Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Word

Your hair? Silver

Your mother? Independent

Your father? Missed

Your favorite thing? Knitting

Your dream last night? cottage

Your favorite drink? Tea

Your dream/goal? Retirement

What room are you in? Bedroom

Your hobby? Knitting

Your fear? Betrayal

Where do you want to be in 6 Yrs? Secure

Where were you last night? Home

Something that you aren't? Tall

Muffins? Lemon

Wish list item? hdtv

Last thing you did? swallowed

What are you wearing? jammies

TV on? no

Your pets? geriatric

Friends? missed

Your life? content

Your mood? mellow

Missing someone? Yes

Drinking? coffee

Your car? neon

Something you're not wearing? earrings

Your favorite store? Alia

Your favorite color? teal

When is the last time you cried? January

Where do you go to over and over? work

My favorite place to eat? Italy

Favorite place I'd like to be at right now? beach

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cross Blog

My Dad would have said, "Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back." God love him. I am so pleased with my shawl I had to show everyone. Go over HERE to see the details.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I am not a techno geek...but

I bought myself this neat little techno toy. It is a reading light that runs on batteries when the book/pattern clip is used or from the USB port on the lap top. Cool or what??

I can plug it into my laptop on the table next to my fave knitting place and turn the head to shine on my work. Which at present is a BLACK sweater for my nephew!

Me thinks every one should dash out to "Chapters" and get one.

Speaking of Chapters......yesterday I bought another book..

yeah yeah I know..books and wool my addictions.

anyway... I read a review of this book "The Lace Reader."

Then I found there was a web site ( click on the title)about the book and the author. At present I am reading "The Thirteenth Tale" and I am enjoying it very much.

So here is my plan for 2009. I am going to review one book a month to be posted at the end of the month. I know I would like to read more than that but I do have to work and knit so let's be a little realistic here.

January: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

February: The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

It would be nice if others would like to read along with me and participate in the review process.

Stay tuned for more on this subject...No spoilers please if you have already finished a book on my list...that would be too cruel.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Meet the new "man" in my life..

Meet "Squire Harry Wooly," the latest male in my life. I work in a tostestorone soaked environment so you can just imagine the rolling of eyes when Harry appeared on my desk. Isn't he just the sweetest guy?
Thank you to Evan and Britt for a great Christmas present!! I smile everytime I look up at his natty little pork pie hat, aran sweater and spectator

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Air Canada 1255 Cancun to Toronto

Hola readers, we have returned from the sunny....strike that.....beautiful place with no snow. There that works. It rained and rained and was overcast every day but one.
I did not cook or clean, or answer a phone, or listen to complaints or stroke any egos. It was wonderful. I walked and napped and bubbled in the in room Jacuzzi. I drank pina coladas and ate crisp fresh fruit. I read and swam and napped somemore. I was catered to and loved every minute of it. Carl and I hated to leave. It was over so fast.
Even the rain was pretty, the flowers were so beautiful.
We were on the top ( third) floor. View from the balcony of part of the Zen Labyrinth. The birds were wonderful. I haven't seen orioles since I was a child. Lots of green vegetation, a sight for sore eyes.
One of the many gardeners working all the time to maintain the perfect atmosphere. We watched a man walking around one morning picking up the odd leaf or twig and putting it into a bag. Everything was imaculate.
Partly cloudy at Tulum, the breeze was warm the sights awe inspiring. I have spent the day uploading pictures on facebook and relaxing. Yesterday we were 12 hours getting home. What with check in times, layovers AND Air Canada lost Carl's suitcase. The only piece of luggage to go a miss and it had to be his. Did you know that the Lost Luggage Central is in INDIA???? God only knows where his bag went.
We arrived home safely ( Jesus Mary & Joseph it is cold here) and for that I am thankful. I am glad I had not heard about the plane in the Hudson or the other plane that blew out 4 tires on landing. I am a whoosey on landings any way. I have to clamp my eyes shut brace my foot angainst the seat in front of me and almost cut the circulation off on Carl's arm waiting for the wheels to hit the tarmack. Then I am
When does the dining room serve dinner? Where is the maid? Oh crap..reality bites

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hasta luego *see you later*

I know it's actually an Aztec calendar and I am going to be in Mayan territory but it caught your attention didn't it?

I have not nearly packed. I did buy another book (The Thirteenth Tale)..sigh..that makes 4 ..yikes ...there will not be enough room in my suitcase. I was so determined to travel "light" this time. Will wool for 2 pairs of socks be enough?? Not that I expect to knit 4 feet but I always knit the right sock first. Go figure that out.

I have double checked and my bamboo needles are legal on Air Canada. As long as none of my carry on bottles of creams, gels, liquids and such do not indiviually exceed 100 ml and all bottles will fit in one one-litre zip lock bag I am laughing. I seriously doubt that I will have room in my suitcase for that "stuff."

My to do list:

-Cash my paycheck and pick up some "Yanky dollars" to go shoppping. I want some lapis lazuli...

-go to the drugstore I need some after sun for the burn I know I will get. I already spent a fortune on the aforementioned 100ml bottles of "stuff"

-stay away from the bookstore.....

Last night I cleaned out the fridge. Today was garbage day......good thing.

CBC ( Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio is compiling a list of Canadian music for the new VP Obama so he can get a "feel" for Canadians. It has been wonderful. Everything from "The Logdrivers Waltz" to Classical. They will ultimately choose 48 I am going to buy the CD when it's ready.

Now, for those of your who do not know the Logdriver's Waltz here you go.. Classic National Film Board of Canada animation.

O.K. I have to go make another list

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

To see beyond what we see......

X-ray photography who would have "thunk" it? I bought a calendar for my office that features Steven Meyer's work. January is Freesias, I am facinated by it. The photo above, "Foxglove," makes me think of a group of nuns hurrying to mass and whispering amoung themselves. Go visit his web site ..better yet buy some of his work.

I am busy getting ready to go on my fantastic holiday. Oh joy oh bliss.

I see by the weather dude that there is snow in the offing over the next four days. I am ordering a moratorium on snow at the Toronto Airport for this weekend! The God Lord would not be that cruel to snow me in.

I bought a new bathing suit. Not quite the "stab myself with a fork" experience I expected. Still, not exactly thrilling either. Thank heavens I had daughter #1 with me.

My sweet man asked if I was going to take any knitting.....what a babe. The question should have been how much knitting was I going to take. (Reminder to self: Check Air Canada for restrictions on short pointy bamboo needles) Socks ARE on the agenda.

Books, gotta have books.

So far I have "The Friday Night Knitting Club" ( Christmas present from thoughtful daughter in law) and "Can You Ever Forgive Me," story of a literary forger. ( Yes, I read non fiction too) Oh and book 2 of "Kiss of Fire," a little steamy fantasy romance.
Will three be enough?....Hmmmm