Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone gets to spend the day with loved ones and friends and remembers all the things they have to be thankful for. (I realize that sometimes family makes it hard to be thankful...LOL). We are all truly blessed even if we don't have all the things we think we want.
I'm thankful for my family, my friends (I have some of the BEST), that I have a roof over my head, plenty of food to eat, clothes on my back, a good job and I live in the greatest country ever.

Eat everything you want, because remember, Holiday calories don't count. Ha Ha!!! And if you can, find a little time for knitting.

I will be spending the day with my family and hope to still have my sanity by the end of the day. They think I'm a bit nutty for knitting, but I keep telling them that I knit so I don't kill someone and thus far it seems to be working!!

Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Don't forget to go vote

Ok, like anyone could forget with all the media hype.

I did go vote this morning and the lines weren't too terribly
bad. I went after I dropped the little boy off at school, so
I got there right at the end of the early morning rush. I had
to stand in line for about 30-40 minutes. While I was waiting
in line to receive my ballot, there was a woman at what I would
call the "problem" desk. You know, the desk for people who are
listed as inactive voters or they can't find where they are supposed
to vote, etc. Anyway, I was very disturbed to hear this woman
say "Well, I have many different IDs with many different names".
What the crap is up with that???? She was still arguing with
them when I received my ballot, so I don't know if they gave
her a ballot or not. I realize I'm not exactly the smartest
person around, but somehow I just don't think that it is a good
idea to flaunt around (loudly I might add or I wouldn't have
heard it) that you have many different identities. Now this
may have been a complete innocent case of she has been married
and divorced many times and just keeps the IDs as souvenirs,
but the whole conversation was disturbing because of all of the
talk of possible voter fraud. I'm keeping my fingers crossed
that this wasn't voter fraud, but just a clear case of stupidity.

As you would imagine, I was the only one in line knitting. I
cast on for a pair of plain stockinette socks to work on in the
line. I'm using the Pumpkin Pie colorway I got from WhiteWillow
at Etsy last fall. I'm in the need for some fall color and neutral
color socks. Most of mine would not fall into that category.
I'm about 80% done with my Crimson Pride Jaywalkers and will
probably work some more on them tonight. I haven't decided if
I'm going to watch most of the election results or just a recap
later in the evening. Fortunately I have several shows saved
in the DVR that can save me from the talking heads.


I finished the socks for the little boy on Sunday. He was super
excited and wore them to school yesterday.

Other than that, I threw my back out Saturday and I'm living
in the fun world of anti-inflammatory drugs and ice packs. Basically
my sciatica nerve is inflamed. It is a little better since I
went to the Chiropractor yesterday and I go back to see him again
tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a good election day and doesn't have to stand
in lines that are too long.