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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A few things about me

I saw this today on Crazy Aunt Purl's blog and thought it would be neat to do so here goes:

TEN Random Things You Didn't Know About Me:
1. I wear something pink, somewhere on my body every day.
2. When I take a shower, there is a specific order I do things and if something happens and I get out of order, I have to do it all over again.
3. If a restaraunt doesn't have sweet tea, I will always order a soda instead of unsweet and adding the sweetener myself.
4. I like my coffee to be very sugary.
5. I take pleasure in coming up with new ways to wake up students who go to sleep in my classroom.
6. I still don't really know what I want to be when I grow up.
7. The one thing I do know is that I want to own a yarn shop.
8. I hate going to the restroom in public places and I will make myself sick before I do #2 in a public place.
9. I spray my classroom computers with lysol everyday because kids are gross.
10. For some reason, my students love to talk to me about their problems and I seem to be a magnet for troubled kids.

NINE places I've visited:
1. Taos, NM
2. Durango, CO
3. Sante Fe, NM
4. Atlanta, GA
5. Memphis, TN
6. Biloxi, MS
7. Mobile, AL
8. New Orleans, LA
9. Pennsacola, FL

EIGHT ways to win my heart:
1. Clean house for me, without being asked, begged, or paid.
2. Cook for me.
3. Buy me yarn.
4. Listen to me talk about my knitting, and fake excitement or at least act impressed!
5. Compliment me.
6. Love my children.
7. Romance me.
8. Talk to me about small things.

SEVEN things I want to do before I die:
1. Go on an Alaskan cruise with Toby.
2. Own a yarn shop.
3. Go to Ireland.
4. Go to the Grand Canyon.
5. Be debt free.
6. Be a granmother.
7. Be skinny.

SIX things I'm afraid of:
1. Bugs.
2. Spiders.
3. Snakes.
4. Rats.
5. Running out of money.
6. Having to tell my husband if we actually did run out of money!

FIVE things I don't like:
1. Sick teenagers that don't cover their mouth when they cough.
2. People who don't wash their hands.
3. People who are mean to my kids.
4. Any of the things from above that I'm afraid of.
5. How hot it gets in my classroom. I mean really, there are 31 computers in here and it's 82 degrees in here. Come on! Fix the air already!!!!

FOUR ways to turn me off:
1. Smell bad.
2. Have bad breath.
3. Be mean and rude.
4. Lie to me.

THREE things I do every day:
1. Knit
2. Read
3. Love my family

TWO things that make me happy:
1. My husband
2. My kids

ONE thing on my mind right now:
1. Is it time to go home yet? How long 'til Christmas Break????

Monday, November 21, 2005

Knit Socks Rock!

Ok, so y'all, I have finished my second pair of socks and I am so addicted to sock knitting! Thanks a lot Ann, you enabler you! Here are some pics:

Friday, November 18, 2005

Things that make you go hmmmm......

Your Birthdate: September 19

You are resilient, and no doubt your resilience has already been tested.
You've had some difficult experiences in your life, but you are wise from them.
Having had to grow up quickly, you tend to discount the advice of others.
You tend to be a loner, having learned that the only person you can depend on is yourself.

Your strength: Well developed stability and confidence

Your weakness: Suspicion of others

Your power color: Eggplant

Your power symbol: Spade

Your power month: October

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Why is it that when I've got a huge project that I'm way behind on that I develop a raging case of start-itis???? What's up with that? I've been working on the secret Christmas project and not making much progress might I add. So I'm stressing and guess what...starting new projects. Yep! Like I didn't have enough to do right! Today I started a scarf in the Lionbrand Landscapes yarn to match my "boob" hat. So named because the top of the hat looks like, well, a boob with a nipple! LOL I also started a hat on dpns recently that also keeps calling to me and I have the second sock going and I'm so going to finish it soon because I want to wear them so bad! I still have the old shale shawl going too. But what is the number one project? The ONLY one with an actual deadline????? Of course, it's the one project that I can't seem to make myself work on right now. UGH! It's not like the yarn is the problem. I'd show you, but well, I can't for obvious reasons! It's absolutely dreamy to hold and work with. The pattern is great too. Not too dull, not too complicated. So what then is the problem? Is it the stress? Is it rebellion against the deadline? Is it just that I've turned into a selfish knitter who only wants to knit for myself right now???? hmmmm, so many things......so little self-control. Sorry no pictures today, the camera's at home and well, I'm not right now. Maybe next time I'll have an FO to show or two??

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A New Sock is Born

I finished the first sock of my new pair. I love love love these! The yarn is Regia Crazy Color in the Pinocchio colorway. Aren't they great?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Ding Dong! The Socks Are Done!

I'm so thrilled because I have finally finished my first pair of socks! Weeeehaaaw! Seriously, they're probably not the best socks ever made, but I love them! I wore them to school today I wasn't even in the building good and a couple of my knitting club kids spotted me and said, "Mrs. Long? Are you wearing your socks yet?" I said "Yep! Check it out!" and they were so impressed! If they only knew that socks are way easy and that they really aren't magic! I'll have to tell them one day, but for now, I'm loving my socks! And, I was so excited that I cast on another pair immediately! So, here's a picture of my socks at work and a picture of the new sock project.

Friday, November 04, 2005

I've Got Fuzzy Feet!

And NO I do NOT need to shave my toes! LOL :0) My Fuzzy Feet slippers are finished and I love them! I'm so happy with the way they turned out and seriously, they fit like they were made just for me! Oh wait! They WERE made just for me! Nothing like being able to custom fit something, right?