Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 12/26/2007 09:39:00 PM
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.
Posted by Amanda at 12/20/2007 11:00:00 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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!)
Posted by Amanda at 12/19/2007 01:00:00 PM
Monday, December 17, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 12/17/2007 11:06:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
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!!
Posted by Amanda at 12/15/2007 07:04:00 PM
Friday, December 14, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 12/14/2007 11:38:00 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 12/04/2007 09:41:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 11/17/2007 10:34:00 AM
Another view outside our hotel room at the Warwick.
View of Bainbridge Island, WA while on the ferry.
Me with a cheesy grin holding on to my bag of yarn goodness I got at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas in Bainbridge. Cute store!View of downtown Seattle from the ferry. Another view outside of hotel of a seagull. Picture of the Experience Music Project building. Very cool museum with all different music related things. Should check out if you go to Seattle. Plus if you buy a ticket to the EMP you also got a ticket to the Science Fiction Museum next door as well.
Pic of Mike's new tat that he got from Aaron at Laughing Buddha Tattoos in Seattle. Aaron was a very cool guy and this didn't take him no time to do!!
Famous Pike's Place Fish Market. Known for the low-flying fish.
Pic of Mike and Rachel at the Pike's Place Market. Rachel is the market's bronze piggy bank. Rachel weighs in at 550 pounds and was created by Georgia Gerber. Rachel is named after a real 750 pound pig who was the winner at the 1985 Island county Fair.
Entertainers in the market.
Mike and I had a really good time. Didn't want to leave to come back to KC. I look forward to hopefully coming back there soon and seeing more things that we were unable to see this trip.
Posted by Amanda at 11/17/2007 08:54:00 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I haven't decided yet what if anything I might get and where I would put it. I guess I will just have to wait and see.
Since I will be on a plane for approximately 10 or more hours in the next 4 days this will give me time to catch up on doing some knitting. I have no idea what I want to make right now. I did buy 2 balls of Lavish 100% Superfine Alpaca in Cranberry and 2 balls in Royal Blue last night at MisKnits to possibly make Mike some fingerless gloves. I can't believe I'm actually considering making something KU related... I did try to start on the gloves last night but I think I was having a case of "Knitters Block". Couldn't decide if gloves was what I wanted to make, what exactly I wanted to make or how exactly I was going to make something. I will post when I get back as to what I finally worked on when we get back home.
Posted by Amanda at 11/08/2007 09:11:00 AM
and I'm a Britney Spears fan.
Posted by Amanda at 11/08/2007 08:54:00 AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Posted by Amanda at 10/30/2007 10:22:00 PM
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thank god my Mondays start with "coffee morning with April"...sounds like a NPR program or something....hmmm, there's a thought. But I don't think we could get paid to do it so scratch that idea. April and I meet every Monday/Friday morning at Starbuck's. These are mornings to either talk about our weekends or bitch about our weeks. I love coffee mornings! Unfortunately our morning was cut a little early due to the fact I had a lovely 8am dentist appointment that I had to rush to in the downpour of rain this morning...not fun.
As usual, I go to get my teeth cleaned, listen to the hygienist repeat herself about how "I need to brush twice a day and floss and use mouthwash and brush and floss and..." Granted I brush once a day and use my tongue cleaner, apparently I'm not doing enough. WTF?! I guess I'm supposed to take 15 mins out of my morning to stand in front of the mirror and concentrate on my gums! I have a hard enough time waking up in the morning on time that now I need to wake up even earlier to concentrate on making sure that I'm brushing against my gum line? Ugh...I'm going to try...or at least I will try for a week and go back to being a slacker. We shall see...
Next stop before work is the lovely trip to the Wyandotte County Courthouse to file garnishment papers on a customer that loves to play fucking games and not pay his bill. I want to say that we took him to court in April and he has yet to pay his judgement. I think I have now went back to the lovely courthouse maybe 10 times to try and get money and still have a about $500 to collect from a $1500 bill. And let me tell you...the clerks at the Wyandotte County Courthouse are not the most friendliest chicks! I swear, every time I go there I either come out feeling like a complete fucking moron for asking questions as to how to fill out paperwork or that I put them out by having them file shit for me. Isn't that their job? Out of all the courthouses I have had to go to for small claims cases for work, Wyandotte County is the least on my list that I like going to.
Finally I show up to work around 10:30...typical lovely day in Accounting. I seriously need a new job... A new job that I don't have to constantly hear customers whine about not receiving an invoice or how they have no money to pay their bill or how they can't understand why they were charged what they were charged. I don't know why I'm in Accounting. I hate Math! I hate numbers! I guess the job pays the bills...although, I win the lottery or someone offers me another job and I'm out the door in a hurry!
On a positive note...I have signed up for two swaps via Ravelry! I've never done the swap thing before. I'm doing the "Caffeine Addicts" and "Coffee Swap Three" swaps! The CA swap is an annoyomous swap. I did hear from the person that has me today via email and they seem to have the same possible warped sense of humor that I do... (OK swap buddy if I'm wrong, please correct me!) I have also emailed my swap anonymously letting her know that I have her. I like to blog stalk her so I can see what she is into so I can get ideas as to what to hook her up with...
For my CST swap they made it so your and your buddy are swaps. My swap is Kitty! She is from Scotland and we have talked via email several times! Kitty is awesome and I always look forward to her emails. I have done some shopping for her and I hope she likes what I'm sending her...hopefully we don't have to beat some ass to get it delivered though since the postal service is on strike :(
I almost forgot...My dad called me from San Diego this morning telling me that he was being evacuated from his house. I guess the fires were coming towards his house and work and he has told to leave. I can't imagine what it would be like to have to deal with something like this. He also mentioned that he was going to try and go to our friend Kris' house but something to do with traffic being so bad from all the people leaving that he didn't know what he was going to do. I guess we all have to pray that the fires stop. Houses can be replaced, people cannot.
Posted by Amanda at 10/22/2007 08:09:00 PM
Today we celebrated my mom's birthday by having dinner at my gma's house. I made my mom's favorite German Chocolate cake. Which I was impressed at how good it looked and tasted. I guess those Wilton Classes at Michael's worked!
After gorging on dinner and cake we all watched the "Lost in the 50's" dvd that my gma bought my mom from their last trip to Branson, MO. Also we got to watch Baby Fuzz be ornery and look cute. Since none of us like our pics taken I took some of Baby Fuzz...The kid is totally ornery and unfortunately takes after her mother, Stephanie!
Posted by Amanda at 10/22/2007 08:08:00 PM