November 27, 2012


Waiting... for November to end. This month has not been very kind to me or my family.

Realizing... that life is short. My Uncle died last week, the day before Thanksgiving. This is my parents' generation. And now there are two Uncles that have passed away. It scares me more than I will admit. I don't like to think about my parents getting older.

Hoping... that this dime/penny sized hole in my chest heals quickly and doesn't leave too much of a scar. Actually a scar I can handle, a hole...not so much.

Eating... our own personal Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving with my side of the family this year as the husband's parents were out of town. Every year, for as long as I can remember, the husband has made a turkey and all the fixings (a week or two after Thanksgiving) just for us. Tonight is that night. Yay!

My Uncle

November 20, 2012

not as planned

I had plans, BIG plans to take some pictures this last weekend for the blog....some honest to goodness scrappy related pictures. But on Saturday it was cloudy so there wasn't any sun streaming through the windows to take pictures with and by Sunday I was not in any condition to do anything but go to Urgent Care.

I won't go into much detail because let me tell you it is not pretty. But what I will say is that there is quite a large sized hole in the middle of my chest and the doctor said my skin had "evidence of venom."

And since I am positive that none you want to see a picture of it, you get an old kitty picture.

January 19, 2010: purr purr purr
purr purr purr

November 13, 2012

I am an awesome baker and I knit too

Tomorrow is the Thanksgiving work potluck. I usually have a go-to dish that I usually bring but it appears that this year it is someone else's go-to dish. So, I had to come up with something else to bring to work with me tomorrow. 

I was going to bake something which is kind of funny because I really don't bake. I spent last night deciding on what recipe to make and even started the blog post in my head, you know the one where I write all about what an awesome baker I am. Well, I went to the grocery store today and found that a pre-made cake was a lot less expensive than buying all the ingredients to make something and the bonus is that I didn't have to do a thing.

It's a good thing that I decided to buy something for tomorrow's pot luck instead of making something. This way I can spend some quality time knitting. It has been awhile since I have been able to spend any time on my knitting due to that whole class thing. I had hoped to give the baby blanket I am knitting to my cousin on Thanksgiving. However, since I just realized yesterday that Thanksgiving is NEXT week, I doubt it will be finished in time. I am 1/2 way finished with the 4th color and still need to add a 5th. I guess I better get busy.

knitted garter stripes

knitted baby blanket


November 11, 2012


I am officially done! 

No more classes! Whoo hoo!

Thanks to everyone that sent good study vibes and well wishes my way this last week. I took (and passed) my final exam this past Friday.

It has been a long 3 years and it feels really good to finally say that I am finished. Well at least finished with taking classes, I do still have to sit for the national certification exam come next March. 

Completing this online program is right in line with my one little word for 2012. I am so happy to cross this one off my list. Another thing FINISHED.

November 8, 2012


Have you seen this?

Instagram finally has its own web viewer. For someone who rarely uses Instagram, I sure am excited about it. I think it looks pretty neat. I love that I no longer have to make a decision on which web viewer to use (out of the many different web options that are available) when I want to share my personal Instagram page with someone. There are way too many out there to choose from and I keep changing my mind. I like to keep things nice and simple and the Instagram web viewer does just that.

My Instagram webpage

If you use Instagram and want to see your own personal Instagram web profile page, type the following web address in your browser: and replace YourUserName with your actual Instagram user name.

Oh and after you find your Instagram web page be sure to share your link in the comments because I would love to go and see your photos.

November 2, 2012

the last week


It figures that the last week before my final exam would involve some kind of math. Well, not really math, more like statistics. I am so not a math person.

I have exactly one week to finish four lessons and take a quiz. Then on Friday I take the final exam. I cannot believe I am THIS close to being finished with this! Only 7 more days!

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