May 17, 2013
My role in life is forever changed. Today I became an aunt!! And my parents are grandparents!!!!!!! And my brother has a baby and before you ask, no I haven’t held the baby yet. I’ll let cooper’s parents do more of that first
I can’t wait for this kid to go home, I wanna be there for so many firsts! I definitely claim first trip to Disneyland (aunt sandy!!!!) in the future. Tonight I’ll get to hang out with Leader, but for now I’m waiting for the new parents to be settled into their overnight room. Cooper is finally here, this is so exciting
May 14, 2013
cleaning out my room, disneyland, ticket stubs
Tonight I brought a box with me to my parent’s house so I could attempt to take more of my stuff out of my old room. My dad has been nagging me to get my junk out, and I’ve been very very slow about it. Tonight I focused on the closet and was reminded of the period in my life when I used lunch box tins as my purse. Apparently their newest function in life was to store the most random assortment of memories possible. Some were truly filled with junk, others held old ticket stubs and lots of pins/name tags from my years at Disneyland. I spent a lot more time opening and sorting through the memories than anything else productive, and in the end I only succeeded in moving the box out of my room and into the living room sorry dad!! I promise I will come back for it!! The only thing I brought home with me tonight was the Harry potter book collection. Priorities people, priorities!!
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share some of the random things I kept over the years, and then promptly forgot!
So this lip pencil harkens back to when I was a bridesmaid in Nicole’s wedding. This is how little I wear makeup!
Look how old this matchbook is!! Fed co still existed! Sometimes I wish my parents still owned the pizza restaurant.
May 6, 2013
Sniff.. It seems like just yesterday I was inspired to knit mister bearcy, and today he starts his journey through the LBD fandom. I’m thrilled to see him off and can’t believe the reception he’s received from everyone see you sometime in 2014 little bear!!! Be safe! And take LOTS of pictures!!
May 1, 2013
birthday cake, mister bearcy, porto's, potato balls
So today is our last day for anyone wishing to host mister bearcy on his travels around the world and it’s exciting to see some last minute applications trickle in We’ve also been getting a great return response from the first batch of accepted hosts and it makes me even more anxious to get him out into the world so we can see his pictures!
Last night was my brother’s birthday (and also last birthday without a baby!!!) so caro and I brainstormed what kind of cake to get him. She realized that he wouldn’t really want a cake full of sugar, and I had already offered to get potato balls from porto’s after work since I’m only a block away, so it was decided that he would get a curry donut/potato ball cake The girls working at porto’s got a kick out of the cake idea when I started asking for birthday candle options. I couldn’t resist getting batman.
April 26, 2013
lbd, mister bearcy, sushi, travel arrangements
I love my friends. We gather every Thursday night for dinner and to just hang out, sometimes craft or watch tv, always catching up and enjoying each other’s company. I look forward to Thursday’s every week for our weekly get together, and this week was no different. We got to spend time with a slightly larger group for happy hour at the local sushi joint and then spent the next 3 hrs or so at B’s house. I had time to work on my knitting and we eventually got down to the business of starting to plan out mister bearcy’s travel plans. We’ve had such a great response so far, and with a little under a week left for hosting submissions we believe he will be traveling around the world for almost a year straight! I really hope this works out well, I can’t wait to see the pictures of his travels. And once again, I find myself incredibly jealous of where he will be visiting. I’m hoping that there will be a chance for some of the fans to connect with other local fans so they can all meet and share this unique experience in person. It really amazing how much the Internet has changed the way we are able to connect and interact with fans.
I hope everyone has a great weekend coming up! After work today I’m headed out to LA for the opening of the Bad Robot art gallery. Then Sunday I’ll be headed out to the taste of HB
April 12, 2013
Current Thoughts, Finished in 2013
mister bearcy, traveling bearcy contest
Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE contests! I mean, my twitter and tumblr accounts were created solely to enter contests. So I’ve always wanted to someday hold my own contest, and today with my friends, this dream is coming true follow this link for more information!!
April 7, 2013
Finished in 2013
baby shower, cooper, Thrilling adventure hour, zelda
So this past Sunday was the baby shower for my future nephew. Back in November when I was taking advantage of KnitPick’s black friday sale, I decided that there were 3 projects that I wanted to knit for Cooper. The biggest project being the OpArt blanket from Knitty. When this pattern was first published I knew that I wanted to knit it someday, it just had to take a special someone to make me commit to making a blanket, easily the largest knitting project I’ve accomplished so far. Looking back through my progress pictures I also realized that the blanket took me about 3 months of knitting. It’s not that the pattern is particularly hard, I just had certain roadblocks. The first being that I didn’t have enough extensions for my circular needles to accommodate such a large circumference. The second problem was that after it reached a certain size, every time I tried to work on it, the blanket would put me to sleep. It was just too soft and warm and comfortable on my lap, I couldn’t resist it. I would work for maybe half an hour and then immediately get lulled into a state of extreme drowsiness. I ended up finishing the blanket the same week that I moved into my new place, I think I might have blogged about it, or maybe the finished picture is just floating on instgram (edit to include blog post).. but either way, I couldn’t resist showing it off the second it came off the needles. So I realized I would have no surprise gift for the shower, which made me sad. Which made me turn to Ravelry for inspiration, per usual, and it led me to the CUTEST little knit outfit ever. I’m not sure if this is still the inspiration for the baby room now, but at some point in the decoration planning it became Zelda themed. I’m still amazed that I was able to accomplish this in time, but with exactly one week’s deadline, I knit the Baby Link outfit. I stayed up until (usually) 2am knitting every night after work, and it really worked in my favor that I couldn’t go to Jess’s house on Wednesday for our usual tv time. I had no life last week, which is why every picture for the week was my progress shot before going to bed on my project 365 photo app.
I found the perfect pack of buttons at JoAnn’s on Saturday so I was able to finish the back and weave in all the ends of the outfit and the blanket on Sunday morning. Luckily I woke up with enough time to finish and still run all the errands before the shower. I also wanted to include the group photo of everything I made, plus the super adorable take home mini pies that Carolyn baked for all of the shower guests!
I had to resist posting these photos on instagram or facebook because it would ruin the surprise for my brother and sister in law. For those of you following me on twitter or tumblr, I apologize for the constant updating of photos.. I think I’ve become addicted to needing to hear praise for my projects. It makes me feel like I’m spending my time wisely, but I’m sure there are MANY more things I could be doing that are more productive.