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...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

mega-scary~

have a frightfully great day-happy hallowe'en!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

oh look.

another tag with fall colors and a cat.

my november atc

Saturday, October 28, 2006

go crazy folks! go crazy!



even spine tingling for a spectator sport loser such as myself. Go Cards!

Friday, October 27, 2006

and another thing-

i could use a few more days off. i know i sound like a spoiled you-know-what, but it's the truth.

totally~

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

thinking outside the bun.

oh lordy, we got to sit in the fox box and the cards won...and i stood up and cheered at several appropriate moments. way fun!

go cards.

the ticket angel is coming from chicago this afternoon bearing gifts from fox (4 tickets to the game tonite.) you know what a sports nut i am-i'm sure i'll miss every important play just like i always do- whether it's little league or major league...everyone knows that this prized ticket is so wasted on me, but i have my red jacket all ready to go! hope they win. go cards.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

does anyone want this book?

seriously-let me know if you would like to have this book for your very own. i will mail it to you or hand it to you whichever is easier. this sat. we had a garage sale and once again (like for the third time) i hauled this book out to sell and once again i brought it back to the nfs pile. i cannot tell you why- i have no intention of re-reading it. i think prayer is good medicine and this is a pretty good book- i just can't seem to part with it. i want to...i don't want to...i can't figure it out. anywho- please, let me know if you would like it. i'll be happy to send it your way. i did however get rid of the 9' fake xmas tree and never looked back- yahoo!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

eek.


the word for the day is eek- if animals could be anal retentive, here are 2 feline examples.
so, this afternoon we took the youngster to quidam-cirque du soleil for her 16th birthday present. it was so fab and worth every penny. the $4.75 pretzel and $5.00 soda as well. i felt myself getting back up on the soapbox (imagine that!) as i looked around and noticed that parents had brought 2 year olds, 4 year olds and other year olds to this performance that is so not appropriate for anyone under the age of about 13. it is loud, dark and can be extremely scary. for a 4 year old, the things that nightmares are made of. even the parts that are funny and light would probably not hold the attention of a young child- this is not sponge bob.
so, the parents of the 2 year old wisely decided to leave after the first "act" but the stellar parents of the 4 year old merely asked one of the ushers for kleenex to stuff in the ears of their overwhelmed and frightened child. for the entire second half of the show, this young boy sat in one or the other parents' laps with his sweatshirt over his head. i'm wondering-is this just another kind of child abuse, sort of a sanctioned abuse? every time the lights went way down or there was a very loud noise, i was so acutely aware of this child and thinking what this 1 day would do to him in the long run.
it is a wonderful, wonderful show-but, listen up folks- just because you can bring your children does not mean that you should. eek.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

nah, not too personal-

what is it about these questionnaires that i find so ding dang appealing? from when i was a kid, i loved filling these things out- go figure...
i've been tagged by heidi.

taken a picture completely naked? just ick

danced in front of a mirror naked? can't even look in the mirror!

told a lie? yep.

had feelings for someone who didn't have them back? yep-in 4th grade i told daniel mahaney that i liked him and he punched me in the stomach.

been arrested? almost.

seen someone die? no but i have found people close to death.

kissed a picture? oh sure.

slept in until 5pm? i think once i slept til 10 am.

had sex at work? oh gross.

fallen asleep at work? oh yes. sometimes we go to these lectures and i don't have a clue what these researchers are yakking about and oh yeah...

held a snake? hate snakes. really.

ran a red light? yep. but only as it was turning red.

been suspended from school? oh no. too well behaved for that.

pole danced? once again, yuck, gross, ick...

been fired from a job? never.

sang karaoke? yes and i was sober and my daughter was mortified.

done something you told yourself you wouldn't? oh brother, where should i start-

laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? i can get going but i don' think anything has come out of my nose. i usually just cry and/or wet my pants.

laughed until you peed?see above.

caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes, and i also rang the doorbell with my tongue when my hands were full of books and it was freezing out and well you know...

kissed in the rain? nah.

had sex in the rain? nah

sang in the shower? it's about the only safe place.

gave your private parts a nickname? oh brother.

sat on a rooftop? i hate heights, but i have done this. i sort of sit in the middle.

played chicken? i think this is where you run out in front of a train or a car- and no i haven't.

been pushed/thrown into a pool with all your clothes on? no

broken a bone? no, thank goodness.

flashed someone? only when my kids won't behave.

mooned someone? take your pick-ick, gross...

skinny dipped? yes at summer camp.

shaved your head? no, but i would love to.

blacked out from drinking? nope.

played a prank on someone? just silly stuff.

had a gym membership? oh sure.

felt like killing someone? yes, very briefly- pretty scary.

cried over someone you were in love with? yes.

had mexican jumping beans as pets?well i had em in those little platic boxes- does that count as a pet?

been in a band? again-the crappy voice- and not very musically inclined overall.

shot a gun? oh yes. my father used to take us kids out to shoot cans all the time.

shot a bow and arrow? yes. i was quite good at it. somewhere i have a yeoman's pin.

played strip poker? i think so- or maybe spin the bottle.

donated blood? yes.

ever jump out of an airplane? oh g-d no.

been to more than 10 countries? france, mexico, spain ,england , jamaica and some random other places- islands like turks and cacos that i am not sure what countries they are a part of. and obv. don't know how to spell them either.

another.

ghosts and goblins and kitties and ribbon~

Friday, October 13, 2006

it's the most wonderful time of the year~

Thursday, October 12, 2006

an angelic gesture.

here's what came in the mail for me from my one skein angel. this yarn from oregon, all 150 yards of it, will make a fab felted clutch. i have to say- i like all the things in the package, but the gesture is what really gets to me. thanks river knitter. you have to know-you get what you give.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

by far, new fave stamp...

here is part of a small boatload purchased at papersource in chicago over the weekend. so, the other thing is-you know how things come full circle? well when do you think we will circle around to where people once again are aware that in life there should be boundaries? i'm talking here about cell phones. so, i'm in papersource scoping out the...paper, and there is this woman facing the racks, literally screaming into the cell at her husband ( and i am not making this up.) "marshall, you need to set your priorities...you have known for 8 years that the insulation needs to be fixed and you have not done it...WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE? marshall, you need to make time for me...i am your best friend..." seriously, this was a mere slip of the conversation that was taking place and she went from the lower floor to the upper floor yelling. what gives? where ARE the boundaries? why does there need to be a sign in the library telling you to take it outside? how could people possibly not understand that the rest of the world does not want to hear their grocery lists, innermost secrets, rantings at their kids, spouses, etc? so, listen up ya'll, unless you are on the transplant list and waiting for a kidney, put the thing on vibrate and when it does go off- take it outside. like in your car outside. and when do i think this will actually happen? well you know, when hell...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

a good time was had by all.

what's a vaca without a fab postcard purchase? actually this is a piece of art at the museum of contemporary art. the talk and the trip were successful and fun. i love chicago and i love hanging with my thoughtful, wonderful daughter who treated me to a surprise massage the day after the big event. thanks em, for a terrific time.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

who needs krafting?


when you can have all this? so, here's what i've been consumed with for the past several weeks. my 1/2 hour talk on alzheimer's disease. can't wait 'til thursday at noon or so... then i can unclench various parts of my body and roam around chicago with emily. just so you know, this has so consumed my life that i actually missed my metrolink stop the other morning because i was practicing the talk (and knitting and sitting backwards, but still...)send good thoughts my way if ya don't mind.

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