Monday, May 31, 2010

viva las vegas!

Who’s that guy I’m with? Why, that’s my long lost husband!


Before we knew we were moving to SF we had planned a trip to Vegas with D&R. The timing turned out to be pretty good since Joe and I hadn’t seen each other in three weeks by this time.

So how was Vegas? Awesome! Of course, I am biased… it’s one of my favorite places to go. I am such a gambler at heart. Heh! D&R treated us to Viva Elvis and Penn & Teller while there. Both shows were really great, but if I had to choose would probably go with P&T. But really, you can’t go wrong with either one.

Vegas has really grown in the two years or so that we were here last. Unfortunately, it means that a lot of projects that were started before the great mortgage debacle of ‘08 are at a standstill, but they have still managed to get most of the City Center completed despite all that.

This restaurant inside is spectacular. It’s the Mastro’s Ocean Club and looked just amazing. Next time we go I’m going to have to get a reservation just so I can say I ate in the floating bubble.


I was able to get quite a bit of knitting done on the 4 hour plane rides there and back. I started working on Wisp since I figured it would be an easy no brainer item to knit on the go. This really is going to be beautiful once it’s done and great for the weather out in SF.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

more stuff!

Oh, hi there! Guess who is in yet another funk? I was going to write about three things that I was happy about today (which on Sunday would have been cake), but just can’t seem to pull that together at the moment. Pathetic, yes?

So, on to other things… Yesterday my manager brought me a St Joseph statue to bury in my yard and of course it POURED the rain all day and it was entirely to gross to even think about digging. It seems to be a bit drier today, so hopefully I can bury the poor guy him this evening. I feel a bit odd about this procedure. I mean, I feel like he can help me out, but then I feel bad about not only burying him but he needs to be buried upside down. I guess so he will help to sell my house and then I can dig him up? Just go with it.




I have been steadily working on Ishbel as of late. Crappy picture due to a lost camera. Yes Joe, I seem to have misplaced the camera after Saturday’s festivities. I have a call in…


I have realized that moving into a smaller place is going to necessitate a lot less storage place for my crafty type items. What that really means is that I need to put my big girl panties on and work with what I have. That also means that I need to do a major culling of my cross-stitch patterns. Anyone out their interested? I have lots and may have some things you are looking for.

ps: I can’t get so SF soon enough

pps: hope St Joseph works out

Saturday, May 15, 2010


OK, so not the most cheerful post, but really? Why is this OK?

I was in a bit of a mood when I left work yesterday and then this was right next to my car. I guess if I have trash cluttering up my car it’s OK to dump it anywhere.  *sigh*


Sunday, May 09, 2010

a note on etiquette

Lately I have been thinking about etiquette and how our general lack there of creates unnecessarily uncomfortable encounters with people. Interestingly, I had a conversation about inappropriate behavior last night at dinner with some friends and the majority of these stories could have been solved by someone having read a basic book on etiquette (otherwise know as, how to interact socially with other human beings). No giant tome required, just one of those little paperback ones would have sufficed for most of the stories.

I think I may have found the problem. I went to Books-A-Million yesterday and this was every etiquette book they had in stock. Now, I am not blaming the store since they stock what sells. Obviously, this is not a popular subject.


At least I know I’m not alone in thinking this. While poking around the internets I found this very interesting blog.

Monday, May 03, 2010

much complaining ensues

It’s been a tough few weeks. Lots of sorting, cleaning, and much fussing at each other as Joe and I try to sort out our lives before he heads to SF to start his new job. I will be staying behind while the house is put on the market (anyone looking for a nice, barely used home in Charlotte?) and find out whether my employer is willing to let me work from the other side of the country.

It really isn’t so dire as it sounds. Things are coming together and we are feeling good about all the things we have accomplished so that this transition goes smoothly. It’s not so much the things that need to be done, but the emotional toll that a move like this creates. We are leaving family and good friends. Some are really supportive and some, well, some are not and that makes things tough. It’s hard when people you care about are so negative about something you are excited for and can’t seem to see that the negativity is practically a self fulfilling prophesy of sorts. Oh well… on to other sad news…

The bunnies.

Little Rosey

and Roscoe

I am trying to find a new home for my two wee ones. A good portion of the apartments we have looked at in SF do not allow pets. There’s a chance that it will be fine, but I don’t want to be down to the last week here and find out they can’t come along. So in the spirit of being pro-active I am looking for someone who would like to have to bundles of cute to add to their family. They need to stay together and at three pounds each they’re really like one still tiny pet.

Let me know if you or anyone you know is interested…