Friday, June 25, 2010


I have the best spoiler in the world!

Allitrya sent my package and it was amazing. She really stalked me well. I LOVE the color she picked out. She wrapped it all up like Christmas...

Here is a shot of the whole package

Lovely soft silky yarn

Beautiful stitch markers and a little holder (she even made the label)

French Coffee
She made me the cutest little sock keychain. I have always wanted one of these!

and a gorgeous Eiffel Tower charm.
I can't wait to make the Fleur-de-lis washcloth. The size 10 dpns are the only ones I didn't have in that size at all! She also made the cutest notions bag. I love the blue color and the satiny material.

I am truly honored and grateful for the time Allityra spent on my kit.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


We went to the powwow today. The kids were crazy and it was raining off and on , but I still wanted to dance as soon as I heard the music and saw the jingle dress dancers. I thought I could do it too until I remembered the arthritis. Oh well, my baby is being weaned (that makes me the wean-er and her the wean-ee) so I will be able to take the medication soon. Although, I am not sure how I feel about taking a chemotherapy medication. It would be nice to be pain free though My thumb is swollen larger than the knuckle now.

Oh yeah

WE WAZ ROBBED!!! The USA should've had the win, not the draw.

Next Wednesday though everything will be right in the world again, I can root for England instead of for Algeria.

GO USA! (and England...)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quidditch Again

Ohhhhh we lost! I can't believe it. I am super competitive. I made my poor DH stay up and watch the baby while I played. He got home from work just as the match was starting He could barely keep his eyes open! Oh well...

Good news my package is on its way. I mailed it yestersday and it is scheduled to land on Monday. I guess I should go and let my DH get some sleep while it is quiet in the house since the demon children are visiting their dad. I hope they go home soon. Isn't that an awful thing to think about children. The oldest one is the worst. They used to go to the shelter for respite care, but the shelter banned him, they couldn't handle him. He is soooo bad and he is ONLY 3 1/2 years old!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Woo Hoo

I went to the "Coolest Small Town in America" (Ely, MN) today and found a nice little yarn shop with gorgeous yarns! No Red Heart or Lion Brand, not that there is anything wrong with them, but they aren't for every project and that is all we have around here. There are two yarn stores that carry a different selection of yarns and they are both an hour away, in opposite directions!!

This week, we got our garden started. We planted one garden box and my husband built another 6.5 foot box and a small box. Next up is potatoes in a stack of tires! I can't wait. We have Yukon Gold and Russet Burbank. I looked for red seed potatoes but both places that sell seed potatoes in town are out and I don't want to go driving across northern Minnesota looking for them. I have more ideas than I have space for and I will just be tempted to try something else.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I hate it and it is this weeks homework, so instead of doing the puzzle, I just figured out the answers from the letters on the bottom.

1. Harry Potter
2. Dobby
3. Hog's Head

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oh my

Am I glad that Homework is due 12 am Pacific time!

I fell asleep watching Eddie Izzard on my brand new Netflix streaming on
my Wii!

It has been a horrible week. My husband and I had a fight with my mother
and we stayed at my friends house for a few days. It was nice but she
doesn't have internet!! Crazy right?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Partial Homework

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?
B:Confusing Draught

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?
D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?
A: The Draught of Living Death

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?
D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?
C: Shrinking Solution
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

I almost forgot

I totally let time get away from me this week. I meant to take pictures for the homework assignment, but we are doing temporary foster care and the kids are out of control!! I feel sorry for them, but I can't wait until they leave. Makenzie's nose healed. Here is a new pic...
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh my poor baby!

She fell off the bed on Wednesday night. My husband and I were getting ready for bed when Makenzie decided she was going to get off the bed! She went over head first and landed on her face!! It was so scary. I relive it everytime I look at her poor carpet-burned nose! We rushed her to the hospital but luckily she was okay, no skull fractures or concussions.

Here's a pic of my poor injured baby...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Care of Magical Creatures Homework

Gloves-to feed the Flobberworms
(I don't like worms)

Leash- to take the nifflers for a treasure hunting walk

Kennel-to keep the Blast-Ended Skrewt in

Knife-for cutting wood and leaves off the Bowtruckle tree

Pepper grinder-to feed the salamanders when we have to change the fire
(I need more pepper)

1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
Large bat-like ears, bulging eyes, short, spindly arms and legs
2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black family, and then later willed to Harry Potter
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
Elf sized hats and socks and other clothing items
4. How do you free a house elf?
It's owner must present them with an item of clothing
5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

My orginiality marker is the date in the corner of the picture

Sunday, April 11, 2010


So, as I start my weightloss journey, I find that motivation is the key...It's the key to not eating junk, it's the key to not eating outside of my calorie range and it's the key to getting up and going for a walk even though my arthritis is inflamed and it hurts to walk. I decided that my arthritis is not going to get better if I sit around doing nothing. I will only gain more weight, which will make me put more pressure on my joints and make me want to do even less. See the vicious cycle here?

I came across a blog called somehow and it was this woman, Jen from Minneapolis, who has lost almost 100 pounds in 2 years. She suffered a horrible, horrible tragedy the day before her final weigh-in; her mom was hit by a car when she was out walking and passed away. ANYWAY, I added her blog to my Google Reader and preceeded to look for more blogs. On her site is a guy who challenged Jen to do 99 minutes on the stairmaster. He posted the reason why on his blog, It is so incredibly moving, I had to repost it here. I cannot believe how unbelievibly motivated and motivating people can be.

The stairmaster challenge

Friday, April 9, 2010


I started tracking what I eat and how much I exercise on Sparkpeople on Monday. I love this site. I also got the free app for my blackberry; which is super nice, because I can look up any food before I eat it.

One of my goals is to drink more water, so I am aim for 10 glasses a day. Luckily we have a water service, so I don't have to drink our nasty tap water or throw 5 plastic bottles away.

If I stick to my plan everyday for two weeks, I get to buy myself a Hydracoach. I am super excited. I wish All my stuff wasn't in storage, so I could have my Plastic Starbucks cup that looks like their cold drink to go cup, complete with green straw and everything.

Okay that's enough rambling. I will try to post some transfiguration homework before tomorrow night as well.

Monday, March 29, 2010

First Homework

We got our first homework for the term.

We are to list the three characters we picked for our kits and why we like them.

So first up is Fleur Delacour-I am learning french and I love anything and everything french! Eiffel towers, Coq au Vin, Cafe au lait, everything! I also love that Fleur stood by Bill, with no hesitation, even after he got bit.

Next is Bellatrix Lestrange- I just love her for her extreme craziness. She is sooo out there, my cousin and I attract people like her. Also, she knows who she is and doesnt apologize to anyone for it. She does what she wants, when she wants it.

Third is Nymphadora Tonks-I love her ability to change her looks at will. How awesome would it be to be able to change your hair color just by thinking of it?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Start of the new term

I am soooo excited, I can't wait!