Saturday, November 24, 2012
earlier today the three of us finally ventured out to the new whole foods. we walked up and down each aisle and i bought mint shampoo and a bottle of beer for m. m bought mint shower gel and a box of christmas cookies for c.
once home i found my new stamp for softspoken waiting for me in the mailbox. i'm hoping this will cut down on my constant need to order new business cards and hangtags. a box of yarn was also waiting so i was able to get further along in this wholesale order. i also have the big crafty coming up next sunday and a smaller craft show not next thursday but the next, so things are beginning to feel hectic. hopefully i'll be able to keep up. i've been trying to avoid taking on too much this holiday season - only trying to stick with what i feel i can safely handle. things pile on so quickly though - this time of year, especially.
Friday, November 23, 2012
a few weekends ago ann and i went to the rothko exhibit. but first after parking we ran across yarn bombed trees and hanging things in the courtyard. i took photos with my phone. i am always torn between loving yarn bombed things and also not. i guess because it is so mainstream now and on the today show and good morning america and wherever else. at the art MUSEUM. you know, things like that. but. the rothko exhibit. at first i was excited because i really liked the white headphones they gave me to wear for the audio tour, i have a thing for headphones lately, but then i was even more excited once we actually saw the exhibit. it was lovely and striking and moving and interesting and well done. except for the glass. the glass they chose was so reflective and terrible, but sometimes it was surprising to see yourself staring back within that great expanse of color. sometimes i liked that even if it was mostly distracting. once finished we ventured through the other galleries then afterwards we drove around and talked and tried to solve the mystery of where to eat in early afternoon on a sunday in columbia till we were famished and finally stopped for burgers and beer.
i haven't done a whole lot since then. work. a wholesale order. house cleaning. thanksgiving prep.
our thanksgiving turned out fine. the food was good and all our dishes turned out. i ate too much but managed to avoid any feelings of elastic waisted misery. i am pmsing and i can feel my moods waiver here and there, but i've held on. we had a good day, mostly. i wanted to end my day with crocheting and scaring myself with zombie shows, but here it is 4:21 am and i let myself start to get worked up over thoughts of people i let bother me but cooled myself and decided to write here instead. really i should give the cats more water and turn in because - 4:23 am.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
came up with a new crochet pattern. it's been a while.
wearing: top - cititrends but chopped and altered // jeans - bdg high waist jeans // blazer - kmart clearance // beret - crocheted by me
wearing: top and skirt - f21 // tights - kmart // booties - target // beanie - knit by me (pattern info available here - or it will be once i add it).
more knitting. pattern info here.
c an i split a fried basket of oreos, snickers, and reeses. we couldn't finish it and it was kind of disgusting but not totally. though i don't think i ever want it again. my 2nd favorite things were the crafts and cakes and the busker guys or whatever the state fair equivalent term is for that sort of thing. i only rode one ride - crazy mouse and it was c's first time on a bigger/non-kiddo/roller coaster type ride and he giggled the whole time. at one point we got stuck for 45 minutes watching a cooking demonstration since c's really into the chef thing and cooking shows and trying new foods. we were finally able to tear him away once the order forms for the 1200$ cookware set came out. and my most favorite - the sheep and the petting area and we laughed so hard at a pig oinking and snorting and sniffing at a bug that my side hurt. corn dogs for dinner and a $3 bottle of diet pepsi. the matterhorn is the prettiest ride, i think, and m likes that they play all the 70's hits. he waited for just the right song before they took a spin - past the long bob dylan set that didn't fit - i think it was bowie that started once they got on, but i don't really remember. i have more photos on my camera - i'll probably post them later even though they're much of the same.