Wednesday, February 25, 2009

...and I'm back.

Ive thought about coming back so much over the past year and lately its been on my mind to start up again. It seems that so much has happened in the past year and found so many new friends and new hobbies. I will start with this:

In August we met a couple at a Rancid show from our hometown that are in a car club. We have since joined it and bought a car. I cant tell you how much fun we have had in the past months. We have met so many new and interesting people at drag races and car shows. Car culture is a crazy thing, at least it is here in the south.

I have been knitting too, not as much as before the car club though. In the next few days I will start taking more pictures of it and uploading it to Rav and here. I really want to get back to blogging because I feel now more than ever I have something to say.

If you are curious about what Ive done, I have literally hundreds of pictures on Flickr to show you. Including a brand spanking new tattoo. I ended my year last time with a tattoo and its only fitting I start a new blogging year by showing you my newest one. Its a week old and this tattoo means a whole lot to me.
New tattoo
Just click on it to get the full description.

I also plan on doing some sewing with some kick ass vintage patterns Ive been collecting. I'm still making up my mind about it though.
Simplicity 4237
View 3 would be the one I would make...or maybe this dress?
That's it for now...and hopefully it wont be another year before you hear from me again.

Friday, February 22, 2008

I am just going to ignore the fact that I havent posted in a couple of months k?

I've been knitting and have lots to show you but for now I am going to show you my tattoo I got last week.

First tattoo

I promise to post again soon. I have a very exciting project to show you.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Holidays are finally over::headed to San Fran::packing too many clothes...and an extra suitcase for goodies::still learning my D40 for the best pics in SF.

Hope your holidays were as good as hers...

More pictures later...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Scrooge you!

I am officially tired of Christmas. It sucks big hairy donkey dick. No money + obnoxious in laws = sucky ass time.

I never celebrated Christmas until I was 23, when Brody was born. I grew up a JW and escaped in 1997. My first Christmas with the Randy was really different though and I went all out. I decorated that damn tree 3 different times to get it just right and I think I burnt myself out. We hate putting up a tree and if we wanted to be scrooge-parents we wouldn't put up one ever. But, I want my kids to enjoy Christmas because after all, I never got that as a kid. Having a 2 year old and a kitten this Christmas means your ornaments do not stay on the tree and you tend to find a kitten at the top every now and then. To be honest, this does not stress me out because again, I don't care about how perfect the tree is. I actually love it because I know one day when the kids are grown and we have the perfect tree I will be missing these days.

On another note, we had to take family pictures last night. Lets just say that we will probably wait another 5 years to take family pics again. Jbean wouldn't stay still, the middle wouldn't smile, and the oldest knocked down the background. Yeah, good times. This goes under the obnoxious in laws category because she won a gift certificate and made us go and use it before the end of the year. I think we will be lucky to get one good picture. I know that we will look back and laugh and be happy that we did it but right now its all too fresh in our minds. haha

In music news, when we go to San Fran next week (OMG THATS NEXT WEEK!) we are going to try to see Rev Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy. I think we might be taking the couple that is going with us but lets just say that they are NOT the type to go to these types of shows. (READ: Not punk at all) This should be interesting, very interesting. We also just found out that Tiger Army is coming to Tulsa in Feb and we are totally stoked about this. This is the most listened to band in our house at the moment. (although Beat on the Brat by the Ramones is a close second. There is nothing like your 5 yr old singing along with this song, indoctrination has begun.)

I also just wanted to say thanks for your comments in the last post and we are doing much better now. I officially changed my birthday to the next day and was a much better day. I also made sure to check out my other kitties and they are all healthy so that makes it a bit better.

I leave you with a pic of my latest finished object this is after all a knitting blog right? It only took me 5 days and I really liked making this. I will venture out into other lace projects now. I hope to post one more time before Scroogemas but if not, Happy fucking Holidays! :)
Wisp from More on Ravelry...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

RIP Sammy

One of the kitties
I had a great post planned for today, after all it is my birthday. But this morning I took ole Sam to the vet because he wasnt feeling well at all and I learned that he had Feline Leukemia and he had to be put to sleep. He was in a bad way and is in a better place now but it still sucks.

This was taken earlier this year, he was a weird cat that liked to get under the covers and he was always sweet to the kids.

We will miss ya Sammy.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I planned on telling you about my latest project that I casted on for to go with a fabulous dress, but I received this picture from my GIL (girlfriendinlaw) today.

This is Rob my brother. About 2 months ago he called me ecstatic from his car somewhere in san fran with a sewing machine and the cabinet strapeed to the top of his car, Arkansas style. He had found a machine in the original cab for about 30 bucks and was thrilled beyond belief to start sewing. He is having a baby girl in March and has promised his gf a boppy pillow and more.

I am even more excited because in 23 days I get to get on an plane and come see the asshole. The husband and I got a free trip for 3 days (and no its not a timeshare thingy.) I am planning on engorging my self on all kinds of ethnic food and bringing home an extra suitcase of fabric and yarn. Randy really does not need clothes right?

Randy and I also hope to go see these guys here. Maybe even convince the other fab Rachel to venture out to see me???? hmmm? whatcha think?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

belated Thanksgiving

Even though Thanksgiving was last week, I am going to say that I am very thankful for my family and our health. I think someone else is thankful too.

This is Harp. I found her in the grocery store (Harp's) parking lot last Monday. She was almost ran over by a little old lady who had stopped in the middle of the parking lot and the kitten was panicky and climbing up into this lady's undercarriage of her car. I had both kids and Clay was already in the car when I wheeled my cart with Jbean over to her and laid on the ground to fish this cat out of her car. The little old lady said "Honey she's gonna scratch you." Haha uh yeah. So I wheeled Jbean, holding this kitty over to my car wondering how in the hell I was going to put Jbean in the car and not freak out this cat. I knew if I let her go she would run and get seriously hurt. At this point Harp was growling and hissing like a feral cat and I knew she was freaked out. Thankfully this other lady who saw me helped put Jbean in the car and was looking for a blanket to put the kitten in. I found a t shirt in the trunk and wrapped her in it only to be bitten by her. She wasn't letting go either and I knew I was in for a ride. We rode home with the middle telling Jbean to be quiet because we need to "whhhhiiiissssper." It was pretty comical, only I would be put in this situation.

I put her in our large dog cage and fed her. She was mean and would hiss and spit when I would enter the room and I was grateful for the leather gloves that were too small for Randy. I only had scoopable litter to put in the box and she proceeded to splash her water everywhere and water and scoopable litter only makes cement. (Randy that might be a cheaper alternative to concrete for your jobs.) The next morning I called my vet and the humane society to find out what in the world to do with her. My vet urged me to have her rabies tested which the only way to do that is to put her down and chop off her head and send it to the health dept. Well, I just couldn't do this. So I talked to a very nice man at the humane society officially advised me to get her rabies tested because she was wild and bit me. UNOFFICIALLY he told me how to tame her. I took his advice and later that afternoon bought some tuna. I soon had her in my lap (with gloves on mind you) and was feeding her tuna and cleaning her cement out of her fur and paws. It turns out that her mom must have cleaned her a lot because she just loved me cleaning her and after feeling a little bit more secure started purring. She was injured (she had hair missing and her back legs didn't work very well) and I was worried but with good food and a warm bed she has been healing very fast. It took her a few days to not hiss at you and she is now a normal kitty running around tormenting the dogs and trying to be friends with my other kitties.

She's turned into quite a sweet kitty that wants to be in the same room all the time. I am just very thankful that she is ok, and to Randy for not griping too much about cat #4, yes we have 4.