Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

Tonight I watched Dirty Dancing with my sister and my niece. It was on the WE network. There were commercials. They edited the dirty words. It was still a great movie. Yes, I know. Shmaltzy. Still, I have always loved this movie and I could watch it again and again.

Work is going circumstantially well. The news is starting to filter through that I am leaving. It is a little sad. Like I said, bittersweet. Today, one of the agents told me that me and Boss are like Batman and Robin, always together and a force to be reckoned with. Someone else pointed out that there are only 3 people in our office (out of 21) that had been there longer than me. That doesn't seem possible to me. I guess I didn't realize how people see me. It is kind of nice to hear people say they will miss me and what will they do without me. I know that a certain amount of this is lipservice but I know, too, that there is some sincerity tossed it. I have so many loose ends to tie up.

Moving on.....

Perhaps I should have mentioned before now but I would really love to receive this:

and this:
for Christmas. I don't think I will because I have been so swamped that I didn't take the time to request them. Umm. The good news on the Christmas front: all of my wrapping is done except for my mother's clock and it is a beast so I am going to have to figure out a nice way to wrap it. My niece came over tonight and helped me wrap and we talked and sang sappy country songs. It was fun. I love my nieces and nephews. Such good kids. Whatever issues my sisters may have (or not have...hi sister!) they have wonderful, sweet, kind, loving, happy children. (and the youngest one even calls me his "wave-wit aunt" sometimes. I can't imagine who taught him to say that!!)

Back to the wishes....any variety of Addis. I only have a pair of 3s (16") and 7s (12"). But I love them. I am in search of projects that require these sizes because I want to use these needles.

Perhaps a skein or two of fancy yarn that I can't convince myself to buy...(Yes, I know, the Clip isn't all that expensive, comparatively, but I haven't brought myself to make a great big online yarn purchase. I am a real sucker for, you know, paying the bills.)

My birthday is the first of February. Maybe I will ask for an Elann gift certificate.

As a sidenote, if anyone knows a spinner in Northern California (let's say, within two hours of Modesto) or if such a spinner happens to stumble through here, please let me know. I am very interested in learning to spin but I have no idea what I am getting myself into. It is just that age-old knitterly longing.

On the very real chance that I don't get around to posting again before Christmas, I wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas. I am so happy to have "met" you all this year and hope you have a wonderful holiday, spend lots of time with loved ones and take a little time to relax and be joyful.

Merry Christmas!!!

7 comments:

margene said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Thank you for the offer of the plate to match my mug. I would be happy to part with the mug so you would have a matched set, if you like.
Merry Christmas to you!

ann said...

Kristy - here is a great price on the winder
http://www.handspinning.com/thefold/

and here is an ebay source for the addis (I am waiting for a recent order from him)

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZjeffQ5fwonderland

Meaghan said...

I with you...I love Dirty Dancing! Good on you for recognising that you needed to have a change of pace with work, better than going on for years longer with the same stress. You and I might be in the same boat, I'm probably going to give work the boot in the New Year as I've got some secret plans afoot...I'll let you know the details later (you may even be able to take some credit for this!!). I hope you get all the pressies you wish for and have the best Christmas....you deserve it! All my very best and take care, I'll catch up with you soon. Meaghan.....oh, and I'm feeling heaps better thanks!

laurie said...

Kristy-- Merry christmas, girl. Thank you. 2006... a good year. let's drink to that.

Milinda said...

I am not going to volunteer to teach you to spin since I can't seem to tie myself to my wheel these days and I would be a poor example. That said, there is a spinners & weavers' guild in Sacramento and I'm betting there is one in your county as well. AND CNCH (Conference of Nor Calif Handweavers (and spinners)) will be meeting in Modesto in May next year. It's also a good place to get the swift.

Wow. Verbosage and not even my own blog. Merry and Happy.

knitonelondon said...

Hey Kristy

Hope you had a good Xmas. I saw your comment about the Tychus hat on my blog. It really, really isn't that difficult. The first time I came to do a short row, it felt really alien, but it IS easy! I find that the best way to try something that looks or sounds hard is to try it. The worst that can happen is that you have to frog it!

Give it a go!

Good luck and Happy New Year - I hope 2006 brings you good things all round...

Kristy

Laura said...

If it's online gift certificates you want, I bet you would love KnitPicks. Have you checked them out? They have such awesome prices, low shipping cost, and really awesome selection of luxury (to me) yarns. I'm ordering some Elegance from them tomorrow to make a scarf for my mother-in-law. I'm so excited to get this yarn I just wanna go stand on the porch waiting for the mail man and I haven't even ordered it yet! :)