Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Yep... I have been swamped with school and work... and school... and yep work again.
I've said yep twice, in a poorly constructed sentence. wow.
Anyways, I am procrastinating here verses writing my credential writing sample about "the applicants interest in teaching children with the diversity of languages and cultures represented in California schools".
So... 500-600 words, never seemed so easy and yet so ... ... can't think of the word...
Why couldn't I just write about my personal pedagogy... but if anything, I probably can work that into my 'interest'... oi... I need to think.
Ok Heather... time to be smart... I can do that~... yep. ;p
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The scarf is what I made for Jimmy when he went to his trip to Japan, for his class, he used it~ I had never been more happy to see a nice pilled scarf in my life~ :D
Knit Picks, Swish DK, Marbled Heather and Storm colorways, US 8, 320 stitches repeated 10 rows of garter stitch, alternating between the colors, knit length wise. Came out great~ (also yes I am aware of the 'mistake, I mean design feature' I view it as a cute intentional little heart shape I left for him. ;D
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Finally, this semester seems to have settled in. I have had my first 'accomplished' day since classes have started.
This semester is going to be a TON of reading... more then I have had before.... seriously. These classes depend on our reading the material from the textbooks etc. There is no way around it. Which is good... but man... seriously time intensive. ( I am starting to wonder when I would have time for WoW, I may suspend my account again. *sad face*)
Work is also taking time... 15 hours a week about. I am kind of in limbo with work. I am hired, ready to go to OCC but... the STEM Center there is not completed... which is the place I would be working. So I cannot go to the campus and do my job... until that center is completed. I have been keeping busy on campus, in the office creating Advising documents that I can use later on.
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Lots of knitting is getting done tough! It is the only thing I can just bust out and relax for a while between classes or during some lectures.
I am knitting my very own Winding Rivers Cowl:
Plus, I am part of a Dishcloth KAL, for KrisKnits:
(I am waiting for the rest of January's directions... I already figured out what it is! :D)
I then have an order placed with KnitPicks.com for Jimmy's Japan Scarf. I am using the Cerus Scarf pattern:
Jimmy picked out the yarn, we are using Swish dk in Storm and Marble Heather colors. :D I am knitting this for the Ravelymics. I have joined Team Knitmore:
I also finished the IHeart Toe up Socks, for the Wendy Knits KAL too.
They came out ok, only downside is that there was a knot in the 100 gram ball, and the dyelot completely changed. So I am going to spend an afternoon doing some dying (Koolaid probably) to help it kind of match the rest of the sock and the first one.
I am going to be doing the Heats and Flower Sock for this month too!
I am going to use the other 100 gram ball of Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed yarn, in the Ivy colorway. For my mother! :D I bought that yarn to knit her a pair of socks. :D I hope she likes it and doesn't mind the lace work.
I will also do February's KrisKnit's Cloth KAL... whenever she finishes posting the Jan. Cloth and starts the Feb. Pattern.
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Today is going ok thus far. I got 9 out of 10 correct on my History/Econ course... where I was frantically studying for this morning. I will not slack again~ it is too much material.
I also have appointment at the Student Health Center to see about another type of medication (beyond the antibiotics they gave me a week ago) that I can take for my chest congestion. They were talking about an inhaler medication, and every 'nurse' type relative I have, suggested the same thing. So step 2 of meds for me please.
Umm, I picked up my work 'Student Outreach Advisor' polo shirt today ... it looks good~ and l like the red! ;D
Oh! I have something exciting to mention! I PASSED my LAST 2 CSETS!!!! :D I got the online scores yesterday~~ So that means I am DONE with all my STATE TESTING~~~ for the Teaching Credential program~~~~ THANK GOODNESS~ xD I am so excited about that. Now I can look forward into getting the rest of the application requirements met for Credential program. My To-Do list keeps getting bigger and bigger. However, since I have taken all of the pre-reqs, a lot of the list is already checked off. I.e I have taken my TB test, the Fingerprint scan/background check... etc. I am getting there~ :D
I also added my last NEEDED class~ this morning. History of Chicano Art... for me to graduate. I sadly made a mistake in my schedule and did not have one last upper division history course.... otherwise I would not have graduated!!!! ><; I cannot believe I missed that and made that mistake. Fml. But I figured it out and fixed it... and this teacher is kind of a trip in her passion for the subject... but she is good... no joke. I am going to like this course. It may kick my butt, as will the rest of my classes... but I will take it... haha.
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Umm... Oh I should probably mention the bird in the glass case. It is a stuffed condor that is on display in our Library, from OCC. OCC works in a condor preservation group ( I remember when it started I knew a girl that was working on it) and this is one of the birds they released into the wild... and sadly died. :( It drank anti-freeze, so it was poisoned. Poor thing. But... LOOK AT THE SIZE OF IT! I took the photo intentionally took the photo with the person next to the bird, just to compare the size~ Crazy. This condor was only 1 year old! O.o; I didn't know birds got this big! This is far different in comparison to my turtle neck doves and thinking pigeons were big birds. lol
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I should end this and get to writing some emails. I need to get some paperwork filled out for my field experience work for the application requirements. :) I love feeling productive... its depressing otherwise.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
11 Textbooks later... And I am $443 poorer. Thank goodness for the wonder that is Financial Aid.
I am actually missing one of the textbooks, from the pile... It is on order, so I paid for a copy and will pick it up when it comes in.
These books are for only 3... THREE Classes!!!! Ugh. Dude, I could have bought so much yarn with this 400 dollars. *tear*
However, all the books are reasonably priced. They are mostly reading books, so ranging from 20 to 30 dollars. The true killers are the Spanish 1 book and work book, almost being half of my puchase, $ wise.
It is what it is... I am not complaining. Who knows, I may be able to do a lot of reading and knitting at the same time this semester! ;D
In the background, is the view I have of our massive rain storm. We had a little bit of lighting and quite a far share of thunder. Today is suppose to be the worst of it.
Us, So Cal folks, are not used to this rain weather. ;p Apparently some people cannot remember to put their car lights on while driving in the rain. Other then that tho, it is not too bad where I am at. We haven't had any tornado warnings like Orange County has... Apparently Long Beach had a few twisters too.
Just a lot of wet... Which is nice to have, because I actually get to see my cats in doors for once... Granted they are sleeping most of the time. But I am a crazy cat lady, so their company is welcomed.
I just cannot wait to get home, start my antibiotics and do some reading and knitting. I am thinking, with this much reading for the semester... I may have to cancel my WoW acount for a bit... Because I am not sure if I will get much time to play. (As for the anti biotics, I went to the health center yesterday. So I am on antibiotics in hopes of getting rid of my neverending sinus infection)
-- Sent from my Palm Prē
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I have to say that I was quite jealous of the letter S worksheet that my Kindergarteners had today. I was so jealous that I had to take a picture of it!
Looking at this worksheet made me wish I had my sock knitting right there and then. I need to figure out what yarn I want to use for the Wandia socks for the KAL I am in. Today is the first day to start <3 I cannot wait for this weekend to get started.
Oh back to the worksheet, it was adorable to watch the children color their socks. Some were, interesting, some were very colorful and even striped. It did hurt my heart when a boy said he wanted to leave his socks... White.. *tear* all the possibilities. Alas, he was happy with his choice.
I do get to work with the Kindergarteners tomorrow as well, but after lunch. So I am excited to see them in their routines to end the day. I am also very proud of myself that I am getting better at memorizing their names! :D *so proud*
Now, I am on campus... About to write a ton of notes for my Edu 520 class at 4pm. I never liked cramming things in... But I have been that busy, that I some times need to during the week. *sigh* I want Saturday already. Heh.
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
I have to say, I was pretty jealous of my Kindergarten classes worksheet they had today.
It made me really want to have my sock knitting with me and just start knitting right there and then.
However, it was adorable to see the colors that the children used for their socks. One boy wanted to just leave his sock white... And I have to say, that hurt my heart just a bit lol.
I get to go back and work with them tomorrow after lunch. So I am excited about watching them in their routines after lunch. :)
I am really enjoying these classroom observations. I adore my Second graders and love learning of the Kindergarteners. Plus, I am doing much better in learning their names, so I am extra proud of that.
Now time to write out my notes for my Edu 520 class... Never a fan of cramming things in till the last minute. I cannot wait for this weekend already. *sigh*
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am just trying to test this out to see how it posts to my blogger.
These are my finished Angee socks, from Sock Innovation! I love how they came out! :D
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I found this fascinating quote today:
Without divulging any personal details, Miss Violet, aka Elli, of the famous Lime and Violet podcast, Happy Housewife Sundries, Oak River Township, and many more lovely yarny things really needs to escape her current living situation, and needs legal help to evacuate from her toxic marriage. As a way to thank her for being a wonderfully creative, inspiring, and fantastically interesting person, several of us have decided to donate some or all of our profits to her cause. This list will probably grow as the days progress, and I will try to keep it current with how long everyone is in for!Minnie, Sand and Silk Designs, Sep 2009
You should read the whole article.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I have been soooo busy.
First the summer was packed full with conventions, trips, and working on campus at the Alumni office.
So as soon as Blizzcon ended (which was sooooo much fun!) the next day school started!
School has been kicking my butt this semester, thus far, but in a good way. I am kept super busy~ I am always getting ready for the next day of classes, so when Friday rolls around I appreciate the day off. (Usually with sleeping in, knitting, and listening to some audiobooks or podcasts!)
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This past weekend was also really busy but super fun! :D
Friday, I stayed home and slept, omg I needed that day off. Saturday was up early and off to CSUCI for the trip to Dodger Stadium, with my parents and Jimmy! It was Dodgers vs The Giants, Dodgers won 12 to 1. It was a fantastic game, for one reason being in the All-you-can eat-section, which meant that I enjoyed eating 2 Dodger Dogs, and not having to pay 10 bucks for them and tons of other snacks! :D Jimmy bought his much-wanted Dodgers LA hat at the park. ^^* (he has been wanting to get one forever~ and he finally had the funds~).
Sunday was Mikomicon at CSUN! :D That was a lot of fun too, especially for it being a small con. My brother knew the guy who started this con, 4 years ago (since Alex went to CSUN) and knew where it was and that the Anime CSUN club put this together. So Alex dropped off me and Jimmy at CSUN, and hung out with his friends in Northridge (so no parking fee for us~).
The Dealers Hall/Artist Ally, was so much more manageable since it was smaller (in comparison to AX's Dealers hall) and I was tempted to buy a few things~ but decided not too. I need to have a check for $50 bucks today for my Health book lol priorities.
Went and saw Traci Hines concert, ran into tons of people, I knew, Jimmy knew, and in turn they all knew each other. So that was really interesting and fun.
Jimmy interviewed and talked with Kyle Herbert, a popular voice actor for video games and anime, and we watched him do a 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' type spoof on the DragonBall Evolution (a bad live action movie on Dragon Ball Z the anime). So that was hilarious~
After that, one last visit to the Dealers Hall and Console room, and we headed out. Hung out with my brothers friends 'Late Bday Celebration for him'... ate some pork sandwiches and cake... and called it a day and headed home. :D
Jimmy is going to do an article for Traci Hines concert and band announcement 'Sirens Call' and put up the audio of his interview with Kyle Herbert, on AnimeVice.com So I will be excited to see those go up.
I am so tired from this weekend, I slept in till 10am.
But I have to get up~ because I have a reflection paper for my Edu 520/521 class and email it to my supervisor today. 2 pages, double spaced, no problem.
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I finished Cookie A's Summer Soxs last month for a Knit Along
I am also working on a pair of socks from Cookie A's Sock Innovation book, knitting up Angee. (rav link) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angee
Which you see as my first photo, I am on the cuff of the second sock. (I brought the sock with me to knit at Dodgers Stadium, along with my 3 by 1 rib sock pattern from Laura Chau's book (Cosmicpluto)) (rav link) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/3-x-1-garter-rib-socks
Then lastly, or recently cast on, I am knitting up a Button Tab Hat
(rav link) http://www.ravelry.com/projects/HSailorMoon/button-tab-hat
in a skein I bought of Vanna's Choice yarn, a longgg time ago in a fushia colorway.
I cannot wait to finish it! I am to start the decreases soon on the hat... and maybe... just maybe, I will have knit a hat and will wear it! :D I have yet to knit a hat for myself, and do not feel like I am much of a 'hat person'... but we will see~ If not, I used up a skein of stash yarn and can give it to someone else~ :D It is really pretty.
Time to get started on this paper~ I have a night class at 6pm tonight, so I do not have all afternoon to finish this. :D
Follow my twitter, if you want anything more 'updated' about me... I post there more then I post here.... I have yet to figure out blogger on my palm pre. Twitter account: http://twitter.com/hsailormoon
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Well, I entered 5 knitted items:
An infant cardigan, a baby hat/cap, a pair of socks (pomatomus), a stuffed rabbit (kind of looks like a door stop), and a small scarf (palindrome pattern).
My entries did well. I earned 3 Honerable Mentions (for the scarf, socks, and bunny). Then I also earned 2nd Place with my infant cardigan. (with a whooping prize money of 2 dollars) lol.
So in the end, I was pleased. I kind of threw these entries together in a month. So not bad really for a first try. So I have a dollar check and four ribbons in my glovebox of the car.
Right now, I am sitting in my car, along the beach, staring out at the ocean... While knitting on a sock. ;D Along with finishing my iced coffee. A nice start off for the day, if I do say so myself. It is also kind of fun watching the surfers in the water. It is kind of a 'gloomy' overcast at the beach, but I like it! ^.^
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I know this. I have been busy. I have been helping with the Alumni Association at my school. Making calls, setting up mailers and creating both a facebook group and linked in profile for the association. Which has been fun.
I haven't forgotten about my knitting though. I finished the baby jacket for the fair. I have plans of also making an infant hat to enter too. So I have several things in the works.
I went to Anime Expo with Jimmy on July 1st-5th in LA. So that was a lot of fun! I brought along some sock knitting with me! I pretty much completed the cuffs and legs of both socks.
But probably the most exciting this I have going on right now is an item I have owned for 3 days.
A brand new Palm Pre! :D It is so amazing I love having a smart phone. This phone rivels the Iphone. Even Jimmy is some what jealous over some of the features this phone has. I adore this smart phone so much... That Iam even using it to type out this blog post now! Iam stillgetting used to the key board right now, but Iam enjoying it.
Iam also really using twitter now. Where as before I kind of just messed with it in class once in a blue moon. Now I check it all the time! So follow me if you want. Iam still figuring out how to do photos in my twitter posts, but I am getting there! :D My screen name is HSailorMoon
I guess that is it for now. Next major step on this phone is to put photos on blogger here. Baby steps right now.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This small scarf is going to be another Fair entry, since I knew that all my friends liked them, I thought why not enter it! :D I finished this in 2 - 3 days. :D
Just a typical 64 CO sock. I have the basic pattern memorized really. :D I have the other cuff finished and is in the red 'bag' in the top photo (I do my socks in sections at the same time, if I can, as to get them done faster and at the same time).
Oh and then I end with this, I love having Jimmy back home!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Missing In Action.
Yep... I can admit that... I haven't blogged... in quite some time *ahem* almost a month.
School has ended, I did well... 4 A's... and 1 B (which I am having issues with the teacher in 'fixing' this grade... she 'lost' one of my final papers... and emailed me asking if I had 'turned it in'... of course I did!.... so she is having to do some paperwork to fix it... but had knee surgery last week... and I haven't heard from her for a week... so I am nervous. But you get 7 weeks after the grades are turned in to 'edit' them... so she better change that stupid C to my rightful B! *grumble grumble*).
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I have been knitting like a mad women though! :D I have finished the Pomatomus socks (and my Farmor loved them, she swears she will never wear them... >.>;).
I have knit and completed one of Cookie A's sock patterns from her book, Glynis (and they look amazing!) in Malabrigo sock! :D
I am also half way (both socks at the heel) in another Cookie A's pattern Elynis (from the book), for my Aunt Jennie.
I am also about 3/4th's done with another Cookie A's pattern (from the book), Sunshine, for myself for another KAL on Ravelry (the first one... let's just say FAILED in terms of their crazy, and too many, rules).
I haven't taken much photos of my knitting... but I will do that soon~.
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I also raided my local library for audio books... and omg they are amazing! :D
Plus I have been playing WoW these past few days... so my summer vacation... is doing quite well. :D
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Alright, I have to go pick up some dinner for everyone... I will be posting sooner~ rather then later. ;D
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have my Science Final today... at 8am.
It is 5:35am and I woke up at 2:30am.
I have to leave the house in about an hour... to get to school.
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Then after my Science Final, I have to complete my Historian's Craft paper 16-25 pages.... I have three sections I have not written... and then the transitions. I am so glad we have been working on this paper all semester long.
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Went to Solvang, CA this last Sunday, for Mother's Day. I was able to bring Jimmy with me! :D I bought cute things... (including a cat plushie~ which is adorable! ;D) and a book. Nothing that screams 'solvang/toursity'.
I do however am already planning on going back to Solvang with my Dad. The Garden shop that he wanted to go to was closed on Sundays... and the most amazing yarn and spinning store was closed by the time I got there (I missed it by like 15 minutes, it closed at 5pm). So sad. The Spinning store had like 6 amazing spinning wheels in the windows, I saw boxes of colored roving, shelves of yarn, etc! :( So sad.
I MUST GO BACK! ;D lol So that will be another day trip. :) I am excited, it was such a nice visit.
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I should get back to studying/reviewing... I am half way through the material. *crosses fingers* Here is hoping I do well. :)
(even though, I have an A and if I were to literally skip the final I would have a B... I still want to do well... enough. :) bye)
Friday, May 1, 2009
Now if only I could get away doing this in my classes, especially during lectures!
Then I wouldn't be so inclined to want to skip and just knit all day! ;D
Multi-tasking... it's great stuff. Back to work!
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I am reading "Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire" for my Edu 320 class... we have to select our favorite quotes per chapter... and then write responces to them... and at the end reflect and write a summary.
Due Wednesday... but I have my HUGE History paper Final draft DUE Wednesday also... and that is going to kick my butt this week.
Along with a stupid Lecture Quiz for Geology on Tuesday....
One more week of classes... that's 4 days... and then Finals week... and I only have 1 actual Final Test out of all my classes... thank goodness.
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Then come summer, I can knit and read the book's I've been wanting to read~~~~ like my World of Warcraft books~ Oh I love being a nerd~ ;D
Monday, April 27, 2009