cleaning my room so [livejournal.com profile] connielane doesn't realize what a slob I am when she arrives a week from today (YAY!!). I even steam-cleaned my carpet *gasp!* but I haven't dusted everything yet. :P All my books are on my shelves, though. Except for the 10 or so that are still upstairs in my cubby. So what else have I been doing for the last week? Being sick, mostly. It actually started on Thursday night, but I wasn't about to miss out on Pirates, so I worked through it. Unfortunately, it didn't go away. So what are my symptoms? I can just sense all of your curiosity. Well, basically, it's all in my head. ;) I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded, with periodic headaches. Standing up has been an adventure, and walking even more so. I've gradually been getting better, so that I can accomplish things, but for about the first 5 days I couldn't do much else but lay on the couch all day. I made it out of the house on Wednesday to see Pirates again, but was pretty much done for the rest of the day (except for a short trip to Barnes and Noble where I scared my sister by my inability to drive straight), managed to go shopping on Thursday and watch a movie with my sister and grandma (she hadn't seen Narnia yet), and yesterday I washed my car, including steam-cleaning the upholstery, and did a bit more shopping (I was looking for new shirts). I between all of this getting-stuff-done I've spent a goodly portion on the couch. I've actually started writing my paper for Lumos. Go me! ;)
wahlee: (Yum)
So I just spent the last 2 hours cleaning my room so [livejournal.com profile] connielane doesn't realize what a slob I am when she arrives a week from today (YAY!!). I even steam-cleaned my carpet *gasp!* but I haven't dusted everything yet. :P All my books are on my shelves, though. Except for the 10 or so that are still upstairs in my cubby. So what else have I been doing for the last week? Being sick, mostly. It actually started on Thursday night, but I wasn't about to miss out on Pirates, so I worked through it. Unfortunately, it didn't go away. So what are my symptoms? I can just sense all of your curiosity. Well, basically, it's all in my head. ;) I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded, with periodic headaches. Standing up has been an adventure, and walking even more so. I've gradually been getting better, so that I can accomplish things, but for about the first 5 days I couldn't do much else but lay on the couch all day. I made it out of the house on Wednesday to see Pirates again, but was pretty much done for the rest of the day (except for a short trip to Barnes and Noble where I scared my sister by my inability to drive straight), managed to go shopping on Thursday and watch a movie with my sister and grandma (she hadn't seen Narnia yet), and yesterday I washed my car, including steam-cleaning the upholstery, and did a bit more shopping (I was looking for new shirts). I between all of this getting-stuff-done I've spent a goodly portion on the couch. I've actually started writing my paper for Lumos. Go me! ;)

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