Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wednesday Night Bullet Points

Not to be a thief or anything, but after several weeks of insanity (schedule-wise) and a total absence from the blog sphere, Sheepish Annie's weekly wacky random-osity seems to be the best way to catch up on all the bloggable tidbits that have been bouncing around this nutty noggin of mine. So here goes . . .

  • Hockey tryouts are over and Hockeyman made JV-A. He's also been guaranteed some playing time on the Varsity squad by the head coach. Hooray!
  • Speech Team tryouts are over and Dancing Diva did not make the team. Boohoo!
  • I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for my family this year for the first time in a decade. It was delicious, if I don't say so myself.
  • Did I mention that I put a halt to all traveling over the holiday season this year?
  • I DID! I decided that we have 2 Christmas left with Hockeyman before he's off to college and I wanted these holidays to be spent in my own home . . . making my own memories.
  • Does that sound too selfish?
  • I don't care if it does.
  • It's cold outside. Really cold. Bitter cold. It was bad enough that everything was cancelled today for "Stormaggeddon" but this epic drop in temperature after the mildest November in decades is just pouring salt on the wound. Really!
  • I'm still knitting away on sweater 11 and 12.
  • Sweater/wrap 13 is in time out while I decide whether it is worth all the effort of knitting a complicated cable pattern in dark green tweedy yarn where it hardly shows.
  • I'm all in love with some new projects that are clamoring for my attention. I've spent hours researching Fair Isle mittens and hat patterns on Ravelry.
  • My car needed emergency servicing this week.
  • Have I mentioned that the dealership is across the street from my LYS?
  • When the serviceman asked if I was okay waiting for a couple hours for my car to be repaired, do you think he suspected my intention to yarn shop from the gleeful twinkle in my eye and sudden flushing of my cheeks?
  • I shopped for a couple hours.
  • Yeah, I bought yarn for hats and mittens for myself and Dancing Diva. And a couple books. And buttons for Sweater #11. And a couple more buttons just because they were pretty.
  • Hence, the sudden urge to spend hours researching Fair Isle mittens and hats.
  • Our garage door broke last night. It was scary.
  • The big axel that has the massive spring on it and the pulleys with the wires that lift the door just snapped.
  • For an hour, we couldn't get it open or closed. It just hung, drunkenly crooked, defying all efforts to make it move up or down.
  • We finally got it closed but our cars were trapped in the garage, with no way to get out.
  • Hubby stayed home from work today to call a repairman to fix it.
  • And because his car was trapped by the stupid broken door.
  • It's now fixed, thank goodness.

Well, that's about all for now. Everyone is gone from home tonight and I'm going to spend the next hour and a half of solitude doing what I do best - knitting. And watching whatever I want on T.V.

Let's hear it for total remote domination! Woot!


Guinifer said...

Yay Hockey Guy!

Very informative bullets...

hey - where do you get your car worked on?

trek said...

That's an interesting way to call out of work: "Yeah, boss? My car's stuck in the garage..."

livnletlrn said...

heh heh...leave it to the wacky knitters could celebrate having to wait while their car is being repaired or waiting for kids through countless rehearsals/practices.

Leah has chorus performances this weekend and has to go early. Yay -- knitting time!

Ellen said...

I am all for staying home for the holidays. In fact, I may stay home for the rest of my life! I have six family members and a dog that needs a kennel - my parents are two in number and have nothing that counts on them. Not even plants!

Funny how today it is too cold to go and work out at the pool but not too cold to go to Ingebretsen's?

Enjoy your holidays!