Saturday, November 29, 2008
A YARN BALL WINDER!! XDDDD
It's from Joann's... I am not sure if it is a Royal brand. However allllllllllllllllllllllll the reviews are great for this.
It also helps that I had a 50% off coupon for this! ;D So it came to 25 bucks and 7 for shipping... 33 dollars total.
I am excited to get it, it says 5-10 business days.
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Yesterday I went to Lane Bryant for clothes shopping with my mom, my dad, and Jimmy! xD My dad wandered around the stores, while my mom and I shopped together, and Jimmy looked around and came with my mom and me for the most of the time. xD (Thank goodness he has his iphone lol to keep him entertained, now if only I could teach him to knit instead lol jk jk)
We bought 500 dollars worth of clothing~ and only spent 178! xDDD Sooo great. It was a buy one get one free sale, plus a 10 dollar texting coupon I had, and then 15% for applying for a card. xD Such a great deal.
I also got a new target lamp~ it is sooo pretty 5 lamps, one pole and it is pink, light pink, off white pink, white, and a light brown lamps~ xD Sooo pretty. Now I will have even more light in my room! xD Amazing. It was at the Goodwill, lol seriously. They have BRAND NEW Target stuff!!!! When Target pennies out stuff they give it to the goodwill~ xD lol I even bought pretty new nice condition American Eagle flats lol.
Then I am able to buy a ball winder~ ah so great!
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I also have a hugeeeeeeeeeeee Sears bag filled with gifts for the school donation by the front to bring to school on Monday. Classes register on Monday, I am staying up till midnight on Sunday to get my classes asap. Monday is my dad's 60th birthday~ xD
Also I went through my clothes... and got rid of TWO HUGE sears bags of clothing... at least 100 articles of clothing, at least that many. It feels good to get rid of clothes that I no longer wear and no longer fit... haha I am doing 'spring cleaning' in winter~ xP Slowly I am going to re-arrange my room to fit better all around. It is still massively clutted... and I need to organize a lot of it. <3><;;;;;;
Oh and then I got cute shoes! xD Plus two flats (American Eagle, and a pair at sears) that I can show off my pretty knitted socks~ xD Then Jimmy bought me some Victoria Secrets lotion~ xDD Yum~ and then an American Eagle Outfitters Jacket~ xD Oh we are so trendy lol.
It's purple and oh so comfy~ it is for me to wear when I miss him this winter vacation~ awwwww ;) <3 I will miss him but I know he will have a lot of fun visiting his family and sisters.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I can crochet too!! ;D
I went to Jimmy's Aunts House today for Thanksgiving. :D It was a great evening.
I spent the morning with my family at home just chilling.
My parents got new cell phones last night (with my help of course, Samsung M220 for each of them) and my parents LOVE their cell phones... so they are now excited to use the more, because mainly they are able to understand how to use them easier.
So my mom found her 'headset/earpiece' that can work with her phone (2.5mm) and asked if I can 'whip her up' a case for it, for her car so she could find it and use it easier while driving.
So I instantly thought, oo I can knit it... no better yet crocheting gives me more chance to customize it easier and quicker. :D Plus I had bought the "Taught myself to crochet kit" at Micheals, so I had a new set of crochet hooks to use. ;D
I am done with the pouch part, now I just need to do the flap.
My mom and I are going to Lane Bryant tomorrow afternoon and we are going to pick up Jimmy, because he wants to check out the mall just for fun. xD
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
... Yet again.
I have homework to do... that is stupid easy... I woke up early... and made lunch, snacks, and got presents to donate for beta gamma phi... but did not sit and do my homework!
Heck I even sat in bed and worked on the newly started scarf, for my friend Andrew. Its Vanna's Choice in Olive... however the thickness of the yarn I used for Andrianne's scarf (in same yarn but in Burgundy) is different!?!?! O.o; Andrew's is thinner.... or something... I dunno. I am going to wash Andrianne's scarf and such to see if it will lose-en it up and make it a bit softer. So we will see.
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I don't want to do my reading, marginalia, notes, and then representative letter~~~~ I just do not want to do any of the homework. u.u; I am such a baby.
My brain is all scrambled. ttyl.<3
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Me and my smoothie are going to destress for awhile.
I just finished my call (about oh 20 mins ago, I had to go buy the smoothie) with my store at Best Buy.... calling in my resignation.
It sounds so fancy and polite, to resign from the position... which is true. I wish to leave it.
So after dinner with my parents and Jimmy... my mom is going to drop me off at BBY for me to sign the documents of my resignation.
Ironically... the manager that took my call was the same manager that gave me my first interview. Both new things in my world and both very stressful... but after it is done... I feel better about it. (just a bit stressed lol)
But if I am going to get into the credential program I need to take student teaching classes in the spring.... plus I REALLLYYYY want to do this internship with Lois Capps... this opportunity does not come around often... retail not so much.
-Am I still going to shop at Best Buy?! I dunno. Jimmy and Alex think its silly that I feel awkward in going to the store... but I hope... soon I can go back. Because I have to go back to upgrade my parents cell phones probably in the next month. Oi.
I will post of my lovely yarn swap pacakge~ I posted photos up on the swap forums... and the photos are on my flickr account if wanting to check.
Right now I need to go curl up and read my knitting novel and go away for awhile. Plus.. I have 20 minutes before I have to leave to catch the bus.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
My brain is dead... yet again. Sad but true. It died half way through my English class.
I did catch up 3 weeks worth of material for that class... and fixed my journal and everything... and I was part of the group that got called today. So good deal! I am happy that I got everything done.
But when one thing is finished... more stuff is soon due.
Two more weeks of classes... then finals week! o.o; So close yet to far.
This photo is a wip of my sock that I finished. I am working on the leg at the moment of the second sock! xD I love how the stripes match! (I had to pull out some yarn for a bit, because I started in an 'in between' color stripe, so I could match it up properly.)
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I've been toying with the idea of working as an intern for Lois Capps office (our congress women for our district 23rd district)... and I am going to do it... it will give me something to do during the winter and possibly summer, heck maybe even during the spring semester, depending on my new schedule then. I need to email Vanessa... but I left her card at home and I need to work on the 'political' side of my resume (ie page 2).
My dream job would to be working in the White House.... but what about Teacher?! lol... Teaching will always be there. But working in the White house... how cool is that. I've always enjoyed politics... but I know what it entitles to be a political candidate... and eh... I like behind the scenes a bit better. But then why not be a poli-sci major?! Because I do want to be a teacher too.
Plus an added bonus with this Internship... the office is right across the street from the Navy Base my mom works at... so dropping off and picking up would be a breeze. xD (Driving has yet to be a priority still. Hmm... my permit expires March 09... maybe I should look into a bit more practice eh. ;P)
Ok I have to get going. Bye <3
Monday, November 17, 2008
So I made Mac and Cheese for Alex and I for dinner last night. (mostly because he wined and asked me to make it ;p)
Then my parents came home with Jack in the Box sampler thing.
So then I thought 'oh I have to put the food away.... which container.... oh wait! I can make a lunch for tomorrow!!!!'
I throw the food in a cute little container, pack the fried goodies in with the mac and cheese.... and am super excited.... about having a cute 'bento' type lunch. (I even bought a 'bento' box from AX during the summer.)
BUT THEN I FORGOT THE LUNCH TODAY!!! It is at home in the fridge... all nice and cute. I am sooooo sad.
Now I am super hungry. Just thinking about it.... however I bought a big hot pocket from the book store this morning.... mmmm I am hungry.... I wasn't hungry when I got into class... I need to go run and go cook it.
I just miss my cute lunch at home. :( Hopefully Alex does not find it... >.>; and eat it. lol
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I bought expennnnssssiiivvveee coffee from the coffee shop Element in the Library. $3.50!!!! Geez. However I saw the new smoothie/yogurt shop (along with the ever so yummy and cheap Subway) and the smoothies are like $4.15!! for 20oz!!!! then $5.15!!! for the like slurpiee size cup! Such price gouging! So so sad. I still have that other half of the subway in my purse.... hmmm... hello dinner? or lunch tomorrow.
I bought the coffee because I sooo needed to de-stress after my psy class. However the stress was much before the psy class.
Oh Socks, poor poor kitten Socks. She being the curious dare-devil she is... went into our neighbors yard (haha I typed yarn lol) where they have two big friendly (but to a small kitten, friendly is more like deadly) female dogs. Well.... Socks GOT STUCK IN A TREE! In the neighbors yard. She was missing all day yesterday (because if she is super hyper we will let her out to run around and burn off that energy, plus she gets annoying when she is so hyper and so we encourage her to chase the chickens or something) and was not home by when it got dark. So we were allll worried. :(
Then I was getting ready for bed when my mom told me she heard a cat screech and low and behold I run outside (for like the 5th time that night) with a flashlight and I see the dogs scratching at their tree next to our fence..... I call Alex and my dad to help me look in the tree (it was super dark at that time, like 10pm). Then Alex see's her!!!! She is wayy up top in the middle of the tree. :( We only saw the reflection of her eyes. Plus I had put her collar on that morning with its cute little bell... and so if she wanted to make a quite quick get away from the dogs... that was not going to happen. (I felt guilty omg)
We all decide there is nothing we could do to get her down, other then just let her stay up there (there were lots of leafs and branches so she was not going to fall of a branch, she was inside close to the trunk) for the night and hope that either the dogs will go to bed far away from the tree and she can get down later (there was the male boy kitten, who is a stray of the neighborhood who is Sock's male friend that was in the tree with her so we kinda felt safe that she was not alone). But if she did not get down by morning Alex and I would go to our neighbors and ask them to hold the dogs for a bit while we get her down. (even though we don't know the neighbors o.o;)
I wake up... at 1:30am... check to see if Alex or my Dad got her down while I slept... no Socks inside. So I go outside (where it is coldddd) with a flashlight to see if I could find her in the tree....and I couldn't see her. So I thought maybe she is out of the tree and sleeping somewhere to keep warm tonight (or with the male kitten). But then as I am barely dozing off at 2:30am Alex comes knocking at my door and HE HAS SOCKS!!!!!!!! xDDDD Our KITTEN!!! She was alive!!!!! Safe!! Warm!!! Purring!!!! Cute!!!!!
Alex went out with a flash light after I gave up with out me knowing and saw her and 'helped' her down with his flashlight (so she could see where she was stepping) down the tree and he was worried because she was making a lot of noise with the collar/bell and the leafs falling... and she kinda fell out of the tree towards the bottom onto the floor. Luckly the dogs were knocked out cold somewhere else, so Socks came under the fence and straight to Alex to pick up. He said she was fluffed up when he picked her up and by the time he got to my room and I was able to hold her she was warm enough and a-ok! Thank goodness!!!! The poor kitten. We seriously hope she learned her lesson! Do not go in that yard! Plus we are getting her spayed on Wednesday next week... so hopefully that will curb her 'exploring side' a bit. I am not looking forward to her recuperating
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Ok have to go catch the bus now~ <3 enough rambling.
But the coffee was good, Vanilla latte... with two splendas. yum.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
So this scarf is for my friend Andrew's girlfriend. They were the couple that moved to the East Coast this past month. I miss them but am happy that things are progressing for them with this move. <3 I am also planning on making Andrew a scarf (in a (dark) green, his fave color). So this is Adrienne's scarf. It's Vanna's Choice yarn in color way Burgundy. The color does not show well in this photo, but I like the photo.
Then I am at the point of Jimmy's socks that I need to get his feet one last time to make sure they are the correct length in the foot. :D I knitted both socks to the same point of the foot (even down to the row of sts I used a row counter lol)
So I decided I want to start another pair of socks. As since I have not been buying yarn as of late, due to my slurges a few months ago... I've been dying to get into my sock yarn stash! xD Even though I am at the foot of my second woolie sock (reference my ravelry, hsailormoon) I wanted to start another pair. xD
I am using the Red Heart: Heart & Sole in color way Razzle Dazzle. Super fun and cute.
Then a close up of the sock yarn and colors!!! So pretty and vibrant! xD I am so thrilled that these big yarn companies are going into decent sock yarn (plus the are superwash of course! xD)
I just love the bright colors. Plus normally I am not a fan of the orange... but the pinks and greens make up for it, even the stripes of blue! xD I am becoming a fan of these self striping yarns! :D
I am currently working on Adrienne's scarf and knitting these socks while watching Lisa Williams show. xD Good stuff.
But I am also installing WoW and the expansion on Alex's laptop.... because I am going to go raid again tonight on WoW... and I know that my lovely small laptop can play and handle WoW... but I don' want it to lag when I am healing. So I am barrowing Alex's computer tonight, while he uses his amazing desktop xD
Back to my sock knitting. I adore how the colors come out. :D These are going to be some fun socks to wear! ;D