Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Fat Tuesday

It's Fat Tuesday and I've been thinking.... I'm chubby too! I'm not religious. But there is a certain appeal to the whole giving up something for a very defined length of time. So the diet starts tomorrow with the start of Lent. Famous last words, right? I think I have a good shot here since I'm also starting a better schedule. (Classes Monday through Wednesday) And I'll have a lot more time during the week to workout and such. Anyway, that's the plan! Something has to happen or I'm really going to be out of pants.

A while back, Ruth was looking for computer speakers. I happen to have a pair and it's no big deal for me to send them her way since I'm not using them. Well, a package showed up in my mail yesterday. And I thought maybe I had bought something and completely forgot. But I've been really good about yarn buying lately and I was actually kind of mad at myself for a second thinking I'd broken one of my rules. Luckily for me, I wasn't drunk shopping. It was a thank you for the speakers from Ruth!

Fearless Fibers- Spellbound

Fearless Fibers
- Spellbound. Isn't the color PERFECT!?!?!?! I love it. And it's 550 yards! Can you say knee-highs???? It's all I can do to keep from winding it and casting on straight away. Thank you so much, Ruth!!!

Last night, I stayed up WAY too late to finish Atonement. So good! It took a while for me to get into it. The descriptive writing is lovely and really sets the stage but I'm an action girl. And not a lot happened for the first 100 or so pages. The story is intense and you really feel for the characters. I would recommend it highly. And now I can go see the movie! I've been holding out to finish the book.

I'm finished with pediatrics. Tomorrow I start mental health and community health. I'm not particularly interested in working in either of these fields. But I think the classes and exposure to them will be really interesting. I mean, it has to be exciting when you're warned not to wear a necklace or scarf to clinical in case someone decides to strangle you. Exciting!

I have today off. But I'm going to school to see a screening of The Business of Being Born. It's Ricki Lake's documentary about giving birth in America. I've heard good thing. I'll let you know tomorrow.

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Blogger peaknits said...

The yarn is so gorgeous - bright and lots of depth! Thanks for your thoughts on Atonement - I really want to see the movie, but maybe the book is worth a peek:)

6:04 PM  
Blogger PurlingPirate said...

Ooh, such a pretty color!!! Very nice!

Good to know about the book, I started it and couldn't get into it. Maybe I will try it again and try to stick with it this time!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Fearless Fibers has great colorways, and you gotta love the yardage.
Community Health is not all that bad in some areas. I imagine I wouldn't be doing it in an urban area. Mental health , I can't vouch for that, and if you want a funny story I'd be glad to share it privately....from my school days!

3:14 AM  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

Gorgeous colours in your yarn pressie!
Enjoy your next classes, take it from me, they will be of use in a "normal" hospital enviroment, and that will just be the relatives!!!!

6:39 AM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

Beautiful yarn...what diet are you going to start? I need to just quit eating so much crap...cookies, candy, etc. why, oh why can't these be good for you?:)

7:30 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Thanks again for the speakers - they work great!

Fearless Fibers - great yardage, great colors, great yarn and so reasonably priced it's ridiculous!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

That yarn is gorgeous, and the subtle variation will look fabulous knit up, I'm sure.

8:30 AM  

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