Monday, November 29, 2010

A Grand Adventure

While B and I travelled to northern California for thanksgiving we had plenty of time to chat in the car. A good 9 hours of chatting just on the trip up :-) Luckily we also don't mind being quiet. But anyway, I told Brendan that we should move somewhere cool for a year. He said he thought that would be great but didn't think I would ever want to. When I asked why he replied that he didn't think I'd want to be far from my family. Which is totally true, I do have a hard time imagining being really far from my family but the more we talked about it, the more I really really want to do it. Obviously it won't be for a while, with the wedding and school and all. But I mean, B has amazing skills and I'm sure could get a job anywhere and I can do really anything, retail, serve, whatever. We could live in a small flat, learn to live leaner, just enjoy being in a new place, without a ginormous TV and a million computers and all the other CRAP we have. It makes me want to start getting rid of like everything we own. A yard sale might be in our future. England, Scotland, Ireland, hopefully somewhere english speaking but I'm up for learning a new language too. I hope this isn't just some lame pipe dream. Man this would be so cool. You only live once right, might as well get out there and LIVE IT

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thank goodness for you tube

I've started a new project. This is for my niece for christmas. I found a pattern for it was to be knit flat then seamed up. I decided to be brave and knit it in the round. I learned to knit bobbles today. I watched some videos on you tube and although some of them are wonky. My niece is four, I don't think shell mind!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Super secret project

The time has come. I finished knitting my nieces sweater. Finally. This has been an insanely long project that has tested my limits both my knitting limits and my mental limits. But tomorrow is her bday party and I'm going to give it to her. And I'm nervous. I'm praying she likes it!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

strange small towns and a sickness.

I never get sick. But apparently I've upset the powers that be and I'm sick. So ridiculous. Yesterday when I told B I wasn't feeling good and was going to lay down, he actually didn't believe me. He said in all the time we've been together (it'll be 7 years next month) I've never seen you sick. When was the last time you were really sick? I had to stop and think. And I couldn't remember. I have memories of being sick, like in Jr high having a fever the day before a Disneyland trip or having a stomach bug, but those were all over a decade ago. Which would be great except that I'm sick now! So apparently whatever mutant healing powers I had (just call me Wolverine, thank you very much) have gone on a little vacation. And I feel completely justified in whining about it.
In other news, Brendan and I took a drive the other day. To Pioneertown! It's an old movie set/town up in the Yucca Valley area. It's kind of a trip, people live in these little funny houses.

Also, I've finished my super secret project number one. Well not really. I need to sew in a few more ends and block it today. Good thing since I'm driving up to my sisters tomorrow to give it as a present. My niece is turning four! Time just flies. The funny thing is that I remember when she was just a newborn and thinking aww she's so little, bummer that she'll probably be too small to be in my wedding whenever I get engaged. Add four years and I'm finally engaged and Ava will almost be 5 by the time we get married. HA

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shoot me.

Ugh. I have now partially frogged this project 5 times. FIVE. I don't know why I just can't seem to get this right. It supposed to be a Christmas project. I thought maybe I'd just say screw it but now I'm angry and just want to finish it!!! Arr. Will I ever just be able to do a project without royally fuckig it up? Knitting frustration today. But onward I go, dammit. Onward.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I'm not a crocheter. Heck I'm BARELY a knitter. But when I saw this crochet doily dress, it made me want to go out an LEARN. I am IN LOVE with this dress. I LOVE the green underneath. Green is probably my favorite color, if our wedding had been in the summer or spring I would've TOTALLY picked a green color scheme. Anyway, anyone want to crochet me this doily overlay thing??? I would love to wear something like this, hell ANYWHERE. Maybe for the rehearsal dinner? I think learning to crochet will be on my new years resolutions for next year. Add it to my bag of tricks.
Meanwhile, I'll drool over this dress.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wedding Planning = Brain Hurts

I'm very excited to get married. let's just put that out there. After almost 7 years now with B, I'm really super duper stoked that we're getting married. And I'm excited for the wedding too. Family, music, food, it's gonna be awesome. Paying for it....... not so much. I know the average wedding is something like $25,000. I can't even wrap my head around that, I kind of always thought my wedding would be like around $10K. As I'm doing research and looking into prices, that price is starting to look low. I love's little budget helper doodlybob. You punch in your budget and guest total and it breaks it down where your precious moolah should go. I put in $10,000 and first thing is I apparently over spent on my venue.
Not that the Victorian Conrow Pitkin House isn't worth it (I love it and am ok with the decision) but that for my budget, we spent too much. First oops. And my dress that I was so stoked to get a deal on (40% off), yep over budget there too (only by $100 but still). Luckily we're DIYing as much as we possibly can so that will alter the budget a bit. I'm pretty sure food isn't going to be $3000. My best friends dad is BBQ Santa Maria Style and I think he said less that $10 per person. Sa-Weeeeet.
I think I just have been poor lately and the idea of saving for this wedding seems very daunting. And that B's parents are having a hard time booking the honeymoon because the place isn't finished being built I guess so whatever. Brain Hurts, Brain Hurts. Kind of like brain farts, except painful instead of funny. My stress shakes have returned in both my hand and leg. I need to just take it one day at a time and chill. riiiiiiiiight.

Joy of my heart

I went to Disneyland today with my amber and her son mason. Just a quick trip, but it was pretty awesome. We got to go on a lot of good rides with very little waits! And I got to do some shopping, my nieces bday is dine and even got a Christmas present out of the way. But the best thing I bought was this:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thank god for ikea

I went to LA yesterday to visit with my friend Lei. She's a flight attendant and had a layover so I drove out and we just hung out. She's one of those friends that we haven't seen each other in actually like a year or two but as soon as we were together it's like we've been hanging out all the time. It's so natural. After all the wedding hubaloo is done I think we'll have to plan a Hawaii trip!
Anyway, on my way home I had to stop at Ikea. I always buy my towels there for embroidery and I usually stop at the Burbank one but my GPS said the Carson one was closer so I went there. And proceeded to get lost. Not lost GETTING to ikea, but lost IN ikea. It's 3 story and a totally different layout then my usual ikea. So I wandered a while and finally found my way down to the stuff I needed. I got my workout for the day in all my walking!
Halloween was super fun! Our party was fun, our friends came and hung out, I made some fun treats and our costumes turned out okay! I went with some friends to the zoo with their kids to do to halloween thing there which was awesome. We didn't have as many trick or treaters as I had hoped but such is life. Now my heart hurts to put away all my halloween decorations. I can leave up all the pumpkin stuff through Thanksgiving but I'm still in denial that's it's actually November. Time flies.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hawaiian invasion!

I got to see my Lei today!! She flew in to la for the day. I miss her.
Makes me wish I was a flight attendant! Her job seems so fun! We need to take a Hawaiian vacation soon :-)