Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav is coming!

Gustav is coming!

Since I am so not near the coast, I didn't figure we had much to be concerned about with Gustav. Well evidently I was wrong. We are under a tropical storm advisory. They except us to get winds from 40-60mph. They expect lots of rain and all the good stuff. Hmm. That just kind of boggles my mind I guess.

I guess I'll make up some taco salad tomorrow and have it in the fridge and ready for Tuesday. Just incase we lose power or something. Then I wont have to try to figure out what to put together for dinner, in the dark no less.

So all the hotels in the area are all booked up. They are evacuating people from New Orleans (almost 3 years since Katrina). It seems like they are a bit more prepared this time. Only time will tell!

Wonder if maybe we should build a boat. Danie's ark or something?

Good thing I'm a swimmer, right?


Friday, August 29, 2008

Savannah by Savannah

Savannah by Savannah

I finished the first book yesterday. It was really good. I was actually surprised how much I was able to get into the book and relate to some of the characters. This isn't my typical book (I LOVE my romance/suspense/thrillers). I found the 2nd book Savannah comes undone and started into it as well. It starts up where the other one left off.

Denise Hildreth has a really great way that she writes. It's so down to earth and you find yourself almost lost in Savannah Georgia with her! I'd love to visit just to see it all for myself! I also loved her coca-cola addiction *laugh*.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bones and A good year.

I decided to try a new series. I picked up the first dvd of Bones from Netflix. I watched all 4 episodes the other night. I was hooked. I got disc 2 today which had episodes 5 and 6 on it. I had it watched and taken back up to the post office before last pickup so I could impaitently wait for the next disc. I really like the series!

Tonight Mikie and I finally sat down and watched (or attempted to) A good year with Russel Crowe. We watched over and hour of it and I finally looked at Mikie and said, is it me or is this just boring? I kept waiting for something to happen. Other than him being a womanizer, NOTHING would happen. I was really disappointed. I always like Russel Crow!

Sokay I'll send that one back and get the next 2 dvds of bones! I can't wait!


Secret Swap 2008

Here is some pictures of all the wonderful goodies my secret pal sent me. She sent a black hat (For the rugby team in New Zealand), a tractor and a tractor book that was written and illiustrated in NZ. He loves it. I got some really beautiful handdyed yarn in purples/blues/pinks that was done in NZ. I also got a skein patons smoothie dk. It's really soft! She made me a pretty bracelet row counter and some stitch markers. She included some chocolates and some team. Good stuff.

Motor Mouth and other stuff.

I finished Motor Mouth last night by Janet Evanovich. It's the 2nd in the Barnaby series (Metro girl being the first). I liked it. It's not nearly as good as the Stephanie Plum series, but it had some good LOL moments. I don't think Mikie quite got it though. Figures. I really think he thinks I'm crazy when I have those moments. I try to read them to him, he just smiles and nods..whatever that means.

I started "Savannah by Savannah" by Denise Hildreth. It was on one of Kathy Patrick's booklists and it looks good. She's got some really good books in her book and also in her bookclub. She's really made me read "outside the box", for me atleast.
The book "Electroboy: Memoir of Mania" I would of NEVER picked up on my own. But once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. It was just amazing, to be inside someone's head (literally at times) like that. It's outside my way of thinking.

So on to another good book she's recommended. She hasn't led me astray yet. That reminds me, I need to call her, I need to get my hair done again (yes she's also my hairdresser).

The house is in pieces since we are working on this addon. We can't find an exact match to the panneling that is in the living room (which I totally hate). So I'm not sure what we're going to do. We didn't want to redo the living room. For now there's just a missing piece and a whole that looks into the will be computer room. Ahhh the adventures in additions continues.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Favorite Movies!

Here are a few movies that I think anyone/everyone should atleast try :)

1. The Goonies (my alltime favorite movie).
2. Lonesome Dove
3. PS. I love you
4. The Notebook
5. The Bucket List
6. The Bourne series
7. Catch and Release
8. The Wedding Date
9. Gladiator
10. Pay it Forward


Thursday, August 14, 2008

My book list of must read books.

Ok so I've been thinking about this for a while and I have a short list of books I think everyone should read. These are in no particular order, just how they popped into my brain.

1. Electroboy: A memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman
2. The pulpwood queens' tiara-wearing, book-sharing guide to life by Kathy Patrick.
3. Whitney My love - Judith McNaught
4. Tuesdays with Morrie- Mitch Albom
5. Janet Evanovich (any book she has written)
6. Harry Potter Series
7. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
8. The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
9. Inside my heart - Robin Mcgraw
10. The Friday Night Knit Club- Kate Jacobs

I'll probably add to it later :)


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ocean Waves Baby blanket!

Here is one of the first Southwest oddball baby blankets! It's called Ocean waves. I used a soft blue by simply soft. I did a seed stitch box pattern that I "borrowed" from Shandeh. She used it for an afghan square. It's beautiful, was easy and added texture to the blanket without a lot of work!
I am going to donate this blanket and hopefully a couple other items to a hospital on HAIN's list. I'm not sure which one, but it will be in Texas! I hope to donate a few hats and maybe some baby booties as well!
I can't wait to see this blanket grow!

Alene Camisole!

I finally got this finished! I found this pattern on It was part of their "naughty knits" segment. You can wear the tank top underneath it so it can be worn or you can wear it to bed without anything under it! It has elastic in the middle section to give a little support. I had Mikie's nana do the sewing of the elastic. She is much more handy with a sewing machine than I am! Maybe one day I'll learn to sew a bit better!
This is made out of DK weight yarn I bought at Stitches 'n stuff in Longview texas. The yarn was beautiful and easy to use. It's cotton so it's really light and comfortable. I'm really proud of this garment!