Friday, December 31, 2004


made an initial forey(?) into knitting tonight. woof. just need to find a pattern for something I like I guess. bought yarn today for an afghan (why are they called that? huh? why not blanket?) and some black chenille maybe for a scarf (if i can find one i like. one pattern i have starts with chain 223, yeah right! why would you make a scarf long ways?!) and some uh, off-white stuff for doilies, RTO gave me a book of patterns for christmas. and guess who can look forward to getting them? *cough* laura *cough* but I'll use the correct yarn for it, not wooly-sized. ;D finished up a little draw-string bag last night. I'm really happy with it, but they said I'd need more thread than I did (two balls, it only took one, well, most of one) other peeve about knitting, RTO gave me a kit, had a book, two sets of needles, some other doo-hickeys. most of the patterns in the book require (suggest) needle sizes different from what came with the book. ugh.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

proof that Roxie can be calm.... ;D

I tried to post this the other night, but it wouldn't work. grrrrr Posted by Hello

you're being awfully/unusually quiet....

RTO has said something to that effect a few times tonight. i told him it's because I have a j*b now, the soul stealing has begun again.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

I swear we don't beat her....

maggie has made three escape attempts the last few days, once before we left for christmas and twice since we've been back. or maybe it's just something about the garage? one time a few months ago she got out and I didn't even know it until she was yelling at the front door to come back in. goofy cat.Carlos on the other hand runs and hides when the door is open. means dog is going in or out. except at feedin' time the last couple nights he has gone to the back door to ambush the puppy when she comes in as RTO is filling her food dish. but, I think the cats and puppy are getting used to each other, the kitties don't hide as much.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

I got nothin'

kinda burned out right now. what with christmas over and startin the new job. person that's supposed to train me has been sick the last couple days so it's been interesting. I don't think things will settle down here til next week at least. blegh. found out traveling with puppy is not as fun as it sounds. She didn't like the car too much and then she was a bit too rambunctious for my sister's house so she spent a lot of time outside or in her crate. crazy dog. anyway, had a good christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2004

weekend without the puppy!? Thanks Santa! Posted by Hello

Merry Christmas Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 23, 2004

2nd day at new job

this could be okay, better if the weather would warm up.

RTO likes polar bears, so that's what's on the tree, kitties and polar bears. Posted by Hello

I think this neighbor had thought about not putting up lights this year, but we all shamed him into it. :D Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

usually petsmart has a dog and cat ornament, I think this one is from a couple years ago. I haven't been able to find one this year. Posted by Hello

this is the house downhill from us, the white lights flash (not quite a strobe effect) so sometimes when I look out the kitchen window I think I see lightning and then I remember his lights are on. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

okay, NOW it's really Christmas, really

thought about this this morning. just in case I miss it this weekend.

reindeer! Posted by Hello

RTO liked the clumps of candy canes. Posted by Hello

Monday, December 20, 2004

mom sent a set of these last year, there are also stars. Posted by Hello

no, they don't keep them inflated during the day. :( Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Carnival o' Kitties

is here.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

It's so beautiful

to see my idea used.

Friday night theater

Last night was a triple bill consisting of the following:

Rashomon-Akira Kurasawa film, four different tellings of the same incident in which a Samurai ends up dead.

The Recruit- man! Al Pacino plays crazy well.

The Hulk-pretty.

lots of kitty ornaments. saw one just like this, but different colors(and pretty ugly ones at that) the other day in a store. c'mon, be a little original people! Posted by Hello

RTO and I were wondering what they were on when they hung the lights. figured out part of the problem is they have cut-outs, but just wrapped lights around them. you really should have a floodlight for that, or just outline them. whee! Posted by Hello


so call at 3:30...... I'm just drivin' home from McKinney. okay, I stopped at Petsmart..... and Hobby Lobby. We been watchin' movies tonight or I woulda called, yeah, that's it.

love ya!

Friday, December 17, 2004

please, no more pictures mom. Posted by Hello

close up Posted by Hello

lights that made us go "huh?" what's up with the circles on the bushes? I got a close up of them too. it looks like they decided just to plug in the lights and not unwind them, just throw 'em on the bushes! anyhoo, this weekend I'll post more interesting lights. Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 16, 2004

it's so fun when they goof up....

tonight, second half

conductor: probably two of the best known christmas songs are White Christmas and Silent Night which you can sing with us (or something) sooo here we go. (turns around looks at podium, looks at chorus looking confused......turns back around) but first, we're going to sing Keresimessi.....and to give the percussionists time to get situated let me tell you about......

bwah ha ha haaaaa, I think he was still giddy about the nubby socks he got from the bagpiper before the concert.

read my blog, don't call me....

is that what you think is going on? huh mom!? just blow off Wednesday night. fine.

Fer ;D

Today's interview....

Run away! Run away! pleasedon'tcallmebackpleasepleaseplease. just a little too much like the last place, only not really a job i'm interested in. more CS than accounting, blegh.

the candy canes actually blink(chase, whatever), but of course I couldn't catch that. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


NOW, it's christmas.

Barney's movie is out.

not sure what happens if you have a wreck and lose your hands

an ad in the paper today struck me as odd. It's for Piano Gallery & Outlet Stores, they're having a Christmas Sale, and since just getting a piano isn't cool enough, they're giving away free Motorscooters with every piano purchase!!!! well, that settles it, i think i'm gettin' a piano for christmas.

do I really want a real job?

the interview I had this morning went pretty well, I think. interesting place. got a call from another place this morning will interview with them tomorrow. Wondering if I should hold out for the church job i'm set to interview for next week. it's closer to home and definitely part time. The brook mays job would be temporary, through like May, maybe longer depending on how things go. Not sure how i would feel taking the owner's daughter's place. she's going away for an internship for a while at some accounting firm. not to mention the place is in the heart of one of the biggest traffic messes in D/FW (635/North Tollway, I'd have to drive through the high five to get there.) I'm probably worrying for nothing. we'll see.

Cause nothing says "Christmas" like cartoon characters

Texas quirk? Posted by Hello

the white blobs on the lawn are cut outs. They seem to be a big thing here, I don't get it, but they're everywhere. I think the smaller ones are dalmatians, they wash out real good with a long exposure. Snoopy is across the street.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

making progress

so far today, I've been up since eight-ish, no nap, scoopy-ed cat boxes, studied some music, cleaned the bathroom counters, finished up a cross-stitch project, oh yeah, went and got a present for RTO, that leaves one person to buy for.yay! this is much better than the sleep all day pattern of late.

They must be getting desperate

had RTO blindly fax my resume to some places yesterday. I was thinking I only applied for p/t things, but someone just called about a position that was full-time and maybe extra sometimes. blech, no thanks. But, I do have an interview tomorrow with Brook Mays, how cool would that be? also heard back from a CPA firm, but how worried should i be that his email is showbizcpa? well, we'll see if we hear anything else from them. sooooo, any suggestions on how to explain why I left my last job? I just told f/t person that my husband had been overseas for a year and when he came back he had a month o' vacation time and no way was I going to get that kind of time off so I quit. sound bad? it was a good way to get out graciously, you know, but you aren't supposed to say things like that are you? They were driving me nuts! this was my chance! besides how often is RTO going to be gone for a year? it will be at least another year, and lots can change before then. I don't know, I think deep down inside, i really want to hold out for teaching music, but I need to get some students. hello? maybe i will call the paper today. oh, and if anyone knows how i could post audio files i'd really like to know about it.

reindeer ornament. Posted by Hello

ah, streetlights. Posted by Hello

these are along our front sidewalk Posted by Hello

no, I dih-ent

Final score SHFK 163.12 Sparkitus 117.88! I can die happy now.

Monday, December 13, 2004

I'm probably going to jinx it

but, the SuperHappyFunKitties are currently almost 60 points ahead of Sparkitus today, he's got a WR playing tonight but I don't think he'll score that much, yeah, that's it. This will be soooo cool!

In case you hadn't guessed yet, I took lots of pictures last night. this is on our tree. Posted by Hello

Thanks mom!

it made it! Posted by Hello

christmas lights Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 12, 2004

carnival time.

it's here.

Saturday, December 11, 2004


I feel so normal today.

update: I spoke too soon. :p

Friday, December 10, 2004

yeah, that's about how I feel. Posted by Hello