Monday, April 16, 2007


I started reading Lisey's Story last night. It's been awhile since I read any Stephen King, and I had forgotten how his writing just draws you in. I'm not a fan of horror as a genre, but you can't get better than Stephen King when it comes to storytelling. I had this book on my mind ALL day today, I only read the first 50 pages or so last night but it really stuck with me. I have a feeling I'm going to have a hard time putting it down to get to sleep at a decent hour tonight.

I'm also loving this book and am currently knitting these socks in a fingering (really skinny, for the non-knitters out there) weight cotton/wool blend yarn in ivory, apple, yellow and a little bit of brown. Perfect yarn for spring!


So, yes, it's Thursday and I'm just now getting around to posting an entry I wrote on Saturday. Oops.

I have to add this amusing anecdote...I have some pictures of Bono hanging in my cubicle at work (among other things, it's not all Bono!) and a guy asked me today if that was my husband. He was dead serious, too! Hello!! How do you not recognize Bono?? And who does he think I'm married to that I have to snap photos of him as he signs autographs? It was funny. I just laughed and said, "I wish! That's Bono." If he doesn't know who Bono is I'm not going to be able to tell him in a way that's not going to reveal the depths of his ignorance. Really.

And for the record, I do have a picture of my actual, flesh-and-blood husband on my desk, too, and I pointed him out to the guy. No, it's not as prominent as my Bono photos, and no, there aren't as many pics of him as there are of u2, but I felt it important to point out that I do have an actual life, not just the fantasy one in my head where I get to run off with the band for good times and high adventures every night. Sigh.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

another sunday...

It kinda sucks having split days off, I feel like there's so much I need to get done and not nearly enough hours to do it in!

Of course, the fact that it's a sunny, gorgeous, blue skies spring day doesn't help. Can't I just hang out in the sun, reading, knitting and napping? Please?

Guess that won't work. I'm working on a rearrange/reorganize/fix-up of our master bedroom and bathroom and that's taking up most of my spare time. Which pretty much means I think about it alot while I'm at work. I really did plan on getting it done today, but my mom called and invited us over for Sunday brunch, and I couldn't figure out a way to say no. Hate that. Not that I hate going to my mom's, but there is just SO many other things I need to do.

Which of course explains why I'm here blogging instead of using the time I have to get some of those things done. Procrasination is my constant companion!

I am fully aware that this blog entry sucks, but it's what's on my mind so, there you have it.

Monday, April 09, 2007


The bunny came, left lots and LOTS of candy, and left. That pretty much sums up our Easter. It was nice, we didn't do much of anything, didn't even leave the house in fact, but sometimes that is nice.

Back to work this morning, after having the weekend off. It wasn't pretty, waking up at 4:15am. My Monday was not surprisingly underwhelming. Not too horrible, but I really wasn't into being at work and so kind of slacked off. A little bit. Sometimes you just have to put in your hours and do the best you can, without being a total overachiever, you know?

I'm much better at overachieving when it comes to knitting, I finished my latest pair of socks and got 75% done with another pair. Go me! I love knitting socks, they are small and quick and have an almost endless variety of patterns and pretty yarns with which to make them. I'm thoroughly hooked.

This is totally embarrassing, but I'm also kind of a little hooked on home shopping. I can't help it! It's just there, all the time, it's like having a new catalog to pick up and browse through at any time. It's really bad when you find yourself checking the QVC website during slow times at work to see what Today's Special Value is. Just thinking about it makes me feel old!!

So, I was one of the several million people who watched The Sopranos final season premiere last night. Did you watch it? What did you think? I like it, I think it laid a lot of groundwork for the 8 episodes to come. Lots of symbolism there, with the Monopoly houses, ducks and lakeside ponderings. I'd say one of the 4 people at the beach is on the way out, if there is a god it will be Janice and her big mouth. I just hope it's not Jan and Bobby's little girl, she is so sweet and yet Janice is so scary. Anyway, lots to look forward to there, David Chase does it like no other. I wonder what he has in store for his post-Sopranos career?

Monday, April 02, 2007

gratuitous Bono photo

because, really. Are they the cutest couple ever, or what? I think they've been together something like 25 years, since they were kids in school together, and look at them still so in love. Seriously sweet!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


A Knighthood for Bono
In Dublin this morning the British Ambassador, David Reddaway, presented Bono with an honorary knighthood on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work.

‘What a great year for an Irishman to receive an award from Great Britain. ‘ said Bono after receiving the award. ‘The Peace process has proceeded to a conclusion, debt cancellation - started in Great Britain - has put 20 million African children in school, The Happy Mondays and Shaun Ryder have reformed, England's rugby squad entered Croke Park to thunderous applause, silence for God Save The Queen, then the Irish hammered them. I couldn't be more proud.
‘I would like to thank Her Majesty's Ambassador for pinning this award on me in my home town, and the band for not bursting my balloon.’

Family and friends joined Bono for the private ceremony at Glencairn, the Ambassadors residence – Edge and Adam were there along with Guggi and Gavin Friday.

The Ambassador said that the honorary knighthood recognised ‘Bono’s extraordinary and inspirational campaigning to fight global poverty and focus international attention on the plight of Africa; the AIDS pandemic; and the third world debt crisis.’

‘He has played a key role in persuading governments and international institutions to wipe out many of the old debts owed by the poorest countries. We in the UK particularly appreciated his work during our G8 and EU Presidencies in 2005, which we were determined would produce real benefits for Africa.

‘We are delighted that Bono has accepted this honour, and look forward to his continued efforts alongside ours to raise awareness and change policies to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.’

Sunday, March 25, 2007

crickets and cobwebs.....

whew, it's been a while, huh? I'm sure I'm pretty much talking to myself here, but helllloooo if there's anyone out there! I've just been busier than busy, getting used to my new work schedule (waking up at 4:30am is killer, trust me) and working lots of overtime.

I've considered just not blogging anymore, since I don't have the time I used to, but I think for now I'm going to continue to try to fit it in. I haven't been writing at all during this little unplanned blogging break of mine, and I miss it.

I can't commit to having a great blog right now, can't even manage to find time to upload pics off my camera and get them put up here, but I will try to do better.

Today's my birthday, and has me looking back at the past year and sort of re-evaluating where I'm at. When I look back at my life 1 year ago and compare it to my life today, it amazes me. I am so proud of us, my family and I, for taking the leap of faith to leave our lives in MT behind and start over again here in the Pacific NW. It has worked out even better than I could have imagined, I can't think of a single thing that's NOT better now than it was a year ago. Of course, we still have friends in MT that we miss, and we still have to get back there to pick up our poor pet cat who has been boarding with friends this whole time, but for the most part we have started a whole new chapter in our lives and I have to say it again, it's better in almost every single way.

I guess you really can dream up the world you want to live in. I'm going to continue to dream out loud, I'm going to continue to believe that change really is possible, and that nothing is out of reach.

Thanks for being with me during this journey, it's been just about 2 years since I started this blog and in that time I've seen some of the best and the worst days and nights of my life. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

Friday, March 02, 2007

watch it

If you didn't see Bono on the NAACP Image awards tonight, you need to. Seriously. Not a long speech, but a great one, and delivered with so much passion. Words can do it justice, check it out for yourself.
Here it is on youtube:
and here's a link to it in mp4 for your ipod viewing pleasure