Posts Tagged ‘mittens’

Exploding With Awesomeness

December 18, 2008

I’ve spent a significant amount of my time after Wednesday Club (where I played Hangman with Daniel, which was EPIC) rating, commenting, and viewing Project for Awesome videos.  If you’re reading this and don’t know what it is, check out  It’s for a number of great causes.

Now, besides that-

In Knitting and Crocheting Club today, I began my second mitten.  I actually lost the original pattern so I’m adapting a different one and hoping it turns out relatively the same.

Right now I’m thinking about all of the hate and all of the love in the world, all of the good and all of the bad.  There are so many wonderful things about everything and everyone, but evil as well.  The classic good vs. evil.

My father borrowed a GPS system from a guy at his work to see how he likes it because he’s been wanting one for a long time.  It is grand, I tell you.

We finished watching Gallipoli in AP Euro.  How did I know that the ending would make me cry?  War movies always end tragically.

It’s a good day, a very good day indeed.  (Kapillionth time I’ve said that, but eh)

Farewell, my children, and otherwise.




What the heckaroonski?

December 12, 2008

I skip out on posting for a day or two, and eighty-two views? Huh? That includes twenty searches for possums and nine for baby elephants as well as a variety of other cheerful tags.

Now, so what is my excuse? It is a good one, so listen up. My computer was not working. The internet refused to even come up, so of course I couldn’t post anything. Granted, I guess I could have posted on my cell phone, seeing as it has internet access and all, but that would have been super expensive and I have enough on my plate what with the enormous overdue library fines.

Hmm, what else have I been up to lately? Wednesday was Wednesday Club, of course, and I’m pretty sure I already mentioned that. Thursday I helped out at a Parent’s Night Out in the preschool, which was crazy hectic but good fun nonetheless. Then, today, I stayed after to work on the script for an English project, a B-Movie Horror Film involving evil robots. Fun, fun.

I have most certainly bored everybody to tears saying this all day, but: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S THE WEEKEND! This week has gone by so absurdly fast, and this year, in general. There are less than three weeks left in the semester, and then the school year is HALFWAY OVER, meaning I am HALFWAY to being a junior. I am getting all shivery just thinking about that. MY GOSH, I am getting old!

“O, the times! O, the customs!”

Farewell, my lovelies. I hope to finish my blue mittens this weekend so I’ll have something toasty to wear on my hands on Monday.

Cheerio, dots, for realio. (that is fun to say! try it!)

EDIT: Okay, I only missed one day: yesterday.  See, I’m not all that bad!

Keep up the good work!

November 29, 2008

I am writing, actually, writing, and getting things done, and this is great.  That was a run-on sentence, I am sure, but I am giddy with a lack of sleep and tired from the long day today (we went over to my grandmother’s house for a second Thanksgiving– I didn’t eat very much; I’m still stuffed from yesterday.) and cannot be bothered with punctuation at this late, late hour.  I have written nearly 4k, same with yesterday, and I think I may actually finish!  Next year, though, I will definitely not be procrastinating and be dutifully writing my 1667 words, at least, each day.  Oh, and even though this is completely irrelevant- I am pretty far along with the first mitten.  It is warm and cheery so far, and that is good.

Bye now, I have much more to type and then lovely, lovely sleep will overtake me.

Scarf and such

November 24, 2008

First off, here are two pictures of the flying spaghetti monster scarf:

Up close:

Second, other things:

Instead of going to the grocery store yesterday, we went today. We got pretty much everything we’ll be needing for Thanksgiving. I will be making a pecan pie, which I already mentioned, and layered jell-o, which I think I also already mentioned.

My father and I noticed a dear old couple at the supermarket, a little old man and little old woman. They were so sweet. My father said that the man reminded him of his grandfather, who died when he was young.

A little while ago I was almost done knitting a lovely mitten out of this very same yarn:

when I realized that it was humongous. Like countless others before me, I had almost finished making something that closely resembled an oven mitt, or something of the sort. A mitten for someone with ginormous hands, anyway. So, I frogged it and am now looking for another mitten pattern, one that uses yarn of similar weight to my yarn. No success, yet.

My father (with a bit of help from my younger siblings) has spent this weekend painting all of the cabinets in our kitchen. Now they are a cheery white, matching the warm yellow walls and now newly painted chocolate brown counter bottoms. All together, the colors make the kitchen look much bigger and happier.

Well, it is almost time for bed and I still need to take a shower and other traditional before-bed happenings, so good night and farewell.

Until we meet again, I hope you have a lovely life. (And after that as well, for that matter)