Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do You See What I See?

An empty loom!!!!!!  Yay!  So that must mean that I finally finished weaving my latest project!  Yay!!!

So, its not finished yet.  It's been off the loom just long enough for me to take pictures and start blogging!  But, that means I'm on the home stretch!  Here's a pic!

Yeah.  That's all I have for now.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Go Ahead, Dance Like an Idiot

Yeah.  I said it, I'm crazy.  So I've had this song stuck in my head all day.  And by all day, I mean, I heard it on the radio on the way into work this morning (at 7:00am), and every single moment that my mind has had to space out today, I have mysteriously found myself whistling and humming it...  I even had to work really, really hard to not break out dancing when walking around at school.  I'm sure that would go over really well with the administration...  And guess what, its one of those songs where I know about three words and can only hum the chorus, so that's been it all day.  So, by 8:00pm when I get home, you'd think I'd be sick of it because I've been humming the same four lines and three words all day, but what do I do?  ...  I, instead, choose to get on Napster, look it up, and also find the lyrics online and listen to it 18 more times because now that's really the only song I want to listen to...  wah wah.  I'm a nut job.  Wanna know what makes it even crazier though?!  The song... yeah... its "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5.  Wah wah.  Anyway, I also just tried to go to youtube to watch the music video (which is also totally weird), and this is what youtube gave me... um...ok?
Cool... thanks?  Lol.

Can I also say that I kind of love how dancing like an idiot is kind of the style right now.  It cracks me up, because you can NOT be in a bad mood while you're dancing like a fool!  So, here's your task tonight:  I challenge you to try to be in a bad mood while you dance as crazy as you can.  Here's a song for you to try it to:


Monday, October 24, 2011

Stuff and Stuff

So!  Guess what?!  I wove this weekend!!!  Yay!  However, there's not really much to see in that department because it looks about the same as it did when I started, there's just more done.

However, Thomas and I went to the Art of Sand Festival in Viera on Sunday afternoon.  And it was a good way to spend part of the afternoon.  There were sand sculptures made by artists from all over the world, so there was a lot of different art.  Here are some pics!

 Yay fun!  So, anyway, its Monday, so I should actually be working right now.  So... I guess I should get back to that!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something Relating to Weaving... FINALLY!

So, this weekend I had my first full weekend off in a long time!  Yay!  So, Friday, after work I ran up to Cocoa and Merritt Island to scope out some yarn stores!  And I did not come home disappointed!  Here are the delights of my day!
First, I stopped by Knit and Stitch in Cocoa to check out their selection, and you can tell from their webiste, the tiny little store has yarn EVERYWHERE!  Floor to ceiling, wall to wall.  It was overwhelming considering that I have not even thought about my next project since I can't seem to get anywhere on my current one!  But I got the great yarns above there.  They are 100% sugar cane and unbelievably soft!  I've never worked with sugar cane before, so I'm excited to try it out!  I'm thinking about some type of lace pattern with these...

 Then I went on up to Seaside Stitching in Merritt Island for some Conjoined Creations yarn.  Since I have begun weaving, Conjoined Creations soysilk yarns have, by far, been my favorite to work with.  So, since Seaside Stitching carries it, there was no way I could pass it up!  Turns out, the owner can order pretty much whatever I want from the company, so I'm super excited to work with her once I get some free time!  (Try next summer!)  Anyway, I picked up the yarn above because I just couldn't resist the vibrant colors!  It's a nylon and cotton blend that is incredibly shiny and silky, so I'm excited to try something out with that too!

All in all, it was a wonderful shopping excursion... now if only I had time to weave!  I guess that's a little too much to hope for!  :)

Movie Update:  So, Thomas and I have seen a couple of movies lately, even though the pickings at the theater have been pretty slim...  So, a couple of weeks ago, we saw "Killer Elite", and it was ok.  A little slow moving for a Jason Statham movie; the action parts were good, but they were just few and far between.  Though, Clive Owen with a mustache is certainly a sight to see!  :)  Then, last weekend we saw "Real Steel", and we loved it!  It was funny, entertaining, action-packed, and heart-warming.  We definitely left the theater smiling!  Here are a couple of movies that we're looking forward to (you can check them out, watch trailers, and everything on
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Immortals
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Mission Impossible 3: Ghost Protocol
And last of all, I would like to end on a quote that I heard on NCIS yesterday afternoon.  It was said by Tony DiNozzo, and it was probably the best relationship advice you will ever get from his character.  He says it to his girlfriend, Jeanne, when she asks why he's waited so long to take their relationship to the next level (aka: sleeping together), and he tells her its because he's looking for something more in a relationship.  "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." ~Tony DiNozzo from NCIS

Monday, October 10, 2011

When I Really Should be Working...

So, I've had a crappy day.  Nothing went seriously wrong, nobody died, no big blowouts, it was just crappy in a lot of little ways.  A:  We had school.  I mean, come on!  We got redonculously bad weather all weekend (don't even get me started on my weekend!), but then Monday comes, and *poof* GORGEOUS!  Boo!!!  B:  I'm so overwhelmed right now that I feel like I'm holding back tears every moment of every day.  During my planning today, I just sat in my room and stared at nothing.  C:  I slammed my hand in the car door this afternoon.  Yeah.  But nothing's broken, it just hurts like no other.  Awesome.

I know that this entire adventure is just that: an adventure.  And everything is such a blessing from God.  But, right now, it feels like a trial disguised as a blessing.  On the outside, it looks beautiful, wonderful, exciting.  But step inside the bubble, and *bam* hurricane!

If you couldn't tell, I did NOT get my to do list from over a week ago finished, and so the loom has gone untouched for yet another week.  However, I do have Friday night and Saturday off this week (I don't even know what that feels like anymore!), so I'd really love to check out some of the yarn shops in the area.  I know there are a couple.  That is, of course, if the hubs wouldn't mind letting me have the air-conditioned car on Saturday!  ;)  So, maybe, just maybe, this weekend, I will have a post that actually pertains to weaving.

Well, since this entire time, I should have actually been working, I should probably get going.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  ~Matthew 11:28

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Well, it's Saturday again, which usually means I'm in for another weepy blog post.  However, since the hubby is not up yet.. slacker :)... I thought I would blog now, before the day could get all mushy and philosophical!  So... what's on the blog menu for today?  I have a big long to-do list that I'm dying to get done because I REALLY REALLY want to weave.  You know, work on that scarf that I started like a month ago and haven't touched since.  But, Thomas is working a short shift today, so I've got less time than usual to get everything done... So here's the list.

  1. Finish grading French tests
  2. Grade French papers
  3. Finish grading History tests
  4. Enter grades in the gradebook
  5. Plan lessons
  6. Type up lesson plans
  7. Work on my growth plan
  8. Pay bills
  9.  Clean my desk (it's thrown up all over the room again)
  10. Laundry
  11. Fix chicken casserole
  12. Catch up on my ESOL class
  13. Fix Thomas' wallet
  14. Clean out the fridge
  15. Breathe...
That's all I can think of right now... but I'm sure there's something else I need to do too.  So, let's see if I can be super woman today!