May 12, 2005

Yucky Allergies

Ugggh...this is not the time for me to feel like I just want to sleep all day!!! I have things to do! Tomorrow starts the BIG COUNTDOWN to MOVING! Well, at least I get the keys a month from tomorrow; so I can begin the endless back and forth trips in my Focus of whatever I can stuff my car with ~ without burying Gracie. That's it, tomorrow I am getting some more Claritin.

I have been making incredible progress on my French Market Bag. I'm just not sure how much I'm liking the striping pattern I ended up working out. I tried to plan it, and then ended up winging it. I'm trying to be less of a control freak ;) I'll let you know how I do on that. I'll try to get some pics up. I just have to get the motivation up to get my camera out of the diaper bag, plug it into the pc, delete the excess photos, upload the ones I want to flickr, and then post them here - and my gallery for some finished photos. I must admit I was remiss in catching a photo of my mom's b-day present before she took it with her to Cali, I'll have to snag a photo if/when we visit there or make her bring it back in Oct.

The other bummer I'm dealing with is my Focus is ready to be picked up...which normally would be a victory, but I'm really going to miss cruisin' in the Jeep ~ I dont recall if I mentioned that the insurance for the semi that rear-ended John gave us a Grand Cherokee Laredo as a rental until our car was done at the body shop. Boy did we enjoy that vehicle...I cannot wait until we demolish our debt, buy a house, and then get my larger vehicle - may be as small as the Escape Hybrid, or we may get a diesel SUV... jury is still out on that one, but the SUV has finally won me away from the mini-van (for now at least - a woman is entitled to change her mind), and we definately will not be getting anything much bigger than what we just drove - I have no interest in being "tank girl". And I'm crossing my fingers that my car is really and truly ok! I dont care so much about the body work, my concern is whether it still drives the same...

Well, I believe I hear the baby calling...happy knitting!

3 comments:

Kara said...

There's a really nice alternate handle pattern on the I'm Knitting As Fast As I can blog http://ma2ut.blogspot.com/2004_12_01_ma2ut_archive.html look at Dec 9th. I didn't like the original pattern handles. It looked like it had a bulge.

Jen:) said...

Thanks Kara! I checked it out, and will probably use it next time...for the purpose I had intended for this bag I dont mind the "bulge" but it will be nice to possibly use this revision next time - especially if that bulge is more annoying than I have anticipated ;)

Happy said...

Errr, I hate allergies! I have year-round bouts with them and they truly bite. I can only imagine how tough it is going to be to go back to a small car once you've gotten used to a bigger one. We have a Jeep Cherokee and I really like it. Not too big, but big enough. I hate paying for the gas though. We also have a 93 Escort, which we've had forever. Dh get the joy of driving that (what a studdly car that is ;-)) but the gas is half of what the Jeep takes. I guess there's a price to be paid either way.