Monday, January 28, 2013

Fieldtrip: Montery Bay Aquarium

I was asked to be a chaperon for a school fieldtrip.  Since it was for home schooled kids I asked my sister if I could take my nephew, Chapo.  He was the first person to sleepover at my house.  I made sure to make up the extra room with lots of blankets because it has been cold lately. 

I was going to workout but I was the one that had to drive. (I hate to drive long distance...short distance too). It was my friend Maria and her 2 grandkids that went along with us. The aquarium was really nice. We got to see seahorses, penguins, and jelly fish (I'll post pic soon).  We did get gipped with parking.  The normal parking lot was closed so we had to park at the meters.  So that meant having to leave and come back a few times. 

After the aquarium we went to Round table pizza.  After we had dessert at the Crepe Place.  YummO was that good.  Yeah I scarfed it down and didn't even take a picture.

The only issue I had with my nephew was that I didn't realize he was a picky eater.  He didn't want to eat lunch because it had onions. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lompoc Day

I went with my friend to Lompoc today.  I figured we would go to her sisters meeting and meet new people. 
Check out this chair on stage.
 
I wanted Thai food for lunch but the place was closed so we tried this Mexican restaurant.
This is what I had.  YummO.

 
Also caught up on knitting that sweater and watched Lagaan.
 
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Homeowners First Move

So I moved in to my new house…soon to be home…
First thing to do was to change the locks...
 
These are much prettier than the brass ones...however security is most important
 
Then I had to add some curtains so I didn't have any lookie lou's
 
There we go that settles that.
 
This is a better picture so you can tell the color of the curtains
 
 
As you can see in this picture there are two front windows so....
 
 
I added the same curtains there too...
 
Oh and the place didn't have any curtain rods or blinds so I got these matching rods
 
Here I have the other living room window covered with silver curtains

Here I have a picture of just the rod....I was pretty good at putting up all those rods....Thanks to power tools
 
Here is the curtain I got for the kitchen....it was too narrow but it works great for now...
I had to put in a new filter for my heater...
So while I was up there I desided that it needed some good ol' cleaning too.....
 
Bummer...It was raining and so now I found out I have issues with my backyard patio...
It will be some work for me to get the situation fixed....sadly some monies too

Trying to figure out what the best option for me would be for this situation

Gonna have a friend come over soon and clean up the algae looking stuff


Also got hurt doing my own caulking.....
I was getting sick (of cleaning) and this was my breaking point of asking for help.
 
All I know is that I am glad I did not get a fixer upper...no matter how big and cheap those houses were...I have a busy life and only can be a WEEKEND Warrior....
Well more pictures yet to come of my (its getting there) home.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jamie's Workout Plan

I have decided to do Jamie's Fit Trainer plan at the gym but include cardio this time.

I did the program before and loved doing the weight lifting.  I go to the gym at 4am so of course I have the entire gym mostly to myself.

Also this weekend tried making some lemonade....without sugar.
CAT

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sadie's Set

A gal I knew was going to be having a baby. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to knit the baby feburary sweater knowing that I wanted to make the lady febuary sweater. Not much to say about it since I never got pictures of the child wearing it. Well she is too big now for pictures but oh well. I also made a hat for her using the same pattern.


Final product = $35


Star Scarf



I picked up this yarn when I went to New York. It was at the same flea market that I picked up my souvenir yarn from. This pattern was featured in Interweave Knits, Summer 2008 and designed by Kat Coyle. I just wanted to do this pattern and well the yarn I choose was okay. I finished the scarf and gave it to my aunt.


My reasoning behind giving it to my aunt is that it was part acrylic and part mohair. My aunt machine washes and dries everything so it was a perfect match.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Would you miss me?

Holy moly!  I think I could have died last night.  I got this cough last night that just would not let up.  I seriously was gagging.  I was crying because I thought I was going to puke.  [I hate puke, puking cuz it is so gross!!]  I need to get healthy. Anyways wrote a blog for my sis today.  I am horrible about blogging.  I am getting together goals I want to accomplish this year.  For example if I took one class at the college I could get my AA in Spanish.  However that does not mean I am fluent.

I took my mom to sake sushi for dinner.  I needed soup and sushi and dessert.  It was YummO.

Gonna plan a workout routine.

Oh and here are a few pics I took today:



 
Lily you are the best!!!  Yes yes I am.

The LOVED ABOVED ALL OTHERS (Liebster) Award!



What the heck is liebster? Well I tried to google it and it’s a German word that means: sweetheart, beloved person, darling, dear, darling; beloved, liked very much; affectionate, loving, favorite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others

I got an email from xanaxjunkee saying that she awarded me the Liebster Award. And being the vain person that I am I thought liebster of course you love me and favor me above all others….hehehe (okay she nominated others too and they should feel just as privileged)

So the way it works is that the Liebster Award is supposed to be given by bloggers to other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

Rules are as follows:

You can't nominate the blog that nominated you.
You have to post 11 random facts about yourself.
You got to answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated posted for you.
Paste the award picture into your blog. (uh oh not sure how to do this)
Pass the award onto 11 other bloggers, let them know you nominated them too
Write up 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Here goes:

I can’t nominate xanajunkee but she does deserve the award for being a good sport and having the writing skills of awesome people. And I mean awesome because reading is not my forte and pictures make it a lot better.


Random Facts:

I love the color orange but I look like koolaid man when I wear it.  

I walk around in the cloud thinking I am the sun and the world revolves around me.

I love to work out to be strong like supergirl/rouge not to be a skinny Minnie.

I hate to drive. I like to look around and well you can’t do that while you drive.

I know some Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese. Just enough to make me sound like a lame fool.

I am becoming my mother the Jane of all trades. I think I like it. 

I am a scaredy cat but the more I learn to do on my own the less I am scared. (i.e. Climbing up in my attic makes me squeal).

I am asthmatic and cleaning gives me cold like symptoms. I need a maid or minon/slave.

I am a geek and love sci-fi, comic book, cartoon stuff.  

I am a planner and not much of a doer. (I blame it on not being part of the 1%)

I love playing dress up!!


Answers to the 11 questions….

Do you know The Muffin Man? No and don’t want to since he is a Cereal Killer.  

Who did let the dogs out? I don’t know but I seem to let the dogs out to attack random passersby’s

When was the last time you made a difference in someone's life? I really don’t know. I think I need ‘A Christmas Carol’ moment in my life like Bill Murray. Or maybe what life would be like without me in it. I picture it pretty dim but who knows maybe my awesome traits would have gone into the 2nd or 3rd child…..something to think about.

What do you like or dislike about humanity? I like the potential. I dislike that they don’t reach it.  

What is one goal you accomplished in 2012? My biggest would have to be bought a house wait doesn’t count was not a goal….or maybe it was.  

Have you ever contributed to a charity and if so which one? Does donating things to people/family count??? Yes haha

What is your favorite tabletop or card game to play? I like to play Continental.

Honestly, how do you feel about Facebook? I hate it. They hide the important stuff. I should get rid of mine.

A movie based on your life is being made, what actor will play you? Can I be an actor and play myself? No okay. I will choose Jennifer Garner but I might recast later 

What is one thing you plan on doing in 2013 to maintain or get to a healthy weight?  I already workout so it would be to start cooking…real food.  

Is there a word you commonly misspell?  Yes… I just don’t recall which one I misspell the most.
The 11 Questions for you to answer:

How do you think this ‘Hey Girl – Ryan Gosling’ thing got started?


If you could be any superhero/super villain whom would you be?


Who would you could trade lives with for one day?


What does your life look like in 10 years?


Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego?


Geek or Nerd?


Which of your 5 senses would you be willing to give up if all others worked 100% well?


If you could personalize cable what channels would you have?


What is your hobby?


What are your top 10 goals for this year?


What skill or trade would you want to wake up with tomorrow?
 

Well there goes….And if you feel like just answering the questions in my comment box that is cool too.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Let's get the party started!!

okay not really right now.  But I am planning my open house/ housewarming party.  It isn't that I want stuff, I just want to share my house with everyone on 1 day and be done with it. 

Well I got up this morning and did the treadmill and rower machine. 

Oh and no mouse.  I guess I just have to get use to a creeky, quiet house.

Also finished front of vest and have now casted on for the sleeves. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Too much Stress

I am such a wimp.  I just need to get to the gym.  My eye has been super twitchy and its everything.
 
Period
Overload at work
Car
Time
Promise
Refrigerator
 
And maybe even a mouse.  I don't wanna go up there and see.
 
 
 
cat

Monday, January 7, 2013

Knitting for Money

I am working on the front part of the boy vest. 
This is a picture of the back of the vest.


Anyways I didn't go to the gym this morning.  It was cold so I got up took a hot shower and did some bible reading. 

I think I found out why my eye flickers.  I spent $430 getting my transmission worked on also had to pay for my gate key.  Oh I gotta save for a new fridge and convention.  Stressed about money and time.





CAt

Saturday, January 5, 2013

It's raining...

It's raining tonight.  I love the rain but worried about my backyard.  The water seems to puddle instead of find it's way to the street.  I will eventually have to have it redone.

Well today was a fun day.  I went to the annual square dance party.  I think this might be the last year since the hosts are getting up in age.  However I think the concept of this dance is for the singles to get together.  I had a wonderful timed at the dance.  My partner was Tall guy Yes they set us up with dance partners.  I don't think Tall Guy reads my blog so with that said he is adorable. I've met his brother before and he was friendly.  I assumed he would be to but he was more like me quite yet goofy.  I just loved how tall he was cuz I would have to purposely look up to stare at him.  *obvious much*

I think this was my third time going.  My first time I was invited was cuz they needed more girls. So first guy I got set up with was alright.  His stare was way to intense and *puke* raider fan. Second guy was they guy I didn't want.  Nothing against him but he was an intense dance from what I had remember the year before.  He literally throw my friend around on the dance floor.  Third guy was cute and a good conversationalist.  He was from south LA area....that's all I remember.  So Tall guy is my fourth....he will be known as the tall adorable one.





CAt

Friday, January 4, 2013

Good Morning

 
I love my bed.  I just burrow myself in the blankets.
 
Today I felt much better after being sick. After work I went to Becky's to help her out with her knitting.  It turned out that the pattern she got was to advance for her beginner level SO she asked if I could make it.  AND she will pay me.  I normally wouldn't because I don't like the time constraints but it seemed pretty easy.
So I went home and watched MIB 3 and began the knitting.
 
My eye is flickering.
 
 
You get bonus points if you can guess where my quote is from.....it's country.
178/WW167.2/140 (my scale said 161)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eeek!

So this morning after EMW I heard noises in my attic.  Oh my word I think I have a mouse.  I will have to set traps.  Oh I wish I had a peppermint bomb to smoke them out.  I heard they hate the smell of peppermint. 

Also I went to lunch today with Espie and Greg.  Greg got a new puppy and also bought a NEW car. 
I need a new car.  Mine keeps acting up and leaking oil.  Gotta call the guy to get it looked at.

Well I better go to bed early for my WW meeting.





Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blessings

Wow my bed is AMAZING.  It was such a warm night.  I have the bestest friends ever.  My friend and her family came over to organize my kitchen.  I was so overwhelmed by it all since I am not a kitchen person.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's the New Year

Yes I moved to my own place but guess what I did.  I went home to my moms and had breakfast.  I also hung out with my niece Bella.  Later on in the day my uncle and brother in law came over to set up my bed. 



Also got some dishes from my friend Roxy.