Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mmmm, Lazy Sunday

Now Playing:
Viva La Vida
by Coldplay

I really haven't been up to much of anything in the past week. Mostly just working, knitting and chillin' in the evenings.

Here's the progress on Stu's robe:

Hubby's Robe
It's the back piece. I have about 10 more inches left on this piece... I have a lot left to do still. *sigh* I am having a hard time wanting work on it, but only because it's such a plain stitching. Knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, purl... *yawn*. But, I love my hubby, so I keep going! =)

Although, I did buy a brown sheet and a light blue sheet from the thrift store the other night. I actually went to get a coat because the zipper is breaking on the one I have now. I couldn't find anything I liked, so Ryn and I browsed the store a bit. I've been wanting to pull our bedroom (and every other room in the house) together visually for a while now. I found the perfect two sheets to start the ball rolling on that(Thanks Ryn for volunteering to call Dad and talk him into it, haha.) I just threw the light blue sheet on our box springs for a dust ruffle and tossed the brown sheet over our exsisting comforter and "Voila!", new look!

Old Look

New Look

New Look
And for just 8 bucks! Nice what a change only a couple things can make, huh?

Decor Project
Next, I plan on painting this pink monster dark brown. I'm excited!!!

Heaven in a Tub.
Here's a little fluffy heaven in a tub... Can you guess what's it's for?

S'mores Pie
I've been craving a S'mores pie for about a week and a half. I finally made one today. I just made a graham cracker crust with butter and a little sugar, filled it with chocolate pudding pie mix... easy peasy. And then, the "pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance"...

S'mores Pie
Here is it with the heaven (marshmallow cream) on top! I can't wait to dig in tonight! Hey, that'll be my new begging line! "Pretty please, with heaven on top?"

I've also had a craving for old movies lately, especially those with Sharon Tate. Hey! It's not creepy! I really like her. So, what if the only way I found out about her was through coming across something about the Manson Family that spiraled into a thirst for any information on that case. Pffffft! She's beautiful and I love watching her.


5 star rate
My favorite right now is Auntie Mame. Love, love, love this one!!! It gets five yarn balls. Rosalind Russell is BRILLIANT in this film and the interaction between Mame and Miss Gooch cracks me up something severe. It's even made Stu laugh as he gets caught watching it as he passes by.

2 star rate
Next is Eye of the Devil. It only gets two yarn balls because I found it boring and the story flat. I had to make myself keep watching it to finish... and I only did that because I'm a completist (if that's a word). The only thing that saved this one from no yarn balls is that it had good cinemetography and Sharon Tate.

Rating Coming Soon
Next, I'll be watching Don't Make Waves, another Sharon Tate film.

Rating Coming Soon
And from the library yesterday I got Holiday with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and...

Rating Coming Soon
The Trouble with Angels, another Rosalind Russell film (with Hayley Mills! I haven't watched her since the old Parent Trap when I was a kid!)

Well, I'm gonna watch some Ghost Hunters and knit now. Have a lovely Sunday evening all!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Where In The World Is Pixie San Diego?

Now Playing:
When She Was Bad
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I've been gone a long time. Of course I can't tell you everything that's been happening, but I'll give you a little update.

I'm still working on Stu's robe (no new pics right now) and now I'm also working on this Zig Zag Ease blanket...

Zig Zag Ease
It's for a secret recipient and I'm a bad girl for even starting it. I am trying to work on getting Stu's robe done first before doing this one any furthur. Hopefully I can still get it done in time for why I'm making it. I am a true sufferer of Castonitis. *frown*

This was just something humorous to see; coaster mania!

The Coaster Craze
...Complete with evidence of our current Dexter addiction. We actually added Showtime to our cable so we could watch season 4 on demand. We couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD.

Christmas Cookie Cutters
I got some Christmas cookie cutters. See the little ones there? Well, I used them for this...

Christmas Cake Pops
Christmas cake pops!!!

Christmas Cake Pops
I did trees (seen here), gingerbread men, candy canes, bells and christmas ornaments and gave them away as gifts. The flavors were lemon, strawberry and chocolate.

I found something disturbing while making them...

Christmas Cake Pops
Here's some strawberry cake and frosting mix for some cake pops... Uh... Is it just me or does this look like cat food?!?!

Now time for presents!

Rudolph the Glove-Horned Reindeer

Rudolph the Glove-Horned Reindeer
...and he's wearing the scarf Ryn knit me for Christmas.

Christmas (50s Car Pink) Computer
Christmas (50s Pink Car) Computer
To: Me
From: Santa

Christmas (50s Car Pink) Computer
Complete with Windows 7 and fancy guages!

Christmas Sushi Kit
Sushi Kit
To: Me
From: Ryn

Christmas Star Trek Scene It
Star Trek Scene It
To: Stu and I
From: Bruce and Marissa

Christmas Color Printer
Color Printer
To: Me
From: Stu

Christmas Chopsticks
To: The Family
From: Ryn

Christmas Chopsticks
...with beatiful dragonfly details on them!

In other news:

I have found a job as a medical records retrieval agent. I had to take a dollar pay cut, but it's a pretty good job. I interviewed for a receptionist position there a couple weeks ago, but didn't get it. I'm still trying to spread my wings and have talked to the assistant manager and the HR assistant about other positions in the company. We'll see where it leads.

Also, we should be trying for another baby this month. Wish us luck.

Hugs, love and prayers!