Monday, October 26, 2009

Are you ready for some

football?? I lurve me some New Orleans Saints. You would think I would be a Buc's fan, but NO. I've been a Saint's fan for many, many, many years. I only got to see the last 30 seconds or so of the game yesterday. I know they came from behind to win the game. I am so happy that they are one of three undefeated teams, the first time in NFL history that going into the 7th week there are three defeated teams!

I found another little piece of knitting I had been working on and had put aside. It's the Dream Swatch Headwrap. It started out as a head wrap. I decided to not make it as wide as the pattern called for, but it was still too wide to wrap my head and still stay in place. So I decided to make it into a narrow scarf. I think it will be cute with a purple or blue tee-shirt. I'm making it out of Caron Simply Soft Paints in the Oceana color-way. I'm gonna focus on this small scarf instead of the Irish Hiking scarf. It shouldn't take me long to get it finished, if I work on it a few minutes every day.

I'll be removing the music after Halloween. Monster Mash is one of my favorite songs. I have it as my ringtone during the month of October and I thought it would be fun to have it on my blog.   :)  I also have the pic of Dracula and Frankenstein as the wallpaper on my phone. LOL

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Weekend

I received an email a week or so ago informing me that the magazine "Threads" is now available on DVD. From 1985 to 2009. One hundred forty-six issues on one DVD. LOL It comes out bi-monthly. Back in the late 80s I had several issues. I decided that I would clip the articles that I wanted to keep and get rid of the magazines. Boy, did I regret that. Later on I got another subscription and I replaced all the ones I had clipped from and thrown away. I had all but a few of the first few issues that were hard to find and were no longer being published. I monitored e-bay for months until I was able to complete my "Threads library". I'm proud to say that I have every issue of Threads and duplicates of some of the copies. They have been invaluable for my sewing. The earlier issues didn't focus just on sewing, but had articles on other fiber arts. I frequently pull out a random issue and read it. This is probably the finest magazine published today for home sew-ists.

I went shopping at the MAC counter at my local Dillard's yesterday. I just LOVE MAC cosmetics. I got the "Pink Swoon" blush, a "Snob" lipstick, and Dazzleglass Creme in "My Favorite Pink". It was a toss-up between Pink Nouveau and Snob, but after swatching, Pink Nouveau seemed a little too bright. Snob is a little light for me, but I'll get a different lipgloss to wear over it or mix it with a darker shade of pink. I love the Pink Swoon blush, it's such a pretty fresh shade of pink. But I think I could have worn "Coygirl" or "Well Dressed" just as well. All the associates were really busy. A LOT busier than at the other cosmetic counters. They were all gorgeous and their make-up expertly applied. I would have loved to have taken a little more time and just looked at and compared the different shades of lipsticks and eye shadows and such, but my back was killing me after just walking a few minutes to get to the counter.     :(     Oh, and I got a pump dispenser for my bottle of foundation. You can be sure that MAC cosmetics are going to be on my Christmas list this year! LOL

I've been taking a half an hour or so most days and knitting on the Irish hiking scarf. I have about a quarter of it done. I'm such a slow knitter and if I don't pay close attention I make a mistake and have to frog it and reknit it. Looking at it I can see a couple of places that should have been reknit, but I'm not going to reknit it. It will take me too long. I'm amazed at the knitter's who are almost finished with something and frog all of it and restart it. Anyway, I'll keep knitting away and it should be done soon.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


I haven't felt like posting lately. Not much is happening. I'm just trying to get the esthetician class finished. My back is preventing me from doing as much as I would like to. I'm doing about two services a day. I love doing microdermabrasion. I like doing body waxing, but not so much waxing eyebrows. I've done a Hot Stone Facial and I loved doing it too. I'm looking forward to actually getting to start working in the field.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. There isn't a dramatic change of seasons here in Florida. This past week we had some cooler temperatures and it was really nice. (It has since returned to 90 degree weather though.) When I was younger I loved getting new clothes and starting back to school. Most of the time my Mom drove me to school. I have some nice memories of waiting for the bus with Nancy and Jesse, who were neighbors. Nancy was a year older than me but was in the same grade and Jesse was a year younger. We were neighbors for only a short time. Nancy got married, I think she was about 16. I believe Jesse is Jesse Morehead from Stayin Safe, and also an internationally known archery champion. Just a walk down memory lane.

The last time I blogged I did an update on the NailTech products I was using. I'm happy to say they are still doing an excellent job of making my nails strong and healthy. I got a gorgeous light pink nail polish and I'm now using it.

As I mentioned autumn is my favorite time of year and I think I enjoy Halloween as much as I do the Christmas season. I love all the decorations and dressing up in costume and doing make-up. The young man in this youtube video is an amazing make-up artist and has several tutorials on youtube. I'm going to use one of his tutorials to do my make-up for Halloween.

My ex and I have decided to get married again. We'll go Monday and get the license. We're getting married on Halloween. Again. LOL I think we both should have our Halloween make-up on. It won't be a huge deal. We will go with some friends, get married and go to an early dinner. They have younger children and need to be available for trick or treating or a party or what ever they have planned. I would like to go to Guavaween, and see the Mama gave Stumble Parade, but I don't know if my back will "let" me walk around. I would also like to go to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando.

Probably we will end up watching classic horror movies, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy, and their sequels. Although there are other good horror movies, I love these movies and never tire of watching them. I don't care so much for the newer stab and hack movies. Although I do like the original Friday the 13th. Walt and I watched The Ring. Immediately after watching the movie, our phone starts to ring. I answered it and immediately start laughing, explaining to my friend that we had just watched the movie. LOL