Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I'm a Mid-Rank Nerd

My husband found this on someone else's blog, and I just had to try it. The scary thing is I think I'm nerder than him. :) Click on the picture below and find out how nerdy you are.

I am nerdier than 79% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

My very handsome nephew and his blanket

Here is my nephew Peter showing off the blanket I knitted for him. I've heard that the blanket has been a big hit in my sister-in-law's home. His older sister is trying to say it's her blanket. :) Does anyone want to help me make another blanket for her? Please? :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The newest thing on my list of projects

So here it is, my newest project. From what I understand it works up on large needles (size 35) so it really shouldn't take me long at all. I'll take some pictures when I'm done.

A week of the blahs

I'll admit it, I feel like I've been run over by a truck. These last seven days have had a few bright points, but mostly it's been a royal pain.

I guess I'll start with the greatest point. My son is god. :) I went to his parent teacher conference last night and his teacher was telling me how great he's doing. For those of you who don't know, Joe has a few problems (nothing major, just a bit of low tone and that he needs a bit more of the one on one teaching, so he's in a special education class), but he really seems to be coming into his own this year. He's really becoming a little social butterfly, which I'm so happy to hear. He doesn't enjoy art to much, but he is a computer junkie (no big surprise there). I think next year, we are going to start working to get him into a mainstream class.

I guess another bright point this week, is that I'm very excited about a new knitting project that I have lined up. I was going to make a grandmother a bag, but after I ordered the pattern, I found out that she didn't need it anymore. But since I already ordered the pattern, I decided to make it for myself. I have the yarn and the needles, now I'm just waiting on the pattern. I'll post a picture of what I'm making at the colors that I chose later.

I guess the reason that I feel like crud, has to do with a few things. 1. Not enough sleep (can't blame that one anyone else but me) 2. Joe has a cold and Mandy is getting a runny nose 3. Knowing that when Mandy gets a runny nose, that she's probably going to get an ear infection and 4. Not being able to take my kids to the doctor because Tony's boss is a lying sack of poo. Why do I say this?, I hear you ask. Well, I found out last week that Tony's boss hasn't been paying into our medical benefits for 9 weeks, and because of this, they were cancelled. After I ruffled some feathers, Tony's boss called him and said that he was running a check down to the union right now to take care of everything. Well, we have now come to realize that besides not paying into the benefits, he hasn't been paying into the other funds either. And that check that he brought to the union was to cover the 401-k not our benefits. So here I sit, praying that the benefit problem is taken care of today (without Tony being laid off that is) and that this guy hasn't decided to be a major schmuck and play games with the IRS and the money that he is supposedly taking out for taxes. Yep, the fun continues.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Mandy in all her greatest and why I hate the winter

Anyone that knows Mandy knows that she is a very funny little terror that's into everything. Well, last night we put her to bed, and about 9:30 my husband calls me to our room door. What did I hear, I hear you ask. I heard Mandy laughing to herself. It sounded like someone was in the bedroom tickling her. It was so funny. So Tony goes into the bedroom, to make sure she's alright. She's fine, so he tucks her back in and leaves. Well we were both afraid that she'd start screaming now, since usually if you go into the bedroom while she's still awake, she decides that it's play time and wants out of the crib. But not last night. She starts laughing again. Maybe she was laughing at some personal joke, who knows.

Yes, I hate the winter. I'm tired of this freaking snow. But the snow isn't the worst of it, it's the ice that formed from it raining yesterday, and then dropping 40 degrees. According to the weatherman earlier, is was 17 degrees. Ugh. To make things worse, my son's bus was 45 minutes late (he's the second child to be picked up) and the yahoos over here didn't clear off the walkway, stairs, or the sidewalk. It was like a skating ring. I'm just happy that I didn't fall going up or down the stairs. So here I sit freezing and dreaming of warmer weather.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Joe in all of his greatness

Yesterday my son Joe asked the million-dollar question. "When are you going to have another baby?" I was shocked. Tony (my husband) asked "Why do you want us to have another baby?" " I want a little brother to play with" was Joe's response. I couldn't believe that he was actually asking this. Well, I'm sorry to tell you this Joe, but mommy and daddy are out of the baby making business.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

The new look

Yes, I decided to changed the background for my blog. I liked the other one, but I was having problems adding the html for the blog ring that I have joined. So I guess for now, I'll stay with this color.

A blog to join in the fun

Well, I have some more good news. My blog has been added to a blog ring for women. :) What's that I hear you say, I'm dying for attention. Me? Nah. ha ha

Friday, March 04, 2005

One more Silly thing from the web

Ok, I couldn't help myself (ok I could, but why should I). :) Here's another one of those silly web name test things. Tell me what it says about you.

How to make a Jen LaRocca

1 part jealousy

5 parts crazyiness

5 parts joy
Add to a cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. Add a little lustfulness if desired!

Silly Web Name Test

I found this silly thing on the web. This is what it came up with when I entered my name. If you do this, leave a comment and tell me what it said for you.



Name / Username:

Name Acronym Generator

A very popular cookie

Ok, now that I have your attention. :)

You may have read earlier that I had submitted my website to a website ring hoping that they would admit me. Well, I've gotten a bit carried away with the whole thing. :) I've found a few more that I also applied to. So as of right now, I applied to 4 and 3 let me join. I still find it very funny that the first one that I applied to hasn't gotten back to me yet. But their nav bar shows up when you see what other rings I belong to. I don't understand it.

A small edit: Ok, I have seemed to go a bit overboard with these webrings. Umm.....I've applied to 8, 4 have let me join. I think that's enough. For today anyway. Ha ha

March 7th: Ok another small edit. One of the sites denied me because they don't take knitters. No biggie. 1 down 3 more to go.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The ringed knitter

I'm happy to announce that my knitting website has been admitted to one of the two webring sites' that I signed up for. I'm still waiting to hear from the other site.

Don't mind my weak attempt at a joke. I am just very tired.

Giving my webpage a ring

I decided to enter my web page into a website ring. The link for the group in already on my page, but I don't know if they will let me join or not. Wish me luck. I'll keep you all informed.

Peter's Blanket

I finally finished knitting the blanket for my nephew. Personally I think it came out rather well.

My new and updated Knitting page

Some of you may or may not know that I knit. I used to have a small cheesy site up on AOL that showed a few pictures. I decided to fix it up today, and AOL complained that I didn't have enough space left to do it. So I found another site that has free web space. Yeah, they have banner-ads, but I guess it's better than nothing. Well, to make a long store short, my site it up and running. Click here to see the wonders of me and my knitting.

But the good news doesn't stop there. Those of you who know me, know that I've been working on a blanket for my nephew (and if you didn't know, well now you do). I'm happy to announce that I have finally finished it. I can't believe that I'm done with it. I have to take some pictures of it completed. Once I do, I'll post them here and on my web page.

Now onto my next project, a new scarf for Joe.