Cats

Ruby gave us a scare last night.

She went outside - because she's fixed enough - about 1600. When she wasn't back by dusk, we went looking for her but had no luck. By bed time, she still wasn't home yet, we were truly worried. I woke up twice and went to the back door and she wasn't there. This morning, I go out and call her and I can hear her crying. She's up in tree and can't get down. Grilltech comes out and Ruby decides there is enough of an audience, she'll try and climb down. A minute later, she's running into the house and can't decide what she wants to do first. Eat or make sure nothing changed. We're still debating if she's grounded or not.

1000 Words

Down the street on a warm winter/spring day:


Restarted the shawl, but I haven't been working on it.


Fran making sure I'm doing it right.


The sock that started at the dentist's office. I made it almost to the end of the heel.


All the dish cloths I've made so far.

List Day

  • I counted one car at the bar this morning
  • Gas is holding steady at $1.89
  • Grilltech has figured out the beer store that I bought his growler from is right next to the yarn store. Guess who is getting a trip to the yarn store on Friday. =^.^= He's offered to go to the beer yarn store at least four different times.
  • Today is my Friday
  • I'm getting a crown tomorrow, so I'm not sure if I rather be at work or the dentist
  • Today's sunrise was a lovely shade of dark pink
  • Three hours of my day left
  • I've been thinking of going to Allante Life for hair removal
  • I'm at the top end of my job and my boss has been gently hinting I should find another
  • One of the cow-orkers has a cold, I may have given it to myself. (I touched her desk.)
  • Too bad we're out of eggs, I'm in the mood for lava cake
  • Smells like cooked cabbage in here
  • I've got 15 minutes left in my day. Hurry up!!

Quick Update

Ever have one of those days where you wish you could just go back and do it again? Today has been one of those days. I don't really think I want to do again, but I just don't want it repeated. I'm thinking I'm a bit bristled because I'm PMSing. Grilltech is having a day because he's decided to quit smoking and withdrawals is a bitch. Which makes for two grumpy people in the house. Since his grumpy is more pressing, I just try and stay out of the way.

Sunday dinner was house burgers with homemade fries. The Eldest and her family came to dinner. That was suppose to happen last week, but her house had the plague and decided to stay home. For which I'm very glad they did. Anyway, house burgers, Baby Bird liked them so much, so had two. She never fully eats anything at our house, so to say I was amazed is an under statement.

I managed to finish up another two dish cloths. I only have three more to finish before March. Ruby had been trying to chew on the cotton thread, and I would pet her until she ran off. But it was really an ick moment when I got to the point there was cat spit on the yarn.

List Day

  • I counted three cars at the bar this morning
  • Gas is $1.93 per gallon
  • I just thought of something evil to do the group on Saturday night, now I can't wait
  • (sigh) Don't be monkey-push-button type of person. Look at the data.
  • Yea, I know, sometimes, I'm the button pushing monkey
  • 30 minutes left in my day, then I'm free for 16 hours

Drive By

I woke up this morning, sure today was Thursday. Do you know how disappointed I am, that it's not?

Perky's husband Kommand is out of town for the next week and a half, so we've been going over and picking up the puppies to bring home. Havoc and Mayham are very happy to visit us. Plus Havoc gets taken for walks. Last night, I was up close to a lilac bush and noticed it was sprouting! It's only the start of February. I'm happy spring is on the way, but it's a bit early for buds to be showing.

No new knitting content, because I've been reading instead. Can I still call myself a knitter?

Weekend Recap

I had a good weekend.

Saturday night was game night and the gang seems to like the adventure path I have set up. Grilltech is a bit unhappy that we're wrapping up about 2200, but Taxtech is so bushed from working all day. I figure it's better to leave them wanting more, then burn myself out.

Superbowl Sunday was the anniversary of Grilltech and mine's first date. This year makes 26 years together. I think we're pretty happy, but I can only speak for myself.

I did get some knitting done. Went to the coffee shop and hung out with a friend. She is a bit of an odd duck, but then as a knitter, so am I. So yes, we get along fabulously. Anyway, knitting, I spent two hours at the shop, and managed to get six rows done. I'm about to the point I need to measure for the neckline. Since I'm modifying a pattern it will be okay if I don't follow it exactly.

List Day


  • I counted five cars at the bar this morning
  • Gas is up to $1.85
  • Need to remember to take Grilltech's chain in to be fixed
  • My right hand is itching like mad
  • which is okay, because my left toe is hurting like crazy
  • Friday we're have a potluck, I'm making a cheesecake
  • I get to walk around the block again tonight, because Perky is working late
  • Three more hours to go in my day
  • The geese are starting to pick their nesting spots, it's not even February yet!!

Catch Up

On Sunday I was making cookies - peanut butter ones - and when the timer went off, I manged to kick the ottoman. My pinky toe turned a light shade of blue an hour later. By Tuesday, it was a dark blue and purple, which made karate very interesting to say the least. I did make it through class with very little pain. I was careful to kick slowly on the left side.

Last Friday, we took Ruby to the vet's to be spayed. When she came home on Saturday, she was a bit mellow. This morning she was attacking anything and everything she could. I'd say she's fine. While Ruby was away for the night, I did get some knitting done. Finished up two wash clothes. I really need to get back into the swing of knitting. I'm not doing much of anything but reading and playing a computer card game. And Ruby still believes anything that moves is open to attack, so I'm trying to knit when she's sleeping or doing other things.

This weekend is game night. I'm hoping I'm ready for the group. Not sure we'll make it to combat or not, but I'm ready. Kinda. Which reminds me, I need to gather the information on the other group. So I guess I'm not as ready as I thought I was. Wish me luck.

List Day

  • There was no cars at the bar this morning
  • Gas prices are holding steady at $1.79 per gallon
  • Looks like today's sun rise is going to be lovely
  • Perky brought me her left overs for lunch today
  • Day before I didn't sleep with my mouth guard and my tooth hurt. Last night, I remembered it and today my mouth doesn't hurt. I think there is a lesson there
  • Yip, bad case of PMS. I'm wanting to scream at my computer for being too slow
  • Lunch was good
  • I've been seeing flocks of robins flitting around. I can't help but wonder if they're cold
  • Perky and I are hitting the gym today. We're not making it to the gym every day, but we're making the effort