Archive for January, 2008

Test post because none of my BlackBerry posts are working.

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I am sick of working until 11pm.  It”s happening way too often.

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Just finished working.  Thankfully, Justin fell asleep early so I could work all evening.

Now I’m going to grab a glass of wine, a book and jump into my tub.

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I am doing so much better this week.  Justin is sleeping more through the night and has settled himself back down twice tonight. 

I went on a field trip with a coworker to a little yarn shop called Bella Lana.  Even though it looks very upscale (and the prices are somewhat steep, but the quality of yarn explains that ), the staff is incredibly helpful.  I purchased a book called Last Minute Knitted Gifts, a beginner sock pattern, yarn to knit socks with, and needles for the socks.  There was some really cool yarn that had glass beads woven into it, but I decided to hold off on that purchase. 

Bowling league was tonight.  I averaged a 90, which is a continued improvement for me.  I’m pretty beat now, though so I think I’m going to relax in the tub.  With a book.  And maybe something to drink (probably water, actually).

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Field Trip!

My coworker, A, and I skipped lunch to head over to her favorite LYS, Bella Lana. I thought from the website that it would be some snooty, upscale store, and it does have that feel when you walk in. Everything is very neat and organized. Almost bare. The yarns are beautiful and well displayed–and look like they’re expensive. And they do cost more than the cheap Red Heart I often make afghans out of.

But the staff is amazingly helpful. They helped me select yarn for a pattern I picked out–and they didn’t just show me the $22 and up skeins. A says that they’ve been great about her first attempt at a sweater. She is taking a class, but I could overhear them helping her select a better pattern for the yarn she was using. Turns out her problem was that she couldn’t see her stitches and she was learning to do the seed stitch.

Of course, I spent way more money than I should have. I picked up a really cool book called Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I am quite sure that it will take me longer than the 2-4 hours that simplest patterns reportedly take, but there are some really cute ideas in there.

I also picked up a beginner sock pattern, some sock yarn, and a set of #3 dpns. There was some gorgeous yarn in a tiny skein that had glass beads woven into it. I loved it, but at $22/skein, I decided to pass for now. I see a pair of fingerless gloves in my future though…..

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Today was a pretty good day. I managed to make it to the office on time for the first time in months. However, the ED told me that as long as I make it in by 9:30, I’ll be fine. He understands the daycare and traffic situations.

I spent the vast majority of my day in meetings. The longest one was one I needed a lot of input from because no one is clear how we’re going to use all three of our databases together and which database will house our experimental outreach lists.
I didn’t get home until 7:30

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If the dough will not come out through the disks, try adding a tablespoon or two of milk. It can save a lot of time wasted taking apart and putting back together the press as well as a very uncomfortable blister.

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