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What a week.

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Although I hate Sunday’s – and even though this Sunday hasn’t been any better then any other sunday, I’m still glad that tomorrow is the start of a new week. 

I can’t even really pin point when the week started to get bad – it could have been last Sunday when I started to attempt the poodle skirts, or monday when I got called in to help with a new business pitch at work, but either way it went down hill fast.  Even though I told work I had plans, and even though I vowed to myself that I would leave work at a resonable hour I still ended up staying late every night, I did mange to get out before 8 on wednesday so I could run to the mall and finish picking up the rest of my secret pal package, and something to wear to golf day this week.  On thursday I stayed late to finish plans and had to miss the Perennial Art Show and although Paul has said its no big deal – it was a huge deal to me.  On top of everything that happened at work that day, and not seeing Paul since the weekend, I totally had a meltdown.  I didn’t want to be there and I had no choice.  And as much as I wanted to be strong I couldn’t hold it in.  From then nothing seems to be going right.  Work on friday was no better and I stayed late again, only to come home to an empty apartment. 

On Saturday I tried to be productive, I got up early, and spent the morning reading blogs and internet searching of random knitting things.  Had a shower and packed up my secret pal gift – decided the best way to mail it was to get a quote from UPS and Canada Post to see which was cheaper.  UPS wanted 120 dollars – to ship a box of yarn that was worth less then $40 over seas!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME!  I was shocked, and thank goodness for Canada Post who’s quote of $28.00 seemed far more reasonable! (although that was even a lot)  After that I stopped to get a cinnamon bun at the bakery and came home.

I managed to tackle a few WIP’s yesterday to calm down, although they’re not completely finished they are getting there.img_2349.jpg  I got the body of Sheldon done for my cousin Jo – and two legs – only one shown in this picture. I’m hoping to either have it done by this weekend so I can bring it when we go up north, inimg_2347.jpg hopes of a belated birthday present. (however after last week its doubtful – so perhaps in time for the 50’s party in July) I also got the back done on the Baby Yoda sweater for Maya – hoping to have it done by July – and i’m not worried about it.  I have finally booked off 3 days to go and visit.  July 25th – 27th so I can go and spend some time with manda and maya, and hopefully steph. So that took up most of yesterday, I can’t really remember what else i did, some reading, chatted with Kim for a bit and then went to bed. 

Today (the dreaded Sunday) I was determined to have a good day. I wanted to go to the zoo – but no one wanted to go – and I thought about going on my own, however I don’t think the zoo is a place you can have a lot of fun alone – at least not after the week I had.   So the number one project/goal for the day was to finish the poodle skirts, at least mine and hopefully Chrissy’s – sadly that did not happen.  I do not know why i’m having such problems with this poject.  It’s quite easy when you look at it from a pattern perspective. One big circle with a little circle in the middle jump in and tada!  img_2351.jpgHowever heming the waist band and added elastic its the worst thing ever! I’ve been staring at this for 3 hours.  Thinking it will just come to me on how to sew it so it will a) look good and b) actually work like it should.  It’s now 11pm and it hasnt come to me yet. I have this dreaded feeling that this isn’t going to work as I planned. 

Still didn’t get a chance to see Paul and although its not a big deal, its only been a week, i’m still upset about it.  I talked to him briefly on msn this afternoon only to find out that our big camping weekend plans aren’t so big anymore.  I hate being at the mercy of other people.  I think thats the main reason I don’t get out more often, i don’t drive (and unlike the rest of the people in my life – I don’t have an issue with it) however I don’t like depending on other people to get me places.  So i just don’t go.  This weekend we are getting a ride up to Meaford with Paul’s brothers friend, and its great that they’ve offered to take us and help us out so we don’t have to pay for a rental car or hassle with the bus.  However like I said, we are the mercy of their plans.  We aren’t leaving until after 9pm on friday and we have to come back on sunday afternoon so our long relaxing weekend has become short and includes spending about 70% of the time in the car.  Yes i’m disapointed. I have no control over it, and i shouldnt be complaining – we still get to go, and we don’t have to pay any money to get there – but i’m still dispointed, just seems like another thing to add to the list of things not going my way.  And on top of it Chrissy and Sean are coming down to go to the Zoo next Sunday. It just makes me cry. Uncontrolable flood of tears, all weekend.

alright. enough. time for bed. with hopes of a better week.  I’m suppose to go to a golf clinic on Wed. with Flo and Rob from Time.  And can you guess the only day this week they are calling for rain and thunderstorms? Is someone up there following me with some sort of bad curse?  grrr. bed time.

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June 24, 2007 at 10:15 pm

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Hot Hot Hot – and WIP’s

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Yes I know i’ve said it before … my apartment is a close to being a sauna.  And as if it could have gotten hotter then that – it has!  My computer says its 25 degrees C out side, the TV says its 29 degrees C outside, and i’m pretty sure its closer to 37 degrees in my apartment! 

And so i’m blaming the heat for my lack of fuction today.  I had all the best intentions.  Got up early with Paul as he had to leave by 10.  Cleaned up a bit with the theory that I was going to get started on the poodle skirts – in the morning I got as far as laying out the fabric and reading the pattern twice.  When i got frustrated with that i moved on to knitting.  I thought today was a good day to showcase all my WIP.  Here it is in all its glory.

WIP - June 17In a circle from top left…that brown row is the start of a pair of Felt Clogs from the Fiber Trends Pattern, next is the ALMOST finished pair of Kroy Socks i’ve been working on since Christmas – i know longest pair of socks ever.  That black lump is my cavern cardi – which looked like a lump this morning, and now is much more like a sweater now (pic below).  That big green square is actually a crocheted blanket I started over two years ago i think – its my longest work in progress.  Blue square is the baby yoda sweater for my little “niece” Maya.  The funny shaped green thing is Sheldon from knitty for my cousin Jo (sorry still not finished – but i’m getting there!)  Next to that is another pair of socks I started from this pattern.  And then there is a pair of brown arm warmers I started when it was actually cold out.  And below it all is a rug that i’m crocheting with fabric and when I actually finish it, its home will be in the kitchen, its so cushy it will be nice to stand on when doing dishes!cavern cardi - june17

 Wow… I don’t think I should be allowed to start any more projects until I finish some of these up … but that won’t happen…lol  I have been working on a few things today the clogs are looking more like clogs now, and if i can finish by the 50s Party I could felt them at mom and dads – its going to be useless to try and felt anything at my place with the pay-per-use washer and dryer.  Here is the progress on the cardi – i’m just loving the way its fitting and i’m hoping to be finished in a few weeks so I can wear it at work.  So at least today wasn’t a totally waste.  And since I started this post a few hours ago, I managed to get one load of laundry done – and put all the dishes away.  

paul & comic bookAnd one more pic before I head off to bed, Pauly and I spent a very nice day together yesterday, just lying around, did some shopping, watched a movie (well he watched, I slept..lol) and while I knit he did some reading, and I can’t help but take a few pic’s of him every once and a while he is just too darn cute!

PS – finally figured out (if you didn’t notice) how to word wrap around my pics.  Exciting for me!

Oh and just incase he happens to take a look – Happy Fathers Day Dad!

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June 17, 2007 at 10:13 pm

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Mid-Week

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I suppose its been okay week so far.  Yesterdays training/ presentation wasn’t as horrible as we all expected it would be. And lots of insights and learning out of the entire day so that was good.  Today was busy but productive lots done and still managed to get out of the office by 5:30.

 Yesterday was the final day to sign up for the secret knit swap, and we changed partners today!  I’m super excited, and can’t wait to put together my package and send it out to my pal! I think this is going to be such a good expereince. (regardless of how geeky it may be)

Thats about it – not much to say today really.  But needed to keep up.  Some pics from the weekend in Brantford, busy weekend, but it was good.  Crystal & Dave’s buck and doe was fun, all of Paul’s friends are so great, regardless of how nervous I am they always make me feel so comfortable and welcome!

Pauly & I waiting for the bus – ya we know we’re cute!  & Alicia, Kristen, Kim & I on the cab ride home.

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Okay thats it. I still have a running nose and a headache, so i’m heading off to my bed.  Nighty night.

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June 13, 2007 at 10:24 pm

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Quick Note

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Just a quick update as i’m procastinating cleaning and packing for the weekend. (Crystal & Dave’s Buck and Doe in Brantford tonight)

 The June issue of Strategy Magazine came out on Monday, and its kinda exciting to see your name and picture in print!  I don’t think the online link has a picture, but if you download the pdf version you can see it – for anyone who might be excited to see.  I got a few calls from rep’s and friends this week who saw it – kinda exciting stuff.

Paul & I went to Niagara Falls last weekend with mom & dad.  We had a good time, I finally managed to get in to a casino so we spent a few hours there and paul and mom won a bit.

     

That’s about it, nothing else really exciting. Oh i made another new bag last night to match my outfit for the party tonight, but i’m not sure I really like it, haven’t taken pic’s yet, so i’ll post next week. Oh and tuesday is the last day to sign up for the Secret Knitting Pals on facebook – I’M SO EXCITED!  This swap is going to rock!

Anywho, thats it, i have to run to the bank, the bakery clean the apartment and pack in an hour since paul just msg’d to say he is on the way – eek.

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June 9, 2007 at 10:16 am

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Happy June 1st Day!

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10 years ago — I can’t believe its been that long — but 10 years ago, my sister, my cousin and I were goofing around at our Grandpa’s Trailer doing the same thing we did every summer – dance around and video tape our selves being complete morons.

On this particular day, we were inside with the video camera, when someone noticed that not only was the time on the camera wrong, but so was the date.  When we discovered that the camera thought it was “june 1st” we continued to yell and shout and proclaim – happy June 1st day!  Being 16, 14, and 12 this was so funny to us all and our aunts (although they’d never admit it) found it funny too.

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Now I don’t think any of us really remember what day that really was, and we don’t really care.  Cause even though we are all grown up we continue to celebrate to this day – our own little holiday.

Love you Girls – Happy June 1st Day!

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June 1, 2007 at 11:57 am

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