Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hershey, it's not just for Chocolate!!!

Ok, the 1st road trip of the season, we went to Hersehy, we took a little drive, off to see our favorite little hockey team. And since we were there, we went to Chocolate town. And to take a little Chocolate town ride....Sadly the cows in the ride so say SMOOOOOOOOOTH any more, they now sing and say Chocolate is MOOOOOOtricious!!!

After Chocolate to Hockeytown....Ok, so the outcome of the game wasn't exactly what we wanted they lost....and yes they deserved to lose.

After the 1st period they fell asleep.....and never woke up again. The only bright spot on the team....was the player that I wanted to see, my favorite player, New York Islander Shawn Bates, he was sent down to Bridgeport for a conditioning stint, it was his 1st game that he played since Jan 30, 2007. So it's been almost a year sinces hes actually played in a game, and during that 1st game he scored his very 1st Soundtiger GOAL!!!!

That was a wondeful thing too. I got to see the 1st goal that he scored this season, and it was a pretty one.

Really the main reason we went to Hersey was I wanted to get my Jersey signed, i've waited for 3 years to get his Jersey signed, and now....IT'S FINALLY SIGNED!!!!

He was really nice about it too, so thats a good thing. So my night was complete, the only thing left to do....Drive home from Hershey.

Finally after a quick stop to get something to drink and a not so quick stop for dinner and gas, we got home at 330am....uggghhh!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Vacation.....

I'm a little delayed with posting, but I'm almost back to my normal self here in my new home.

I want to thank Maxine, for a wonderful "vacation" she sent me some great goodies from England.

Some yummy chocolates, and tea, and some awesome yarns.

I really want to thank her, and so sorry it took me so long to post it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Home Sweet Home....Finally

I have to say, I'm finally moved in. It me a long time to do, but now, I'm in. And hey almost settlted, it's gonna take me a little bit to get everything in and done, but it's a work in progress, and I think it will be for a little while still.

But, right now, everything is unpacked and all utilities are working (ok, so I lived without cable for 5 days and when the cable man got here today, they told me...hey you actually have cable, it was already turned on UGGGHHH!!!! I could have at least watched the last baseball game of the season (for us anyway) but thats ok to, it's hockey season, and we won't even mention football season, there are 11 weeks left and if we are lucky the dolphins may actually win 1 or 2 of those games.

Once all the craziness dies down, I will have everyone over for a visit.

See you soon.


Friday, September 21, 2007

I just had to share this one!!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Why did the yankees have to lose on my Birthday!!!

So it was a beautiful day at Yankee Stadium, unfortunatly I didn't get the outcome that I was hoping for.

But then again, when they play on my birthday, I ususally don't. The Yankees played Tampa Bay, but really since they are playing the last place team, that dosen't automatically involve a win for them...ususally it just doesnt even end well for them.

Phil Hughes was looking for his 1st win at Yankee Staduim....but guess what...he's still looking...for some reason....I think when he pitches....the rest of the team just dosen't show up.

All in all it was a great day. I even got my picture taken with Derek Jeter...well sorta.

All I can say is


And theres still a lot of baseball left to play....I think they can still do it.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I did a crazy thing....

Ok when have you known me not to do crazy things.

I bought a new car but it was about that time for me to do so...and no that wasn't the really crazy thing, but how many people do you know buy a new car and buy the exact same car that they just got rid of....ummm I did!!

Well there was a couple of good reasons for it. The new car when I drove it off the lot on wednesday night had 1 mile on it...ok now it has just a few more, but thats ok too.

But today it officially feels like my car. I installed the Sirius, which made me happy because I hate terrestial's all about the Sirius!!!

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Now my question is for you. Can you tell which is the old and which is the new!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I finished my socks!!!

I just had to post some pictures. I finaly finished my 1st pair of socks.

Yes they were torture, they were awful, and terrible, and the 1st sock was frogged about a million times.

I didn't have 2nd sock syndrome and I now have my very 1st pair of hand knit socks, which I love. I can't wait to make another pair.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Because I didn't have enough yarn I had to go buy more.

I know I probably shouldn't have bought more yarn, but I did.

I found out about the best sale about 2 months ago and have been waiting patiently for it. Farmhouse Yarns had an awsome sale, it was by invitation only and she had bins and bins of yarn, just about anything you could think of....I found. I was able to get a really good deal. I save myself over $200.00 by buying it today.

I only had to take an hour drive to East Haddam to go get it. I even got to see some of the sheep that it came from.

I can't wait to start knittin with it. I don't know what I'm going to make, but I'm sure I will figure something out.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Whale Watch Weekend....aka...WWW

It was a great weekend!!!

One of my friends asked me if we could go away for the weekend and go on a whale watch, so I took my little travel agent skills and planned us a trip.

We stayed in Danvers MA and drove up early saturday morning, had alot of fun. After an easy ride up, and a late lunch, we went to get our boat....which was seven seas whale watch we saw lots of whales.

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After the whale watch, we went wandering around gloucester as well, which is such a cute little town.

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After a long day in sun we went to dinner (at the ever so exciting Chili's) we decided to explore the hotel a little was beautiful.

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Then it was off to bed, the next day we got up and went to explore Salem. We wandered around the city a little bit and we walked up and down Essex Street and did a little shopping, then off to the Cemetary, I saw the graves of some famous people, so that was cool too.

All in all it was a great weekend, and I can't wait to do it again

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Stitch and Pitch

Ok, so I had my own little version of the real thing....actually I do this probably 2 times a month or so.

We have a local independant team in town, so we go a lot. And I ususally bring my knitting.

But yesterdays game was a little more special than ususal.

I finished a sock!!!! Ok, so it was just one sock, but it's done, and that's all that matters. I can't believe it's done. I hope the next one is a little bit easier. I'm sure it will be.

And yes, that is my foot.....with the game behind it. And in case you were wondering, its the New Haven County Cutters....and they won the game.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Who ever said socks were easy to knit....LIED!!!!

Ok, so I deceided to knit my 1st pair of socks. Ok thats all well and good, but I'm about 12 hours of knitting in and I'm driving myself crazy.

I've got some progress going, but I really thought I was not going to make it when I turned the heel, the flap was frogged about 5 times and lets not even talk about turning it. WOW!!!

But now I think I finally got a handle on it and I'm doing better. I like the way they are turning out, so maybe in a day or so I'll have it done, and not to worry, I won't end up with SSS (Second Sock Syndrome)

Wish me luck.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Knitting is sport...

Well the yarn harlot said so, it must be true!!!

A sport is defined as "a physically and mentally challenging activity carried out with a recreational purpose for competition, self-enjoyment, to attain ecellence for the developemtn of a skill or some combination of these"

Clearly according to this definition KNITTING IS A SPORT!!!

Describing knitting as a sport goes a long way toward making us less crazy in the eyes of the rest of the world. People accept passion for a sport, and if you put knitting in this context, you no longer have to explain why you find it so intereting. Sports are interesting,. If thousands of people can cather in stadiums all over the world and watch grown men in thight pants try to move a ball from one end of the grass to the other then surly a person can develope an interst in watching a loop of yarn move from one needle to another. It's really all a matter of perspective.

If knitting is a sport you don't have to explain why you have a neddle collection, swift, or ball winder. Sports have equipment. You dont have to explain why you have so many patterns. Sports have training books and playbooks. Knitting classes and groups, sounds like practice with the coach. You don't have to explain the boundless interest and passion for knitting as long as grown men are painting their shirtless bodies with team colors. You dont have to explain all the yar....Well, you may have to explain all the yarn but wouldn't it be easier to explain if there was a closet full of hockey equipment right next to it? I think so too!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alyssa's Slippers

One of my friends, have been bugging me for a few weeks now, she asked me if I could knit slippers for her daughter, she's one (actually she wanted them for her birthday last week)

I didn't know what to do, and wasn't sure what do you knit a 1 year old, but after a few patterns, and a whole lot of yarn, I came up with this.

I hope she likes them!!!

Three Things.........

That Knitters would like others to understand.

1. We can knit and listen at the same time. Just because I'm knitting dosen't mean that you don't have my attention, I'm multi-tasking!!

2. The best you can buy me is YARN!! Do not think that because I have a lot of yarn, I don't need more. I have a lot of yarn, because I like it.

3. Even though I'm cursing and gritting my teeth so hard that you could crack diamonds between them, I assure you that I like knitting. I think it's fun and I am relaxing.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Ok the bag is finished and in the mail, and hopefully it will be to my partner today. It was another fun project and not to worry it was frogged back about a million rows.

I have to admit when it comes to knitting bags I'm a bit of a rebel, I like to make them up myself, I like to try new and fun things, and come up with my own patterns. So yet again this is what I did.

Maybe I can try not to knit like this, but I doubt this is going to happen.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Just a couple of quizes. I had to do them!!!

You are Apricot

Soft and sweet, over time you let your provocative nature shine through.

You are definitely unconventional, but you don't broadcast it.

You offer people a fresh perspective on life - so fresh that it can be shocking!

Your 2006 Summer Anthem Is

Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado

"I'm only trying to get inside your brain

To see if you can work me the way you say

It's okay, it's alright

I got something that you might like"

You Are an Animal Print Bra!

Wild, zany, and even a little crazy.

You make every date an unpredictable adventure.

You want a guy who will constantly surprise you.

A relationship that's the most insane ride of your life.

Your Kiss is Red

You are intense about kissing but easily distracted.

You kiss for attention, power, and passion.

It doesn't take a lot for you to want to kiss someone.

If you see a kissing opportunity, you always go for it!

Kissing Type: Kissaholic (admit it!)

People See Your Kisses as: Seductive

You Kiss Best With: An Orange Kisser

Stay away from: A Blue Kisser

Friday, July 6, 2007

Because 9 innings wasn't enough.

Ok last night we went out for my best friends birthday and we decieded to go to a baseball game....ok it was minor league independent ball, but hey thats cool too.

We had a great time, and a fun night. But....unfortunatly the game from the night before was rained out and that meant a double header for last nights game.

Ok, that's not so bad 2 games each with 7 innings, but someone deceided they weren't going to score a run and the 1st game went into extra innings....3 of them actually the home team finally won it in the 10th.

The second game wasn't looking too promsing for a while all the way up until the 6th it was a tie score of 2-2.

But after a few hits and a couple of runs they won 6-2. WOOHOO!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The little bag.

Ok, got a picture of the little bag, so it's not really a good pix but hey, it works.

I really liked the way it came out. I hope she likes it for a little birthday present, along with a few other little things.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A day of knitting and a day of frogging!!!

Ok, so I ripped out my entire bag that I'm knitting for my ITEIV partner (I'm sorry) it had to be done, I just wasn't happy with it and I want it to be great, so this is the 3rd or 4th time that's its been frogged, this time the entire bag, I just really didn't like the way it came out. SOOOOOOO here we go again, and hey I still have 2 weeks to finish it....don't worry it'll get ripped out 2 or 3 more times.

But on the postive side. I knit my best friend a little change purse/wallet for her birthday (since she's been begging for a bag for awhile now and I haven't done one for her....i did something little.

It took about 2 hours and I was able to finish it today.

So hopefully I'll be able to get the big bag done.....soon!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

What happens in Mexico.....

Stays in Mexico...or not, since I'm about to tell you all about it.

I had a great time, as you can tell by all the pictures that are floating around (and yes feel free to coment on any of them if you like)

It was a well deserved fun filled week. Ok, so I had to work awww poor me. But I think a total of 8 hours of work over 5 days, really wasn't to bad.

A little 2 hour welcome meeting (aka long drawn out speech) followed by dinner and drinks (ok so that makes up for some of the meeting) the the next day I had to get up at 6am to be at yet anothe meeting this time for 4 hours (again poor me) this time followed by a vendor visit yet another 2 hours of beach time lost.

But after that we were pretty much free, Other than our little activity of Snorkeling and Sailing....and oh yeah....drinking (I see a pattern forming here)

And yet again, after snorkeling, back to the beach, then dinner, then drinks...see I told you a pattern.

Finally it's now time to go home on Friday morning, this is where all hell breaks loose.

I get up nice and bright and early. to be checked out of the hotel and on the bus back to the airport by 9am. Thats ok, I don't mind it, the only thing I wasn't looking forward to was my 4 hour layover in atlanta, but hey I figured that would give me some time to get my bags and clear customs, and immigration.

Actually I did all that stuff in record time, all done in less then 30 minutes...woohoo now only 3 1/2 hours to kill....oh wait no, lets try 5 1/2 hours to kill, my flight was delayed for an hour to take off then another hour waiting on the tarmac because bad weather in Dallas screwed up all the flights into New York and as we all know it's a huge chain reacation.

The only plus was, I paid $75.00 to upgrade to 1st class...which by the way was well worth every penny that I paid for it, especially since we sat on the plane for an hour....and yet the night is still not over.

I finally land in Newark, and after all that, get into my car drive out of the airport to realize that there was a huge backup at the GW Bridge.


So the ride that took me a little over an hour to get to Newark to me 3 1/2 to get home. (Thanks to Dawn I had someone to talk to the entire ride)

All in all it was a great trip. And if anyone wants to see all the pictures just let me know and I'll send them off to you.

And remember....What happens in Mexico....Stays in Mexico!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007