Monday, November 19, 2007

I said what?

Party at my house on Black Friday!

What was I thinking? My house was too much of a wreck to invite anyone but..., no, no one could be invited to this. It IS clean, under the clutter. At this point, I'm tossing it if I don't want to find a place for it. Probably what I should have done to begin with. The others here are scared. I'll carry around a large trash bag, telling them, "I don't mind cleaning up your stuff for you."

Ah, the NaNoWriMo. It'll have to RIP. There's no way I can get to 50,000 words by November 30th, but, I have a GREAT beginning to what's turning into a fun novel to write. If the past few days, today, and tomorrow had been freezing outside, there'd been a lot more written. It's too nice to stay indoors all the time.

The pond's been leaking from SOMEWHERE. I have no idea, but do have stuff to fuse the two liners together. In a perfect world, I'd have the liner glue on and cured, the rocks set in place, and the water running by now. Maybe I'll burn off some Thanksgiving calories on Thursday by hauling rocks. If I stick to the schedule, the house will be totally spiffed by then.

I finally bought the neatest wire basket-like shelves for the yarn room. It looks like a mini yarn store in there. Still a little messy, but another couple of hours and it'll be great. I sort of gave the spring cleaning a miss, so it'll be great to have the fall cleaning done.

Did I post that Mom's Christmas present is done? The baby sister's present is done now. One for my Mother-in-law, one for my younger sister, and maybe a couple of other knitted presents and I'm so done.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'm saving my words for NaNoWriMo.

What does that mean? Pictures!

First, the boy. He gets hyper when Fry's school bus is in view, so today, I took him for a walk. Lucky looks so cute, how could I resist?

After the walk, I filled up the newer, bigger pond, and turned on the pump. There's a leaf skimmer. That'll have to be checked a couple times a day during fall.

Finally, this is where we'll spend our weekend. The new chairs are so comfy, and we're training Lucky to NOT jump on the table. I think he jumps up to be told 'down' and get a treat when he jumps off. Stinker.

There's yarn things going on, but it's a Christmas surprise...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Socktober Update!

Do I expect a lot of myself? Yes. Do I deliver? Oh heck no! Never!

For Socktober, I expected more than three pair of socks, for sure. At least the two socks below have their wearable mates. Could always be worse.

I'm thinking of changing my company name from QuickKnitted to Turtle Knits. Or maybe plain ole Molasses.

This week is shapping up to be a part two of last week. The cold I had last week is still hanging around. It's good, because there's been a lot of knitting on Mom's Christmas present. She reads this, so I can't post progress just yet. Ravelry users will be able to see, though. Hint, hint.

I'll get to feeling great, run around and do things, then tire myself out. Still, the pond has a new liner, it just needs the rocks around it. There'll be a picture as soon as I clean out some of the leaves. There are some very shallow parts, perfect for bog plants. It doesn't look as good when the water's not running. Putting all the rock back will help a lot.

There could be more in today's post. Lots of whining about doing the National Novel Written in a Month thing and how I'm too stoopid to write anything. I've started and have nearly 700 words! Ooooo! <-sarcasm

Maybe I'll just lay around the living room, cooped up with a tall glass of orange juice and a super large bowl of chicken noodle soup. Sounds fun, hm?

Slow and Steady Wins the Race