Big Sky Mind

November 29, 2007, 8:31 am
Filed under: Knitting, Television, Work

Remember how I was saying that my best day ever was 197 hits?  How I was hoping to go over 200 by the new year?  Yesterday, I had 561 hits and I have already had over 190 today.  People love Helio.  Unfortunately, now that Dancing With the Semi Famous is over, I don’t know how much news I will have on Helio at least until the racing season starts again.  So we are back to the knitting.  I’m halfway done with the last dishcloth.  I will be excited to get the projects I’ve been working on for awhile finished up so I can start some new things.  Today I have drive thru training at my new job.  My old store didn’t have a drive thru so this will all be new to me.  I’m a little bit nervous.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Happy Thursday everyone!!


Hooray for Helio!!!
November 28, 2007, 10:17 am
Filed under: Knitting, Television

I have to admit, I was nervous.  I really thought that maybe Mel B. was going to win Dancing with the Semi Famous.  I would probably have been okay with that, she was my favorite of the women from the very first week.  But when they announced that Helio and Julianne had won, I was so happy for him.  He is such a nice person and always smiling and willing to give a fan an autograph or pose for a photo, you just can’t help but root for the guy.  My favorite line from last night was when he said he was going to put his mirror ball trophy between his two Indianapolis 500 trophies.  That is pretty high company for the mirror ball.  He was lucky, Julianne is probably the best of the professional partners right now, she’s won the last two seasons in a row.  So Hooray for Helio and Julianne! <a href=”http://Hanging  with Helio“> Even tho I am having kind of a busy week training for my new job, I did start the last of the holiday dishcloths yesterday.  Nothing really to show yet.   Just a little FYI, yesterday was my biggest day ever at BigSkyMind.  I had 197 hits!  I’m aiming for over 200 before the end of the year.  So thanks to everyone who is reading, I really appreciate it.  Feel free to comment anytime, I’d love to hear who you all are and where you’re from.  Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!!! 

The Inflatable House
November 27, 2007, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Holiday

My friends and I have enjoyed a very special holiday treat for the past few years. There is a house just north of 91st and Ditch road who like to decorate their yard front, back and side with giant inflatables. We have had many conversations about the nature of why these people are so in love with the holiday inflatable yard ornaments. Someone even suggested that they invented the inflatables and they are just promoting their wares. All I know is that I love it so much and I look forward to viewing it every year. This year you are in for a special treat. I’ve taken some photos to share with you.
Inflatable House 2
Inflatable House 3
Sorry, they are on the blurry side. Tough to get an acurate portrayal. It is so awesome, I did get a close up of a Santa stuck in a igloo.
Close Up of Santa In Igloo
I highly recommend that you make the trip to get a first hand view if you can. I just can’t imagine what their electric bill must be this time of year. It is really a highlight of the season for me. Coming tomorrow, Dancing with the Semi Famous Finale wrap up and maybe a little bit of knitting.

First Impressions
November 26, 2007, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Knitting, Television, Work

That is what the call employee orientation at my new job. I’m not really a “new” employee, since I worked for the same organization several years ago. My first impressions are that I’m going to like my new store. It’s busy, but they seem to have lots of staff so it’s never overwhelming. Everyone seems to be busy cleaning and stocking when there aren’t customers which is good. I’ll keep you posted as to how my retraining is going. I did some knitting over the holiday weekend. I completely improvised a hat for baby Reece. I made one for his dad last year for Chirstmas. It’s pretty darned cute, if I have to say so myself. What do you think?
Reece's Hat
Can’t wait to see him in it! I made another holiday dishcloth yesterday, I’m down to one to go. I think putting them away every few days, then picking them back up is really working in getting them finished quickly. I worked on the Argosy blanket all day on Saturday. Except when Simon was sleeping on it. I think that Darling Husband Carl may have to wrestle Simon for that blanket when it’s finished. Or he may just have to get used to Simon sitting on him constantly!
I mailed my knitted squares to Kay at Mason Dixon Knitting today. If you made up some, send them to her asap, they have to be to her by the 30th.
And finally tonight is the finale for Dancing with the Semi Famous. Please don’t forget to vote for our favorite dancing race car driver Helio. Maybe if we all get together and vote he will win, I sure hope so.

November 22, 2007, 8:14 am
Filed under: Thanks

There are so many wonderful things that I’m thankful for, I’m sure I will forget some. I’m thankful for my family, Darling Husband Carl and Oscar and Simon, who bring happiness to my life everyday. I’m thankful for my good health. I’m thankful for all my loving wonderful friends who I couldn’t survive without. I’m thankful that I found yoga. I’m thankful that I can bring the peace and joy that yoga brought to me to others in my teaching. I’m thankful that I have found a new job that will let me be happy and healthy again. I’m thankful for my knitting, a process that brings joy to me and to the people I make things for. I’m thankful for my beautiful home and that I can share it with my family on this special day. I’m thankful for all the love and joy in my life. I would like to share with you the saying I finish my yoga classes with: “May the longtime sun shine upon you, may all love surround you, may happiness guide you gently on your way. Hari Om Shanti, Shanti, Peace, Peace. May their be love in your hearts and joy in your life. Namaste. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Catalog Calvacade
November 21, 2007, 1:04 pm
Filed under: Family, Pets, Random, Television

We always get a lot of catalogs in the mail. Generally, I like this. But this time of year, it is really redonkulous! We get at least this many every day we get mail.
Daily Catalog Ration
It is madness, I can’t even read them all. I think in the new year I am going to look to get myself and Darling Husband Carl off of some of the catalog lists we have been on. You’ll remember I was trying the other day to get a photo of Simon hanging out in his favorite place, his tube. Yesterday, I had some success. Sorry about the slight red eye, it’s dark in the tube, probably why Simon likes it so.
Simon In His Tube
Now for all the crazy Oscar fans out there, I know you’re out there saying “What’s up with all the Simon photos? Sure he’s fluffy and all, but we want our Oscar!” Well, here you go, he was helping me when I was taking the catalog photo.
Oscar Wanting Attention
Oscar Super Close Up
There, hopefully that’s enough Oscar to satisfy you all. Now for just a few random updates. I am having 22 people for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, but I feel like I need to quantify, only 15 are adults, 7 are kids, and they never eat anything much anyways. We are acutally buying them a platter of chicken tenders. Very, very relieved that Helio made it to the finals of Dancing with the Semi Famous. I must say I am COMPLETELY over Marie Osmond! She is not a very good dancer and it is just wrong that she is in the finals over Jennie. Marie better not win or the show will lose it’s credibility, think Sanjaya people!!! If you’ve never voted before, please vote for our guy Helio! He’s good, he deserves to win. Tomorrow on BigSkyMind, things I’m grateful for. Now if you will excuse me, there is a turkey breast calling my name.

Two Days to Turkey Day
November 20, 2007, 11:03 am
Filed under: Family, Knitting, Television

Darling Husband Carl and I are hosting his family for Thanksgiving this year. We finally came up with a count of people last night. 22. This is a major undertaking. I’m happy that his Mom doesn’t have to deal with all the stress. And actually, I feel confident that we have things pretty well under control. I’m off to the store for more provisions, so here is a quick knitting update photo for you.
Knitting Progress
Not too much getting done these days truth be told. I worked on the holiday dishcloth last night during Dancing with the Semi Famous. How bout our buddy Helio? Two, count ’em two, perfect scores! I don’t even have a guess on who’s going home tonight. Hopefully it’s Marie, but as everyone keeps reminding me, she does have the Mormon vote. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.