Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Toto...We're not in Texas anymore.....

I must have been really, REALLY good this year in Santa's eyes.... I got my Christmas wish extra early!!!


People told me yesterday afternoon it would not happen...hmmmm

Here is what I had at 5pm....

And here is what I had when I got up this morning - I woke at 720am to the sound of snowplows - I forgot to close the window last night...it was chilly in the room! But I got over the crankiness of being awoken so horribly by the plows when I saw the white fluffy goodness -

You cannot see the waves and waves of snow pouring down....but they are there!

And remember my new hat I knit.....left it on the balcony railing for 15 seconds... and got this!!!

Needless to say - I am not in Texas - I am on vacation!!!

Gotta go play more in the snow - more tomorrow - maybe - loading these photos took freakin forever on the wireless connection in the lobby of my timeshare...no promises.....

Forecast is for 4-6 more inches of snow tonight. Snow. Glorious snow.

Think Santa is gonna get me a tripod tomorrow too!!!! Whoo Hoo!

Have a good week if I cannot get loaded - I will post this weekend!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Still queasy....

Yeah - I know - it should be better - working and fighting this thing is not as easy as I had hoped - had solid food tonight - lets see how it goes...

Sunday, one of Santa's elves has already let me know that one of the items I wanted for Christmas is coming my way...the KP Harmony Options tips set!~! WOW!!! (Thanks again Santa's helper - you shouldn't but I love them already!!!!!)

Anyhoo - I was surfing Ebay again - and YES!! I won the holiday gift(s) I was hoping for - SQUEEEEEEE~~~ And I hope the recipients are happily surprised..I even scored one item in a previously unknown/unseen color! Yeah - being cryptic, I know...but they may read this - so hmmm....who could it be......

So I was surfing....back to the story - I lost all my childhood memories in a car accident - (long story for another time) and I saw something that I remembered my dad reading to me - Welcome to Upsy Downsy Land.... Do you remember this?

I remember my dad reading me this - a story about dandelion seeds that go flying to earth - the ones that go through a rainbow end up landing right-side-up - the upsy's; those going through a storm cloud end up landing upside-down. And in the story book, the writing for the 'downsy's' is published upside-down! So when dad would come across that part of the book, he would talk in gobbledy-gook! (yes, I rhymed). And when he did - I would CRACK UP! My dad, the doctor...mr serious - being silly ....for me.... it still makes me smile.

Do you remember this? They even had games and figurines!!!

Ahh - a walk down memory lane!

Anyhoo - I am going to see if I can find this - and WIN it.....maybe Santa can find one for me - or some of the figurines....

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Eye candy on Sunday.... off to see the wizard

Despite a mild case of food poisoning - I had a quiet evening tonight - knitted objects to be shared later this week - started a quick giftie for a friend moving to Oregon...sniff...

Anyhoo - check out the eye candy I watched from the sickbed....

Tin Man, based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a sci-fi channel mini series launched tonight at 9pm EST/8pm CST. All the parts and pieces from the original story that you know by heart are here, but everything has been ‘updated’ in a way. You’ve still got the Wizard, played by Richard Dreyfus, who appears to be outcast or captured in some manner. The scarecrow (Glitch) is back, played by Alan Cumming, but as a man looking for the other half of his brain which was removed. You also have the Tin Man (hence the title - named Cain)- played by Neil Mc Donough. Dorothy, played by Zooey Deschanel, now goes by DG as she looks for the ‘brick route’. And 90210 fans will be happy to see Kathleen Robertson in the role of the Wicked Witch - Azkedellia. Okay, you get the point. Watch it! Two more installments Monday and Tues night!

Check out the trailer below and some mini-infomercials - then tune in for the replay of part one tomorrow night at 7pmEST/6pm CST on the Sci Fi Channel (Part Two follows immediately after). Have fun!

FO FOr Me!


I finished my first hat for myself!!

It matches my short row scarf and fetchings....mmmmm

Details -
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden just shy of 1 skein
Needles: KnitPicks Options US8, 16" cord & Bryspun Bry-Flex dpn's US8
Pattern: Kim's Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Notes: Started 11/24. Finished 12/1. Quick and easy knit - it really took me only 4 sittings...I could have done it in 2 days if I had kept to it!

Fits like a dream! Love the rolled brim - can be worn low or high....