Cat got your....yarn?

Love the random, proper grammar optional


Still waiting

While I wait, I am managing to be productive.

This week I worked a little bit more on my socks (although I don't have a picture). I am closing in on the toe. Hopefully that will go as smoothly as the rest of the sock.

I have also started a scarf for my co-worker. One day when she commented on my sock progress I mentioned that I would have no trouble making her a scarf. The next day she handed me a bag full of beautiful blue yarn. She wasn't, however, as helpful in the idea department. "Whatever you think" is a dreaded response for me. I have picked the multidirectional diagonal scarf. I am doing two light blue panels to each dark blue. It is soft and amazing so far. I hope she likes it.

I finally took pictures of my finished socks. This pattern is wonderful. Next time I will make the smaller size. They would have felt even better on if they were just a little big snugger.

Lastly, I have been trying to find a home for my cute little friend. Living in an animal shelter must be horrible, but you wouldn't know it by her temperment. I think the pictures speak for themselves. And she is almost full grown....hehe.


While you continue to tire of this topic...

...It consumes my life, my every breath.

Term: AUTUMN 06
Academic Program: VMCAS APPLICANT
See Residency Guidelines
Received Date: OCTOBER 11, 2005.
Status: Your application has been referred to the program for admissions consideration.

Should I be jumping for joy they are even considering? No... I will wait, I'm getting darn good at that.


Preparing for my "exam"

But first, an update on my socks:

I had completed about 3 inches of the sock when I realized the pattern was just not appealing. So today I ripped back to the ribbing and started again. I really like how it is turning out so far. Hopefully my sock pal will enjoy them!

This past week was a real rough week. Two nights I crawled into bed after 4 in the morning, and I worked some extra hours at work. Well, yesterday, my boss asked if I had any great plans for the weekend. She was surprised at how I just planned to rest and do a bunch of interview prep. "Sounds like you're preparing for an exam." Well, that is almost right on. It is just a "life exam." I really just hope to be myself so that they can see just how great a candidate for vet school I really am. (Any well wishers that would like to think positive thoughts Tuesday around 11 are more than thanked!)

In other news, my apartment got a little messy this week due to my lack of energy at the end of the day. Similarly, Liberace felt a little neglected. I swear that he did this himself, and I freed him immediately. My cat is weird. (For anyone that can't tell that is the handle to a plastic grocery bag.)



My first update (yay!). Yesterday, instead of working 10-3 and 4:30-9:30, I only worked 9-1 and 4:30-9:30. This left a much longer "lunch break" in which I could take the bus up to the Knitters' Merchantile. According to my giftee's preferences, I picked out some beautiful yarn. It was hard because there were so many great choices. I finished the pair of socks I had been knitting on (pics of those to come) and cast on again. I am designing the pattern, so we will see how it turns out. But for now, feast your eyes on this:

On a less knitting-related note, it becomes glaringly clear why I volunteer 5 hours a day M-F.

PUPPY BREATH. hehe, I think I have a problem. He was in the hospital with a case of severe cuteness.

We also saw a little black sheep today. He was only two months old, and he hadn't eaten in 3 or 4 days. The poor little guy. I try not to take pictures of everything, but you can imagine how cute and pitiful this poor little guy was.


My work space

This is my desk. While I am sometimes busy answering phones, stuffing envelopes, or greeting visitors/"clients", I do have chances to slack off. In this picture I have out my knitting, my interview prep material and I am searching the web. Ah, it is nice to work as a secretary!

And, just to appease the masses, a kitty shot. This one is titled Express mail.



Tuesday is Poker Night. Every Tuesday "the boys" gather to play a Texas Hold 'em tournament. Five dollars goes into the pot and everyone plays until they no longer have any chips. In the end, the second place winner gets his money back, and the champion gets what is left of the pot. While I would love to play, the "tournie" commences promptly at 7:30 pm, at which time I am still t-minus two hours away from getting off of work. This evening, I got off of work, went home, fed the cat, changed my clothes and arrived at the poker game to see this:

Heads up had already started. Well, I asked if I could be the permanent dealer, which was fine until the hand already in play Joey-on right- went all in, and lost. Piss....

What, you ask, does everyone else do once they are out of the tournament? Video games, of course: (excuse the excess of cords, and other "boy" stuff)

Once the tournie had finished, everyone decided to play a cash game. Enter Kristen....

This is usually where I count my change, $4 worth, and proceed to lose it all. My mother always said "Patience is a virtue," little did I know lacking this virtue would lead me to lose a lot of change in poker. Much to my surprise, however, tonight would be the exception. I rocked the house, doubling my change purse and then some. Woot, woot! I am very proud.

On a side note: I *almost* came home with a puppy today. Working at the vet hospital could be big trouble. I will have to continue to hussle people for their change to pay for dog food. Two month old dachund puppy- that is all I have to say.