Going Back…

To Windows XP. Goodbye Vista!!! My Toshiba laptop is being handed down to my children. They have been told not to destroy it and it will reside in a common family area. No behind-the-scenes Googling for my two ;)

My new computer is actually a 2-year-old Compaq courtesy of DH’s employer.  Works fine and I have all of my favorite software again, Vista was a nightmare for me and I have bid a sweet farewell.  Just have to get my Skype, recording and MP3 conversion software going again and I’ll be back in business.


Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much ;o)

Because Sairy said so…

1. Where is your cell phone? pocketbook
2. Where is your significant other? downstairs
3. Your hair color? darkish blond-light brown
4. Your mother? not living
5. Your father? not living
6. Your favorite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? don’t remember
8. Your dream/goal? Type I diabetes cure
9. The room you’re in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? knitting, dog breeding/showing
11. Your fear? robbery
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in the next tax bracket
13. Where were you last night? daughter’s parent-teacher meeting
14. What you’re not? outspoken
15. One of your wish-list items? another beagle
16. Where you grew up? NJ
17. The last thing you did? took dogs out
18. What are you wearing? fleece shirt & jeans
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? 2 cute beagles and a hamster
21. Your computer? Toshiba laptop
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? Nope.
24. Your car? Mercedes ML 350
25. Something you’re not wearing? fingerless gloves
26. Favorite store? Container Store
27. Your summer? relaxed and quiet
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? an hour ago
31. Last time you cried? last week

You read it, now do it 😉

Slipping Around

The centering nature of my knitting has kept me sane time and again. I’ve been especially appreciative of my fiber hobby since last week, when my Mercedes ML was struck unexpectedly by (start your engines ) a f*%&g garbage truck!  Right in front of my own house. The not-so-pleasant driver of the offending vehicle stated that I was going too fast, when in actuality I was slowed to a grand total of about 5 mph, getting ready to turn into my driveway. Offending vehicle was idling parked on the wrong side facing the wrong way and he missed seeing my SUV.  It was hair-raising, to say the least, but luckily he wasn’t going fast so I escaped without a scratch. My truck wasn’t so lucky.

The Mercedes was on a company lease and due to be returned next week. Ouch.

The Glen Ridge police quickly responded and I let the officer do the talking —  I never said another word to the driver of the garbage truck as he looked like he wanted to eat me for breakfast! And he looked even more thrilled when he was told that it was his fault and he was facing north when he should have been facing south. Then he would have spotted me in his sideview mirror.

I’ve been happily slip-stitching this Prism sock since last weekend – I really like how the colors are playing out:

Keep on knitting and watch out for trucks that are bigger than yours!

Welcome to Knitarooooo on WordPress!

I decided to try out WordPress.com’s free hosting service to see if it’s a better option for me than Blogger. So far, so good. Except for my little gadgets that have Java or Flash in them, I’ve been able to transition pretty seemlessly.  There’s still a lot for me to learn in the blogosphere — it’s really a fun way to keep in touch with all of my fiber friends and I’m going to stick with it :o)

Here’s Nikol to get things started: