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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I do NOT understand the aversion Men have...

of writing down items on a grocery list when they run out! It is NOT THAT HARD!!!! And how the hell am I supposed to know we are out of it if I am not the one who used it up?? >.<

Now I can't make dinner. BAH!!!!

*breathe, self. breathe* I am just trying SO HARD to be on top of things and I bought $50 of groceries last night (granted, $15 of that was spent on ground coffee for Syd and wine for cooking, but still), and I still don't have all the bloody stuff I need.

Plus I am trying to cook dinner so we don't eat out so much and stuff, and then I end up giving up time that I should be studying or whatever in to make dinner, which is okay, but then it is frustrating to try and not be able to. Plus, I did the dishes so that I would have the pots and pans I needed (also so Syd wouldn't have to do them when he got home). >.<

Maybe I am just in a bad mood, however. Because I am tired and still half-sick and this has been a whole week now of being sick or half-sick and less than productive and so now I am running behind on stuff (or at least not as ahead as I would normally be) and so now I am starting to panic, but I still don't feel good enough to really push myself to get things done.

Or something. I don't know, I don't even feel good. :\ I'm probably partly PMSing on top of everything else because I already have my montly pimple. So I'm sure that isn't helping anyways because I do tend to feel rather lousy around that time.

I just want it to be the weekend yet. At least Friday I don't have my religion class, so that might help a little bit.

I don't even know why I am wasting the time in writing this. It's not like anybody reads it, and besides, it's not like I have anything interesting to say either! :P

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I need more sleep.

I didn't get a nap today. And I hate algorithms class. Know what makes it even worse? The fact that I *shouldn't* hate it, I just hate the professor (as does everyone else, it really isn't just me) and that makes the whole class terrible. *le sigh* I mean, I have taken so many classes that are supposed to build on the foundations of this class (and be harder than this class) and I passed those with no trouble at all. So, theoretically, this class should be easy. Rawr.

I'm so hungry and Syd is 20 minutes late. And I even fixed dinner, tortillas included! Sheesh. And we need to go grocery shopping and I need to finish my reading for tomorrow and maybe work on my models if I have time.

I was looking on ravelry today and somehow found my way over to NoTwoSnowflakes on Etsy, where I found absolutely GORGEOUS yarn in the perfect color, perfect type (SILK!!! OMG ALL SILK! I LOVE SILK!!!), and perfect name (Shark Fin...Sharks are soooooo cool). However, it is $30 plus $3 shipping, BUT I could totally make the Seashell Shawl with it (which I already have the pattern for) and it is 830 yards of pretty laceweight silk, so....that is actually pretty cheap for a shawl. Hmmm wonder if I can talk Syd or Mom into buying it for my birthday (since I don't really have time right now and I really want to get started on Syd's sweater once the yarn arrives).

I do wish Syd's sweater yarn would get here, it's six skeins of Cascade 220 and I already have two skeins of Cascade 220 in a different color. But I do have the mon petit chou to finish first, anyways. The top is finished, I've only just started the bottoms because I don't have much time to knit.

I need more time to do things that I actually want to do, but between homework, and fixing Syd's lunch and my lunch and our dinner, and washing the dishes, and trying to keep the house semi-clean, I just don't have any time. And then Syd comes home at night and wants all of my attention (which isn't a BAD thing, I just haven't even ended up knitting during any movies or anything because by the time we start watching them it is just so late I don't want to mess up my knitting).

I need to go do something now. >.< Something PRODUCTIVE.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm sick again. Same thing I had last week, only worse, so I must have either re-caught it on Sat when I was sneezing my head off or sneezing my head off just weakened my immune system. Grar. I had a lot I needed to get done today, too. I slept most of the day, still don't feel great. I'm going to fix dinner around 5:30. Soup, I think, because I might actually eat soup.

I really should be doing homework, and I am going to try to force myself to now, but I am just SO tired and ugh. I miss having Syd home. :\

I was looking at Ravelry, at the finished Ravelympics items, and was adding random patterns to my queue. I found two very pretty lacey skirts that I would like to make to wear dancing. My dance wardrobe definitely needs help. Then I went to look at my queue...and I have almost 100 items saved! D: Even if I never add another pattern, and kept knitting at the rate I am knitting now, it would still take me upwards of oh 20 years to finish off all of those patterns! Of course, I probably wouldn't actually end up finishing them all, as there are several lace patterns (a few I definitely want to do, but others I will probably end up doing maybe 1 out of 5 or so), and several fingerless gloves/mits. There are also some smaller items, like socks, but even so. The one shawl I am just DYING to knit is the civil war shawl...drooool. But that will take so much yarn and so much time to knit.

I am working on my 101 in 1001 list, but am stuck at around 50. Which is really silly, because there are so many things that I want to do I know I should easily be able to come up with 101! lol Maybe I have too many lists? Also, I know that many of the things that are on my full to do list are things that I can't get done in two years, or things that I can maybe get one or two things done per category (ie: I can't completely travel the world in two years, unless I forgo work and do nothing else, so I had to limit that to going to South Africa and maybe one other place).

Yeah..I am going to attempt to do something now. Or maybe just sleep more. >.<

Thursday, September 18, 2008

That darn pearl necklace!

So, I was supposed to sew a button back onto one of Syd's shirts. He needs to wear the shirt tomorrow (man, I have GOT to get him more shirts XD) so I was going to do it this afternoon, as we have dance tonight and of course have to get up early tomorrow. But anyways, I digres...So I went to get the button and it was not where it had been for the past week (seriously...it was there yesterday! I know it was!) but that is okay, as there are two spare buttons sewn to the inside of the shirt, so I can use one of those and if the original button shows up sometime, I can sew it to the inside, no problem. And I borrowed the right color thread from Mom this weekend, so I had that. So I go to find my needles...and I have no idea where they are! None at all! I know I had them this spring (May 3, to be specific) when I fixed a hole in my dance dress. But I have NO idea where they are. So frustrating! So I was looking in my bead box, thinking that maybe they had been stuck there (after all, that would be a fairly logical place to put them). Alas! No luck, however, I *did* come across..

That darn pearl necklace!!!

A couple of years ago I was at my local bead store (had nothing better to do, I guess) and I was just looking around. Now, normally I'm not really big into pearls, especially not white pearls. However, this time I happened to notice a strand of tiny white/silver button pearls, and I decided that I HAD to have them. I thought they would be perfect wedding jewelry, although I wasn't planning on (ever) getting married. But anyways, I thought I would try pearl knotting so I bought a strand. And I made a double-stranded pearl knotted bracelet. Silk thread. SS clasp. And it was so pretty!!!!

Then last fall, I was out with Mom, and I thought that I wanted to make something for my bridesmaids to wear, in navy(ish) and lavender(ish). So I found two pearl strands that I liked and decided I would pearl knot necklaces for my bridesmaids. Annnyway. They happened to have a few strands of the tiny "wedding" pearls that I had made the bracelet out of. So, of course, I decided that I should buy two more strands and make a matching double stranded necklace for myself. To (possibly) wear with my wedding dress (but it didn't match, but I was going to go ahead and make it anyways).

So I made my bridesmaid's necklaces, no problem (I even bought matching silk thread online, because Crafts2000 only carries white and black). Then I start on my necklace. I get oohhhh maybe 4 inches in to the first strand...and I get a bad knot (not tight enough) that WON'T come out. So I go buy more thread, and start over. The same thing happens. FOUR TIMES. FOUR @)*$(#*$# times. >.<
So I gave up, and decided it was cursed. I had no problems when I did the bracelet, and that had two strands. I hadn't done even a quarter of that length with the necklace before it had problems.

Anyways...there it was, in my bead box. In a bag. And I have this sneaky little suspicion that I bought two more packs of silk thread (...which would be like six packs total for this ONE necklace >.<) to try again, but I don't know where they are. So now I am kind of tempted to try this necklace again. After all, it *has* been a year, and maybe the "curse" is broken. Maybe.

So that, my non-existant readers, is the story of That darn pearl necklace!