Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Raining

It's raining. :( And it's supposed to rain all day... The news says to leave AT LEAST 15 minutes earlier to get anywhere on time. AND flights are delayed at the airport. Which is fantastic since I have to drive to the airport and pick up my dad. I was already dreading the airport because it will crazy busy, but now I have the stupid rain making it worse...

Sorry, I just really felt the need to complain about the rain... (HAHA That kind of rhymes.)

Also, I don't really mind the rain. It's a rare commodity in the dessert, but driving in it BLOWS.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm actually blogging about knitting.

Now that my swap package has been sent and received, I'm going to explain a bit about why it was different... Since I had hinted at it before. This is my 4th HSKS and I've always spoiled Gryffindors. So this time I decided to change it a little bit and send off a Hermione-themed package... She is one of my favorite Gryffindor characters and has the some of the most wonderful knitted items in the movies. :) Here are a few pictures.

The handmade item is a HatMione. The patterns were for Gryffindor Pride socks (with knitpicks yarn) and HerMittens (with cascade 220 that matches the hat). There was a small "beaded" purse filled with her knitting needles (for both pattens), a row counter bracelet, (10) gryffindor stitch markers, and otter (Hermione's patronus) stitch markers. I also decorated a notebook for her in gryffindor colors and put the patterns in a red project folder. I also, of course, included some treats for her. :) All of it fits in a red tote bag that I found and monogrammed with her (muggle) initals.

Emma Scamander said she loves it! She also said that her camera is MIA... Which is easily understandable by me... My camera is MIA about 70% of the time... Which is also why I decided to post some pictures. :)


Now that I am finished with my kit, I've been furiously working on finishing my Christmas knitting.

Luke is getting his Slytherin scarf for Christmas. I am absolutely determined to finish it up... It's about half way there. If I get through at least one set of trapped bars a day I'll make the deadline. And I should be able to that as long as I knit while I watch tv every night.

My mom wants knitted pillows that are made to resemble some saw at West Elm. I've figured out the stitch pattern and started to get my gauge. They aren't too large of a project and it's a bulky weight yarn so they should go pretty quickly once I get all the kinks worked out...

I'll be posting some pictures of the Christmas knitting soon. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Last Round of Quidditch

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components


Emma Scamander got her package, which makes me incredibly happy because I get nervous that my package will be lost every time I send one out... She also said that she love it, which makes me even happier.

I spent a lot of the weekend at the pool. Logan was swimming in the Nevada State Championship... He had a few really good swims, but only 3 that he was personally happy with. I think he did really good though. :) Ryan Little got 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and was awarded the 8 & Under high point trophy. Last year he was high point runner-up... He's one of the funniest little kids that I've ever met. :) On Tuesday (the last day of the meet) I begged to get out REALLY early so that I could make it in time to see Ryan get his trophy. I was so proud of both of them... (According to Luke the rest of the team did well too, but Logan and Ryan are my favorites. hahahaha) The swim meet really threw off my concept of what day is what though so last week ran into this week, and I can't believe it's not Friday yet....
(In the pictures, that's Logan swimming butterfly and Ryan showing off his "State" Champion shirt...

So the rest of my week (the whole, what 3 days?) will be work, work, work... Then Friday Mauricio and I are going to dinner. Saturday I baby-sit Sara and Ellie most of the day, and then I'll hang out with Mauricio after that... We're planning on going to see James Bond. YAY! :) Next Friday I'm taking Aynsley to dinner and the Twilight movie for her birthday... Also a big YAY! hahaha My friend Gwen is coming with us... :) That's it for now, I think... I'm off to work.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Super Secret Ravenclaw Homework

1. Astrid Cloverleaf
2. Cassandra Grubby-Plank
3. Enna Kirts
4. Selena Starfire
5. Henry Longstaff
6. Ceciley Fortescue
7. Mona Ravenscroft
8. Artengia Pascal
9. Prendolyn Wilcox
10. Lizzy Wychwood
11. Ursula Longbottom
12. Rowena Weasley
13. Aurora Curlyfur
14. Lily May Clearwater
15. Megaera Black
Bonus #1: Hermoine Bagnold
Bonus #2: 37, less than half

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm Sending my Package Out Today!

I'll be sending my package out today. I finished up and got the last few things of it done last night... As soon as I get my confirmation number I'll send it to Wisteria Lovegood, Minee Kwikspell, and Emma Scamander (my spoilee). I hope she likes it. :)

And I did take pictures before, so I'll send those off to

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My temporary update... a breakdown of the last few days

The Halloween party was a success. Everyone had a good time, there were no fights, no drama, and no big messes. Rocky ended up as a pirate. I found out that my friend Gwen, who I love and was so excited she came because I don't see her very often, really loves Twilight, so she will be accompanying me and Aynsley to the movie. Which is my birthday present to Aynsley, dinner and a movie. :) It was a late night, I ended up sleeping on the couch at about 4:30/5 am after things were picked up... Why was on the couch? That's a story for another time. hahaha I forgot my camera, but there were some pictures taken. I'll hunt around and see if anyone can give them to me...

I helped nurse Mauricio's hangover, and stayed at his house until I loaded up the car and went home. I went to bed REALLY early, seeing as how I was up by 9am and went to bed at about 5... But I woke up in the middle of the night because my dumb dog had decided to get into his treats earlier that day and ate to may and threw up bright green all over my room, and my moms bathroom... I was not to happy with him.

Had the monthly family breakfast. Mauricio even drove out to eat with us. Logan, Mauricio and I went and saw Zach and Miri Make a Porno... Then I read (I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse books. Now I'm on the 7th one. I was on the 5th still Sunday. hahaha) Helped my mom with dinner and dishes. I also did laundry, swhich is really good since it had been 2 weeks and I really needed some clean stuff... Went to bed after watching True Blood, Entourage, and Dexter.

Worked, and did more reading.

Worked, watched the election results come in until I gave up and went to bed...

Going to a concert with Logan... He's getting dropped off at the office and we're going together from there. I'm so glad he's getting dropped off so I don't have to drive across town and then back again to pick him up. Should be a fun night for us...

I probably won't be on the computer much more today, or possibly tomorrow because I'm finishing up my package and also going back in to the doctor for more work on my foot... So I figured I'd blog now, and get it done early. :)