It appears to have stopped raining for a while. They said it was suppose to start snowing about 0600 this morning, but it didn't happen. They now say, the cold snap should make it here by tonight and we could wake up to snow. Right now, snow is the furthest thing from my mind. The sun is shining brightly on the foothills. They're snow covered and glowing that pure white that hurts your eyes. In my world, there is a huge mountain range called the Crystal Mountains that are snow covered year round and glow like our foot hills are now.

First Day Back

First day back from my extra long holiday weekend is busy. East coast operations is shut down due to snow. Can't come to work, they didn't plow the roads... Seriously? They don't plow the roads here either and we get to work. I want Saturday off, because it's the actual holiday Really? They gave you Friday off and you've been here long enough to know the difference between an actual and an observed holiday. I think I need more time off.

Christmas was fun, we had the Eldest and family over for breakfast and opening of presents. We really enjoyed ourselves. Good/bad news: the shirt MIL sent me is almost too big, however, the color is perfect.

After work today, we're back to the gym. Today is swim day, I'm really looking forward to it. Not so much on Tuesday, when it's a regular work out.

Grilltech's afghan isn't finished; but it's getting worked on. S-L-O-W-L-Y. He's waited this long, what's another month (or two)? Instead of the cabled edging, I've decided to go with a knitted i-cord. It will be pretty and much quicker.

I don't know what's going on with me today, all I want to do is eat. I need to be careful of what I eat, want the shirt to stay on the large size.

Hope Everyone having a Merry Christmas!

I'm Back

Actually we came back last night. I figured I was done gambling when I won four (maybe five) times the amount I had allotted myself to lose. It was 1830, still had enough time to drive back home and sleep in my own bed. Perky did pretty well herself, she doubled her set amount. Altho to hear her tell it, I stole her machine (the one I was playing), and what I won really should have been hers. Maybe next time...

Oh yea, Happy 22nd Perky. Hope you enjoyed it.

I should be...

in the shower and have my packing done, because Perky is going to be in here 30 minutes to head off to Jackpot. All I've accomplished is a workout.

List Day

  • Counted four cars with only one head light on the way to work
  • Last night was a full lunar eclipse*
  • We both forgot to start dinner, so it was stir fry on the way home
  • Tomorrow is Perky's birthday
  • We're going to Jackpot
  • I'm feeling much, much better
  • Grilltech and I got our Christmas gift to each other early
  • We laugh as it tells us, it's your third day!
  • And sigh at having to unlock everything again
  • My hands are chapped, so I'm using bag balm on them, now they're oily
  • Only 19 more squares to go on the afghan
  • Can I pretend it's done?
  • Have a good night...

* No naked dancing around a fire, it's way to cold up here for that!

It's Alive!

I'm feeling much better now. Still have a bit of sinus pressure, but it's better than a couple of days ago. Today is my Thursday, can't wait.

2/5th of the Week

Last week, I wasn't able to make it to work on Monday. Yesterday I felt pretty crappy, today I've got the full blown runny nose and body aches. Yip, life sucks at the Tech house. Oh wait, it's just me, he had it last month.

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Friday Pix

Another set for the afghan

Only two more sets to go.

A pair of it looked navy blue in the store socks

These are 12 inch socks.

Blurry down the street.

List Day

  • Counted either five or six cars at the bar this morning, it was kinda hard to tell in the dense fog
  • It's a pretty quiet here, it's been three hours and I've only put down one sentence
  • GAH! Grilltech forgets half the things I tell him
  • Okay, to be fair I might do the same thing when he talks about Malifaux
  • That's scary, I spelled Malifaux right first try!
  • Still lots of dense fog out there
  • I've got to get pictures of stuff and get them in the mail
  • Okay, wrapped then in the mail
  • I think I'm going to sign up for the Year of Stash Socks with Trish
  • Saw actual sunshine for 20 minutes, now the fog is coming back


I've found it (Rav) (Non Rav) the gift I'm making Grilltech. His will be fingerless mitts for the bottom and a thicker wool top. Now, I need to figure out the time to make them. I'm busy working on the blanket because maybe - just maybe - it will be done by Christmas. Seriously, I think I'm kidding myself on that one.

Wanna see a reporting person cry? Have Excel crash all four open workbooks that have been worked on for the past four hours. Gah! Yes, autosave is my friend but these are posted on a website I have to open them from. Thankfully, the damage wasn't too bad. The knitting break really, really helped calm me down.

2/5th of the Week

Yesterday, I was out sick. When the alarm went off, it was all I could do to pull myself out of bed and e-mail half the team I wouldn't be in. I slept until 0830 and it was just what I needed. I managed to get some Christmas knitting done. I've gotta run to the LYS and pick up another skein of Cascade 220; because a 12 inch foot requires two. While I'm there, maybe I'll get a little extra for Grilltech's new mitts. Or at least make myself a pair because I stole his today.

Purchased a bag of chips out of the machine, looked at my change and found a surprise. One side was a dime and the other was a penny. A bit of research shows it's a fake. But it's still awesome.

List Day

  • Counted four cars at the bar this morning
  • The roads in were wet and slushy, but mostly clear
  • Grilltech is amazing!
  • Found a bag I like, (I got the raspberry one)
  • Now I have to wait for it to show up
  • Did I mention how amazing Grilltech is?
  • I hate bug hunts - have to figure out why a report is failing - UGH
  • Looks like the fog is rolling in
  • GAH! I fix one site, then the next site decides it’s going to quit working
  • Oh yea, I get paid the same no matter what I'm doing
  • The tree across the street has so much snow on it, it's drooping
  • For that matter, so are the ones at home
  • Interesting for those who need charts
  • Grilltech is wearing the green sweater today, twice this week
  • Makes it hard for me to lengthen his sleeves if it's dirty... Hey, that's a good thing
  • Or I can make him a new one, I do have green cotton yarn purchased and waiting
  • Procreator is a sweetheart, he got me a diet coke with lime while he was out running around
  • No snow today, but the roads are crappy


Ever have one of those days? You know, where you can't sleep past 0230 in the morning. It snowed all night. I figured, I'm up might as well go shovel the drive way. I was stalked by two half grown gray tabby's who were amazed someone else was out during their time. We left early to drive to work, because it snowed all night. We made it there with no incidents. Had a couple of crazies blow past us, but no wrecks. Still shudder at the people who clear off just enough of their car to maybe see out the front and back window, while leaving six inches of snow over the rest of the car.

Once at work, I discovered I left my phone at home. Awesome. I do have my CD mix, just in case, so I'm good. The report guy is out for the rest of the week due to a death in the family. The morning download, which worked fine yesterday isn't working today. It's not even 0700 and I'm ready for the day to be over.

Can't wait to see what happens next.

It appears my bad luck has rubbed off into Grilltech, because his work days is crap. It also appears the Gnome left his badge at home, because he's hanging out at this campus instead of the other building. I'm ready to drive to his house and get it for him.

It's still dumping snow on us. Enough already!