Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Went to the Dentist Today

This is big news. I haven't been to the dentist in a very, very long time. However, Annie inspired me to make it a New Year's resolution so in I went. I had an exam today and the word is that my teeth desperately need a cleaning (this is not news to me) and other than that, I have no new cavities (just one old one and the filling is still good, phew!). This is the one of the reasons I don't go to the dentist that much. I can get away with it.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Miss Wanda knows how to deal with this kind of weather.

Unfortunately, my little nephew is sick home from school today.
Fortunately, that means that I didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn on the coldest morning of the year and take him to the bus stop! It is -3 out there! My sympathies go out to anyone who has to be out in this. Stay warm!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mmmm, Alpaca

A whole box of alpaca!
I love alpaca *sigh*

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Riding the Rollers

I'm really enjoying riding my bike on the trainer but I think I may have to stay in the doorway for quite a while yet. I tried riding in the middle of the room and completely fell off my bike about three times. I decided not to push my luck and moved back to the doorway. I could just imagine the emergency room conversation if I'd really hurt myself:

ER Nurse: Ma'am, how did you get injured?
Me: I crashed my bike.
Nurse: Where?
Me: Um, in the house.
Nurse: What were you doing?
Me: Trying to watch TV.
Nurse: Hmm.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Post Holiday Blahs or What Am I Going To Do About The Rest Of The Winter

Anyone else feeling that way?
The shop is looking better. We got a big box of yarn today and another of needles so the shelves are looking much less pillaged than over the weekend. Even though the shop was much busier this fall, I'm not sure if that will hold over to the new year, so I'm ordering more yarn to fill the shelves but trying to do it moderately so that I can pay for it all. It is always a balancing act. Can't sell it if it's not here but also can send some to the power company to cover the gas bill. Ah, the wonder of retail. No wonder I'm not bored with it after all these years.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Goodbye Earthlink!

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I've finally gotten rid of Earthlink and am using Comcast. I was very, very unimpressed with how Earthlink dealt with the death of my modem last fall and had been planning to ditch them since. Instead of reimbursing me for the two weeks I was without service (while they dithered around and finally figured out my modem had kicked it) they sent me a Starbucks gift certificate! I don't even drink coffee!
Anyway, I'm done with them and they only made me stay on hold for 45 minutes while they did it. Ugh!