Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hi, hello, How are you?

Here's the news:

I'm working on Branching Out, with the beautiful variegated blue/green/brown soy silk yarn that Mindy gifted me in the birthday swap last summer. I'm getting used to the pattern, but thinking it may be better in a solid color. Also have started a small feather-and-fan scarf for a very dear 93-year-old friend of mine in the same yarn, and it's looking REALLY nice.

It's really cold here! All the overly-warm temps back east seem to be what we should have, but I'm not complaining. I just went out and covered some of the plants as it's to get to freezing tonight. Hopefully we get a bit of snow up north and we can take a short trip up to play.

Work is unchanged--chaos on roller skates with the hair on fire. Nothing new.

Della is hope from hospital! Yay!

Marion and I took Spot to the park earlier and I was terribly pleased with how angry she got at the sight of the litter strewn round by sloppy soccer-families. The park is a big irrigation area (read sunken a bit below street level--common in AZ) and on the weekends during the day, there are always 6 or 7 pee-wee football or soccer games going on. We happened to be replenishing the "dog-poo-bag" station with our grocery store plastic bags, and when Marion spied all the rubbish, she was infuriated and stomped around, growling, "I'm TOTALLY cleaning this up!" And we did.

I had to buy smaller jeans. Thanks Goodwill! (And the wool sweaters for felting were a steal, too!)

In-laws are still in possession of the camera and are cruising their way back to San Diego. They went through the Panama Canal a day or two ago.

My folks are getting closer to living closer--they have a hold on a cottage in a nearby retirement complex and are planning to be moving in very soon! Cool!

And I get to sleep in tomorrow. Hope your weekend is going as well as mine has.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I AM the Java Jive...

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high