26 August 2006

pea soup

how i would love to to have something to post right now!

unfortunatley - the only thing to post right now is that i have been way to sick to do anything of interest to post about.

so basically, i am taking up your valuable blog-reading time to tell you that until i can get this morning (noon, and night) sickness under control, not much bloggin' going on (or kniting or sewing).

Let's just say that i have been doing a very good impression of Linda Blair in The Exorcist

well at least i won't get fat with this baby! (which by the way, is an alien :) - i have seen the pictures....)

and those of you who know that i am a workaholic - will be surprised when i say that i haven't been at work that much in the last two weeks

my other worry is that i mailed out my last two paeckchen zirkel packages 2 1/2 weeks ago and i have heard nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and can i find the receipt with the tracking number? NOOOOOOOOOOO! Of course not - so Corinna and Vivi, bitte sag's mir ob ihr zwei ihrem paeckchen bekommen haben!!

ginger ale.......

18 August 2006

all about me

i had seen this on theresa's page a while back and figured since not much is going on, that this would be a good time to play.

I bolded the ones I HAVE done and of course, me being me, there is commentary. :)

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (does it count if there are only three people in the bar?)
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07.Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08.Said 'I love you' and meant it
09.Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11.Visited Paris (not a fan)
12.Watched a lightning storm at sea
13.Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14.Seen the Northern Lights
15.Gone to a huge sports game

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa (not fair: it was under construction)
17.Grown and eaten your own vegetables (do my mom's count?)
18.Touched an iceberg
19.Slept under the stars
20.Changed a baby's diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22.Watched a meteor shower
23.Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25.Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26.Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger
30.Had a snowball fight
31.Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33.Seen a total eclipse
34.Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36.Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (southern in nyc)
38.Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had 2 hard drives for your computer.;
40. Visited all 50 states. (about 47 - missed maine, alaska, and hawaii - otherwise i think i have been to them all)
41.Taken care of someone who was drunk
42.Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47.Taken a road-trip
48.Gone rock climbing
49.Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51.Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53.In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56.Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to
be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59.Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61.Gone scuba diving
62.Kissed in the rain (prien am chiemsee under a weeping willow)
63.Played in the mud (sorry about the backyard mom)
64.Played in the rain
65.Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67.Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (so far)
69.Toured ancient sites (athens)
70. Taken a martial arts class (tai chi)

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (more like 12 hours)
72.Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74.Crashed a party
75.Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77.Made cookies from scratch (and nobody died of food poisoning)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
(12 years old)
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River (too bad the delaware doesn't count)
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83.Got flowers for no reason
84.Performed on stage

85.Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand

89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour (monster magnet - not my favourite band persay - but i like the sound guy)
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100.Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102.Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery (not for fun)
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108.Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110.Broken someone's heart
111.Helped an animal give birth (cats - in MY closet)
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113.Broken a bone (several, in fact)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (what? tongue and nose are not adventurous enough anymore?)
116.Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117.Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118.Ridden a horse
119.Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127.Eaten sushi
128.Had your picture in the newspaper

129.Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133.Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136.Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138.Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141.Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146:Dyed your hair
(pick a colour!)
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident (as well as victim of one)
150:Saved someone's life

17 August 2006

time flies

oh my! it has been awhile...

well let me give you an update:

been sick (head cold)
have not heard if my last two paeckchenzirkel packages have arrived (a few more dayas and then i will worry)
building the last show for the summer (the robber bridegroom)
still sick
almost done with summer camp at the theatre

and, oh yeh, preganant!

I could follow jewish superstition and not even bother to mention this until we are, at the very least, into the second trimester - but i am not one for superstition and we are almost there.
And let's not forget the morning, noon , and night-sickness! Which has made it very difficult to function in the heat or want to knit or sew.

I figured we have blabbed to just about everyone - and if we have missed someone, i am so sorry. I have tried to make all the phone calls and send all the e-mails and I am sure that we have missed somebody! So that is that! WE shall see how it goes.
Guess i'll have to change my profile now....

09 August 2006

the lazy days of summer

Are definitely getting to me... We finally had a break in the weather AND I finally sent out my last two packages for the paeckchen zirkel.

And since they are going to Germany – they might not get there by the 15th of August which is the deadline. Hmmm…I suck! I hope that they get there safe and sound. Of course, I did not take pictures of anything that I made. I finished everything and then packed it up and sealed the envelope and then…crap! Forgot to take pics! C’est la vie! (sp?)

There are other crazy things happening too – but I’ll leave that for another day.

05 August 2006

Too hot to blog!!!

It has been a HOT week! Too hot to be motivated to craft on any level or to share the crafting for that matter. BUT there is a finished knitted object to share:

Yarn – trekking xxl 1 skein
Needles – 2.25mm
Pattern – my head, cast on 72 stitches, 2x2 rib leg, short row heel

I had finished the first sock ages ago (October) and cast on the second sock immediately – and finished it not too long after. Well, the 2nd sock was somehow 1” shorter than the first sock. So it sat and it sat until I felt the desire to rip it out and redo the toe - last week.

They will soon be on their way to the other side of the pond as a slightly late birthday present. I have another friend in Germany that I want to knit socks for but his feet are much bigger and that requires a greater commitment – I’m thinkin’ for Christmas.

I was also house-sitting this past week for Jacqui at Woolwinders and look what she brought me as a present:

It is yummy Mongolian Cashmere yarn just for me! Gloves? Hat? Socks? What to make?!?!

And the other oddity of the week was this:

He (she?) was hanging outside the scene shop door on Friday afternoon. Someone thought it was a rhinoceros beetle. Who knows? It was big and icky.