Sunday, October 16, 2005
i fall to pieces (think patsy cline)
That, if you look closely, is a fingernail broken to the quick. sigh. the fingernails on both my index fingers curve when they grow out (anybody know why?) and tend to break if i'm not careful. i was being nice, as a coworker in the mailroom had forgotten her phone on her desk, and it kept trying to ring. now, we aren't supposed to have our phones on at all, so i was being altruistic, and hit the button to turn the ringer off, as her phone is very similar to mine. needless to say, she was sitting to my left, and the fingernail cracked way too far down.
You'll notice the rest of my nails are relatively long and pretty (who'da thunk that would ever happen with me?!?) . so yes, i'm a bit perturbed by this, particularly since the same thing had happend on my right hand 3 weeks ago, and that nail is still growing out. thank god i'm able to catch these before the damage is too great. they're tender, but no blood.
and yes, that's sapphires in my engagement ring. my first two engagement rings were diamonds, and neither set were of my choosing. the first set was my then mother-in-law's, and i found out after 7 years of marriage to the momma's boy, that the ring was actually on loan! i was to give it back! WHAT! that man never did know me well. i would have gone without, rather than taken a ring that i couldn't keep, sigh.
the second set was diamond as well, but yellow gold on top of that. yet again another case of a man who never truly knew me. you'll notice that not only is this sapphires, it's white gold. he asked first, lol. he may have not known me as well as he would have possibly liked, but he knew to ask. this one is definitely a keeper
This is what i've been working on this weekend. yes, it's big. but he's happy with it, and i intend on hemming it shorter so that it's not quite so long on him. i'm unable to work on it tonight though, because apparently the back ache mark had last week is catching. i got out of the car, after we had visited his parents today, and almost coudln't walk into the house. i ended up sleeping for about 2 hours at his house, while he and sean played downstairs.
Mark is very pleased with sean's progress, musically. Sean has had 4 lessons, and mark believes he is really getting it. and the choice to be downstairs as long as they were was sean's, not mark's. mark is impressed with sean's concentration on this. this is something that sean wants, and badly at that. it started out as him wanting to play with dad, as it was a connection, and it's turned into something on its own for him. he loves it. and i will do what i can to help. seriously. do you have any idea how much a left-handed electric guitar costs? but it's amazing to listen to him. he's actually getting it! and while he's not perfect (makes me wince, lol), i can hear the music. mark is teaching him an original his group (centerfuze) does, and i can hear it. wow. if he ever gets to the level that kevin (the guitarist who is teaching him) plays in that song, he will truly be an excellent player.
Liam has been lying again. Friday night i got an email from his math teacher stating that he'd been given a list of make up work due by tuesday for the quarter. he'd told mark he didn't have any homework. so, we asked him why he didn't tell us. he said "because i thought i could get away with it." WTF! i'm in email contact with most of his teachers, and the administrator, at least 3 to 4 times a week, and he knows it. wow. i know he's not stupid, so it has to be sheer bloody-mindedness. needless to say, he's had to devote his entire weekend to homework, as he had over 20 assignments to catch up on.
You might be a redneck if your favorite pet is edible.
. . . your first bra was a Wonderbra (i knew a girl once who we said that her living bra had commited suicide, does that count?)
Pattern of the Day: Clouds. This scarf is fascinating, and amazingly simple from the looks of it. for lack of a better term, it's thrummed. however, the thrums are mohair locks, left to dangle, and look fluffy and curly. it's actually cute, but i'd never wear it.
Pattern of the Weekend: Surprise Mittens. I like these, but they're made with sock yarn. i like my mittens thick, and warm, and i can't imagine sock yarn would do it for me ( i have arthritis in my hands, and warmth is an issue.)
What I'm reading:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (booktape in the house)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (booktape in the car)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
The Woves of the Calla by Stephen King (this is book 5 of the dark tower series, i was way behind on these, apparently)
and i finished a book that was absolutely amazing, as romance novels go. It was Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This is one outside the regular realm of romance. The premise is a man is cursed to live in a book, until summoned by a woman who says his name 3 times on a full moon, and is to be her love slave for the month, until the next full moon. this time, the woman does it unbelieving, and then sets about to free him. this woman writes well. i started this book at 1230 last night (this morning?) and finished it at 10 this morning. a very fast, fascinating read. if you like romance, you gotta go check it out (warning, it is semi-graphic, for those who don't care for that sort of thing (VBEG))
have a nice dya