Monday, October 25, 2010


Copy-Cat Post from the Muggle Blog

I hate socks. I don't really hate socks. It's gotten colder and they've kept my tootsies warm and cozy. I really hate knitting socks. For a long while all I knit was socks. Socks were my favorite. Now? Now I am socked out. Unfortunately I got socked out with 3 pair on the needles.
I was on such a "Finish my WIPs" knitting high. I was going so fast. I was finishing so much. It was amazing. Then I hit the socks. And well... I stalled. Big time. I want those pairs of socks. (Well, not the blue ones, they're for Rowena. BUT I'm sure she wants them.) I just don't want to knit them. I'm eagerly awaiting my sock mojo to come back to me. There are other people who have asked me for socks. I'm wishing I had been smarter and knitted those earlier when I was still feeling "socky."

Sock Knitting hating aside I have received 8 skeins of sock yarn recently. (Recently meaning within the month). (Although one skein is BMFA fingering marine silk and I have NO INTENTION of socks. That'll be a pretty little shawl.)
It's just that sock yarn is so wonderful. It's colorful. There are so many awesome indie dyers. It's easy to buy one skein and make a project with it. A shawlette, socks, hats, mitts... Double it up and you have worsted weight. I love sock yarn. It's my favorite. It's just I don't want to make socks with it. Ever. Well, maybe one day. Hopefully soon.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Okay so....

Last weekend I was out of town for a wedding. I had a blast. I came home hung over. I got some bad news at work when I went back in. Then the bad stuff just kept coming. It was an awful awful week. I mean really I'm happy to have survived it.

I've hardly been on-line, and so I'll be doing a lot of catching up these next couple of days. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Family

Yesterday my dad had surgery. I spent the morning worrying and the evening in the hospital. It wasn't MAJOR surgery and he's okay and he's home now. He'll be stuck in his chair and in recovery for a while, but he'll heal and he'll be better. He's been in a lot of pain so it was something that needed to be done.

I've been thinking a lot more about my family. I'm lucky to have the parents that I have. I consider my brothers to be my best friends. There are a lot of people who can't say that. My mom can't stand her siblings. My dad claims to only have 1 brother. He's disowned his sister.

I'm blessed with a family that I can call anytime. Literally anytime. I've tested that statement. A family that doesn't care that I'm a little strange, but also has no problem poking fun at me for it. A family that loves me. They are fun. They are goofy. They find my Harry Potter obsession endearing. They really are some of the best people in this world.

I know normally we all wait for Thanksgiving to be thankful, but I'm thankful for them now. I felt like I needed to say so. :D

A couple (maybe 3 weeks ago, I don't remember) we took a family mini-trip up to the mountains.We had a picnic, brought the dogs, hiked a little bit, and played half a game of dominoes. It was a lot of fun and I took a bunch of pictures. I meant to blog about this earlier but I forgot. Well, I didn't forget. I've been sick, and I've been busy so...

Without further ado... My pictures!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Week 4 Quiz

  1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? He was going to leave his family to join up with Harry. Hermione and Ron.
  2. Who is R.A.B.? Regulus Arcturus Black
  3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? master death
  4. What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be? a squib
  5. What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone? The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed is Death
  6. Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood? Xenophilius was wearing "Grindevald's" mark
  7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand? For the power, and also to beat Harry since no other wand he uses will
  8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live? Godric's Hollow (after Ariana's attack)
  9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? Aberforth's
  10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? Hufflepuff's cup
  11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? Bathilda Bagshot
  12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? The resurrection stone - from Gaunt's ring
  13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? because he knew Ron would leave Harry & Hermione & the deluminator could help him get back to them
  14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? Because she is muggle-born and they were wizard stories
  15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? The death of his sister.
  16. Whose mail did Snape open? Sirius'
  17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? a doe
  18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? it has been imbibed with Basilisk venom
  19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? blood traitors
  20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? using polyjuice potion and carefully planning and stalking different ministry workers.
  21. Who made Harry’s wand? Olivander
I'll be back for the essay later. Maybe. I'm sick again. :(