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Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Book Report #14

Did everyone have a good weekend. Our was very quite. Which I'm glad it was. I still didn't get as much done as I had wanted to. But we all have clean clothes to wear now. Now it's off to start another week of work. Hopefully things will be calm there.

I did get one book finished this week:

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. This is book one of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Sookie is from a small southern town. Sookie has some special ability that has set her apart from the rest of the town. Now there is a new man in town, but he is also a vampire. This was an okay read, I'll read more of this series. But I probably won't keep any of the books around in my collection. 3 out 5 stars.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just a Peak

This is what I've been working on this week.

FO: Boy's Hat

Okay here is one of the two projects that I finished before Christmas:

Boy Earflap hat
Pattern: Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie
Yarn: Univeral Yarn Deluxe Worsted in Onre Blue (71601) and a gray/cream color.
Size: Adult large (23 inches)

This hat knit up a little on the small side. I 'm thinking it was my tension on the color work. Otherwise it worked up quickly, as I started this the beginning of December and finished adding the strings on on Christmas Eve.

The two skeins of yarn that I bought were more then enough to make this hat. In fact have made two hats and still have leftovers of it. It worked up nicely, and made a fairly soft knit.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekend Book Report #13

Wow it's been a while since I did one of these. But I haven't been reading much the past month and half. I had a book I was trying to read but just wasn't in the mood for it. So I'll try it again, later.

But this is the one I did get finished this weekend:
The Ghost King (Forgotten Realms: Transitions, #3)

The Ghost King by R.A. Salvatore. This is the 22nd book in the Drizzt series. But in truth it book 3 in the Transition series. All I can say is WOW. This is the series of books that really got me in to fantasy books. In this when there is a change in the 'magic weave' and all sorts of magic are not working right. And I counted 3 character deaths. So yeah this is a hard book to review, with out giving too much away and not reviewing the past 21 books.

Well hopefully I have more books for you soon.

Part 1 of New Year Clean Up

Well I know last week I told you we (hmm . . . I) was working on clean and re-organizing our apartment.

Well one of the first rooms I hit was The Boy's room. Now to understand The Boy's room also is used as the guess room, game storage, and where the vacuum and ironing board live when they get put away. See he doesn't stay with us all the time, unfortunately we see him about 6 days a month. And The Boy also became a teenager here after Christmas. Needless to say it was a bit messy in there after the holidays. And needless to say I was a bit irritated with The Boy. He should know how to put clothes away and throw out broken stuff. I'm not done with it yet, I'm thinking of moving the furniture around. But here's what Hubby came up with for the games:

Before they were all on the top shelf of the closet. Now they are at least accessible.

I also found two of these at Target:

I've been looking for something like these but figured I pay an arm and a leg for them. But got them from the dollar bins at Target for $2.50 each. Not quite perfect but they work get as a project container to sit out by my chair.

I'll keep you posted as things get done around here. Hope you all are having a great weekend and staying warm. It was -11 when I went to do errands yesterday.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas part 2

I just wanted to share what my sister gave me for Christmas. This was part of it:

I love The Pioneer Women's cookbook. Great pictures, looks to be great recipes. I haven't decided yet where to put it. The cookbook shelf or the bookcase. I did I tell you great pictures.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Clean Sweep

Well I didn't bring in the New Year with much excitement. I made no resolutions. But I've been cleaning and updating.

My apartment is working on be thoroughly cleaned. With a couple of new pieces and re-organized. This will probably take a while. But all with time.

And well I've done some updating here in my blog home. Some of it was easy, some took some internet searching, some took a lot of trial and errors, and well I also got some help from Anina from NestKeeping.

So what do you think? Anything just look stupid? See something you just hate? Please let me know. All feedback welcome.

Well it's back to work tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to it. I've got almost a week and half of catch up to do if my boss didn't do any of it. Hope you're week will be off to better start then mine.