One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

How Time Flies

January 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

I can’t believe it has been a full week since my last posting. ¬†I’d been going at a pretty decent clip too. ¬†Oh well. Where have I been? ¬†Well, as if I needed another time suck, I fell for this one, pretty hard too.

Yes, I pretty much lost the last week playing The Sims 2 and the various expansion packs 😉 ¬†I’d played the first one years ago, on a machine that just couldn’t handle it and got frustrated early on. I don’t think I started it up more than once. ¬†One of the regular blogs I read, Redshirt Knitting has the occasional posting on the Sims which piqued my interest, as well as tickling my funny bone. ¬†So I bought it. ¬†Put it on my netbook, and I’ve been a goner since. ¬†Loves it! ¬†Last week, to further the addiction, Amazon had a couple of the expansion packs on sale (price is back up again) so I picked up a few. ¬† As my little netbook doesn’t have a kickass video card, I have the graphics tuned down to minimal levels, but it is so very playable and does look good. ¬†Sims 3 is out of the question 😉 ¬†I did consider getting the Mac version, but opted for the PC so I can tote it about with me. ¬†This is how I commute now:

The knitting? ¬†That’s the beginning of Rhinebeck (ravelry link). I have to fess up to messing up a few rows thanks to the distraction. I’ve ripped back, and playing the right group of Sims, I can knit at the same time. Glorious! ¬†I’m using ¬†Lavold Classic AL in Russet which I might have mentioned my last post (and I’m too lazy to look).

The other night, for whatever reason, the monkeys decided they wanted to have a slumber party. ¬†They both started out on the floor in Kat’s room on top of blankets spread out. ¬†A while later, as I yelled at them once again to go to sleep, I found them on her bed. ¬†Next they moved to Alex’s room where they finally went to sleep.

 

Puppy Pile - twin style

Puppy Pile - twin style

I love when they get along so very well. ¬†I’m pretty sure I have another picture of them sleeping, with one’s hand in the other’s face though they were quite a bit younger.

I really have been knitting. ¬†I joined a Travelling Scarf group over on Ravelry, the Red Sox Knitter’s Swap. ¬†The yarn I ordered from Webs has been backordered (don’t get me started on how pissed I am at Webs for taking well over a week to tell me that), so I went stash diving. ¬†I turned up 5 skeins of Cascade 220 in a deep red. ¬†A quick bit of web surfing turned up a double sided stitch pattern that makes diamonds. ¬†How perfect is that? ¬†I need to get my bit out in the mail to the next knitter by Thursday. ¬†I’m halfway to the requisite 10″ after starting yesterday before dinner so I shouldn’t have a problem. ¬†We need to take pictures of the scarf in progress, so here’s mine with the Seaport, Wavertree and Brooklyn Bridge in the background. ¬†

Speaking of dinner, the eagle eyed among you might have noticed the weight loss ticker in the right sidebar. ¬†I decided that while I don’t do full scale resolutions, 2009 is going to be the year I finally lose the rest of the baby weight (and use more stash than I buy). ¬†The twins are 5 after all. ¬†I joined Weight Watchers to that end and have resurrected my Wii Fit. ¬†So far, so good. ¬†I’m feeling good and finding the diet an easier one to live with. ¬†Jessalu has been a big help there!

That’s about it for today. ¬†Hopefully my next post won’t be a full week away.

Craft on!

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Tags: Games · Geek Stuff · Rhinebeck

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eva // Jan 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Love that pic of the kidlets 🙂 They’re cute hehehe.

    I don’t get games like Sims… I don’t understand what you’re supposed to do hehehe. Guess that’s why I love those hidden object games so much 🙂

    Cheers Eva

  • 2 misa // Jan 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The puppy pile is so cute. I’m not one for video games. The 8 year old got a PSP for xmas and the Huz feels like we’ve gone over to the dark side.

  • 3 Tina M. // Jan 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Good for you on the healthy living initiative! Jess has done really well with it, and you can tell just looking at her. I wish you luck. 🙂

  • 4 paula // Jan 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Cute. My Acer’s battery does not last 2 hrs with wi-fi. Bejeweled is fun on Palm, but “funner” on the 17″ Dell laptop, hee hee. DH plays Civilization on the PC. I have to go to WW tomorrow.

  • 5 Kim // Jan 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Kids are just so cute when they’re sleeping! Love Kat’s hand in Alex’s face. I think I have that same color of EL Silky Wool. Nice stuff. Enjoy your gaming!

  • 6 JessaLu // Jan 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Glad to know I’m being a help and not a pest! LOL

  • 7 Donna // Jan 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    the kiddies are adorable. sleeping is a beautiful thing.

    I haven’t gone down the pc game road. I am too afraid. I have been playing with the demos I got on the laptop but have not bought.

    You will do great on WW. I am losing slowly but I know so many others that are just smoking along. Good luck.

  • 8 lynne s of oz // Jan 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Hey, did you see the plane yesterday? How amazing was that?
    (I have lots of photos of that area and am gobsmacked that the plane came down nice and easy)

  • 9 Sandi // Jan 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Love the pics of the kids and the cat! I have got to learn how to knit. My cousin started spinning and has been knitting for some time now. I am going to share your site with her. Love it. I will read some of your older stuff to aquaint myself. =}