So remember when I thought I had ordered the wrong color of Classic Elite Bam Boo for the scarf I’m knitting? Turns out, the color is indeed Bougainvilla. Flamingo is the pale pink. Of course, the skein I received is from a totally different dye lot than the original two skeins. I don’t feel like ordering/returning yarn on and on so I think I’m just going to cast off on it. It’ll be a short scarf. Maybe I’ll add a button or something. I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed because I really would have liked it a bit longer, but I am not one to have unfinished objects sitting in my closet for lengths of time. I like to either finish things up, or take them apart.
For our anniversary, Drew got us a gift certificate to Lobster Anywhere for one of those packages with the live lobsters that they overnight to you from Maine. We’ve never cooked a lobster before and thought it would be a lot of fun. Well, due to work schedules and children it hasn’t been easy picking out a day where someone can watch the boys so we can get the package and cook up all the goodies. Somehow the stars aligned and tomorrow was supposed to be the day.
Supposed to being the key words here.
The guy from Lobster Anywhere just phoned Drew and the Fed Ex guy never took our package. ::Sob!!!:: But before we got too disappointed, they are going to make good. Because we can’t just pick another day for the live lobsters, he’s going to change our package around and give us two jumbo lobster tails instead of the live crustaceans, and said something about throwing in a dessert as well. So the lobster tails (along with the other goodies already included in the package – stuffed shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, and clam chowder) can be frozen. Well, maybe not the chowder. But that’s okay because I’ll be ready to devour that! At any rate, it’s hard to be upset because the guy really felt bad about it. Our new package should come on Thursday, so I’ll be looking forward to checking it all out.
In the meantime, Drew and I will do something else fun — probably get a late lunch somewhere. It’ll all work out, but it’s just so typical of our luck!
I finished my first mitten on Friday night. Now I just have to work up its pair. I *finally* settled on a pattern for this Manos. (For those following along, this poor yarn has been 3 different projects already.) I’m using Berrocco’s "Melinda" pattern, but instead of reverse stockinette on the cuff I just did garter stitch because I was lazy. Not bad for my first try. Once the mitten’s mate is finished I have to get serious about working on my shawl and not distract myself with these other little projects.
Earlier today I was researching payroll software for small businesses and was suprised how many different kinds there are out there. I’m vaguely familiar with some of the big names, but that’s about it. Some of the smaller brands seem just as good and are probably just as easy to use. I’m glad I’m just the one who was asked to look into it, though, and not the person who has to do payroll, LOL!
When I was really keeping up with SparkPeople earlier this year I was doing so well with my weight loss! Now, I really don’t have a ton to lose, but enough. At any rate, back in April I got down to 147-148, and now I’m back up into the low 150s and just haven’t been feeling the healthiest, so it’s back to square one. (Though I was up to 160 in January, so at least I haven’t gone up that high — I’m wavering between 151 and 153.) Drew is feeling the same way, and it’s so much easier to do this together and keep each other motivated. I’m hoping I can get down to 140 by my birthday (October 26). I think that would be the best present that I could give myself!
Several months ago (thanks to my mom and dad), Transformers fever hit Chez Carol and hit it hard. The movie and all the toys and paraphenalia have only added to the craziness. And it’s not just Jake. Drew is kind of crazy about them too. And okay, I’ll admit that I think they’re pretty awesome as well. A while back Drew found a black t-shirt with the Autobot symbol at Kohl’s and absolutely had to buy it. But check this out: light-up Transformers t-shirts. (Found on a friend’s LJ). Dude! OK, maybe that would be a bit overkill for me, but still… Dude! Light up! Transformers! More than meets the eye!
I’m one of those women who loves jewelry. (And lucky for me I have a husband who like to purchase it! Ha!) But seriously, now that Noah is out of the stage where he’s constantly tugging at my earrings or necklace I’ve been wearing more again. I have several really beautiful pieces that Drew bought for me over the years including an amythest necklace and earring set, a saphhire pendant, and some beautiful pearl jewelry, too. I have a set of gray pearls as well as a gorgeous set of red pearls. I have an old pearl necklace that I think used to belong to one of my grandmothers, as well. I don’t think they’re real, but the necklace is pretty nevertheless. I also have a few pairs of pearl earrings — gray ones to go with my necklace and a few pairs of faux white pearls. There’s something so timeless about them. Not to mention they look fantastic with jeans and a t-shirt, or a little black dress! Now that’s jewelry that gives you some mileage!