Archive for the ‘Thanksgiving’ Category

I had a perfectly good (and almost finished) post written up and then my computer decided to freeze up. *kicks it* About a week ago I got this message from Dell saying that I needed to install their support center thingy and ever since I did, I’ve had nothing but trouble… ironic, eh? Anyway, let’s see if I can remember what the hell I said the first time around. πŸ™‚

First of all… how many of you get the Lion Brand newsletter and cracked up over this one?


Bwahaha… seriously? Um yeah… okay, no. Geesh…

I survived my first Black Friday (and Saturday) as a retail worker. πŸ™‚ The shop was uber busy yesterday until about 4:00 and then it was pretty slow, but the sales were quite impressive for the day if you ask me. πŸ™‚ Later in the evening a familiar face came into the shop though quickly followed by the question, “Are we allowed to hug the employees?!” Yes, Miss Kelli aka Knitterbunny was in town to judge a bunny thing this weekend and stopped by to say hi and dig through our yarn at the shop. So I got not one but two Kelli Hugs and that totally made the day!

I did however go home with a wicked migrane last night which didn’t taper off until about 10 this morning, but luckilly I didn’t work today until 1:00 so I was able to get a little bit of painless sleep before I had to be back at work. I reallllly need a massage now though… Today we were pretty darn busy again but it wasn’t quite as crazy as yesterday. I also spent a great deal of time setting up the display for the new Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend yarn which is just purrrrty. πŸ™‚ You can see the colors over at Purl Soho.com, but ours is cheaper so buy it from us instead. πŸ™‚

I don’t really have any knitting content pictures to share, but I can share some stash stuff. πŸ™‚ Last Wednesday I bought myself a treat. I’m now the proud owner of Fergie the Frog. It’s a handy little trinket holder for stitch markers, mini scissors, and other stuff needed while knitting. I wouldn’t have normally spent that much on something to hold stuff in, but I’m a frog lover and well… how could I resist? Plus it’ll be nice because for a while Devin won’t be able to figure out how to get the zipper open and therefore won’t be able to dump my stuff all over the floor. hehe… This picture doesn’t do the color justice, btw.


This lovely yarn is Autunno by Di.ve and it’s all for me. πŸ™‚ I decided I needed a new scarf and perhaps some matching wrist warmers so last week after molesting this yarn I got it.


As for stuff I don’t have pictures of… I bought some Jitterbug (my first ever purchase of the stuff! *gasp*), it’s not for me though… it’ll soon be a pair of Christmas socks for someone special. πŸ™‚ I also bought my first Alpaca… also not for me though. LOL I’m making the Maple Shawl out of a strand of Drops Alpaca held with a strand of Drops Cotton Viscose… should be lovely. Seems like there was something else, but I can’t think of it right now. πŸ™‚ Oh wait, I remember… I bought The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns after Suann told me that it was a good one that I needed. We didn’t have it at the shop (we do now though) so I found a used one on Amazon (oh how I love used books!) and it arrived in the mail today. πŸ™‚

Oh and check this out… πŸ™‚ About a month into working at the shop I made myself a Ghetto name tag because I didn’t have a real one. I ganked a name tag that belonged to an ex-employee and covered her name with mine. But my darling Matt finally decided today that I needed a non ghetto one. πŸ™‚

Ghetto Fabulous…

Ghetto Fab...



Thanks, Matt!

Thanksgiving came and went without any major family drama so that was lovely. πŸ™‚ Ravyn and Wesley decorated the dinner table for us this year and made personalized name cards. πŸ™‚ Wesley made mine…


But his was the best of all of them… hehe…


More pictures will be in my photo blog later tonight for your viewing pleasure after I have the chance to upload them. πŸ™‚

And on that note, I’m outta here! I might do some charity knitting with Sarah and the other Guild Girls tomorrow, but that depends on the status of my poor neck and back tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Happy Knitting!

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Happy Turkey Day!

Good morning, sunshines!

The dog has been let out to pee, the cats & the fish have been fed, and I’ve got my coffee and the 80th Macy’s Day Parade! Wee! I love, love, love the parade. I know a lot of people who gave up on watching the parade years ago but I watch it every year. Love it. :o) And the first Broadway performance of the morning was from A Chorus Line which is one of my favorite shows! Yes, I sat here on the couch and sang the whole freaking song along with them. hehe… And ya know, I’ve never been a big fan ofΒ  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas but the musical looks like it might be cute. :o) I have to say though, it’s weird to have Meredith Viera doing the parade instead of Katie Couric.

So the cheesecake is baked and chilling. It cracked a little bit, unfortunately but it’s a new recipie so I didn’t exactly expect perfection the first time around. I used the Cheesecake Factory recipie for Pumpkin Cheesecake. Yum. Oscar, TJ and I fel asleep on the couch last night waiting for it to cool so I could put it in the fridge, then we finally jumped in bed around 2:30. :op The only Β reason I’m up this early is because of the parade. I don’t really have to be anywhere for quite a while, so I could be sleeping… but nope. It’s Parade Day! And it’s Aunt Kellie Squirts Redi Whip From the Can Into Mouths Day! Hehe… Ravyn’s been talking about it for a week now, it’s the one Thanksgiving tradition that I have with the munchkins. I was the first person to teach the ways of Redi Whip to Brian, Ravyn, and Wesley and next year when Devin is old enough he’ll get it too. :o) Hehe…

Hopefully this year will go off a lot better than last year. We’ve shortened the guest list to hopefully prevent anotherΒ Craig (my big brother) incident. Β This year it’ll just be Craig’s family, Dad, Anne & Brian, Mom and me. Hopefully it’ll all be cheerful and it’ll be a nice time. This should be the last year that Craig works holidays for 7 years. He works 7 days for 10-12 hour shifts then has 7 days off. So for the last seven years he’s had to work all of the holidays, but next year it flips and he doesn’t have to do holidays for 7 years. So the next time he’ll have to work on Christmas, for example, Ravyn will be 14, Wesley 11 and Devin 7. ;o) Weird to think of them that old. And by golly I better have a kid or two by then! hehe…

Hehe… High School Musical! *sings* “We’re allll lin this togetherrrrr….”

Ohhh… Oscar and TJ are laying next to each other. :o) Too cute…

LOL at the look on Oscar’s face.

Oh and this is a video of Spazy last night at my Grandpa’s house… he was eating but he has a very odd way of doing it. hehe… Note: his food was in the cage.

Okay, this post is getting a little too random and I’ve been working on it for two hours… hehe :o) I’m off to drink coffee and wish I were at the parade (even though it’s raining there and looks a little miserable). :o) And note to self: I so need to buy a coffee warmer for home like I have at work. I’m spoiled, my coffee cools off WAY too fast here at home without the handy dandy warmer (which is quite possibly THE best coffee accessory ever invented).

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Remember, pitty parties aren’t allowed on Thanksgiving, you have to look for the good! :o) Mwah!!

Wait! I can’t make a Turkey Day post without my thankful list! Duh!

I’m thankful for wonderful lj & knitting blog peeps who keep me smiling, giggling, writing, and give me fun stuff to read on a daily basis.

I’m thankful for a quiet (allbeit messy) house with the sun shining through the window on me.

I’m thankful for furkids who love me unconditionally.

I’m thankful for my family, however weird they might be they’re all mine and I wouldn’t be me without them.

I’m thankful for friends, new and old, who love me despite my faults and embrace me for me.

I’m thankful for a paycheck every other week that allows me to have a home and food and things to keep me safe warm and healthy.

I’m thankful for being a music fan because without music I never would have met so many of the wonderful people in my life, I wouldn’t have had the great experiences I’ve had, and I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love of writing which also brought amazing people into my life.

I’m thankful that I’m loved and have the ability to love others.

I’m thankful that I have a partner in crime at work to make the days less crapalicious.

I’m thankful for coffee and Prozac! hehe…

And last but not least, I’m thankful that I am able to be thankful for so many things.


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