Sunday, January 25, 2009

My week in pictures

Here's my week in pictures:
This is my current travel knitting project. Garter Stitch Loop Through Scarf from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. Yarn is Omega Sinfonia in Azul Rey.

We had a spectacular sunset on Monday. I was heading out for dinner and grabbed this shot.
Tuesday was the inauguration. I watched it while I was doing some graphic stuff at work. I took the picture off of my tv at home that night. See the station logo in the lower right corner? I designed that.
Wednesday morning it was very cold - for Columbus anyway. This is the roof of my car when I went out Wednesday morning.
Thursday night I had leftover pizza for dinner, warmed in my newly repaired toaster oven.
There were three deer in the road when I was driving home from babysitting last night. I snapped pictures changing the settings. This is all I got. Those floating lights are their eyes.
This is a picture I took of Seth's cat Boots today. He is incredibly sweet, smart, and handsome.

To see all of my pictures from my 365 Project (explained here), visit my flickr set.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Meeting New Friends

Meet my new friend Boots. Last Saturday Boots showed up at Seth's house. He gave it some cat treats and some petting. Sunday Boots was there. Seth's cousins came over for dinner and Tom said it was a girl. Seth's parents kept saying "don't feed it!" They weren't so much in the market for a cat. Monday Seth came home from work and they'd built the cat a house and put out a saucer of milk. At this point they named her "Boots". Seth went out and bought cat food. By Wednesday night when the weather turned really cold for central Georgia, they decided she needed to sleep in the old storage building. They rigged up a litterbox.
Seth asked me to come to Pine Mountain this morning to help him take Boots to the vet. We waited in the lobby and one mean dog and one nice dog. Boots was not happy about any of this. We finally went back to see the vet. She walked in and took one look and said, "We have a neutered male." What?!? Obviously Tom was wrong. Boots was loving on all of us and the vet the whole time we were talking. Then she took HIM to the back to weigh him and give him some medicine. He wasn't as loving to the vet when she brought him back out. He's a great cat. Very sweet. Smart. Seth and I went to lunch with Mr. Ray (his dad) after the vet visit. Mr. Ray said he'd been thinking about a way to build Boots his own house area. (The storage building is not a permanent solution.) Yes, that man who, one week ago, didn't want to feed the stray that had taken up with them, now is planning construction projects to give the cat a better life. Too funny. Seth wrote about Boots over on his blog, too.

This is my 365 picture for today:
I do audio for weddings at church and had a wedding today. It was a really sweet ceremony for a sweet young couple. I took this photo from the audio booth while everyone was getting ready before the wedding.

I need to go study my Sunday School lesson now. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thanks. . .

. . . for all of your birthday greetings. I appreciate it. I had a lovely meal at Olive Garden last night, leftovers for lunch today and then went for dessert after church with Karen and (blogless) Ellen - my coworkers in the nursary. Have you ever had Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie? Oh, my stars! So good. I meant to take a picture of that for my picture of the day, but I forgot. Instead I have these interesting shadows from the hall at the tv station to show you:
My Dad told me tonight that he talked to my Aunt Eunice today and she told him that her son, my cousin, Perry, lost his job due to cutbacks. His wife works for the school district in Anderson and has taken a cut in her pay, too. They have a son in high school and one in middle school. Please keep them in your prayers.
Tomorrow my knitting friend, Bookwyrm, an elementary school media specialist, is bringing her Broadcasting Club to the tv station for a tour. It should be fun!

yeah, okay.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Finished Object

I finished my garterlac dishcloth. Lily Sugar & Cream Stripes in Baby Stripes. It's my 365 picture for today.
Here's yesterday picture that I didn't get blogged, but wanted to share just because I liked it. This church is on the corner where I turn going to work.

I laid around all day today in my pajamas. I don't know why I've been so tired, but every now and them you (at least, I) need a day like that.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fourth Pan of Cornbread

I ate the last of my New Year's turnip greens tonight for supper. I made my fourth pan of cornbread this year.

So, are you wondering why I've become such a prolific blogger all of a sudden? Well, I'm doing this flickr project where you take a photo every day and post it to flickr. There's also a group for ravelry members who are taking pictures everyday. Here are the photos I've taken so far. I'm also in a group where I take one mostly pink photo each week. (There's a 365 option, but 365 of pink is a lot of pressure.) Those pink shoes I put up on Tuesday went into that group. I can't promise that I'll post my photos here everyday. I may have some I don't want to bore you with.
But there will probably be more short blogging than I have traditionally done, as well as some insight into Holly's world you previously did not have. (Fasten your seatbelts!)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

They're Back

We didn't have church last week on New Year's Eve or on Christmas Eve, so this was our first Wednesday night back with our Wednesday kids in three weeks. We had missed them. They were so sweet. Except for whoever bit Jay when we weren't looking. Don't know who it was. But his mom says he probably deserved it. She's probably right.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Shoes

I got new shoes! I saw these at Belk in Anderson with Daddy at Christmas. They were $50. He was going to buy them for me. They didn't have my size. I checked online and found them for $30 WITH a free tote bag! SCORE! They're cute. They're comfy. SCORE! I like my new shoes.

Monday, January 5, 2009


My car turned over to 2,000 miles tonight on the way to knitting. We had a huge crowd tonight: Counting me, 18 knitters, crocheters, and/or spinners. I had my usual coffee and cookie.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Things that make you go, "Hmmm."

It's a good question. I think mine is paying all the bills on what I make. And finally finishing my dad's vest. What's your biggest challenge for the year? An interesting topic for the comments.

PS: Garterlac Dishcloth in Lily's Sugar & Cream in Baby Stripes.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday in Pine Mountain

I went to Pine Mountain today to hang out with Seth. After lunch at San Marcos (the best Mexican food in West Central Georgia), we visited his neighbors. We only go there to see the animals. This is their horse, Apollo. He's normally not very friendly, but he was following me along the fence today. I think he posed for this picture. It turned out really great.
This is BarnCat. She is exceptionally sweet. Purrs all the time. Very lovable. Adorable, too, but you can see that for yourself.
We went over to Callaway Gardens and visited the Day Butterfly Center.
And the Discovery Center, where I tried using the self-timer on my camera to take a self-portrait. Honest. Seth didn't want his picture taken and he was hiding.
I like going to Callaway. It's a really nice place that has a special quality to it. It's only about a thirty minute drive, but when you go there, you feel like you're far away from real life.
This is the scarf I made Seth for Christmas. Bernat Denim in Faded Khaki. Knit double stranded in a 1 x 1 rib on size 13 needles. It matches the hat I made him last year.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Work is a four letter word

It was a full day at work today. I made a lot of tv today. I did get to take my lunch break with (New Year's dinner leftovers) and eat and have some knitting time in the break room. It makes the day way more bearable. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

As for the Gator Bowl, I don't want to talk about it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year. It was quiet here. I called Daddy to make sure he was awake for it. I walked over in front of the tv to watch Carson Daly count down. Then I called Seth and told him Happy New Year. And that was it.

Look! Actual knitting content:

That's Toto the Extremely Useful and Cute Potholder from Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. It was a fun little portable project. That's Sugar & Cream yarn by Lily. It's knitted double stranded fair isle style to make it thick and heat resistant. It uses an i-cord bind-off to create the lovely green ridge around the bottom. It also features a three needle bind-off to attach the two pockets to each other. This baby packs a skill building punch into one tiny (but extremely useful and cute) package.

I had a big plate of Turnip Greens, Cornbread, Ham, and Black Eye Pea Salad for lunch today. Yum. Yum. I have to go watch the ballgame now. It's getting too close for comfort.