Sunday, June 29, 2008


All ready
I couldn't wait any longer so off the little guy came, and into the house.

I chopped it up with some fresh basil and popped it into my pasta dinner.

I've got plenty more on the way.

In other news, I finished a little project..
Baby Kimono

Friday, June 27, 2008

Un-tagged MEME

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
OOOO thats a good one. I was like two weeks out of my sophomore year of high school. My best friend had just graduated and I had met the man (then teenager) that would become my husband. More importantly than all that I was recovering. I was 16 and had just had a breast reduction. I had given up buy new bra and started wearing two, a sports bra and a regular one. This might be the strangest and bravest things I've ever undertaken. I've had the new ones longer than the old ones, but I still have some back problems. I can say that I've inspired more than one friend or family member to follow suite.
2) What are 5 things on my To Do list today?
-Make Brownies, for the ice cream fun extravaganza at afternoon break tomorrow.
-Pick up Veggies from the CSA! Yummmers
-Water the plants, basil, tomatoes, egg plant, pepper and the budgie plant
-Run the dishwasher, yuck its stinky, it takes a lot of dishes and its just me
-Mildlessly read my book on the back porch, which leads me to wonder why the neighbors lawn furniture has moved.

3)Snacks that I enjoy
- Chips (kettle chips), sugar snap peas, cookies, cheese and crackers, cheese and apples

4)Things I would do if I was a billionaire
Pay off the college loans, the house, and the cars
Pay for the cousins to go to college
Start my own yarn/art/fabric store
Spend the next year traveling
Buy my parents a place on the beach and in the mountains

5)Places I've lived
Baton Rouge, LA
Bellevue, WA
Moscow, ID
Lawton, OK
Clarksville, Tn

6)Jobs I've had
House Cleaner
Clerk @ Nature's Pantry, a health food store
Office Girl/ Yard Manger - neighbor's Repo Lot (best ans crazy job I've ever had)
Waitress Lefty's Cafe (started as a short order cook, and moved to waitress, my boss said I was "bubbly"
Sub Teacher in Lawton OK
Office Worker for the Red Cross
Waitress at the now closed Cafe 541
Medical Technologist (lab girl) Horizon Hospital
Microbiologist Breathitt Vet Center

There you've learned something about me

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Well sorry about that. I have been here this whole time but a combination of busy, nice weather and friends have prevented me from sitting down for more than like 10 minutes. In fact on Monday I was taking out my garbage and before I new what was happening I was at Cheese Burger Charlie's and going to see the new Adam Sandler movie. When did I go back to college?
So now then, The Budgies who live in my plants has two babies! I bought fabric and a purse pattern. One tomato is quite red and very salmonella free. I finished up and started some projects. Had a great weekend and plan on having another.
Here are some pictures of the fleece project that Bluebird and I worked on two weeks ago.
Wool pre-wash YUCK!
Pre-wash (and kinda out of focus)

Wool wash round one
Mid wash

Wool wash round 3
Final wash

Finished wool
All done out in the sun

I was amazed at how little work it was to wash the wool but we have a ton of it and its going to take a while. Sunday afternoon might be carding day.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Happy Blog

So I was ready a rather well known blogger who just celebrated her 3 blog-birthday. Which got me to thinking, I've had this blog for 3 years too. And I'm not near as cool. I did take a huge chunk of time off to spend with my vox. Oh well kept trying then shall we.
Happy blogging. and happy fridays!!
ps Beer, friends and a nice evening are a great combo.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole

At 2:55 this morning I rolled over, opened one eye and looked at my super large digit'ed clock. "ahh good, he got a ride home and I can sleep out the last few hours in peace" as soon as I rolled back over and found the cool side of the pillow my phone rang. DRAT! Even if you know that a mid-night phone call is coming it still scares the piss out of you, and you can never not sound like you're stuck in a watery cave. The Hub and I make a rule of making sure friends never have to go to post by themselves or return from the international date line alone. So up I was at the ass crack of dawn. This was were while driving in the dark I slipped down the rabbit hole. I didn't notice it had happened until the morning light.
All seemed normal, but as I was driving in to work happily drinking my french press coffee a guy starts waving at me from his jeep. WAVE WAVE WAVE, window down. Mmmmmm this is worth the laugh lets see. After a brief stop light conversation with a man who thought "he knew me" and wasn't sure "I was from around here" both answers were NO! The light changed and I nearly wet my pants laughing. All was going well at work until my mid-sixties bossman came into the lab and stood there by my bench and stated for all those who could here (he talks very low) "I need my ears swabbed" WHHHHHAT, "Claire does that human stuff" was the boss lady's reply. So there I was swabbing my bosses old man ears. The man is a PhD is Micro I sure as shit hope he knows how to collect a sample on his own. It only went down hill from there. The bursting out in laughter for no reason from lack of sleep and strange events. The fact that we ran clean out of usable blood plates, followed by my clinching of the May Quality Star award.
My advise to anyone is, take the beer. When someone offers you a beer at 4am take it. Say "work sucks, I'm calling in sick" and drink the beer and maybe another one. Go home get back into bed and tried to start the day all over again much latter. Because if something as strange as beer before breakfast is offered you know its not going to be a normal day.