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Half Blood Prince

IT’S UP!!!! IT’S UP !!!!

The teaser trailor for Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince!!!

You can find it HERE!

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SP Question of the Week

Secret Pal Question of the Week #8

What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

Nothing too heavy.  Maybe Shrimp Alfredo or something else with seafood.  Since we have central AC, I don’t have to really worry about the heat and my meal.  Oh … but usually includes a nice cool beer (when I off from work, like tonight!)

I am soooo glad that I have three days off this week.  I’ve got a full hall at work and have been running my butt off like crazy!  I’m going to force myself to clean most of the house this afternoon and this evening, so tomorrow I just have to get groceries and run some errands.  Friday, Mom and I are having a dinner at my place for my Uncle Roger’s 60th birthday!!!!

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When I opened the front door this morning there was a package waiting for me! It was my second package in the Summer Of Yarn Love Swap!!!! Man … I have to tell you, my spoiler always outdoes herself! Look at all the awesome stuff!

There are some really cool tags from DarlingDillyDilly that I had my eye on, two chocolate bars (I’ll keep the milk chocolate and give the dark chocolate to John), some Green Tea mints (I LOVE these … got them in a previous swap), a sushi cook book, two pairs of chopsticks with rests (all the way from Epcot @ Disney World!), two Yankee Candle votives (love these scents), Peace Fleece yarn (great color!), and a skein of sock yarn from NH Knitting Mama!!!!!!!

Thank you so very much, Summer Swap Pal …. I really love everything!!!!

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Manic Monday

Back to work for me today (well, tonight), and it’ll be interesting for sure, as we had four new admits the other day. I’ve recovered slightly from my sweater break-down, and tonight I knit up Urchin in a couple of hours while watching Adult Swim (Go Team Venture!) It’s a really fun pattern, but alas, too small for me. I think it will make a really cute kid’s hat, so it’s going in the Warm Up Winchester basket.

I was trying to print a knitting pattern earlier tonight (Urchin, as a matter of fact) around 10:30pm, and John’s printer kept acting up on me. I got John to come up and he worked with it a bit, until finally, before throwing it out the window, I said, “We’re going to Wal-Mart.” (Sense that is the only place I can get a printer at 11:00pm on a Sunday.) We jumped online and did a little research, wanting to know what to look for. His printer has been giving me trouble for at least two or three weeks; it mis-feeds, gets stuck, jams every other page … total pain in the ass. Never mind the fact that I didn’t like it in the first place, but when it worked, it was fine and I dealt with it. (Every woman has something that her man owns that she hates when they move in together. Instead of a stinky futon, it was that printer.) So here’s what we decided on.

It’s an HP Deskjet All-In-One. Very similar to the one my parents have, but lighter in weight. John picked it out, and I really like it. So far, so good. And now, I can finally scan all of those old photos we took from Granddad’s after he passed away, scan them, and put them on disks.

Manic Monday #127

Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor. No one will be in attendance except you, the collection of your former lovers, and the catering service. After the meal, you are asked to give a fifteen-minute speech to the assembly. What do you talk about?

Oh wow. Seriously …. wow. Well, most of the men I slept with in my past was during a time when I was manic-depressive and un-medicated. They were mostly bad boys, and let me tell you, not the kind you bring home to Mom. Honestly, the first thing I’d say in my speech, is to tell them all to leave the room except for one guy. Nick Zimmet. We only slept together once (as in actual intercourse), but the level of intimacy in our on again/off again relationship that spanned almost five years taught me so much about myself. We were young, crazy about each other, growing up, and truly …. he’s the only one I think about now and then, and wish I could just get a cup of coffee, catch up, and see where life has taken him. I’m completely in love with John and wouldn’t trade what I have with him for the world, but I’d love to see Nick again and see what he’s up to.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

Curl up in bed and read a good book. I love the sound of the rain while laying in bed as it hits the bedroom windows.

Are you a window person or an aisle person? Why?

Aisle, no doubt about it. I get a little bit of that claustrophobia/paranoia thing going on if I sit next to the window.

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Or maybe it’s the other way around?  It’s been so long since I’ve said those words that I can’t remember.

I’m starting to feel this way about the sweater that I’ve been working on.  Glee is a super cute pattern, but for some reason, the Sweater Goddess has looked down at me and said, “NONE FOR YOU!” I haven’t worked on it in a few weeks, and every time I look at it, I feel nothing but defeat and disgust.

I hate giving up on something.  I don’t like to be the type of person not to follow things through, especially with a large project such as a sweater.  I also know my track record when it comes to knitting sweaters …. 1 for 4 I think it is???  Anyway, I feel upset (I really don’t want to frog it AGAIN!), embarrassed (Wow … she can’t even finish a sweater!), and defeated.  I’m just not sure what to do about it.  And the worst part is I WANT to make myself a sweater SOOOOO badly!!!  I take a look at the FOs of my friends and say to myself, I should be able to do that, shouldn’t I?  Arg …. I just feel defeated.

Wow … and yes I know … my posts have been rather ‘half empty’ lately.  I just get so angry when I can’t finish a knitting project, because I feel like I should be able to do anything!  I can knit socks, lace shawls …. why can’t I finish one lousy sweater?

In other knitting news … Sock #1 for Tina’s test knitting pattern is finished!!!!  Kitchnered it on the couch last night while watching Old School with John.  I need to remember to take progress photos as I knit the second one.  This project, while not sized for my tiny feet, is turning out fantastic!!!!  I’m hoping to get photos up this weekend.

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Friday Fill-In

I’m feeling better.  Well … not 100%, as I still have this nasty headache and all my muscles ache, but it’s better than it was.  Maybe I’ll actually have the energy to do something with John this weekend!

Friday Fill-In #82
1. I believe whatever doesn’t kill you should make you stronger but sometimes it can really bring you further down than you already are.

2. If you’re good at something, stick with it, and be the best that you can be.

3. Why so miserable, physically?  I wish I had the answer to my biggest question right now.

4. Something is out there, it’s coming to get you!  Quick – put on your tin foil helmet and layer the walls with newspaper.

5. If my life were a sitcom, it would be titled My So Called Life.  But without Claire Danes.

6. Sitting on my back porch [if you don’t have one, use your imagination] I see my backyard, my garden gnomes, the wood privacy fence, and lots of trees.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to just chilling at home and getting some knitting done, tomorrow my plans include doing something with John (maybe a movie?) and Sunday, I want to get all of my wedding invitations put together!

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SP Question of The Week

SP 12 Question of The Week # 7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit?

Mostly our living room couch, with my feet propped up on the coffee table.  This couch is so comfortable, that I can sit and knit for hours.

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

Something cold to drink (or hot, depending on how I’m feeling), a good movie, and my Man.

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