Monday, January 23, 2006

it's monday and all is right with the world

well, i had the kids for about 3 hours on saturday. i stayed with them for a while before their father came home. i wasn't there when he arrived, but i think they were fine. it bothers me to leave them alone like that. piwa doesn't like to be alone and i am not sure ten does either, but that is what their parents do.
i finished my socks. totally forgot to take pictures. oh, well. now i am back at work on the little general's hat. i hope this one turns out better than the last.
i have set a goal to cut out the red meat and to increase the veggies. today i did okay. had squash for breakfast and mashed taters for lunch. salmon for lunch as well and shrimp salad on ww for dinner. grains grains grains. now i will get another glass of water which will take me up to, hmmmmm, i think i am up to 6 cups. quite an improvement.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

well, the store is open

I was totally exhausted, but after 14 hours of sleep I feel much better. Now I have to write an opening report.
I played hookey today and went to Dave and Busters with a friend. We had a blast. I ended up with a cup full of tickets for my troubles. Great fun!
Now I am happily finishing Lisa's socks. I think she will be very suprised. Pics to follow!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

another day

another day spent at the new store. I like it. I enjoyed talking to the team and sharing my knowlege. It was rather irritating that only a portion of the group was there yesterday, so todays talk had to provide info and still be interesting to those who heard it yesterday.
I didn't have to spend much time with the annoying folk (a major blessing), and I got to spend plenty of time with the fun folk.
I'll miss working with the regional merchandiser. He is such cool people. I will get to see him in his new position in the b'more store.
I did spend a good part of the day snacking. I feel soooo incredbly fat.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

old town

today i spent my time assisting with the opening of a new store for the company. my bread presentation was very well recieved. i think visual aids would be great next time. they said i gave a lot of info. i tried. i think it went well. i encouraged questions and they asked them, lots of them. i loved it.
i also discovered that someone i consider a sort of friend is having a baby. yea!!!!! i get to knit baby stuff! wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

day 3

Just returned from Louisville. What a marvelous trip. I had a really relaxing and delicious meal at Ramsi's after a very long flight. I found another yarn shop as well. Bought some Moro yarn (didn't know it was made in Japan, cool) in a lovely shade of blue/purple/red. It's self striping. I also bought some size 7 dp needles for my sock project. I think all, or most, of my stash is going into socks. Very short socks :-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

just playin around

okay, it's 6:30am and I have been up for almost 24 hours. I have a plane to catch in 4. I have work to do that is not complete.
i'm watching tv and washing dishes and packing for my trip. i'll be gone for only 36 hrs, so this time i am taking a very small bag. i always pack too much. i take huge suitcases for 3 day trips, and then shop till i drop, not from the shopping but from carrying the suitcase.
i do plan to hit a few yarn shops in looahville, but i will try to keep yarn spending to a minimum. unless there is a sale. in that case all bets are off. the yarn stash will just have to grow.
i'm also planning to run while there. i missed running this morning, although i was up early enough to do it. i need to get back into it. i enjoy it. it brings me peace.
well, packing needs finishing, and there's a fire on walker texas ranger. think it's time to say ciao!

Jellies at the Monterey Aquarium. Beautiful! Posted by Picasa

I have no idea what kind of succulent this is, but I think they are really beautiful. Posted by Picasa

my first post!

Well, here it is. My first post. We will see how long this lasts, mwahahahahaha!!!!!!