Sunday, February 03, 2008

Happy Super Bowl Sunday. This is the day at our house that is second in food consumption to Thanksgiving. I'm trying to be good and not overdo it. Since January 1st of this year I have been eating responsibly and exercising everyday and have lost nearly 20 pounds so far. I was motivated by the level of disgust I was feeling about myself and I am pretty sure it showed. For me not eating well and not exercising breeds depression and health issues that are completely avoidable just by taking care of myself and focusing on me and I intend to do that.

Friday, February 16, 2007

I guess I should have told you... of the two readers of my blog, that I was boarding it up for the winter and going away. I actually didn't realize it myself until...well everyday that I would sit down to write something and just feel completely uninspired. Days would pass where there were tons of things happening worthy of writing.

Another main reason for no blogging was that since about Thanksgiving I was caring for Baby Olive who became very ill with an agressive form of mammary cancer. I finally had to let her go this past January and it was so hard. She was 13 years old and we had her since she was tiny.

I finally finished the wedding gift afghan that I was working on. The pattern was a huge granny square and I actually liked the way it turned out. I would do that one again and maybe even for myself. I didn't take any pictures of it because I couldn't risk laying it out and having pet hair on it. Picking that stuff off is tedious and it doesn't always want to release itself from acrylic in the wash. I'm sure you have the mental capacity to imagine what a giant granny square must look like.

Carlin and I FINALLY bought a sewing machine. It's a Singer, a very basic model. We love it and have wanted one for a really long time. It was a really weird scene when Carlin and I were in the store buying it. Both of us had anxiety attacks and became slightly ill feeling. We aren't sure if that was the pricetag as much as it was that we have been pining for one for so long and that everything that we had talked about making with it was immediately forgotten. Oh the pressure! We have recovered and regained our creativity levels.
Funny bumper sticker/emblem thingy of the day:

*Photo courtesy of: Carlin

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Teetering on the brink...

I have nothing to show you. No progress made on ANYTHING.

Why you ask? A week ago last Wednesday I had a bit of a mishap. I took one of my patented ankle turning falls. It's where you are walking like a normal, almost coordinated person and then all of a sudden your ankle gives way from under you and you fall (usually, but not always because of uneven pavement or something challenging like that). Not a nice compact sort of a fall (if there is such a thing) but a sprawled out, you've injured every inch of your body kind of fall. I have done this about 20 times in my life and my ankle and the ligaments that surround it are permanently weakened, which is why it continues to happen. This time though I decided to do my hand in, too. I landed on it on some raised brick, hard. My palm and my thumb were completely purple and swollen. So swollen that I couldn't move my thumb and hand at all. It turned out that I dislocated my thumb. Yes, ouch. I was going to take a picture of it for the blog but it was too horrifying and I just couldn't do it. Suffice to say my bruised and battered body is on the road to recovery. I have noticed though that the older you get the longer the healing process takes.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I’m finding that I have barely enough time to update my own blog when everybody and their mother has one that I read. Don’t get me wrong, I do like having one. I feel like I have actually accomplished something that I never could in the pre-internet days. I never had enough discipline to keep a hand written journal for any length of time. Not sure why that was. Everyone I knew had one and you know what a bandwagon jumper I am.

Carlin started high school earlier this month and she seems to be taking it in stride, so far. She told me one of the stranger parts of it is actually being in a class where some of the boys are actually sporting beards and mustaches. I guess that would be weird when you’ve come from middle school and most of the boys still have their baby teeth and barely come up to your waist.

Over the summer I started taking public transportation to my dad’s office, where I work a couple of times a week. I have to say that I love not having to always be a slave to my car and spending so much on gas. It takes me an additional 20-30 minutes but I spend it knitting or crocheting. I love a situation that allows for multi-tasking. It makes me feel so efficient. Plus, Al Gore would be so proud of me.

I was recently inspired by a West Hollywood SnB member to make a few scarves for people that have been sent by “El Diablo” to needlessly fight in Iraq. This was big for me because I always felt that if I were to do something charitable like that for the troops, it would make it look like I was a supporter of the decision to send them there and I couldn’t be more diametrically opposed to that. I have recently realized that because of some media sources that are actually “fair and balanced”, many if not most of the people being sent over there don’t actually agree with the choice and would really rather not be in Iraq away from their lives here.

Photos of stuff to come.

Oh, and if you are a MOTT…Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It's hug a huge squishy cat Tuesday!

This is one of our huge squishy cats, Baby Olive.
Boy... have I had a heck of a time with trying to knit or crochet this summer. We over here at the Davis Household do not have air conditioning and it's been too #^%&*@# hot! However, I do have one project to show. My dad's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and i'm knitting him a wool scarf, I may even finish! Not like he will be able to use it here in sunny Los Angeles anytime soon, but hey, it's the thought that counts. Right?
I'm knitting it in a 1x1 rib out of Patons Classic Merino in Denim.


Why is that Kate Pierson from the B52's? No's Carlin at the hair salon. They had to use the "special" Marge Simpson hair dryer for girls with Marge Simpson hair.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

August has been a blur.

Long time no blog updates. Lately, I have really only felt like reading other blogs and not participating in my own. I have been knitting more then crocheting as of late but I can't post any pictures of the recent projects because they are holiday presents. Ugh, the holiday's...I'd have to say that is the suckiest thing about this hobby, the fact that if you are a holiday gift maker then you have to actually acknowledge holiday existence this early in the year and those of you that know me already know how much I hate the holiday season. Turns out it's almost as much as I hate birthdays. I managed to almost completely ignore mine this time around, which I think means I can say i'm still the same age again this year. Bonus! It's a rule I read somewhere. Really. I swear.
Have you seen these guys? This is totally impressive and I wanted to include it. Have your sound up a bit. It's so cool.

Monday, July 31, 2006


The cooler weather, albeit lovely, has come too late. I have already melted.

I'm still around, just don't feel too much like blogging these days. I think the heat has burned and seared the lobes in my brain responsible for kindness, patience and all things knitting and crocheted.

The main purpose of this particular blog entry was to wish my friend Tevana a happy belated birthday! I didn't forget and I hope it was great!