Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Weight Watches and stuff. . .

So. My Mom is a lifetimer at weight watchers. She has dropped about 60 lbs over the past several years. Me? I could stand to loose about . . . well let's be brutally honest here, about 100 lbs. I spend 2 nights a week at my parents house now while I'm working in Minnetonka, and WW night just happens to be one of the nights I stay over. Mom hasn't gone for a while, but she has been wanting to start up again. So I went with. I know I need to do it. This is of course different than wanting to do this, but if I wait until I want to do this it could be too late in regards to some health issues. I'm so picky about my food that I don't like the idea of lists showing "good" foods and limiting portions. But I also know enough that food should not be a comfort, and that's what I use it for. (Like most other people who like to eat!!)

Le Sigh. It will probably do me a lot of good though. I have recorded my eating habits in the past, I'm not really afraid to do it. I'm afraid of the system they use. I don't like limits(aka the point system and core foods system). I'm also aware that I don't eat consistently enough through out the day, I usually have a huge meal towards the end of the day and don't eat much in the morning or early afternoon. But I do like making detailed lists and being anal retentive and sticking to a pattern! In this way I think I will do very well on the program. I also really like the support system.

Now on the knitting front. After reaching 361 stitches per row, I have finally started working on the edging on the wedding shawl!! HOORAY! I have 16 days to finish and block the f*#ker. Then I. Will. Be. Done.

Then back to socks! Just in time for Socktoberfest!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Come on people!! It's a '93 buick for chirssakes!!!

So I get up this morning at my sister's in Coon Rapids MN to go to work and head out to my car at 6am. . . . Why can I not get my key into the door of my car?!?!?! I'm in a darker corner right by the entrance so I can't see the lock. I try to open the door. . . yep. It opens. Someone broke my lock and busted into my car.
Nothing is missing (I have my garment bag in there and a grocery bag full of used clothes that need to be washed. No electronics in the car what so ever. I even still have the original tape deck!) Doesn't even look like they rummaged through anything.
I go back to the apartment and buzz my sister to let me back in. I knew this could take a couple of minutes because she is sleeping, and her husband has a hearing loss, so he can't here the buzzer without his hearing aids in.
I buzz.
I call.
I buzz. I buzz some more.
I call. Cell phones, home phone.
Even my nephew isn't waking up!!!
After 15 minutes of buzzing and calling, the door unlocks.
You think with three home phones she would put ONE in her bedroom!! (no, that one's turn off because she gets so many wrong numbers at 3 am. . . )
So the police come, and they go, and I go back down to leave. . . .
My steering wheel casing has been broken. I didn't notice it before.
Call the police again to add to the report. Turns out it looks like someone was not trying to steal stuff from my car, they were trying to steal the CAR.
Oy people!!! Get a life! There are better cars out there than my POS Buick with 100,000 miles on it, no CD player, and its not even clean anyway!!! I don't even carry comprehensive insurance on my car because its not worth it! (I DO have liability on my car. . . I'm not stupid!)

Thank god I do take out all the yarn out of my car. I mean, what if somebody was stupid enough to try and break in?!?!?!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I have been chastized

I ran into Jaci this weekend at the Eau Claire International Festival while knitting out front of Yellow Dog Knitting.

"Why haven't you blogged!?!?!"
Cause I'm lazy? . . . Maybe.
Cause I don't have an easy way to put pictures up on my blog?. . . Probably!
Here's a picture of me I lifted off my sister! We were at Faith's wedding (that's Jessie's best friend.) Faith is totally anti-knitting (yet she wants me to make her stuff. . . go figure) So of course I brought knitting! Here is me knitting at her wedding recieption:

This is a wedding shawl for a very good friend that is getting married on Oct 13th. I'm up to 325 stiches per row, and I'm going inszane. Yes, inszane. I still have to knit the edging, and that means right now if I stopped I would have 650 rows of edging to do between 7 - 15 stiches. . . I'm not sure what's going to be worse: trying to get to about 400 stiches, or knitting the edging. . . I'm going to get a better picture when I'm finished with it. No way I'm not recording this for postarity!!
Well! Gotta go! Work is demanding my attention. Boo.