Class at 8 am was long, but I actually got a lot accomplished. I worked on the face assignment that we have just begun working on. Basically, we have to take a photograph of someone's face, I chose to work on my nephew's 2 year old face. (He's just a little older than 3 now). It's a fun project, but it's tedious.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Class at 8 am was long, but I actually got a lot accomplished. I worked on the face assignment that we have just begun working on. Basically, we have to take a photograph of someone's face, I chose to work on my nephew's 2 year old face. (He's just a little older than 3 now). It's a fun project, but it's tedious.
Monday, February 27, 2006
I found parking immediately today upon arriving at school, which was fantastic. Not usual for a Monday noon class.
Anyhow, class went by very quickly, but I managed to come up with my logo for the stationary assignemnt we're doing for our own personal company. Anyhow, once it's finalized, I will post a picture of the logo I came up with. But I am very happy with it - and it looks pretty funky. Our teacher (whom we have for 2 other classes) gave us back an assignment from our Thursday class with her. The exam I had on Quark Express. I got 17/20. I lost dumb points for dumb mistakes. Oh well. I will accept my 17/20 and deal with it! I am curious to see my other grades, as she still has a bunch of assignments to correct and get back to us. She's a little behind, but promised us that she would have all of the outstanding corrections done this week. She said this is the week she will concentrate on us. (I guess she's been busy with first semester corrections!)
I worked out for almost an hour, arranged to see a trainer on Wednesday and Friday of this week, and then on my way home stopped for groceries. I realized we were out of a lot of condiments and also main ingredients for things that we had in the house. Needed some more juice, fruits, some veggies, milk, etc. Got what I needed and then headed home.
Wasn't in the mood for dinner, so I ate a pear. Watched 24 on TV with Jamie. We taped the premiere of Apprentice as it was on at the same time as 24.
After 24 I got into a conversation with an old frind, Zahava. She's the one who had baby Jonathan-Bram (didn't realize it was hyphenated) a week ago today. We started talking, and we made plans for tomorrow. After class I'm going to rush home, do a few things I need to take care of around the house and then head over to visit. We have a lot of catching up to do. I think I am going to stay for dinner. She invited. She got the baby blanket I sent in the mail - it arrived today. I am glad they loved it. She couldn't believe thaat I made it. Anyhow, it will be very nice to see her. I am very excited. I saw some pictures that her husband's sister put online, and it was great to see pictures of them. I can't wait to see their property and catch up.
Anyhow, I must go shower and finish up some laundry and get my ass into bed. Early class tomorrow morning.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
In cleaning up I found 1 ball of yarn hidden in my stash, for the blanket I wasn't sure if I was finished or not. I will takes pictues of it once it's finished. I will add the ball of yarn that I found - I was actually debating whether to go to the store today to buy 1 more ball, or even maybe 2 - but since finding the 1 - I took it as a sign to just crochet 1 more ball and end the blanket. So I will finish it hopefully in the next few days, as I have other projects to start, and a swap project to finish also!
I also came across the pile of knitting needles and accessories today that I had. In the stash were afghan hooks. They look like crochet hooks, but they aren't. I have tried googling them, and can see pictures what it looks like to use an afghan hook, but can't find anything how HOW TO use it. I could just use them as crochet hooks, they look about the same exact size as it would be in crochet hooks, but I'm curious about this afghan business. If I can't find anything more, I'll ask around.
This evening I finally showered and got my ass over to my parents house for dinner. Dinner was yummy chicken and it was delicious. It was nice to hang out for a little bit at my parent's house.
After dinner, cam home, starting watching Grey's Anatomy, but then got interrupted by a phone call. At least I had a tape going on for it, so I won't miss anything! Anyhow, I'm off to bed. Maybe I'll get a good night's sleep tonight.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Anyhow, more later.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Here above is a close up of the blanket. I think it came out VERY nice. I hope they like it. Well, I hope baby Jonathon likes it!
This morning I got up, showered, finished up some homework, and eventually Daphne and I got ready and left to my class at lunch. I sent off the baby blanket at the post office next to class, and then headed to class.
My class lasted 3 hours long, and we received back our Chair project. I received 17/20 but then lost 2 marks because I handed it in a week late - so in the end I got a 15/20. (75%). I am a little disappointed that it wasn't a little higher of a grade, but I will bite my tongue and accept that grade.
Daphne checked her email for most of the class (3 hours - I feel bad - but she wanted to come) and was very patient. I got an approval for a "Drink Bar" Restaurant Menu that I will be creating for this class. I'm very excited to start working on it.
I didn't miss much but a workshop period in my morning class this morning - I am actually kind of very happy that I got to sleep in today. I feel a little bit better that I got to sleep in.
After class we headed to this store that Daphne wanted to go check out. We parked and then realized that at the pay machine there was 2.50$ sitting in the return change slot - so we got free parking. Daphne wanted to check out Lalique - as Montreal is the ONLY North American Retailer. Turns out that we're about the same price as Brazil to buy these crystal jewelry items. A gorgeous pair of earrings that I saw - 675$. Ouch. Gorgeous though. Clear crystal gorgeous. (Most precious crystal that exists in the world is what they sell) Actually I think those were Baccarat (or however you spell it).
After Lalique (which is located in Oglavy's), we went to Urban Outfitters. Everything there was over priced, even though I wanted to buy like everything.
Then we hit up Payless and I found 2 pairs of shoes. Actually a pair of shoes and a pair of boots. The boots were liquidated at 9$ and the shoes at 8$. However it was buy one get one free. In the end, it was 9$ + 4$ = 13$ plus applicated Quebec Sales Taxes. GOOD DEAL! I am loving it! (Both pink - the shoes and the boots!)
Then we headed to the mall near my school - I wanted to take her to Le Garage and then to a fave jewelry store of mine. Where I bought a necklace and Daphne got earrings.
Then home. We chilled. Ate dinner. I took Tylenol for a headache and felt better after eating food. My blood sugar level was low from dehydration and low food intake today. I was a little nauseas, but that soon cleared.
Since my friends was having a Speed Dating Event - we went to check it out - since Daphne wanted to see what it was all about (she'd never heard about it before) and so we got dressed up and went. Well - let me tell you it wasn't what I thought it would be. My friend couldn't even talk to me, since she was in the middle of trying to get a date herself, and told me that she didn't have the money for me for the freelance work I did - that it would be mailed to me.
Daphne and I decided to walk around a little downtown first, but it started getting a little cold. We ended up inside this fancy looking Jean Coutu - and bought more Jewerly - all earrings on sale!
We just got in. I made chocolate chip muffins (hubby requested) and now I'm going to go crochet and maybe watch an episode or two of LOST.... since Daphne's writing in her journal, and doesn't mind that I watch some TV where she's sleeping! Tomorrow I'm picking up her boyfriend at the airport at 9:30 am, he arrives from Rio de Janeiro. Saturday they're off to Quebec City, which is good by me because I am in need of my space back and also I'm dying to go to the gym.
Tomorrow I'm playing tour guide around Montreal - not really in the mood to do so - but whatever! I'll survive! I'll get through it.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Slept in today, and then eventually we got our act together and left the house.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
On my way home, the yarn fairy stopped by again. But this time I think she left the yarn there a while ago and I was just blind to see it. A TON MORE YARN! AHHHH! Are you kidding me? I brought it inside my house - but had to leave to go to pick up Daphne from the train station. I didn't have a chance to go through it - but .... it must be my lucky day... There was more Gedifra in there - I don't know how many exactly, but black Donatella number 2014 (which I believe is discontinued - but I definitely have enough balls for 2 sweaters probably! Also - was a bunch of NORO! (Colour number 22) I found a stock image off the net - as I didn't have time to photograph it yet, but I will soon. It looks like this - but mine looks more stripped with a dark red. I havent counted out how many, but there must be around 8-10 hanks! (I think that's what it's called when it's like this - a hank?) This stash has a high value rate - and GOD BLESS THE YARN FAIRY! It was just my lucky day. There was a bunch of random yarn in there - and well I almost feel like going and returning some other yarn that I bought as I have enough yarn now to last me until 2015 or more! It's crazy. I don't understand it - but it's like I won the lottery or something!
I picked up Daphne and then did a return to Zellers that I had been meaning to do for a while. Phew! Got that checked off my list! We then went for lunch to my favourite place that makes whole wheat pizza and Daphne liked the food there.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Today in class I worked a bit on my personal stationary assignment (I need to create a business card, stationary, envelope all with my "business name" on it and create myself a logo.) Talk about HARD! I don't know what kind of logo to create for myself. This is soooo hard. Hopefully I'll come up with something soon.
Towards the end of class I worked on my Mask Assignment in Photoshop that is due tomorrow morning. I started it on Thursday and worked on it this afternoon and finished it this evening. We had to use Layer Masks, Vector Masks, Adjustment Layers & clipping group. I had to do several things using these actions.
I hope I get a good grade on the assignment! It's only worth 15% of my final grade - I honest thing it should be worth more than that.
After class I came home and watched another 2 episodes of Lost: Season 1 and then headed off the gym. I worked out for just over an hour and I feel great. Came home, showered, finished off the above Mask assignment, ate dinner, watched 24 with Jamie at 9pm, and now I'm going to go straighten my hair and watch 1 more episode of LOST! I am dying to know what happens next!So happy I have it on DVD to watch and don't have to wait for the weekly episode!
I still have a few chores to do before Daphne gets into town tomorrow - but I think I will manage in the knick of time!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
After Michel & Louise left last night I went into bed with Season 1 Disc 1 of LOST and started watching. Only thinking I'd watch 1 episode and go to bed, I was HOOKED. I ended up watching 3 episodes and going to bed after 3 am!
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
After class I came home and read some emails, caught up on some blog reading and then crawled under a blanket on the couch and watched 2 movies one after another, and finished my swatch for the socks I want to make. I watched the movie Proof, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Hopkins, it was a little slow but I thought it was okay. The second movie I watched was The Weather Man with Nicolas Cage and Michael Cane. It was also not bad, but not the greatest movie I've ever seen.
This is my swatch. Just before I figured out how to bind-off. Took me a while - but there was a good description in Stitch 'n Bitch and I also used the Knitting Answer Book for help. My stitches are too many for the 4" square that the pattern has, so I called up Jenn and figured out to use a sock pattern generator on the internet. Printed one up - but I can't figure out how to cast on onto 4 needles. I kind of have something on the needles, but I don't know if it's right, etc, so I think I am going to wait for some help. Just to get it going. Jamie requested a pair of socks, and I have the same yarn in brown, so I'm going to make myself a test pair first, and then once I know what I am doing - make him a pair!
This evening, Jamie's dad and step-mom came over for dinner, I made fish and she made a salad (I LOVE HER SALAD - it's all in the dressing!) and they also brought us a bottle of wine. I also got a present from them - a bunch of bath & body stuff (I will never say no to bath & body stuff!)
I played the first poker game tonight, my mother-in-law convinced me to.
Off to bed. I'm ZONKED.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Laura made lunch for the both of us today, that was very sweet of her! It was nice to have a homemade lunch rather than spending money, and I think we're going to rotate bringing lunch - one of us brings on Tuesday and the other one of us brings on Thursday. (Our only 2 days during the week with 2 classes one after another pretty much). She made pasta (whole wheat for me) with sun dried tomato pesto. It was really good. Mmm!
Our afternoon class with our new teacher Andrea was amazing. We really truly learned a lot! I am so very happy about that. We learned more today in class than we've learned all semester long so far with the other teacher Benoit. Benoit did come today for 2 seconds to pick up our Chair project. I wonder what I will get on that - it's still being marked out of 20% of our final mark and not 15% like we were told it may be switched to. I hope that I get a good mark on it - I ended up actually putting work into it in the end. I wonder how long it will take for us to get our mark back on that. No idea. Maybe next week? That would be nice! I hate the waiting period in between handing something in and getting it back!
Tonight I babysat Lucas & Vanessa again, and I brought my camera with me to take pictures but I accidentally left the memory card at home - so I couldn't even take any pictures. I am very disappointed about this - because Vanessa and I made a pink beaded necklace and bracelet set for her, and she put it on and it was very cute and she was just all dressed in pink and so adorable. What a cute kid. Next time I guess I will take a picture - but I wish I could have tonight.
They fed me dinner, and it was so delicious I got the recipe. I will let you know when I try it out if it's any good making it on my own. It was a pasta with a shrimp & garlic sauce. Delicious. I've been very adventurous lately with trying new things, so why not!
I worked on my swatch for the sock I'm knitting, and the kids watched the movie Ice Age. They went to be when told, at the time their mother asked me to put them to bed. Vanessa wasn't really feeling well, but went to bed. At about 11:10pm, while I had the TV on in the background lightly, as I was concentrating on my swatch/gauge (pictures to come tomorrow), Vanessa woke up and started screaming. This was about an hour and a half after they went to bed. She was shaking, she was boiling hot (fever) and screaming/crying on the top of her lungs. I put a wet wash cloth on her to make her feel better and called her parents to come home.
They came home pretty fast - they had gone out for coffee with my parents after going to see Beatlemania here in Montreal.
Anyhow, I have to finish my assignment for class tomorrow, due at 9 am!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Laura treated me to lunch today, as she owed me lunch from the last time we went out and I paid. We went for Greek food and it was delicious. After lunch I got some scrapbooking goodies at this store across the street from the restaurant and then ran back to school (a little late).
In our afternoon HTML class, we worked on slicing images again - and we also learned that my teacher will be at a conference all week next week - so we have no class next Tuesday afternoon. That works out well for me, seeing as though, I have Daphne from Brazil coming in Monday at 5pm via Toronto (where she has been for the past week and a bit until she arrives chez moi). We were supposed to have a quiz in HTML - which was postponned from last week - but he forgot - oh well. I don't mind! I handed in my HTML CV project, and I am sure I will be getting a nice 10/10 on it - not to be cocky or anything!
Did groceries on my way home from school for dinner tonight - Jamie asked me to pick up the ingredients for the stir fry he made me for dinner tonight. Got home, realized I forgot to pick up the chicken for the sirt fry, so I went back out and picked up meat.
Jamie cooked me dinner. How sweet of him. He even got me a card - the first card he gave me that had the word WIFE on it :) I love it. This is our first holiday since being married that he was able to get a card with the word WIFE. I love it. I think I'll get used to this! I didn't get him a husband card - they were too cheesy, I actually got him a funny love card instead of a cheesy v-day husband card. :) Gotta love shoebox. For his 30th birthday back in December I got him a cheesy card "TO MY HUSBAND" lol... got my kicks then!
I ate dinner, shared a bottle of wine with Jamie, watched American Idol, then crawled into bed for a massage. Jamie decided to go to bed (as he has work tomorrow) - I came here into my office and worked on the files for this flyer for a speed dating event next week being held in Montreal.
I am sooo happy that I can sleep in a little bit tomorrow morning. I love having Wednesdays off!
Hope everyone had an amazing Valentine's day - whether extravagant or not!
Monday, February 13, 2006
Came home, did a few things around the house, responded to some emails and then headed off to the gym to work out for an hour. I felt so great after going, even though it took some motivation to actually get my ass there!
After the gym, Jamie & I ordered dinner. When it got here, Jamie signed for it - since we put it on his credit card and after the guy left, 30 seconds later our doorbell rings. It's the delivery guy asking if we made a mistake on the tip - asking for more money? WHAT THE HECK? Jamie closed the door in the guy's face. He didn't like what Jamie tipped him - so he asks for more? I've never seen this before, definitely very strange.
We watched 24 at 9pm - boy am I glued to my seat (at the edge of it) for the full hour every week. I can't stop watching it - and hate that there is a week in between!
Well, I should get to bed. Early class tomorrow.
Hopefully Valentine's Day tomorrow will be a more pleasant day - minus my two exam/quizzes! Ugh! (WHICH I DID STUDY FOR! While on the machines at the gym -lol!)
Sunday, February 12, 2006
After getting up, I did a few things around my office for a couple of hours, not too sure where time went. Eventually I got into the shower and then did an errand on my way to the west. I went straight to my Aunt's house - where the shiva was taking place - as my parents were there already, and I was going to help serve dinner. I showed my aunt & cousin Jenn my hat that I'm crocheting (trying to anyhow) and figured out that I'm doing it right! It's just a test (sample) but it's working out correctly, so I am very happy about that. I will photograph it shortly. I keep forgetting and now I'm too tried.
I helped serve, even though there was plenty of other people serving, and chatted with my cousins, which was nice. I hope Jenn will come with me on Wednesday night to the knitting meeting at Second Cup.
My Aunt has the craziest SCRAPBOOKING CLOSET in her little den. I LOVE IT. I know where to go now when I need some supplies, lol...
After leaving my Aunt's house, I had dinner with my parents and brother & sister. It was actually nice, just the five of us, no significant others, and no husband of mine. We ordered in pasta, which my brother & I picked up, and it was delicious. I won't say no to pasta! Whole wheat pasta nonetheless.
I stayed for Desperate Housewives, then went home while my hubby taped Grey's Anatomy for me. Watched Grey's Anatomy at 11pm while straightening my hair with my lovely ceramic hair straightner curtosey of my sister (I LOVE IT - CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT!)
Get to sleep in a bit tomorrow, for my class is only at noon. I do have some errands to do in the morning, so I don't want to sleep in tooooo long! I can't believe I didn't crochet a single stitch today... I guess my hands needed a break, but oh well. Tomorrow!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
This is Vera with the scarf that I made her. I had some leftover yarn from something else I was working on, and so I made a scarf for her. She was very happy to receive it - as she was bored of the one scarf that she owns! Glad to make her day! This is my FIRST picture taken with my Rebel XT!
This is me on Vera's couch, she wanted to play around with my new camera. So I let her take a picture of me. Notice the ziploc bag on the couch with yarn on it? It's the project I'm currently working on!
We decided to watch the movie Just Like Heaven with Reece Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. Mark is HOT HOT HOT! The movie was really cheesy and dumb, but that's exactly what I needed. Something light and didn't have to think about. During the movie, I worked on my blanket that is my current WIP and Vera was like "Well, if you're working on that... then I have a scarf that I started knitting 2 years ago...." and she pulls it out, and started working on it... I am trying to convince her to come on Wednesday night to 2nd Cup for the knitting get together! That would be nice! We'll see if she comes with!
I went back to sleep - slept in past noon. After getting up, I watched the movie Chumscrubber with Jamie. I enjoyed it - however all the characters were messed up! Just the way I like it! Glenn Close, Rory Culkin, Ralph Fiennes, Lauren Holly, Carie-Anne Moss, Allison Janney, Rita Wilson - all excellent actors in this movie. I was very impressed with the cast.
Took a nap after the movie for a bit, and then I got a nice back rub from my hubby, which is rare, so I appreciate them when they come!
Went out to do some errands. While out, I bought the ingredients I needed to make dinner. Dinner was a whole wheat lasagna. I already had the cheese, and the noodles at home, I just needed the ingredients for a homemade sauce (not the same kind as my meat sauce that I made the other day). Came home, made the lasagna. My hubby came home from hockey and we ate the lasagna which was delicious (damn I make a good lasagna) while enjoying some nice Merlot. (Which he had one glass, I enjoyed the rest of the bottle!)
We watched some hockey on TV, (Canadiens were playing) and then after the first period, we watched Survivor, which we had on tape from Thursday night. After Survivor ended, we watched some Olympics (women's mogul skiing or something like that - Miss Heil from Canada got Gold!)
While watching Survivor and the Olympics I started working on a single crochet hat - as I decided that I wanted tonight to be the night that I leared how to make hat. The hat came to me in a dream last night. (I told Jamie yesterday that last night I'd dream of a million dollar idea - and that in the morning I'd have an idea to make us rich - somehow I dreamed of a crochet hat.... but I doubt that will be my million dollar idea?) I am not sure if I am doing it right - but I am going to see if my cousin Jenn has any pointers tomorrow when I see her, I'll throw the hat I started working on in my purse, and bring it along. I'll steal her into a private room (at her mother's house) and ask her opinion! (so Jenn - beware! I'm stealing you for a few minutes tomrorow!)
Ok, I'm about go to pick a movie, and crawl into bed with Jamie.
Friday, February 10, 2006
I worked on some homework and finished my HTML CV project that is due on Tuesday. That's done, burned on CD and ready to go. (So happy about that actually, one less thing to worry about or stress over).
I also needed to work on my Visual Communications project, since it's due on Monday now (after the extention from last week). Anyhow, all week I've been pondering on what to do... what to do? So today, I sat down, and for the taking something out of it's usual context and placing it somewhere unusual... I came up my sheep knitting it's own sock with it's own wool. Where would you ever see that? I don't know if it works, but I saw an image which I posted on my blog yesterday, and decided to use the sheep knitting, but actually coil his own wool from his body, to the actual sock. I hope it's good. I will try to come up with something else over the weekend, but if not I'm handing this in - and that's it. It's only worth 5% of my final mark - with 2 other items each worth 5% as well, for a total of 15% for the entire assignment. We'll see how it goes, but I'm not worried.
I love the song Lose Control by Maria Mena and Stay by Lisa Loeb.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Tonight I had Iris over and we had dinner together and we went over her photographs as she's applying to two different photography schools here in Montreal, and she wanted my opinion, so I gave her my honest opinion. I liked some and some were just not what I would use for a photograph entry portfolio. You know? Anyhow, it was good to see her, and she also bought my old Rebel off me tonight. FINALLY - SOLD! Good. Less stress on my shoulders, of paying for my new Rebel XT! It was hard parting with my first professional digital camera, but even though I have a new one, a better one, I'm still attached to my old "baby". It was the first camera that made me start liking digital photgraphy. I kid you not. Although I can't remember the first image I ever took with the Rebel, I do have a lot of good memories with using it - and great memories (PICTURES!)
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Last night, after finishing watching 24 on TV with Jamie - I get a phone call from Laura asking me a question on our photoshop assignment that was due this morning. Anyhow, to make a long story short - I only half did the assignment right - and was up until almost 2 am with Laura on the phone doing the assignment correctly. And I got up shortly after 6 am this morning to get my butt to school, and so I am running on no sleep right now.
So I got to class today, no idea how I managed to stay awake in class from 8-3:30pm, but I did. I have an exam in Photoshop next Tuesday, and today was a review for the exam. In our afternoon HTML class we learned how to slice images for the web - apparently one of our toughest classes this semester on information - as shortly we're going to start dreamweaver and it's all going to get easier. Next week we have our 6 page HTML website CV due - and I am glad that he went over mine - I'm going in the right direction.
I am not too sure how I made it home keeping my eyes open. I probably should NOT have been driving. Bad move. But I had to get home. I did a few things around the house this afternoon - very half assed though - slugging my butt around - as I have no energy and no motivation today.
Jamie went to my cousin's grandmother's funeral today, which I feel horrible that I couldn't make (due to school and midterms next week (review this week for them)). I also wanted to go to the shiva tonight, as it was the first night - but just can't make it. I am going to go to the shiva tomorrow - with Jamie tomorrow night after dinner. (Shiva = Jewish mourning period for the immediate family that lasts 1 week - and friends and family go to pay respect. Immediate family that is mourning (mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter, husband or wife only sit on special mourning chairs).
I got 4 more postcards in the mail today from the postcard swap - which means I only have 1 left to receive! Today's four were awesome cards hailing from the USA, Spain, and Australia!
It was pretty cool to receive a postcard from a blog I read! The above postcard is from Lisa.
This next simple yet elegant card is from Natascha in Spain!
And my last postcard for today - with my fortune is from Melissa in KY, USA. I love the sewn dog - it's fantastic. It's actually a photograph printed on a postcard - but I think it's beyond me! I can't sew like that!
Monday, February 06, 2006
Got my 5th postcard from the postcard swap - this one from St. Louis, Missouri, United States from Martha Winger. Very different, and I love it. Let me tell you - I am really enjoying getting mail these days. I can't wait to get my craft swapper's name, so I can send out more mail - and receive some more too! So exciting! I love getting goodies in the mail - don't you?
I also got Elle Canada in the mail today with a renewal notice. 12 issues for 12$ plus taxes. Do I want to resubscribe? I am debating it. The original reason that I got the magazine was for photography school. I was into fashion photography and there was no point for me to keep buying the magazine off the stand for 5.50$ an issue, when I could mail order it and get it for 1$ an issue. So I send in my name and money for a subscription. That was a 2 year commitment coming up and I don't think I want it anymore... I don't really read much in there as there aren't that many good articles, and there's nothing really exciting to collage with either! Ok - I think I made my decision - no renewal. Save myself 12$ plus applicable taxes! I am going to shred the renewal notice/application before I change my mind! Done. Ok, I feel better. I think I made a good decision.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
I did also manage to clean my bathroom. I got motivated to give a good clean in there. I cleaned the toilet, the tub, the sink and the floors. Maybe tomorrow I will wash the walls in the tub - was going to do that tonight too - but decided I should sit down and start my homework (due tomorrow).
I will be getting my new camera in the mail tomorrow - SO EXCITED. It was overnighted to me on Friday night, and I am hoping that I will get it in the morning before I head to class.
This is my self-portrait that I came up with today, for my project that is due tomorrow. There were three parts to this assignment. The first part - we had to make a coin with an image of how we feel about the Canadian Economy. The second part was a self portrait without using our picture. I am so sure the teacher will be able to tell it's my selfportrait by just looking at it. I hope she likes my collage - I'm very happy with it. The third part - which I am stuck on right now, is creating a picture of something we are used to seeing in one context and putting it in a different context. I am just NOT sure what to do for it. It's not due until noon tomorrow - so I have time tomorrow morning to finish it if I don't come up with anything at all tonight. But I am seriously hoping to finish this before going to bed. The example the teacher gave us - is taking a stop sign off the street and putting it in the sky (for airplanes). Why can't I think of anything that clever? Geez! I really am stuck. I guess I'm having a creative block right now. All I want to do is crochet, or write, or do other things besides working on this third part of the assignment.
I am not that big of a football fan, so I didn't watch the superbowl this evening, actually I didn't watch ANY TV this evening. I actually was parked on my butt in fonrt of this computer and TRIED accomplishing this assignemtn I'm currently working on. 2/3 done - not too bad. Well, I better get working on the last part. As I said, I'd rather have it done tonight, than wake up worried about it tomorrow. Goodnight.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
This morning Jamie & I went to the gym for just over an hour. I did my usual routine, a bit of abs, a cardio machine hardcore for 30 minutes and then cycling on a stationary bike for 30 minutes while reading more pages in the book that I'm STILL trying to finish - Girls' Poker Night. I am more than halfway done now, just got to find more time to read (and more time to crochet, and more time to cook, and more time to clean, and more time for....)
I always feel fantastic after going to the gym! That in itself is motivation.
I am so sad to see my Graflex Crown go - but I had to sell it. It was just sitting in my house in my crawl space, and if I left it there too long, it would be a waste - someone else should enjoy it! I almost made back what I paid for it - which is good, because it was definitely an impulse buy. It was such a good looking camera, that I wish I was so rich that I could have one just on display in my house. But these cameras sell for 200-300$ US depending on the condition and the quality and what accessories you have with it - and I was lucky I got just over 200$ Canadian for it. Exactly what I was expecting.
This evening Jamie & I watched two movies - the first one Redeye and the second one The Man. Both were just okay - but Redeye was better. The Man was also funny - but dumb funny. It was nice just to sit on the couch, watch TV and crochet! There hasn't been a "REALLY GOOD" movie out there lately to see. Anyone have anything to recommend?
Friday, February 03, 2006
I'm not even sure where that is - so I'm going to google it. So I just found this map. She lives in Quito, which is big and bold on the map. That's pretty cool. I'd love to go visit Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, etc... I want to travel the world, of course, who doesn't! I'd like to go to Brazil, Panama, Argentina, Australia, Japan, China, oh you name it... All around the world. My dream. Also, another dream is to travel the USA in a Winnebego, to every single US state! Some I've already been to - but not with Jamie. This would be something for us to do in our retirement.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
In our afternoon class - Phillipe decided to only show up for the second half of the class, which to be honest, he should have been there for the first half of the class, as that was where there was more theory, etc. Anyhow, to make a LONG story short, (as to be honest, I'm sick of the situation and story and just want it to end) Phillipe agreed that yes there is a language barrier, and that he will be making a decision by Monday and he'll get back to us during Monday in class. He said that a lot of the issues that were brought up could be fixed, but that if he were to replace Benoit, that it would be a language barrier issue, and nothing else. Phillipe is a cocky person and as a francophone himself doesn't get what's going on - but at least he sees the language barrier. I will update more as the situation progresses (as hopefully it will progress rather than not happen at all).
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
- Knit and Purl Mama
- I am a 30-something mom who knits, and takes pictures, a lot. I am a mother to 3 adorable boys, Sean (Dec 2006), Mackenzie (June 2008) & Quentin (Nov 2010). This is my journey through motherhood, photography, the books I read, life in general and knitting, of course. Oh, and other crafts too!
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- ► 2010 (363)
- ► 2009 (367)
- ► 2008 (366)
- ► 2007 (410)
- Seeing Old Friends
- Re-Acquainting With an Old Friend
- Crochet Hook vs. Afghan Hook
- FILES: FOUND!
- I Used Your Razor To Shave My Back
- Tour Guide Me
- Finished Baby Blanket
- Daphne's Here
- Cold Sunday
- 9 Balls of Free Yarn
- The Swatch
- Long Day Thursday
- Happy Valentine's Day
- Strange Delivery Guys
- My Ugly Bathroom
- Crochet Hats
- The Knitting Sheep
- Parting With Old Stuff
- Cleaned My Blinds - FINALLY!
- My New Baby: XT!
- HELP?! Creativity Block
- Self Portrait
- Special Delivery
- Postcard #4 - all the way from Ecuador!
- Beautiful Postcards
- WIP & Another Postcard
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