Saturday, April 21, 2007

scarf progress: half done

I am half way though, 34 inches. It is starting to look very cool.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sockapalooza 4

Yahhh! I am going to get in this year. I started knitting and everything as people were getting there socks. I thought that is was very cool and wanted to be in the next one.

Things to do with children near Colorado Springs

My nieces will be here for the summer for a few weeks and I thought that I better find out what is around that they would like.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
One of the very few mountain zoo's in the world.

The Money Museum

Garden of the Gods

The World Figure Skating Museum

Glen Eyrie Castle

This looks like it would be cool for the Tea Party, they do a High Tea.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Monday, April 09, 2007

breast reduction TMI

I am writing this mostly so I can get my thoughts together and know exactly what I need to do.

I have very big boobs, around the 40 I range. I have for the past year been doing things to help get my insurance pay for a reduction. In the next month I will be going to at least three surgeons to see if I can get it done in July. That is when my mother can come and help out after the surgery. This is not something that I take lightly and I am a little scared. So many things can go wrong. Right now I am looking up the surgeons that my insurance will deal with and that other people have used. I am coming up with a list of questions to ask as well. The next post will be the list of questions and it will most likely be refined as time goes one. Depending on what goes on I might even post some of the answers. Today I found out a few things that gives me cause for concern.

1. It is not suggested that you take airplane travel less than 8 weeks after surgery. I had been planing on have the surgery in last July but that would only give me 5 weeks between surgery and when i have to go to Telford PA for a school.

2. Swimming after is bad, that is my main way of getting exercised . I see where this is coming from it just is not something that I though of.

3. I should think of renting a recliner or something of the sort. This would be to sleep in, this way I do not smush anything that I should not. Seeing that I sleep on my side this is not a bad idea.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

books I read this week

Rogue Angel: The Chosen by Alex Archer
Not one of the better books in the series but not bad.

Fables : legends in exile By Willingham, Bill
Interesting, it is a graph novel I was not expecting that.

Love is blind by Sands, Lynsay.
A fairly good regency romance.

No Regrets By Shannon Butcher
A not bad romance

Singer in the snow By Marley, Louise
Not bad it is a teen book, I am checking out the other books that she has at the library.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

scarf progress

Here is the scarf progress.


Well I did not get to every where I was planing on going to. I made it to the library and it was to foggy to go anywhere else. Here are a few pictures to show how bad it was. This was not the worst of it ether.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Secret Pal stuff

I got my box today. I got the Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine and Sat. I am going to get it spiral bound. The stitch markers are very cool, she made them her self. I was planing on getting row counters so this was great timing.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


I really need to have a professional out to do my front yard. I just do not have the skill to do that. The past 2 years it has been just dirt and weeds. The problem is that it will cost at least 1500 and I just do not have that this year, maybe next year. For the mean time I think that I will put a raised bed for bulbs around one of the trees and see if I could plant a fruit tree to shade the front window in the summer. I have a few bulbs that have come up this year where my brother parks, so they need to be moved.

The backyard is doing a little better but not by much. I need to find out how much it would cost to cut down a few trees. One of them looks like the center is rotting out and if it was to fall it would hit the house. The others are not the right kind of tree for the area and that is where I want to put some fruit trees and grapes. I am going to make a raised garden out of straw bales. This will allow me to try out the location and I should not have to worry much about weeds.

books I read this week

Mary Bell's complete dehydrator cookbook by Bell, Mary
Not bad, this does give the best complete advice on how to dehydrator anything, it is going into my think about buying list.

Deep Storm : a novel by Child, Lincoln
Very good, nonstop action.

Santa, baby by Crusie, Jennifer
Not bad, I think that Crusie's story was the best of the three.

Children of magic edited byGreenberg, Martin Harry
A very good collection of short stories.

The mislaid magician, or, Ten years after : being the private correspondence between two prominent families regarding a scandal touching the highest levels of government and the security of the realm by Wrede, Patricia
The first one was much better.

Pasta for all seasons : 125 vegetarian pasta recipes for family and friends by Robertson, Robin
This was a good cookbook, there are quite a few recipes that I will be trying.

The king of Attolia by Turner, Megan Whalen.
I wish that she had more books out there. They are all good.