Tuesday, December 27, 2011

That's Where Jewelry Comes From

Recently, I have been obsessed with the sell of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry in mid-December.  I had my eye on the Bulgari Diamond and Emerald necklace.  I was happy to hear that Bulgari bought the necklace back for $6.1 million.  However, can I just say OUCH, that is much bucks for your bling.  I kept teasing my friends that I wanted the necklace for Christmas and if they all went in together they could probably get me a parking space to the auction.

However, all that necklace lust went out in the universe and I got four new, beautiful necklaces, and a kit to knit my own sparkly bauble for Christmas.  I think I am so lucky to have friends who know and love me so well.  I cannot wait to wear my new pieces of jewelry, I am just perplexed on which one to wear first.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I love the Heat Miser

I am not a Christmas person.  I don't like carols and dream of snow.  I do love spending time with my family and friends and having the day off from work.  As you imagine I am not checking the TV schedule in search of any Christmas specials.  However, there is one number in The Year Without a Santa Claus that I do love, the Heat Miser song.  I think I love the flaming red hair of the Heat Miser and his minions.  I thought now would be a good time to share this clip with all the joy of the season.  I'm too much!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Compromise or Dinner with My Wife

Tonight I really wanted sushi.  Specifically, I wanted the volcano roll at Cafe Mochi on Grand.  My wife wanted Vietnamese from Mekong on Grand.  We were doing that usual, no it is okay we can go to your pick , no-no-no let's go to your restaurant dance that we do when we parked at Jay's. I needed Ting Ting ginger chews. 

Tangent:  I love Ting Tings.  They are these spicy little candies which are the consistence of stale taffy and once soften just gum up your teeth.  I can only get them at international groceries and I am almost out.  Our goal was to pick up a few bags and then get dinner.

We walked back out to the car and I noticed Wei Hong, a Chinese Restaurant, across the street from Jay's.  We were, in fact, midway between Mochi and Mekong.  I looked at my wife and said, "How do you feel about Chinese instead?" I pointed across the street.

My wife cocked her head and gave me one of those pirate smiles of hers and said, "Why that is an excellent compromise."  And so I had hot and sour soup and many smiles from my wife as she ate her shrimp fried rice.  A happy medium was exactly what we both wanted for dinner.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Not Forgotten or Love and Hate

Loved Yoga Socks.

I have not forgotten my blog, I have just been very busy with Christmas knitting.  However, I did have three knitted items which were gifted on St. Nicks Day.  I knitted two pair of yoga socks, which were a free pattern I love (http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cPatterns.freePatterns&pattern_id=000031).  The sweet stitch pattern was just fun to knit.  I made a pair for myself (http://tempestinapot.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-needed-yoga-socks-because.html) that I just love them to wear around the house.  Co-worker Angie said she wanted a pair and my work bff, Cynthia, needed a pair too.  Both projects turned out great and I loved the knitting.

Right Twist Stitch Pattern

Okay back to Angie, she wanted a hat and with trepidation I found the pattern and did the knitting.  The end results were not my favorite, I really don't like knitting hats and I think it shows.  First hat had issues so I decided to try again.  The second hat turned out much better, but trust me on this, it did not make me love hat knitting at all.  I have started calling hats, hates.  Note to self, STOP knitting hates.
Angie in the Dreaded Hate