Monday, April 27, 2009

Very surreal...

Ok, so my parents and I work for the same school district. This morning about 5:30 from my dad, I get a call that went about like this:

Dad: Whatcha doin? (this is his normal greeting!)

Me: Sleeping. (Duh, it's 5:30, this is what normal people are doing)

Dad: Well, you might have to take me home from school today.

Me: Ok, why?

Dad: Greg died.

Me: (still in the stupor of sleep) Greg? Greg who? Uncle Greg?

Dad: Yes.

My 39-year-old uncle (ten years older than I am) passed away about 3:00 this morning. He had a seizure, went into cardiac arrest and then died. He has been married about 5 1/2 years, has a 4 year-old son, and a 17 year-old stepdaughter. This is not how I expected my morning to start. I wasn't that close to him, but it's a huge shock.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New stash!

This is the newest yarn to enter my stash. This is a Koigu KPPPM in Bobbi Jo Color way. This is my first Koigu. I can't wait to cast on with it!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009


1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak - I love this book!!!!!

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s
parents, not children).
a. James was older

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

Where the Wild Things Are

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I got it!!!!!!!!!! Hermione Bagnold is amazing!!!!

My kit came today!!! Hermione Bagnold is amazing!!! Here's Bella checking it out for me! She gave me the okay to open each little package!

So here's all my little packages, all wrapped up in Harry wrapping paper!! And Bella's ear on the side, she had just turned away and that floppy ear made it into the picture.

Here's my whole kit with Bella in the way, she's such photo hog!!!! There is 2 skeins of Knit Picks Essential Kettle Hand-Dyed in Wine and Gold, a set of Knit Picks Harmony size 2 circulars, a set of Australian animal stitch markers, coffee!, a gryffindor statue, Bella got a stuffed owl and some bones which she promptly swiped!!!

And the most amazing bag!!! I couldn't get the color to come out right. It's a deep royal purple and has Knit Picks Harmony needles at the top of the bag. I wouldn't want to have given it up either!!! It is already filled with all of my belongings!!!!

Oh, and this didn't make it into the picture, uh, because I was wearing it!!!! It also didn't photograph well, it is red venetian glass beads with little flowers on it! This is definately going to be on my wrist everyday!!!!
Thanks Hermione!!! I love it!!!!