Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Weird thing while at work today. the phone rang and the caller id just showed a number, no name. The area code was one I didn't recognize. I think it was 402? I could be wrong. 4-0 something at any rate. When I picked up the phone there was a pause (which usually means telemarketer) and a woman came on the line and asked if our address was what she had. It was. Then she asked what type of business this was. Which is odd, since the name of the business ends in"-Pharmacy". Besides, how did she get our address and not name? At that point I told her to call the boss tomorrow. I had visions of a huge order of printer toner that we didn't order showing up or something.
There are unscrupulous companies out there that call, get addresses and names and then just ship out stuff. Or send an invoice without stuff! So I wasn't going to open the business I was temping at to that problem if I could help it.
If you are reading this and are the lady on the phone AND you had honest intentions, I apologize. Otherwise, please don't call back!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Yup, Dan Akroyd came in to do a little shopping. I guess it was such a nice day, he decided to get on the motorcycle and go out for a spin. He has a summer house in the area.
And that was the excitement for today.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Onwards with the changes. The second change I have decided is that I need to look after myself better. This means eating better and exercising more. Actually lately, it's more like exercising at all.... To this end, I have started a new blog. Paved With Intent. As in the quote," The road to hell is paved with good intentions." So I am going to take my intent and not go to hell with it. If that makes any sense to you. This new blog is linked over in my sidebar and will have snippets of health related news as well as a diary to where my intent is going.
Feel free to drop by, offer advice, criticism and commiseration. Or whatever.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Or even my pillow:Wouldn't want to actually use one of the 3 catbeds I bought and placed strategically around the house! What a waste of money that was. I should have known better.
Won't make that mistake again! So, I am off to knit on Tomato, kinda, and read some more, definitely.
Right after I enter Crafting Jen's contest. I dunno if I'd want the book. But the stitch markers would be cool.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The toe looks a bit discoloured, but that's just the flash. I was soooo excited to have finished these socks. I started them with the best of intentions. But the hubby has big feet. So I got tired of knitting them about 3/4 of the way through.
I'm off to work on Tomato a bit.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I did like the Dickinson Pullover.
The big, bold cables look like a lot of fun. This sweater embodies a lovely weekend, comfort level to me.
I also quite liked the sweater on the back cover of the magazine.
I always like wrap tops or faux wraps. I particularly like the bottom on this one. The fact that it is quite close to the body gives it a nice, fitted look.
But I think the cable sweater would get precedence in the afore-mentioned cue. I am a slouchy, relaxed kind of person, I think. Occasionally I like to get dressed up, but my go-to clothes are pretty much, things that I throw on and go....
And now I am going to go vacuum my house. All three floors. Because it is NOT a billion degrees out, this seems an opportune moment. Besides, if I don't vacuum soon, it will be difficult to distinguish the cats from the dust bunnies.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
If you want to see a cute lolcat go here and check it out. I captioned it, Selena K took the pic! An adorable collaborative effort if you ask me.
But I don't want to disappoint those of you who like pictures on this here blog either. Thus:
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This is the toe about 12 hours after smacking it a good one on the bed. After a further 24 hours, we have bruising:
Very painful. Take-your-breath-away-can't-swear kind of painful.
I have turned the heel on the hubby's Army sock and am in the backstretch. I am still knitting on Tomato. But that is just more stockinette. Picture the last shot I showed you but longer. Not nearly as exciting as turning a heel. I always feel clever when I turn a heel.
I'm off to put my foot up and find some numbing agent...
Friday, August 10, 2007
Don't let that picture fool you. The leg is only about halfway done. This sock is for the hubby and he wants it long. Like, knee-high on me long.
In addition to the fun of working 9-6 every day this week, I have had a headache since Tuesday. Every. Single. Day. This happens once in a while and I can totally blame it on hormonal swings, but knowing why I hurt doesn't really help much. Thank goodness for ibuprofen and acetaminophen!
I'm off to chug a gallon of water. Maybe it will help....
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I have finished the waist shaping and am now on the straightaway! Vroom! Vroom!
Unfortunately, I am ALSO working a lot this week, so my
speedy lame-ass efforts will likely not yield much.
We shall have to wait and see.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Yup, I was lying in bed prodding at my sore tooth and wondering why, after 3 different types of antibiotics, it still hurt. I figured at this point the only bacteria left in my body must be in the tooth! Which still hurt like a mo-fo. Suddenly I thought, "wait a minute! Why does the tooth
on the top hurt????" I went into the dentist the next day and he had me bite down on a little piece of carbon paper. Now, we had done this twice before. But the first time I bit down, I was still frozen from the procedure. The second time I hurt a LOT. So I didn't bite down very hard. This time I clamped down hard. The dentist looked and went "WOW! Yup, that's high" and filed a lot of the filling down. I feel much better now. But now that the pain has mostly subsided, I can still feel the damn filling. So I'm gonna hafta go back and have him file it some more.
Moral of the story boys and girls??? Bite HARD.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007