Its been a busy couple of weeks, my life can mostly be summed up like this...
I have boxes piled higher than me and still it feels like there is so much stuff still lying around. I'll definately have to do another couple of Good Will runs as well as a garage sale after the move is over. Thankfully professional movers are going to do the bulk of the work, but the matter of getting the accumulation of seven years in this house is a serious pain in my posterior. I'm trying to do the whole slash and burn thing, but I'm a packrat at heart. And the strangest things are spawning at the bottom of my closets I am discovering... old cosmetics.. check... full bottles of good alcohol that no one drinks... check.. costumes from pirate parties long past.. check.. clothes that are several sizes too small... sigh.. check... a pair of roller skates I've never warn in public... oh ya check baby...
Five more days and I'll be in my sunshiney yellow house - yahoo!
The white trim is purdy inninit? I stopped by today and half of the floors are done - I should have taken a picture but I left my camera at work. Blasphemy I know! So with the new house I'm branching out some with my hobbies and trying to learn how to keep my garden alive. So here is my first stab at growing some veggies from seeds. There is a running bet that they wont last a month but I am much more optimistic. I'm going to be bugging Heidi a lot I'm sure with various gardening questions.
That little tray came with these peat disks and you add warm water... and the disks PUFF UP. And seeds and cover it up and it turns right into a plant sauna. After only a few days - voila - sprouties! I have a bad habit of overwatering so I'm trying to wait till the dirt is actually almost dry before watering. It seems to be doing pretty well. I'm going to have to take good care of them and maybe I'll even have tomatoes to eat at the end of summer.
The Autism 5K has come and gone, and I finished! Wendy and Mr Spazz also ran - unfortunately I was super late getting there so we didnt run together - although I'll have to admit that there was more walking than running in my case. I probably ran half the course and walked half - doing intervals of running till I might have had to use the very conveniently available Paramedics and then walked till I recovered a bit then ran some more.
My sister is getting us to sign up for the Carlsbad 5000 in May and that seems like a little more intense a race (meaning everyone runs not being slackasses like yours truly). But I'm going to put that as my next goal, I have to take the training and practice a little more seriously, every other day - and not using rain as an excuse to slack - I've got a gym at work. The spirit is willing.. the flesh.. lazy as hell. Heidi and Wendy are interested in doing some more regular running too so there is hope for me yet!
Just so you dont think that I live dangerously, or take any risks... BEHOLD - Ms. Bird likes it RAW, lives on the EDGE, and thats right.. she is ALL about EXTREME baby. (Why am I talking in the third person, I make fun of people who talk in the third person.. must.. stop.. now) You see that? That's the range meter in my Mini Cooper. I had THREE, count it, THREE miles left before your's truly would be pushing the Little Red Rocket to the gas station. The adrenaline rush... was... uhh.. nevermind. I did make it to the gas station.
And just so ya'll don't think that this isn't a knitting blog (not that it matters, Its my blog and I can post about roasting peanuts all day long if I want to) - there has been some knitting in between the packing and the hellacious week at work.
Behold, very slow progress on Lady Eleanor, 60lb puppy dog shown for scale - she's turning out to be much more the size of a lap blanket than a scarf, but MAN it is soooooo warm. The angora still is pretty annoying but im looking forward to being wrapped up in it on cool spring nights. This is about 3 skeins in and I have 4 more to go. I haven't started anything else but I do have the Orangina KAL with the Sexy Knitters Club waiting in the wings for when this is done.
And... for my finale... some yarn porn for you ladies - at 50% off too! I got these all at The Grove which is a very nice little yarn cum bookstore. (heh.. heh..)
Three skeins of Twisted Sisters 50% silk 50% merino worsted weight in a delicious grapey color- a whopping 590 yds/skein - enough for a sweater! (nevermind that I haven't knit a sweater yet - that day will come soon)
Oh.. April 6th 6:30PM at the Grove - anyone want to go to the Knit Salon? If its lame we can walk over to Rebecca's. I'm taking all of next week off to move and I'm sure I'll be able to get that evening out of unpacking.