Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Guess who's engaged?!

That's right! I am! Mike proposed Christmas Eve night at my mom's house. In the room were my mom, me, Mike, my sister Stephanie, my sister Nicole and my niece Miakah. We were opening presents and I was on my last present which was a Hello Kitty mitten shaped stocking. Inside was the ring box. I opened the box looked at Mike then my mom and said "Is this what I think this is?" I was crying, Mike was crying so much that Stephanie said "well are you going to ask her or what?!" She's very blunt and know for saying what she Mike was so emotional that all he could get out was "so you wanna get hitched?" Of course I said YES! We told his family the next day at Christmas and everyone is very happy for us. No plans for a wedding yet, going to take our time. This will be a second marriage for the both of us.
Funny story...Monday morning I had coffee with my friend April who I meet for coffee every Monday and Friday mornings. We were exchanging presents Christmas Eve morning and after we were done she said she had some exciting news which I figured was some cheesey gossip about one of our friends or one of her co-workers. She said that her boyfriend Matt a.k.a "Sarge" had proposed to her on Saturday. I of course busted out bawling and gave her a hug, which I DO NOT HUG PEOPLE!! I was so very happy for her and them both. Sarge is a good guy and very happy for the two of them. This will be the second marriage for them as well.
Funny...within 2 days me and my best friend April are engaged...who would've guessed?

Thursday, December 20, 2007


See what all I've been making tonight? I'm tired as hell! At work tomorrow we are having our "Secret Santa Exchange", "Cookie Swap" and "Holiday Lunch"... The snowmen above are the last things I made for Cindy at work whose name I got. For the cookie swap I had to make 6 dozen cookies. I made these "Mexican Wedding Cookies"...I just filled them with Dark Chocolate M&M's instead of nuts.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Did I say I love swaps?!?!

Today I received my Coffee Swap 3 package from Kitty in Switzerland!!! I was so excited because I have been waiting to see what was coming!

In my package was: Scottish traditional hand baked shortbread, Highland Coffees "Costa Rica Tarrazu" coffee, a very awesome ceramic coffee mug made by Kitty's husband Joe , a bar of "Green & Black's Organic Milk Chocolate" and a bar of "Green & Black's Organic Maya Gold" (which OMG is awesome! It is described as "dark chocolate with orange & spices"...freakin' awesome!!

I also received two balls of "Lang's Soft Shetland Wool" one ball in green and the other ball in blue (very soft! I love wool!), a set of Vintage size 6 knitting needles (very cool, I will have to find more!)...

A Hello Kitty tin coin tube (goes quite well with my growing collection! Did you or Joe make the ceramic buttons inside Kitty?), 2 knitting related buttons and a Vintage coffee card (OMG Kitty has the coolest hand writing, I'm so very jealous!)

Thank you very much Kitty for my great swap package! It was great having you as a first time swap mate and learning so much about you and your lovely family!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Finally something done!

This is a pic of the scarf I finished Monday night at the Sunflower Knitting Guild Meeting. I was making this scarf for myself to go with my lovely new Peacoat that my boyfriend was so kind to buy me this year. I used 2 skeins of "Plymouth Suri Merio Paint". The yarn is very soft!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

She's crafty!

Ok so since there is inches of snow outside I decided no way in hell am I
going anywhere today! So as you can see below, I've been chillin' all day
in my lovely new Christmas Stocking Wearin' Skull-n-Crossbones
jammy pants!

But I have been productive! A couple months ago at my boyfriend's sister's house
we were all sitting around the table talking about that show that was on TV,
"Cougars vs. Kittens". It was some reality show about some guy going
on dates with 40-something chicks (Cougars) and younger chicks (Kittens)
to figure out who would win his heart or some kind of crap like that.
I didn't watch the show. Just saw the commercials.
Well at the table was me, my boyfriend, his mom, two sisters and brother-in-law. We were joking about his mom being too old to be a "cougar" so we would give her the name of "Mountain Lion". Another conversation at the table was about one of my boyfriend's sisters having a twenty-something year old living with her and she being 41, so then we started calling her a "cougar". Well, my boyfriend's youngest sister, who just turned 40 felt a little left out since everyone else had a nickname so we had to think of her. Well this sister has 5 kids! Lord save her! So we thought of a good name for her and said she was a "M.I.L.F." So as a joke for Christmas this year I decided to make them "wife beaters" that have their nicknames on them. They will get a kick out of it.

All shirts were made with the pain in the ass "GeMagic Kit"...biggest pain in the ass ever! Do not buy one! My fingers are sore from the damn prongs in the "gems" and if you ever are so unlucky to watch the infomercial (I didn't buy it from the infomercial, got it at Wally World) they make the damn thing seem so easy...damn liars!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Guess what my Mom asked for this Christmas?!?

That's right! My mom is the new owner of a K-State Purple Powercat
on her right ankle! We asked what she wanted for Christmas and as of 9pm
this evening...she got it! Never in my life would I ever think of would be
taking my Mom at 56 to the tattoo shop to get a tat after all the grief
she has given me and my sisters for our tattoos and piercings!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Last Knit...

This is how I feel sometimes...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I love swaps!

Today I got my Caffeine Addicts swap package from Kim!

Above I have Hello Kitty Berry & Cherry Lip Balm, Shimmer Stick, awesome coffee mug, Sniff Kleenexes, Bubble Bath, and Bath Scrubbie...

Flavor Xotics French Vanilla Ground Coffee, Chocolate Crunch cookies (Kim, they really weren't in pieces!!! And they are pretty damn tasty, had to sample the goods!)

And 2 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Louet Gems Merino in Moody Blues!!
What an awesome package that came all the way from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada! Thank you very much Kim! Awesome job on all the HK goodies! Can't wait for some coffee, cookies and to knit with my new yarn!!