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Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday's Feast #3

Appetizer
Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?


Vicky. We met while attending classes at the UofM in Missoula. It seems I had the umbrella, it was raining, and we had to go across the oval. We have stood up for each other at our weddings and so many other instances that I can't go into...girls have to have their secrets!

Soup
If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?


I understand this answer would depict a certain historical time period, but I don't live in a city and there isn't a historical time period which would make me want to live in a city. I'm just fine with the now.


Salad
What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?



Hands down, this had to be the state wrestling tournament in Billings. Amazing!


Main Course
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt?


I would rather be an Oprah type celebrity and play (pay) it forward. Random Acts of Kindness help make the world a better place.



Dessert
What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?


Although it would be nice to say there is an arbitrary number which is the best time to have your first child, there is really a variable. It all depends on YOU. This can't be dictated by random rules of others.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lime and Violet Chum!


I recently joined a mystery knitting group called Secret of the Stole. There were many others who also joined...with the majority learning of the project by listening to the Chum. This made me curious...so I searched to find this wealth of information so I wasn't missing out anymore. It even comes with a cool button!

While I was at it, I also joined Knit Wars. Golly, this is WAY too much fun!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back to Western Montana

This was the 3rd weekend (for me) that I was over in Western Montana. This weekend, Rick and I went over on Saturday to mow the lawn in Dayton, meet with the person who will lease Valley View, and deliver teaching materials to Nicole (the teacher at the Dayton school). The weekend before, Rick, Garrett, Jackie, Delaney, and I went over with the trailer, tent, and wave runner...it was a great weekend before school started. The weekend before was for a trip to see Mom and Dad.

I'll have to upload photos to share some of the interesting parts of August!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday's feast!

Appetizer
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version? Kathleen Turner!

Soup
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence.
Prisoners escape constantly and noisily.

Salad
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose? 1910s...I would like to see my great grandma get married in her father's rose garden. After the wedding she headed off to Montana from Missouri.

Main Course
Name a song that brings back memories for you. It's a great day to be alive - Travis Tritt

Dessert
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water? Warm water please!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Knit 1 Tea 2 Color Swap Questionnaire

1. Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try? Both!
2. What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)? I have found my area of Montana is behind the times when it comes to tea…okay, perhaps when it comes to anything. I’m always finding a new favorite!
3. Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up). I’ve never tried red tea…but I know I am impressed with the black, green, and white teas I have tried.
4. Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind? I use my tea pot when I have time, but lately I seem to be more of the hot water heater kind of person (along with my Teavana Perfect Tea Maker).
5. What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself? I really don’t know…a surprise?
6. How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc). Vanilla…the scent spells pamper to me in any form.
7. If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why? I would be a blend of wool and silk…strong, sturdy, and soft, yet with a sheen for excitement.
8. If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why? I would knit the baby booties because that would be a portable quick project! Quick satisfaction works for me!
9. What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?) Probably having to move trucks in the field for my hubby…or some other family need.
10. What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)Grandma always had rose mints...they would be perfect!
11. When buying yarn for a project how do you choose - do you buy the one called for or do you substitute? Oh I substitute…it makes the project more ‘mine’.
12. What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go? I have just purchased a sock bag…but before then I have a love of canvas bags!
13. Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting? Anything with action and/or suspense!
14. Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match? Mugs for me! Oh, and the bigger the better! Still, I love my tea cup and saucer pairs. They are for times of memories so I use them with my daughter…that reminds me we need a tea party before school begins. Matching is cool, but I’m flexible.
15. Favorite childhood birthday party? I really can’t remember many childhood birthday parties.
16. Favorite type of scone and jam? Apple/Cinnamon scones…or any warm scone…and raspberry seedless jam…huckleberry is also good!
17. If you use candles, what is your favorite scent? Vanilla or Cinnamon…my nose even likes them! (allergies)
18. If you could choose 3 people to have 'tea' with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead). Grandma Rosie – I miss our time together; Delaney - my dear daughter; Marian – Mom needs some hugs
19. You've been invited to a tea party, what 'props' will you wear (formal or casual)? I would dress up in a casual sort of way.
20. Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to? No mohair please, but other than that my partner would not need to worry about anything.
21. Anything we missed that you want your pal to know? I would love to visit and get to know you!

Ravelry!

Oh boy, this is a site where many hours can be spent. Unfortunately, I now understand what others before me have mentioned...it takes time away from other uses. I have to finish Kirk's sweater vest as he heads off to Gonzaga this Friday. I'll reward myself with a trip to Ravelry AFTER the vest is all done. Perhaps that will help me get those ends tied off?!


Text Books are IN!

Well, the new books for the 8th grade were in last March, but there were no resources or any 7th grade materials. I have just learned those 7th grade books have arrived, so now I should really get on the ball and find out what the 1st week of 8th grade will entail. Luckily, I had this great group as 7th graders...so we should be able to go far!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Psst...did you know...

I'm going to be random? This will not surprise those who know the artsy side of me, but it may make those who know the mathematical side of me question how this could happen. Don't stress...let it flow!

Did you know #1
I'm currently working on 2 different toe up socks. No I did not plan it, but when I went to see my Mom and Dad, I had left my current sock here at home, so I started another one.

Did you know #2
I also have a top down sock on the needles.

Did you know #3
I went to visit my Mom and Dad. I headed over last Friday, stopped by Pablo to get an electric work order, and arrived in Charlo around 5 PM. We visited a lot, and I came home on Sunday.

Did you know #4
When I was in Charlo, I found out Jim, Doreen, and Nick were moving to Butte. (Wanda is there already.)

Did you know #5
I signed up for Ravelry June 7th, and I got my invite August 3rd...I"m THRILLED!
Oh, it also can take up time...but it is oh so enjoyable!

I'll get more posted later, the guys are in from the fields so it is supper time in Montana!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday's Feast...my first!

Appetizer
What is your favorite kind of pie?

Today, it would be German Chocolate Cream Pie, but that may be different tomorrow.

Soup
Name something that made you smile this week.

Watching Sue and Donna jog up the hill to then jump in the back of the Tahoe...priceless!

Salad
What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid?

Hot is a concept I am familiar with...put on shorts, stick my feet in water, and stay out of the sun. Humidity...hey, this concept I am not as familiar with...I"ll talk all the hints I can get!

Main Course
You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up?

I would use it on the room I am in right now. The 3 windows to the west would become only one window...it wouldn't be as low to the ground so I could actually have furniture in front of it. Then I would re-shelf the pantry...and maybe get rid of that glorified dust catcher/half wall.

Dessert
Fill in the blank: My _________ says __________, but I __________.

My heart says listen, but I find my feet keeping me far enough away that it is hard to hear.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Delaney goes to Big & Rich!



Garrett, Delaney, Jackie, Bonnie, and I ran away from harvest to attend the August 1st Montana State Fair Concert! It was a quick trip to Great Falls. We left home at 5ish, arrived in town at a bit after 8, the concert started at 9, then it was a quick trip to Walmart before we headed home. I need a nap after arriving home at 3 AM Thursday. The dear girl had her first concert...I'm so thrilled for her, but I'm even more thrilled to be a part of it. Of course, that didn't mean the adults were actually sitting BY the teens...lol.



Hey, it was Bonnie's first concert too! Way to go, Girl!




Hey, this must have been the 'cool' part of the evening. This was the lowest temps of the fair, but with the number of people attending the concert, it was amazingly HOT. I"m glad there wasn't an after shot!




Cowboy Troy opened.



Oh my, whose bike?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

July's Socktopia Socks



Nagini aka Dragon Scales.




Fawkes ready for some color.




Now this is more like it!




Bellatrix was a fast fun knit!

Yep, I have now knit all three of these! I only have one in my possession, but another reknit for pairs I can keep will be soon.