Saturday, January 23, 2010

Steel Horses and Sweet Lucy

If you haven't heard the good news, I am officially employed as of 1 February! I'm pretty stoked and relieved. Mini-Me's dad comes home from his trip to Douchebagistan on Thursday, and I didn't want to have to hear what he had to say if I was without employment.

I some times think that he's forgotten that I'm no longer his wife. 'Nuff said.

I had to throw steel horse in the title of this blog because getting a job means being able to buy tickets to go and see Bon Jovi in Charlotte with my girl Wenders. I've been in love with Bon Jovi since I was about 10, but never really had the chance to see them when I was younger. So, here we are, 24 years later and I'm going to see them, damn it.

Woooo-oh! Livin' on a prayer!

(Feel bad for Opal - I've been singing that for about a week now.)

In the mean time, I am taking full advantage of being unemployed. Remember the other day when I lamented about not having a life and just being a rather large slug daily? Well, this week will be full on slug week, minus a few odds and ends.

I've been working on an EZ Sweater - Baby Sweater on Two Needles, from the Knitter's Almanac. (Aka, February Baby Sweater) I'm really happy that I have a full size version of this sweater under my belt, as it's made life so much easier. Here's a progress picture, for those of you who are interested:

I did decide to go ahead and adapt the pattern so that I could knit the sleeves in the round. I don't seam well, and my only other option was to beg Zonda to seam it up for me. (My knitting Mama wouldn't have been pleased with me.)

Speaking of our Zonda, she taught Mini-Me and I to sew last week! We had a great time, and Mini-Me and I are excited at the possibilities.

While I've got the basics down, it still seems pretty overwhelming to me, so I'm going to rely on Sweet Lucy to make it aaalll better.

I lurves me some bourbon. And Sweet Lucy rocks.

For all of you Chewie fans, he's been laying low, wondering when the insanity is going to end.

Personally, I think he's been hitting the Sweet Lucy.


Zonda said...

Ok..this iz yer PSA! Puleeez do not drink and sew! I sure don't wanna have to come over and pry fingers outta the machine ;) cause I've done it before! Oh, and I do love to seam, so there! Bon Jovi girl, you are gonna have a blast!

Barbara said...

Douchebagistan...southern or northern part? Have fun at Bon Jovi!

Opal said...

o/~ whooooa we're halfway there! whoa-oh! livin' onna prayer!!


lovin' the sewing and the chewie shot. :)

Cookie said...

Are you even old enough to be drankin'?


yarnsnob said...

Go Mattie go Mattie go!!!!! I went to see Bon Jovi a couple of years ago in Charlotte at the Bobcar Arena. I have seen them twice. Once when I was in highschool when Jon had the long hair still going, and then a couple of years ago. You wll have a blast!!! As for seaming I feel your pain man and Zonda did see my sweater for me so nanny nanny boo boo. HAHAHAHA