Friday, November 9, 2007

It's my Bloggiversary Today...

And I have a broken foot and a hurt back. For the last week and a half I've been to the radiology department of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 3 times. Once to have an xray taken of my lumber spine, then to have an xray of my right foot/ankle and, last but not least, to have an MRI of my lumbar spine.

The back xray was normal, the foot xray showed some fractures and the back MRI results aren't in yet. I'm just one big walking accident...

I don't feel good enough to go out. I think I'm just really nervous that other people will bump into me and step on my foot. So I guess I'm in for the night. I hate it-- it's Friday night and I have to sit here all alone. Maybe I'll get some knitting done.

If anyone wants to join me for wine and knitting tonight drop me a line.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Yay for Ravelry!!!

My Ravelry tee arrived this morning!!!
Juliet...take 2!

My Juliet is done done now. Buttons, blocking, wearing! I'm not in love with the fit but it is pretty.
Sunday night I cast on for my sister's Juliet. I'm knitting it out of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora (double-stranded). The color is just lovely. This picture doesn't do it justice.
I'm also planning on knitting the Tree Jacket...when my yarn arrives. Hopefully on Wed. so I'll probably swatch and cast-on that night-- fingers crossed.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Where for art thou Juliet?
Here's the FO in all of her unblocked glory....still needs buttons. I don't know about her. She may be a gift.

So I'm half done with the SKC KAL. I'd like to start the Tree Jacket soon. We'll see.
Halloween 2007

I still love Halloween. I love that we all dress up in the office-- our patients must think that we're all nuts but it's all in good fun. We even have a annual Halloween Potluck Lunch, so it's good for morale. All that positive work environment crap aside, I love Halloween for the costumes. The more creative and unique the better. A twist on a classic is always good.

I was Nurse Ratchet from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This is particularly fitting in my office-- believe me.
I'm still dressing up for Halloween at 28, then tell me why kids don't bother. They ring people's doorbells and go "trick-or-treating" while wearing their street clothes. WTF!?

I got home sort of late as far as trick-or-treaters are concerned, around 7, so I missed having to run to the door every two minutes. I had one group come when I first got home-- two older girls taking two younger girls around who were dressed in costumes. I have no idea what they were supposed to be but they were dressed up nonetheless. They get candy for a job well done and one of the older girls looked into my foyer and said, "you have a beautiful house. I love all the colors." So I gave her candy too.

Then after we ate dinner and started watching Hostel 2 (don't waste your time-- bad, bad movie), the doorbell rings again. I opened the door and see this boy who must have been 14 or 15 years old staring back at me. No costume. No treat bag-- a knapsack instead. We stare at each other for a moment and then he says "trick-or-treat" in an annoyed tone. No costume.

So, I say, "Are you kidding?"

And he looks right at me and says, "No."

"What are you, like, 15?"

"No," as he holds his knapsack open for a fun-size Snickers.

I put the candy in his bag and, before he could say thank you, I closed the door. I was baffled. No costume. No young children in costumes. No treat bag. That's not trick-or-treating-- that begging.

Seriously, now I've seen it all.