Friday, August 31, 2007


24 hour fitness is having a sale and I wanted to go to a gym so I signed up. It comes to just under $20 a month. With this I also signed up for a person trainer. I started going.

The personal trainer was a good idea. She is helping me get the right machine work done and is helping me figure out what stretches to do. It is just that 2 days ofter my first session with her I am starting to feal the effects. I have to go tonight to more too.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sock It To Me Sock Swap Contest 2

I forgot to enter the first one but I will enter the second one. That and I love Zero's Etsy's stuff.

-So here's the challenge: Post about your favorite yarn. You must post a picture and let us know why it's your favorite yarn. Please leave links too, in case someone might want to get a little of what you got!

Right now my Favorite yarn is Socks that Rock. I have used it for fingerless gloves, mittens, shawls and socks of course. I am glad the I signed up for the sock club this year. I will be getting August's yarn soon.

Sock It To Me Sock Swap progress

I am now starting the ribbing. Partly because I am starting to run low on yarn and partly because my row stitch markers broke. It had 6 rings on it and now it only has 4. This pattern has a 5 row repeat.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


My pain pills changed. I went from darvocet to vicodin. The Darvocet was no longer working. I am very glad that I waited until when I was not on call to try it. Vicodin makes my a little loopy and very sleepy. But the pain is mostly gone. I will at this point make sure that I will take this and drive, I do not think that it would be a good idea.

On to other things, I got a membership at 24 hour fitness. It was $750 for 3 years with the 4th year at $29. This works out to less than $20 a month. This is a very good deal. It also comes with 5 personal trainer visits. My first one is on Monday. I am hoping for some suggestions of stuff I can do to strengthen my back. This should help with the back pain.

I need to stop writing, it is just a little hard to come up with what I really want to say. That and my spelling is going down hill.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I bought a 27 year old house 2 years ago and there are 8 dutch elms in the back yard. These where put in when the house was built. Elms are not a good tree for this area. They are the last to loose their leaves and first to get them. The backyard was not landscaped with a thought for the future. The trees grew together and are crowding each other out. The elms split into 2 and 3 trunks a long time ago. This meant that they have been collecting water for a while. This causes rotting. I had to get the trees cut down, with the wind here they could have hit stuff, like my house.

Getting a tree cut down is not cheap. For the 2 larger trees it was $600 and for the 2 medium trees it was $300. The large tree was rotten all the way to the ground and a little lower. This is the one that would have hit my house. I am very glad that it was cut down before winter. One of the other trees was rotten as well.

Now that the big tree is gone I get so much more light downstairs. It is nice. Where 2 of them come out it would work as my garden.

Mystery Stole 3 Progress

I finished clue 3. Yaa! I am liking the pattern a lot. It is however big, right now it is 22 inches wide. The person that I am making it for is just a little taller than I am, 5 foot 3 inches, so I am shorting clue 4. Now that my family is gone I hope to have it done by next week.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dinner for the week.

I found a lot of new to me food blogs and with them recipes that I want to try. So I think that I will try to make at least one new to recipe a week. The ones I have planed for the next few weeks are:

Bifteck Hache a la Lyonnaise (Ground Beef with Onions and Herbs), A French Burger

Chicken Bamako

Lemon Chicken (Adapted from Chinese Cookery by Rose Cheng and Michele Morris)

Spiced Smashed Potatoes

One of the things that will change what I make is how hot it is.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pink Eye

Wednesday my left eye went red. It turns out that is the start of pink eye. By evening it was itchy, reddish and watery. I was able to get a Dr's appointment for 10 am. She told me it is pink eye and that I am contagious for the next few days. I was given drop antibodies that I have to put in 2 drops every 2 hours for the next 2 days and then 2 drops every 4 hours for three days after that. Because I work in a Hospital I can not go to work on Friday. I have things that I really wanted to do so this is a little annoying. I am glad that I have some time off that I can use.

Today was also the day that my mother went home. She was able to get an earlier flight home, she like that.

Sock It To Me Sock Swap progress

I am now working on the patterning on the leg. I am liking the pattern. I am going to go up until I run out of yarn.

Sockapalooza 4

I got my socks, and they are Monkey Socks. Yaaa!!! They were made with Socks That Rock yarn. This yarn is great stuff. Now the weather just needs to get a little cooler so that I can wear them.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sock It To Me Sock Swap

Wow, I love what I got from my pal. The little box for stitch markers is very cool. I already put it in my walk around project bag. The magnets are very cool and strong. The card made me laugh. I love the color of the yarn, I have not used bamboo in my socks so it will be a new experience.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Family can be fun but they are also very tiring. I took a few days off to be with them. That and they all wanted my front yard redone. It is close but not quite there.

Jacho was at the Hospital and that made every one at work run around like a chicken with it's head cut off. So I have jest not had time for many things.

I did get to go to the movies, Transformers was very good, Hairspray was way better than the first one, Die Hard had a plot sort off and No Reservations was a cute chick flick. I was able to knit during 2 of the movies. Then I for the the gusset and I was not about to try to keep track of increases in the dark.

On my Sock Pal sock I am on the heel of one and getting ready to start the pattern on the other. It is looking good. I am a little worried that it might be just a little big.