Wednesday, May 30

Memorial Weekend...whew!

This past week has involved a lot of time focused on the new pooch. Having had him now for almost three weeks, we are learning his moods and needs. He loves to nap - preferably on someone's lap, redering them useless.

Last week also marked the departure of our roommate, Brigette. She finished up her class at the University and headed back to Long Island to pursue her newest endeavors.

It's weird not to have that third person in your house, when you're used to them being there. Even Monty goes looking for her. We miss her dearly.

This past weekend, we packed Monty into the car and headed to PA to visit all of the parents and friends that we haven't seen since Christmas. It was quite a drive, but our little boy handled it like a champ. He just curled up on the back seat and fell asleep. He charmed everyone that he met, and he definitely met a lot of people.

Today, I got Monty signed up for an obedience class. He needs just a bit of training. He needs to learn a little bit more about what we try to do to get his attention, and then we can have a skill set to work with him. We want him to be proud of himself and the achivements that he will be able to master.

More pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, May 16

Playing tag

Really, it'll be fun. :D

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog. Here are my facts:

1) I love knitting things that you can't buy in stores. Every FO is even more special then.

2) I have many piercings and a number of tattoos, but I'm a total girly-girl.

3) I read really fast. I can buy a 400-page novel and have it finished in less than two business days. I do the same thing with instruction manuals, how-to books, self-help books, etc.

4) I'm a size 14, and I love it.

5) I married my high-school sweetheart. He's great.

6) I was a spelling bee champion (nod to Shadkitty). I think this comes from reading so much - I've seen a lot of words, and so I can just see them to spell them.

7) I have 8 parents. Adam and I each come from divorced families that have expanded.

I tag,
Brenda, Gothknits, Kyira, Lana, and Jenn. Those are my only web-friends that haven't been tagged yet.

Monday, May 14

Long time, no blog.

So much has been going on.

First, I had ordered and received two skeins of Fearless Fibers sock yarn, which I ordered from Etsy.

I absolutely love this purple - Midnight Passion is it's official name.

Here's a closeup so you can see the loveliness:

I need to pick up another pair of #1 DPN's so I can work on more than one pair at a atime. And maybe one of those small sock project bags that dangles from your wrist.... I know Lantern Moon makes nice ones - does anyone else know of a kind that they like? I plan to wait on working on the purple socks though. I have to still finish my second STR (about half done) and then I'm going to knit up the green Fearless into a pair for a friend of mine.

In other news, we found a dog!! We've named him Montgomery, and he loves life. He's amazing in so many ways. We've had him home since Thursday, and he seems to really like us.

He has a bit of seperation anxiety, so he loves being with us at all times. Good for us, mostly.

Monday, May 7

Beautiful again

Worked a lot this week - and watched the beautiful day outside.

Adam and I have decided tht we're ready to adopt a puppy. Something small, something shorthaired, and gets along with Avery.

Otherwise, it's been busy as usual.

Tuesday, May 1

OK, real quick:

I got my package from my secret pal, SHADKITTY!

I'm so excited that it's her - I've actually been an avid reader of her site for quite some time now. I love Johnny Depp as well, so the page is worth visiting just for the montage. But then you're on this really well-written page that is funny and informative.

She sent me lovely stuff:

There are two skeins of Cascade Yarn - grey and red; Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Creme (luscious); two buttons (which are kinda hard to see in the picture) "Yarrn, ho!" and "Knit or Die", and an awesome t-shirt -> "I Knit, Therefore I ROCK!"

I so do.

So busy

With the semester wrapping up and a new phase at the store, I have been working like mad. I promise to blog really soon. I DID receive my second package from my secret pal - SHADKITTY!!! I already wore my new t-shirt to work. I have lots of new pictures, too.

I really want to do it now but I have to grade papers instead.