Saturday, November 15, 2008

Visiting the SF Bay Area

Down in the SF Bay Area for a few days for a Dr's appt on Monday and visit with family. It was actually over 80 degrees, which is 12 degrees above the normal average. Went to a Farmers market, took a nap in the sun (trying to absorb some "happy light" before heading back north), then took a ride with my mom over to Tiburon for dinner. We did some wine tasting near the restaurant and then went a boutique that had the most beautiful evening gown, strictly to admire it and then the boutique owner had me try on a $500.00 cashmere sweater. Not sure why she thought I'd be buying a $500.0 sweater though it was sweet, sweet, cashmere but I'll stick to knitting the occasional cashmere scarf and possibly picking up a much cheaper version on sale at Nordstrom or Costco.

Brought one knitting project with me, but since I was flyng the red-eye, I attempted to sleep most of the flight. I'm hoping to work on my Monkey socks, formerly the frogged Jaywalkers, on the flights back home.

I do have a FO done, but haven't managed to get a picture taken of it yet. Maybe I'll have another FO soon to share.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What I Should be When I Grow Up

You Should Be a Social Worker

You are deeply caring and empathetic.

You are able to take on other people's problems as if they were your own.

Sensitive and intuitive, you understand human emotions well.

Helping others gives you the most joy in life. You feel like it's your purpose in life.

You do best when you:

- Have a lot of responsibility

- Greatly impact someone's life with your work

You would also be a good philanthropist or stay at home parent.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Obama Obsession or Why There's Been No New Blogs

Let me start by saying,"OMG, YES WE DID!!!". Thank you to all who helped get Barack Obama elected President of The United States.

Okay, so I've been a little (a lot, if you ask my family) obsessed with the presidential election. After the election in 2004, which I usually refer to as Black Tuesday, I realized that if I wanted my candidate elected, voting just wasn't enough anymore. Long story short, so I did and so did so many Americans, to whom I am so grateful.

In addition to my Obama Obsession, we've been remodeling our kitchen for the past 3 long months. I'll post some before and after pictures when it's all done in another couple of weeks. I'm being overly optimistic!

The only knitting I've been able to get done is the Obama hat my son's wearing. He and I will be wearing these at to THE INAUGURATION! Yep, we're going to be in Washington DC for Obama's inauguration. Might make matching mittens and scarfs, too.

One of the websites I'd been frequenting several times a day, was Nate Silver's site, had consistently projecting an Obama win. I got pretty confident in mid-October and decided to get Vince and I some mileage tickets before they were all gone. Then we somehow managed to get a hotel reservation too. It's a Holiday Inn on the good side of the White House, according to a friend of mine that went to Georgetown.

I've never been to DC and we're very excited. We've contact Senator Lisa Murkowski's office to try and get tickets to events and tours around the capital.

During this obsession, I was encouraged to start a Facebook Page. I haven't really spent a lot of time on it, except to and video's from Youtube that I loved. Hope to get this up to speed too, know that I can finally breath easy again.

Here's to Change we can believe in!