Friday, March 28, 2008

roller coaster

Up and down and loop de loops... that's what this week has been for me. Good news early in the week, bad news late in the week. I don't even like roller coasters! I've cried today like I haven't cried in a very, very long time. I'm sad.

Friday, March 21, 2008

horse update

One horse leg down, three to go. She also has a cute little saddle. Again, I'd show you her body, but this is a family oriented blog. I'm not sure how she'll look anyway... she might be all legs. This is one pattern that I've followed to the letter and it REALLY doesn't look like the picture. We'll see...

Horsie's Leg

Horsie's Saddle

Thursday, March 20, 2008

oh dear

Sooo... I'm working on a new crochet project; it's supposed to be a cute horse. Right now it has no legs, tail, or mane. Unfortunately, it looks like a certain body part that only males have. EEK!! Hopefully when it's done, it will actually look like a horse. I'd post a picture, but this is a clean blog. :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Gloom, despair, and agony on me... I went skiing for the first time today. The ski instructor tried to kill me... he actually expected me to be able to turn and stuff! I did well in the lessons before lunch, but after lunch we went to the baby lifts (really, a tow rope), and I wiped out at least three times and I am in SO MUCH PAIN right now. I thought the bunny slope would be more bunny and less slopey. owwwwwww

p.s. ten points if you can spot the quote!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Huzzah! Huzzah! It was Friday and the world rejoiced!

I subbed for the first time today. It went okay, but I love having a consistent classroom on a daily basis. Plus, I subbed for an itinerant teacher, which means I went to more than one school, and boy THAT is weird! What if you forget something from one school to another? Gimme my room, messy though it is, any day.

I tend to be a bit strict when I first meet students so they know they can't walk all over me... I like having time to get to know my students so they know I can be caring too.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008


There is some CA-RAZY wind going on out here in the west, y'all. Seriously. I never knew wind until we moved out here.

I was so crabby yesterday after school, I really felt like I snarled at the kids most of the afternoon, but today I'm feeling more mellow and generous. I am loving kindergarten... even though I'm counting the days till Spring Break. Our SB isn't till APRIL, can you believe that? Normal districts have theirs in March sometime, but our schedule is crazy this year.

Waiting for the King to arrive home at his castle. His Highness will be hungry, but darn if I'm cooking tonight. We're sposed to have chicken pot pie, but that's a whole hour of cooking (Weeeelllll... not really a solid hour. More like a 1/2 hour of prep and slide it into the oven for another 1/2, but I still don't wanna do it. So there. :P). WENDY'S IT IS!!

(YAY! The King just called and agreed to my plan. Let the kingdom rejoice!)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

new project

I love love LOVE these three colors together. If I ever figure out my purse pattern I'm planning on making a springy purse with them.

Which picture do you like better? Left, or right?

I think I like the one on the right... I plan to embroider the flower on the purse a la futuregirl.


I hate starting a new crochet project and getting stuck or having it not turn out for me. The first picture is supposed to be a starghan but it's not turning out right; I don't know if I messed up the pattern or if the yarn is not right.

The second one is my design of a small purse that's seamless... I purposely made a small one so when I frogged it, it wouldn't be a big deal. It's lopsided. I'm sure I didn't count right... but that's why I made a small one anyhow.

Neither project is turning out how I want it to and I'm FRUSTRATED.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

new bag

So I ended up using a different ribbon to complete this purse, and I am so glad I did! I love the copper colors in the yarn and in the ribbon. They go so well together. This purse is totally impractical; it's really tiny inside. But I love it anyway!


I've been hunting around the web, looking for other people's blogs and figuring out what makes them so interesting. I've come up with a list of what I like about other blogs:
  • they are updated often
  • they include photos (of people, places, things, it doesn't really matter)
  • they are random (not always about the same thing)
  • they are funny or thought-provoking

If you get the chance, is a great blog to read. Mamacita is hilarious! (Plus, she doesn't sugarcoat things.)

When I'm in my crafty/crochet mood, I like to read Futuregirl is amazing! I'm dying to embroider on my crochet now.