Big Sky Mind


Happy Halloween!!
October 31, 2007, 9:01 am
Filed under: Family

Happy Halloween everyone! I love Halloween, it’s so fun to see everyone dressed up. Every year at our house, there is one small child that says something that just completely cracks me up. I’ll keep you posted as to what it is. Unfortch, no knitting to report. I am going to get back to that soon. Last night was filled with DHC’s birthday celebration. Here was his big present.
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So sorry about the blurry photo. That’s what happens when you take pictures very early in the morning. He has always wanted a slot machine for the fortress of solitude and now he has one. It uses real money. We only played with it for a short time last night, but it was fun.

Hope all BigSkyMind readers have all treats and no tricks this Halloween.



Happy Birthday Darling Husband Carl!
October 30, 2007, 8:42 am
Filed under: Family

Today is a very special day! It is Darling Husband Carl’s birthday! He is so special and I just want him to know how much he means to me. He is always there for me when I need him. He is a great Papa to Simon and Oscar, altho I think he lets them get away with way too much! He makes the best egg and cheese biscuits in the entire world. All of his co-workers think he is fantastic! He is a devoted IU basketball fan. He has VERY diverse tastes in music! His favorite thing is being able to watch tv in his Fortress of Solitude, which he built from the ground up by himself. He is the handiest person I know! He also has mad interior decorating skills. He is very sweet and kind both to his Mom and to my parents too. All my friends think he is the bomb! He keeps our office supplied in the lastest in snack foods. He is always smiling and looks at the positive! Carl and Sally“>
Happy Birthday Darling!



No Photo Monday
October 29, 2007, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Family, Food, Knitting, Music

Here it is late on Monday and I’m just getting around to posting and I don’t even have any photos to share with you.  I’m a bad blogger!  I spent the weekend working on DHC’s Argosy blanket.  I’m right at the halfway point and (wisely I think) decided that 9 p.m. was not a good time to try to figure out the decreasing.  So I may work on that tonight.  I also made Carl his birthday dinner last night.  Tomorrow is his actual birthday, but he loves turkey meatloaf and it just takes forever to bake so I made it yesterday afternoon.  We also had Parmesan smashed potatoes and pecan chocolate pie.  It was really good!  Leftover meatloaf sandwiches tonight.  I just read online that Porter Wagoner died today.  It said he was 80, I would have guessed older.  I wonder if Dolly will sing at his funeral?  I realize that this is all really random.  I’ve got something cohesive working for tomorrow. 



Attack of the killer bees
October 26, 2007, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Knitting, Yarn Pr0n

My new booty club yarn actually came last week amid all of my drama. So I’m just now getting around to showing it to you. Georgia included two sets of new Yarn Pirate circular needles, and they’re pink! Love it! Here are some photos. New yarn inspector Simon had to get involved and give the yarn his sniff of approval.
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As I said yesterday, it is super bright! I see it more as a scarf or mittens. Anyone have any other suggestions? I am working on the leg of the first Rappongi sock, here is a photo update.
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I am super happy with how this sock is turning out. The pattern is fun and interesting, the heel turned perfectly, it fits like a dream, so far, so good. As DHC said to me last night “You are really starting to get the hang of this sock knitting thing”. I guess maybe I am. I am going to spend my weekend working on Argosy, maybe spinning a little and starting to make preparations for Darling Husband Carl’s upcoming birthday next week. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!



The Things I Can’t Show You
October 25, 2007, 9:36 am
Filed under: Random

This post is all about the things I can tell you about but not show you.  I have pictures of my new Booty Club yarn and the super cool needles that Georgia included as swag.  The photos are on the camera, not in the computer.  This month’s yarn is called Killer Bee’s and it is BRIGHT!!!

I have finished the heel of the first Rappongi sock and am working on the leg.  Maybe if I apply myself I will have sock one finished by this weekend.  If I do I will take a picture for you.

I also finally wet blocked my hand spun and it looks a little better than I thought it would.  So maybe there is more spinning in my near future.  I know that if I would keep practicing, my hand spun would get even better.  I may have to take up spinning class again.  It’s just a lot of work to load everything into and out of MINI Pearl for each session.

Speaking of MINI Pearl, she has her new brake shoes and we both like them very much.  Evidentally, they don’t make brake shoes in sparkle or pretty colors, but the ones she got are very functional and I am super happy about that.

My week has been steadily improving as each day goes along.  I have no illusions that this is not just temporary, but as I am trying to take each day as it comes, the fact that they are getting better and better is all I could ask for.

DHC finally got an answer from our cable company that they will not be carrying the Big Ten Network for basketball season and has ordered us a dish.  It will be delivered on Saturday afternoon, in plenty of time for the first game of the season.  We are only switching one tv in the fortress of solitude to the dish.  So that will be basketball headquarters for the season.

So there you have it, random Thursdayness.  Does anyone besides me think that Earl has gotten a little bit strange this season?  I know D thinks that The Office is getting weird too.  I love The Office so much, the weirdness doesn’t bother me.



Somewhere Over the Rainbow
October 24, 2007, 8:27 am
Filed under: Weather

Please excuse the cheesy post title.  I couldn’t help myself.  Check out these photos I took last night after yoga class.  A real rainbow!  How often do you see those anymore?
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What a gorgeous evening sky, it gives me hope for the future.
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October Sky



Rollercoaster
October 23, 2007, 10:56 am
Filed under: Television, Work

It feels like I am on a rollercoaster with my work life lately.  Some days like today are good and I feel relatively happy.  Other days like yesterday, I get so anxious before work that I was sick.  This is not a good situation and I’m realizing that even though there are days like today when everything is calm and productive that the other days are taking their toll on me emotionally (and now physically too).  I’m absolutely terrified of change, but I know that nothing ever stays the same, the only constant is change.  I’m not sure what the future holds for me.  I have yoga class tonight and I know that will be a gigantic help to me.  I missed last week due to the jeep being stolen.  Maybe I will be able to remember how to breathe and eventually relax a little bit.   I think that Mark Cuban should be voted off of “Dancing with the Semi-Famous” tonight.  I am worried about my Helio tho.  It wasn’t his best dance and I don’t know how many fans he has.  I’m afraid he might be in the bottom two.  Just what I need right now, another thing to worry about.