Thursday, July 20, 2006

16+ Inches

Whoa!! Now if that title doesn't give Google a run for the money nothing will! As some people know I've just celebrated a birthday -- my 25th.....again. My mom and dad came to visit and have dinner with us; as did some other family members. My mom made a totally awesome cake. Since I can't share a piece with you here's a photo.

It's from one of the Martha Stewart Living magazines. A hazelnut torte. Those are layers of crepes - some 30 odd layers. The cream between layers is hazel nut oil with heavy cream whipped. And then topped with chocolate ganache. Truly sinful!!

The 16+ inches is what I did today.

Cut and donated to Locks of Love. The cut was done at Fantastics Sam's. It was really odd and quite a relief not to have that weight on my head. But it was pretty scary too. Let's face it, I've had it for quite a while now. But the gal did a really nice job and I can still pull it back and it doesn't take as long to wash it or dry it.

Big difference huh! The kids now want my husband to get his hair cut. It's now longer then mine. Next will be new glasses.

Knitting? Don't look for any here. Not that much going on that I can tell you about. But perhaps some news soon. Plus it's too blasted hot, hazy and humid to even think about knitting. We're thinking about swimming around here. And time spent in the River floating along with the tides.........

BTW, did you know that you can donate you empty ink cartridges from your printers to Locks of Love? Turns out that that is a main source of income for them. You can pick up pre-paid envelopes at hair salons that support LOL.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Terror Reigns here on the Severn

and his name is Guji Guji. Thee Wyldman and I walked up to the neighbor's and picked him up this morning. He's already run Nathan onto the bed after trying to climb his legs (bare legs); tried attacking Roscoe (his dad); and has totalled endeared himself to me. I've tried to pic of his face to share but terror holds still for no camera. Myla is going to be a bit upset when she returns from Hawaii to find that I've already brought him home but she'll get over it when she sees just how sweet he really is.

And yes, being totally white he does have one yellowish eye and one blue eye. And we're not sure yet as to the degree of his hearing. He has run and hid with the sounds of the trucks outside, likes the sound of beads in the plastic Easter eggs. So we shall have to see. I understand that there is a group for people with white deaf cats so I shall have to find it. If only for an informational tool.

My knitting is coming right along! I've gotten a "new wind" and have been writing and knitting like mad. Even with the weather I've still been able to get quite a number of hours in. I've also stopped knitting after 10:00 pm to give my hands and shoulders a rest. That's when I read. I've gotten lots read -- actually turning pages kind of reading!

So, off to the kneedles I go. Stay cool! And remember to drink lots of water in this heat.

By the way, mums the word. We haven't told DH about our new little treasure yet.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A New meme

Got this one from Gina who got it from Jacqs.

Bold the ones you've done.. Add one of your own.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it -- frequently!
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can -- and it felt really really good!
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends -- still do!
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone -- only if this includes having 1 bathroom and 2 teenagers
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school -- no, but I am planning on it
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -- does this include fish?
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life
151. Swam in the nude in the moonlight