Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Job for a day

OK so I love taking on little random temporary assignments and gigs. I mean sometimes by the end of the day I am so glad that the job of the day is not my regular full time life. Other gigs I am like OK that was kind of cool.
I like my regular job but it leaves a lot of free hours sometimes and they happen to be the hours that most of the rest of the world is working. This leaves me thinking ah-ha I should be using this free time to make a little extra money. Especially with the condo buying. I guess it is kind of scary to give up all that money that I saved up over the last year. Even if it is for that purpose because I thought I would have longer to save and would have more money.
I was going through stuff last week and I realized how much useless stuff I collect. Anyway the really great thing about moving is the opportunity to go through and look at some of my little collections and decide to get rid of them or keep them. The dolls are going, as are the pez dispensers and those will hopefully be followed by the happy meal toys. I don't have a lot of anything of these things and so that is why I think it is best to get rid of them now when I want the money.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Holiday cards

This is one of the shots that I was hoping would be on my holiday card. Lucy looks kind of mad in this one so I am buying boxed cards as back up. I haven't given up on the idea that the cats should do a holiday card together but I can't wait until it is convenient for them either because that may take a while.
I can't wait until we start Secret Santa at work. I have a while to wait since I don't think it starts until 2 weeks before Christmas so you do 2 weeks of little gifts and clues and then at the end you do one big gift.
At work we also adopt a family. Everyone kicks in some money and we split it up between the family members. Some people make scarves and blankets too. One of the best things is when we all get together to wrap the presents. It is so amazing to see everyone wrapping presents and assembling bikes. It is no wonder that Santa does what he does cause all that giving and wrapping and joy really makes you feel good.

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Monday, November 15, 2004

project freeze

OK I am very proud of myself. I resisted the temptation to buy more yarn even though it was on sale. This is kind of hard to do cause I have all this babysitting money burning a hole in my pocket.
But I decided that the babysitting money has to be spent on me even if it just means putting it in the bank so that I have more money later down the road. Peace of mind when it comes to money is a great gift to give oneself.
I saw what I am going to make my reletives in NY. Well I think but I am not sure. There is this really cute fabric and I thought about making something for their cabins out of this fabric. But then they would get matching gifts and I don't want there to be any tension. But hey my sister and I got matching gifts all the time when we were kids so it really is the thought that counts.
I've been getting rid of everything I can think of on ebay these past couple weeks. I'll do anything not to have to move some of this stuff. Plus I hold on to way to much stuff and I need to cleanse and simplify.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


The great thing about being addicted to making scarves is that I will have plenty of presents for people this year.
It isn't that I don't like to spend money on people. Buying yarn is spending money. I would rather give something that comes from me and that is useful.
The past couple years I have been giving PJ pants. This year it is going to be scarves and armbands.
I stock up on candles from Melaleuca throughout the year and those make good little gifts for people too. The only problem is that sometimes I get them and they smell so yummers that I forget that I bought them to give to people or at least to have on hand just in case I need a quick gift for someone.
I bought a first birthday present for my friend's baby and then realized that the bath time stuff I got him might not be right for his age. So instead I got him one of those soft squishy books. He is totally into board books so I might be on the lookout for one of those. I also think that all my friends with babys need the book I Love You Forever. I don't think that I Love You Forever comes in board book form.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Hola Gato

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This hat looks like a sombrero and it only took me a couple days to realize that it was the perfect sized sombrero for Snoop.
The plumber came and fixed my toilet and so that is a wonderful thing. Now I know how my cats feel when I change the litter box.
My scarf that I made and was pictured in an earlier post has gotten so many comments. I think cause it is so bright it really can't be missed.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

A huge mess

Yesterday when I got home from work my bathroom had been flooding for five hours. There was water in my apartment, in the apartment below me and in the basement. I got to bed at like 1 am after cleaning my place, my neighbor's place and the basement. Now I'm just hanging out waiting for the plumber.
So this is the hat that I knit. I just kind of made it up and it is my first hat. It is kind of entertaining because it looks like a sombrero when it is sitting on a flat surface but when I wear it on my head it looks more like knit hat.

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Monday, November 01, 2004

Poor baby

Last night Lucy got stuck in the closet for maybe a half hour. She zoomed in when I wasn't looking and I closed the door. I went to bed ans she never came to bed. I heard her meow but I thought she was hunting her toy mouse or something. Then her meows got really quiet and I knew she was in trouble. I looked in the hallways first and finally looked in the closet. Poor kitty girl. But she is OK now.