Monday, November 27, 2006

whine, whine, whine

well, i came home early today. i went to work and stayed for an hour, before i just told everyone isabel was in charge and left. i have a fever, or what passes for a fever for me, and i am tired. my temp is 96. which in a properly hydrated person is probably about a hundred plus. so i am sitting here feeling crappy and listening to my new favorite song, Anna Molly by incubus (see below) and trying to find tickets on line for the show. I think I am going to bed. waaaaaaaah, i feel sick. whine, whine, whine............
at least i have knitting! got the yarn for the coco bag. will start on that when i wake from my nap.


I know my neighbors must be tired of this by now. After all, it's 12am and I have listened to this song like 6 times. I love this song!!!!! Okay, 'nuff said.

Incubus - Anna Molly

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

happy, happy, joy, joy!

Incubus is playing the 9:30 Club and they have a new album!!!!  yea!!  
the tickets aren't on sale yet.  boooooo!!!  neither is the album.  hisss, boooo!!! 
I feel better today!  yea!!!!!!
just finished watching Aeon Flux.  ya know, i actually liked this movie.  it wasn't too bad.  
going to bed now.  still very sleepy.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

2:30am, 2 hours and counting

it's been a rough week.  the store was jamming, i missed my sales target, my team 
basically fell apart at the seams on wednesday morning/tuesday night.  
gotta have a planning session with the new assistants.  folks just don't seem to 
understand volume, or initiative.  i mean, don't get me wrong, they are all good people, but why would someone during thanksgiving week, when the traditional items are pumpkin and apple
pie, make only 60 lbs of pumpkin pie filling (makes about 35 pies) and bake only 70 apple pies
(we had 65 special orders).  my assitant didn't check a darn thing *sigh*.  it's not their fault.
 i gave them too much credit.  in the future, i need to assume nothing.  

anyway.  this week i had over 15 hours of overtime in just 4 days.  i am exhausted.  still.  even after having a day off.  i realized today that i had consumed only 2 cups of water in 3 days, and
not taken my allergy meds, again.  i felt sooooo sick today.  i came home from work and fell
asleep for about 4 hours.  then i woke up and ate some ham.  bad move.  i spent the next 3
hours experiencing the worst nausea.  then the usual end result of a bad bout of nausea
occurred and i spent the next hour just lying there, on the sofa.  i really need to take better care
of myself *sigh*  i drank some water and had a nice warm roll with butter.  i feel better, but i
am still concerned.  ya never know.  i also had a nice cup of ginger raspberry tea.  that probably
did the trick.  yes, i know, you really wanted to hear all about this :-)  the roll was courtesy of
my 12 year old nephew (the one in the picture from about 3 posts ago).  he loves to help cook.  
he made the rolls all by himself, with just some hints from his mom and a few questions for his baker auntie.  they were quite good.

on the knitting front.  i am working on the pattern i chose for my sister, but she wants one to match her hat.  the charcoal and beige will be for my other sister i think.  the other one will get
the coco purse.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

my awesomely awesome pal!

My pal Sabine informed me i have a gift in the mail.  She is giving me a year subscription to Interweave Knits!  She knows I love the magazine.  She may not know I haunt the website, drooling and downloading free patterns.  She doesn't know that I was seconds away from buying the winter issue, and I was only prevented from doing so because the chicks who entered the book room at Springwater before me purchased the last copy (darn it , but no worries now!)
Thank you Sabine!!  You rock!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

New on my itunes list: Jacues Loussier Trio, Bach: The Brandenburgs
New on the needles: The balloon purse
New on the bookshelf: Folk Bags
Madness in the store.
it's four days before thanksgiving and the store is in full gear.  endcaps being built and cases being moved.  i'm being told there is a definite difference in the department when i am there.  that's nice.  sales are higher when i am there, which is good to know.  i'm off today, but going in to check on the team and to make pie fillings.  my goal is to fill two containers, one with pumpkin and the other with pecan.  i also need to make pizza dough 'cause if promised my pie packing crew pizza.  they are going to be 
packing about four hundred pies tomorrow night.  as many as i can get baked and cooled in 6 hours.  all fruit pies.
we are going to really get hit with the pumpkin pies.  the washington post has voted our pumpkin pie the best in DC.  great news and it means awesome sales.  lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it.  it's so exciting being back in the store.
on the knitting front, i found a pattern for a bag for imani.  it's a pattern i wanted to make for her before and forgot about it as soon as i found it.  i'm wondering if I should do it in the original black and white or in charcoal and red, to match her hat and gloves..........

Sunday, November 12, 2006

tired, tired, tired.  and sick too.  actually it's my allergies.  i fell asleep on the sofa and woke up with cat in my face.  she wanted food (fell asleep without feeding her last night) and felt i needed to fix that asap.  unfortunatly as well as neglecting to feed her, i neglected to take my allergy meds, as a result, big headache.  a headache that lasted all day and just seemed to get worse.  so, now i am home and ready to sleep.  but i think i will knit first.
i'm going to start on the girls purses tonight.  i couldn't find a shade of purple to match what i have, so i think it's off to springwater to look for another skein tomorrow.  i need a skein of cascade quatro in purple.  also, i bought some mission falls cotton which i will use to make bath stuff.  still haven't found the pattern i wanted, so i will use the patterns i found.  they are in OneSkein

beautiful isn't he.  this is my nephew.  he is the subject of one of my projects.  he wants a hat in red black green and gold, 
something big enough to cover his locs.  the hats we found at hot topic weren't big enough.  
need to  look for a pattern for him. 

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

this is the last time......

......I am going to attempt to post today.  
I tried about an hour ago, for the 4th time and the 
browser stopped responding.  
I have defragged and I think I am going to bed.  Watching Inuyasha 
first though!  Anyway, found the perfect purse for 2 little girls and here it is! 

Monday, November 06, 2006


this is the third time i have started a post.  
the last one was excellent and had lots of pictures in it!!!  i lost them both.  totally bummed.  i need a cup of tea *sigh*

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


It's 8:30am and time for breakfast.  
I decided to start the day with my favorite food group, just a little piece.  
So now I must once again say Sabine you rock!!!!!!  
Thank you so much for the chocolates.  They are a great way to start my day :-)